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Married to a Chef

3 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
If thoughts of a romantic dinner at a hot restaurant with your significant other are on your mind for Valentine’s Day, you are most certainly not in a relationship with a chef. Why? Because, like mo  
by Jac Kern 06.05.2012
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Your Tuesday To Do List

Did you know today is World Environment Day? In 1972, the United Nations designated June 5 as a day to spread global awareness of ecological issues and encourage political response. This year’s theme is Green Economy: Does It Include You? If you partake in some especially green activities this week, such as organizing a recycling drive, planting trees or working to stop plastic bag use, you can register your efforts here for a chance to win a fuel-efficient Kia! As if you didn’t know already, thousands will flock to Riverbend tonight for Radiohead’s first Cincinnati concert. Caribou, who headlined 2010’s MidPoint Music Festival opens the show. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Oddly, tickets are still available. Hey, Thom Yorke ain't no Jimmy Buffett. For the handful of readers who aren’t attending, La Poste kicks off its Summer Wine Series tonight. The four-event package features three educational wine classes (tonight, July 7 and Aug. 10) and a final five-course grand tasting Sept. 11. Each event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tonight is Wine Tasting 101: Learn from sommeliers about how to taste, discover and interpret different wines. Professionals will describe sight, nose, palate and structural variations and you sip your way through each varietal and enjoy hors d’oeuvre. La Poste promises a comfortable setting for newbies to ask questions. Buy series tickets here or just admission for tonight’s course here.The Fringe Festival continues tonight. Check out a fully lineup with reviews here.Tonight is MOTR Pub's weekly Writer's Night. Fists of Love's Donna J hosts the open mic where all poets, musicians, singers and spoken-word artists are welcome to share original work. One artist will walk away with 40 bucks! Sign ups begin at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
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Spring Restaurant Week Coming Soon

Support local, independent restaurants March 12-21

Greater Cincinnati Independent restaurants will present their annual Spring Restaurant Week March 12-21. Each year during this event, local eateries offer diners special deals on a sampling menu. If you've been wanting to check out some new (or classic) area restaurants, this is the perfect chance to taste lots of dishes without dropping major cash.This year's event features 27 local restaurants including Vito's Cafe, Jag's, Local 127, The Golden Lamb and The Midwest Culinary Institute's on-site restaurant, The Summit. Each spot offers a three-course tasting menu for $26.12. There will also be wine pairings from William Hill Estate Winery and cocktails by OYO Vodka, produced in Columbus using Ohio-grown ingredients.Eating local gives diners the opportunity to experience Cincinnati's own "flair," but it's more than just a great way to show "team spirit" for your hometown. Money spent at independent businesses is stretched farther and filters back into the local economy. And when restaurants like La Poste and Lavomatic cook with locally sourced ingredients, it creates a chain effect of funds remaining within the Greater Cincinnati market. Meta-local!Greater Cincinnati Independent also presents a yearly Fall Restaurant Week. Gift certificates and rewards cards are available at eatlocalcincy.com. Go here to check out all participating restaurants for March's event.
 
 

David Taylor [La Poste]

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2011
David Taylor’s tastes range from the international to the simplest of comfort food. His home cooking is mostly one-dish suppers made in his grandmother’s cast-iron fried chicken pan. His meals at La Poste are also straight from the heart — honest food like pork shank with white beans and kale.  

Restaurant's Valet Service Sparks Parking War

Some Clifton Gaslight merchants upset over La Poste

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Finding a place to park in the Gaslight District has been a major complaint of patrons and business owners alike for many years. Due to the success of Gaslight businesses and the small proximity they exist within, available parking spots on Ludlow Avenue and side streets are extremely limited. The conflict flared anew recently when the owners of La Poste Eatery, at the spot of the former Tinks Cafe, began offering valet parking for their customers upon the restaurant's recent opening.  

La Poste (Review)

New Clifton spot delivers with knowledgeable staff, clever decor and simple, quality dishes

0 Comments · Monday, November 22, 2010
Occupying the hole Tink's left in the Clifton dining scene, La Poste plays on the theme of the site's original business, a post office, in everything from the menu categories to the mailbag that's a wall decoration near the front door. La Poste offers the whole package: good, expertly prepared ingredients; access to good wine (and expert wine knowledge); and a server who is table-side the moment you make eye contact.  

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