Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Brew River Gastropub

Review: Brew River Gastropub

Brew….riiiiver…. Yes, I get that very cliched Breakfast at Tiffany‘s song stuck in my head when I hear the name of the newest brewpub around town, Brew River, located in the former Maribelle’s location on Riverside Drive which, along with Eastern Avenue, is really becoming a […]

Mayberry + Founders Dinner

Mayberry + Founders Dinner

I am never in town on my birthday, it seems. It just works out that way (not a huge deal– bartenders are very kind to lone travelers out of town on their birthdays!). If I were in town, though, I’d be hitting up the Founder’s […]

The Pie Wars Beginneth and Presidential Cookies

The Pie Wars Beginneth and Presidential Cookies

Remember last year’s Busken vs. Frisch’s pie wars? In case you don’t, here was my Thanksgiving post from last year. It looks like Frisch’s is getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving a little early by costuming the Skinny Ghost cookie on the side of Busken’s […]

Wolf & Co Bistro Relocating, Pizza Bomba to open bricks & mortar store

Wolf & Co Bistro Relocating, Pizza Bomba to open bricks & mortar store

Wolf and Co, located in Covington, has closed and is looking for a new location for their dinner service. In the meantime, Pizza Bomba, the food truck that specializes in interesting pizzas, like Kimcheeza and Mac and Cheeza, will be opening a bricks & mortar […]

Review: Jimmy G’s

Review: Jimmy G’s

Cincinnati is known for steaks– well, after people get past chili and Graeter’s, they remember that there are steaks.  Most people thank Jeff Ruby for that– and they’d be right.  Part of that success was also due to Jimmy Gibson, Ruby’s long-time executive chef. I […]

Mini-Review: Burnell’s

Mini-Review: Burnell’s

It’s not often I read something on Facebook that goes like this: To the Friends of Burnell’s: Due to lackluster sales over the summer months, we are on the verge of becoming another statistic of the restaurant industry. It is said that 30-50% of restaurants […]

YMCA: Hudy 14k, Workout Clothes & Routine
Grub Crawl Part Deux:  Oktoberfest

Grub Crawl Part Deux: Oktoberfest

Hey folks!  Join Hoperatives and me at 1 PM on Saturday and Sunday for another grub crawl!  We’ll be touring some of the best and tastiest (both beer and food) of Oktoberfest this year.  The tour lasts about an hour, and we’ll meet at 5th […]

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty

I love Yagoot.  I don’t like desserts that are too sweet (indeed, I have very little in the ways of a sweet tooth but salty potato chips had better watch out), and Yagoot’s tingly-tart creaminess is right up my alley.  My standard order is their […]

Hudepohl 14K Run/Walk

Hudepohl 14K Run/Walk

Yeah, so, that last post you read? About me getting fit?  This is one of the things that goes along with it. I don’t really run, but I do like to walk.  So join me (and The Better Half– he’s a runner) on Saturday– before […]

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