Author: Julie Niesen

Should we lose the tip?

Should we lose the tip?

About once a year, some major news outlet revives the conversation: “Should we do away with tipping?”  This year, it’s The New York Times, where Pete Wells takes up the question. I can’t think of a “tip included” restaurant in Cincinnati, and I never mind […]

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

I swear it’s getting easier to buy local every day.  There are more and more quality, local vendors and they’re available at a variety of locations. I’d seen McCabe’s Granola a few times at Whole Foods, but hadn’t bought any.  When the good folks at […]

Adventures in Lobster: Mitchell’s Fish Market
The Blogroll is BACK!

The Blogroll is BACK!

Hi guys! When Google Reader died (RIP), my blogrolls disappeared.  I, thank goodness,  have been able to fix this!  You’ll see on every blog post my blogroll.  All of the links are Food and Cincinnati related.  Let me know if there’s a link that you […]

Review: Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries

Review: Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries

(Guest post by The Better Half) For a personal bio to be published in a local theater playbill, I recently divulged the following nuggets about my personal life: Recent theater credits. My wife, the beautiful Julie Niesen Gosdin, and I live happily in Over-the-Rhine with […]

Jenny’s Homemade Cookies

Jenny’s Homemade Cookies

People constantly suggest I try things. “Julie, have you…?” “Julie, you must try…” Often, it’s a family member’s small business or restaurant, sometimes it’s neighborhood pride. Over the past few months, I’ve heard this suggestion several times: “Sweet Millie cookies from Jenny’s Homemade Cookies, have […]

Liberte Yogurt at Orchids at the Palm Court
Happy Hour: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Happy Hour: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Yes, I avoid chains, for the most part.  I do love a Chipotle lunch (especially if I’m on the road– I know the caloric count of my favorite bowl, and their business practices and ingredient choices leave me feeling slightly good), and because of my […]

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Lindsay Laubenstein, formerly of Emilia Enoteca (and currently at Igby’s) was recently published in Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails, 2013. Her cocktail, created for Emilia Enoteca, uses Buffalo Trace, Creme de Violette and Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite bitters to create Myrrah’s Passion.  I’ve had it, […]

Ode to the Milkman

Ode to the Milkman

(Guest post by The Better Half) “Hey, Bob, your son sort of looks like the milkman.” Ever slow on the uptake, I was well into adulthood before I understood that joke. I’m still not sure whether it’s funny. You be the judge. A week or […]

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