Author: Julie Niesen

Miss me?

Miss me?

Sometimes, you just need a break. Between gathering signatures, a new position at my company and spending only four days at home since December 16th, with trips to San Francisco, Columbus, Paris, Prague, Zurich and San Diego (where I’m flying right now), I’ve been a […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Sandwich at Lavomatic

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Sandwich at Lavomatic

Did you go somewhere for Thanksgiving, and you don’t have any leftovers of your own to make that coveted day-or-two-after-Thanksgiving sandwich? Are your leftovers gone already? Just don’t feel like cooking? Head to Lavomatic for one of my favorite sandwiches, simply called “Turkey”. It’s pretty […]

Happy Thanksgiving, the traditional WMDM way
Cocktail Hour: Apple Sparkle

Cocktail Hour: Apple Sparkle

Thanks for tuning in this morning– 8:50 AM cocktails? Sure, why not. This cocktail was developed for Falcon Theatre’s fall fundraiser (where it was a hit!), but I’ve continued to drink it all Fall. If you don’t want the alcohol, just do about half and […]

Cafe Lang Thang Opens

Cafe Lang Thang Opens

Cafe Lang Thang, the latest venture from the Lang Thang Group (of Pho Lang Thang and Quan Hapa fame) opened for previews last week. Their location, the former Enzo’s, is close to Washington Park and SCPA. Last week, they were training their crew, and I […]

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival This Weekend!

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival This Weekend!

Jungle Jim’s is sort of like heaven for me. So many different, interesting local and international foods (and an animatronic lion dressed as Elvis). They also have a few surprising things– like an events center, where they’re holding their International Wine Festival this weekend. They […]

Taste of the World for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on November 9

Taste of the World for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on November 9

Taste of the World is a darn cool event. When else can you have cocktails with jellyfish, or crudite with penguins (careful, they’ll steal your jicama). Sponsored by The Party Source and benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Taste of the World features a variety […]

Livin’ in the Cin: Arts on a Budget

Livin’ in the Cin: Arts on a Budget

“So, go out and do something for a weekend on a budget of $50.” When it comes to things like buying clothes or electronics or houses or cars, I am all about the deal. Full-priced clothing? Never. My laptop? A refurb. Car? Certified used. I […]

Mini-Review: Waffo

Mini-Review: Waffo

So. Many. Food. Trucks! This is a great thing– I love that mobile dining is really taking off. I had the opportunity to try Waffo at a recent Retrocentrics event. Everyone who had a Waffo raved about them, so at the end of the day […]

Openings, Closings & Transitions 10/14/13

Openings, Closings & Transitions 10/14/13

NuVo, the reboot of the all-local restaurant helmed by Mark Bodenstein, formerly of Nicholson’s, is set to open on October 17. It will feature an entirely prix fixe, six-course meal at $45 per person.  Its location? The former Greenup Cafe spot in Covington. Doug Faulkner, […]

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