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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   

Diner: Review: InCahoots

Zuefle family imports Northside spice to Blue Ash

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Since it opened, InCahoots has been offering Blue Ash residents food and drinks in what its Web site calls "a new restaurant and bar with universal appeal." One of the first things my wife, who  

Nada (Review)

Playful attitude wraps top-rate Mexican cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
What do you get when you cross top-rate food with Mexican pro wrestling? Nada! Nada, David Falk's new restaurant, has a very chic, serious interior. The architecture of the two floors swoops at  

Diner: Checking the Tea Leaves

Revisiting the year in local dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Every year at this time we look back and try to make sense of the past 12 months. We attempt to find a pattern, some meaning or significance. We can't help it; we're hard wired that way. That'  

Diner: Review: Seny

New Walnut Hills spot delivers distinctive Spanish tapas

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
When Seny opened earlier this year in East Walnut Hills, executive chef Travis D. Maier's concept was refreshingly high-minded for such a Middle American city as ours. After studying his craft i  

Diner: Review: Sung Korean Bistro

New downtown spot serves up approachable ethnic food in a chic space

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
An out-of-town foodie friend asked me to recommend some downtown ethnic dining choices that wouldn't break the bank. As I thumbed through the files in my head, I realized there really weren't t  

Diner: Holiday Cheer

Local spots to enjoy a happy hour of food and drinks

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Now that we have Thanksgiving out of the way we can concentrate on some real celebrating. 'Tis the season to socialize, after all, so on your way out the office door make a stop with coworkers a  

Diner: Review: Via Vite

Nicola's owners spice up Fountain Square with new concept

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I always had the unsettling feeling that something was missing in Fountain Square's recent transformation. Oh, I know downtown has become more vibrant than it's been in years, but I still felt   

Diner: Review: Cactus Pear (Kenwood)

Old favorite amps up the welcoming atmosphere

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
To celebrate our daughter's birthday, we head out to Blue Ash's Cactus Pear, a veritable institution after 10 years in Cincinnati, an eternity in the restaurant business. It's tucked in a cor