Author: Julie Niesen

Merry Christmas, and a recipe.

Merry Christmas, and a recipe.

I hope that, if you celebrate, you have a very merry Christmas.  If you don’t celebrate, I hope you’re enjoying a well-deserved day off work. One of my favorite (newish) Christmas traditions is a drink Terry makes that is the “cheater’s” version of coquito, a […]

Review: Gordo’s

Review: Gordo’s

I guess Gordo’s is the latter half of 2008’s Terry’s Turf Club.  Terry and I wanted to do a low-end dinner before we traveled this week, and wanted to get something we couldn’t get where we were going, so I suggested Gordo’s. Gordo’s is the […]

Review: Skyline

Review: Skyline

Cincinnati Chili, particularly Skyline is, I think, the most ubiquitous of Cincinnati foods.  We’re known for it.  If you grew up here, you probably like it.  If you didn’t, you either love it or hate it.  I talked a little about the history of Cincinnati […]

Vacation time…

Vacation time…

I’m heading to Paris and Munich today for Terry and my now-annual European Christmas.  I’m looking forward to some crepes, foie gras, escargot, a croque monsieur and salads that don’t contain any lettuce (a strange Parisian thing).  Terry’s looking forward to sausages, croissant from our […]

We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Coco is the big winner of the $50 Oceanaire gift certificate!  Someone from Oceanaire will be contacting you to send you your gift certificate!   Thanks so much for participating!  I look forward to trying out your suggestions!

Review: Oceanaire Bar Food

Review: Oceanaire Bar Food

I think Oceanaire’s bar might be one of my favorites in town.  The bar staff is friendly, the food good, and the drinks divine.  The assistant manager, Andrew, prides himself on his mixology, so all of the liquors are high end and the drinks themselves […]

Some cool food + tech intersections

Some cool food + tech intersections

I’m a tech junkie.  Latest gadget?  Want it.  Latest online tool?  I’m an early adopter.  So when I finally got my iPhone (you’ve seen a few pics I’ve taken with it recently), naturally, wine me, dine me had to be iPhone friendly.  I installed the […]

News: Just Cured in Kroger stores

News: Just Cured in Kroger stores

So exciting!  Michael from Just Cured sent me an email: Beginning Friday (December 19), Just Cured smoked salmon and gravlax will be available in select Kroger stores in the Greater Cincinnati area.  The initial stores to carry the salmon are: Kenwood (Fresh Fare by Kroger) […]

Review: Bootsy’s, Produced by Jeff Ruby

Review: Bootsy’s, Produced by Jeff Ruby

(All photos courtesy 5chw4r7z, who has taught me that you need to take your camera with you everywhere in case of last-minute restaurant openings.) Most people say that if one is trying out a restaurant, avoid the first couple of weeks of service.  That’s when […]

The big news (and a contest!)

The big news (and a contest!)

So you’re waiting for my big announcement, are you?  I’ve been stopped on the street about this, you know.  “What’s your big announcement?! Can you tell me?!!” Okay. It wasn’t the street.  It was in my office.  Still.  People wondered! I got asked about it […]

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