Author: Julie Niesen

Friday Five:  On the side, please

Friday Five: On the side, please

(Guest post by The Artist Formerly Known as “The Boyfriend”) Complete the following:  Baked possum and _______. (Stick with me.  There’s a point here, I promise.) If you answered with anything other than “sweet potatoes,” you’re probably not a native Southerner.  And even though it […]

Review: Sweet Peace Bakery

Review: Sweet Peace Bakery

In my house, growing up, there was always a box of Oatmeal Cream Pies from Little Debbie in the pantry.  I think my mom may still keep them there.  The creamy filling sandwiched by soft, slightly spicy cookie is still a favorite, though I couldn’t […]

Review: Foodzie

Review: Foodzie

I love the trend of “curated” sample packs. I fell in love with this trend via Birchbox, which sends you five samples based on a theme (April was “earth-friendly”, May was “Gifts for Mom”). They’re really generous samples: like a small bottle of nail polish […]

Summer Reading, Food Edition

Summer Reading, Food Edition

I was *that* kid when I was growing up. You know the one– nose in a book, constantly. Even at the dinner table (which infuriated my mother to no end). Summertime was my favorite time of year, because that meant I could read whatever I […]

Commenting System

Commenting System

Hey folks! I upgraded the commenting system to Disqus, a system you may use on other websites and blogs for commenting. I tried this a couple of years ago and it wasn’t popular, but it has been improved since then. A few things: If you […]

Review: Jessicakes

Review: Jessicakes

I like cupcakes.  I’ve not gone crazy over them like many have (though I hear the Whoopee Pie is the next cupcake, and I really love those…), but I still enjoy a moist cupcake with a generous amount of frosting.  They’re fun, a little indulgent, […]

Soho Sushi to be renamed Fusian

Soho Sushi to be renamed Fusian

Soho Sushi, the fast-casual sushi concept on 4th, has changed their name to Fusian (pronounced like “fusion”). I talked with Zach Weprin, one of the owners, a couple of weeks ago and asked him about the change, which is official as of today.  “We want […]

Japp’s to Open June 23

Japp’s to Open June 23

Japp’s, the former bar (and wig shop) and now the second foray into the bar scene in Over-the-Rhine by the owners of Neon’s, has annoounced its opening: June 23, says Molly Wellman. The bar will feature craft cocktails, a comfortable atmosphere, no TVs, and “the […]

Bits and Bites: A Tavola Opens, Blogger Can’t Resist
A Tavola Now Open

A Tavola Now Open

A Tavola, the much-anticipated pizzeria on Vine Street, is now open for business.  There are already reports on Twitter about drinks and such.  It was supposed to be a soft opening, but it seems like the word spread like wildfire on Twitter. A Tavola features […]

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