Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Alabama Fish Bar

Review: Alabama Fish Bar

(Guest blog by The Boyfriend) The most venerable and beloved dish for any native Southerner (That’s me…Hi.) HAS to be catfish and hushpuppies. Well, unless you count barbecue. Authentic, slow-hickory-smoked barbecue is the best. But I digress. That’s another story for another posting. Fried chicken, […]

Discuss: Your favorite TV cooking shows
Cincy Chic: Desserts!

Cincy Chic: Desserts!

For the grand finale, we had some sweet endings– dessert! Chef Chris made crème brûlée, crème anglaise (a favorite go-to dessert of mine), chocolate mousse, bananas Foster and macerated strawberries. All of the recipes, plus the podcasts, can be found at Cincy Chic. I think […]

Review: Kellogg’s Country Kitchen
Closing: Pacific Moon

Closing: Pacific Moon

I just heard that Pacific Moon closed from someone who was going to start working there. “Due to unforseen circumstances, Pacific Moon is closed indefinitely.” How sad! Their website is down as well. I guess I’ll have to get my dim sum at King Wok. […]

Review: Mt. Adams Fish House
Cincy Chic: Grilling

Cincy Chic: Grilling

Last week’s theme was grilling out. Chef Chris made “sliders” (those are so fashionable now, aren’t they?) as well as portabella burgers (for the vegetarians), some pasta salad and brought along a few pies. It was beautiful out on the deck of the McAlpin! Cincy […]

Review: Balboa’s Cheesesteaks

Review: Balboa’s Cheesesteaks

So, after the minor comment war after I panned Balboa’s at Taste of Cincinnati, Terry and I decided that we had to try Balboa’s in the restaurant, under their normal conditions. We decided, actually, to do it twice– once during the day, and once during […]

Regulating dining out– what do you think?

Regulating dining out– what do you think?

It’s not news that NYC has some of the most progressive (or, depending on how you look at it, regressive) food service laws in the US. They were among the first to ban trans fat, and now they mandate that chain restaurants include nutritional information […]

Still under construction…

Still under construction…

…I’m still working on a template I like. This one may just stick for now, considering that Blogger likes to eat sidebars. Yuck. Meanwhile, I’m working on reviews of Cincy Chic Chic Chef (last one in the series is this coming Wednesday!), Kellogg’s Country Kitchen, […]

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