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Diner: Same Place, New Face

A few favorite things are missing at Union Station

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The tradition of food writing is to focus on the new. There is no obituary column for restaurants. I'd like to pay tribute to Carol's on Main, which closed its doors in October after 15 years in b  

Diner: Square Meal

Palomino adds brunch to winning lineup

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
From our window-side table in Palomino Euro Bistro, my sister and I gaze out at the construction project that once was and will again be Fountain Square. A lone security guard aimlessly makes the r  

Diner: Buena Comida

Taquerias offer tangible evidence of growing Hispanic population

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2003
You don't need to look at the census to recognize Cincinnati's rapidly growing Hispanic population. Small, Hispanic-run, Hispanic-patronized restaurants are popping up in all corners of the city, p  

Diner: City and Country

Slims has no clear-cut philosophy, but the general mindset is perfect

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Ever heard the saying, "Never trust a skinny chef?" I'm not so sure anymore. Patrick McCafferty is as skinny as a beanstalk. He might be spotted wearing a ball cap and jeans, quietly cooking in the  

Diner: Schoolhouse Rocks

Camp Dennison establishment teaches its eaters well with its classroom charm

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Remember those stories your grandparents told about walking six miles in the snow to get to school? With hand-me-down shoes, worn-bare shoes or no shoes at all? I picture myself in 50 years sittin  

Diner: Reconnecting

Back to basics on an organic farm in Costa Rica

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2003
I'm squeezing into a long table with people of every age and nationality. We share little in common besides the place and time, the healthy glow on our faces and the heaping plates of food before u  

Diner: Mystical Charm

Owner of La Tradición is a Michelangelo of Mexicana

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
In anticipation of a trip to Central America, I was excited to visit Covington's newest Mexican and Latin American restaurant, La Tradición. This isn't just a hole-in-the-wall serving up an au  

Diner: Harmonious Integration

Ruthai's offers familiar, comforting Thai fare

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2003
When you get tired of the restaurants in your own neighborhood, it's refreshing to venture to other neighborhoods and explore theirs. This was the case with a recent evening at Ruthai's Thai Kitche  

Diner: Springtime Regeneration

Farm markets offer a seasonal break from the supermarket

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2003
The cumulus layer that's settled in the Cincinnati sky over the past few months has intensified my longing for renewal this year. Finding myself mentally, physically and spiritually malnourished  

Diner: Sensual Experience

Sahara will make you feel like the Sultan of West Chester

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Searching for a gem of an ethnic restaurant in an out-of-the-way locale can be a vicious competition among adventure-seeking diners who proudly call themselves foodies. Points are unofficially rack