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Daveed's: A Work of Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Daveed's logo is a painter's palate, with a spoon and fork instead of paintbrushes. Upon entering, you understand why: The beautifully lit interior features large, boldly expressionistic oils and sl  

Diner: Here We Come A-Wassailing!

A winter beers tasting report

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 24, 2007
It's mid-January and our Christmas decorations are packed away. My New Year's resolution to exercise regularly has already been broken and Valentine's Day merchandise fills the seasonal aisle   

Wine Myths Dispelled (Part 1)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 10, 2007
As a "wine guy," it's my self-appointed mission to correct wine fallacies -- especially when I see them printed in local publications (as some of these recently were) where they'll be read, internal  

Sharing the Holiday Spirit


0 Comments · Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Whatever you celebrate this time of year -- Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice -- the shopping season is in full swing. Here are some suggestions to make buying for that wine lover on you  

Cover Story: Winter Wine Guide

Make the Holidays Sparkle

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Want to bring something for those nice folks hosting the neighborhood holiday gathering? Well, they don't want a poinsettia. Give them something they'll really enjoy: sparkling wine. Nothing's  

Diner: A Place for Men from Mars

Anthony's Cigar Bar & Grille is eager to share its passions

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Anthony's Cigar Bar & Grille Go: 7641 Voice of America Center Drive, West Chester Call: 513-779-3455 Hours: 11-2 a.m. on Monday-Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. Limited menu served after 10 p.m.   

Asking the Right Question


0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
By Michael Schiaparelli When I lived in New Jersey, everyone knew what dish they had to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner -- Aunt Patty's famous creamed spinach, Great Grandma Dot's mashed turnips,   

Elegy to a Speed Freak


0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
My college roommate -- I'll call him "John" -- was addicted to amphetamines. John was a genius, but he seemed alien to everything else I encountered at school. He was a computer science major when   

Critics' Pick: The SandBar

Great Outdoors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Scene: Just beyond a stretch of junkyards, The SandBar is a small yellow box of a room with a covered wooden deck perched high above a picturesque marina. The real action is out front, though, where   

Made for Each Other By Michael Schiaparelli


0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Last night, I made Capra a Ra Vutana by browning chunks of goat meat, then simmering them with onions, diced tomatoes, fresh basil, fennel seeds and hot pepper. Like many traditional Southern Itali