Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

It’s Christmas Eve Eve!

It’s Christmas Eve Eve!

So, I’ll admit: I’m a bit focused on other things besides blogging. You know: like packing and gift-buying. Mom got some Dojo Gelato egg nog gelato and macarons de Jean-Francois. So tell me: what are your favorite food gifts? Homemade? Recipes? Procrastinate here. 🙂

Honey For Sale

Honey For Sale

Do you have a spare $485,000? Realty Network Plus, a downtown real estate broker which recently closed deals including Via Vite and Morton’s (according to their website) seems to be marketing a few restaurant spaces right now: the former Balboa’s, Sully’s, and now Honey in […]

Friday Five: Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

Friday Five: Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

So, it’s the Friday before Christmas, and all through the house There’s not a single darn present, and you feel like a louse! I’ll stop with the poetry, but some of you (like me) are last minute shoppers. I have a few ideas that you […]

Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken

Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken

Schnecken is a Cincinnati tradition, though it’s not as known as the three-way or French pot ice cream. The most famous, from the Virginia Bakery (which closed several years back) has been kept alive by Busken, and is only available during the winter holidays. Servatii […]

Review: MOTR

Review: MOTR

MOTR’s concept is simple: a bar and music venue that has a restaurant Genius! How often have you been to Southgate House, Northside Tavern, 20th Century, or wherever you hear live, local music and had a craving for food? MOTR took the old Cooper’s spot […]

An Open Letter to Via Vite (or, Review: Via Vite’s Sunday Brunch)
Graeter’s vs. Aglamesis: Food Wars

Graeter’s vs. Aglamesis: Food Wars

So cool! A few months ago, Graeter’s and Aglamesis went head to head on Food Feud with Michael Symon (a Cleveland native, so I’m guessing he’s at least heard of Graeter’s…). Graeter’s put together this video that’s a bit of a teaser for the episode. […]

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