Author: Julie Niesen

Crosstown Shootout Blowout

Crosstown Shootout Blowout

(Guest post by The Better Half, formerly “The Boyfriend” and, briefly, “The Fiance”) As in most cities, we Cincinnatians have our ups and downs with regard to sports.  All but the most die-hard fans lost interest in the Bengals by mid-season this year.  The Reds […]

Friday Five: New Year’s Resolutions

Friday Five: New Year’s Resolutions

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Here are mine– related to the blog, anyway. 1. Keep working on photography. You won’t see me breaking out my DSLR at a romantic dinner, but I’m finding photography to be really enjoyable. I doubt I’ll ever photograph everything I […]

Molly Wellmann and Michael Redmond of Neon’s to reopen Japp’s

Molly Wellmann and Michael Redmond of Neon’s to reopen Japp’s

Exciting news– Molly Wellmann, possibly Cincinnati’s most well-known bartender, is partnering with Michael Redmond from Neon’s to reopen Japp’s on Main. Japp’s was one of the anchor bars for the Main Street Entertainment District in its heyday. She plans to focus on cocktails and camaraderie– […]

Chef change at Lavomatic

Chef change at Lavomatic

I’ve confirmed this through two reliable sources who wish to remain anonymous: Brad Bernstein is no longer at Lavomatic. My calls to the Relish group were not returned. I do not have details as to who is replacing him. This is the second big change […]

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Groupon for La Poste

Groupon for La Poste

I’ve heard some good things and some not-so-good things about La Poste but haven’t yet made it up to try it. Now I’m sure it’ll take me a bit longer to get in, what with a $15 for $30 Groupon going on.  You’ll need a […]

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

Wow.  As of January 3 (that is, today), wine me, dine me has reached its third birthday! It’s sort of hard to believe it’s been three years– the landscape of Cincinnati food has changed so much, just since 2008. Some of my first reviews– Sung […]

Chalk Closes for Business

Chalk Closes for Business

Chalk, the restaurant once part of the Jean-Robert Restaurant Group, and later run by Mark Bodenstein has closed. According to their Twitter feed, they served their last meal on New Year’s Eve. I got the tip that this was happening last week from a reader […]

Friday Five: Things to Do in Paris

Friday Five: Things to Do in Paris

We’ve been vacationing yearly in Paris for four years now. We do a lot of the same things, but are always eager to try new ones as well. It’s such a great food city– big “duh” there– but here are a few of our favorites. […]

Bonne Fete from Brussels!

Bonne Fete from Brussels!

Okay, actually, we’re in Paris, but we left Brussels yesterday. Things we learned: Brussels, and indeed most of Western Europe, doesn’t get much snow.  When we landed, CDG was in the midst of canceling flights (and would shortly evacuate) and our train to Brussels was […]

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