It's entirely possible to be a vegetarian in Porkopolis. Pop culture reporter Lauren Bishop blogs about products, recipes and restaurants she's tried for others who eat meat-free. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicci King is an unabashed foodie and the Lifestyle/Food editor in The Enquirer's features department. She loves to discover new food faves, and she's on a daily quest to answer one burning question: What's for dinner? E-mail her at email@example.com.
Enquirer Weekend editor Julie Gaw tends to order the same dish every time she eats at a restaurant, but periodically ventures out to discover something new and fabulous. After living in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand for more than 8 years, she craves tasty Asian food. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food/dining writer Polly Campbell loves every quirk and secret of Cincinnati's food personality, and is on a constant lookout for something good to eat. Keep an eye out for her restaurant picks, or see how she's progressing toward becoming famous for her apple pie. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Communities reporter Rachel Richardson is on a mission to prove vegetarians eat more than lettuce. She shares both her graduate work on American food culture and food-related news.. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was fun, gang. I wish some of you regulars out there could have made it. We had dim sum everywhere (the curry chicken turnovers are SOOOO good!) and the laughs were flowing freely. The only thing missing? Some of the frequent commenters.A funny aside... Pacific Moon's Bill Hatfield came over to me that night and said, "Hey, that couple over there is here to celebrate the Foodie Report's birthday." So I went over to greet them, wondering who I was about to meet. A familiar screenname? A mysterious anonymous poster? I get over there and they tell me, "We don't even know what a blog is. But we saw the specials online and we came. You guys plan to do this again soon?!"All righty... Here are some pics.And coming soon: Another Foodie Report gathering. We're thinking a roller skating rink/bar. Oh yeah... I can already feel the bruising, baby...Left to right: Lauren Bishop, Amy Goldberg and Lisa Cieslewicz partake at the partay...Bill Cieslewicz, a carefully-disguised Polly Campbell, and Stepfanie Romine belly up to the bar.