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Cajun Eateries

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
One year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Big Easy, many New Orleans restaurants are still struggling to reopen. Here, we said "dis bye bye" to one of our own Cajun eateries when downtown's Redfish   

Critics' Pick: Arnold's

Great Outdoors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Scene: You never know whom you'll encounter in the courtyard at Arnold's, a city saloon and gathering place since 1861. Nowadays servers guide you from the pub's dark interior into the private,  

Diner: State of Your Plate

Fine dining as fine art

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
A pool of black ink ended abruptly against the arc of the white canvas, creating a stark study in contrast. In the center, the focal point of the piece floated like a small, lost ship in the opaq  

New York NY Fresh Deli

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Downtown has its fair share of standard sandwich shops invented for office workers with little on their minds at lunchtime except wolfing something down and getting back to their cubes. When New Yo  

Critics' Pick: Hofbräuhaus

Great Outdoors

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Scene: Picnic table seating lets you cozy up to friends and strangers for some Gemütlichkeit, relaxed sociability, in the great outdoors. The gravel floor, shade trees and beer barrels impart  

Diner: Reconnecting Through Food

Civic Garden Center celebrates silver anniversary by focusing on neighborhood gardens

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
" 'There are going to be times,' says Kesey, 'when we can't wait for somebody. Now you're either on the bus or off the bus.' " -- Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Ken Kesey'  

Diner: Colorful Fusion

Aqua offers hip, New York-style dining via an inventive menu and a sophisticated ambiance

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Aqua Go: 1020 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout Call: 513-919-2782 Hours: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sushi is served until midnight Monday-Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and  

Diner: Perfect Pairing

The Napa Grille offers a diverse menu of fine wines and entrées

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The Napa Grille Go: 2444 Madison Road, Hyde Park Call: 513-871-9463 Hours: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Monday Prices: Moderate to expensive Payment: Accept ma  

Diner: Irish Redux

The Dubliner reopens as Molly Malone's but lacks the old menu magic

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Irish pubs are known for their hospitality, witty patrons and damn fine beer. The Irish themselves -- and their pubs, for that matter -- don't have a particularly strong reputation for food. Being   

Diner: Living to Eat

An anthropological look at American dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 26, 2006
My friends are in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan. Their lives have changed dramatically as they learn the rules of the new culture, but whenever I talk about them all I can say is, "They eat horse