Author: Julie Niesen

Sleepy Bee Cafe to open in Oakley

Sleepy Bee Cafe to open in Oakley

Frannie Kroner, best known for her Feast dinner extravaganzas, is going brick and mortar. Kroner is pairing up with John Hutton and Sandra Gross, known for their other businesses, Brazee Street Studios and Blue Manatee, on a breakfast-brunch-lunch concept. According to Kroner, this allows her […]

Wineosaurus Rex at Cincinnati Museum Center

Wineosaurus Rex at Cincinnati Museum Center

Do you like dinosaurs, Malbec and bites? I was asked by the awesome folks at the Cincinnati Museum Center to host a great event– Wineosaurus Rex on September 25.  We’ll try several value-priced wines, ranging from a crisp Torrontes to a sweet Moscato, along with […]

Review: Holtman’s Donuts

Review: Holtman’s Donuts

If you were anywhere near a) Over the Rhine b) Facebook or c) Twitter this weekend, you know that Holtman’s opened. Holtman’s, with locations in Loveland and Williamsburg, opened their latest outpost in Over-the-Rhine. Coincidentally, across the street from my gym, and I swear this […]

Wine Seminar & Dinner at Boca, September 19

Wine Seminar & Dinner at Boca, September 19

Boca has one of the best wine lists in the city, so it doesn’t surprise me that they are hosting this series.  From Boca: On Thursday, September 19, Boca and Hirsch Vineyards will kick-off a series of events in partnership with wineCRAFT, the restaurant’s partner […]

Diner en Blanc: What are you eating?
Should we lose the tip?

Should we lose the tip?

About once a year, some major news outlet revives the conversation: “Should we do away with tipping?”  This year, it’s The New York Times, where Pete Wells takes up the question. I can’t think of a “tip included” restaurant in Cincinnati, and I never mind […]

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

I swear it’s getting easier to buy local every day.  There are more and more quality, local vendors and they’re available at a variety of locations. I’d seen McCabe’s Granola a few times at Whole Foods, but hadn’t bought any.  When the good folks at […]

Adventures in Lobster: Mitchell’s Fish Market
The Blogroll is BACK!

The Blogroll is BACK!

Hi guys! When Google Reader died (RIP), my blogrolls disappeared.  I, thank goodness,  have been able to fix this!  You’ll see on every blog post my blogroll.  All of the links are Food and Cincinnati related.  Let me know if there’s a link that you […]

Review: Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries

Review: Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries

(Guest post by The Better Half) For a personal bio to be published in a local theater playbill, I recently divulged the following nuggets about my personal life: Recent theater credits. My wife, the beautiful Julie Niesen Gosdin, and I live happily in Over-the-Rhine with […]

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