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Jerusalem Cafe (Lunch Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The old Jerusalem Cafe was a bit of a hole in the wall, but it has some mythical qualities. The new owner, Kaly Avwy, has spiffed the place up a bit and changed from a buffet-style venue to a sit-down dining experience. It even has free WiFi now. Best of all, the food is really good.  

Iron Horse Inn (Review)

Glendale establishment sets the bar high but doesn't quite make it

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Nothing beats dinner in the cozy dining room of a restaurant located in an historic house when the weather turns cold. As I waited for my step-dad outside the Iron Horse Inn, the smell of a fire burning in a distant fireplace and melted candle wax stirred up images of Christmas dinners and drinks by the fire in northern Ohio.  

Taz Lebanese & Greek Cuisine (Lunch Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm always up for trying a new Mediterranean joint, even if it is a bit of a drive. Taz Lebanese & Greek Cuisine in Mason is right smack in the middle of the Fields Ertle insanity in a building that used to house Fazoli's.  

Mixx Ultra Lounge (Review)

New Over-the-Rhine hot spot is for the hip, not the hungry

7 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Think New York City circa 1990. The clubs are hopping, music throbbing and the velvet ropes define the line between cool and uncool, who gets in and who stays out. Each person in our foursome went through this time warp when we had dinner at Mixx Ultra Lounge.  

Cityside Pub and Grill (Review)

Burgermania in Newport means cheap, creative eats at

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Establishments like Cityside help keep our wallets lined, but they're also a much-needed alternative to some of the more homogenized cheap eats out there. The menu here is an interesting mix for a bar and grill.  

Sorrento's Pizza (Review)

Family institution has been a Cincinnati staple for more than 50 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The only thing thicker than blood is pizza sauce. Combine the two and you have a recipe for Sorrento's Pizzeria. Pizza has often been synonymous with one family in our city, the LaRosas, but the De Luca family has been spinning dough just as long.  

Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern (Review)

Rookwood spot tries to accommodate a wide variety of diners

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I find myself wanting to dine casually much more often these days. I'm happiest eating at the bar with paper napkins, and if I don't have to dress up I'm pretty close to bliss.  

Review: Riverside Korean

Asian comfort food continues to surprise and satisfy

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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.   

Best Brunch (and Great Lunch) in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The last time I was at the Grand Finale (Sharon Road and Route 747, Glendale, 513-771-5925) my brother was graduating from high school and we were drinking strawberry daiquiris. I believe chocolat   

The Summit (Review)

Cincinnati State culinary students build on-site restaurant with stellar results

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
It would be easy to assume The Summit was named for its location -- the top of a hill where the Cincinnati State & Technical College campus overlooks Central Parkway and Ludlow Avenue. But that w