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 8/15

The Docket

Slash and dash Taking the overused and overdone tactic of the “dine and dash” to a whole new level… a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/8


On the run from a BB gun At a local historical park just a few days ago, a large truck was […]

Law & Disorder The Docket: 7/11


Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4


By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]