Author: Julie Niesen

wine me, dine me nominated for Best of Cincinnati award by CityBeat

wine me, dine me nominated for Best of Cincinnati award by CityBeat

Wow, pretty cool! I’ve never been nominated for an “Best of” award by City Beat (or anyone else for that matter). I’m in some darn good company. Want to vote? Head here.  I’m also interested in seeing who wins some of the restaurant awards– some […]

Pigall’s closing, Jean Robert leaving group

Pigall’s closing, Jean Robert leaving group

What a blow to the Cincinnati restaurant scene, though I’ve heard rumors for months. I have heard that it is a disagreement, mostly, between the Management and talent, but I’m sure you guys know more than I do. Thoughts? Will we ever have a 4 […]

Congratulations (again), Pigall’s….
Cincinnati EATS: Hugo

Cincinnati EATS: Hugo

From the great folks at Cincinnati EATS… Cincinnati E.A.T.S. presents Cincinnati E.A.T.S. at Hugo’s — Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (ET) — Hugo’s – 3235 Madison Rd – Cincinnati, OH 45209.  It benefits Cincinnati COOKS, a program of the FreestoreFoodbank. […]

Lavomatic’s Anti-Depression Happy Hour

Lavomatic’s Anti-Depression Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 20th Anti-Depression Hour at Lavomatic Starting on Tuesdays and then going on through Friday, stop in at Lavomatic for $4 cocktails, $4 drafts and $4 selected wines. Happy Hour runs from 5-7 p.m. Lavomatic Café is located at 1211 Vine Street, please call […]

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 […]

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