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Diner: Missing the Mark

Covington's Razzberry's needs to improve communication, service and menu by Donna Covrett

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2002
The empty dining room at Razzberry's on two different visits (a Sunday evening first time out, followed by a Saturday night) made me ponder the many variables that can affect a restaurant's success:  

Diner: Piquant Mouthful

Pleasant Ridge restaurant offers soul food, Ethiopian style

0 Comments · Thursday, July 25, 2002
Open the front door of this sky blue building, and you feel as if you just stepped into someone's home -- with a few extra tables set up in the front rooms, waiting for family, friends or the unexpe  

Diner: Fun & Funky

New management is reviving Mexican fare at Sylvia's

0 Comments · Thursday, July 4, 2002
Opened in 1982 by Sylvia Krull, a flamboyant Mexican-American ex-stripper known for her snake-charming abilities, Sylvia's Mexican Restaurant enjoyed the next several years as a popular hang-out for  

Diner: Lotsa Choices

Song Phung keeps it personal and authentic

0 Comments · Thursday, June 27, 2002
Sandwiched between Debbie's Destiny Lounge and a 99 Cent Store, Song Phung is the typical Asian-American restaurant that could be plucked from its strip mall location in Forest Park and set down in   

Diner: Cooking Up Masterpiece

Jean-Robert's new restaurant will be like being invited to his house for dinner

0 Comments · Thursday, June 6, 2002
He's the personal ad that most men would like to write and few women would believe: Intelligent, successful, warm, passionate, witty, very talented and very, very French. Indeed, after an evening  

Diner: Bad Habits

Oakley hangout doesn't measure up

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2002
You know the kind of neighborhood dive where it's a bit on the dumpy side, but you could care less because the food is forget-the-diet rockin'? Unfortunately, Habit's is not one of those. The Sce  

Diner: History and Food

Jim Tarbell discusses his lifelong passions for dining in the Queen City

0 Comments · Thursday, May 23, 2002
Jim Tarbell is known to many of us as the champion of the Ball Park That Never Was -- Broadway Commons -- and as the top-hat-and-tails member of Cincinnati City Council with a fierce dedication to  

Diner: Alluring Flavors

Ambar is the choice for Indian cuisine on Ludlow Avenue

0 Comments · Thursday, April 18, 2002
Drive down Ludlow Avenue in Clifton on most evenings, and you'll see a crowd gathered on the sidewalk outside Ambar India Restaurant. Not 'Fish Have Mothers, Too!' activists or unbridled skateboarde  

Diner: Celebrating Differences

The Brew House is a regular melting pot

0 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
Urban establishments like the Brew House illustrate the diverse brotherhood of man. In the current local climate of racial issues as the conversation du jour, a Tuesday evening in this 34-year-old w  

Diner: Connecting Through Food

Cincinnati's vegetarians come together for more than food

0 Comments · Thursday, March 21, 2002
My metamorphosis from a meat-centered diet to a vegetarian one occurred 30 years ago at the impressionable age of 17. I had always been an animal lover as a kid, and my family will tell you I brou