Author: Julie Niesen

Congratulations, RayGunGirl!

Congratulations, RayGunGirl!

Yay! Check here soon for her review of her Blackfinn experience. She won, by the way, with her corned beef recipe! Corned Beef and Cabbage (My mom’s traditional!) Ingredients: 1 corned beef roast with spice packet 1 head green cabbage 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled […]

Review: The Quarter Bistro

Review: The Quarter Bistro

I walk into this review with a little bias: The Quarter Bistro in Mariemont on Wooster Pike, is one of my favorite restaurants. I ate there when it was The Latin Quarter, and I’ve eaten there several times in the past year or so. In […]

Market Wines to open at Findlay Market!

Market Wines to open at Findlay Market!

Thanks to Michelle for this tip! Findlay Market is finally getting a wine shop! Market Wines will open on March 29, featuring wines that, according to owner Michael Maxwell, are “a little bit of everything”, from organics to biodynamics to kosher and beyond. I’m really […]

Review: First Watch
Pay for your tap water and help a child– Tap Cincinnati

Pay for your tap water and help a child– Tap Cincinnati

I read about the Tap New York project originally in the New York Times and I’m terribly impressed that Cincinnati is on the list to do this before it becomes a global event. What’s happening? 80 restaurants in the Cincinnati area will be asking diners […]

And the winner is…..

And the winner is…..

RayGunGirl! Congratulations, you and a lucky guest won tickets to the Blackfinn Pre-Grand Opening party! You were picked rather scientifically by my coworker Jen, whom I accosted with, “Pick a number between 1 and 4!” She picked 3. You were comment #3. Aren’t you lucky? […]

Review: Shadeau Bread’s Lunch and Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Review: Shadeau Bread’s Lunch and Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Like most everyone else in Ohio, it seems, I’ve been stuck inside since Friday afternoon, when I left work in Mason to make the (hour-long, this time; the last storm, two-hour-long) trek back downtown. I knew I didn’t have a whole lot prepared, and didn’t […]

Snowy Saturday News

Snowy Saturday News

First, some great news! Restaurant Week has been extended due to our inclement weather, through 3/14. Check out http://www.gcindependents.com for participating restaurants. I know that Brown Dog Cafe will be participating, but otherwise, visit here and I’ll keep you posted. And also, don’t forget my […]

The Summit Restaurant to open at Midwest Culinary Institute

The Summit Restaurant to open at Midwest Culinary Institute

Look what just popped up on OpenTable.com! From OpenTable: A UNIQUELY “EDUCATIONAL” CULINARY EXPERIENCE!DINE AT “The Summit”MIDWEST CULINARY INSTITUTEClassical french cooking with a light contemporary twist rounded out with some traditional American favorites. You will be wined and dined by our outstanding students. Under the […]

Thanks, Chefs!

Thanks, Chefs!

What a great way to reach out to the community!! Thanks to Chef Sturkey, the Mazzeis at Pompilio’s, and Chef de Cavel. I love to see people give back to the community. copyright 2008, winemedineme/Julie Niesen. All rights reserved.

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