Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Chez Nora’s Brunch

Review: Chez Nora’s Brunch

So the Losers, as often as we chat, never get to hang out.  We decided, after having so much fun at our Cincy Chic photo shoot, that we needed to get together again, and soon.  Somehow, we found both a date and a locatin that […]

Observations (Paris)

Observations (Paris)

1. I read both French and german far better than I speak them. 2. However, my French is getting better. Still, my American accent makes the French reply in English anyway. 3. Patisseries and boulangeries are the best places on the planet. Seriously. 4. Skip […]

Christmas Breakfast: Brueggers’ bagels and salmon

Christmas Breakfast: Brueggers’ bagels and salmon

One of Terry’s favorite breakfasts in the winter is bagels with smoked salmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese. He’s big into Christmas decorations, so he always serves it on a cute Santa plate. Bagels are always Everything bagels from Brueggers (which, aside from Marx, […]

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 […]

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