Author: Julie Niesen

Mini-Review: Red

Mini-Review: Red

Terry and I went to Red last night, since he wanted to try the regular menu and not the tasting menu. Plus, as an added bonus, OpenTable offered 1000 points for going at 9 PM. Awesome. I did not take pictures because, frankly, the lighting […]

Cincy Chic: Italian

Cincy Chic: Italian

Last night’s Cincy Chic featured Italian food: Celery Barquettes with Gorgonzola and Walnuts, Caprissi (er, caprese?) palmiers, and Mediterranean spinach salad with vinaigrette and almond Florentine cookies filled with ice cream and chocolate. Now, a warning: if you are a pretty advanced foodie, you’re probably […]

Welcome to the Summit Room at Midwest Culinary Institute

Welcome to the Summit Room at Midwest Culinary Institute

Finally, the great space MCI has as a working restaurant will actually become a working restaurant! The Summit Room at the Midwest Culinary Institute will open on Friday, and I’ll be previewing it tomorrow night. Reservations are necessary, and may be made on OpenTable.com. A […]

Review: Daybreak

Review: Daybreak

On Saturday, Steve, Mary, Abby, Tony (the newlyweds), Terry and I met up at Daybreak in Hyde Park before seeing Terry’s show in Lebanon. We had originally planned to do breakfast or brunch at The Golden Lamb, but their hours are really weird: breakfast is […]

Review: Dilly Deli

Review: Dilly Deli

I love Mariemont. I also love Get In Mah Belly‘s post about Mariemont. It’s very true: it’s so white bread, Wonder is inspired by this little burg. It’s also quaint and cute, and as much of a city girl as I am, I often miss […]

Mini-Review: Tom’s Pot Pies

Mini-Review: Tom’s Pot Pies

My colleague Donald over at Cincinnati Blog reviewed Tom’s Pot Pies a few months ago. It had floated in my mind ever since, but since I am so rarely downtown during the day, I’d never been able to try a pie. On Friday, however, I […]

Cincy Chic Chic Chefs!

Cincy Chic Chic Chefs!

I got an IM from my friend Carla the other day: “Hey, I have two tickets to the Cincy Chic Chic Chefs event. Want to go?” “Food and drink?” “Yup!” “I’m there!” Cincy Chic is a local website that focuses on women’s issues: fashion, beauty, […]

Review: Jalapenos

Review: Jalapenos

This one will be sort of short, because only one thing really matters in it: Do you see that? You’re looking at the best damn margarita in Cincinnati. Vudutu, this one’s for you: real fresh lime juice. You can taste the tequila. A hint of […]

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Review: Habanero

Review: Habanero

I love Habanero. I spent my formative years– both high school and college– in the Clifton area, and Habanero hasn’t been there the entire time, but it feels like it has. When that new kid on the block, Chipotle, moved into Clifton, I laughed. “Ha […]

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