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Diner: Betta? You Betcha!

Food is serious business at Betta's Italian Oven

3 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Pizza, pizza, pizza! A word that conjures up slumber parties of our past, after-game high school dates and Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old high school freshman. (Is Strangers with Candy only a cultura  

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  

Diner: Soulful Fixture

Myra's Dionysus has been a staple in Clifton for three decades

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Where were you in 1977? Mourning the death of Elvis Presley? Sitting through the New York blackout? Maybe you were just a twinkle in your daddy's eye. Myra Griffin, owner of Myra's Dionysus, wa  

Ode to the Egg

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Our bodies have a mind of their own when it comes to food cravings. Our biological clocks always seem to be in tune with the season, and winter is the time of soups, stews and roasted vegetables. Ma  

Food, drink, etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Place There's a new chef in the house -- or should I say houses? The Palace has a new executive chef, Romuald Jung. Chef Romy will begin introducing patrons to his new winter and spring men  

Diner: Istanbul Spreads Out

Menu additions let you have your kebab and eat it too

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Newport on the Levee is the envy of us folks living on the north banks of the river, and the opportunity to do a little food globe-trotting there doesn't help one bit. The Turkish restaurant Caf  

Diner: A Charming Repast

Café de Paris' unique fusion -- c'est bon

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 17, 2007
In my fantasy world, Cincinnati is littered with cozy European cafés offering simple food and an eclectic experience, so I was eagerly anticipating my visit to Café de Paris. The restaur  

Simple Pleasures

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My friends casually offered an invitation to New Year's Eve dinner at their house this year, knowing my husband would be working and that I, like them, tend to end my evenings early. I stopped to p  

Pho Paris

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The new year brings lots of new dining news in town. Pho Paris, Jean-Robert de Cavel's Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant, is moving from Oakley to Covington at the end of January. They'll be in t  

Diner: The Large and Small of It

CityBeat dining writers' reflections on 2006

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
It's that time of year again -- time to look back upon our successes and vices, make resolutions and clean slates. Empty out those file cabinets and use your last flexible healthcare dollars. Bu