Author: Julie Niesen

It’s Opening Day!

It’s Opening Day!

Yay, it’s Opening Day! Longtime readers might know that we here at wine me, dine me are big baseball fans, though we also really like going to ballparks and sampling– what else?– the food.  Sadly, our own hometown team’s ballpark has  some of the worst […]

Opening: Bartini Martini Lounge

Opening: Bartini Martini Lounge

If you drive past the old Oceanaire location in the 580 building, you’ll see a brand new wrapping touting “Bartini’s Martini Lounge”. A quick google search came up with a lot of Bartini’s (notably in New York), but it doesn’t look like they’re related. I […]

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

I’m getting to the point where I refuse to order mixed drinks in bars that are more complicated than “rum and coke” or “vodka and soda” or “gin and tonic”.  Really.  I was at a hotel bar- notorious for their knowledge of certain drinks (like […]

Red: Closed

Red: Closed

Yup, it’s official– heard from two sources, one customer, one vendor (musician) that Red is indeed closed for business. Answers to phone messages are as far unanswered.   Sad– I’ve had a couple of good meals there, and their bar was nice. I am guessing […]

Food Writer Bingo

Food Writer Bingo

Let it never be said that I can’t laugh at myself: via Shut Up Foodies, my new favorite humorous blog, which I both laugh at and, uh, find myself in.  I call myself on “house-made”, “unctuous” (read: stop eating pork belly, Julie), and redolent.  A […]

Mini-Update: Taqueria Mercado, Bootsy’s, Red

Mini-Update: Taqueria Mercado, Bootsy’s, Red

Taqueria Mercado will be opening in Javier’s space.  Thank goodness– authentic Mexican downtown! Terry and I stopped in to Bootsy’s for dinner– did you know they’d changed the menu?  They still have tapas and sushi, but they have gone away from the “small plates” and […]

Fast Food to join other chains on Fountain Square

Fast Food to join other chains on Fountain Square

I just heard from a very reliable source that some further development in the ever-expanding Fountain Square area will be taking place over the next six to eight months. Great news! Joining hometown favorite Chipotle and Arby’s will be my favorite fast food restaurant, McDonald’s, […]

We’re #3!

We’re #3!

Wow, thanks everyone! The results from City Beat’s Best of are in, and wine me, dine me came in 3rd, behind Scott Sloan’s blog (warning: not really SFW) and Urban Cincy. Considering WMDM is kind of niche-y, and the only porn around here is food […]

From Cincinnati Locavore: Why is a salad more than a Big Mac?
Review: Essencha Tea House

Review: Essencha Tea House

I love tea. I have issues with tea. Terry will attest that I buy too much of it– favorites include fruit teas from Europe, Red Label, and I can’t seem to walk out of Teavana without spending large amounts of money. It’s like the teenage […]

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