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Diner: Pigging Out

BBQ Revue lines 'em up in Madisonville

0 Comments · Thursday, June 21, 2001
I've enjoyed seeing some of the remaining Big Pig Gig porkers around town, but BBQ Revue's pig looks like Big Boy's own rotund porcine. Quite appropriate, too, in that BBQ Revue is located in the fo  

Diner: A Staple in the Suburbs

But Parkers needs some service and spice

0 Comments · Thursday, May 17, 2001
I remember feeling as if I had entered a Williamsburg, Va., chophouse when I visited the James Tavern in Blue Ash years ago. Dark, cool and cozy. In its new life, Parkers Blue Ash Grill is lighter   

Diner: Hometown Holiday

Dinner at The Phoenix is a great escape to elegant dining

0 Comments · Thursday, April 19, 2001
The Restaurant at the PhoenixGo: 812 Race St., Downtown Call: 513-721-8901 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m. Prices: Moderate to expensive Payment: Major credit cards Beyond R  

Diner: Hearty Hungarian

The Iron Skillet has fare designed to comfort and restore

0 Comments · Thursday, April 5, 2001
Wandering the streets of Sopron, Hungary, I was intrigued and seduced by the rich smells of native cooking centered on savory meat sauces topping tender spaetzle or rice. This basic, simple fare was  

Diner: A New Old Experience

Glendale's Iron Horse Inn has had many incarnations

0 Comments · Thursday, March 8, 2001
I was on a bad date the last time I ate at the Iron Horse Inn. He seemed normal when we arranged the date, but by the time the salads arrived, it felt like midnight. It was painfully difficult to st  

Diner: Repeat Success

Sturkey's signature is evident in new West Chester eatery

0 Comments · Thursday, February 15, 2001
When Paul Sturkey joined the first-rate team at The Phoenix ten years ago, I was dazzled by his beautiful presentations and striking flavor contrasts. I've followed him since then, as he's made his   

Diner: Testing, 1-2-3

Aioli, downtown's newest eatery, handles a challenge with style

0 Comments · Thursday, January 11, 2001
Want a good test for a new restaurant? How about seven women having lunch, arriving one-by-one over an hour and lingering for a total of three-and-a-half hours? On the last Friday of the year. A mon  

Diner: Tacky and Eclectic

Norwood's Buca di Beppo re-creates an old-style Italian supper club

0 Comments · Thursday, December 7, 2000
When I lived in New York in the early 1970s, I was informally adopted by an older Italian couple. They had no children, so I was treated to tours of restaurants in Little Italy and enthusiastically   

Diner: The Moon Also Rises

Asian eatery offers an eclectic and original selection of dishes

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
Our options in choosing Asian food have increased exponentially since 10 years ago. With a few exceptions, the restaurant choices then seemed to highlight the paper parasols and MSG. Today we can p  

Allyn's Cafe, Colombia-Tusculum

Talking 'Bout Our Generation

0 Comments · Thursday, October 26, 2000
I don't hang out enough in bars to know anyplace that feels like the one depicted in Cheers. I think Allyn's Cafe would qualify, but it's much more than a bar -- it's a combination of a Tex-Mex rest