Author: Julie Niesen

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, […]

Review: Cheezburger Cafe

Review: Cheezburger Cafe

I thought I had a meltdown. I had a bunch of reviews in the queue, the pictures all lined up on my iPhone.  Then, I decided to test the developer’s kit for iOS5… and poof. They were gone.  Apple released a new version, I upgraded […]

Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue

Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue

Food and fashion go together.  They just do. Trust me on this.  Do you get dressed up to go to special meals?  Coordinate your outfit with your meal (I do– you know, avoiding the white and pastels at an Italian meal…)? Okay, so it’s a […]

A Gourmet Sensation, to benefit Hospice of Cincinnati

A Gourmet Sensation, to benefit Hospice of Cincinnati

It’s that time of year again– time for Gourmet Sensation, to benefit Hospice of Cincinnati, happening on September 10th (this Saturday) from 7 PM- Midnight. While historically it’s been hosted in Mason at the Lidner Family Tennis Center, this year it’s been moved to the […]

Listermann’s Presents Arnold’s Ziffel in honor of Harry’s Law

Listermann’s Presents Arnold’s Ziffel in honor of Harry’s Law

September 21st is the premiere of Harry’s Law, which will be using a set modeled after Arnold’s. It will feature local beer signage, taps, and a lot of familiar Arnold’s features. So, with that in mind, why not create a commemorative beer? Listermann’s did, and […]

Yagoot’s Neugoot Taste Test

Yagoot’s Neugoot Taste Test

I had a fun evening yesterday where I got to try three Yagoot fan-submitted flavors, along with Polly Campbell. The flavors were creative and fun, and submitted in a contest that the folks at Yagoot are calling “Neugoot”.  We tried three flavors: Pistachio, which was […]

Review:  Park + Vine Vegan Lunch

Review: Park + Vine Vegan Lunch

I’m not a vegan, but many of my best friends are. How’s that for a marginalizing statement? Vegan cuisine is becoming mainstream, and even those of us who are avowed omnivores can enjoy vegan cuisine that’s done right. Recently, Melissa Cox Howard, formerly of Melt […]

Grape Stomping at the Swiss Wine Festival

Grape Stomping at the Swiss Wine Festival

So, Michelle and I will be doing our best Lucy and Ethel impressions– both for the Freestore Foodbank– at the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN. It’s an annual gathering of vineyards, food, and fun about 50 miles outside of Cincinnati.  I’ll be stomping grapes […]

Grammer’s Reopening

Grammer’s Reopening

Grammer’s, the OTR mainstay that was victim of a robbery in early August, is now reopening (in fact, if you’re looking for a job, they’re hiring servers, bartenders and a general manager). No word currently on exactly when they’re reopening, but I’ll update once I […]

Two Events this weekend:  Asian Food Fest and Farmer’s Fair

Two Events this weekend: Asian Food Fest and Farmer’s Fair

It’s a big food festival weekend! Two great ones to try out: Farmer’s Fair is in its second year, focusing on the locavore movement with keynote speakers The Accidental Farmers.  There’s lots of local food (Neltner’s Farm, Sensitive Epicure, Fab Ferments, Streetpops, Snowville Creamery and […]

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