Author: Julie Niesen

Yelp Helps After School Special

Yelp Helps After School Special

Yelp is always doing cool stuff– Yelp Eats, the Yelp Drinks promotion, and lots of other, smaller events around the city. This time, they’re giving back to the community and presenting a pretty cool event that highlights some of the smaller non-profits in the Cincinnati […]

The Anchor to open in Over-the-Rhine

The Anchor to open in Over-the-Rhine

Race Street is getting a second restaurant, just in time for the opening of Washington Park. The Anchor, an “urban seafood restaurant”, will open at 14th and Race. The owner, Derek dos Anjos, grew up in Cincinnati and recently moved back after 15 years in […]

Cocktail Hour: Homemade Irish Cream ( and chocolate syrup!)
Wright Wins Food + Wine’s Best Chefs, Great Lakes

Wright Wins Food + Wine’s Best Chefs, Great Lakes

After a huge social media push, Daniel Wright, chef-owner of Senate and Abigail Street, won the People’s Choice for Best New Chef, Great Lakes region. Congratulations! Find out more information on the other chefs (including last year’s winner and local chef Jose Salazar) on Food […]

News Roundup:  Junior League’s Best Bite, Burnell’s Grand Opening, Spring Restaurant Week

News Roundup: Junior League’s Best Bite, Burnell’s Grand Opening, Spring Restaurant Week

Junior League’s Best Bite of the Night was Fusian’s assortment of sushi. The guys at Fusian served up plates of their sushi to hungry gala-goers and the broad appeal also got them “best bite of the night”.  My best bite?  Definitely Jimmy Gibson’s “Octopussy” dish– […]

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 […]

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