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Where Birds (Occasionally) Fly

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Indigenous to the wilds of West Norwood, The Speckled Bird Caf233 (1766 Mills Ave., 513-841-BIRD) is nestled on the corner of Carter and Mills. With its patchwork plumage of red brick, baby blue and  

Spring Eats, Oyster Festival Returns

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This year marks Morton The Steakhouse's 30th anniversary. The company will celebrate by partnering with the Make A Wish Foundation in its ¨30 Wishes for 30 Years" national campaign in order  

Review: Balboa's

1 Comment · Monday, March 31, 2008
I've never been to Philadelphia. Does that have anything to do with my lack of enthusiasm for Philly cheesesteaks? Possibly, but that's never stopped me from worshipping the 1983 Philadelphia 7  

Food, drink, etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Taza is now open in the old Buzz Coffee Shop space at the corner of University and Jefferson in Corryville. Along with serving up fair-trade coffee drinks, Taza supports organizations that positi  

Bock Is Back

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Bockfest is upon us this weekend. Festivities include the annual Bock parade that will start at Arnold's, Cincinnati's oldest saloon. The parade will make its way up Main Street for the blessing of  

Review: Hathaway's

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I have a vision of my future: Someday I will live at The Phelps, the genteel old apartment building across the street from Lytle Park, and every midday I'll toddle down Fourth Street to eat lunch at  

Review: A Forkable Feast

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Years ago, I lived on takeout from a cramped Cuban/Chinese restaurant that made spectacular (and cheap) roast chicken and a local sushi joint where I felt like Norm (good God, I'm old!) entering Ch  

Hot Fun in the Wintertime

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The heat is cranking in the kitchen this February -- culinary events abound! EQ at the Party Source in Newport will hold demonstration cooking classes for the Valentine holiday. At A Chocolate Lov  

Review: La Cherie Bakery and Bistro

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
More and more I'm drawn to little cafes -- places for some simple food that's prepared well and not too pricey. A place I can relax and chat with a friend over a bowl of thick soup or enjoy a solo   

News and Notes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
January and February are traditionally slow months in the restaurant industry, but there still seems to be plenty going on. Lavomatic Café, Jean-Robert de Cavel's latest culinary venture, i  


0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Nada's grand opening was this past Saturday. David Falk's new downtown restaurant offers contemporary Mexican food. … The Reserve Restaurant & Piano Lounge opened at Newport on the Levee on   


0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
There have been a number of restaurant openings throughout town recently. Along with Seny in Walnut Hills and Sung Korean Bistro and Via Vite downtown, Greek Isles, a Mediterranean restaurant, has o  

Welcome Addition

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Five months ago, Iranian-born Abdul Amir Fealzadeh bought Diner on Elm, renamed it Marrakech Café (801 Elm St., Downtown, 513-421-0049) and created a tasty, affordable downtown lunch and dinner   

Daveed's at 934

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Daveed's at 934 will take part in the second annual celebrity dinner and auction scholarship fund-raiser at the Summit Dining Room at Midwest Culinary Institute 6 p.m. Friday. The event will featur  

In a Pickle

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I like spicy. I like pickles. So what's not to like about the Spicy Pickle? The Denver-based chain recently moved into a storefront (2504 W. Clifton Ave., Clifton Heights, 513-569-0000) that I alwa