Author: Julie Niesen

Happy Birthday to The Boyfriend!

Happy Birthday to The Boyfriend!

Join me in wishing The Boyfriend a happy birthday– it’s today! He is, without a doubt, the best boyfriend a girl could have– he puts up with meals interrupted by food shots, my breakneck schedule, and general geekiness with a smile. I’m so glad we’re […]

Don’t forget Second Sunday on Main

Don’t forget Second Sunday on Main

Second Sunday on Main, which is this Sunday from 12 to 5 PM on Main Street in Over the Rhine, features one of my favorite chefs, Jose Salazar, preparing a food demonstration with wine pairings at 2:30. So glad Jose could join SSOM (and sad […]

On the road again…

On the road again…

…this time, to sunny Miami for my company’s sales meeting. Don’t worry, you won’t miss me too much– I have posts scheduled that include: 48 Hours in Pittsburgh Review of a great burger in an unlikely place More DC and Chicago reviews Julie and Julia– […]

Update on the $2 Million Bootsy’s Promotion

Update on the $2 Million Bootsy’s Promotion

From the folks at JRCE: “Thank you for your support of Jeff Ruby’s $2 Million Summer promotion. We pride ourselves on our guest’s experience, and want to ensure that all of our guests get the best possible experience when they dine with us. That said, […]

$100 Gift Certificate to Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse? Go to Bootsy’s Tonight

$100 Gift Certificate to Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse? Go to Bootsy’s Tonight

From the fine folks over at JRCE: Bootsy’s promotion, where they give away $2 million in gift certificates to other Jeff Ruby restaurants is continuing this evening, and this one’s great– $100 gift certificates to Jeff Ruby’s. Let me put this in context for you. […]

A food blogger and a firefighter walk into a bar…

A food blogger and a firefighter walk into a bar…

OK, not really. Remember Lt. Dan?  The guy who made the barbecue that Terry loved so much? He’s a great guy– he and his wife, Sheilah, are some of my favorite people.  Strangely enough, we met before we actually met– I distinctly remember talking to […]

Downtown Restaurant Week

Downtown Restaurant Week

A reminder from Michelle, who also wrote about this today. Downtown Restaurant Week is August 10-16. I will, naturally, be out of town the entire time. Sigh. But my loss is your gain– many downtown restaurants will be doing a prix fixe dinner for $35; […]

Honeybaked Fire Roasted Bacon

Honeybaked Fire Roasted Bacon

A quick post– Stopped by biggs on the way to a road trip, and the Honeybaked Ham kiosk had samples of locally made fire roasted bacon. Wow. They take the ham coating and spices and put it on thick-cut bacon. I don’t even really like […]

Review:  Keystone Bar and Grill

Review: Keystone Bar and Grill

I used to live in Covington, back when Scalea’s was around. I loved the deli area (the guy who always worked in the deli now works in the bakery area of Greenup Cafe, he’s great), and always got a sandwich involving rare roast beef, cheddar […]

Hamburger Mary’s reopening TONIGHT

Hamburger Mary’s reopening TONIGHT

Man, I make up for not being around for a bit with a lot of posts, don’t I? Anyway, Hamburger Mary’s (900 Vine Street) reopens tonight! According to Twitter and the Business Courier, it’s just the restaurant portion– Dirty Mary’s, the Bar, will open later. […]

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