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0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Apsara, the new Thai restaurant owned by Chanaka Delanerolle of Teak, has opened in the space of the former Watson Bros. Bistro & Brewery in Blue Ash, and Jessi Singh opened a fourth Indian eatery   

My Lunch with Lenin

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Some dreams seem quixotic. Imagine leaving your native country to build a better life for your family in a new, strange land. My immigrant grandparents did it; millions of others have, too. Tsiala   


0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Morton's The Steakhouse will be opening in its new space on the second floor of the Carew Tower on Aug. 6. Along with a view of Fountain Square, Morton's will offer a glass-enclosed wine room that   

Take a Little Trip over the Rhine for Lunch

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Cincinnati's German immigrants used to make daily treks across the Miami and Erie Canal from their homes in Over-the-Rhine into downtown. Today, as restuarants and condo developments breathe new lif  

Universal Grille and More...

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Universal Grille (909 Vine St., Downtown) has a new chef, new menu and new dining room. According to owner Peter Laffoon, "The vibe is what we like to call grown up, not stuck up." Laffoon also not  


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  


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