Author: Julie Niesen

Jenny’s Homemade Cookies

Jenny’s Homemade Cookies

People constantly suggest I try things. “Julie, have you…?” “Julie, you must try…” Often, it’s a family member’s small business or restaurant, sometimes it’s neighborhood pride. Over the past few months, I’ve heard this suggestion several times: “Sweet Millie cookies from Jenny’s Homemade Cookies, have […]

Liberte Yogurt at Orchids at the Palm Court
Happy Hour: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Happy Hour: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Yes, I avoid chains, for the most part.  I do love a Chipotle lunch (especially if I’m on the road– I know the caloric count of my favorite bowl, and their business practices and ingredient choices leave me feeling slightly good), and because of my […]

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Lindsay Laubenstein, formerly of Emilia Enoteca (and currently at Igby’s) was recently published in Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails, 2013. Her cocktail, created for Emilia Enoteca, uses Buffalo Trace, Creme de Violette and Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite bitters to create Myrrah’s Passion.  I’ve had it, […]

Ode to the Milkman

Ode to the Milkman

(Guest post by The Better Half) “Hey, Bob, your son sort of looks like the milkman.” Ever slow on the uptake, I was well into adulthood before I understood that joke. I’m still not sure whether it’s funny. You be the judge. A week or […]

Giveaway: Kevin Zraly Gifts

Giveaway: Kevin Zraly Gifts

I love Kevin Zraly. Via his book Windows on the World Complete Wine Course , I’ve learned a ton about wine and maybe– just maybe!– will start looking into the basic Sommelier course. The awesome folks who do PR for Kevin Zraly have provided a GREAT gift […]

Review: Quan Hapa

Review: Quan Hapa

I have complained for years about the lack of good Asian food downtown. I guess someone listened, considering Quan Hapa and Kaze opened within weeks of each other, and nearly across the street from one another. Though they are both Asian, they couldn’t be more […]

Feed Update

Feed Update

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Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

I’m a sucker for a good brownie. I like mine to be chewy, not cakey and have a minimum of nuts. My favorite brownies are Sugar Daddy’s in Columbus– one of my favorite hotels up there is fortunately (or unfortunately, for my waistline) across the […]

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

It looks like Matthew Cranert, who is currently Executive Chef at M Wood Fired Oven (a sister restaurant to Cumin) is now also the Executive Chef for Cumin. In Cincinnati, he’s  worked for Daniel Wright at Senate, as well as restaurants in San Francisco and […]

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