August 4, 2012

What I've been eating lately...

Over the past month or so I've dined-out on numerous occasions, snapped lots of pictures and had every intention of blogging about each experience.  Right.  Didn't quite happen.  My jacked up laptop keyboard is not helping the situation but I'm coping; with food!  So instead of feeling bad-food-blogger guilt I've written another LONG post summarizing what I've been eating lately.  Enjoy!

First up is the quick stop I made to Blue Elephant for lunch.  I was pescetarian for a couple weeks recently, seriously, meat just didn't taste that good.  So I went with a veggie yellow curry and spring roll.  It was a solid meal but not so good that I've craved this dish since then.

A couple days later I met fellow food blogger Sharon at Second Sunday on Main and we went to Senate for brunch. SO happy we went with Senate as a few days later they made the sad announcement they were stopping brunch service. Completely understandable, and again, happy I was able to dine for brunch.  I loved the breakfast burrito; full of eggs, sausage (my vegetarianism was come-and-go), cheese and the sauces on top were divine.  A couple roasted potatoes on the side rounded out the dish and I had plenty for breakfast the next day.  My bloody Mary was probably one of the best I've ever had.  Since I've just started drinking bloody Mary I may not be the most seasoned critic, but I made funny sounds every time I took a sip, that's how I know it was good.

I stopped by the Market Garden with some co-workers during the World Choir Games festivities and tried a couple food trucks.  First up is the shrimp and grits etoufee from New Orleans To Go.  I also stopped by EAT! for the mixed green salad to balance out the meal.  Same with the order of fried Oreos, obvious part of a balanced lunch. 

The following Saturday I went to the City Flea at Washington Park and had a great time.  My heart was set on trying C'est Cheese but they were sold-out!  No worries, I will stalk that truck until I finally get my hands on their apple butter and pepperjack grilled cheese.  I coped with the loss by discovering brownies from The Mary Jane Brownie Company.  After sampling each kind I chose the caramel sea salt to take home.  These brownies are organic and so fresh.  The owner told me she wanted to mimic the type of brownies her grandmother use to make for her as a child.  A gift to the world if there ever was one!
The next day was Bunbury Music Festival and just as I headed downtown the heavens opened up.  I had no other choice but to pull over to the side of the road and find a restaurant until the storm passed, duh.  Since I was headed north on Monmouth I figured it was the perfect opportunity to add another stop to my tour-de-Monmouth.  I went with Sis's Family Affair for their brunch menu and chose a basic eggs over easy, biscuits and gravy, goetta and a single pancake.  The pancake was the best part, there's something about pancakes from a greasy spoon restaurant that makes me so incredibly happy. 

Bunbury was a ton of fun, the headliners were awesome but I loved some of the local bands on the smaller stages.  After several hours of music, sun and beer it was high time for dinner.  We went brick-oven pizza with Fireside Pizza. The margherita was delicious, I "mmmmmmmm'd" after each bite. 
The following weekend I was shopping with my sister for our upcoming girl's trip to Miami and hunger struck us both.  She recommended The Korea House in Harper's Point and I was elated to have my first taste of Dolsot Bibimbop.  I ordered it with beef and shrimp and the shrimp portion was extremely generous, the quality of the beef was so so. We also split the crunchy roll and it was amazing and we devoured it very quickly.  The bibimbop did not have as much flavor as I was expecting but I'd love to try it at another Korean restaurant to compare. 
There have been several stops at various Orange Leaf locations throughout Cincinnati.  The last few times I've visited, the white chocolate flavor has not been offered.  I've been told they are NOT discontinuing the it, fingers-crossed.  After tasting all the other flavors, cookies and cream seemed to be the best substitute; Heath Bar and rainbow sprinkles are my go-to toppings combo.
That sums up most of my food accomplishments for the last month.  I have a couple "real" reviews in the works that I would like to dedicate an entire post to.  Hope to get to that soon, but in the meantime I'm sure I'll keep eating more food than I can manage to write about, hope you do too!

1 comment:

  1. Your round-up is making me hungry! We were SO lucky to catch Senate's brunch before they discontinued it. Glad to see you checked out some of my favorite food trucks at MarketGarden during Choir Games. I finally caught up with C'est Cheese at Night Owl Market - and it is worth stalking :) Looking forward to sharing a table with you Monday night at The Palace for Downtown Restaurant Week!