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Diner: Tried & True

First Watch is the morning choice for many in the Tristate

0 Comments · Thursday, October 10, 2002
How successful could a restaurant be that's only open for breakfast and lunch? In the Tristate, folks may call weeks in advance for reservations at high-priced, dinner-only restaurants, but they'll  

Diner: Bowled Over

Cancun rolls a Mexican strike on the West side

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2002
Sometimes treasures can be found in the most unlikely places. For instance, Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, an authentic, reasonably priced Mexican joint in an unusual location -- inside the   

Diner: Down-Home Italian

Campanello's serves up Southern Italian fare "three blocks from the beach"

1 Comments · Thursday, June 27, 2002
It's hard to find a new combination of words to describe Campanello's. So much has been said about this Cincinnati dining institution that perhaps a single word says it best: Classic. This family-o  

Diner: East End Odd

A'meretta is fun and funky, but inconsistent

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2002
Sometimes, driving across town to try out a hidden restaurant pays off in a big way. But sometimes, the pain of the effort far outweighs the rewards. After two visits to the funky A'meretta in East   

Diner: East of the Border

Anderson's Guadalajara features over 75 Mexican choices

0 Comments · Thursday, April 25, 2002
There's something extremely satisfying in discovering a place that serves great, inexpensive food. When the food is authentic Mexican -- found in unlikely suburban Cincinnati -- the satisfaction is   

Diner: Tex-Mex Trek

Cactus Pear remains a unique and comfortable favorite

0 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
As the Tristate restaurant scene seems to multiply daily with new versions of the same old chain, it's nice to revisit a comfortable favorite -- and rediscover what makes it unique. The Scene Te  

Diner: Offbeat Gem

Intimate, hip Tanino's Cafe in Covington is a foodie's heaven

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
Thank goodness Antony Seta can't act. Oh, he tried. But when his acting dreams didn't come to fruition, he began working in restaurants to pay the bills. Luckily for us, he decided to make a career   

Diner: Cozy Niche

The Pub at Rookwood Mews is the place for a friendly pint ... and a bite

0 Comments · Thursday, January 24, 2002
Nick Sanders is my husband's idol. What a life this man has! All the best imported British and Irish beer he can drink, plus his trips to Scotland and England can be written off as "business researc  

Diner: Tempting Tavern

Nick & Tom's is a casual, comfortable West side spot

0 Comments · Thursday, December 13, 2001
There's something comforting about having a casual bar and grill near home. For those nights when cooking seems too tedious, yet travelling to a hot spot requires too much effort, only the local nei  

Diner: Meat and Potatoes

Jimmy D's has the goods, but service needs attention

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
Most special occasions scream for a big hunk of meat, and the Cincinnati restaurant scene heeds the call with its share of high-priced, upscale steakhouses. Restaurateur Jimmy Duane opened Jimmy D's