Author: Julie Niesen

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Grammer’s Closed Indefinitely

Grammer’s Closed Indefinitely

On Saturday, August 5th, Grammer’s was robbed at gunpoint by three armed men. It wasn’t widely covered by the media (of the mainstream media, only Local 12 covered it), but word quickly spread among OTR residents. Due to this incident, and lack of police presence […]

Mini-Review: Turophilia Quesadillas

Mini-Review: Turophilia Quesadillas

(Guest post by The Better Half) If a quesadilla is done right, the end result will be equal parts comfort food (think grilled cheese sandwich), novelty (is there an end to ingredients that can be grilled inside a tortilla?), and kicked-up spiciness.   And the quesadillas […]

An absolutely fascinating article on Cincinnati (that has nothing to do with food).
New Menu Items at Stone Creek + Moerlein Lager House
The Culinary Trials of the Suburbanite Dad

The Culinary Trials of the Suburbanite Dad

We all agree that food is kind of important, right?  And not just “if you don’t eat something, your body will shrivel up like prune set out on a Cincinnati sidewalk in August” important, but socially important, culturally important, and quite often, personally important. Sometimes, […]

Cocktail Contest at Japp’s on August 4th

Cocktail Contest at Japp’s on August 4th

For those of you who aren’t going to Paul McCartney, you can see three local female bartenders compete in a cocktail creation contest sponsored by Edible Ohio Valley. From their press release: On August 4, 2011 Edible Ohio Valley, Japp’s, and Buckeye Vodka will host […]

It’s Sales Meeting time again…

It’s Sales Meeting time again…

I’m taking a breather from sessions to say hello, and also mention that this week will be all about some guest bloggers while I toil away in Las Vegas. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it. So while I’m doing a dozen presentations, […]

I love menus (guest post by Dale Marie Pontz of Dames on Games)
Todd Kelly named Chef of the Year at the American Culinary Federation Convention

Todd Kelly named Chef of the Year at the American Culinary Federation Convention

This past week was the American Culinary Federation’s contest, which involved a competition. Todd Kelly of Orchids competed this past weekend, and the results were posted at 10 PM on Tuesday night– and Chef Kelly won Chef of the Year.  For other winners, check out […]

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