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Diner: A Not So Secret Ingredient

Nectar's Dinner Club a smashing success

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Chef/owner Julie Francis of Mount Lookout Square's Nectar restaurant has found a unique way to connect with her customers. Nectar's Dinner Club is a monthly affair with a special five-course men  

BlackFinn (Review)

Where big appetites, Reds baseball and martinis collide

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Meat. Sports. Patriotism. Ball caps. If you like these -- that is, if you're American -- you'll love BlackFinn. If you don't, well, if you at least like people then you'll love the staff. Fo  

Pomodori's (Review)

Wood-fired brilliance still produces one of the area's best pizzas

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I visited an old friend the other day: Pomodori's Pizza. Still snugly tucked between Shirley's Laundromat and the Stop and Go, this little spot brings back fond memories of my early college day  

Knotty Pine on the Bayou (Review)

Northern Kentucky classic lives up to its eclectic reputation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
When your GPS can't tell you how to get there, your destination is off the beaten path. But Knotty Pine on the Bayou is definitely worth the trip. We were amazed to see the size of the weeknigh  

Amma's Kitchen (Review)

Udipi re-emerges with the same divine vegetarian Indian cuisine

8 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Amma's Kitchen in Roselawn might be a heaven of sorts, but this isn't immediately obvious from its decor. Instead, the ambience says purgatory, with stiff maroon booths, beige walls, industrial  

Diner: Review: Eddie Merlot's

New Montgomery spot follows in that fine steakhouse tradition of outsized personality

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I can't help recalling the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I think of the name of one of our newest steakhouses, Eddie Merlot's. Oh wait, that was Eddie Valiant. As it turns out, this Eddie  

Diner: Review: Lavomatic Cafe

The Gateway Quarter adds another jewel as Jean-Robert cleans up again

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
How do you make dirty laundry hip and trendy? I guess one way would be to sell it on eBay, but the Jean-Robert de Cavel family found a tastier approach with its latest venture, Lavomatic Cafe, a   

Diner: Review: Chalk

Ever-expanding Jean-Robert Restaurant Group adds another intriguing endeavor

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Chalk Food + Wine is the second Jean-Robert Restaurant Group endeavor on Greenup Street in Covington. Situated just two doors up from Greenup Café in the space formerly occupied by Pho Paris  

Diner: Smoking Out Stealth Food

We're finally digesting the deadly realities of Big Food's hidden power brokers

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It might be too early to name the moment but not to notice that the moment is coming. The way we think about what we digest is on the verge of a major overhaul. The signs are everywhere: Jamie Oli  

Diner: Mystical Alchemy

The Cincinnati Wine Festival has great taste ... and tastes great, too!

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When I was a kid, there was often a gallon jug of Gallo's Hearty Burgundy on the floor beside my father's chair at dinnertime. Like many wine drinkers of a certain age, that was my introduction  

20 Mile House (Review)

History-rich spot serves simple, rib-sticking food

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The 20 Mile House has gone through a few transitions since its birth in 1822. In the old days it functioned as a stagecoach stop and tavern as well as a post office for Twenty Mile Stand.  

Amarin (Review)

Hyde Park spot is friendly, delicious and a great value

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Amarin Thai & Sushi is located in the section of Hyde Park where Cumin, Hap's Irish Pub and Bangkok Bistro line Erie Avenue. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but we managed to squeeze in next t  

Walt's Barbeque (Review)

West Side landmark expands space, retains goodness

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I can't believe that it's almost been a year since barbeque passed my lips. After of BBQ panel for CityBeat's 2007 Best of Cincinnati issue, we all pretty much swore off the stuff. Six stops i  

Diner: A Mini Vacation for Your Mouth

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week highlights 25 locally owned independent spots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Our lives often seem to be a non-stop, one-stop shopping spree. Most of us don't have time to do it the old European way -- stop at the bread store, the fishery, the bakery and the butcher. Now m  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: Be a Sport

Watering holes that cater to the athlete and the athletic supporter alike

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Probably the three greatest advances in the sports world in the last 100 years are the curve ball, the protective cup and the sports bar. And since most of us at CityBeat can't throw a decent b