Cincinnati E.A.T.S.

Please join Cincinnati E.A.T.S. for our fall event, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Daveed's at 934 in Mt. Adams for cocktails, socializing, and great food - all for a great cause. The event will begin with drinks at 7 p.m. Come enjoy Daveed's outdoor patio, stunning art gallery, and original jewelry made by Liz Cook. Guests will be seated at approximately 7:45 for dinner, in 15 minute increments by room. Chef David "Daveed" Cook will offer a four-course menu and Gary Boswell from Vintner Select will present wine pairings.

Daveed's, an independent restaurant in Mount Adams, has been serving new American cuisine for more than a decade. Chef David Cook and wife Liz, who met in the restaurant business, are bold, adventurous and savvy when it comes to business and food. Expect to be wowed by the comfortable atmosphere, upbeat service, exciting flavors and perfect wine pairings. For more information, see www.daveeds.net

The evening will benefit Cincinnati COOKS! , a free, 10-week program of the Freestore Foodbank that prepares low-income, at-risk adults for employment in the food service industry.

Similar format, different location: You pay a discounted flat fee (that includes tax and tip) in advance for your meal. There are no table reservations and everyone eats together at the same time. It's a party with fantastic food.

Registration is now even easier. To view the menu and register, please visit www.cincinnatieats.com and purchase your ticket via Paypal. Tickets are $37.30. You will make your entree selection at the time that you purchase your ticket. On the night of the event, just bring your receipt with you. Drinks will be handled individually at the event and credit cards are accepted.

Thanks to CinWeekly, Cincinnati E.A.T.S.' media sponsor, for the redesign of our website.


Restaurant Depot/Chamber Night

Chamber After Hours with Restaurant Depot

Above are photos from the Restaurant Depot/Chamber of Commerce After Hours event. A very special thanks to Michael McIntire from McIntire Photography for the photos. As you can see, we had a lot of fun at the event.


Had to call in the heavies...

With Caitlin out of town and on vacation, we had to find a sub...or two. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. MacEachen (Kelly and Caitlin's parents) for stepping in and doing the job of one. :) See below for the last pictures from the Strauss & Troy Market on Fountain Square (until next summer, of course). Thank you for all of your support this summer! We have enjoyed getting to meet each and every one of you.


Firing it up at Brew Ha Ha

Only one night remains! If you didn't make it down to Brew Ha Ha yesterday, you may have been one of the few Cincinnatians who didn't get the memo. :) A great crowd came out for opening night. And, a big thank you to those who ate with us!!

If you are looking for something to do, we recommend it!

Brew Ha Ha
Sawyer Point
Saturday, August 23
4pm - 12 Midnight

Menu: Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches, Chorizo Burgers and Char Cheddar Burgers.

We are proud to say that we were one of 4 vendors selected to serve 1000s of Cincinnatians this weekend!

Photo courtesy of McIntire Photography (a great photographer who is a ton of fun too).


Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you, thank you for all of you who wanted a taste of the County Fair - Caitlin-style. We hope you enjoyed the evening (the pictures would tell us that you did). We were tickled to see so many new faces - THANK YOU for joining us. It was wonderful to have you and we were delighted to meet you. We hope you will join us again!

See below for the pictures of tonight's festivities. If you would like for us (a.k.a. Molly) to send you any of them so that you can have them developed, let us know (molly@cookingwithcaitlin.com). We are more than happy to send them to you. For those of you who seem to have been singled out and have a headshot - sorry! I could not help myself. I thought that they were really great.

If you are looking for weekend plans, know that we are firing it up at Brew Ha Ha taking place at Sawyer Point (Friday, August 22, from 5pm - 12 Midnight and Saturday, August 23, from 4pm - 12 Midnight). We are proud to say that we were one of 4 vendors selected to serve 1000s of Cincinnatians this weekend! Menu: Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches, Chorizo Burgers and Char Cheddar Burgers.

Again, thank you so much!

- Molly (Kelly and Caitlin too)

Third Thursday Thank You!!


Marketing at its best???

As we have discussed in previous blog entries, we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to start our business in Cincinnati. One very such reason is due to the people that we have had the great fortune to meet. Recently, we met with Debba Haupert from Girlfriendology to see how we might be able to work together in the future. In our idea sharing meeting, she turned us on to a great site: http://www.helpareporter.com/ that has provided a ton of laughs. We thought (or rather I thought) that it would be fun to share this with you.

One of my favorite videos from the site:

Title: What if the stop sign was designed by marketing execs?

I hope you enjoy!


Great Party!! Happy Birthday!!


Burgers, Crepes and...a ton of Smoke

It was a beautiful day yesterday and it felt like everyone was out to enjoy it! Thank you, thank you!

This week, we would like to pay special tribute to our booth-mates as the smoke from our grill seemed to completely bypass us, and instead went directly into theirs! We normally are able to make it up to them with a burger bribe, but we ran out! So...our official apologies to everyone (and there were quite a few people) in the Taste from Belgium booth! In a peacekeeping effort, we took a bunch of photos of their delicious products - crepes and waffles! If you haven't tried the crepes yet, might I recommend them. We were lucky enough to get a taste of a salmon crepes made with the tasty salmon from Just Cured (be sure to follow the link to get the inside scoop on the DELICIOUS salmon). The salmon crepe was loaded up with Just Cured smoked salmon, red onion, butter, creme fraiche and chives. You will also see a photo of a roasted red pepper, goat cheese and baby spinach crepe. Also delicious. And, of course, the waffle (paired with a cup of coffee from Tazza Mia). Again, our apologies for all of the smoke!

Keep the votes for next week's burger coming! Thanks to all who have weighed in so far!

Strauss and Troy Market on Fountain Square


Vote for the Burger to Bring Back!

