Author: Julie Niesen

Friday Five: Coffee Shops

Friday Five: Coffee Shops

I love nothing more than grabbing a good cup of coffee, maybe a pastry or sandwich, and working on my laptop.  I think it’s probably because that’s what I did in high school and college: it was a great way to be social and be […]

Food Trends:  What’s Hot!

Food Trends: What’s Hot!

Trends in fashion come and go, and so do trends in food. Remember when you couldn’t find fish that wasn’t blackened (thank Paul Prudhomme for that one) or when every restaurant had a chocolate lava cake? Despite the common perception that Cincinnati is behind on […]

Future Fund Launch– the Event of the Season at The Penthouse at SouthShore
Review: Taqueria Mercado (Downtown)

Review: Taqueria Mercado (Downtown)

Until just recently, it was hard to find downtown Cincinnati restaurants that were open late, or served breakfast, or served lunch on weekends. Usually, you could find one of the three, but not all.  Javier’s had recently closed, and there wasn’t any authentic Mexican in […]

Recipe: Bacony, Multiple-cheesy, Truffle-oily Grits

Recipe: Bacony, Multiple-cheesy, Truffle-oily Grits

(Guest post by The Fiance…formerly known as “The Boyfriend”) Remember Bob Ross?  The late, afro-ed, I-can-create-a-masterpiece-painting-in-only-thirty-minutes guy who was a midday-Saturday fixture on PBS for so many years?  (Actually, you can still find his show on a lot of PBS affiliates, if you’re looking for […]

Friday Five: Burgers

Friday Five: Burgers

Have you heard of the Friday Five? I’m putting together my own version. Each Friday, I’m putting together my top five in a particular category, starting out with burgers. Feel free to share YOUR top five in the comments! Top Five Burgers (in Cincinnati): 1. […]

Hamburger Mary’s to Change Name

Hamburger Mary’s to Change Name

Hamburger Mary’s is changing their name– again. Formerly the Universal Grill (and before that, Hamburger Mary’s), management has broken with the Hamburger Mary’s franchise and will get both a new menu and a new manager– and a new name.  The name change to Roxy’s, as […]

Review: Senate

Review: Senate

A few weeks ago I realized that, outside of a preview, I’ve never actually written about Senate.  Sure, I go there all of the time (which should tell you something– I really do like it) but I haven’t given it an official “write-up”.  I’m fixing […]

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Good Eats in New York

Good Eats in New York

Another week, another business trip. Last week’s trip was to New York, and of course, I had some great things to eat. La Fonda del Sol, where Travis Maier now works, is an excellent choice for Spanish food, located near Grand Central Station.  Chef Josh […]

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