Author: Julie Niesen

The Cincinnati List: Frisch’s

The Cincinnati List: Frisch’s

“It’s comforting to know that even you eat a Big Boy from time to time.” Fine. So I have a reputation for eating, well, not at Frisch’s– not at hybrid quick service/fast casual restaurants in general.  It’s okay– I’m aware of that reputation.  That’s a […]

Review: Mama Lo Hizo

Review: Mama Lo Hizo

Oh, tacos.  They’re seeing a resurgence, as I’m sure you’ve noticed– and savvy eaters are leaning more towards the authentic than the Americanized.  Enter Mama Lo Hizo, a Mexican-themed stall at Findlay Market.  They’re not selling super-authentic tacos– no goat or tripe here– but some […]

Recipe: Bread Pudding; or Snow Day in Cincinnati

Recipe: Bread Pudding; or Snow Day in Cincinnati

Ohio weather is always a bit on the confused side.  I’ve been in snow storms in November and, more recently, 60 degrees in January.   Just this past Saturday, there was a Winter Weather Advisory saying we’d get 3″ of snow overnight.  Locals know what […]

Review: Abigail Street

Review: Abigail Street

I love the way my neighborhood is developing. Most weekends, The Better Half and I don’t go much farther than a block or two. We have so many choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner– and more every day– that it’s very tempting to not venture […]

I’d be honored…

I’d be honored…

…if you voted for wine me, dine me as the “best blog” in City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati poll.  I’ve been in the top three for the past several years (in great company, I might add) and hope you folks still enjoy me enough to […]

Valentine’s Day, wmdm Style

Valentine’s Day, wmdm Style

Valentine’s Day is not a popular holiday at chez wmdm.  Two people who love each other, but don’t buy into the whole roses, chocolates, and high expectations of a Hallmark holiday– well, that doesn’t really add up to Valentine’s romance.  Throw in my travel schedule, […]

Review: Copper Blue

Review: Copper Blue

You all know how I feel about chain restaurants– in general, if I want a decent meal out, I avoid them and instead prefer to give my money to local restaurants. I understand the appeal of chains– consistency, familiarity, often family-friendliness. You know what you’re […]

News Roundup: Bilog, Taste of Belgium,The Wine Cellar, Bakersfield

News Roundup: Bilog, Taste of Belgium,The Wine Cellar, Bakersfield

Bilog, a cafe in Wyoming run by former P&G chemist Elizabeth Piocos, has opened as of last Friday (after an original opening date of August).  They feature coffee, tea, gelato and an assortment of internationally-flavored sandwiches.  The gelato is house-made, and the menu will be […]

Recipe: Gorgamole

Recipe: Gorgamole

By popular Facebook demand, I’m posting the recipe for Gorgamole that I made for Super Bowl Sunday.  Yes, it sounds a bit like the villain on the Smurfs, but I assure you, it’s delicious.  We go to a Super Bowl party every year, and the […]

First Peek: Bakersfield OTR
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