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donw9876
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/06 12:43:15
Restaurant Impossible is coming to Mason to re-do Aponte's:
 
http://masonbuzz.com/2013...sible-coming-to-mason/
 
I don't get it. The place is full every time we've tried to go there.
dlawson
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/06 21:06:03
I agree. I would never have guessed that they are "troubled" based on the few times we've been (although we don't have cause to be up that way much anymore). The place could definitely use some updating and rearranging inside (the side entrance/lobby thing is especially awkward), but I agree with most of the comments that the pizza is fine as is. We have never had a bad pie there.
donw9876
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/06 22:40:59
Usually "Chef" Irvine corrects both front of house and back of house problems. I got a vibe from the couple of times we poked our heads in the place that getting service there would be a pain in the butt, and you see some negative comments on social media about the service.
 
Anyway, they're going to get $20K+ worth of remodeling out of the deal ($10K material budget plus a conscripted army of construction people so I figure the usual RI remodeling job is worth $20K+ in market value) - plus craploads of publicity - so it's a win-win for Aponte's. I'm guessing they told the RI staff a sob story and it's really not that bad. Usually the typical RI target restaurant is a ghost town and has horrible, sometimes unsanitary food before any makeover. Aponte's really doesn't fit the usual profile.
 
But who knows until we see the episode.
post edited by donw9876 - 2013/06/06 22:44:39
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/07 11:37:29
I have tried their pizza - I thought highly of their cheese and sauce but the crust did not rate near as highly as Dewey's IMHO.
donw9876
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/07 16:33:46
At least RI isn't going to Troni's.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/12 03:49:26
We did 50 West in Mariemont on Sunday. Our experience after a slow start was definitely positive.
 
We walked in and it looked like there was a hostess area set up, but no hostess nor nearby waiters/waitresses. After about two minutes we seated ourselves. After about five more minutes someone came over to take our order, and after explaining what happened, we weren't offered any kind of apology.
 
We knew the menu was tapas style, so we ordered the turkey wings, the stuffed poblano and the C.A.B. (White cheddar, bacon and cole slaw sliders).
 
The food was all excellent and surprisingly filling. They were $8 each, and we shared all three. The stuffed poblano had a chicken-chorizo filling that was delightful. The turkey wings were huge, well cooked and served in sort of a buffalo sauce and the CABs were really good as well, although I normally don't like cole slaw. You get three for $8.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed the beer, as I knew I would. I certainly wasn't turned off by it, but tapas-style food normally is for an upscale crowd. Beer drinkers -- even high-end beer drinkers -- are typically more into bar food. Wings, fried stuff, etc.
 
Sorry I hit the wrong button...no issue with this post.  AL
  
 
post edited by mayor al - 2013/06/15 14:49:10
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/15 23:05:44
Very bad news tonight. The owner of Cosmic Pizza in Hartwell was shot to death while opening his pizza parlor during a robbery attempt. I did not get to try his pizza, although I intended to get there. Very sad.
 
  http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/cincinnati/man-fatally-shot-at-pizza-parlor-in-hartwell/-/13549970/20586212/-/10qdykiz/-/index.html
post edited by soozycue520 - 2013/06/15 23:09:02
dlawson
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/16 12:50:49
Horrible news. Thanks to TJ's recommendation/insistence, I picked up pizza from his place several times, and he was always a pleasure to talk to. He obviously took a lot of pride in his product, always explaining how to properly reheat it so that it would taste its best once I got it home.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/16 18:13:08
He was very very dedicated to his craft and produced a wonderful pizza.  He has just finally gotten the upstairs room ready so more folks could eat in, and he always felt his pizza was bet if eaten right out of the oven.  I would usually get it to go to save on tax and dine ala trunk in the drug store parking lot across the street
 
Before Cosmic, I would not have believed it was possible for a great pizza to come off a conveyor belt system

He also had one of the best selection of bottled soft drinks in town - Birch Beer from new england, blueberry soda from Maine, various root beers
 
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2013/06/16 18:15:08
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/17 13:44:53
He did have a great selection of bottle soft drinks and TJ you are right about his dedication to his craft.  he knew how to tweek his recipe to make it the best possible and it was extremely good pizza.
 
