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Diner: Sitar Stars

Tastes of India in Blue Ash

0 Comments · Thursday, September 9, 1999
Right off the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Blue Ash, Sitar Indian restaurant sits alone in the parking lot, looking like the franchise restaurant it was in an earlier life. Fortunately, th  

Diner: Like Wow

Taste of the World Cafe has an eclectic menu and a whiff of the '60s

0 Comments · Thursday, August 12, 1999
Restaurants have been organized around '50s themes and even the Roaring '20s, but not many have looked to the '60s for inspiration. That may or may not be a good thing. Intentionally or not, Taste  

Diner: Italian Tastes for American Appetites

Pane e Vino offers more than bread and wine

0 Comments · Thursday, July 29, 1999
Yet another Italian restaurant, I think, hearing Nicola's has expanded to Hyde Park Square with Pane e Vino, in the space once occupied by J.B. Winberie's. No way will they make it with the same pr  

Diner: Not Just Grandma's Restaurant Anymore?

Something for all ages at venerable Silverton landmark

0 Comments · Thursday, June 17, 1999
Grafton's was my grandparents' hangout when they were grandparents, not Roaring '20s swingers, or whatever they were called back then. I think they found it safe and predictable as well as reasonabl  

Diner: Quest for Beer

Contemporary beer gardens are more a state of mind than a reality

0 Comments · Thursday, May 27, 1999
Why has Cincinnati lost its German flavor? New Orleans cultivates its Gallic charms despite Napoleon's sale almost 200 years ago. Yet here, since World War I, we have abandoned our Germanic herit  

Diner: Anatomy of a Meal

The body of evidence points to Northside's Boca

0 Comments · Thursday, April 15, 1999
Boca means "mouth" in Spanish, but in Cincinnati it means food. Good food. When this restaurant first opened a few years ago in its Northside location, eyebrows raised and nostrils flared at the tho  

Diner: This Dog Will Have His Day

New Blue Ash eatery shows some promise amid the rough edges

1 Comments · Thursday, March 18, 1999
I had been anticipating my visit to the Brown Dog Cafe in Blue Ash. When it opened late last fall, it sounded appealing: a chef trained at the Greenbriar, interested in preparing appetizing and crea  

Diner: Mardi Gras Mambo

The good times will roll at area restaurants

0 Comments · Thursday, February 11, 1999
I've never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and probably never will. It seems best done under the age of 30, before hangovers have really serious consequences. For my Mardi Gras celebration, I'll s