Author: Julie Niesen

Dojo Gelato named to the Top Ten Frozen Dessert Retailers in US

Dojo Gelato named to the Top Ten Frozen Dessert Retailers in US

Did you know there’s a Dessert Professional magazine? I didn’t. I ought to subscribe just for the dessert pictures. Dessert Professional Magazine named Cincinnati’s own Dojo Gelato as one of their Top Ten Frozen Dessert retailers in the US. Most of the winners were in […]

Bits and Bites: Japp’s, A Tavola

Bits and Bites: Japp’s, A Tavola

I popped by Japp’s media opening last night for a couple of drinks. It’s a beautiful space– lots of dark wood, original fixtures from Japp’s when it was a hair and wig store, and new flooring that looks like it’s been there for years. Molly […]

Vote for OTR for a Preservation Grant

Vote for OTR for a Preservation Grant

“This Place Matters” is a contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Over-the-Rhine Foundation is currently in second place! Add your vote, and allow the OTR Foundation to receive $25,000 to help preserve historic buildings and OTR’s place on the Historic […]

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Groupon: Sushi Making Classes at Sushi Bear

Groupon: Sushi Making Classes at Sushi Bear

I don’t always promote Groupons once I found out that many local restaurants have had some less-than-positive experiences with them, mostly involving things like tipping and purchasing. This one (which has less overhead involved) sounded fun: Sushi making classes at Sushi Bear at Findlay Market. […]

Scaffolding at Jean-Robert’s Table

Scaffolding at Jean-Robert’s Table

I keep driving and walking by Jean-Robert’s Table on Vine Street, and each day the scene gets a bit more complicated: one day, scaffolding. The next, plywood. Some tarps covering said scaffolding and plywood.  For a bit, it looked like there was some expansion going […]

Friday Five:  Post-imbibification sustenance

Friday Five: Post-imbibification sustenance

(Guest post by The Better Half) I struggled with a title for this post. “Drunk Food,” though apt, is too crass. Yet however you label it, you’ve probably found yourself in the situation on at least a few occasions during your adult life.  It’s the […]

Jackson Rouse Moves to smoQ

Jackson Rouse Moves to smoQ

Jackson Rouse, formerly of The Iron Horse Inn, is moving to smoQ, the barbecue restaurant in Springdale, starting this week. Owner Pete Zimmer said to expect the menu to change, but he’s insisting on keeping many crowd favorites (such as the cheesy grits). They’re looking […]

Review: Kajun Krawfish

Review: Kajun Krawfish

Being a native Southerner, Terry loves crawfish. They’re hard to get around here– being landlocked is a problem, and folks just aren’t quite familiar with the little bugs. In fact, though I’ve had crawfish in dishes, I’ve never been to a boil. Kajun Krawfish is […]

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