Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Non-Review: It’s Just Crepes

Non-Review: It’s Just Crepes

I would really, really love to review It’s Just Crepes. They just opened up on Court Street, and feature… crepes! Sounds like a great idea– both sweet and savory. However, word on the street is that the owners don’t believe that people actually come downtown […]

The Carnivore’s 100

The Carnivore’s 100

Inspired by The Omnivore’s 100, and Tiger and Strawberries’ The Vegetarian 100, I created my own Carnivore’s 100. Man, am I hungry now. 1. This list is in no particular order nor is it all encompassing. It is limited to land-based animals and are not […]

News: Cincinnati EATS

News: Cincinnati EATS

The fall edition of Cincinnati EATS will be held at Daveed’s on Tuesday, September 9. You can sign up online at cincinnatieats.com. Tickets are 37.30 apiece and benefit Cincinnati Cooks, a program of the Freestore/Foodbank that helps needy folks gain some skills that can help […]

News: Javier’s open for happy hour!

News: Javier’s open for happy hour!

Terry and I swam our way (it felt that humid, anyway) towards GABP for our second-last ball game last night, but we got a little sidetracked– I saw that Javier’s was open AND they had a happy hour! We were the first guests the bartender, […]

Mini Review: Thai Cafe

Mini Review: Thai Cafe

Ah, Clifton. My favorite neighborhood in the city (that isn’t downtown). Where else can you see an indie flick and then chow down on your favorite ethnic food? Within a few blocks, you can get pizza, Mediterranean, Indian (four or five times over), Thai, sushi– […]

Preview: Oceanaire’s First Wine Dinner

Preview: Oceanaire’s First Wine Dinner

Michelle and I got an invite to take a sneak peek at Oceanaire’s menu for their first wine dinner on Friday, September 12th. We got to sit down with Assistant Manager Andrew Cecil and, over a plate of some of their fabulous appetizers featured on […]

News: NuVo re-opens; where in the world is Chef Romy?
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