Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Bar Food and Chimay Tasting at Morton’s

Review: Bar Food and Chimay Tasting at Morton’s

Morton’s and I have had a tumultuous relationship. One of my very first posts here was about a mediocre experience there back in January. A friend, however, is quite a regular there and encouraged me to go– at least to try the bar food. The […]

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Mini Review: Starbuck’s Signature Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel

Mini Review: Starbuck’s Signature Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel

Bearista Originally uploaded by winemedineme Even the avowed non-chain person likes Starbucks. I do. When I can, I go to Coffee Emporium or Sitwell’s, or any number of my favorite local coffee spots, but since there aren’t any (that I’ve found) within a few minutes […]

Review: Taz, Mason

Review: Taz, Mason

My friend Dave IMd me the other night. “Have you tried Taz?” he asked. “Nope. Where is it?” “Mason,” he replied. “And it’s better than Mythos.” Mythos, as many of you know, is the gold standard when it comes to gyros for a lot of […]

News: Iron Horse Inn Reopened

News: Iron Horse Inn Reopened

Looks like my buddy Drew wrote about the Iron Horse Inn reopening. Awesome! I can’t wait to try it out– I’ve heard their wine dinners used to be fabulous. I hope they restart them! (Real content later, I promise.) copyright 2008, winemedineme/Julie Niesen. All rights […]

Review: Trattoria Roma

Review: Trattoria Roma

Note: this is for the previous Trattoria Location, in what is now the 21C hotel. A new review, for the new location, is forthcoming. Do you guys ever watch Kitchen Nightmares? I love that show. It would be fun to make a drinking game from […]

Recipe: Simple Salsa

Recipe: Simple Salsa

SalsaOriginally uploaded by winemedinemeI seriously don’t know why I buy salsa in a jar anymore. It’s so darn easy to make it myself, particularly in tomato season (unfortunately, as I’ve heard from many of the farmers down at Findlay, tomato season has been cut short […]

Review: OK 218, Chinatown

Review: OK 218, Chinatown

It’s taking me forever to get these New York posts out, but they’re so fun I just can’t not post them. I knew that when we ended up in Chinatown, I wanted to find some Peking duck. I can’t think of a single restaurant in […]

Tweets about Quacks

Tweets about Quacks

Terry and I visited Terry Lee at Outside on 12th street in Over the Rhine on Saturday. You see, both Terrys are from Alabama– within an hour or two of each other– and spent a good amount of time talking about stuff from home. By […]

News: Palace Sous Chef Opens (Another) Restaurant

News: Palace Sous Chef Opens (Another) Restaurant

I know, I’ve been lacking content recently. To tide you over, I have a bit of gossip. A little bird named Kate tweeted me this: Former Palace sous chef Chris Kritikos will open a location of his Clermont County restaurant in Covington. It will be […]

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