Author: Julie Niesen

Just Cured: Closed

Just Cured: Closed

I’m sad to report that Just Cured is closing its operations.  Just Cured produced some of the best smoked salmon I’ve ever had– all locally produced and very high quality.  He partnered, at one point, with the Jean Robert group (pre-transition) and sold his products […]

Food Blog Ethics

Food Blog Ethics

Don’t worry, for once, this isn’t a rant. Just found a great site for food bloggers, with an ethical code of conduct. This is fantastic! Here’s the general food blog code (to be honest, it’s very “What I learned in Kindergarten,” but many people need […]

Quick update: Travis Maier

Quick update: Travis Maier

As reported to me by both Taste from Belgium and Travis himself via email, Travis Maier is now working on the menu at Barcelona in Columbus.  From his email: I would like to invite you and everyone that follows your blog to make a trip […]

I’m back (and a mini-review about BlogHer)!
Best of wine me, dine me: Julie’s favorite eats (in Cincinnati)

Best of wine me, dine me: Julie’s favorite eats (in Cincinnati)

“Best” is such a subjective word. I prefer “favorite.” “Best” is for more objective things, like “Best Runner in the World” (you can, at least, time that!). I’ll be different — other publications do “Best of”– so here is my list of Cincinnati favorites, in […]

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 […]

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