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Diner: Fit for a Queen

Riverside Korean in Covington offers gorgeous and exotic choices

0 Comments · Thursday, February 28, 2002
Call me Cleopatra, but there is something inherently appealing about a man serving me on his knees. In this case, food -- a feast of gorgeous, exotic, fragrant, colorful food, fit for a queen AND hu  

Diner: The Italian Caper

Intrepid reviewer goes undercover for her latest assignment

0 Comments · Thursday, January 31, 2002
The click-click sound of my high heels echoes ominously. The only other sound is my heart beating loud enough to wake the dead. I clutch my purse tightly, my mind's eye rifling the contents for pote  

Diner: Fit for a Czar

Peter's Burg offers Russian cuisine in Blue Ash

0 Comments · Thursday, January 10, 2002
It's a Dr. Zhivago sort of evening when we finally pull up to Peter's Burg restaurant in a tiny strip mall across from Blue Ash Towne Square. Even though the Cold War is over, I had to be an intelli  

Diner: Neptunian Dining

Mitchell's has a practiced formula for seafood and attentive service

0 Comments · Thursday, December 20, 2001
The location of Mitchell's Fish Market is paradoxical and disconcerting: 50 feet away you can pay homage to fish from the world over at Newport Aquarium, then sit down at Mitchell's to eat them. Hmm  

Diner: A Feast for the Senses

Findlay Market is the intersection of good food and diverse people

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
It's the kind of Saturday morning that beckons lovers from their beds. A cerulean blue sky and apple crisp air grin knowingly at me through the window as I shake a Levi leg and hunt under the rum  

Diner: The Swami Show

At Mayura India it's a festive banquet of flavors and spices

0 Comments · Thursday, November 15, 2001
In India, hospitality is extended with warmth and affection through the medium of food. An ancient Sanskrit saying, translated as, "A guest is equal to God," illuminates this philosophy. Whether the  

Diner: A Good Bet

Italian cuisine becomes a delicious family affair at Mount Lookout restaurant

0 Comments · Thursday, October 18, 2001
Italians have a gift for making art out of life, and eating in Italy is essentially a family art, practiced for and by the family. The greatest accomplishments of the Italian cook are not reserved f  

Diner: Simple Equation

Hyde Park eatery combines noodles and crayons

0 Comments · Thursday, October 4, 2001
Dumplings + noodles = Doodles. A simple enough equation -- so why didn't I think of that when I was assigned to review this restaurant? Even though it's been around for four years, I'd never heard o  

Diner: Air of Conviviality

Carol's lives up to its mantra, "Be Sociable"

0 Comments · Thursday, August 30, 2001
Early Sunday evening, downtown Cincinnati. Except for several groups returning from The Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point, downtown appears to have rolled up its sidewalks. Ample parking spots an  

Diner: Close to the Wurst

Wertheim's German fare fails the test

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
Seeking out German food for a fine-dining experience is tantamount to seeking sex advice from Simon Leis: It's the last call you'll never make. So when my editor assigned me to review Wertheim's Res