Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Betta’s Italian Oven

Review: Betta’s Italian Oven

I had way more fun in grad school than I did in undergrad. Is that normal?  I had a great group of friends, and we spent a lot of time commiserating over our placements, classes, and life in general at various places around Xavier’s campus. […]

Have you seen Cincinnati’s own Pastor Ryan?
Review: Knotty Pine on the Bayou

Review: Knotty Pine on the Bayou

One thing Cincinnati isn’t known for: cajun and creole food.  German food we do.  We’ve got a reputation for fine French cuisine.  We even have a vibrant Italian community.  But most New Orleanians and other folks from Louisiana don’t seem to make it up this […]

Reviews:  Providence, RI and Chicago

Reviews: Providence, RI and Chicago

Well, sort of. Business trips are a strange thing.  I often spend most of my time in the hotel, eating whatever is available in the restaurant, because of timing or energy or a combination of the above.  I stayed at the Biltmore in Providence, and […]

Jean-Robert de Cavel to be Chef in Residence at MCI

Jean-Robert de Cavel to be Chef in Residence at MCI

Ah, yes, there were two rumors going around (on Twitter predominantly): A partnership with MCI A restaurant in Northside. Looks like the rumor mill is pretty accurate– well, halfway, anyway. Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel will be the Chef in Residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute. […]

Review: Yagoot

Review: Yagoot

I love Yagoot. It’s tasty, tangy, relatively healthy, and a little lighter in texture than the typical Cincinnati ice cream (Graeter’s, I’m talking to you). I popped in there on Friday, and it turned out to be their first birthday. Yay! They had a cake: […]

Jean-Robert’s new restaurant…

Jean-Robert’s new restaurant…

…will be in Northside! WLWT reports that a bistro concept will open in Northside soon, apparently in the old American Can Company (thanks to @geekjames for filling me in– I’m traveling this week and pretty far away from local news!). So what do you think […]

Review: Molly Malone’s

Review: Molly Malone’s

I used to love the Dubliner.  Great food, great atmosphere, great beer list and general good time.  I was sad when, a few years ago, they closed.  I had the same reaction to Jack Quinn’s closing in Covington. I liked both restaurants because they reflected […]

Cincinnati E.A.T.S: Vito’s Cafe

Cincinnati E.A.T.S: Vito’s Cafe

I just ate at Vito’s the other day– this will be a really fun EATS outing, I think. And they’re almost sold out, so get your tickets soon! The details: Please join Cincinnati E.A.T.S. for our Spring 2009 event Wednesday, May 20, at Vito’s Café […]

Review: Village Ice Cream Parlor, Lebanon

Review: Village Ice Cream Parlor, Lebanon

Is it wrong of me to love Lebanon, Ohio just for this little place? An old fashioned ice cream shop, serving Hershey’s Ice Cream– it reminds me of Graeter’s in Western Hills (the tiny parlor that was behind McAlpin’s) when I was a kid– metal […]

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