Author: Julie Niesen

Inaugural Eats

Inaugural Eats

I don’t know about you guys, but my inaugural luncheon was a turkey sandwich from the cafeteria downstairs. The menu and recipes are available here (and it’s full of American foods and American wines!). This is the most popular page on the entire inaugural website […]

Review: Nicola’s

Review: Nicola’s

Review: Nicola’s Ristorante Nicola’s, run by the Pietoso family, who also run Via Vite on Fountain Square, is a staple of Cincinnati cuisine.  Known for its fine Italian cuisine, it’s won countless awards from Cincinnati Magazine, Zagat’s, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and Mobil.  The building itself […]

Review: Lu Lu’s Noodle Bar

Review: Lu Lu’s Noodle Bar

This falls into the “It’s a first so it’s a favorite” category. I went to Lu Lu’s with my friend John back in college. He said, “You have to try this stuff. It’s called Pad Thai. You’ll LOVE it.” And I did. It is not […]

And we wrap it in…

And we wrap it in…

I know, I don’t talk about fast food that often, but this is pretty funny. And not entirely off base.  Do you think that with the recession, the oversized fast food or “super sized” (think record-sized hamburgers) will go away?

Review: La Mexicana

Review: La Mexicana

How do I love thee, La Mexicana?  Let me count the ways.  I’m really excited because I’m starting rehearsal for Hamlet with Falcon Theater, but also because we’re rehearsing at the theater, which is two doors down from my favorite Mexican restaurant in town, La […]

Review: Honey

Review: Honey

Northside is growing as a hub for innovative, interesting food.  You have (in no particular order) Melt, The Hideaway, Slim’s, Take the Cake, and, of course, Honey, which occupies Boca’s original location on Hamilton Avenue.  Some friends of ours  (Teresa and David) wanted to go […]

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Mini Review: Starbucks Tea Time

Mini Review: Starbucks Tea Time

Starbucks’ newest line is full-leaf tea, by Tazo. You can get it two different ways: in an infusion (in juice) or as a latte (in milk). There are a couple of flavors– chai tea with apple or berry juice or milk and black, vanilla rooibos […]

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Geez. I actually MISSED my Blogiversary. wine me, dine me has been around since January 3 of this year, with my first review of Sung Korean Bistro. Since then, I’ve had over 40,000 hits, reviewed more than 120 restaurants, posted a few recipes, gained a […]

Review: Citrus, San Antonio

Review: Citrus, San Antonio

So, of the restaurants we went to in San Antonio, I was sort of disappointed by 2 out of 3 of them.  This was the big winner, courtesy of UrbanSpoon. Citrus is housed inside an incredibly chic hotel (Hotel Valencia) on the Riverwalk.  It’s not […]

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