Author: Julie Niesen

Get Ready: GCI’s Restaurant Week, March 11-20

Get Ready: GCI’s Restaurant Week, March 11-20

The Spring Edition of Cincinnati Restaurant Week has expanded to 10 days– so you have more chances to try out restaurants you might not have at the low, low, $26.11 price. It all starts off on March 10 with the Yelp Kickoff Event (currently a […]

Grammer’s Closes

Grammer’s Closes

Urban Cincy is reporting that Grammer’s, a mainstay of Over the Rhine for over 100 years, has closed.  The Relish Group, which owns the property, reportedly plans to open a restaurant. The closing is of little surprise to many in the neighborhood, as it’s been […]

Cocktail Hour: The Hurricane

Cocktail Hour: The Hurricane

For those of you that love cocktails, I’m revamping booze me, schmooze me (okay, fine, I’m really trying to get it off the ground). I’ll always link to Cocktail Hour posts here, but they’ll be housed on BMSM to make it easier for those who […]

Friday Five: Bockfest

Friday Five: Bockfest

So, I’m sitting in El Paso, really wishing I could fully participate in Bockfest this year. As it is, I won’t be flying in until the afternoon, but I’ll definitely try to have some fun. It’ll be hard not to! Bockfest is the oldest and […]

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants

Jose Salazar, executive chef of the Palace, represents the Great Lakes region in Food and Wine Magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef contest. He beat out representatives from Chicago, Cleveland and elsewhere for the honor. Pretty cool! Read more on Food and Wine’s website.

The Art of Food

The Art of Food

One of my favorite events is back: The Art of Food at the Carnegie! It features lots of art that features food, as well as food memories from locals. The opening is Friday, March 11, from 6:30-8:30 PM, and costs $40 for non-members and $25 […]

Friday Five: Fries

Friday Five: Fries

There is nothing, to me, more perfect than a potato, deep-fried and seasoned to crispy perfection. There’s also nothing more disappointing than a fry that lands flat. I’ve had so many bad fries– so frozen I could taste the freezer burn, limp, undercooked, overcooked– that […]

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants 2011

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants 2011

This year’s got a few interesting ones… (See the lists from the past few years for reference) 1. Orchids at the Palm Court (Downtown) 2. Boca (Oakley) 3. Nicola’s (Over-the-Rhine) 4. The Palace (Downtown) 5. Bouquet (Covington) 6. Cumin (East Hyde Park) 7. Via Vite […]

Review: The Rookwood

Review: The Rookwood

I am always open to second chances. I’m sure that’s why I’m considered by people who know me in person to be so “nice”– I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt and provide plenty of second chances. Now, once you’ve really ticked me […]

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day

There’s a day for everything, and today is National Margarita Day. I fully support this day. Want to support it? Make a margarita. I wrote about them last year during my soon-to-return Cocktail Hour series, and here’s the recipe. If you want more background on […]

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