Author: Julie Niesen

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.

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. […]

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