Author: Julie Niesen

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Review: York Street Cafe

Review: York Street Cafe

I have been to York Street more times than I can count. For one particular group of my friends, it’s the default drinks-and-apps location either for happy hour or after a show, since it’s convenient to the theater we all perform at on a regular […]

What is a foodie?

What is a foodie?

I’ve been perusing the Cincinnati Magazine restaurant issue since I got it, in case I missed something or forgot about a restaurant I wanted to try (I do that a lot!). I’ve read, over and over, an article in the section that includes comments from […]

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 […]

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