Herb & Thelma’s Tavern – Burger Club 2

Front Door

by Bryan on November 27, 2015

For our second stop in the Burger Club exploration we picked up two more attendees and headed over to Herb & Thelma’s Tavern in Covington. To say this was a change from our first stop would be an understatement. If you are looking for a wide selection of cheeses and creative toppings, this is not the place for you. To even describe this place as unpretentious seems a little too pretentious. This is a no-nonsense bar that serves hamburgers, but is it any good? Let’s Find out.

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The Five R’s of pFoody Reviews

by Bryan on November 27, 2015

I’ve been debating with myself over some sort of rating system. I’m not thinking of a scale to compare places, just a quick capsule of what folks thought. I hesitated to embrace a simple numbering system, yet somehow ended up with a five point scale. So future reviews, and I may return to older, will provide one of the pFoody 5 R’s.

Retreat (or Run): If someone suggested this place, you would make yourself scarce. Even if you felt compelled to go for the company, you would stick to water. For me, this would be Gold Star.

Relent: If the crowd you were hanging with was set on going, you may try to change their mind, but in the end, you would go along. This is Rock Bottom for me.

Return: You would have no issue returning. Likely not suggest it, but have no problem going. For me this is Bangkok Express. Nothing special, but scratches that General Tso itch.

Recommend: You would have no issue throwing this place in the hat. For me this is First Watch. Solid place.

Recruit: This is a place you would actively evangelize. Ruthai Thai Cuisine fits this category.

So look for the 5 R’s in future reviews, and I’ll leave this here to try to explain it all.


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Our first stop on the pFoody Burger Club expedition was Krueger’s Tavern in OTR. This restaurant is the latest in the group that includes Bakersfield and The Eagle. They are located in the old Lavomatic space, and it has been interesting to see how they have evolved. The name of the place is an homage to Krueger’s […]

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pFoody Burger Club

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Today I am launching a project that really has no end in sight. It is the pFoody Burger Club. The goal is to check out as many of the burgers that Cincinnati has to offer that we can. Over the last few years I have tried to check out as many spots as possible, but […]

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The Non-Definitive Guide to New Cincinnati Classics

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Last post I tried to focus on long-time Cincinnati Classics. This post I want to cover the newer places. The problem with this post is there are a LOT of newer places. Since this is ASG inspired, I am going to limit myself to three areas; OTR (just north of downtown, north of Central), the Central […]

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The Non-Definitive Guide to Cincinnati Classics

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With the upcoming All-Star game, I have begun thinking about one of the original reasons that I wanted to start a site like pFoody. When I was doing more travel, I always wanted to know what places locals recommended. A web site seems to be a pretty effective place to share information like that. So I […]

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Eggs-Zavier Week: Back to Comfort

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It’s that time of the year again, the time when the University of Cincinnati Bearcats battle “crosstown” rival Xavier in the Crosstown Shootout. Four years ago I started what was going to be an annual tradition of highlighting egg dishes in “honor” of rival Eggs-Zavier (I am a Cincinnati grad myself).  By the next year, […]

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Kitchen Knives

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When I was finishing up College, I worked at Cutlery World. It was a fun gig, and I learned a lot about knives. I also became enamored with Henckels knives. At the time, the three big lines were Chicago Cutlery, Trident, and Henckels. Chicago Cutlery had wood handles, and stamped blades. I did not care […]

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Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals for Android for Free

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The Amazon Appstore for Android has a daily free application. Today it is Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals, usually priced at $7.99, available for free today. I’ll definitely do a more thorough review later, but wanted to let you know about it now, since it won’t be free then. Looks like there is 80 MB of additional data (pics, video) […]

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Quick Look: SmoQ and the Lunch Deal

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I have been hearing a lot about the new barbecue restaurant SmoQ (warning, they have a VERY annoying website, turn down the volume before clicking). First I read a glowing review from notoriously picky (meant as a compliment) WineMeDineMe, and then just recently Cincinnati Nomerati added her praise. So when I found myself up that […]

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