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Friday, April 11, 2008

What's for dinner?

I am so not in the mood to cook. So, I'm not.

I'm going to Diner on Elm (formerly Marrakech) to get a Mediterranean salad. Gyro meat, tomato, cucumber, olives, onion and feta over romaine. Plenty of tzatziki on the side... Yum! It's simple, flavorful and one of the best salads I've ever had...

What are you doing for dinner?



at 3:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ribeye Steaks grilled topped with a gorganzola butter, carmalized onion, shrooms with a port deglaze...baked sweet potato with vanilla butter and a spinach salad....

at 4:17 PM Anonymous FoodieToo said...

I am so exhausted from the work week I just hope it's something I don't have to cook!

at 4:46 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

I think we will walk to Cafe Martin for dinner. I have not been to the Diner on Elm, but I walked by the other day and smelled good.

at 5:13 PM Blogger Kelly said...

I'm the opposite of FoodieToo - I'm hoping to cook tonight! We have plans to go out to dinner tomorrow, so I'd rather save the money tonight. I'm thinking I'll try biscuits and gravy.

at 5:17 PM Blogger Kelly said...

P.S. Nicci, don't forget to tag these posts - it makes it easier to go back and see what everybody had!

at 8:05 AM Anonymous vudutu said...

Went to Lavo, , had the pork belly, it was delish, the trout special wrapped in ham was good, the brie and cherry grilled cheese app was interesting.

at 1:09 PM Anonymous Chad Edward said...

Chopped asparagus, radish, and portobello over arugula, dressed in a Dijon mustard vinaigrette, with Manchego shavings, with a rare ribeye.

at 3:46 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

What are manchego shavings? Is it a type of cheese? Just curious...

at 5:54 PM Blogger Julie said...

I'm not sure who won on Friday night-- Vudutu or Chad!

I went to Margaritas for.. um, margaritas. I wrote a review on my blog :)

at 10:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"cherry grilled cheese app was interesting"

In other words, it sucked.

But then again some posters always have to kiss Jean Robert's bottom.

at 10:59 PM Anonymous Chad Edward said...

Manchego is a semi-firm Spanish cheese. It's a personal favorite, kind of piquant and nutty. I bought that particular block at Kremer's Market in Villa Hills, but you can also for sure find it at Findlay Market. I don't see it too much in grocery stores on my side of the river.

at 8:08 AM Blogger Julie said...

Chad, there are several really good manchegos to be had at Silverglades at Findlay.

at 8:57 AM Blogger Kel Klump said...

I usually purchase manchego at Kroger. Most upscale Kroger stores they carry it in the cheese stores. We purchased quince paste at Kroger as well and served it on crackers with some white wine. As for dinner this weekend... we had Guru india last night. I know its the same owner and menu as Ambar, however the food was MUCH better. We usually like things spicy, and ordering a 6 here was much different than Ambar. We loved not feeling rushed as we usually are at Ambar. We will definately go back here vs Ambar anyday.

at 9:31 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone submitted a recipe for a meatloaf (Not your Mama's ??)Well I made it yesterday and WOW, was it every good..I'm a guy and don't know how to cook so good..so easy meals are a good thing! Thanks for who ever posted the meatloaf thing!

at 9:54 AM Blogger liberal foodie said...

a tad bit late but better late than never. We had melted double creame french brie with french bread, popcorn and crackers. It was movie night, at home.

at 12:48 PM Anonymous lauren said...

Mufaletta sandwiches, like they make them in New Orleans. Delish!

at 9:56 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Hey, Anon,

That's MY meatloaf recipe! :) Glad you liked it!


Thanks, Kelly. I will!

at 11:51 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

CinTwin: Diner on Elm smells good EVERY day... It's hard to resist. :)

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