Author: Julie Niesen

Livin’ in the Cin:  Outdoor Dining at Virgil’s
Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

(Guest post by The Better Half) One of the hazards of getting older—and I’ll let you provide your own definition for that particular word—is that I find myself given to unexpected bouts of nostalgia. Julie and I have a deal: Anytime we’re in the car […]

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Long-time readers know of my love for Dixie Chili. It’s The Better Half’s and my favorite place for Valentine’s Day dinner. Author Dann Woellert recently published The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili, a book detailing the rich history and legendary proprietors of Cincinnati chili. Among […]

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Guys, I’m pretty klutzy. Seriously. Despite growing up with ballet (I do still perfectly point my toes, and have REALLY good Balanchine-esque hand positioning at times), I am constantly bumping into things, dropping things, all of that good stuff.  Gravity has a particularly strong effect […]

Mayonnaise: or, A Jobless Summer
Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

It’s a cocktail hour… with no alcohol. It’s possible! Sometimes, in the heat of summer, the last thing you want is alcohol. You’re already hot. You’re already tired. You don’t need anything to make you hotter or more tired, so what do you drink? I […]

Honey Closed

Honey Closed

Honey announced to its staff (and to Twitter) that they have closed effective immediately. If you’re looking for a restaurant space, however, it is for sale, and based on the listing, it sounds like they’re selling the name and concept along with the building and […]

Preview: Holtman’s Donuts & Salazar

Preview: Holtman’s Donuts & Salazar

Taste of NFL was on Wednesday, and one of my favorite things about it is often, restaurants preview dishes before they open, giving lucky attendees a little taste of what’s to come. This year, Holtman’s Donut Shop and Salazar were the two previews. Holtman’s, which […]

Review: Kaze

Review: Kaze

It’s been interesting watching the progression of the Gateway Quarter north on Vine.  When I moved to the Gateway Quarter (a whole two blocks from where I was off Main) there were two restaurants , only a couple of stores, and you didn’t want to […]

Food and Art at the CAC

Food and Art at the CAC

Last summer, the Contemporary Arts Center had craft lessons on selected Mondays. You could learn to knit a project, sew– all sorts of things. Now, they’re expanding to food. Here’s the schedule– you can learn to make beer, sushi, paint with wine… all kinds of […]

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