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Wine websites

I have been buying from garagiste for years and have been very happy with the vast majority of those offerings. They are VERY careful about provenance and shipping which is really a blessing and a curse. They only ship twice a year, and not neccessarily evrything you've purchased in the last 6 months will be included in the shipment. I've bought wine that hasn't been delivered for over a year. If you are close enough to pickup at their warehouse, you're luckier than me.

I think one point is understanding your pallet and the types of wine you are interested in and using a website or service inline with that. There is a great deal of variation in the types/styles of wines on offer through these outlets. Probably in integrity and sourcing as well.

Nov 07, 2011
NL5xHaze in Wine

Cincinnati Dinner suggestions?

Thank you, this is the type of feedback I was hoping for. Thanks to everyone really. Having not dined there, I don't know if I agree with your views or not but I respect that its a considered and informed opinion. Where can I find your review?

I've become suspect of the local/seasonal claims now that I've read through some review sites. Some popular dishes are sea scallops and veg that is way out of season for the time the meals were reported to have been enjoyed.

A Tavola sounds like the type of place we love, but maybe more casual than this occasion. I've lived, worked, and dined in many neighborhoods of Oakland, Berkeley, and SF that would make OTR blush. I am certainly not put off by diversity, whether racial or socio-economic.

Oct 06, 2011
NL5xHaze in Great Lakes

Cincinnati Dinner suggestions?

I am planning a birthday dinner in Cincinnati this weekend and am looking for restaurant suggestions. We recently moved here from San Francisco and would love to find someplace with that type of concept/sensability. Basically a chef with a point of view rather than a chain or place that doesn't do any one thing particularly well so they have 300 options on the menu. We are definately adventurous or open minded eaters (I'm not sure that matters here.) Any good or interesting suggestions would be appreciated, we recently went to Boca and really enjoyed it. I'm looking at Local 127 and Nectar, anyone have opinions on these places. Thank you all.

Local 127
127 W. Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Oct 05, 2011
NL5xHaze in Great Lakes