Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

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.

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