Author: Julie Niesen

Review: D. Burnham’s

Review: D. Burnham’s

Have you ever walked into a restaurant wondering, exactly, what you’d be getting into? I’d been to D. Burnham’s before– but only to the bar. It’s a great place to drink, and I had some small plates during the All-Star Game. But it’s a hotel […]

Thanksgiving Cocktail: Steven Clement’s Orchard Ride

Thanksgiving Cocktail: Steven Clement’s Orchard Ride

You know how much I love cocktails, and the cocktail program at Salazar is helping to change cocktail culture in Cincinnati.  Bar manager Steven Clement is constantly trying new things, and some of his creations — including the almost-famous Bruce Banner– are some of my […]

Tapas Tuesday at Salazar OTR

Tapas Tuesday at Salazar OTR

What are you doing tonight? Nothing? Run down to Salazar OTR for Tapas Tuesday.  Every Tuesday, Salazar features a brand-new menu of tapas — everything from gazpacho blanco (made with almonds and grapes) to Spanish-style charcuterie and everything in between. It’s always delicious, always different, […]

Remembering Rosie & Bounty at Joe’s Diner
Joe’s Diner Taken Over by Bounty Paper Towels Tomorrow, 4/28!

Joe’s Diner Taken Over by Bounty Paper Towels Tomorrow, 4/28!

Bounty, one of Cincinnati’s iconic Procter and Gamble brands, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with a pretty innovative event (that’s open to the public!). Joe’s Diner on Sycamore will be taken over by Bounty all day tomorrow (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), serving […]

Bockfest: What To Eat
Junior League of Cincinnati Cinsation Best Bite of the Night

Junior League of Cincinnati Cinsation Best Bite of the Night

It’s that time of year — the Junior League of Cincinnati Cinsation. This is their primary fundraiser to support their efforts, including Refugee Resettlement and Pediatric Oral Health programs.   Anne and I will be judging again! For $85, you get bites from top Cincinnati […]

Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais

Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais

Secret: if you find the right, unassuming sushi restaurant, they are often better than trendier, more expensive places (and certainly less expensive). For a recent dinner with friends, we went up to Sushi Samurais. Though they have a limited menu of sashimi and nigiri, they […]

Review: May Cafe Milford

Review: May Cafe Milford

I guess I have a reputation for being an urban snob. Sure, I live in Over-the-Rhine. Sure, I love that I live and work in the same place.  Sure, I love my walkable community and not driving a lot. Sure!  But I pretty much dig any […]

Giveaway: Women Helping Women Sunday Salon

Giveaway: Women Helping Women Sunday Salon

Women Helping Women, a local organization that helps more than 13,000 survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence stalking each year, is once again hosting its popular Sunday Salon fundraiser series. The series, spread out over Sundays now through the end of March, allows people to […]

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