Author: Julie Niesen

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 […]

I’m obsessed…

I’m obsessed…

…with craft cocktails. Since sampling them at The Rookwood,Tonic, Bouchon in Vegas, private parties with Molly Wellman… Obsessed! Expect to see some posts here and on wine-girl.net soon. For now, I’m reading up and experimenting. What is your favorite craft or classic cocktail?

People Working Cooperatively’s Oscar Night Party 2010
Art of the Food Opens Friday

Art of the Food Opens Friday

Art of the Food, an annual event at the Carnegie in Covington, will be hosting an opening on Friday, March 5th at 6 PM. This is a cool event– a couple of years ago, I remember sitting at Lavomatic listening to Jean-Robert wax rhapsodic about […]

Review: Sichuan Bistro

Review: Sichuan Bistro

Whenever I’ve discussed authentic Chinese food– not the Americanized stuff that 90% of local restaurants produce– the universal response has been: “Go to Sichuan Bistro”– yet I never had.  When I discovered that it was but a few minutes from my office I felt pretty […]

Review: Walt’s Barbecue

Review: Walt’s Barbecue

We haven’t done a barbecue revue review around here in a while, have we?  I’ve actually covered Walt’s before— well, actually, Kasmira did– but I figured at some point, I’d have to go myself.  Our friend Ed suggested Walt’s for the Happy Mouth Supper Club, […]

Review: Areti’s Gyros
Pine Club (Dayton) featured in Saveur
Re-Review: Five Guys

Re-Review: Five Guys

Burgers, burgers, chains, chains. I’m talking about two chains in one week?  If I am, they’ve got to be good– and small.  I think you know by now you won’t be seeing any Burger King or McDonald’s reviews here (unless, of course, it’s April Fool’s) […]

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