Author: Julie Niesen

Fire at Shanghai Mama’s

Fire at Shanghai Mama’s

WCPO is reporting that Shanghai Mama’s, one of the few late-night options in downtown Cincinnati, caught on fire last night and it caused “significant damage”. I’ll update the story as I hear more information– particularly about plans for reopening.

Taste of the NFL 2011

Taste of the NFL 2011

(Guest post by The Better Half) Why do I do this to myself? Every year when the Cincinnati Bengals’ Taste of the NFL rolls around, I make myself a solemn promise: “I, The Better Half, solemnly swear not to stuff my face until I’m beyond […]

Summer Genetti moves to Honey

Summer Genetti moves to Honey

Summer Genetti, a local favorite pastry chef who, for the past two and a half years, has worked along Jose Salazar at the Cincinnatian, has moved to Honey in Northside.  I heard she had moved on several months ago, and recently found out that she’d […]

And the winner is…
Review: Mr. Hanton’s Dogs

Review: Mr. Hanton’s Dogs

Hot dogs are trendy. Trendy enough that we now have several choices for killer dogs. I finally caught up with Mr. Hanton’s during Midpoint Music Festival. They, along with other food trucks, were stationed in the Midpoint Midway, which we wandered through on our way […]

Eat.Play.Give Brunch to benefit the De Cavel SIDS Foundation

Eat.Play.Give Brunch to benefit the De Cavel SIDS Foundation

Eat.Play.Give, the brunch formerly known as 7 Days for SIDS, is Sunday, October 9, from 11:30-2:30 p.m. at the Midwest Culinary Institute. For $75 ($25 for children) at the door, you get brunch-by-the-bite by some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants, and your donation helps fund the […]

Mayberry Foodstuffs Closing

Mayberry Foodstuffs Closing

Josh Campbell’s Mayberry Foodstuffs, an urban grocery, is closing, according to Cincy Voices. There just wasn’t enough business (surprising as the downtown area is burgeoning), but many of the specialty items will be available at Campbell’s other projects, The Skinny Pig and Mayberry.

Taste of the NFL + Giveaway

Taste of the NFL + Giveaway

My favorite event of the year is here– Taste of the NFL, which benefits the Freestore Foodbank. It’s been delayed due to the NFL strike, but they’re back and it should be a great event.  It’s happening this Thursday, October 6, from 5:30-9:30 PM at […]

Cirque du Yelp October 1

Cirque du Yelp October 1

Tomorrow, the circus is coming to town– sort of. Cirque du Yelp will invade the Carnegie in Covington from 8 until 10 PM. It sounds like a fun event for those of us who are food oriented: the list of vendors is pretty impressive.  To […]

Beer Tasting with Greg Hardman of Christian Moerlein, October 14

Beer Tasting with Greg Hardman of Christian Moerlein, October 14

History Department at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences is having a benefit featuring Greg Hardman, CEO of Christian Moerlein, who will talk about Cincinnati’s brewing history with you as you sample Christian Moerlein beers. It’s a fundraiser for the History Department and occurs […]

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