Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Moerlein Lager House

Review: Moerlein Lager House

The view, the view, the view. It’s about time someone in Cincinnati took advantage of the fact that we live on a river. Covington has riverside dining. Newport takes advantage of views. Why not Cincinnati? The food could be from a vending machine and the […]

Win Tickets to Red, Pink & Blue!

Win Tickets to Red, Pink & Blue!

Tomorrow, Red, Pink and Blue will be taking the stage– and by stage, I mean the Purple People bridge– by storm to benefit the American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls and American Lung Association. There’s a fashion show featuring Amy Kirchen designs, cocktails and vendors […]

Review: Yum Yum Chinese
Father’s Day: Local Chefs, Dads Share Memorable Meals

Father’s Day: Local Chefs, Dads Share Memorable Meals

My dad does not cook.  The extent of his cooking was always 1. Microwaving a hot dog; 2. Microwaving frozen White Castles or 3. Calling for pizza.  La Rosa’s. Double extra cheese, original crust.  My most vivid food memories with him include his standard steak […]

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits

(Mini-post by The Better Half) Is there anything better than crispy, browned melted cheese? The edges of baked mac & cheese, for example? Or the overflow from cheese toast that sticks to the baking sheet? (My sister and I used to fight over that one.) […]

Review: Istanbul Cafe

Review: Istanbul Cafe

Cincinnati really needs more food choices. I’m not exaggerating here. When the only cultural cuisines represented are a few authentic-ish Mexican places, a lot of Thai, even more sushi, the occasional Chinese restaurant and an entire block of Indian, there’s an issue– particularly in a […]

Recipe: Asian-ish Balsamic Drumsticks, or Variations on a Theme

Recipe: Asian-ish Balsamic Drumsticks, or Variations on a Theme

I’m finding my time freer these days.  I have more time to cook, and I’m having fun playing around with my camera and iPhoto (mental note: upgrade to Aperture).  Don’t be surprised if you get a few more recipes from me (but don’t worry– there […]

Bits and Bites: Bellies and Butts from Senate

Bits and Bites: Bellies and Butts from Senate

Sometimes I eat something awesome– it doesn’t deserve a full restaurant review, but it does deserve mentioning.  Consider it a new feature– and feel free to submit your own bites as well. Senate’s getting a lot of press now– the cover of City Beat, a […]

Taste of NFL 2012: June 13

Taste of NFL 2012: June 13

My favorite part of football? Taste of the NFL. Yes, really. OK, so maybe I’m not a huge football fan (nor a fan of the food at Paul Brown), but Cincinnati’s Taste of the NFL, which is the largest Taste outside of the Super Bowl […]

Paley Named Executive Chef of Metropole Restaurant at 21c Cincinnati

Paley Named Executive Chef of Metropole Restaurant at 21c Cincinnati

21c’s boutique hotel in Cincinnati is set to open soon, and Michael Paley, the current executive chef of Proof on Main and Garage on Market, will be heading up the hotel’s restaurant, Metropole. Metropole will focus on Cincinnati’s European and Germanic dining heritage. Everything will […]

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