Author: Julie Niesen

Kiva Loans: Free Trial

Kiva Loans: Free Trial

I know that Kiva loans are not local, but this is too good to not share. One of Kiva’s board members, Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) is providing $25 to new members for free to back loans for small business owners around the world.   […]

News Roundup:  The Wine Cellar, Jean-Robert’s Table, Brew River Gastropub, Le’s Cafe
Review: The Firehouse Grill

Review: The Firehouse Grill

The Firehouse Grille is in a building in Blue Ash that has been a lot of things I liked:  Watson Brothers Brewery was always good for after-work activities, and I even liked Apsara for the brief moment they were there.  The Firehouse Grill is more […]

Mini-Review: Gilpin’s Steamed Sandwiches

Mini-Review: Gilpin’s Steamed Sandwiches

Late night dining is at a premium in downtown Cincinnati.  With Shanghai Mama’s in limbo, there aren’t a ton of choices for a bite to absorb any imbibing you might’ve done earlier in the evening (or, you know, sometimes you’re just hungry at 2 a.m.). […]

Junior League’s Cinsation: March 10, 2012 + Giveaway!

Junior League’s Cinsation: March 10, 2012 + Giveaway!

Cinsation is upon us– this Saturday, March 10th.  The Junior League of Cincinnati (of which I am a member, full disclosure) is in its second year of presenting this event, and the theme this year is “Shaken, Not Stirred”– so yes, James Bond all the […]

Mini-Review: Paula’s 7-Minute Burger

Mini-Review: Paula’s 7-Minute Burger

I don’t work downtown, so I rarely get to enjoy the delicious, lunch-only places that dot the downtown landscape. I had to run downtown from my office to pick up a copy of Cincinnati Magazine, so I decided I’d reward myself with a burger from […]

Blake Maier to join Mayberry
Food + Wine’s Best New Chef Voting: Vote Local

Food + Wine’s Best New Chef Voting: Vote Local

Last year, Jose Salazar from The Palace at the Cincinnatian Hotel won “Best New Chef: Great Lakes”.  This year, Salazar is nominated again, and Dan Wright from Senate has received his first nomination.  This is fantastic for the city– we need to show Chicago and […]

Review: Bakersfield OTR

Review: Bakersfield OTR

Navigating this whole “food blogging” thing can, even for someone who’s been doing it for four years, be difficult.  There’s a great article I read the other day on the history of food writing, as well as the impact of bloggers on food writing.  Some […]

The Cincinnati List: The Fish Fry
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