Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Guest Post:  On Vermouth, by Molly Wellman

Guest Post: On Vermouth, by Molly Wellman

If you’ve spent any time around the city, you’ve probably encounted Molly Wellman, or one of her cocktails.  You may have seen her at Chalk or Lavomatic, or at special events at the CAC or Fountain Square.  She’s now doing regular guest stints at bars […]

Review: Joe’s Diner on Sycamore

Review: Joe’s Diner on Sycamore

Do you ever really want to like a restaurant? Do you keep trying and trying, hoping that one day you’ll have some overwhelming, call-all-your-friends-and-tell-them-how-awesome-it-is experience, and it just never happens? This has been my experience with Joe’s Diner. Now, let me be clear.  I have […]

Brunch in OTR

Brunch in OTR

You know a neighborhood is becoming popular again when you can get brunch.  I mean, brunch is possibly the perfect meal– you can get sweet or savory, have an alcoholic beverage or coffee and apologize to no one.  If I had coffee with dinner, people […]

Review: Jean-Robert’s Table

Review: Jean-Robert’s Table

Ever since Pigall’s closed last year, the next move of Jean-Robert de Cavel, the closest thing Cincinnati has to a “celebrity” chef, has been both hotly contested and anticipated.  There have been lawsuits and speculation, delays and drama, but in mid-August, Jean-Robert’s Table opened in […]

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