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Diner: Shooting Star

The Comet has a cooler of beer and salsas for every palate

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2002
As I wound my way along Central Parkway to Hamilton Avenue and through Northside, I fiddled with my visor and tried to avoid the early evening blinding sun. Maybe Westsiders are built of sterner   

Diner: Friendly and Flavorful

Tandoor delivers diverse flavors ... and some heat

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2002
I grew up outside Washington, D.C., unaware that many parts of the country didn't have the wide range of ethnic cuisines I had sampled by the time my age reached double digits. My older sister, the   

Diner: Exotic Asset

Andy's Mediterranean Deli is a Walnut Hills favorite

0 Comments · Thursday, March 28, 2002
Nestled a few doors off the slope of the Gilbert Avenue hill on Nassau Street, the Aegean blue frame house with a red roof gives only a slight indication of what you'll find within. In fact, aside f  

Diner: A Study in Contrasts

A change in chefs turns Boca into a European oasis

0 Comments · Thursday, February 14, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney was in town. Seemed like the perfect time to avoid the downtown traffic and head to Northside for dinner. I don't think this scrappy and hip neighborhood is home to many R  

Diner: Reinvention

Bella is a whole new dining experience

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
I'm not sure what to think of the studies and news reviews about downtown restaurant attendance since April 2001. I've read that dining patronage is down, that it's up and that it's on par with 2000  

Diner: Friendly Landmark

Newport's Green Derby offers "just good food"

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2001
When I moved to Cincinnati over 20 years ago, I was warned about Newport. "You know, there were gamblers over there -- and other ... things." Uplifted eyebrows, a slight sniff and knowing nods punct  

Diner: Family Secrets

The Melvins create fascinating combinations at The Heritage

0 Comments · Thursday, October 25, 2001
The white exterior with dark shutters hearkens to another time: innocent, hard-working, a slower, refined pace on the outskirts of Cincinnati. The Heritage Restaurant looks like a country lodge from  

Diner: Rookwood Re-Potted

Historic space has a new, eclectic menu

0 Comments · Thursday, September 27, 2001
I guess I'm an urban conservationist at heart. I've always enjoyed going to buildings or establishments celebrating a second, third or 10th life in a different iteration of the original intent. Unio  

Diner: Palate Pleasures

China Gourmet pays attention to detail, fresh ingredients and superb service

0 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
It's great to be a foodie and live in Cincinnati. I don't have to wait for a trip to have a fabulous meal. Trendy new bistros open to join the sushi bars and Pad Thai palaces and spicy southwestern   

Diner: Let's Do the Time Warp

Mayberry meets Europe at delightful Cristof's

0 Comments · Thursday, July 19, 2001
Once you cross the railroad tracks in Glendale, take a quick left and then right into another time. Many people have been involved in the renovation of Glendale Village Square over recent years and