Author: Julie Niesen

Experience: The Buena Vista, San Francisco

Experience: The Buena Vista, San Francisco

Ah, the Buena Vista, the “home of Irish coffee” in the U.S.  It’s on a hill overlooking Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and they really do have great Irish coffee.  You can read the story here, but essentially two guys who had had Irish coffee […]

Review: In-N-Out Burger, San Francisco

Review: In-N-Out Burger, San Francisco

I’m going to take a small break from Cincinnati stuff to share some food finds from my travels in the past few months.  I’ve been, let’s see… a lot of places.  I lose track.  Since November, I have been near an In-n-Out Burger no fewer […]

wine me, dine me (on BuzzVoice)

wine me, dine me (on BuzzVoice)

Have you heard of BuzzVoice? It’s a cool service (formerly known as PimpMyNews) that reads your blogs to you, like a podcast. John Atkinson, the brains behind BuzzVoice, was kind enough to allow wine me, dine me to be a member of the beta! If […]

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 […]

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