Author: Julie Niesen

Best of Taste on Fox 19

Best of Taste on Fox 19

In case you watched Fox 19 this morning, here’s my list of best bets: Veal meatballs from Via Vite Anything from the Taste Experience (the photo below is of Daveed’s Next’s chilled shrimp flatbread) Pit to Plate rib tips Street Corn from M Wood Fire […]

Taste of Cincinnati Features New Restaurants

Taste of Cincinnati Features New Restaurants

The number one complaint I’ve heard year after year: “Why isn’t X restaurant at Taste of Cincinnati?” That restaurant is usually something small and chef-owned. The problem is– these chefs are generally not equipped to serve the 500,000 people (or so) who take in Taste– […]

Review: Thai Express

Review: Thai Express

As an UC alumna, I have no idea how I never made it to Thai Express in college.  It has all of the things a college student (and, let’s face it, the rest of us) likes:  cheap, delicious food with enough for leftovers the next […]

Spring Trifle

Spring Trifle

I spent most of Saturday judging a wing contest at Sawyer Point.  My lips have finally regained feeling in them after the “hottest wing” competition, and I got to know Jessica Brown from Fox 19, a fellow judge. Color me surprised when I get a […]

Review: Barrio Tequileria

Review: Barrio Tequileria

Northside is the epicenter of the Cincinnati Tacosphere. Fact. You have Tacocracy, the hard-to-pronounce, anti-establishment taco joint, that fills their tacos with potatoes and very un-taco-like fillings, surrounded by old airplane doodads in an old goth bar. Then, you have Django Western Taco, with its […]

Home Cooks: Theresa Nguyen

Home Cooks: Theresa Nguyen

I’ve been quiet for a little while. Work, life– things happen. I’d been intending to post all week, but between Boston, Waco, and a few other things– well, I decided I needed to write about something really positive. I love the things home cooks do […]

Reds Add Frisch’s to Starting Lineup

Reds Add Frisch’s to Starting Lineup

I have always wanted to write a headline like that. Despite the impending snowpacalypse (I am still waiting for it…), today was the media preview day for the Cincinnati Reds’ food, one of my favorite treats each year. I love taking my lunch hour and […]

Cocktail Hour:  The Brooklyn

Cocktail Hour: The Brooklyn

I often wonder if Martha Stewart gets emergency cleaning texts from her friends: “Martha! I have mustard on my shirt! What do I do?”  Or if Alton Brown gets random cooking science phone calls from his sister-in-law, “I mixed milk in vinegar, what’s that reaction […]

Carriage House Farm hosts Outstanding in the Field

Carriage House Farm hosts Outstanding in the Field

A couple of years ago at the first FoodBuzz Blogger conference in San Francisco, the final night was hosted by Outstanding in the Field. All of us– and there were probably 100 or so– packed into a distribution warehouse, surrounded by food that would be […]

Bites:  Escargot at La Poste

Bites: Escargot at La Poste

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that escargot exist only to be vehicles for garlic and butter.* Don’t try to argue with me there. If escargot weren’t traditionally soaked in garlic butter, green with parsley, Bourgogne style, would most people eat them? Thought so. I […]

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