Author: Julie Niesen

Clifton Council statement about Keller’s IGA

Clifton Council statement about Keller’s IGA

Erin Swing Romanos posted this, and it answers a lot of questions I’ve been getting about the abrupt closure of Keller’s IGA, an anchor in the Gaslight district for years, and the source of groceries for many in the Clifton area, as it is both […]

Pretzels and Keg Tapping, January 21

Pretzels and Keg Tapping, January 21

This one’s just in… Venue 222 is hosting a Pretzelfest and Keg Tapping of Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock on January 21 from 6-10 PM. $35 covers unique sampling of freshly baked pretzels , four drink tickets, a brat, and a chance to win the Ultimate Bockfest […]

Review: Marx Hot Bagels

Review: Marx Hot Bagels

The Better Half, having lived in New York for a while, is a bit persnickety about his bagels. Most Midwestern bagels don’t rate: too doughy, not chewy enough, too big. Bruegger’s are okay, but when he recently went to an event at the Mayerson Jewish […]

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 […]

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