Author: Julie Niesen

Review: King Wok Dim Sum

Review: King Wok Dim Sum

There is not enough dim sum in Cincinnati. Dim sum, for the unfamiliar, is basically Chinese tapas– small plates, perfect for sharing. In many places, there’s a cart and you pick and choose what you’d like. At King Wok, you look at the menu and hope […]

I’m back.  Miss me?

I’m back. Miss me?

Back from a week in Vegas. I ended up not eating a whole lot, but I did have two great meals. Here’s my favorite. Holstein serves burgers and shakes. Like, the best burgers and shakes I’ve ever had. Okay, best burger– I didn’t have a […]

Review: Skyline in Your Desk

Review: Skyline in Your Desk

The folks at Skyline sent me an interesting proposal: “Will you try our shelf-stable Skyline chili?” I was dubious. “We know,” they said. “But it really tastes the same.” As someone who eats more meals than she would like to admit at her desk, and […]

Can we get one of these?
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 […]

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