Author: Julie Niesen

Review: Stone Creek Dining Company

Review: Stone Creek Dining Company

Yes, occasionally, the Boyfriend and I head out to the suburbs. I have a fondness for Olde Montgomery. It’s walkable, has great restaurants and shops, and has been continuously improving itself over the past few years. I had heard from several people that Stone Creek […]

Cocktail Hour: The Martinez and the Martini

Cocktail Hour: The Martinez and the Martini

The Martini might be one of the most contentious drinks behind the bar.  When you order a Martini in a bar, generally what you get is gin, up, shaken (not stirred), with an olive or two.  If vermouth is used, it’s used incredibly sparingly. I’m […]

Review: Buona Vita Pizza
On the Road at the Art Museum

On the Road at the Art Museum

Want to see Kate from Kate’s Random Musings, local actors, local celebrities (and me)  read from Jack Kerouac’s masterpiece, “On the Road”?  It’s happening at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Saturday, June 19, starting at 11 AM.  I’m starting the 2:00 hour, so come down! […]

Win tickets to Cincy Chic’s Red, Pink and Blue

Win tickets to Cincy Chic’s Red, Pink and Blue

It’s summertime, so the fun events are just piling up!  Red Pink and Blue, an annual event started last year by Cincy Chic, is coming up on June 25th.  It’s an evening of fun on the Kentucky Landing of the Purple People Bridge, which benefits […]

Anthony Bourdain WINNER!

Anthony Bourdain WINNER!

Thanks to Random.org, I just “pulled” the winner of the Anthony Bourdain tickets. The winner? And #37 was… Nathan! So, congratulations.  Your tickets will be available at Will Call.  Thanks everyone for participating, and look for another contest later today!

Taste of NFL, June 16, 2010

Taste of NFL, June 16, 2010

I think my favorite food event of the year is Taste of the NFL. First, it benefits a great charity, the Freestore FoodBank. Second, some of the best chefs in town come out for it, but they’re also joined by new chefs on the block– […]

Cocktail Hour: The Bourbon Slush
Reports of the Blue Wisp’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Reports of the Blue Wisp’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Apparently, the DJs on 96.5 were citing Havana Martini and Blue Wisp’s closing as a sign of Downtown Cincinnati’s demise. Havana was essentially killed by the smoking ban (which I support, but Havana had a killer filtration system that could have been exempted.  The martini […]

Bouchard’s on Main closed
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