Author: Julie Niesen

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

According to The Boyfriend, I was a deprived child. I never ate Spaghetti-Os, Chef Boyardee, boxed macaroni and cheese or Manwich.  I didn’t do chicken pot pie, Aunt Jemima pancakes or peanut butter and jelly swirled together in a jar.  I definitely didn’t eat sugary […]

Guy Fieri in town– where is he?

Guy Fieri in town– where is he?

As you may know, Guy Fieri is in town– I’ve known he was coming for a while, since his production company contacted me nearly a year ago.  Television research takes a while!  I gave them a few suggestions, but sadly– no chance to meet the […]

L’Auberge Names New Chef; Whalen moves to Kenwood Country Club

L’Auberge Names New Chef; Whalen moves to Kenwood Country Club

Ah, the revolving door that is L’Auberge. So Romy Jung left last year, and Jared Whalen was named chef on August 15. Now, eight months later, it looks like there’s yet another chef, according to the Dayton Business Journal. David Lease will be taking the […]

Review: Meadow Lark, Dayton

Review: Meadow Lark, Dayton

Restaurant Week in Dayton just came and went, and I managed to get up there to try one restaurant– Meadow Lark. It’s sandwiched in a strip mall near the Dayton Mall, and easy to miss if you don’t pay attention.  We went on Friday of […]

More sushi downtown: Soho Sushi

More sushi downtown: Soho Sushi

I complained for the longest time about no sushi available downtown.  Sheesh.  Ask and ye shall receive… in the old Margarita’s spot on 4th street, you’ll soon find Soho Sushi, which, as reported by Ms5chw4r7z, will be opening soon. (Thanks to EM for the tip […]

Cocktail Hour: The Aviation

Cocktail Hour: The Aviation

Does it feel like Friday to you? I’ve been looking forward to Friday– and Friday night– all week. And Friday nights, for me, mean cocktail time! Not to tread on Wine Girl’s domain, but she’s pretty busy with the Wine Festival this weekend, so I […]

Taft with a Twist: Dutch Treats

Taft with a Twist: Dutch Treats

Right now, the Taft Museum is featuring the  Dutch Masters– you know, like Rembrandt– and folks you might not be as familiar with in an exhibit called Dutch Utopia.  They’ve been doing some events for the YP community– and they asked me to “host” an […]

Experience: Pats vs. Geno’s

Experience: Pats vs. Geno’s

When I was recently in Philadelphia, I was encouraged by many to try the Pats and Geno’s challenge.  They are, of course, the quintessential Philly cheesesteak places, across the street from one another and both drawing huge crowds. Each claims to be the best, and […]

Cincinnati Magazine Nominated for Top Food Writing Honors

Cincinnati Magazine Nominated for Top Food Writing Honors

Big congrats to Donna Covrett, whose articles on Bootsy’s, Sichuan Bistro, and Virgil’s , as well as a team-written piece on Chili are nominated for City and Regional Magazine Awards, including Food or Dining Writing and Leisure Writing, presented by the City and Regional Magazine […]

Closed (uh, sort of): Courtyard Cafe

Closed (uh, sort of): Courtyard Cafe

This is probably the weirdest restaurant closing I’ve heard of in the past few years. Courtyard Cafe, which has long been the only restaurant on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine (Iris Book Cafe serves food, but its focus is beverages), will remain open for the near […]

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