Author: Julie Niesen

A Tavola Pizzeria to open in the Gateway Quarter

A Tavola Pizzeria to open in the Gateway Quarter

What started as a pizza party at Take the Cake in Northside is now opening as a restaurant in the Gateway Quarter. A Tavola Pizzeria, owned by Jared Wayne, Bill Draznik and Sam Ginocchio, will be opening at 1222 Vine Street (which is, I believe, […]

Jeremy Luers leaves Rookwood, joins Teller’s

Jeremy Luers leaves Rookwood, joins Teller’s

I’ve known Jeremy Luers left the Rookwood for a few days, but I had no idea where he was going! Chef Luers, formerly of Boca and Babbo in NYC will join the staff at Teller’s starting immediately. He’ll be heading up their Beer Dinner on […]

Buy a Duck, Feed the Hungry

Buy a Duck, Feed the Hungry

What will you be doing on Sunday? Turning on the fireworks? Going to a picnic? Before you go, click this link: Rubber Duck Regatta and buy some ducks to feed the hungry. Right.  It’s that time of year again, time for the biggest Freestore Foodbank […]

Random thoughts about being carless in Cincinnati
La Poste films web series about their opening

La Poste films web series about their opening

Ever wonder how a restaurant gets from a concept to opening? La Poste, a restaurant opening in the Fall, headed up by Bryant Phillips (sommelier at the Wise Owl and formerly of Chalk) and David Taylor (also of the Wise Owl and formerly of Lavomatic) […]

Nicholson’s and the Pub at Rookwood Reopening Today

Nicholson’s and the Pub at Rookwood Reopening Today

Nicholson’s and the Pub have worked out their liquor license issues with the State of Ohio and will reopen for business effective today. They will still be doing some remodeling and introduce new menus in September, but you can get your old favorites again starting […]

Cafe de Wheels in Great Food Truck Race– with your help
Travis Maier no longer at Aroma

Travis Maier no longer at Aroma

Chef Travis Maier is no longer at Aroma; his last day was yesterday. Aroma’s management staff is putting their focus completely on sushi– no other choices. The reason given was no budget to keep Travis and to keep the non-sushi menu. This doesn’t bode well […]

Nicholson’s and the Pub at Rookwood Mews Closed for Renovation
Review: Skirtz and Johnston

Review: Skirtz and Johnston

A few weeks ago, I sent Terry to Skirtz and Johnston for some French bread. What he brought back wasn’t crusty, and was almost soggy, so I wrote them off. Oops. He got a little confused and the bread was from another purveyor (it’s attached […]

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