Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Chef

Review: Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Chef

I love it when a book proves me wrong. I’m a huge Ramit Sethi fan.  Ask me about personal finance, or about how I ran my job search, or how to negotiate for anything and I guarantee you I’ll say something like, “Dude, Ramit says…” […]

Review: Alfio’s Buon Cibo

Review: Alfio’s Buon Cibo

Bella Luna has been a stalwart of the restaurant scene in Cincinnati for a while– they’re known for a few things, most notably bread pudding and short rib cannoli, both of which won awards at Taste of Cincinnati a couple of years ago.  When Alfio […]

Last Minute Wine Gifts

Last Minute Wine Gifts

I know, “wine me, dine me” doesn’t talk about wine much. I’m planning on changing that. I tend to be someone who obsessively reads about something (cocktails, food, whatever)– so a few books have been a lot of fun to read while I’m exploring the […]

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What do you eat when you’re alone?

What do you eat when you’re alone?

Donna Covrett reminded me, a few days ago, of a book that’s been on my Kindle (okay, fine, Kindle App…) for a while now:  What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by Deborah Madison.  In it, she surveys people from all different […]

Jose Salazar to Abigail Street
OTR Dining Guide via Ensemble Theater
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

For longtime readers, you know that Thanksgiving is a big deal at Chez WMDM. The Better Half has his traditional dishes, and I experiment. We have our friends over for a “friendsgiving”, where everyone brings their favorite dishes and we eat and drink and make […]

Zagat’s Top Ten

Zagat’s Top Ten

Really interesting list here– there are some notable omissions (in my opinion): 1) Jean-Robert Table (French) 2) Bakersfield (Mexican) 3) Orchids at Palm Court (American) 4) Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (Steak) 5) Nicola’s (Italian) 6) Tony’s (Seafood/Steak) 7) Abigail Street (Mediterranean) 8) Jeff Ruby’s Precinct (Steak) […]

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