Author: Julie Niesen

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, September 14-19

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, September 14-19

Finally, I’m in town during Restaurant Week. To be honest, though, I don’t usually partake– I’m not into crowds, and have had some bad experiences in the past (at restaurants that are, unsurprisingly, no longer with us). Compared to other restaurant weeks (such as Miami’s […]

Breaking: Shooting at Ambar India

Breaking: Shooting at Ambar India

I don’t normally talk about crime here, but I am just so saddened to hear about the manager owner of Ambar India (for the record, my very favorite Indian restaurant) being involved in a shooting at the restaurant tonight. There’s nothing online about it yet, […]

The Boyfriend Finds Himself in Deep Deux-Deux:  Ballpark Food II

The Boyfriend Finds Himself in Deep Deux-Deux: Ballpark Food II

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) In yesterday’s post, I wrote about the culinary adventures that Julie and I had during visits to two Major League Baseball parks this summer:  PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Both parks are relatively new.  Nationals […]

Ballpark food…done right

Ballpark food…done right

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) I love baseball. I attended my first Major League game when I was eight, and I’ve been hooked ever since.   I’ve been known to plan entire vacations based largely on whether the destination city’s team(s) would be in town while […]

Apparently it is No Cat Day.

Apparently it is No Cat Day.

…or Anti-Caturday. Or whatever. So other folks are doing AntiNoCats. I’m going to jump off of the foodie bandwagon by posting a picture of my cat. I’m just that cool. (Man, I can’t believe Slashfood is participating!  Sheesh!) (He is awfully sad that you don’t […]

Review: Wildflower Cafe, Mason

Review: Wildflower Cafe, Mason

Three times in one week.  I suppose that if I was trying to be a professional restaurant reviewer, every restaurant I’d go to would be visited a minimum of twice before I wrote about it.  Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t, but three four times […]

Review: Baconnaise and Bacon Salt

Review: Baconnaise and Bacon Salt

A few months ago, the guys behind Baconnaise and Bacon Salt offered me a PR package– try our products and write about them.  Easy enough.  Our delivery guy at work delivered me not one– but TWO PR packs of Baconnaise.  I have enough Baconnaise to […]

Celebrate International Bacon Day!

Celebrate International Bacon Day!

So, Saturday is International Bacon Day! I can’t think of a better day. Except, perhaps, International Gin and Tonic Day. So, how are you going to celebrate? Baconnaise? Bacon vodka? Porkopolis gelato from Dojo? Maybe my bacon-filled baked beans? Let me know your supreme bacon […]

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Wow, last Friday’s recipe was timely– Sheila Lukins, who co-authored The Silver Palate Cookbook (with Julee Rosso) 27 years ago, died on Sunday.  The Silver Palate, as I mentioned in my Chicken Marbella recipe post, was the cookbook that introduced many Americans, and in particular, […]

What’s your Food Threshhold?

What’s your Food Threshhold?

Everybody has something they won’t eat. Everyone has food they’re uncomfortable with. For some folks, it’s animal products (I have several good v*an friends). For some folks, it’s anything that isn’t “normal”; normal defined by good old American meat and potatoes. There are those that […]

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