Author: Julie Niesen

News: Just Cured in Kroger stores

News: Just Cured in Kroger stores

So exciting!  Michael from Just Cured sent me an email: Beginning Friday (December 19), Just Cured smoked salmon and gravlax will be available in select Kroger stores in the Greater Cincinnati area.  The initial stores to carry the salmon are: Kenwood (Fresh Fare by Kroger) […]

Review: Bootsy’s, Produced by Jeff Ruby

Review: Bootsy’s, Produced by Jeff Ruby

(All photos courtesy 5chw4r7z, who has taught me that you need to take your camera with you everywhere in case of last-minute restaurant openings.) Most people say that if one is trying out a restaurant, avoid the first couple of weeks of service.  That’s when […]

The big news (and a contest!)

The big news (and a contest!)

So you’re waiting for my big announcement, are you?  I’ve been stopped on the street about this, you know.  “What’s your big announcement?! Can you tell me?!!” Okay. It wasn’t the street.  It was in my office.  Still.  People wondered! I got asked about it […]

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?  […]

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