Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Kona Bistro, Restaurant Week

Review: Kona Bistro, Restaurant Week

In case you didn’t know, this week is the Greater Cincinnati Independents‘ restaurant week. A selection of restaurants price a 3-course meal at 25.08. The restaurants range from a couple of Jean-Robert properties, to Hugo, to the Boathouse– the list goes on. On Monday, we […]

The very first wine me, dine me contest!

The very first wine me, dine me contest!

Yup! A contest. I have two free tickets to BlackFinn’s Pre-Grand Opening party on Thursday, March 13. All you have to do is, in the comments, share your favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe. Only one entry per person, and I will pick a random entry […]

Recipe: Balsamic Chicken and other Sunday delights
Review: Blackfinn Cincinnati

Review: Blackfinn Cincinnati

I got a special invitation to preview Blackfinn Cincinnati on Saturday, March 1st. The management had a live training session for their staff, and wanted guests– and who am I to pass up the opportunity? Blackfinn, as you may know, is in the old McFadden’s […]

Review: Lavomatic (and also, Close Encounters of the Blog Kind)
Review: Rusty Bucket

Review: Rusty Bucket

Rusty Bucket is an Ohio-based chain of “corner taverns” that specialize in pub food. It opened its first Cincinnati location at Rookwood… well, yesterday! Terry decided he wanted to go there for dinner last night, and we figured it had been open for a bit– […]

Review: Nicholson’s

Review: Nicholson’s

I have to admit that Nicholson’s is an old favorite of mine. I went there for the first time when I was working for a venture capital firm here in town. It was my first week, and they were celebrating one of the partners’ birthdays. […]

Recipe: (Almost) No-Knead Bread

Recipe: (Almost) No-Knead Bread

Jeff over at PermaSmirk sang the praises of no-knead bread ever since Mark Bittman talked about it in the New York Times last November. I made a loaf of it– it looked good, it smelled good, but it tasted sort of flat. I searched around […]

Cincinnati’s Top Ten Restaurants– Cincinnati Magazine, March 2008.
Review: Kroger Sushi

Review: Kroger Sushi

So it’s not a restaurant, shoot me. 🙂 I love sushi. For me, it’s become take-out on par with Chinese food in the little paper containers: comfortable, somehow elegant (I always thought it was grown-up to eat with chopsticks out of a paper container. I […]

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