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Portofino's

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
On a recent Sunday afternoon, as the Cincinnati Pride parade made its way along a sun-baked Hamilton Avenue in a riot of color and, um, ill-fitting black leather, I stopped in at Portofino's in Nor  

Chefapalooza

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The fifth annual 7 Days for SIDS fund-raiser kicks off a week of events starting on Monday, including Chefapalooza at the Midwest Culinary Institute Tuesday. Chefapalooza offers live cooking demons  

Mexico Moves to Eighth and Walnut

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Leaving behind its small Court Street storefront, Javier's Mexican Restaurant (100 Eighth St. at Walnut, Downtown; 513-381-3287) has moved to a much larger corner space, where it's now open for brea  

Deli Seven20

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
When Poppies Deli was in its heyday, Michelle Lightfoot was something of an urban legend -- not "crocodiles in the sewer" urban legend, but an "I want to tell everyone I meet to eat there" urban le  

Greater Cincinnati Originals

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The Greater Cincinnati Originals (GCO) will hold their annual event, the Original Spring Mix, on May 9 at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State College. The chefs from the Cincinnati ch  

New Orleans Comes to Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
New Orleans To Go (139 W. Kemper Road, Springdale, 513-671-2711) makes the best of its angular, strip-mall space, dressing it up with gold, green and purple paint, feathery masks and glittery beads.  

Jardin Wine and Tapas Bar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Over-the-Rhine is gearing up for a restaurant renaissance. Maureen Godshall, current operating partner of Neon's, and Michael Spalding and Roula David, owners of Vinyl, last week announced plans to  

Fresh Full of Surprises

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Lunch doesn't usually start with someone in a suit opening a door for me. But that was just the beginning of the pleasant surprises fresh (36 E. Fourth St., 513-421-1020) had in store for me. The   

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival (www.winefestival.com) kicks off March 23 for two days of tastings and related wine fun. Grand Tastings will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Duke En  

Lunch at Pigall's Quite an Experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The origins of elegance can be illusive. Is it waitstaff that serves from the left and takes from the right? Bone china and Riedel glassware? Unpronounceable menu names? Expensive ingredients? What  

Food, drink, etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Place There's a new chef in the house -- or should I say houses? The Palace has a new executive chef, Romuald Jung. Chef Romy will begin introducing patrons to his new winter and spring men  

Pho Paris

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The new year brings lots of new dining news in town. Pho Paris, Jean-Robert de Cavel's Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant, is moving from Oakley to Covington at the end of January. They'll be in t  

The Right Ingredients

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The Westin is sporting a new look these days -- Ingredients (21 E. Fifth St., downtown, 513-852-2740) has sprinkled some pizzazz in the hotel's lobby with its modern furniture and gourmet-to-go conc  

A Most Agreeable Hour (and a Half) By Michael Schiaparelli

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
In his Essay on Boiling Spring Water (circa 1570), T'ien Yiheng wrote, "Tea is drunk to forget the noise of the world." Knowing this, Essencha Tea House (3212 Madison Road, Oakley; 513-533-4832; loo  

Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Downtown -- it's not just for lunch anymore. Burrito Joe's now serves breakfast burritos from 7-10 a.m. The new restaurant fresh offers organic egg sandwiches to go with your coffee, while ingredie