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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  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: Comings and Goings

Bars we're looking forward to, bars we miss

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
New to the Neighborhood BlackFinn, Downtown (formerly McFadden's) Club Seven, Downtown (in the former Whiskey Dick's location) Cue, Over-the-Rhine McLevy's, Montgomery (formerly Sneaky Pete's) Mixx  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: Can I Buy You a Drink?

Great pickup lines overheard at local bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
1. "Do you want to go back to my place tonight? How do you like your eggs, scrambled or fertilized?" Pam Diebold, bartender at Arnold's, Downtown 2. "Do you believe in the hereafter? The  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: Let's Get Some Fresh Air

Smoking patios create a new social space

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Even though the smoking ban has cleared the air in Cincinnati bars, there are still plenty of customers who enjoy lighting up with their drinks. Outdoor patios all over the city over are being revi  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: The Bars

The lowdown on 214 great bars and clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Quick Jump Links to Neighborhoods: Central Core | Northern Kentucky | East | West | North CENTRAL CORE Andy's Mediterranean Grille 906 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, 513-281-9791 Though it would   

Diner: Swizzle 2008: I'll Drink to That

Your guide to great bars in Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Believe me when I tell you that there's no hangover like the one you get after visiting 214 of CityBeat's favorite local watering holes. That's the number of pubs that were crawled by our crac  

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar (Review)

New MainStrasse dining option comes up roses

2 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Located on a hip and happening block of Covington's Main Street, the Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar is a pleasant surprise. In fact, in the incestuous world of Greater Cincinnati dining, Bouque  

Diner: Candyland

Local candy makers do their best to satiate that sweet tooth

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Cincinnati might be best known for the culinary delights of Cincinnati chili and Graeters, but did you know candy makers lie tucked away in the corners of our neighborhoods, ready to make some luc  

Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge (Review)

Relocated spot delivers elegant, affordable dining

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Couples having a baby are often asked if they want to know the sex of the future bundle of joy. While many do, some say that with so few good surprises in life, why not let this be one of them?   

Rue Dumaine (Review)

Chef Anne Kearney opens terrific destination dining spot south of Dayton

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
As a restaurant reviewer, it's hard to be unbiased. Some places I'm just predisposed to like. So I'll admit this upfront: I've looked forward to dining at Rue Dumaine with the eagerness of a