Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: Rickeys and Gimlets and Tonics (oh my)
1 Night, 12 Kitchens: Sunday, April 25

1 Night, 12 Kitchens: Sunday, April 25

Have you gotten your tickets to 1 Night, 12 Kitchens at the Midwest Culinary Institute?  It’s sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine and Local 12 WKRC, and raises funds for MCI student scholarships. Here are the details: CHEF EDWARD LEE Kick-Off Dinner: Friday, April 23, 6:30PM Chef […]

Review: Suzie Wong’s

Review: Suzie Wong’s

This was possibly the most exciting dining experience we’ve ever had.  Four of us, after the rally for Issue 1 downtown, headed up to Suzy Wongs for a late night dinner.  There were a few other people in the restaurant, finishing their dinners.  As soon […]

Events: Beer Benefit and Tweetup for Tarbell

Events: Beer Benefit and Tweetup for Tarbell

There are two events happening this week that are important to me, but, due to out-of-town work, I can’t attend, so instead I’ll tell you about them and encourage you to go!  Don’t worry, there will be something totally food-related later today. The first is […]

Locals On Living Savings Summit 2010

Locals On Living Savings Summit 2010

The Enquirer, along with local bloggers (like Kasmira, Amy, and Andrea) are sponsoring a Savings Summit on Saturday, May 15th. It’s free– if you bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank– and you’ll learn how to save money on groceries, clothing, and all sorts […]

Cocktail Hour: The Margarita

Cocktail Hour: The Margarita

Ah, the Margarita.  Definitely used and abused by many bars, I’m not sure many people actually know what one tastes like!   It’s right up there with the Daiquiri. To that point– I was sitting at a bar at a restaurant that shall remain nameless.  The […]

Morton’s Dinner to benefit Make-a-Wish

Morton’s Dinner to benefit Make-a-Wish

I, like a few other local bloggers, got invited to a Morton’s dinner preview last week.  The dinner, which features Charles Krug wines and Morton’s food.  The dinner, which is next Wednesday, April 21, is $150 per person and benefits the Make-a-Wish foundation (you can […]

Huffington Post now has Food section; Ruhlman on packaged food

Huffington Post now has Food section; Ruhlman on packaged food

Ah, Huffington Post. I read it, but her entire business model is based on not paying for content, but “exposure”.  Okay, then. Still, they now have a pretty decent Food section, which I’m sure I’ll read somewhat religiously. There’s an article in there today by […]

Mini-Review: Mynt Martini

Mini-Review: Mynt Martini

So, I finally had an excuse to go to Mynt Martini for a couple of cocktails after work last week. A few things I noticed: 1) Their patio is excellent, with a beautiful view of the fountain, lots of comfortable couches, and plenty of room. […]

Review: Ambar India

Review: Ambar India

I know. You’d think I’d have written about this place years ago, right?  I went to UC, and in the battle of the Indian Restaurants in Clifton, Ambar has always won for me.  You know the whole feud between Amol and Ambar, right?  Don’t park […]

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