Author: Julie Niesen

Is it possible to lose weight AND be a foodie?
Recipe: Terry’s Birthday Dinner

Recipe: Terry’s Birthday Dinner

Terry’s birthday was a week or so ago, but instead of going out, he wanted me to make him dinner. We trolled Findlay Market for fresh veggies, and ended up with a mishmash of his favorite foods. I got some Amish chicken from Luken’s (whose […]

Review: Mac’s Pizza Pub

Review: Mac’s Pizza Pub

Mac’s pizzaOriginally uploaded by winemedineme Before our friend Jay’s band’s gig at Rohs Street Cafe, Terry, Ted, Ron and I decided we needed a) beer and b) sustenance. We all met at my place and I suggested what I thought was a sports bar down […]

Review: Famiglia’s Famous Pizza

Review: Famiglia’s Famous Pizza

Until two weeks ago, I had never had New York-style pizza. I had had hot dogs, falafel, deli, bagels– all sorts of “New York” things, but never a slice of pizza. Luckily, we were right down the street from Famous Famiglia Pizza, the “official” pizza […]

One Hundred Foods You Should Eat

One Hundred Foods You Should Eat

The Omnivore’s Hundred is an eclectic and entirely subjective list of 100 items that Andrew Wheeler, co-author of the British food blog Very Good Taste, thinks every omnivore should try at least once in his life. He offered this list as the starting point for […]

Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

Yay! Another Restaurant Week. I’m glad they’re doing this twice a year, now. The list will be announced next week, but I’m sure that it will be similar to last time. It looks like they’re redoing the website, too: The Greater Cincinnati Originals. copyright 2008, […]

Oh, Paula, how embarrassed I am for you.
Review: Maribelle’s Tavern

Review: Maribelle’s Tavern

A group of friends has a dinner club, and though we’re not official members (bureaucracy!), Terry and I have been invited pretty consistently over the past year or so. Their selection last month was Maribelle’s Tavern in the East End. Ted, whose month it was […]

Discuss: “How the hell can you EAT that?”

Discuss: “How the hell can you EAT that?”

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) We all have skeletons in our gastronomic closets. Oh, you know what I’m talking about. Admit it. We all have foods that are secret favorites. Secret, I say, because we’re afraid that someone we love or respect, or perhaps even […]

Great week for wine me, dine me.

Great week for wine me, dine me.

Cincy Chic profiled me in their “Best of the Web” issue! Many thanks to Maureen Jacob for asking such great questions. It was fun! I also had the pleasure of attending the first Social Media Breakfast at First Watch, put together by the charming Kevin […]

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