Author: Julie Niesen

The Skinny Pig to open in East Walnut Hills

The Skinny Pig to open in East Walnut Hills

Jenny from Urban Cincy wrote about Josh Campbell’s new place, The Skinny Pig, opening in East Walnut Hills.  I’ve been meaning to talk more extensively to Josh about this for a couple of weeks now, but kept missing him– I’m so glad another restaurant is […]

Your Favorite Burger
Review: Quatman Cafe

Review: Quatman Cafe

By the way we Cincinnatians talk, you’d think that everyone with a blue-collar background lives on the West side, and everyone who drives a German import lives on the East side, and never the two shall meet. Obviously, Norwood has been left out of the […]

New Taco Bar in OTR (and thoughts on food)

New Taco Bar in OTR (and thoughts on food)

Laura Baverman is reporting that Bakersfield will open in the old Metronation space on Vine Street, next to Lavomatic. A bar and grill that serves tacos with a country/honky tonk feel. It’s owned by the folks who started Currito and will open in October. I’ll […]

Friday Five: Spring Treats

Friday Five: Spring Treats

It’s springtime!  The temperatures are starting to warm (occasionally), the rain has let up (well, until this afternoon) and the flowering trees are starting to bud (oh, my allergies…).  Springtime means spring treats, and here are a few I love.  I grew up Catholic, but […]

Keller’s IGA to Reopen
Review: Enzo’s

Review: Enzo’s

Enzo’s is about a block and a half from my condo, and I, until recently, never went there. I’ve found myself at home in the mornings a few times recently and thought to try it.  It’s an open, modern looking coffee shop that caters to […]

Review: Soho Sushi

Review: Soho Sushi

I finally made it to Soho Sushi, the Chipotle of sushi places. I don’t mean that as a slam (I confess: I like Chipotle), but the concept: build-your-own sushi, approachable ingredients, a good way to try out a possibly unfamilar cuisine– is Chipotle-like. It’s located […]

Friday Five: Indian

Friday Five: Indian

Ah, Indian food. Clifton is to Indian food as Hyde Park is to Thai and Sushi. However, I’m finding recently that great Indian restaurants have escaped the “college food” stigma and have moved into other areas of the city. These are my favorites– in no […]

Review: Shaan India

Review: Shaan India

Ah, Indian food. There’s probably no one cuisine I crave more. Throughout our relationship, it’s been my goal to make The Better Half like Indian food. So far, I’ve been pretty successful. I make Tandoori-style chicken at home, and he has actually said to me, […]

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