He will be missed, and his pizza will be too.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/18 11:48:53
A second A Tavola Pizza location opening in Madeira
 
http://cincinnati.com/blo...ii-opening-in-madeira/
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2013/06/18 11:49:56
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/18 20:49:16
Polly compiled a list of top BBQ joints...
 
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20130618&Kategori=ENT09&Lopenr=306180055&Ref=PH/Polly-Campbell-s-top-barbecue-joints
 
She does lose some credibility for listing City BBQ, which isn't native to Cincinnati.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/18 20:53:05
TJ Jackson

A second A Tavola Pizza location opening in Madeira

http://cincinnati.com/blo...ii-opening-in-madeira/

 
The picture with the burnt crust is a turn off for me, but Madeira's definitely a lot closer so I'll have to give it a shot when it opens.

TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/19 10:57:25
Burned - or just charred?
 
http://slice.seriouseats....charred-or-burned.html
 
I'm a fan of some char on A Tavola's style of pizza (neopolitan), which is typically made in wood or coal burning ovens which are almost always considerably hotter than most other styles are made in  
 
I think A Tavola and Pizzelli are the only neopolitan pizzerias in Cincinnati, although an argument can be made for some others like M and Incline and etc
Rabkin
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/19 13:49:49
Bonk

Polly compiled a list of top BBQ joints...

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20130618&Kategori=ENT09&Lopenr=306180055&Ref=PH/Polly-Campbell-s-top-barbecue-joints

She does lose some credibility for listing City BBQ, which isn't native to Cincinnati.

 
And she loses all credibility by listing Montgomery Inn.  I mean, that's like naming LaRosa's one of Cincy's ten best pizzas:  There are certainly people (*cough*withabsolutelyNOtastewhatsoever*cough*) who think it is, but they're all dead wrong, and to do so as a professional food writer just smacks of wanting to earn easy brownie points from the clueless local rubes.
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/19 18:20:10
Polly Campbell's opinions are definitely subjective. She "pleases the masses", more than reviewing good food. I'm not sure if it is her fault, or the Enquirer (cannot piss off any advertisers). And, almost all restaurant owners/employees know who Polly Campbell is. Getting a realistic review is kind of hard, when the restaurant puts on its best face when she walks through the door.
My friends and I have a running joke (if that is the right wording), that if Polly doesn't like it, we should go. We will most definitely like it. And, if she likes it, its doors will probably be closed in six months.
Sorry Polly. (I know she reads Roadfood, and this particular thread).
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/19 19:10:37
TJ Jackson

Burned - or just charred?

 
Neither.

Any kind of blackening on bread is unappealing to me. Then again, I'm the guy who sets the toaster on '4' out of '10' so I don't even get much browning.
dlawson
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 10:38:45
soozycue520
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/cosmic-pizza-shooting-suspect-john-deloney-arrested-by-indianapolis-in-death-of-richard-evans

 
Sounds like Deters is going to try to throw the book at him, which is good news.
 
On a separate unfortunate note, Honey in Northside has closed. Not entirely unexpected since they have been trying to sell the building (and restaurant?) for some time, but it still stinks to lose one of the best Sunday brunches in the city.
 
http://cincinnati.com/blo...y-in-northside-closed/
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 12:57:19
dlawson

soozycue520
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/cosmic-pizza-shooting-suspect-john-deloney-arrested-by-indianapolis-in-death-of-richard-evans


Sounds like Deters is going to try to throw the book at him, which is good news.



Good. That sub-human piece of trash should never, ever enjoy another day of freedom.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 13:14:18
My brother recently had to go the Cincinnati airport area for business and stayed in the nearby Holiday Inn.  Tired, he just ate in the hotel restaurant, where he was thilled to find a Hot Brown on the menu.  He said it was slightly on the salty side, but the (what he thought was) white cheddar cheese sauce was excellent. 
 
