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Lookwhos: Look Who's Eating: Chris Waugh

Owner, The Wine C.A.R.T.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Chris Waugh has found her niche. She's put together all the disparate elements of her working life -- communications, marketing and sales -- and paired them with her passion: wine. "My husband  

Diner: Review: Cactus Pear (Kenwood)

Old favorite amps up the welcoming atmosphere

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
To celebrate our daughter's birthday, we head out to Blue Ash's Cactus Pear, a veritable institution after 10 years in Cincinnati, an eternity in the restaurant business. It's tucked in a cor  

Diner: Review: Mama Vita

Loveland spot loves the carbs, and so will you

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
First impressions can be deceiving. Mama Vita's Ristorante Italiano, for instance, first appears to be just another neighborhood Italian joint. You see, Mama doesn't try to awe her patrons wit  

Too Much of a Good Thing

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I attended college long before "Internet gaming" existed. For fun, we couldn't hole up in our dorm rooms until dawn playing Halo 3 with kids in Tokyo. No, we earned our virtual battle scars the old-  

Diner: Review: Morton's

Relocated steak restaurant is a smashing (and pricey) success

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Morton's The Steakhouse has a new location. Now perched above Fountain Square, its second-floor windows face Vine and Fifth streets, providing a wonderful view of the enormous fish hovering over  

Cover Story: The Beer Is Back in Town

Greg Hardman promotes Moerlein, Hudy, music and his adopted hometown

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I'm meeting Greg Hardman at Kaldi's, and as I walk along Main Street I see Christian Moerlein umbrellas and cups everywhere. They're obviously a big supporter of Second Sunday on Main, which is  

Vintage of the Century?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
We're only about seven years into this millennium, and yet some enthusiastic wine rags and hyperbolic marketers have already hailed certain vintages as the Best of the Century: 2000 Napa Cabs, 2001   

My Lunch with Lenin

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Some dreams seem quixotic. Imagine leaving your native country to build a better life for your family in a new, strange land. My immigrant grandparents did it; millions of others have, too. Tsiala   

Lookwhos: Look Who's Eating: Reine and Emile Salti

Chef/owners, Floyd's

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Emile Salti is a scientist -- a food technologist who has traveled the world. He buys only the best local meat and produce for the homey Mediterranean restaurant he and his wife opened 18 years a  

Diner: Vodka Shmodka

CityBeat's tasting panel picks its top neutral spirits

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I've never really understood vodka drinkers. I mean, drinking vodka is practically a cultural necessity in Russia and Poland; whether it's made from potatoes or wheat, it's their national drin