Author: Julie Niesen

Recipe: Clafoutis

Recipe: Clafoutis

I was irresponsible. I didn’t customize my Green Bean Delivery order. That means I got whatever they picked for me. An onion (I’ll use it), two mangoes (breakfast!), a green pepper (not a favorite– red and yellow are more my speed), some lettuce, some basil. […]

Dear Mr. Selig: A Case for Cincinnati to Host the All-Star Game
Lavomatic to Close for Remodel

Lavomatic to Close for Remodel

This just crossed my email… “Lavomatic will close just temporarily. To ensure the restaurant remains open to World Choir Games guests, Lavomatic has timed its temporary closing to coincide with the closing of the World Choir Games. Beginning Sunday, July 15 – and for twelve […]

Review: Please

Review: Please

Trying to park a stick shift on Liberty Hill can be a challenge, particularly parking downhill and especially while you’re squinting at houses, trying to see an address obscured by some greenery, all the while trying not to be late to dinner. Call me anything, […]

prettiest. eggs. ever

prettiest. eggs. ever

Aren’t these just the prettiest eggs ever?  I picked these up at Findlay Market from Back Acres Farm and they made some excellent soft scrambled eggs this morning, and will be part of a vinaigrette tonight.  I have two chickens thawing in the refrigerator to make […]

World Choir Games: Check out the Market Garden on 5th!

World Choir Games: Check out the Market Garden on 5th!

Hey, World Choir Games participants and attendees (or downtown office workers, or downtown residents… or just plain hungry people). If you want to take a break from the heat and grab some quick food, head over to 5th and Race for the Market Garden, populated […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

In the past few days I’ve been to Indianapolis for an interview (I, like another local food blogger, got laid off last month), Detroit for a Detroit Tigers game (after kicking ourselves for not bringing our passports, as The Better Half is a big fan […]

Arts Weekend: Ensemble Theater + Cincinnati Opera + OTR
Yelp 4th of July Extravaganza
Review: Boca

Review: Boca

Boca, first in Northside, now in Oakley and soon in the old Maisonette space downtown, has been a staple of local “best-of” lists for years.  This past year, it was #9; in 2011, #2.  The cuisine is mostly Italian, with some definite French influence.  The […]

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