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Diner: Swimming with the Fishes

Plaza 600 offers excellent seafood choices in the Backstage District

0 Comments · Thursday, January 20, 2000
Five years ago, Plaza 600 was the first restaurant CityBeat reviewed. Then it was the first night-light to join the newly opened Aronoff Center. Now the block is crowded with many eating options for  

Diner: Dive In

Floyd's signature dish is spit-roasted chicken

0 Comments · Thursday, January 6, 2000
I've always loved dives and diners. I learned the characteristics of a dive from my friends Joyce Miller and Mike Boylan, authors of Diving Out. Floyd's of Cincinnati Inc. fits the classic definitio  

Diner: Spin Cycle

Riverview Revolving Restaurant matches its glorious view with award-winning dining

0 Comments · Thursday, September 23, 1999
Visitors and Cincinnati residents alike can't help but notice the dozen or so awards adorning the walls of the Riverview Revolving Restaurant lobby on the 18th floor of the Clarion Hotel in Covingt  

Diner: Colorful Whimsy

A'meretta Café has a kitschy, eclectic mix, derived from an old favorite, DiJohn's

0 Comments · Thursday, August 26, 1999
I'm not overly familiar with light industrial locales. So as we traversed Eastern Avenue, approaching the Beechmont Levee, I had my doubts about the directions I'd received over the phone. But you   

Diner: Transformed

Iron Horse Inn feels like an upscale local hangout

0 Comments · Thursday, August 5, 1999
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 s  

Diner: Go With the Flo

Two Florence restaurants offer nice twists on Italian fare

0 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 1999
My answering machine used to greet callers with an excerpt of a Dwight Yoakam's "South of Cincinnati" ("If you ever get south of the Ohio River, down where Dixieland begins ..."). It wasn't a favor  

Diner: The Fix Is In

Monroe's Brandywine Inn offers meals with a French flavor

0 Comments · Thursday, May 6, 1999
Monroe, Ohio, seems an unlikely location for a cozy European-style bistro. Nestled between West Chester and Middletown, this 1850 hotel and tavern has been lovingly renovated and expanded as the Br  

Diner: A Latin Fling

El Meson grew from a family's passion to share authentic Spanish foods

0 Comments · Thursday, April 1, 1999
It's said there's nothing new under the sun. But there is in West Carrollton, Ohio, at El Meson. If you're looking for an exotic dining experience without packing or showing a picture ID, drive nort  

Diner: Welcome Home

Café Tazza is comfortable and tempting

0 Comments · Thursday, March 4, 1999
While many were complaining of the ice and slush (with more on the way) in January, I was happy to sample and sup on the healthy comfort foods of a new bistro for brunch and lunch in Mount Auburn. H  

Diner: Sensory Pleasures

Chateau Pomije offers a winning combination of fine dining and wine

0 Comments · Thursday, February 18, 1999
The Shumrick family opened Chateau Pomije in 1975 as a wine store. It quickly became a comfortable spot to peruse unfamiliar wine labels with friendly, non-snotty staff. The wine tastings offered by