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Diner: Everything Cook & Curry

Winton Place's Negrill offers Jamaican fare in its own time frame

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
On the subject of criticism, a friend recently told me, "Critics work under the assumption that someone is trying to impress them." After two visits to Negrill on the Hill, I've come to understand   

Diner: Cork It, s'il vous plait

Anti-French sentiment leaves sediment in the culinary world

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2003
The other night in the restaurant where I work a server asked a guest if she'd like coffee with dessert. Looking down at the French press coffee offered on the menu, she replied, "I would like   

Diner: Newport Off the Levee

York Street Café has home-style food with plenty of charm

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2003
My favorite Newport destination is the cultural equivalent of the food pyramid, with actual food at the bottom, music and performance art in the middle and visual art at the top. You can juggle the  

Diner: Fusion Twists

At Cumin, Indian fare celebrates nutrients, natural flavors and fresh ingredients

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
My sister is telling me she wants to wrap herself up in a gigantic roti for her boyfriend on Valentine's Day. We're grinning and giddy, but sitting up straight. This is no delirium, but a state of   

Diner: La Noveau and La Norm

Live music is a new tradition at venerable spot

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
The entrance to La Normandie Taverne and Chop House peeks from an indented brick wall that continues to the prominent black awning of its big sister upstairs, the Maisonette. While the ascending en  

Diner: Mouth-Watering Poetry

Bonefish Grille is a memorable adventure in chain restaurant dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2003
When I returned from the restroom during a recent visit to the newly opened Bonefish Grille -- the latest outpost in the sprawl of trendy chain restaurants near Rookwood Commons on Cincinnati's Eas  

Diner: Mindful Art

Dining on sushi and such at Bangkok Bistro

1 Comments · Thursday, December 12, 2002
With a dual love for sushi and Thai, it's rare that I can combine them in a single meal. A recent experience at Hyde Park's Bangkok Bistro convinced me that I should do so more often. I recruited   

Diner: By the Book

Tavo's in Hamilton could use a little more spice

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 27, 2002
"Tavo ... isn't that Italian for table?" I ask a server on a recent outing to the new bistro in Hamilton. Her brow fully furrowed, she says she's not sure, but thinks the decorator named it Tavo's   

Diner: Home-style, with Gator

Allyn's Café is eclectic and a tad eccentric

0 Comments · Thursday, October 31, 2002
If not for a sign noting Allyn's 1991 birth, I would have assumed the place had been around longer. The eclectic, sometimes eccentric, home-style food and atmosphere have won Allyn's a large repeat-  

Cover Story: The Art of Lounging

The happy hour leap at The Cincinnatian's Cricket

0 Comments · Thursday, October 10, 2002
Slip into The Cincinnatian Hotel's Cricket Lounge in the early evening hours, and you're in another era. A concierge in a top hat opens the door for you. Herb Kirchner could be playing on the ba