Author: Julie Niesen

Kunzel Lager to debut at Cincinnati Pops on Saturday

Kunzel Lager to debut at Cincinnati Pops on Saturday

Christian Moerlein is brewing a special, limited-edition Kunzel lager in honor of Erich Kunzel, the longtime Cincinnati Pops conductor (and founder) who recently passed away. On Saturday, July 31st, all ticket holders can come to a pre-Pops party and sample Kunzel Lager or purchase cases […]

Area Sports Arena food safety– how does Cincinnati stack up?

Area Sports Arena food safety– how does Cincinnati stack up?

Eeep, Cincinnati isn’t doing so well, but we’re doing a lot better than a lot of other cities when it comes to arena food safety. Interesting article from ESPN— it gives the food safety results for various arenas across the continent. Who’s tops? Whether you’re […]

Review: AJ’s Creations, Covington

Review: AJ’s Creations, Covington

A bit of a disclosure: the husband of the owner of AJ’s Creations is a coworker of mine.  I hesitated writing this up because I didn’t want to appear to have a conflict of interest, but there are so few bakeries in Cincinnati that specifically […]

Review:  The Midwest Culinary Institute, Lunch

Review: The Midwest Culinary Institute, Lunch

Cincinnati Magazine recently did an overview of burgers in the city.  Their #1, Wildflower, is a great choice– and probably my #1, too.  It’s an interesting list, and if you haven’t read it– either pick it up at a newsstand or read it online (warning: […]

Back from NOLA, news, and more

Back from NOLA, news, and more

Back from Tales of the Cocktail! Didn’t eat my way through New Orleans as I could’ve, but had a great time.  Can’t wait for next year! Joe’s Diner on Sycamore– complete with a version of the old Diner on Sycamore sign– is in the middle […]

Cocktail Hour: Mad Men
Wine Me… and wine me a little more

Wine Me… and wine me a little more

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Scalia with Cincy Chic! Julie asked me to guest blog today, so I’ve been mulling over all the possible things I could talk about here. It’s called Wine Me Dine Me, so that definitely narrowed it down. And while I love […]

Chat with me at Tales of the Cocktail on Friday at Noon!

Chat with me at Tales of the Cocktail on Friday at Noon!

I’m going to be chatting on Cincinnati.Com this Friday at noon– I’ll be live from Tales of the Cocktail, the premiere spirits-related conference. I’m going to be attending all sorts of sessions and tastings, so expect a lot more cocktail posts once I get back. […]

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Reviews: Baba India and New Krishna (Buffets)

Reviews: Baba India and New Krishna (Buffets)

So, yet another Sunday and Terry said, “You know what I want?” “I don’t know. What?” “Indian.” After decades of not eating Indian food, he’s going in hard core. We decided to try a “new” Indian place– and by new, I mean, “not Ambar” (I’m […]

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