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Diner: Opening the Doors

Tasting and understanding the differences between balsamic vinegars

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Mike Anagnostou swirls the contents of his wine glass with a well-practiced flourish before judiciously bringing his nose to its rim. He closes his eyes and, with his nose now buried almost compl  

Diner: Selling Out

The Maisonette auctions off 57 years of wining and dining history

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2005
"Nice (drop cap) little chaise," says Mark Weitz. "Lot 1195. A nice little chaise, beautiful piece, raised on cabriole legs. Beautiful. Very nice. Beautiful piece. Little chaise, little chaise  

Diner: Meaty Issues

A carnivorous odyssey in adventure dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
In my hands I hold a frozen rattlesnake, neatly arranged in a skinned pink coil, a couple of hundred cream-colored ribs clearly visible through the frosted shrink-wrap. It's a Saturday morning,   

Diner: Summary Judgment

Legal-themed eatery has a varied menu, but keep an eye on the Hot Brown

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Ever since visiting The Courthouse in Independence, Ky., a couple of nights ago, I've been scared to open my refrigerator. I've eaten out every night since, scouring my neighborhood for new dining   

Diner: Ale Analysis

On a scale of one to 10, beer tasting earns a D (or maybe an O)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Last Friday evening, with my chest puffed out bravely, I took one for the CityBeat team and attended an organized beer tasting at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield. In a typical dis  

Diner: Dawg Eats Dogs

A task of Olympic proportion at Great American Ball Park

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 13, 2005
At the Great American Ball Park, on a cool and rainy night in June, I raise the last inch of a Big Red Smoky hot dog to my lips with a trembling hand, put it in my mouth and slowly, resolutely be