Author: Julie Niesen

Thus starts the campaign for more Shrimp and Grits Waffles.

Thus starts the campaign for more Shrimp and Grits Waffles.

Dear Jean-Francois: You know I love your waffles. You know I begged to get the grits waffles “to-go”. Now I’m begging you to offer the Shrimp and Grits waffles more often! How good are those?  Really.  The grits are in the waffle, which is a […]

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Jean-Robert de Cavel Cleared to Open Jean-Robert’s Table

Jean-Robert de Cavel Cleared to Open Jean-Robert’s Table

Great news for the Cincinnati food scene! According to the Enquirer, Jean-Robert de Cavel can open a restaurant as of March 1, which is a year after he was removed as executive Chef of Pigall’s. Read the entire article here. Now, hopefully we can all […]

Valentine’s Day @ Dixie

Valentine’s Day @ Dixie

So where does a food blogger go on Valentine’s Day? Everyone asks me– and I always say, “We cook at home. It’s scary out there on Valentine’s Day!” I had every intention of cooking, but decided that since our dinner was going to take 3 […]

Preview: Senate

Preview: Senate

I think this may be the most anticipated restaurant opening in a while– even moreso than Local 127, simply because it’s just taken so darn long! They’d had some issues with a liquor license, but now they’re opening officially on Friday, February 19th.  On Wednesday […]

Vanity Fair: Really?  No, really?

Vanity Fair: Really? No, really?

Geography lesson: The Creation Museum is in Kentucky. Cincinnati is in Southern Ohio. They are not the same place. “It’s not in the nature of stoic Cincinnatians to boast, which is fortunate, really, for they have meager pickings to boast about.” We have a lot […]

Review: Tonic and Re-Review: Local 127

Review: Tonic and Re-Review: Local 127

I promised I’d go back.  And I did. And it was interesting. I’ll also be honest– there is no way that any Cincinnati food blogger or food critic, or even “social scene” blogger can write a review about Local 127 and have it be the […]

Red Gold: Winners!

Red Gold: Winners!

Thanks for all of the great feedback on the tomato sauce, and your tomato recipes! We have our three winners… First place, for Recipe That I Want To Make This Weekend goes to… Brian Reynolds!  He posted a great recipe for a tomato tart.  I […]

Review: Take the Cake (Brunch)

Review: Take the Cake (Brunch)

(This is the third in a series I’m dubbing “The Grand Tour of Northside, Cincinnati’s Brunch Capital”.  See the previous entries:  The Comet, Honey, and look for entries about Melt and Hideaway soon… and I’m always open to other undiscovered Northside brunches.  Just email me!) […]

Shrimp and Grits waffles at Taste of Belgium this weekend

Shrimp and Grits waffles at Taste of Belgium this weekend

Jean-Francois does some mean waffles– I think I’ve extolled their virtues so much that you think I’m on the payroll (I’m not.).  My favorite version, though, has to be the Shrimp and Grits version– my favorite dish AND my favorite waffle all in one? Win! […]

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