Lexington Visit 2015 – Day 2

Lexington Visit 2015 – Day 2

Day 2 in Kentucky meant going out for a drive at dawn to see what I could find… And what I found was frost on the windshield! It was about 35 degrees! I left the Ruin Bed & Breakfast just for a quick look around the area.   The area is just gorgeous. Woodford County is ... Read More »

Land and Sea Dept

Land and Sea Dept

Land and Sea Dept is a unique company that specializes in design and conceptualization in Chicago. They’re the brains behind all or part of Longman & Eagle, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Lost Lake (a tiki bar and Chinese takeout), and, more recently, The Game Room and the Cherry Circle Room at the Chicago Athletic Association ... Read More »

San Diego 2015 – Part B

San Diego 2015 – Part B

San Diego 2015 – Part 1 was just the weekend after we got to San Diego. Part B is about the week… The first weekend of June was really great. The weather was perfect, even at dawn. Instead of clouds, we had clear skies, and everything was gorgeous! Monday, however, changed that a bit. It ... Read More »

San Diego 2015 Part 1

San Diego 2015 Part 1

From late April through mid-June, I did a bit of travel here and there. It was mostly not work related, but the last trip was to a conference in San Diego. I’ve been to the same hotel 2 other times, and I’ve learned that June is typically filled with grey mornings that turn into sunny, ... Read More »

Coldwater Cafe – Chef’s Table

Coldwater Cafe – Chef’s Table

I grew up in New Carlisle, Ohio. It’s a small town north of Dayton, around 6500 people. One of the things I like about the area around Dayton is there are lots of small towns that stand apart and aren’t suburbs. They have history, a sense of community; you’ll see people without kids in school ... Read More »

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The sandwich, whether pulled pork or brisket or rib-ends or pulled chicken, is at the heart of the barbecue world. Chicken and ribs don’t need bread, but it’s often served with it anyway. Traditionally, it’s been the same thing for years, though a great way to have bbq: a bun or bread, stuffed with meat ... Read More »

San Diego Food and Photos

San Diego Food and Photos

San Diego is about as far away from home as I can get and still be on the mainland of the US. Where we have trees and creeks and lakes, they have no so many trees, desert, beach and lots o’ salt water. The brings surfers and the southern California boardwalk we’ve all seen in ... Read More »

Flyboy’s Deli and Farmers Markets

Flyboy’s Deli and Farmers Markets

I love September! It’s the start of fall, the weather gets cooler, and everything feels crisp. The downside is that, in SW Ohio, at least, farmers markets aren’t around much longer. However, it’s also a great time for farmers markets, as there is still a lot of local produce to enjoy. Peppers/chiles are still in ... Read More »

Terry’s Turf Club

I’ve heard of Terry’s Turf Club for a while now, a small place in Mount Washington, east of downtown Cincinnati. It’s only been there a few years, but it’s been filled up with neon lights and old signs of just about any type. Terry’s isn’t known for that, though… It’s known for having what some ... Read More »

The Pine Club

I have to admit something to my regular readers… I haven’t been cooking a lot lately. The reason is pretty good, though. Over the last few months, I’ve been working on getting healthier, and I’m down about 65 pounds since the end of September! Woohoo! But I do get to splurge now and then, and, ... Read More »

Cincinnati Dinner Train

Cincinnati has a fun option for dinner, thanks to the BBQ Revue.  And, no, it’s not the restaurant itself; I’m not impressed with the barbecue, and the ribs are more Montgomery Inn style than real barbecue.  But BBQ Revue is where my wife and I got on the Cincinnati Dinner Train. The Dinner Train is ... Read More »

Longman & Eagle

Last week (April 26, in fact) was my wife and my seventh anniversary. I still can’t believe she’s put up with me for this long! As has become our tradition, we took a trip to celebrate instead of exchanging gifts. We wanted to go to Napa Valley, but the IRS thought we should pay our ... Read More »

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