Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Are you celebrating the Royal Wedding?

Are you celebrating the Royal Wedding?

I know– we broke away from the Crown more than two centuries ago, but we, as a nation, seem to be unreasonably interested in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Are you? (Shh– I’ll probably get up a little early and watch a […]

Review: Brij Mohan

Review: Brij Mohan

I have been thinking about Brij Mohan since the last time I was there, which was Thursday.  And before that, I thought about it for a week after the first trip I made.  I am absolutely obsessed. Brij Mohan used to be only an Indian […]

Review: Dusmesh

Review: Dusmesh

I just keep eating Indian food.  It’s not a bad thing, I don’t think– I’ve certainly gotten a tour of Cincinnati’s Indian offerings, since every time I post about one, I get three more suggestions for others to try.  Dusmesh was at the top of […]

Where did you have Easter brunch?

Where did you have Easter brunch?

For those of you that celebrate (or those of you that don’t but still like to eat out on Sundays), where did you head for brunch? A quick spin through Facebook shows that Orchids, Via Vite, and Rookwood were all noted as “best brunch!” (with […]

Friday Five: Spring Libations

Friday Five: Spring Libations

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been hooked on springy cocktails, beers and wines. Despite the fact that it’s still raining (and raining… and RAINING) I’m hell-bent on casting off the jackets and drinking refreshing drinks. Here are my favorites: 1. Garden and Tonic. […]

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Cirque du Soleil: Ovo

Cirque du Soleil: Ovo

So every blog and its brother is writing about Cirque du Soleil’s dress rehearsal that a lot of us attended last night. You can read reviews of the performance from a couple of folks: Cincinnati Readventure 5chw4r7z Family Friendly Cincinnati And I’m sure there will […]

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