RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat)
Re: Boston Butz - glad to hear you liked it. They once had a location on Springfield Pike in Woodlawn, maybe 15 years ago Never been there, is on my rather long list of places I need to get to
Re: Bob's on Northland - that's Big Bob's BBQ, the one my brother Shawn has been trying to find for years, as denoted earlier in this thread. He raves about those ribs....
Re: Pit to Plate - based on the recent interest in the place in this thread, and their recent move, I stopped in for a combo plate (brisket and pulled pork) with mac-n-cheese and green beans as sides, and added two ribs (a buck a rib) Overall, this place remains my number one 'cue spot in Cincinnati, if perhaps not the best value, as it is a tad pricier than most others, in my experience. The brisket and pulled pork were both outstanding, with the brisket just a tad on the dry side but not overtly so. The rib was flavorful but very chewy, just shy of jerky, but they've been a lot better on previous trips. The mac n cheese was average, and the beans were very, very good. The menu choices seem to have expanded with some non-bbq entrees available, but all the old faves were still there. Service was SUPER friendly, with a very lively and engaging crew. They had a live musician there - not sure if this will be an ongoing feature - and the place was rockin. The interior retained all the "rustic" charm of the old one, with many new pieces added. Table service is now available. The new location is very close to the Hilltop Plaza, on the other side of the street, and has lots more parking than the old spot. For those of you who know how to get to the old location, to get to the new -- left out of the old parking lot, then a quick right onto Hamilton Avenue, then go 2-3 blocks, watch for the big Pit to Plate sign on your left.
Re: Gajah Wong - perhaps one of our many ethnic-eats specialists (I am not one of them, but am learning) will chime in.