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On beer, women, and the continuing need for advocacy

On beer, women, and the continuing need for advocacy

Beer is in the midst of a cultural shift – the craft beer industry is booming and beer tastes are changing for men and women. Despite some growth in the female beer market, it remains that only 25 – 29 percent of American ladies like beer. Historically, brewing was […]

Grayscale – Brewery and more coming to North OTR

Grayscale – Brewery and more coming to North OTR

It seems that every day I hear about a new renovation project down in Over the Rhine or a new brewery popping up somewhere. This new plan is all of that plus a tap room, multiple concert spaces (192-seat live theater space and a 300-person […]

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

Meet the new love of my life. (Sorry Mike).

For those of you like, “errrrr Grippawhatta?” Let me fill you in.

Grippo’s seasoning is a sweet, salty, spicy bbq mix best known for it’s use on Grippo chips, simply called by local Cincinnatians, “Grippos.” Grippos are easily one of the best things to come out of Cincy, like waaaaaaaay better than Sky Line or Gold Star “chili.” Seriously, what is that stuff?

There are several restaurants in town that actually use the Grippo seasoning in their dishes. My favorite of these is the Rookwood Grippo french fries. The Rookwood is the first restaurant that Mike and I ate at in Cincinnati so we have such a soft spot for everything they do. Plus their burgers are freaking delicious.

"Grippo" seasoning

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Beer Diary: Blank Slate Brewing Company is in the ‘Hood!

Beer Diary: Blank Slate Brewing Company is in the ‘Hood!

There are lots of exciting things going on right now here at LBLF. I can hardly stand it! This weekend I had the honor of touring Blank Slate Brewing Company, a relative new-comer to the Cincinnati craft beer scene. Scott Lafollette, brewer owner, and I […]


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