I certainly wouldn't go looking for a Hot Brown while in the Cincy area, but it makes sense that they serve one in a hotel/restaurant in Kentucky.
jjjrfoodie
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 13:57:50
soozycue520

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/cosmic-pizza-shooting-suspect-john-deloney-arrested-by-indianapolis-in-death-of-richard-evans

Just got a pie from there last week. Good stuff.
 
Tis' sad and I'd love the place to go on but I doubt that will happen. 
 

 
And she loses all credibility by listing Montgomery Inn.  I mean, that's like naming LaRosa's one of Cincy's ten best pizzas:  There are certainly people (*cough*withabsolutelyNOtastewhatsoever*cough*) who think it is, but they're all dead wrong, and to do so as a professional food writer just smacks of wanting to earn easy brownie points from the clueless local rubes.

 
And I have a long standing client that lives in Paris (France, NOT KY) that loves Montgomery Inn and will swing through on business tr5ips and summer jaunts just to eat it.
 
It's not smoked BBQ. Never claims to be. Just like LaRosa's pizza doesn't claim to be NY style pizza.
 
Hate all ya want. 
\
Still more lovers locally than bitchers.
 
 
BTW, next ya gonna tell me Cincinnati Chili ain't real chili.
 
Go on.
 
i wanna know more.
 
:)
 
 
 
 
post edited by jjjrfoodie - 2013/06/21 14:04:55
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 15:16:30
don't hate on the haters, jjr - they don't know no better :-)
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 15:28:48
When I'm in Ohio next month I'm going to have to pick up some Montgomery Inn sauce to see if it's really as good as a lot of people say.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/21 23:02:30
For the record, I only ripped on her listing City BBQ because it wasn't local, but I don't think it's bad.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/22 20:38:51
ScreamingChicken

When I'm in Ohio next month I'm going to have to pick up some Montgomery Inn sauce to see if it's really as good as a lot of people say.

 
Stick to roadhouse bbq sauces they are much better!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/22 20:42:44
ScreamingChicken

When I'm in Ohio next month I'm going to have to pick up some Montgomery Inn sauce to see if it's really as good as a lot of people say.

Well, it'll give you something to complain about. Try their ribs, too. Unless, of course, you prefer barbeque.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/22 20:46:15
jjjrfoodie







BTW, next ya gonna tell me Cincinnati Chili ain't real chili.


i wanna know more.

:)





If you truly believe Cincinnati chili is chili then you really need to know more. Cincinnati chili is good stuff, and I enjoy it often on a four-way with onions and on coneys, but it's really nothing more than Greek-style meat sauce.

Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/23 16:41:39
Michael Hoffman
If you truly believe Cincinnati chili is chili then you really need to know more. Cincinnati chili is good stuff, and I enjoy it often on a four-way with onions and on coneys, but it's really nothing more than Greek-style meat sauce.


I don't have a problem with it being classified as chili. It meets most of the criteria except for the tomatoes.
 
Now "vegetarian chili" is definitely not chili. Chili is short for chili con carne, so it definitely compromises the definition of it if you take the meat out of the equation.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/23 17:12:17
Bonk

Michael Hoffman
If you truly believe Cincinnati chili is chili then you really need to know more. Cincinnati chili is good stuff, and I enjoy it often on a four-way with onions and on coneys, but it's really nothing more than Greek-style meat sauce.


I don't have a problem with it being classified as chili. It meets most of the criteria except for the tomatoes.

Now "vegetarian chili" is definitely not chili. Chili is short for chili con carne, so it definitely compromises the definition of it if you take the meat out of the equation.

But it has no chiles. And by the way, chili without meat is still chili. It's just not chili con carne.

Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/23 18:10:43
The recipes I've seen all have chili powder, and yeah, I know, that's not truly chiles but I would still say that qualifies.
 
I thought "chili" was short for "chili con carne". Even if I'm misinformed on that, I would argue that meat is essential to classify a dish as chili. Calling "vegetarian chili" chili seems like a lot more of a stretch than to not classify something as chili because it uses chili powder vs. actual chiles.
 
