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And the winner is…..

And the winner is…..

RayGunGirl! Congratulations, you and a lucky guest won tickets to the Blackfinn Pre-Grand Opening party! You were picked rather scientifically by my coworker Jen, whom I accosted with, “Pick a number between 1 and 4!” She picked 3. You were comment #3. Aren’t you lucky? […]

Review: Shadeau Bread’s Lunch and Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Review: Shadeau Bread’s Lunch and Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Like most everyone else in Ohio, it seems, I’ve been stuck inside since Friday afternoon, when I left work in Mason to make the (hour-long, this time; the last storm, two-hour-long) trek back downtown. I knew I didn’t have a whole lot prepared, and didn’t […]

Snowy Saturday News

Snowy Saturday News

First, some great news! Restaurant Week has been extended due to our inclement weather, through 3/14. Check out http://www.gcindependents.com for participating restaurants. I know that Brown Dog Cafe will be participating, but otherwise, visit here and I’ll keep you posted. And also, don’t forget my […]

The Summit Restaurant to open at Midwest Culinary Institute

The Summit Restaurant to open at Midwest Culinary Institute

Look what just popped up on OpenTable.com! From OpenTable: A UNIQUELY “EDUCATIONAL” CULINARY EXPERIENCE!DINE AT “The Summit”MIDWEST CULINARY INSTITUTEClassical french cooking with a light contemporary twist rounded out with some traditional American favorites. You will be wined and dined by our outstanding students. Under the […]

Thanks, Chefs!

Thanks, Chefs!

What a great way to reach out to the community!! Thanks to Chef Sturkey, the Mazzeis at Pompilio’s, and Chef de Cavel. I love to see people give back to the community. copyright 2008, winemedineme/Julie Niesen. All rights reserved.

Review: Kona Bistro, Restaurant Week

Review: Kona Bistro, Restaurant Week

In case you didn’t know, this week is the Greater Cincinnati Independents‘ restaurant week. A selection of restaurants price a 3-course meal at 25.08. The restaurants range from a couple of Jean-Robert properties, to Hugo, to the Boathouse– the list goes on. On Monday, we […]

The very first wine me, dine me contest!

The very first wine me, dine me contest!

Yup! A contest. I have two free tickets to BlackFinn’s Pre-Grand Opening party on Thursday, March 13. All you have to do is, in the comments, share your favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe. Only one entry per person, and I will pick a random entry […]

Recipe: Balsamic Chicken and other Sunday delights
Review: Blackfinn Cincinnati

Review: Blackfinn Cincinnati

I got a special invitation to preview Blackfinn Cincinnati on Saturday, March 1st. The management had a live training session for their staff, and wanted guests– and who am I to pass up the opportunity? Blackfinn, as you may know, is in the old McFadden’s […]

Review: Lavomatic (and also, Close Encounters of the Blog Kind)
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