Author: Julie Niesen

Giveaway: Kevin Zraly Gifts

Giveaway: Kevin Zraly Gifts

I love Kevin Zraly. Via his book Windows on the World Complete Wine Course , I’ve learned a ton about wine and maybe– just maybe!– will start looking into the basic Sommelier course. The awesome folks who do PR for Kevin Zraly have provided a GREAT gift […]

Review: Quan Hapa

Review: Quan Hapa

I have complained for years about the lack of good Asian food downtown. I guess someone listened, considering Quan Hapa and Kaze opened within weeks of each other, and nearly across the street from one another. Though they are both Asian, they couldn’t be more […]

Feed Update

Feed Update

Hi everyone! I’m doing a little housekeeping around here. If you are currently subscribed to the RSS feed, please switch your feed to: https://feeds.feedblitz.com/winemedinemeincincinnati If you are currently an email subscriber, you won’t have to do anything– the email will look different, but it will […]

Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

I’m a sucker for a good brownie. I like mine to be chewy, not cakey and have a minimum of nuts. My favorite brownies are Sugar Daddy’s in Columbus– one of my favorite hotels up there is fortunately (or unfortunately, for my waistline) across the […]

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

It looks like Matthew Cranert, who is currently Executive Chef at M Wood Fired Oven (a sister restaurant to Cumin) is now also the Executive Chef for Cumin. In Cincinnati, he’s  worked for Daniel Wright at Senate, as well as restaurants in San Francisco and […]

Livin’ in the Cin:  Outdoor Dining at Virgil’s
Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

(Guest post by The Better Half) One of the hazards of getting older—and I’ll let you provide your own definition for that particular word—is that I find myself given to unexpected bouts of nostalgia. Julie and I have a deal: Anytime we’re in the car […]

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Long-time readers know of my love for Dixie Chili. It’s The Better Half’s and my favorite place for Valentine’s Day dinner. Author Dann Woellert recently published The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili, a book detailing the rich history and legendary proprietors of Cincinnati chili. Among […]

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Guys, I’m pretty klutzy. Seriously. Despite growing up with ballet (I do still perfectly point my toes, and have REALLY good Balanchine-esque hand positioning at times), I am constantly bumping into things, dropping things, all of that good stuff.  Gravity has a particularly strong effect […]

Mayonnaise: or, A Jobless Summer
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