Paula Johnson

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To write about food, you don’t necessarily have to be the world’s best cook (I’m not). But, you’ve got to know your sous vide from your soubise, your brunoise from your brûlée, and your mignardise from your mignonette. Food to me is life, love, and passion.

How Do I Review Different Types Of Restaurants? I begin with a two-part question: What is the establishment setting out to do? And, did they achieve it? I look for freshness and quality of ingredients, skill and thought in execution of preparation, attractiveness of plating presentation, and of course, service! Bon Apetit!

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I also compose occasional epicurean themed feature articles the Dayton City Paper entitles Paula’s Palate. To read the DCP’s Paula’s Palate archive click here

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19


Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12


Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5


Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29


Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22


Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]