Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: The Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail

Cocktail Hour: The Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail

It’s getting closer and closer to Tales of the Cocktail, my favorite event ever. Seriously. I missed going so much last year, and I’m so pleased to be attending this year. I haven’t made this cocktail– yet– but this is the official cocktail of the […]

Three Spicy Things for Cinco de Mayo

Three Spicy Things for Cinco de Mayo

I have a new-found appreciation for spice. I remember ordering Pad Thai “level 1” and never, ever touching hot sauce. Now, I can’t get enough spicy– whether that’s Sriracha or chipotle. I’m not going in for a level 10, I do find myself savoring the burn, […]

Review: Taqueria Yolandita

Review: Taqueria Yolandita

I spent some time in Columbus with the Experience Columbus folks and a group of bloggers, and I think we were all amazed at the large variety of taco trucks in the Columbus area.  I’ll be writing about them soon (promise!), but I’ve been wracking […]

Review: Tot Dogs
News Roundup: Pho Lang Thang, Tom + Chee, Queen City Cookies, Nada
Mullane’s Parkside Cafe Evicted

Mullane’s Parkside Cafe Evicted

According to Mullane’s Facebook page, they were evicted from their space at 1222 Race Street. From Ellen Faeth: “but sadly, after investing in excess of $50,000 of my own money in this venture, today we were evicted because of an error in my calculations about […]

Mini Review: Pizza Bomba

Mini Review: Pizza Bomba

I finally got a taste of Pizza Bomba, what I’ve been referring to as the “next, mythical food truck”– mythical because they were on Twitter, but not actually making pizza for quite a while. Thank goodness they got a few truck issues resolved and are […]

Opening Day: New Eats at GABP

Opening Day: New Eats at GABP

I was very surprised when the Reds invited me to their press event to debut their new dining selections at the ball park. For the past few years, The Better Half and I have been kind of (okay, very) critical of their selections, particularly when […]

Food Trucks In Negotiations Serve at Taste of Cincinnati

Food Trucks In Negotiations Serve at Taste of Cincinnati

Corrected:  I spoke with Chris Kemper from the Cincinnati Chamber– the food trucks aren’t finalized yet, but they are in negotiations. Just heard this from Tom Acito, the owner of Cafe de Wheels: The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce is negotiating with food trucks to serve […]

Vintage Restaurant Menus

Vintage Restaurant Menus

My friend Monika pointed me out to some really cool menus for sale on eBay— all from landmark Cincinnati restaurants, most of which are now closed. Frisch’s Mt. Vernon Iron Horse Inn in Glendale (looks to be from the 60s) El Greco (I remember my […]

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