Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Allure Cincinnati

Review: Allure Cincinnati

I’d seen advertisements for this restaurant— the food looked good on TV (though on TV, just about anything can be made to look good), and I’m always up for trying something new. On Saturday evening, we decided to get a reservation somewhere, but since it […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

So what is everyone doing (or not doing) for Valentine’s? In an earlier post, I revealed that I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s day– it’s over commercialized and too high-pressure. Me, I’d rather have a guy who treats me well every day of the […]

Best of Cincinnati– CityBeat

Best of Cincinnati– CityBeat

Looks like it’s that time of year again– CityBeat’s best of Cincinnati! I’ll be interested in seeing who wins the restaurant wars, of course, but there are also some other great nominations– best car repair (how hard is it to find a reputable car repair […]

Cincinnati Restaurant Week announced

Cincinnati Restaurant Week announced

Yay! I’m so excited. Dates: 3 March through 9 March Price: 25.08 for a three course prix fixe meal. Restaurants: Andy’s Mediterranean, Behle Street, Bella Luna, Brown Dog Cafe, Chalk, Daveed’s, deSha’s, Greenup Cafe, Holy Grail, Hugo, Jag’s, Pigall’s, Jimmy D’s, Kona, Mesh, Mike & […]

shameless theatrical plug

shameless theatrical plug

Sorry about the total lack of posts this week. I’ve been at the theater every night finishing up costumes for The House of Blue Leaves over at Falcon Theatre in Newport, my usual theatrical home. It opens tonight (Friday) and runs through February 23. It’s […]

More Valentine’s News

More Valentine’s News

I took my mom out for her birthday on Saturday to Jean-Robert’s Greenup Cafe, and ended up pre-ordering some chocolates. I had insisted that I was going to buy half-price chocolates at Godiva the day after Valentine’s, but the cute little heart boxes (edible!) filled […]

Too many restaurants downtown?

Too many restaurants downtown?

The Enquirer just posted an article wondering if there are too many restaurants downtown. Initially, my thought was that there couldn’t possibly be too many restaurants downtown– thinking about places with downtowns that are far more thriving, like Louisville or Pittsburgh. Then, this quote popped […]

Review: Shadeau Bread

Review: Shadeau Bread

I love good bread. I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought white bread (which is what I grew up with). I prefer the crunchy crust and soft insides of fresh-baked bread, preferably from an artisanal bakery (though Panera will do in a pinch). […]

Waffle news, Mardi Gras at Findlay Market, etc.

Waffle news, Mardi Gras at Findlay Market, etc.

It looks like Taste From Belgium has moved into a better spot in Findlay Market– they used to be right outside the door, near Kroeger’s Meats; now they’ve moved into the market house, next to Ms. Helen’s. I’ve never tried Ms. Helen’s, but being that […]

Eating occasions– Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day

Eating occasions– Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day

Two of the biggest food days (excluding Thanksgiving and the December holidays) of the year are coming up– Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day. I’ve read that the big national pizza chains (Papa John’s and Domino’s) do their biggest business on this day (followed by […]

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