That said, I'm really not sure if all Cincinnati chile places uses chili powder in their recipes. I've never really thought about it, much less asked, but the few recipes I've seen for Cincinnati chili all use chili powder.
 
post edited by Bonk - 2013/06/24 00:39:42
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/23 21:42:12
I don't know how many people have tried Empress Chili, which was the original Cincinnati-style chili, but it had whole dried red chili peppers in the recipe. There were many times that I would find the whole chili pepper in my 4-way plate. I would just pick it out, and throw it to the side. No problem.
 
Skyline, and others, branched off from Empress. Maybe they left out those chili peppers, to appeal more to the masses (i.e. less spicy). And, by masses, I mean the tamer palette of my fellow Cincinnatians (I love spice, and few things in Cincy are spicy enough for me). 

Empress has a frozen chili they sell in Cincinnati grocer's freezer cases. It comes in a decent sized bowl. I have bought it, and found those same chili peppers in the frozen Empress Chili.
 
"Perhaps wisely, they didn't call it what it was: Americanized Greek stew. Just calling it "chili" seemed to make more sense."
http://www.cincymagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?nm=New+Articles&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=61465020993F438B9FCD60C66CC58CDC&tier=4&id=0482284496484BA29E2E1F90C1D81480
The article does mention that Empress is spicier than Skyline and Dixie Chili.
post edited by soozycue520 - 2013/06/23 21:56:10
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 00:38:37
soozycue520

I don't know how many people have tried Empress Chili, which was the original Cincinnati-style chili, but it had whole dried red chili peppers in the recipe. There were many times that I would find the whole chili pepper in my 4-way plate. I would just pick it out, and throw it to the side. No problem.

Skyline, and others, branched off from Empress. Maybe they left out those chili peppers, to appeal more to the masses (i.e. less spicy). And, by masses, I mean the tamer palette of my fellow Cincinnatians (I love spice, and few things in Cincy are spicy enough for me). 

Empress has a frozen chili they sell in Cincinnati grocer's freezer cases. It comes in a decent sized bowl. I have bought it, and found those same chili peppers in the frozen Empress Chili.

"Perhaps wisely, they didn't call it what it was: Americanized Greek stew. Just calling it "chili" seemed to make more sense."
http://www.cincymagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?nm=New+Articles&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=61465020993F438B9FCD60C66CC58CDC&tier=4&id=0482284496484BA29E2E1F90C1D81480
The article does mention that Empress is spicier than Skyline and Dixie Chili.

 
There used to be an Empress near where I lived when I first moved down here, and I liked it. Among the chains, I've always been a Skyline fan and I think Empress is definitely better than Gold Star, but it just depends on individual taste.
 
I don't recall whether it was/is spicier than Skyline since it's been almost 15 years since I've had it. Skyline does have a little bit of a kick to it, especially after eating a lot, so it probably has some form of pepper in it in some form.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 11:21:19
We have just Skyline around Columbus, and I have to get my fix at least once a month. But I have to say that I don't find it at all spicy until after I've added a lot of their really good hot sauce.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 12:59:48
Yeah, I wouldn't call it spicy either. That's why I said it has a little bit of kick (maybe "tangy" would be a better adjective), but only after eating an entire three-way.
 
For some reason it seems like the do-at-home version is more tangy than the restaurant version.
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 15:53:24
As a former Cincinnatian who ate Cincy chili at least twice a week, the shock of leaving that behind was nearly traumatic.  And I hear that from other former Cincinnatians often, as well.  So, like others in this predicament, I've had to develop my own recipe.  I think I'm close - I can actually vary the ingredient mix to adjust the flavor between the meatier taste of Skyline and the sweeter Gold Star flavor - but I still have to have the real thing when I get to town.  (My preference is Gold Star for the sweetness, although Skyline is a close second.  I've never liked Empress...at the Hartwell store I've visited or in grocery tubs, their chili always has gristle in it.  Ugh.)  
 
As far as the kick/tang of Cincy chili, I think it varies according to location (and maybe even by the individual cook).  For Skyline, anyway, the stores are supplied from the company's commissary, resulting in fairly consistent heat.  I have noticed that some stores have thinner or thicker chili, so I guess water is added on location to explain that difference.  But the other local chili companies seem to have a wider range of variation in texture and heat, depending on store location.
 
