Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail

Okay, just a disclaimer.  I picked this particular cocktail and the profile of the City Council candidate who shares its name because a) I like the cocktail, b) it’s Derby and appropriate and c) he’s a neighbor.  So as not to be partisan, if any […]

Friday Five: Derby Drinks
Walnut Street Grille to open for Lunch

Walnut Street Grille to open for Lunch

Starting May 6 9 (that’s tomorrow Monday, the Walnut Street Grill will be offering its comfort food fare for lunch. I still haven’t made it there for dinner! The lunch menu, though it debuts tomorrow, is not yet available. The pictures look good, but the […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It’s Cinco de Mayo– I won’t be celebrating tonight (I’m saving it for the Cincy Cinco celebration on Fountain Square) but here are a couple of cocktail recipes from the vault to start your weekend right: La Paloma: My favorite tequila drink. Light, refreshing and […]

Review: Bronte Bistro
Blackfinn Closed

Blackfinn Closed

Blackfinn, according to their website, has closed. They were providing food for a couple of events I know of– wonder what will happen, and what will replace it? The cast members of the Jersey Shore were unavailable for comment. (Tip (and joke) courtesy @Kate_the_Great)

Best of Taste

Best of Taste

I was traveling yesterday, so by now you’ve read the Best of Taste list of winners.  There are a few questions that always come up: 1. Where are Jeff Ruby/Jean-Robert/Sean Daly/ David Falk/Insert Other Chef Name Here? Good question.  Most of these restaurants don’t participate […]

Chris Burns Leaves The Bistro

Chris Burns Leaves The Bistro

Chef Chris Burns, of The Bistro (and those amazing french fries) is leaving to start his own consultancy and, in the future, restaurants. “After seven years at The Bistro, it’s time for me to move on and explore other opportunities within the Greater Cincinnati area,” […]

OTR Picnic to benefit Carla Tucker and Ronisha Burgin

OTR Picnic to benefit Carla Tucker and Ronisha Burgin

The Franciscan Friars of St. Francis Seraph Church are opening up their garden on Saturday,  April 30 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm for a benefit for the victims of the Tucker’s shooting, Carla Tucker and Ronisha Burgin. $10 gets you in the door with free entertainment, including: Chico & […]

Friday Five:  Cinco de  Mayo

Friday Five: Cinco de Mayo

Two big things coming up next week: Cinco de Mayo and Derby. You’ll see some Derby-related posts from me early next week, but I’m in a mood for spicy Mexican, so Friday is devoted to Cinco de Mayo! In the past few years, there’s been […]

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