Author: Julie Niesen

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Terry likes the hearty. I like the less hearty, I guess. I made this super-easy recipe for the first time for a Junior League tasting event. 60 of them, actually. Finding 60 tiny sweet peppers was a bit of a challenge, but the best place […]

New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

New Executive Chef for The Palace Restaurant

Chef Joe West, a Kansas City native, is the new Executive Chef at The Palace Restaurant. West, born in Japan, learned to appreciate food under his mother (a server at two high end restaurants in Kansas City) taught him to embrace food culture. He began […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

(Guest post by The Better Half) I love to cook, but I rarely make anything complicated or overly time-consuming. In the world of finance, they call it “Return on Investment.” I call it “Minimal effort. Maximum enjoyment.” A couple of weeks back, Julie was out […]

Queen City Cookies: New Cafe + Downton Mania
Dave Taylor Leaves La Poste

Dave Taylor Leaves La Poste

Dave Taylor and Kelly Lough, founding partners in La Poste and Django Western Taco, are moving on to new opportunities and will be leaving the restaurants after a transition period, says Jens Rosenkrantz, owner of La Poste and Django. No word yet on Taylor’s next […]

1 Night 12 Kitchens Date Set

1 Night 12 Kitchens Date Set

1 Night 12 Kitchens, one of the best food events each year– after all, you get to sample food from the top chefs in the city, and the proceeds go to the Midwest Culinary Institute, which is helping mold the next top chefs in the […]

Yep, They Did That: Gold Star Doritos Nachos
More Openings and Closings

More Openings and Closings

It’s that time of year: Opening: Halfcut Bar, run by Andrew Gomez, will open in February or March in the former Lucy Blues Window location on 12th and Walnut, near Below Zero. Gomez runs Gomez Salsas, a catering business that specializes in build-your-own taco bars. […]

Palace + Cricket Receiving Facelift

Palace + Cricket Receiving Facelift

Oh, the rumor mill in Cincinnati. It’s a very fast moving mill. Ever since Carl Lindner’s death, people have been talking about the future of the Cincinnatian and the Palace Restaurant: will they continue? Will they continue to be 4-star and 4-diamond? Will we still […]

It’s Just Crepes closed

It’s Just Crepes closed

According to its website, It’s Just Crepes, a staple of both Court and Fourth street for the past five years, has closed. I don’t have any more information– their Facebook page and phone are both disconnected. Here is hoping a new, reasonably priced lunchtime option […]

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