Author: Julie Niesen

Blue Elephant to open in Oakley

Blue Elephant to open in Oakley

From the Enquirer: Two restaurateurs from San Jose will soon bring a taste of Thai food from the West Coast to the Queen City. Saowanit and Somsak Wongtouwan plan to open the Blue Elephant, a Thai bistro and sushi restaurant in January along Wasson Road […]

Jean-Robert and the CSO Make Beautiful  Music Together

Jean-Robert and the CSO Make Beautiful Music Together

(Man, am I clever.) Jean-Robert de Cavel, chef-in-residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be pairing up to present “Pre-Concert Movable Feasts”, starting October 2. Each Friday, at the Critic’s Club, Jean-Robert will cater dinner to benefit the MCI Scholarship […]

New Commenting and Disclosure Policies

New Commenting and Disclosure Policies

Well, that was an eventful 24 hours or so. Because of all of the comments I got on Local 127, some of them really engaging, and others… well, not so engaging… comments, I’ve now got a commenting policy.  Until now, I have let all comments […]

Re-Review: Sung Korean Bistro

Re-Review: Sung Korean Bistro

I realized that the first restaurant I wrote about, Sung Korean Bistro, way back in November of 2007, hasn’t been revisited since then. I don’t know why– I loved the food the first time (and the meal I had at a wine dinner a month […]

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Review: Local 127 (First Impressions)

Review: Local 127 (First Impressions)

The much-ballyhooed replacement restaurant for Jean-Robert at Pigall’s opened this past Tuesday.  I had intended on going on Wednesday (the opening night was booked), but ended up pushing my reservations out until Friday.  I figured that this was for the best– I really don’t tend […]

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L’shana tova!

L’shana tova!

To my Jewish friends, a very sweet new year! A traditional Rosh Hashanah dish is apple cake– I’m linking to a couple of recipes here both for my reference (man, do I love apple cake!) and in case you’re looking for a recipe. Smitten Kitchen’s […]

Tucker’s on Vine in OTR Receives National Recognition

Tucker’s on Vine in OTR Receives National Recognition

How exciting! Tucker’s, my favorite breakfast place, has been named one of Gourmet‘s “worth your money” restaurants, along with such incredibly famous restaurants as Alinea. Read more about it on Michael’s blog.  Now I can’t wait until my copy of Gourmet comes in the mail.   […]

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