What Bri's Cooking

I have a lifelong love affair with food. It may very-well be an unhealthy love affair. So?! I eat, ask, wonder, talk, think, sample and read about food, recipes and cooking so much that I figured, why not create a blog?!

What Bri's Cooking Cincinnati restaurants

Homemade syrup recipe. Who knew it was so easy?!

Made blueberry pancakes this morning only to find that we had no syrup. Not one to admit defeat or get dressed, I decided to make syrup. Can’t be that hard, right? Well it’s not. Turns out its just:
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup water

Mix the three & bring to boil for 3 min Covered. Let cool. I wanted it to taste a bit buttery, so I stirred in a tablespoon of butter. It is SO good & so simple.

No need to waste money on syrup ever again!

Joe’s Chili Bowl Review. 

Stopped in on a visit to the City Garden. The food was interesting to say the least.  they pretty much deep fried everything.  Including the hot dogs, lol! It wasn’t bad, just wasn’t great for me.  I loved the $2 mimosas thoug!  

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The choice food review.

Went here for drinks with my girls.  Ended up ordering a glass of Riesling & an order of shrimp cocktail.  Our food came out & the sauce was marinara & my taste buds were kind of annoyed.  Its a classic dish, that you expect to taste a certain way.  Thankfully, I asked the waiter to bring me some cocktail sauce & he did.  Along with extra shrimp, which made it all worth while.  I’m all about a place that will go above and beyond to please its customers. 

Great atmosphere, we’ll definitely be back!

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P.F. Chang’s food review.

Checked out this place for dinner.  I usually order the honey chicken, and I decided to switch it up.  The wonton soup was amazing.  My friend ordered the spring rolls.  I ordered the shrimp with vegetables and it was a bit too bland for me.  I won’t stray next time, lol!  the drinks were amazing though. 

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Ihop food review.
ordered the red velvet pancakes and they were not exactly what I expected.  Way too sweet.  The rest of my food was amazing, but I needed a regular pancake to eat this one with to cut all the sugar.  cool to try, but only as dessert. 

Ihop food review.

ordered the red velvet pancakes and they were not exactly what I expected.  Way too sweet.  The rest of my food was amazing, but I needed a regular pancake to eat this one with to cut all the sugar.  cool to try, but only as dessert. 

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Racanelli’s food review.

We’ve had a bit of a struggle finding good pizza in St Louis.  The locals live for this St Louis style cheese.  Its an acquired taste that we want no part of, lol!  I love that this place had it by the slice.  I ordered the cheese & the cheeseburger slice.  They were both so ooey gooey & delicious!  Perfect lunch.  Next time I’ll order only one slice since they are humongous. 
Great pizza.  New York came to St Louis!

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Rosalita’s Cantina food review.


Went here for happy hour with my girls, ordered their classic margarita. It was a bit salty, and not very strong.  Left a lot to be desired.  We loved the chips & salsa, and proceeded to eat far too many!  They were delicious.  I ordered a couple of street tacos a la carte.  The fish & the barbaquoa.  The fish wasn’t great, it was a bit overcooked.  The tortillas weren’t my favorite.  I wish they had been flour, not corn.  I added a side of Spanish rice, which turned out to only be a dollar.  The food was really good & my friend ordered the ribs which I had to try.  They were amazing.  Overall I enjoyed the food.  The margarita’s need a little work though! 

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Blondie’s food review.
Got my first taste of ooey gooey cake.  Seems its a St Louis specialty.  I ordered it to go, and ate it once I got home.  It was delicious.  Super sweet.  Chewy with a crispy crust.  I didn’t think I’d be all in, but it was really good!  I can’t wait to try it from more places. 
Next time, I’ll try one of their blondies!

Blondie’s food review.

Got my first taste of ooey gooey cake.  Seems its a St Louis specialty.  I ordered it to go, and ate it once I got home.  It was delicious.  Super sweet.  Chewy with a crispy crust.  I didn’t think I’d be all in, but it was really good!  I can’t wait to try it from more places. 

Next time, I’ll try one of their blondies!

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Copia Restaurant & Wine Bar review.
Ended up here on a night out on wash ave.  Popped in for a glass of wine and ordered the Clean Slate Riesling.  The waiter came over with a plate of the deserts and unfortunately we had to pass because we were stuffed from dinner.  The wine was amazing, although I wish they would have had flights.  What’s a wine bar w/o flights?! 
I do want to go back to try that big azz piece of cake.  I can probably share with about 10 people, lol!

Copia Restaurant & Wine Bar review.

Ended up here on a night out on wash ave.  Popped in for a glass of wine and ordered the Clean Slate Riesling.  The waiter came over with a plate of the deserts and unfortunately we had to pass because we were stuffed from dinner.  The wine was amazing, although I wish they would have had flights.  What’s a wine bar w/o flights?! 

I do want to go back to try that big azz piece of cake.  I can probably share with about 10 people, lol!

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Nico food review.

Went here for a #naturalhair meetup sponsored by African pride and Sunshine Natural.  While we listened to the speaker, I ordered a cheeseburger & seasoned almonds.  The almonds were amazing, as an appetizer.  Spicy with a hint of sweet.  The burger was amazing, moist without being greasy.  The fries were a great compliment.  Great meal.

I’d love to head back there.  Great food & great atmosphere! 

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Mokka Food Review
Went for brunch with my family and ordered the chicken grinder.  The waffle fries are amazing.  I love how buttery the bread is and how well seasoned the chicken is.  Most of the folks at my table ordered breakfast, but I live for this grinder!
I give the food an A for consistency!

Mokka Food Review

Went for brunch with my family and ordered the chicken grinder.  The waffle fries are amazing.  I love how buttery the bread is and how well seasoned the chicken is.  Most of the folks at my table ordered breakfast, but I live for this grinder!

I give the food an A for consistency!

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Breakfast blueberry cheese rolls recipe.
Found the recipe on Pinterest. it was so easy. They turned out so amazing that my husband came out his game room to say “these things are so good, I mean so good!” I think he approves 😍

Lost a great friend today.  Praying for her family & our WA family!  She was our life line

Lost a great friend today. Praying for her family & our WA family! She was our life line