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Brie and cherries
Rich? Check. Delicious? Check. Fancy enough for your fancy friends (or a fancy occasion)? Check. Easy? Absolutely. You cut the top off a wheel of brie, top it with dried cherries and thyme, bake it, serve it oozing warm. I used thyme from my garden, which...
Posted: 12/21/2011 10:00 AM in Campbell’s Scoop
Christmas? Already?
This year, when the Christmas decorations started going up during the week before Halloween, I had the usual knee-jerk reaction: Already? Terrible, how extended the Christmas season is these days! it’s not even Halloween! etc., etc. But then, I realized...
Posted: 12/21/2011 9:27 AM in Campbell’s Scoop
My Holiday Celebration... Part 2 Bad Grammar But I Can Kick Your Ass At Scrabble
I am killing two birds with one stone today (my mom used that expression a lot). I get to talk about where I came from and my roots (part of my celebration for life). Then, I forever have wanted to express to some people how hurtful it is when you co...
Posted: 12/20/2011 6:58 PM in My Life At Arnold's
Django Western Tacos
Bryant Phillips, one of the owners of La Poste in Clifton, doesn’t want to be too specific about the concept of the new restaurant he and his partners in La Poste are opening in Northside. They know the name: Django Western Tacos, named for a character...
Posted: 12/20/2011 5:14 PM in Campbell’s Scoop
The Precinct on Open Table List
Open Table, the restaurant on-line reservation service, frequently polls its users about their favorite restaurants. They recently put together a list of 100 restaurants around the country that got top marks for “Best Overall” Restaurant. The Precinct,...
Posted: 12/20/2011 4:51 PM in Campbell’s Scoop
Some open on Christmas
T.G. I Friday’s locations in Greater Cincinnati will be open 3 – 10 p.m. on Christmas Day La Petite France in Evendale is open Dec. 24 and Sun. Dec. 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Choice of 7 appetizers, 7 entrees, and 7 desserts including Portabella...
Posted: 12/20/2011 3:34 PM in Campbell’s Scoop
Mayberry moving to the old Courtyard space
Josh Campbell is moving his first restaurant, Mayberry, a few blocks into Over-the-Rhine and into the old Courtyard space at 1211 Main Street. The Courtyard space has been closed for a couple of years, and for the past two has only been open for special...
Posted: 12/20/2011 1:58 PM in wine me, dine me (in cincinnati)
How to Make Hannukah better
Shredded potatoes and onions, held together by egg and flour or matzoh meal or whatever you use in your household, fried and eaten with sour cream and applesauce , is a pretty glorious meal–at least one night of Hannukah should be an unabashed latkes-only...
Posted: 12/20/2011 12:51 PM in Campbell’s Scoop
One Last Christmas Giveaway
The kind folks at both Busken and Graeter’s have offered me a $25 gift certificate for each of their businesses to give away to a lucky wine me, dine me reader. Just post here by noon tomorrow, and you could win gift certificates for some goodies for...
Posted: 12/20/2011 9:21 AM in wine me, dine me (in cincinnati)
The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off
Schnecken, in German, means “snails” and this swirled confection is a holiday treat for many Cincinnatians. Virginia Bakery’s schnecken has been the gold standard (now owned by Busken), but others have entered the ring. Which Schnecken is the Best…en?...
Posted: 12/20/2011 9:15 AM in wine me, dine me (in cincinnati)

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