Author: Julie Niesen

Keegan’s Seafood– Groupon

Keegan’s Seafood– Groupon

Keegan’s is one of the best-kept secrets in Cincinnati. Though many of us think about buying fish from Jungle Jim’s or Findlay Market, there’s a great place in Anderson to do so as well, and I know a lot of chefs who purchase their seafood […]

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

One of the easiest, and most appreciated, gifts around the holidays is a gift of wine or spirits. Whether it’s for your boss, your mother-in-law, or as a hostess gift, wine and spirits are a great gift. First, they’re something that can be consumed, so […]

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package

As a little girl, I took ballet lessons (Anneliese von Oettingen once told me to never put rubberbands on my wrist, and I still don’t for fear of her gigantic walking stick) and my parents took me to the Nutcracker at Music Hall more times […]

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram
Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

This is not a maraschino cherry. Sorry, folks.  That’s, like, a zombie masquerading as a cherry.  How are they made? They’re brined in sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored. Ew. Those abominations came […]

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

I’m going to call this a mini-review because I had lunch here with a coworker and we both got the same thing, so not really a big, comprehensive review, but a review all the same. Do you remember Chokolat Morel? I actually went to a […]

Another Groupon feature:  Dinner at The Bistro
Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Wow. It’s COLD. Last week we had a hint of warmth, then since Thanksgiving, it’s been bitterly cold. Since we’re misers and don’t want to pay the huge heating bills related to keeping our house a toasty 72, we drink a lot of hot beverages. […]

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch

About a month ago, Nada did a one-month-only brunch, and due to public demand, they’re continuing it– permanently. Nada, known primarily for its tacos, margaritas, and hip downtown atmosphere, is now opening for brunch– a great move, considering the matinees happening next door at the […]

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open

Mayberry Foodstuffs, an “urban grocery” on 7th and Main, is now open. Originally slated to open on November 1, they’re about a month behind– but opening just in time to pick up items before a holiday party.  Only 500 feet, they’ll have a lot of […]

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