Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Review: Eli’s

Review: Eli’s

I love it when menus make it easy for me to decide.  One item? I can do that. Eli’s is currently located in a small tent near the Saigon Market side of Findlay Market.  It’s one guy, one griddle, a pork shoulder and a little attitude. […]

Review: Dinastia Latina
Review: Rascal’s Deli

Review: Rascal’s Deli

“I went to this great deli for lunch today. I almost called you to come down here, but then I realized I didn’t want to have to share.” I love my coworkers. Ever since that conversation, my coworker John has been cajoling me to try […]

New Juice Bar at Findlay Market
bacon-wrapped meatloaf

bacon-wrapped meatloaf

I got into a cooking mood on Sunday, and this is what I did. Before: After: That’s a meat loaf, made of 50% chuck, 25% pork and 25% veal, mixed with yogurt, egg, saltines and spices and baked with a bacon lattice.  Glazed twice with […]

Photo Preview: Abigail Street

Photo Preview: Abigail Street

It doesn’t open until November 1, but I got a sneak peek at the interior of Abigail Street, the sister restaurant to Senate, as they took the paper down in the windows today.  My favorite shot is of the chandelier in the men’s room (probably […]

Shanghai Mama’s to Reopen Soon

Shanghai Mama’s to Reopen Soon

I spoke with a member of the management team of Shanghai Mama’s, yesterday afternoon. He said that the fire was caused by an electrical short behind the bar, and destroyed a good portion of the bar, including the bamboo roof. To the left is the […]

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