Mini-Review: Mike-Sell’s Cincinnati Chili Chips & Buffalo Puffcorn Delites

Mar 17, 14 Mini-Review: Mike-Sell’s Cincinnati Chili Chips & Buffalo Puffcorn Delites

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I grew up with bags of Mike-Sell’s the potato chip of choice at parties. Never any fancy flavors.  Never Grippos (something I didn’t discover until I was an adult). Just plain Mike-Sell’s, which I learned early on were different because of peanut oil (it said so on the bag, after all). So when Mike-Sell’s...

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New Focus for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Of list

Feb 20, 14 New Focus for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Of list

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Last year was the final year for Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten restaurants list. With Donna Covrett’s departure, there was a change in focus– appropriate, considering the city’s restaurant scene has changed quite a bit as well. This year’s list is new restaurants–  restaurants that have opened...

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Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

Jan 30, 14 Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

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Juicing is ALL the rage. At my sales meeting earlier this month,  I heard at least two references to juicing, one from our National Sales Manager (who apparently got a juicer for Christmas) and juices were available at breakfast and snacks (in past years, it was always soft pretzels and chocolate chip cookies).  What a change. I...

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New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

Jan 27, 14 New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

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Chef Joe West, a Kansas City native, is the new Executive Chef at The Palace Restaurant. West, born in Japan, learned to appreciate food under his mother (a server at two high end restaurants in Kansas City) taught him to embrace food culture. He began cooking at 16, later learning under several Food + Wine Best Chefs and James...

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Queen City Cookies: New Cafe + Downton Mania

Jan 16, 14 Queen City Cookies: New Cafe + Downton Mania

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Oh my gosh, did you see Downton Abbey on Sunday? If you did, don’t tell me, because I haven’t had a chance to see it. Peggy Shannon is about as obsessed with Downton as I am, and she has cookies that are perfect for any Downton viewing party, complete with pithy sayings by everyone’s favorite Dowager Countess....

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Sandwich at Lavomatic

Did you go somewhere for Thanksgiving, and you don’t have any leftovers of your own to make that coveted day-or-two-after-Thanksgiving sandwich? Are your leftovers gone already? Just don’t feel like cooking? Head to Lavomatic for one of my favorite sandwiches, simply called “Turkey”. It’s pretty...

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