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Diner: Review: Four Seasons Boatyard and Grill

Summer is the season to set sail for seafood in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Several years ago, I suffered terrible gastro-intestinal distress after ingesting some less-than-fresh clams at a chain restaurant in Las Vegas. I initially blamed the restaurant for my discomfor  

The Customer Is Always Right

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Years ago I was served a bad bottle of wine -- a young Petite Sirah -- at a trendy grill in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. As the waiter poured my "taste," I didn't have a good feeling. The wine  

Diner: Review: Boi Na Braza

Downtown's new temple of meat adds sizzle to the Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
At a valet parking station across from Fountain Square, a personable young attendant asks where we're headed. We tell him Boi Na Braza. "Pace yourselves!" he advises knowingly. (Note: Excelle  

Lookwhos: Look Who's Eating: Cristian Pietoso

Chef, Nicola's Ristorante Italiano

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Cristian Pietoso and his dad, Nicola, graduated from the same school -- the Culinary Institute of Florence (Italy) -- about 30 years apart. So it wasn't much of a stretch when he agreed to come   

Diner: Review: Encore

New spot in Wyoming is a work in progress

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Among stately homes with well-manicured lawns, Encore Bistro & Bar emerges modestly from the shady trees. With its creamy exterior and broad roofline, this Encore clearly isn't like its siblings  

Lookwhos: Looks Who's Eating - Michelle Brown

Chef, Jag's Steak & Seafood

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Like many of us, Michelle Brown grew up when there wasn't much of a food culture in America -- in the dark days before TV shows like Top Chef and Emeril Live ruled cable -- but she always loved  

Diner: Review: Dancing Wasabi

Turning up the heat in Mount Lookout

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
At Dancing Wasabi, owner/sushi chef Charlie Choi brings the heat -- from his Kimchi Soup to his long list of special sushi rolls, many of which contain a powerful punch of the hot stuff -- even w  

Mexico Moves to Eighth and Walnut

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Leaving behind its small Court Street storefront, Javier's Mexican Restaurant (100 Eighth St. at Walnut, Downtown; 513-381-3287) has moved to a much larger corner space, where it's now open for brea  

Spanish Values Off the Beaten Path

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
To find value, you have to make supply-and-demand work for you by looking where others aren't. If you're willing to stray off the beaten path, you can find some awesome values. Spain, for example,   

Lookwhos: Look Who's Eating - Stefan Kraus

Chef, aqua

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Stefan Kraus fell into his career by accident. "I was 17 and working as a river guide in West Virginia. You got paid more if you cooked meals," he explains. "So I started cooking." That winte