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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/19 17:16:59 (permalink)
Well, I gave Scott's a try today. The decor reminds me of Interstate BBQ in Memphis in some ways; it looks like the restaurant is a family affair, if the various family portraits adorning the walls are any indication. The staff is very friendly and seems very happy to be there.

Unfortunately, the food itself is merely adequate. I ordered the Thursday lunch special, which was a pulled pork sandwich with fries (or coleslaw) and a drink for $5.99. The generous portion of pork had no trace of smokiness to it and was slightly soggy, and the fries were fine but nothing special. Sauce is served on the side. The menu advertises "Big Bob's BBQ Sauce" (if I remember correctly), which meant nothing to me. It is nondescript and a bit thin, not unlike a store brand. The sauce at Goodies is much better.

I found prices overall to be a bit high, and there are little to no discounts on larger portions. A full slab of ribs is $19.00, with a half slab priced at exactly half of that. Three "whole wings" cost $3.00, and the total price drops five cents for each additional three. (The menu lists them in increments of three, topping out at 30 for $29.55.) Sides (except for fries, at $1.50) are $2.00 for a regular portion, $3.95 for a large. "Potatoes and onions" is the only side item that seems a bit out of the ordinary, but I didn't try anything other than the fries that came with the special.

The 9 oz. "Scotty Burger" could potentially be a deal at $4.50 depending on how well it's prepared. No toppings are listed, so I have no idea what comes with it, or what's available for it. The Friday special features the Scotty burger, fries, and a drink for $6.99...which is the regular price for these three items if you purchase them individually, so it isn't much of a special.

I was disappointed overall, but plan on trying the burger at some point. I will be driving the extra few miles to Jim Dandy's if I get a hankering for barbecue in this area.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/20 01:33:05 (permalink)
I had so many plans today that did not play out {for many reasons, too many to explain}, but, I ended up having lunch at Tink's in the Gaslight Village of Clifton. It ended up being a great lunch {albeit, maybe a bit expensive for fellow Roadfooders}.

However, I ended up with exactly what was I was looking for!! I started looking for a breakfast containing GRITS [which is hard in itself in Cincy], the weather [and some other unmentioned influences]kept me from my breakfast plans.

I knew that Tink's had shrimp and grits on their dinner menu [from an ad I'd seen], and decided to stop by. Reading the menu on the window, they had a chicken, shrimp and tasso gumbo, with white cheddar cheese grits on their lunch menu.

I was SOOOOOO much in the mood for grits. It was just one of those days. The gumbo arrived, with a mountain of creamy, cheddary grits in the middle. The shrimp were few and far between [as well as a tad overcooked], but the gumbo had just the right amount of spice; the tasso was salty, the chicken cooked appropriately, and just the right amount of good okra. This is exactly the way I like it.

I was tempted to ask for hot sauce, and bread, at the start of the meal, but neither were needed. I couldn't help but notice that the grits were so creamy, and garlickly, and cheesy, I was tempted to ask for an order, by themself, to go. Maybe next time.

Tink's offers many options under the $10.95 I paid for my gumbo and grits, but it was well worth what I was looking for today.

Tinks Cafe
3410 Telford Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220


http://www.tinkscafe.com/index.html
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/20 03:46:26 (permalink)
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Some updates from dineoutoften.com:

- 60 Noble Roman's pizza restaurants and Tuscano's submarine shop outlets are coming to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in the next 6 years.


- Wild Bowls (formerly Nothing But Noodles) in Hyde Park has closed. (Good riddance to both!)


Noble Roman's made a go of it around here in the mid 80's. They bought out the local Godfather's franchise, then proceeded to completely screw things up. They were closed within two years.
I didn't think the noodle thing was going to work. NBN was interesting, and my dad and I enjoyed it, but the rest of the family nixed a second visit. I can't say they'll be missed. (Out of sight, out of mind.)
So, how's everyone been? I spent the night catching up on the last few months, so I'm at least up-to-date. Glad to see that I'm able to access the site from work again.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/20 08:33:37 (permalink)
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I knew that Tink's had shrimp and grits on their dinner menu [from an ad I'd seen], and decided to stop by. Reading the menu on the window, they had a chicken, shrimp and tasso gumbo, with white cheddar cheese grits on their lunch menu.