Spicy?  I got asked that a lot when I served my chili in my pie shop.  My answer was "Spicy, but not HOT spicy."  And yes, I use chili powder in place of actual peppers.
 
As to the chili/not chili discussion, that's a tired argument usually raised by folks who just want to argue.  Yes we know it isn't chili as most of the world recognizes it.  Get over it.  If you want to engage in that discussion, there is a thread elsewhere on Roadfood.com dedicated to that.    
 
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 19:03:11
Time for Pie

As a former Cincinnatian who ate Cincy chili at least twice a week, the shock of leaving that behind was nearly traumatic.  And I hear that from other former Cincinnatians often, as well.  So, like others in this predicament, I've had to develop my own recipe.  I think I'm close - I can actually vary the ingredient mix to adjust the flavor between the meatier taste of Skyline and the sweeter Gold Star flavor - but I still have to have the real thing when I get to town.  (My preference is Gold Star for the sweetness, although Skyline is a close second.  I've never liked Empress...at the Hartwell store I've visited or in grocery tubs, their chili always has gristle in it.  Ugh.)  

As far as the kick/tang of Cincy chili, I think it varies according to location (and maybe even by the individual cook).  For Skyline, anyway, the stores are supplied from the company's commissary, resulting in fairly consistent heat.  I have noticed that some stores have thinner or thicker chili, so I guess water is added on location to explain that difference.  But the other local chili companies seem to have a wider range of variation in texture and heat, depending on store location.

Spicy?  I got asked that a lot when I served my chili in my pie shop.  My answer was "Spicy, but not HOT spicy."  And yes, I use chili powder in place of actual peppers.

As to the chili/not chili discussion, that's a tired arg, wument usually raised by folks who just want to argue.  Yes we know it isn't chili as most of the world recognizes it.  Get over it.  If you want to engage in that discussion, there is a thread elsewhere on Roadfood.com dedicated to that.    


 
Not sure if you know this and I'm not sure it helps if you didn't, but it's my understanding all Meijers carry Skyline. I know for a fact all the ones in Chicago do. They do have one in Springfield, Ill., which would still be a decent drive for you but it's a lot closer than Cincinnati.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 20:26:01
Time for Pie




As to the chili/not chili discussion, that's a tired argument usually raised by folks who just want to argue.  Yes we know it isn't chili as most of the world recognizes it.  Get over it.  If you want to engage in that discussion, there is a thread elsewhere on Roadfood.com dedicated to that.    


I never want to argue. And while I really, really enjoy the stuff it just flat-out isn't chili.

TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 20:29:01
I could reply "but it is"
 
Then you could reply "no it ain't"
 
Repeat repeat repeat
 
Let's just let it go, eh, at least in this particular thread?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 20:52:47
C'mon TJ. You just want to keep your thread all to yourself.
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 21:15:42
Michael Hoffman
I never want to argue. And while I really, really enjoy the stuff it just flat-out isn't chili.
It is when you are in Cincinnati.  And has been for 60+ years.  But my point is that nearly everyone who has been exposed to Cincinnati chili understands that it isn't what most "outsiders" expect by the name.  You aren't breaking new ground, just stirring up a tired argument.
 
And you are arguing. ;) 

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 21:27:56
I never argue, because when one is correct there can be no argument.
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 23:15:57
Michael Hoffman

I never argue, because when one is correct there can be no argument.

Ok, Mr. Cleese, I see what you are doing.  I'm letting it go now.  :)  
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 23:18:13
Mr. Cleese?
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 23:27:17
Michael Hoffman

Mr. Cleese?


