Author: Julie Niesen

Guest Post: Kingcake, NOLA style

Guest Post: Kingcake, NOLA style

George “Loki’ Williams is a new friend I met on Twitter, who hails from New Orleans. He’s an award-winning blogger, including the 2008 Wey Award for his posting on Hurricane Katrina, Katrina: An UnNatural Disaster, and he continues to be a major voice in New […]

Recipe:  Boeuf Bourguignon, a la Anthony Bourdain

Recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon, a la Anthony Bourdain

When I started this blog a year ago, one of the very first meals I made and semi-photographed was beef bourgignon.  Freshly arrived from France, I wanted to make some food similar to what we had there.  This hit the spot, and is great for […]

Review: Quaker True Delights

Review: Quaker True Delights

Foodbuzz sent me some more samples– this time?  Quaker Oats True Delights.  Now, I’m not usually one to review prepackaged food, but I’m a huge fan of granola bars.  They’re a quick breakfast for me when I’m running out the door, or a decently good-for-me […]

Review: Pasquale’s

Review: Pasquale’s

My friend Thurman says that the best thing about doing a show at the Monmouth is Pasquale’s.  I’d say it’s Pasquale’s, La Mexicana and Dixie Chili– who all have to be making a mint off of the cast of Hamlet, who all inevitably get hungry, […]

Recipe: Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

Recipe: Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

I like bacon.  What omnivore doesn’t?  The week of the Super Bowl, Serious Eats did a recipe a day that involved bacon.  I saw this one, and just had to try it.  It starts off with onions fried in bacon grease– how can it be […]

Review: Noodles and Co.

Review: Noodles and Co.

I hadn’t seen my friend Dave in a long time, so we decided to meet for lunch last Thursday, right after the first snowstorm. Since he works in Clifton, and I work in Mason, we tried to meet somewhere in the middle. He suggested Noodles […]

Change to Kentucky Wine and Beer taxes

Change to Kentucky Wine and Beer taxes

Check out Michelle’s blog for some commentary (better than I could, really) about Kentucky’s proposed change to wine and beer taxes. Seriously, when are we going to realize that Prohibition was 75 years ago? Ohio’s byzantine alcohol laws aren’t much better– high taxes on alcoholic […]

Reviews Revisited: Bootsy’s, Pit to Plate, Lavomatic

Reviews Revisited: Bootsy’s, Pit to Plate, Lavomatic

Bootsy’s– I’ve been there twice (!) since my first review, and had a great time both times. No pictures– but I tried their Cocas Catalan, which is flatbread with an apple compote on top. Very, very good. Terry liked the pork belly, but was disappointed […]

So what to do on Valentine’s Day?

So what to do on Valentine’s Day?

(This was originally published in Cincy Chic. As much as I don’t believe that chain restaurants should be eligible for Best Damn Dish at Taste of Cincinnati, I had to admit they have a pretty nice Valentine’s special.) Whether you’re single in the ciy, or […]

Review: Boi Na Braza

Review: Boi Na Braza

I like steak. I do.  I craved it earlier this week (a hamburger did not quite fix it, but… it will tide me over).  However, I’m not a big fan of two things: buffets all-you-can-eat I’m just not.  Despite writing a food blog, I don’t […]

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