In a similar vein, they used to have prawns with white cheddar hominy on the dinner menu, which were unbelievable. I owe my wife a nice dinner for her birthday, so perhaps we'll check out those grits. (She's from the South and can't understand why so few places around here even serve grits, to say nothing about preparing them properly.)
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/20 09:19:51 (permalink)
Spotted a pizza-by-the-slice joint named Michaelangelo's I hadn't noticed before in Newport on York between 4th and 5th streets. No idea how long it has been open, but probably not long.

Pretty much right across from the courthouse building

Going to have to check it out.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/20 11:45:50 (permalink)
Who's up for a mechanical bull ride at lunchtime? a show of hands, please :-)

from this week's Enquirer Dining news:

CADILLAC RANCH DOWNTOWN-BOUND

One of the changes coming to downtown in June will be the new Cadillac Ranch Rock-N-Country Bar & Grill. It will move into the former Hallmark store at Sixth and Walnut streets. This will be the second location of a Nashville restaurant that serves smoked ribs, steaks, bologna sandwiches and chili dogs, has a mechanical bull and features country music and classic rock. The 8,325-square-foot restaurant should open in June.

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/21 12:29:35 (permalink)
I did some walking up and down Main street on Friday at lunchtime, and can add some things to my previous "walking around" report

First, the remodel of the old Patoshnik's has reached a point where the marquee is up on the front "Papa Joe's Kickin' Chicken Fingers and Fries. I guess these are supposed to be pretty good chicken fingers and fries if that's all they're selling :-) There is still paper on the windows, but I am guessing they'll open soon.

The Union Station Cafe with the "closed for water main break" now has a real estate for sale sign in the window. Guess the water main was the whole issue, as I had expected.

Manna Vegeterian is indeed closed, which is a shame even for a non-veggie like me because it also housed the very promising "Embrace Sweets" which served up some very good baked sweets - black and white cookies, brownies, lemon squares, and the like. Notably, the note taped to the door says the owners *might* decide to go back into businesses after concentrating their time on some of their other businesses for now. No signage is down, and all the tables, counters, and equipment are still clearly visible there. So there is some hope here.

The short lived Guido's italian buffet is also closed, no signs of life inside.

Sivad, the very promising hole in the wall soul food joint on 7th, still has the "we'll reopen April 5th" sign in the window. Not open two weeks later and the weather is fine, not a good sign.

I tried the "fresh mozzerella" pizza at Donato's. Not so good. No clear difference (tatse or texture) between a regular pizza and a fresh mozz pizza from there.

Word in the paper is that the Phoenix Cafe (more of a hard core, dark, smokey, drink-all-day bar, really) on Walnut between 5th and 6th will be closing for good soon by government order due to much criminal activity there. No big loss. It's location will probably be snapped up quickly as it is directly across from the nose-in-the-air Aronoff Theatre. I'm guessing we'll see yet another formulaic vastly overpriced yuppie bar/pub/restaurant in the space by this time next year.

Although the Uno's Pizzeria is re-opening after a long absence in the Beechmont mall (now rebranded as Anderson Crossings Towne Center) the Uno's downtown remains closed. I would have thought someone would have bought the prime restaraunt space by now. Odd.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/21 18:40:37 (permalink)
I had a GTG with a bunch of folks at German Cuisine in Elsmere, KY at lunchtime today.
There was about 12 of us and luckily the gathering was hosted by a friend of the owner.

I had the curry wurst (available as either a brat or a mett) which came on plate with 2 fresh sliced brats (or metts), great curry sauce and a hard fresh German roll. Good stuff.

The Jager Schnitzel was fantastic as well, and the hot German potato salad and potato pancakes (with fresh applesauce) was totally worth the trip.

