If I were about ready to die or, better yet, just leaving town for a bit, the following would be my ideal last meal in Cincinnati. First, I’d choose Mount Adams, because I live there and because its history of drunks and monks appeals to both sides of my nature.
Hugo’s tiny, savory corn fritters ($9) are the perfect first course for our Taste of Oakley. Hugo’s slant on Southern cuisine is sophisticated but totally approachable, and the bar area offers a comfortable spot to share a starter without committing to three courses.
My fantasy progressive meal is actually for my friend, who is in a constant search for good Chinese in this town. While my dinner isn’t straight Chinese, I think the Asian-based theme fits the bill for her fantasy meal. We start with Cilantro’s Cold Rolls.
Riverside Korean Restaurant doesn't seem to change much over the years. The restaurant, which opened in 1995, has five floor tables and five grill booths (put into action if you order a grilled dish for two or more people) along the opposite wall for dining.