Author: Julie Niesen

Greater Cincinnati Independents Gift Certificate Sale

Greater Cincinnati Independents Gift Certificate Sale

Starting at 6:30 AM tomorrow (Friday the 4th), you can get a limited number of gift certificates at 30% for local restaurants. Restaurants include lots of local favorites, including: 20 Brix Brown Dog Dilly Cafe Local 127 Rookwood The Summit York Street and a TON […]

Saigon Cafe to replace Sake Bomb in Hyde Park

Saigon Cafe to replace Sake Bomb in Hyde Park

I kept complaining about the relative lack of Vietnamese food in Cincinnati (as compared to Thai, Chinese, Sushi, Indian…). I now have less to complain about. Saigon Cafe, a Vietnamese restaurant, will replace Sake Bomb on Erie Avenue. From what I can gather, it might […]

Cincinnati E.A.T.S at Orchids, February 24th

Cincinnati E.A.T.S at Orchids, February 24th

Just in from the Cincinnati E.A.T.S crew: All tickets must be bought through www.cincinnatieats.com. Please join Cincinnati E.A.T.S. for our Winter 2011 event on Thursday, February 24, at Orchids at Palm Court for cocktails, socializing, and great food — all for a great cause. Tickets […]

Wandering in Paris (or, why you should never stick to your plans, as the unplanned is far more interesting)
Eating in Spanglish

Eating in Spanglish

There are a lot of food blogs in Cincinnati, so it’s getting difficult to find some of the newer ones that have really unique angles. Found one! Eating in Spanglish is the creation of Maria Paz Moreno, who writes about food, recipes, and the occasional […]

Join Polly and me for a chat on Wednesday
Review:  Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru

Review: Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru

There’s one thing that, to me, says “West Side” more than Elder football, Hudy Delight, and the half-hour drive it takes to get anywhere over there: drive throughs. Excuse me, drive thru. I remember my dad going through the drive thru on Delhi Pike to […]

Friday Five: Barbecue

Friday Five: Barbecue

The Better Half and I love barbecue. The Better Half, being from Alabama, might have barbecue sauce in his veins– and he’s quite particular. Here are, in sort of a particular order, our five favorite barbecue joints in Cincinnati (that we’ve tried). 1. SmoQ (Fairfield)– […]

Review: Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grille, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Review: Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grille, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

(Catching up on some travel posts– a local review tomorrow!) I am generally not someone who “ooohs” and “aahs” over Food Network television programming, these days.  Despite the recent Guy Fieri furor,  I miss the days of David Rosengarten, when Emeril wasn’t a caricature, when […]

Review: Henry’s Puffy Tacos (San Antonio)
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