Yes, they are a butcher first and foremost, but they have 2 seating areas to eat the goodies and German beer is in the cooler.
I took smoked garlic German frankfurters, homemade goetta and an additional bag of curry wursts home with me for a tasting this week.







I’ll keep you posted.

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/22 01:26:06 (permalink)
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Although the Uno's Pizzeria is re-opening after a long absence in the Beechmont mall (now rebranded as Anderson Crossings Towne Center) the Uno's downtown remains closed. I would have thought someone would have bought the prime restaraunt space by now. Odd.


I assume it's reopening as an "Uno Chicago Grill" like the one at Union Centre, which was by far the worst of them when the Clifton and downtown locations were still open. Apparently, that's the direction that the corporate office decided to go, focusing less on pizza (which put them on the map) and more on a "neighborhod grill" like Applebee's.

From what I gathered from former employees, the owner of the Clifton and downtown locations didn't agree with the move, relinquished his franchise tags to keep the restaurants pizza-specific, and changed the name to Za. Unfortunately, even though they kept the pizza selections mostly the same, their "homemade" dough didn't compare to the dough they received from Uno's, and slow business at the downtown location caused the death of both locations. It appeared to me that the Clifton location could hold its own, but I guess that wasn't enough.

I'm curious to see if Papa Joe's Kickin' Chicken Fingers and Fries is similar to Cane's/Guthrie's in the South. Chicken fingers is all they do, and they do a fine job of it. There is a Cane's in Columbus in the OSU vicinity, but they haven't been worth a 200 mile round trip yet.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/23 12:45:38 (permalink)
I lunched at the City BBQ Location in Hyde Park plaza today, and had an excellent (if a tad pricey, but all local BBQ tends to be pricey) lunch of a simple pulled pork sandwich and their skin-on fries. I thought the fries were some of the tastiest I had ever had, with crunchy outsides and a creamy inside on the full-sized pieces. The pork was a little dry but passed the "doesnt need any sauce to be good" test. Still, it was improved measurably by the addition of their smokey in house sauce.

I'd encourage anyone local who hasn't been to one of the two locations yet to check it out.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/25 12:49:39 (permalink)
First post from a long time lurker.
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Although the Uno's Pizzeria is re-opening after a long absence in the Beechmont mall (now rebranded as Anderson Crossings Towne Center) the Uno's downtown remains closed. I would have thought someone would have bought the prime restaraunt space by now. Odd.

From The Cincinnati Business Courrier @ http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2007/04/02/daily25.html

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Collins, Ruby look at former Uno's for nightclub

Cincinnati celebrities Bootsy Collins and Jeff Ruby are teaming up on a new nightclub that would feature live entertainment, dining and Cincinnati music memorabilia.

The idea has been percolating for months, but went public Tuesday as Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley submitted a motion for city administrators to "collaborate with the Bootsy Ruby architects and designers to fully realize the excitement of their vision."

That vision includes remodeling the former Uno's restaurant space on Walnut Street across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Plans call for a second-floor balcony to extend over the sidewalk and a glass elevator shaft to be installed on the building's exterior.

While nothing has been finalized, Ruby confirmed that he and his designer have created plans and that the renovations would cost $1 million to $2 million. Ultimately, he wants the site to help launch a thriving entertainment district.

"That's my way of saying to the city of Cincinnati and the people of city, 'Thank you,'" Ruby said. "This is the only city in America that does not have an entertainment district. Who is going to book a convention in the city when there is so little to do?"

If there is anywhere downtown that makes sense for such a district, he said, it is Walnut Street, what with the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fountain Square and several restaurants within walking distance.

Should the nightclub open, it would feature hamburgers, sushi and Latino fare. Ruby would like to open by early 2008, if plans move forward.

"I think it's going to be awesome," Cranley said. "The trend in all major downtowns is to have a vibrant entertainment district. When you have people like Ruby and Bootsy involved, I think it's the right chemistry."

