Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

New Cincinnati Food-Related Blog: Hoperatives

New Cincinnati Food-Related Blog: Hoperatives

Such a cute name, isn’t it? Tom and Carla started a blog that reflects the beer culture of Cincinnati. Hoperatives focuses on Cincinnati and the region, and its rich history of beer. Sounds like fun!  I’m personally on a beer kick (hanging out in Munich […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’m really not so good with new year’s resolutions.  They never work out.   But, I’m hoping to do a couple of things this year: 1. Cook more, and add more recipes to the blog.  I started off the new year right last night by […]

What a great 2008!

What a great 2008!

Wow, the last post of 2008.  What a year– I started the blog in January and have eaten my way around Cincinnati, DC, New York, San Antonio, Paris and Munich.  I’ve made more new friends than I can count, had opportunities to meet tons of […]

Review: Cowgirl Chocolates

Review: Cowgirl Chocolates

Foodbuzz sent me some free samples. I love free samples. Who doesn’t? They partnered with Cowgirl Chocolates and sent some my way. The whole concept is the Western cowgirl– a little spicy, a little sweet, and really very endearing.  The packaging is great– signature red, […]

Kona Bistro closed

Kona Bistro closed

Looks like I missed some news. Kona Bistro closed. I won’t particularly miss it, but I’m always sad to see a local restaurant close. With the economy as it is, will anything replace it anytime soon? Thank you Michelle for the tip.

Review: Chez Nora’s Brunch

Review: Chez Nora’s Brunch

So the Losers, as often as we chat, never get to hang out.  We decided, after having so much fun at our Cincy Chic photo shoot, that we needed to get together again, and soon.  Somehow, we found both a date and a locatin that […]

Observations (Paris)

Observations (Paris)

1. I read both French and german far better than I speak them. 2. However, my French is getting better. Still, my American accent makes the French reply in English anyway. 3. Patisseries and boulangeries are the best places on the planet. Seriously. 4. Skip […]

Christmas Breakfast: Brueggers’ bagels and salmon

Christmas Breakfast: Brueggers’ bagels and salmon

One of Terry’s favorite breakfasts in the winter is bagels with smoked salmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese. He’s big into Christmas decorations, so he always serves it on a cute Santa plate. Bagels are always Everything bagels from Brueggers (which, aside from Marx, […]

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