Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

Cocktail Hour: The Negroni

Cocktail Hour: The Negroni

A couple of days late, but Cocktail Hour can be on Sundays, right?  I say yes. Once spring hits, I start craving gin and rum cocktails.  Whiskey just seems so fall/wintery to me; gin and rum, on the other hand, taste like Springtime.  And, if […]

Taft with a Twist tonight– don’t forget
Call up City Council: Don’t let them legislate away food trucks!

Call up City Council: Don’t let them legislate away food trucks!

Got this press release and thought you might be interested. Food trucks– like Senor Roy’s and Cafe de Wheels– could be regulated away from city streets. Considering that they are respectful of other small businesses and are filling a need for late night dining downtown. […]

March Madness: Cake vs. Pie

March Madness: Cake vs. Pie

Jezebel is doing a different kind of March Madness… a bracket pitting cake against cake, pie against pie, for an Ultimate Cake vs. Pie-off! I like March Madness, but I’d much rather pit cake vs. pie.   You can vote daily at Jezebel.com — today’s choice?  […]

Restaurant Week Starts Today

Restaurant Week Starts Today

It’s that time of year– the spring edition of Restaurant Week. This event is so much bigger than years past– it’s hard to make a decision when there are so many great restaurants (and only a week to enjoy the great deals). It doesn’t matter […]

Cocktail Hour: Manhattan

Cocktail Hour: Manhattan

If there’s one thing that symbolized my childhood, it was the Manhattan. Wow, that sounds really dysfunctional, but truly, some of my favorite times that I look back on in my childhood involved my Aunts Dora and Martha, who came over often (particularly for holidays) […]

I neglected to post about St. Patrick’s Day..

I neglected to post about St. Patrick’s Day..

….first, we headed to O’Nati’s pub on Fountain Square, where a big bunch of fabulous folks were gathered to listen to Naked Karate Girls and a U2 cover band, but mostly drink beer. Then, Kate, The Boyfriend and I went over to Arnold‘s– where we […]

Review: Frieda’s Bakery

Review: Frieda’s Bakery

My grandmother was an excellent baker, in a very traditional German style, which has made me, I think, a bit particular about my baked goods. In addition, growing up, there were always great bakeries in my neighborhood, where if Grandma didn’t feel like baking, we […]

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