Cranley said no city subsidies would be involved in the project, but designs would require the approval of building inspectors and architectural review boards. Cranley is hoping to speed that approval by getting eight members of City Council and Mayor Mark Mallory to sign the ordinance.

Bootsy Collins is one of Cincinnati's most famous musicians, a funk specialist whose career began as a 15-year-old session musician for Cincinnati's King Records.

Ruby is a well-known Cincinnati entrepreneur, whose seven restaurants include the Waterfront and the Precinct. Cranley said the two have been talking about a joint venture for about seven months. While no lease is signed, Cranley said both are committed to the project.

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. might invest in the project, said Steve Leeper, president and CEO of the nonprofit development group. Leeper said the Cincinnati Equity Fund, a loan pool for downtown projects, financed the construction of the Uno's property.

Leeper said Tuesday that the site is courting two potential tenants -- a nightclub involving a local celebrity he declined to name, and a Mexican restaurant.

A source familiar with the development said the restaurant is called Calico Jack's Tex-Mex.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/25 13:12:07 (permalink)
I walked by the Uno's/Za location on Ludlow Ave., and there was a sign on the door that said a new restaurant/bar called Olives would be opening soon. No other information was given.

And, not food related, but Bootsy Collins & Jeff Ruby related:

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070424/VIDEO/70424006/-1/CINCI

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/29 18:19:31 (permalink)
Tried a new Chicago hot dog place in Symmes Township on Montgomery Rd. Place is called hotdogginit and is located in a little strip mall area by Kyoto, Skip's Deli and what used to be Ben and Jerry's(now Cheezburger Cafe, which I will have to try as well). People who started it are Chicago transplants and have had over 300 Chicago natives come to the restaurant in the 6 weeks it has been open. Tried the Chicago hot dog, the polish and some fries. All very good, served hot and quick. Also, you get a complimentary soft serve for dessert. I would call the place cheap, but quality was good. $3 for a dog, $4 for polish, $1-2 for side of fries. Also have italian beef and italian sausage that I will have to try. Think there was burgers and chicken on the menu, but why get that at a dog place. For those who like Chicago style all beef hot dogs, give the placce a try. Also, if someone has the beef before me, let us know.

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/04/30 22:11:04 (permalink)
I mentioned it several weeks ago, but it's now official: Noble Roman's and Tuscano's are back...at the BP in Harrison, just off I-74 on New Haven Road.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/01 13:46:53 (permalink)
They had the judging for the "Best of the Taste of Cincinnati" last evening, and the best overall winner was:

Best Damn Dish (best overall dish)
Chicken Bryan, Carrabba’s Italian Grill
???

Oh well, I guess that's Cincinnati for you. Outback won best salad category.

Here are the other winners:

Appetizer
Best of Taste – Veggie Wrap with Spicy Chicken, Market Street Grille
Award of Excellence – Steamed Mussels, Bella Luna
Award of Merit – Cabbage Roll, Laszlo’s Iron Skillet



Soup/Salad
Best of Taste – Bleu Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad, Outback Steakhouse
Award of Excellence – Smoked Turkey & Berry Salad, Burbank’s Real Barbecue
Award of Merit – Creole Gumbo, Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant



Entrée
Best of Taste – Chicken Bryan, Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Award of Excellence – Chicken Marsala/Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Award of Merit – Jambalaya, Market Street Grille



Seafood Entrée
Best of Taste – Wasabi Ginger Glazed Salmon, Mike Fink
Award of Excellence – Seafood Shanghai Noodles, Shanghai Mama’s
Award of Merit – New Orleans Shrimp Alfredo Pasta, Indigo Casual Gourmet Café



Vegetarian Entrée
Best of Taste – Veggie Mango Spring Roll, Shanghai Mama’s
Award of Excellence – Vegetable Pad Thai, Arloi Dee
Award of Merit – Veggie Stuffed Pizza Pie, LaRosa’s



Dessert
Best of Taste – Chocolate Raspberry Crepe, La Petite France
Award of Excellence –Torta di Pane (Bread Pudding), Bella Luna
Award of Merit – Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Sundae, Indigo Casual Gourmet Cafe

They have moved the Taste to 5th St. this year, to showcase the "new" Fountain Square. Need more info?
http://www.taste-of-cincinnati.com/
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/01 14:26:49 (permalink)
The non-local places should not even be allowed to enter.

