Yawning Tom

My card

Had lunch at Scotti’s—an Italian restaurant that’s been serving up pasta and garlic bread for over 100 years. One of the jovial owners was asking my lunch mates if they had his card. Then he laughed and handed these out to the table. This was my inspiration to finally update my personal business card.

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Sotto

First time visiting Sotto, a just-the-right-amount-of-fancy Italian joint occupying the former La Normandie space downtown. Every dish? Fantastic. Like, really incredibly awesome. One might complain some dishes too small, but it really is worth saving room for dessert. (Specifically, the ricotta doughnuts…) The communal table was a great place to poll neighbors about their menu favorites, but the candlelit tables filling the rest […]

Assembly Room Door Table

This door repurposed as a table. Hang Over Easy in Clifton. Recommended: Chicken & Chorizo skillet, Futura

I fully support brunch

I _tried_ to read this damning article about how brunch is for jerks, but I couldn’t finish it. Sure, breakfast is one thing I know how to make. Yes, I loathe lines and hungover people. But it’s a great way to see friends on the weekend and what the heck ever. I’m whining about whining. […]

Ruth’s Parkside Cafe

If you ever ate at Mullanes back in the day in Cincinnati, you’ll be thrilled to know it lives on in spirit (and many menu items) at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in the American Can Factory building in Northside. Start with the beet salad and end with the gooey butter cake. As for what to pick […]

The new, new Boca

So I’m the guy that just likes the crème, and not so much the brûlée. So if we ever share a dessert, feel free to chip all that burnt sugar off and let me at the pudding. Shared this at the Boca in Cincinnati, a longtime favorite that recently moved downtown. The new space is phenomenal and […]