Author: Julie Niesen

Run Off Some Calories:  Junior League Jog 5K

Run Off Some Calories: Junior League Jog 5K

Full disclosure: I’m a member of the Junior League, so please excuse this plug. The Junior League supports a lot of causes I believe in– Kids in the Kitchen, for example, which teaches kids good eating habits– and this is a great fundraiser for their […]

Review: FB’s QBG

Review: FB’s QBG

Bar food.  What image does that conjure for you?  For me, I think things like wings, onion rings, chicken fingers, potato skins– stuff that has recently popped out of a deep fryer and is only tasty because it’s fried.  It’s usually a second thought– something […]

Review: Queen City Cookies’ Schnecken

Review: Queen City Cookies’ Schnecken

I’m Julie, and I’m a schneck-a-holic. Buttery, warm, cinnamony slices of baked goodness? Sign me up. I’ve tried most every kind of schnecken in town:  Servatii and Busken (both are very moist, but taste pretty processed), Graeter’s (better!), Virgil’s (the most homemade tasting of the […]

Review: Mecklenberg Gardens & Oktoberfest To-Dos

Review: Mecklenberg Gardens & Oktoberfest To-Dos

Mecklenberg Gardens, one of the oldest Cincinnati restaurants, is a perfect alternative to Oktoberfest.  Now, don’t get me wrong– I’m not suggesting you skip Oktoberfest– but sometimes, you want something a little German, a little quieter, and maybe something with more German than American influence. […]

Response from 3CDC about Food on the Square

Response from 3CDC about Food on the Square

I just heard from 3CDC about the food tents at Fountain Square. Thought the tents are going away, 3CDC is looking towards more partnerships with the City and food trucks in the future.  The Strauss and Troy market on Tuesdays will not go away, and […]

No Food on Fountain Square?

No Food on Fountain Square?

Polly Campbell is reporting that food will be removed from Fountain Square starting at the end of September (this was originally reported over at Eggplant to Go). Personally, I love the vibrancy that having food and beverage vendor on the square lends to the square […]

Review: Blue Oven Bakery

Review: Blue Oven Bakery

The Better Half can’t let a Saturday morning go by without a waffle from Taste of Belgium, so he’ll often trek out long before I get up (I like to sleep in, what can I say?) to grab a waffle and some produce from Findlay […]

Tazza Mia to open in Gateway Quarter

Tazza Mia to open in Gateway Quarter

The Cincinnati Wire is reporting that Tazza Mia, roasters of coffee with locations in the Central Business District and an outpost at Japp’s, will be opening a location at 1215 Vine Street, called 1215– serving wine and coffee.  Welcome to the neighborhood!

Housekeeping Notes (& Feedback Welcome!)

Housekeeping Notes (& Feedback Welcome!)

Hi everyone! There are a few changes are going on around here that I’d like to keep you posted on! 1. I’m changing my categories (slowly!) so that eventually, I can have a page with reviews sorted by neighborhood and cuisine.  So, if you’re looking […]

Review: Sweet Petit Desserts

Review: Sweet Petit Desserts

At Fashion’s Night Out last night, despite coveting a red Valentino purse and a green Burberry coat (neither of which came home with me– I shall simply long for them from afar), I managed to focus in on the food. Palomino is changing their menu, […]

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