Is this or is this not the Taste of "Cincinnati"?
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/01 14:37:43 (permalink)
TJ~

I agree. There are plenty of good restaurants in CIncinnati. I know it costs a lot for booth space, and it is very labor intensive to run the booth for the weekend, but there should be a way to include smaller businesses that cannot afford it like Carraba's and Outback can. I don't think this a fair representation of Cincinnati food.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/02 10:30:42 (permalink)
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TJ~

I agree. There are plenty of good restaurants in CIncinnati. I know it costs a lot for booth space, and it is very labor intensive to run the booth for the weekend, but there should be a way to include smaller businesses that cannot afford it like Carraba's and Outback can. I don't think this a fair representation of Cincinnati food.


*sigh*

The struggle continues.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/02 21:44:33 (permalink)
Again, here is an opportunity for the "City Fathers" to help Cincinnati's small business community and, at best, they do the minimum. If you have 2 or less locations and you seat (in total) no more than 50 you should get a substantial break on booth space (free would be nice). Also segregate the "chains" away from all the locals and do not include them in the voting.
Wow, ain't I a pain in the rear.....
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/02 23:15:39 (permalink)
There has been a Noble Roman's/Tuscano's restaurant open in West Chester for a couple months now. It is located in a small shopping strip near Jag's. Believe Cornerstone Cafe is on one end and a Skyline sits out in the parking lot. Stopped in with the family and got a large 1 topping pizza two orders of breadsticks and a 2 liter of soda for $15. Pizza wasn't like I remember as a kid(no thicky chewy crust on the end), but more of a traditional hand tossed. Breadsticks and cheese sauce were as good as I remember though.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/02 23:18:45 (permalink)
Also, went back to hot doggin it to try the Italian Beef and Italian sausage. The beef is a large sandwhich that was well worth the $6. The italian sausage was good, but not nearly the value at $6 as well.(If you do get the italian sausage get it on the poppy seed hot dog bun instead of the italian bread as the italian bread is too much for the sandwhich.) After two visits I definitely would recommend the Italian Beef and a hot polish dressed like the dog. The dog was good as well, but I enjoy something with a little more kick. Wouldn't call the place cheap, but quality was worth the price.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/03 09:50:58 (permalink)
There was an article in this week's Downtowner (no online edition is available) that says there is a new business specializing in Pot Pies (really awesome pot pies, based on what I read) on the 900 block of Vine, which is the block just north of the Main branch of the Cincinnati Public Library.

I'll try to stop in when time permits and report back

[edit]

I was able to squeeze in the time to walk up there today :-)

I picked up a regular-sized chicken pot pie (offerred everyday for 5.95 alone, 8.00 as a combo with two sides) and a small sized chicken broccoli alfredo (a special, one additional type of filling asides from the chicken is offerred each day) for 2.25. The regular pie is more than enough by itself for lunch, but I wanted to try the other, and it's a heck of a long walk :-)

In a word - fantastic. Best pot pies I have ever eaten.

I recommend everyone who can get downtown give it a try

Tom's Chicken Pot Pies


oh - and here's a link to an old review from when they did catering only http://archive.cinweekly.com/content/2004/07/21/0721takeout_potpieguy.asp

[yet another edit]

The owner still answers the catering number listed in the old review (513-235-2400) and when I called to compliment him on the pies and ask a few questions, he told me his hours right now are limited to 11-2, with hopes to expand if there's enough business to justify it
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/03 12:44:44 (permalink)
TJ, sounds great. Do you happen to know their hours? Are they a lunch-only place?

