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My Cheesy Valentine

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Instead of the bizarrely scripted sugar bombs with flavors not found in nature, most grown-ups go the expensive chocolate route for Valentine's Day. But since we’re talking cheesy anyway, why not go for the real thing? Le vrai fromage! I spoke to three local cheese experts for their take on Valentine cheese.  

Crosstown Chicken Smackdown

The Hitching Post and Ron's Roost face off in a fried chicken battle royale

3 Comments · Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Welcome to the East Side/West Side Crosstown Chicken Challenge, pitting two long-time legends against each other in a crispy smackdown! We're gathering buckets of golden brown deliciousness for a discerning crew of tasters to eat and rate. Napkin under your chin? Let's begin!  

On the Vine: Solo Lunching Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Carry-out lunch means fast food for many of my fellow downtown cubicle dwellers, but I stick to the indies. I have a few tried and trues nearby that I rely on, coincidentally all on Vine Street): Total Juice Plus, Mythos on the Square, Sunny Deli and Fred and Gari's.  

Dining in the New Year: Fresh Spots and Old Faves

0 Comments · Monday, January 4, 2010
What's old, new and different for the New Year? How about Ko-Sho, the sushi spot that was hidden on Ninth Street downtown, re-opening in Northside, Capri Tavola Calda opening downtown and Mullane's and Senate Restaurant getting ready to open in Over-the-Rhine.   

The Shape of Food to Come

Wrapping up the decade in dining and looking at what lies ahead

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2009
“The Aughts” never really caught on, and why would they? When we were freaking out in anticipation of Y2K, we thought our biggest problem might be a computer glitch. Now the TSA scans you down to your toe jams and the Arctic ice retreats faster than the value of your over-mortgaged starter home. But how about on the food front?  

Mayberry (Review)

Cozy new downtown eatery has some drool-worthy offerings

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Mayberry, which calls its niche "grassroots American food," has been open for just over a month for breakfast and lunch. It's in a great location, right between Hamburger Mary's and Scotti's on Vine Street, but is so small that it's easy to overlook. Now open for dinner as well, the tiny diner is quite welcoming, complete with candlelight.  

Siam Orchid (Review)

Bellevue eatery needs a tune-up

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Siam Orchid is tiny but inviting and in a great location. Neighbors in Bellevue like to get out and support their local eateries, so I hope this restaurant polishes its rough edges and earns their patronage.  

Local 127 (Review)

Locavore-focused dining is a welcome addition to downtown

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Local 127 isn't the electricians' union. The "Local" part is about the local food movement. According to Executive Chef Steven Geddes, "127 (W. Fourth St.) is our address, and we start there. Everything is sourced as close to this address as possible."  

Cumin (Review)

The new menu is chic, fun and flavorful

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Cumin Eclectic Cuisine is an East Side hideaway I’d heard good things about but hadn’t visited until their recent menu change was announced. A stop confirmed all the positive predictions: Cumin is indeed chic, eclectic, fun and flavorful.  

House of Sun (Review)

Enjoying a Chinese staycation in Sharonville

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If there's no vacation in the budget this year, there are still loads of opportunities to expand your dining horizons. You can flavor your staycation with authentic Chinese cuisine at House of Sun, where brunch rivals the best dim sum I've had in any city.