Author: Julie Niesen

Champagne Week on booze me, schmooze me.

Champagne Week on booze me, schmooze me.

For you cocktail-a-holics (okay, maybe not quite the right term), head over to booze me, schmooze me where I’m featuring Champagne Week: all cocktails featuring Champagne or sparkling wine. Here’s the schedule: Monday: The Champagne Cocktail Tuesday: The Kir Royale Wednesday: The French 75 Thursday: […]

Review: Habit’s Cafe

Review: Habit’s Cafe

Habit’s is an Oakley standby. They’re known for bar food, burgers, and their convenient location before and after events at the 20th Century Theater, or just as a neighborhood hangout. For me, my exposure to Habits came a bit later in life, as I’ve never […]

Friday Five: Springtime!

Friday Five: Springtime!

Ah, spring is here. I’ve thrown the windows open, I have daffodils on my mantel, and my chives are busting out all over. Must be spring! So here are five things I’m looking forward to doing this Spring: 1. Baseball, particularly with all of the […]

How I can tell spring is here?
Luck of the Irish
Recipe: Pad Thai

Recipe: Pad Thai

I can become very focused when it comes to perfecting a recipe. The Better Half will attest that it’s often that I’ll make the same thing several times in one week to get it just right. And yes, dear reader, I do cook– and I […]

Review: Orchids at the Palm Court
Waterfront Under Water

Waterfront Under Water

Well, kind of. I’m sure you’ve all read the news about the Waterfront breaking from (most) of its moorings and making a run for it on the swollen Ohio. Its cargo included lots of dry-aged steaks, a band, and Cris Collinsworth. I know from talking […]

Art of Food Winner

Art of Food Winner

The winner of the free tickets to Art of Food is Kristen! Here’s her story: In third grade we lived in Blacksburg VA where my Dad was getting his doctorate. With 3 kids in a small apartment, money was tight but we never knew it. […]

forkheartknife not renewing lease

forkheartknife not renewing lease

Wow. This one was unexpected. forkheartknife, a tiny restaurant with a big heart, will be serving food at their Main Street location only until May 5, their one-year anniversary. According to their recent announcement on their website, they grew very big, very quickly– too big […]

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