Author: Julie Niesen

AAA Diamond Awards 2015 out, Cincinnati Wins.

AAA Diamond Awards 2015 out, Cincinnati Wins.

The AAA Diamond Awards 2015 for restaurants were announced today.  Cincinnati, as usual, represents well, with Orchids at Palm Court leading the pack with 5 stars, the only 5-star restaurant in Ohio. Four Diamonds were awarded to Boca, The Palace at the Cincinnatian, The Celestial and […]

Ryan Santos Please Kickstarts for a Permanent Home

Ryan Santos Please Kickstarts for a Permanent Home

Pop-Up dinners are popular around the country, and for a year or so here, we had several running in various locations around the city.  The standout? Please, headed up by Ryan Santos.  That consistency — and creativity– has paid off, as Santos is now looking […]

Giveaway: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Taste of the World

Giveaway: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Taste of the World

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Taste of the World is coming up on Saturday.  You’re going, right?   You should: it benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati, which helps find cures for blood cancers.  To date, the LLS has provided more than $1 billion […]

eat play give provides brunch (and a whole lot  more).

eat play give provides brunch (and a whole lot more).

It’s that time of year: my favorite time of year, where I spend all week looking forward to eat play give and their brunch, which benefits the de Cavel Family SIDS fund.  It’s this Sunday, from 11:30-2:30 and will feature a wide array of dishes […]

The Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic Winner Is…

The Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic Winner Is…

The winner of the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic & wine me, dine me Best Bite contest is….   Ameet Chimote, with his delicious Indian “Madras Thali”.  Congratulations, Ameet, you win a Saturday Savor pass for you and a guest!   However, we have one more winner. […]

The Roundup of Entries for the #wmdmbestbite and Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic contest!
Sunday Funday at Market Wines with McCabe’s Granola

Sunday Funday at Market Wines with McCabe’s Granola

Do you remember McCabe’s Granola?  They’re launching some new granola bars to compliment their existing granola, and they’re doing it in coordination with Market Wines and Findlay Market. On Sunday, August 24 from 12:30-3:30, McCabe’s will be sponsoring a Sunday Funday with McCabe’s snacks (and […]

Review: Happy Belly on Vine

Review: Happy Belly on Vine

Happy Belly on Vine is a necessary addition to the Over-the-Rhine food scene.  I know: it’s hard to find food that is “clean” anywhere, including the hot dog, fried chicken and taco-laden Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  Sure, every restaurant has healthy choices (I swear, I don’t eat […]

Win a Saturday Savor Pass to Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic

Win a Saturday Savor Pass to Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic

What is your favorite bite in Cincinnati? Every week on WCPO.com, I tell you all about my favorite bite of the week.  Whether it’s the Japanese okonomiyaki at Quan Hapa or chicken lettuce wraps at Cooper’s Hawk, I point you towards some of the best stuff […]

Do Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

Do Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

It’s Do Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant week — the week each year that Downtown Cincinnati restaurants get to show off their chops and attract a clientele that wants to experiment, try new restaurants, and save a few bucks. In these articles for WCPO, I go into […]

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