A big thank you to Strauss & Troy for sponsoring the Market on Fountain Square this summer! And, thank you, thank you for all of your support this summer. Just to the right of this post, you will find a place to cast your vote. Poll closes at 5:00PM on Friday! Below is a more detailed explanation of each of the burgers!

2008 Strauss & Troy Market on the Square Burgers


Chorizo Burger with Grilled Peppers and Onions (mildly spicy homemade pork sausage with grilled peppers and onions)

Greek Burger with Lemon and Tomato (ground pork with garlic, olives, feta, oregano, white wine and a lemon and tomato on top)

Cuban Burger (ground pork with lemon, lime, and orange zests, oregano topped with ham, swiss, mustard, and a pickle)

Char Cheddar Burger (good old fashioned ground beef burger with a rich cheddar cheese sauce)

Gyro Burger (ground beef and ground lamb topped with homemade tzatziki sauce [Greek yogurt, mint, lime, dill, cucumber, garlic], red onion, and tomato)

Muffuletta Burger (ground pork mixed with a mildly spicy olive-and-pickled-vegetable relish, topped with capicola, mortadella, and provolone)

Caprese Burger (ground pork mixed with basil pesto, stuffed with fresh mozzarella, and topped with homemade sundried-tomato mayo)

Stuffed Southern BBQ Burger (ground pork mixed with BBQ sauce, stuffed with corn pudding, and topped with greens)

Pittsburgh Panino (good old fashioned ground beef burger topped with a fried egg, coleslaw, and French fries)

Skyline Burger (ground beef mixed with Skyline chili and topped with a rich cheddar sauce)

August Third Thursday: Register Now

Fine Fare of the County Fair

Revisit the fair foods you remember from the summers of your youth…all Caitlined-up! The fairgrounds have proven to provide the perfect inspiration for a soiree at summer’s end. Join us for the ultimate carousel of cuisine. (Sorry, prize farm animals not invited.)

Some Place Different
8087 Vine Street
Thursday, August 21
7-9 p.m.

Enjoy a taster menu including:
Cheese Fries
Chicken Drumsticks
Goetta-Stuffed Burgers
Chocolate-Dipped Bananas
Candied Apples

Eat until your belly’s full for $20 per person. Quench your thirst at the cash bar.

Register at http://www.cookingwithcaitlin.com/pages/events or
RSVP with a headcount of you and your friends to Kelly Trush
by Monday, August 18.
513.602.2458 or kelly@cookingwithcaitlin.com


The Pittsburgh Panini Burger...in Cincinnati

Although it was a bit controversial to serve a Pittsburgh-themed burger in Cincinnati - it was a hit. :) Here is the recipe!

Pittsburgh Panini Burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 12


3 Pounds Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper
12 Buns

1. Combine together and form into 12 equal patties - 4 oz. each.
2. Grill 7 minutes first side and about 3 minutes on the second side


1/2 Head Green Cabbage
1/2 Head Red Cabbage
*You can also buy pre-shredded cabbage - need 4 cups*
2 Cups Shredded Carrots
2 Cups Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 Cup Whole Grain Mustard
2 Teaspoons Celery Salt
1T Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Chopped Parsley
1 Teaspoon Salt

1. Finely chop green and red cabbage and shred carrots (you can buy them pre-shredded) and combine.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
3. Refrigerate until you use it.


12 Large Eggs
Dab of Butter (not quite a Tablespoon)
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. In a non-stick skillet, on medium-high heat add the dab of butter.
2. Crack egg in the pan and let it sit for 30 seconds, or until the sides bubble. When the sides start to bubble, flip the egg and cook the other side. That will take about 1 minute.
A helpful hint - spray your spatula with Pam - or rub the butter on it - as it will help the egg to slide onto the spatula.

French Fries:

1 Bag of Oven-Baked French Fries

1. Prepare according to instructions on the bag.


To assemble, start with the bottom portion of your bun and add the french fries. Next, add the coleslaw on top of the fries. Then comes the burger and top it with the egg. Enjoy!!


A Soggy Day on the Square

Well, the day started off on a wet note - to say the least. That being said, we had a few people who were kind enough - and hungry enough - to brave the weather. Thank goodness that it finally broke and the sun came out...sort of. A big thank you to those of you who stopped down today - check out the photos below.

The Strauss & Troy Market on Fountain Square will be coming to an end on August 26. Stop down and be sure to cast your vote for "The Burgers to Bring Back" - vote next week for the burgers to be made on August 19th!

Also, you will see a picture of one of Jean-Francois' waffles - made into a sandwich. Kelly (your friend and mine) thought that it would make for a great egg sandwich - just to try on her own. Great news - it did. In the past, Caitlin has taken Jean-Francois' waffles, slathered them with chipotle mayonnaise, layered them with chicken and cheese, and them popped them on the grill to toast them/melt the cheese. A GREAT sandwich. You should give it a shot!

A Soggy Day on the Square

Love Your Neighbor at the Second Sunday on Main

This Sunday from noon to 5, be on Main Street in historic Over-the-Rhine from 13th to Liberty for local bands, a beer garden, shops, restaurants, galleries, vendors, a kid activity zone.

And if that's not enough to get your attention, for the love of God, COME FOR THE MUSIC. You will NOT be disappointed.

Click on the link above for more info. See you Sunday!

-- Kelly


Denna's Birthday!!

A Celebration of Denna

Thank you, thank you to the Dietrichs who included us in their celebration of Denna last night. It was a treat for Cooking with Caitlin to have participated in the festivities. Mike and Denna, you are the hosts with the most -- the most lovely home, the most delightful friends, the most delicious wine, and the most pleasant pooch (thanks for hanging with us, Coco). We had a great time.

Happy Birthday, Denna!

-- Kelly, Caitlin, Molly, and Colleen