Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Casa Rio and County Line, San Antonio, TX

Review: Casa Rio and County Line, San Antonio, TX

Barbecue and Tex-Mex, what else are you going to eat in San Antonio? The problem with San Antonio is that in their tourist information, all they do is talk about how great the Riverwalk is, how you don’t need a car, you can walk everywhere, […]

Preview: Bootsy’s, produced by Jeff Ruby

Preview: Bootsy’s, produced by Jeff Ruby

Bootsy’s Originally uploaded by winemedineme You’ll get the full review on Tuesday, but for now… The pillow-soft opening was great. My table was treated like royalty, it was excessive in all the right ways, and it was exactly what I expected from Jeff Ruby. Go […]

Bootsy’s Open!
Review: Sebastian’s

Review: Sebastian’s

Sebastian’s Originally uploaded by winemedineme Okay, West Siders, you’ll either love me or hate me when I say this. Are you sitting down? I was born and raised on the West Side. Sebastian’s does not have the best gyros in town. You okay over there? […]

Cincy Chic: Plating Up Luxury

Cincy Chic: Plating Up Luxury

Here’s my latest food-related article for Cincy Chic on the great splurging and saving options with the Jean-Robert Restaurant Group. All I have to say is that I want some of Jean-Phillppe Solnom’s macarons right now. Mmm, macarons.

Review: Izzy’s

Review: Izzy’s

Izzy’s Originally uploaded by winemedineme Since it’s the holidays, which is a sentimental time for most of us (what do people want more around the holidays than comfort food?), I thought I’d review a couple of my “old favorite” places. These places aren’t fancy, but […]

News: Seny closed (!), Mokka moves

News: Seny closed (!), Mokka moves

The sign on the outside of Seny says that they’re closed for the time being for “reinvention”.  Apparently, they want things to be higher-end?  Are tapas and molecular gastronomy (both pretty widespread concepts outside of Cincinnati) just a little too avant garde for this town?  […]

Recipe: Olive-Eggplant Spread

Recipe: Olive-Eggplant Spread

Our friend Drew had a “High End” party this past weekend. The concept: everyone brings a “high end” appetizer. No cocktail sausages in barbecue sauce, no Velveeta-based queso dip. We were to try to be homemade if we could. The turnout was great and the […]

Shameless Plug: It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Show

Shameless Plug: It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Show

Falcon’s new Christmas show, It’s A Wonderful Life, opens tonight at the Monmouth Theater in Newport.  The entire concept is the 40s– from the moment you step in and throughout the show.  I’m hoping to read a few reviews for the show sometime soon, but […]

Relish, revisited

Relish, revisited

My friend Rose and I had lunch (to talk about her doing a blog, yay!) at Relish this afternoon.  A few things have changed since my last visit, and for the better.  First, I won’t be so cocky as to think that they read the […]

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