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Wine Whiner

I have benefited from 'poor pours' at the restaurant where I work. Sometimes, if a bottle isn't to the guest's taste, it comes back to the kitchen for us to enjoy. Once, when I was dining at the restaurant, a customer ordered an expensive bottle of wine but it wasn't to the taste of the lady with him. The sommelier brought it to us, and we enjoyed it very much. So, those wines you send back do NOT go to waste!

Nov 15, 2006
vogelap in Features

Cincinnati Chinese

I concur that Uncle Yip's is good and interesting. I also like Blue Gibbon on Tennessee Avenue in Norwood.

In Clifton, Cilantro is good Vietnamese food, even if the place is a dive.

Song Long rocks.

Columbus, OH Good eats -- No Chains!!!!

As mentioned, Katzingers and Handke's are both good (and very different from each other). Also, try CAP CITY DINER -- it's an upscale diner concept with GIANT portions. The food is good.

Nov 08, 2006
vogelap in Great Lakes

greek and cincinnati

Sebastian's is the best Greek in Cincinnati, bar none. Take it from me -- I've tried nearly every Greek place around and still make the drive (about 35 minutes) to Sebastian's once in a while, just for their food.

Try it out and let me know what you find!

Time Life The Good Cook Series

My wife gave me the complete series (all 28 books) for my 39th birthday (a week ago). I've already spent many hours going through the books. These are wonderful -- I can see using them a LOT.

Oct 31, 2006
vogelap in Food Media & News

Cincinnati restaurants that use local growers

Julie Francis's place, Nectar, in Mt. Lookout is another likely candidate for using local produce.

Chef's Table/Kitchen Table in Cincinnati

The chef's table at Pigall's gets my vote.

View All New/Mark All Read

It would be nice to have a query that showed only new items from the boards, and then to have a way to mark everything as 'read', to 'catch up'.

Sep 01, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

Difference between CHOW and CHOWHOUND

There doesn't seem to be much differentiation between CHOW and CHOWHOUND... Should there be? If so, what is the difference?

Sep 01, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

Foodie traveling to Columbus, OH; Looks for recommendations

If you're going to Columbus, it's not a complete trip without a stop at CAP CITY FINE DINER (http://www.capcityfinediner.com/). Order their Maytag Bleu Cheese Potato Chips. Holy smoke.

Save room for dessert.

Cincinnati Chili Revisited. (Or visited, however you want to look at it)

Chop some onions. Soften them in a skillet with a bit of oil. Add some eggs that you've beaten together and cook until nearly done. Add a can of Skyline Chili, some cheese, and warm. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Add a side of goetta and some German beer and you've got a Cincinnati breakfast!

Good Cheap Eats near Univ of Cincinnati

Ambar India on Clifton Avenue is good, but it's not the cheapest. Directly across the parking lot is Habenero, which is darned good. I'll second the vote for Pomodori's.

If you go to Skyline on Ludlow, take a look at their 'wall of fame'. I'm the dark-haired guy in glasses in one of the pictures!

Cilantro is also awesome -- it's currently my crave-food, though their sanitation practices aren't great (one of the guys there tends to work the register, handle money, and dig right back into the food he's preparing). The food is very good, especially their #20 -- a chicken over crispy noodle dish. They have recently 'simplified' their menu, which made it more confusing to me. Look instead at the large menu board over the fry station and order by number.

Cincinnati Serious Chowhound Alert Tuckers on Vine

Tucker's is a great place. The part of town is "seedy", but I wouldn't call it dangerous, especially for breakfast/lunch dining.

Another 'joint' is Sabor Peruviano in Forest Park. Anyone been there? The place looks like a converted bingo hall with almost NO ambiance, but they throw down some serious food there.

Sep 01, 2006
vogelap in Great Lakes

A Built in Calendar

Google Apps currently has a free calendar solution (in beta) that might be a nice calendar tool for the site.

Sep 01, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

Please add comments to recipes!

I agree with comments on recipes (these should also be printed when the Print function rolls out) and a rating system is a good idea. Check out www.bigoven.com -- their community is very active and the way they handle recipes is quite good.

Sep 01, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

No Printer Friendly Format for Recipes?

Nested comments look too close together... Leave a little daylight between 'em.

Aug 31, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

Wing Wing, Leg Leg...excellent

As posted in comments under the video, please always talk about food sanitation and safety when dealing with poultry.

Aug 31, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

Love it...but a couple of suggestions

The font size is fine, IMO.

PLEASE add a "Print this (article, post, whatever)" -- this is an excellent addition, especially for sites that have content (like recipes) that users might want to print and take to the store with them!

Aug 31, 2006
vogelap in Site Talk

How to Cut a Chicken into Eight Serving Pieces

Nice video. PLEASE talk about sanitation whenever using poultry. I agree that a few seconds about knives would be wise, too.

Aug 31, 2006
vogelap in Features