Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned

Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned

I’m a bit behind. Last week was Old Fashioned week, and I drank one in honor (the things I do for the blog…) but never posted about it. The old fashioned is called such as it is the essential cocktail: sugar, water, spirits and bitters. […]

Junior League Tour of Kitchens

Junior League Tour of Kitchens

The Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens was great!  Well, at least my part was.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see any of the homes but one– and that one was my own.  Since no one had volunteered a home in the city, I jumped at […]

Jerusalem Cafe Explodes

Jerusalem Cafe Explodes

Breaking news– several people on Twitter are reporting that Jerusalem Cafe, located on McMillan in Clifton Heights, has exploded. According to reports, no one was inside and no one in the apartments above were hurt.  Police and fire are on the scene and McMillan at […]

Metromix Dining Issue: Food Trucks, Tents and Trailers

Metromix Dining Issue: Food Trucks, Tents and Trailers

(Originally appeared in the print version of Metromix) In cities across the country, from New York (where there’s a food truck seemingly every block) to Nashville, from Los Angeles to Columbus, Ohio, street food– whether it’s out of a truck, a tent, or a trailer […]

Oriental Wok at Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens
Recipe: Pad See Ew
Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette

Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette

Okay, just a disclaimer. I profiled Chris Seelbach back in May with the Seelbach Cocktail, and offered the opportunity for a similar feature to any other candidate.  Yvette Simpson was the only other candidate who I contacted who wanted to a) talk about her candidacy […]

Tour of Kitchens presented by the Junior League

Tour of Kitchens presented by the Junior League

When I was a kid, my mom dragged me to Homearama every year. I’m not sure why– what interest does an eight year old have in interior design?– but now, being a homeowner, I actually kind of like home tours. Thanks, Mom. I’m turning into […]

The Lost Art of Buying from a Butcher

The Lost Art of Buying from a Butcher

I just loved this article from the New York Times today. I’ve recently started getting non-chicken cuts of meat from Eckerlin (and chicken from Cedar Lane Farm), and I love the consultative nature of a butcher. Never at a supermarket could you ask, “I’m making […]

New Restaurant: The Silver Ladle

New Restaurant: The Silver Ladle

Thadd from Thadd and Milan caught this shot on one of his walks: The Silver Ladle is owned by the Lambrinides family (of Skyline fame) and will be a fast casual restaurant located in “Restaurant Row”, also known as the section of 6th between Main […]

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