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Hate Mail, Beer-Making Monks and Chef Romy

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Now that I've received my first piece of reader feedback for The Dish, which commented on my "bland reporting" of crepes last month (and other things I won't mention here), I will be sure to make things sound more exciting this month.  

Election Party Food and Drinks

Election Party Food and Drinks

0 Comments · Friday, September 26, 2008
Like half the country, I'll be attending an election party on Nov. 4. Since people are saying this is an "important election" (unlike previous elections, which might or might not have been important), it's occurred to me that special food is in order to celebrate the occasion.   

Fall into Romance This Fall

It’s date night at the cool bars

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Fall is upon us, the time when you hear about even the most notorious workaholics and serial daters settling down, hooking up and/or falling in love. Perhaps it’s simply fear of the cold — what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes as “cryophobia,” an aversion to snow and ice cubes that you don’t want to fight alone.   

Jason Klapfish

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0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Foodie Jason Klapfish has traveled the world, including the Arctic Circle and half of Mexico. Not one to settle down, Cincinnati is the only place he keeps coming back to.   

Can We Just Eat?

Can We Just Eat?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to go on a rather grueling spiritual retreat at Hope Springs Institute, 130 acres of pristine country in the foothills of Appalachia. From the brochure, t  

Tony's on the River (Review)

Travel to New Richmond for good food and a stellar view of the Ohio River

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
He doesn't look like Matt Damon, but Tony DeFrancesco could teach the Talented Mr. Ripley a thing or two about playing multiple roles on a Tuesday night in a semi-full restaurant on the Ohio River, all the while dodging the path of a mewing cat in heat.  

Wining and Dining You This Month

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
It seems everyone in Cincinnati, and possibly everyone in the country, wants to wine and dine you this month. Check it out.  

Relish Modern Tapas (Review)

Mason hot spot does more than just food

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I know, it's a strange title for a review on a new tapas restaurant, but with martinis such as the French Kiss (topped with creamy pineapple juice and brewing with Stoli Vanilla vodka, Chambord and champagne) I would be remiss if I didn't mention the drinks at Relish Modern Tapas first.  

What the Spiritual Masters Teach Us about Big-Ass Appetites

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I've been thinking a lot about appetite lately -- when you gain 30 pounds in six months, it's something to ponder.  

Coco's (Review)

Covington favorite reopens with a new 'beer fusion' menu

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
From a distance, under the slightly fluorescent streetlights in front of Coco's, Jimmy Salzarulo (aka "Jimmy the Weasel") looks a bit like Jean-Robert de Cavel. Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it