Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Post-Blackout Wrap Up

Post-Blackout Wrap Up

Day 57 / 365 – refrigeratorOriginally uploaded by JasonRogers and used under Creative Commons licensing. I got my power back on on Thursday, around 7:30. Today (Saturday) was the first day I bothered to clean out the fridge, when I realized I had too many […]

Mini-Review: Polo Grille

Mini-Review: Polo Grille

tomato bisque, Polo Grille Originally uploaded by winemedineme I can’t call this a full review, because this meal had some special circumstances: 1. It was a vendor lunch. I tromped out into the wilds of Mason with a few coworkers because a vendor invited us. […]

Update: Blackout ’08
Sad news: Grammer’s on fire in OTR

Sad news: Grammer’s on fire in OTR

Breaking news from Joe Wessels— Grammer’s is on fire. Another report from the scene says that firefighters are dousing the place with water to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings. Other reports are that there are buildings on fire near Findlay Market. UPDATE: […]

Review: Landen Smokehouse

Review: Landen Smokehouse

I have a confession to make. Terry doesn’t know. He’s going to be so hurt. I cheated on him today. I ate barbecue without him. My coworker Steve and I didn’t know what we wanted for lunch. Mason is, at lunchtime, both a madhouse and […]

Great Food Debates– from The Accidental Hedonist

Great Food Debates– from The Accidental Hedonist

Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke, please. Diet Pepsi gets strangely flat in minutes. Thick crust or thin for your Pizza? Thin. Thick crust is too bready. Rare or Well Done for you steak? Rare. Why bother eating shoe leather? My tastes have gotten progressively rarer […]

Midwest Culinary Winemaker’s Dinner: September 17, 2008

Midwest Culinary Winemaker’s Dinner: September 17, 2008

I went to the first few Midwest Culinary Institute wine dinners when they started last fall and loved them– I finally got the dates passed to me again. This is such a great opportunity: good prices, great food and wine from a local wine producer. […]

Review: Pit to Plate

Review: Pit to Plate

Well, hallelujah. Pit to Plate doesn’t disappoint. Terry and I, after spending a ton of time talking to Terry Lee over at Outside about barbecue, decided that we absolutely, positively, NEEDED to get barbecue right then. Terry Lee sent us off, telling us to report […]

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