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Diner: Covering the Bases

Tasty elegance of Korea and Japan at Silla in Sharonville

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Until I went to Silla Korean and Japanese Restaurant in Sharonville, the sum total of my knowledge of Korean food came from old M*A*S*H reruns. As it turns out, Silla covers so many bases in its ef  

Diner: Cradle of Civilization

Café Shiraz offers smells and spices around for thousands of years

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
I don't know if it was a typo on the assignment sheet or some bizarre kind of dyslexia on my part, but I could have sworn I was asked to review "Café Shiraz, a Peruvian restaurant." So when I   

Diner: A Little Local Flavor

Maybe we need to call it Cincinnati 'sauce'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2003
I'm thinking of mounting a campaign to rechristen "Cincinnati-style chili" something else. Surely I'm not the first or only person to think it's a good idea. In this era where marketing coun  

News: Architects of Change

Students learn by building for 'real people'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Perhaps one of the most frustrating clichés in the world of architecture is Louis Kahn's famed exhortation, "Ask a brick what it wants to be." It's frustrating because it's the most hackneyed e  

Diner: Get Your Irish Up

Jack Quinn's passes the authenticity test

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2003
A few years ago in Seattle, a new Irish pub called F.X. McHooligan's or something equally obnoxious opened up. I went there, fresh from my recent trip to the Emerald Isle, and just about spat on th  

Diner: Old Style

Nick's will have you licking your chops

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
We sat down to dinner at Nick's Chops and Chasers with a sense of happy expectation, and we were not disappointed. Nick's is an inviting restaurant of the old style and, while some of the smaller m  

Diner: Born Again

What's for Dinner? is a transmigration of food for the soul

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Do you believe in reincarnation? I do now that I've been to the new What's for Dinner? restaurant in O'Bryonville. By everyone's estimation, it's been a remarkable transformation from the old Brick  

Diner: Fuel for the New Year

Let's think about food as a meditative aid

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2003
With the advent of 2003 comes the biggest New Year's cliché: the diet. On Jan. 1, thousands of Americans made up their minds to change their relationships to food -- to quit eating sweets, low  

Diner: Doggone Good

Brown Dog offers delicious food in a cosmopolitan atmosphere

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Some money clichés are patently false. For instance, "Early to bed and early to rise ..." Do you know anyone who attributes his health, wealth or wisdom to such a dull practice? Or "Money make  

Diner: Defending the Fruitcake

There's nothing plain about this legendary holiday treat

0 Comments · Thursday, December 19, 2002
As a college student -- in Europe on foreign study -- I once spent the holidays in Wales with some distant relatives. Christmastime in the Welsh countryside was just as Dylan Thomas described it: