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Tea Fit for a Queen

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It was supposedly the Duchess of Bedford who first introduced the world to afternoon tea. One of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, the Duchess was afflicted - so many were back then - with a 'sinking feeling' everyday at 4 o'clock. So she asked her servants to begin sneaking a pot of tea and assorted breads to her room.  

It's Just Crepes (Lunch Review)

Fast and tasty are the operative words at new downtown spot

4 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't believe I've written a restaurant review while I was still eating, but it's the perfect indicator of how fast our world moves. Going to It's Just Crepes (39 E. Court St., 513-63-CREPE) downtown was a big reminder of that: This place really caters to our busyness.  

Hate Mail, Beer-Making Monks and Chef Romy

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Now that I've received my first piece of reader feedback for The Dish, which commented on my "bland reporting" of crepes last month (and other things I won't mention here), I will be sure to make things sound more exciting this month.  

Bouchard's Anything's Pastable (Lunch Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Consider the pastabilities of lunch at Findlay Market. There are lots of options, but the newest is Bouchard's Anything's Pastable at the Elm Street end of the Market house.  

Wining and Dining You This Month

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
It seems everyone in Cincinnati, and possibly everyone in the country, wants to wine and dine you this month. Check it out.  

City View Tavern (Lunch Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You can be the best Pilates-taking, nonfat-latte-drinking, flossing-religiously kind of person, and yet there will come a time -- possibly lunchtime -- when only a cheeseburger will do.  

Eat, Drink and Give to Charity

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Just when you thought it was safe to cut down on dining out, summer brings even more opportunities to eat and drink new things in new places. At least you can do some of it in the name of charity.  

Why Koka Coffee House Rules

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We all have our favorite coffee houses, even those of us who are supposed to remain objective about these things. Mine is Koka Coffee House (1101 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, 513-381-5652). It's my  

Some Like It Hot

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
There are few places, particularly in Northern Kentucky, where you can go and be transported to a 1940s/'50s Hollywood movie set complete with palm fronds, cabaret stage, ballroom and plush fan-b  

Openings, Closings and Menu Tweaks

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Spring is in the air, and so are the aromas from some new spring menus. At The Palace (601 Vine St., Downtown, 513-381-6006) check out the Oxtail Ravioli appetizer with foie gras and port and the   

Fast, Authentic Greek Lunch Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I was once engaged to a Greek American man who introduced me to the art of Greek eating. There were a few rules you always had to follow, including eating all meals at long, communal tables with a  

Review: Bellevue Bistro

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The day I decide to have lunch at Bellevue Bistro (313 Fairfield Ave., 859-581-5600), I have about 90 things to do and 1,001 on my mind. Sitting in the small Kentucky coffee house with about a do  

Spring Unveils New Dining Options

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
There are several restaurant openings to talk about this month. Greek to Me opened a second location in Covington last weekend. Its Erlanger restaurant offers authentic Greek food and music in a cas  

Review: Rima's Diner

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sundays in the heart of America are when we slow down -- we work in the yard, read the paper, have that second cup of coffee in the kitchen rather than the car. Sundays are also the day to go to   

When the Stars Align

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Ruby's restaurants have always been associated with glitz, showmanship and celebrities, but he might be reaching for a new level with his latest dining concept. That's because Bootsy Collin