Author: Julie Niesen

DC Mini-Reviews

DC Mini-Reviews

I’m staying at the Gaylord National Harbor, which is kind of a cool space– though totally geared towards convention travelers. A few places I’ve tried: Ketchup: Interesting concept (flavored ketchups), really bad execution. It’s a chain restaurant that has been touted on the Food Network, […]

Open Thread: gettin’ out of town..
In the interest of full disclosure…

In the interest of full disclosure…

Since I try to be transparent and honest, I figure I would let you folks be the first to know… I am now working with Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment as a consultant on some marketing and copy writing projects. And who says blogging has no […]

Recipe:  Baked Beans

Recipe: Baked Beans

One of the very first meals Terry made me involved baked beans– a stovetop recipe, that involved lots of onions, and it was delicious. Later, he made me this really wonderful oven variety, that involved pineapple and French’s onions. For a party at our friend’s […]

Oceanaire closed

Oceanaire closed

According to Twitter and OpenTable, Oceanaire is closed for business– just a little over a year after they opened. Very sad for this downtown corner, which has been bustling– but with McCormick and Schmick’s a block away (and less pricey), perhaps there was just too […]

Foodie Movies (all summer long!)

Foodie Movies (all summer long!)

It seems like this summer is full of foodie movies. You’ve got Julie and Julia, about Julia Child’s life in cooking, and Julie Powell (whose blog was the first “Cook the Book”-style blog, namely Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking); then you have […]

Why I’m Uncomfortable with Taste Casting.

Why I’m Uncomfortable with Taste Casting.

A couple of months ago, lots of local (and not local) Twitterers started talking about Taste Casting, and I got approached to become a member. After reading the materials, I declined. Why?  I have some real problems with the way Taste Casting tries to control […]

Head down to Fountain Square for Cooking with Caitlin today!

Head down to Fountain Square for Cooking with Caitlin today!

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for Cooking with Caitlin on the square. This one sounds yummy– vegetarian fare, including: Caitlin’s homemade Hummus Fresh Focaccia Sandwiches Homemade Whipped Cream Their guest today will be Freekbass— a funk band that loves the Reds.

Review: The Echo

Review: The Echo

It’s no secret that Terry and I can usually be found at Tucker’s on Sunday mornings.  One day, when we had to go to breakfast  early– Tucker’s doesn’t open until 9 or so (I think!)– we pondered where to eat (home was not an option!).  […]

Market Wines’ Summer Sips

Market Wines’ Summer Sips

Did you know Findlay Market will be open until 6:30 on Tuesdays?  To celebrate this change, Market Wines is doing a wine tasting from 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday evenings, starting July 7.  For this tasting, they’ll be partnering with Madisono’s Gelatos. The tasting includes St. Germaine […]

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