Suburban Dad, a co-worker who is a Chicago transplant raves about hotdogginit. He has been on the hunt for an Italian Beef sandwich since he moved here, and finally found one. I have yet to go, despite my wife working a couple of miles from the place.

Also, I spotted what appeared to be employee orientation occurring outside the new "Roosters" spot in Springdale yesterday. If they aren't open yet, they will be very soon. I'll try them for lunch in the next week or two and will report what I find.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/03 13:04:39 (permalink)
TJ~
Buddy Roadhouse is in your neck of the woods today, at Bigg's/Skytop until 7pm. He's been calling out your name on his "Summer Tour" Forum. Not sure if you knew. He's in town till Sat.on his "sauce tour".
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/03 13:13:07 (permalink)
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Suburban Dad, a co-worker who is a Chicago transplant raves about hotdogginit. He has been on the hunt for an Italian Beef sandwich since he moved here, and finally found one. I have yet to go, despite my wife working a couple of miles from the place.


If any of you in Kentucky need a Chicago Dog et al. fix, try PJ's Dog House in the Shell Station on Dixie in Edgewood (1/2 mile south of Crestview Hills Mall/I-275). They have all the usual Vienna Beef goodies as well.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/03 20:07:21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by dlawson

Suburban Dad, a co-worker who is a Chicago transplant raves about hotdogginit. He has been on the hunt for an Italian Beef sandwich since he moved here, and finally found one. I have yet to go, despite my wife working a couple of miles from the place.


If any of you in Kentucky need a Chicago Dog et al. fix, try PJ's Dog House in the Shell Station on Dixie in Edgewood (1/2 mile south of Crestview Hills Mall/I-275). They have all the usual Vienna Beef goodies as well.
Sadly, PJ's closed recently. I last ate there on Good Friday. When I came back a couple of weeks later, all of his signage was gone and his fixtures had been removed from his side of the Shell station. He was there quite a while (5-7 years) and pretty much ran the place by himself. I'll miss him. Those Chicago dogs were the real deal.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/04 12:01:34 (permalink)
I met up with Buddy, albeit could not go to dinner with him, at Biggs on Beechmont last night

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19341&whichpage=3

Thanks for the note, Soozy
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/04 14:49:27 (permalink)
I stopped into Jordan Valley for a schwarma (think: a gyro with grilled spiced chicken in place of the gyro meat) and had a nice chat with the owner, Ned, while I waited. He's expanded the menu a bit with some interesting new choices and plans to start offerring daily specials soon

I ate the schwarma back at my desk, and it was quite good - very moist and flavorful, with juices leaking onto the paper wrap

He also said there is a new Gyro place over in Delhi across from Delhi Chili, opened by one of his former employees, and that he's seeing customers converted from Sebastian's. If true, wow. Got to stop over there and give it a try.

http://search.cityguide.aol.com/cincinnati/restaurants/jordan-valley-restaurant/v-114900196
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/04 21:52:44 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TJ Jackson


He also said there is a new Gyro place over in Delhi across from Delhi Chili, opened by one of his former employees, and that he's seeing customers converted from Sebastian's. If true, wow. Got to stop over there and give it a try.

http://search.cityguide.aol.com/cincinnati/restaurants/jordan-valley-restaurant/v-114900196


As I seem to be all parts of town at all times these days, I did swing by Sebastians a few weeks ago for my gyro fix. It was 7:00pm on a Tuesday and the line was still 10 deep. Luckily I wanted mine to go and did not have to wait for a table. I always think "soup nazi" (but Gyro stye) when ordering.
I'll keep an eye out to see what the competition brings.

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2007/05/05 10:21:41 (permalink)
I have an emergency request. Does anyone know of a good Indian restaurant in northern Kentucky? We are meeting someone from Walton for dinner tonight, and he has expressed a desire for Indian food. We would rather not have him drive 25+ miles each way to go to Mayura or Hi Bombay, so if anyone knows of anything further south, please let us know as soon as you can. Thanks!
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