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 23:35:06
I have absolutely no idea what that was about, and I still don't understand "Mr. Cleese."
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/24 23:45:49
John Cleese.  Famous comic actor (the man on the right in the still frame fronting that YouTube clip.)  Portraying the deliberately obtuse Mr. Vibrating in room 12A in that classic skit with his comedy troupe, Monty Python.   You have heard of them, right?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 10:22:08
I've heard of Monty Python, but I don't believe I've ever heard or seen him.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 13:13:42
Please save the off-topic spur lines for the Off-topic forum...Keep this to the theme and chili subject matter.
Al
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 13:21:43
Sorry Al.  I was just amused by the similarity of the Python bit to TJ's comment above (and to Michael's responses as well.).  Just having some fun.  Done now.
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 13:29:38
Bonk


Not sure if you know this and I'm not sure it helps if you didn't, but it's my understanding all Meijers carry Skyline. I know for a fact all the ones in Chicago do. They do have one in Springfield, Ill., which would still be a decent drive for you but it's a lot closer than Cincinnati.
Thanks for the tip on Springfield...I'll check that out someday.  I also got a tip that it might be found at the few Krogers stores left in the St. Louis area. 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 17:26:19
Time for Pie... No big deal, thanks for your assistance.  BTW I use "I'm A Lumberjack" as my cell ringer. MP should be the topic of discussion down in the Misc Forum sometime soon.
roarke
Junior Burger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/06/25 20:12:22
Does anyone know if Choo Choo's plans to return after the recent fire? My father loves/loved Choo Choo's (in part for the train theme). Their Facebook page references retiring the Facebook page and starting a new page, but doesn't really explain what they plan for the restaurant (unless I missed it, which wouldn't surprise me). 
jjjrfoodie
Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/08 09:58:59
Sorry mods for "chumming the chili war". :)
 
Yes.
I knew what I did and it was a bad thing.
Sorry Al. :(

In honor of TJ I talked to Oleg this weekend.
 
Seems he is doing the once a month Lawrenceburg,In flea mkt. first Sunday of every month.
 
Killer donner kebabs , curried meats and other offerings.
He said he is trying to work out a deal for a parking lot location in Mason which is awesome.
 
Oleg and Ms. Oleg were cranking out good food out of a trailer.
Oh when worlds collide.
:)
 BTW, Camp Washington Chili is closed for vactaion thru this week (July 1 to the 14th) just in case no one knew.
 
I stockpiled my not "chili" chili just for MH.
 
 
 
post edited by jjjrfoodie - 2013/07/08 10:05:44
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/11 18:21:28
credit to CincinnatiBites for tweeting about a Venezualan place in Deer Park
 
http://www.arrechissimo.com
http://www.arrechissimo.com/pdf/menu.pdf
 
I am guessing it just opened recently
 
Anyone been there?
 
 
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2013/07/11 18:29:44
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/12 23:58:15
TJ Jackson

credit to CincinnatiBites for tweeting about a Venezualan place in Deer Park

http://www.arrechissimo.com
http://www.arrechissimo.com/pdf/menu.pdf

I am guessing it just opened recently

Anyone been there?


Not me...looks interesting though. A prospect minor leaguer from Caracas who never panned out was telling me about Venezuelan food and it sounded awesome. Can't say I've ever had a real arepa.
post edited by Bonk - 2013/07/12 23:59:46
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/17 17:00:10
Jungle Jim's Eastgate keeps getting better and better. In addition to doing growlers at reasonable prices and samples, sometimes on weekends they're doing pints.
 
I do about 80 percent of my grocery shopping there.
 
On weekends they do tons of food demonstrations, they have a sushi place an olive oil store and a chocolate pizza store near the entrance.
 
I remember a while back a couple of people on here said Eastgate wasn't nearly as good as Fairfield, but I couldn't find them. Not disagreeing but I'm curious what was better at the Fairfield location.
 
Personally, I like how Eastgate is more wide open so you can maneuver a cart around more easily.
Delilah77
Junior Burger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/18 08:37:54
I like the Eastgate Jungle Jim's better than the Fairfield location. I like the wider aisles, the Olive Oil Store, the Colonel De's Spice Store, and their Kitchen wares store. The fish counter is fantastic and I've gotten some of the freshest fish I've ever bought in Cincinnati. The Eastgate location is also a lot more convenient for me.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/18 08:47:10
Delilah77

I like the Eastgate Jungle Jim's better than the Fairfield location. I like the wider aisles, the Olive Oil Store, the Colonel De's Spice Store, and their Kitchen wares store. The fish counter is fantastic and I've gotten some of the freshest fish I've ever bought in Cincinnati. The Eastgate location is also a lot more convenient for me.

I agree!  I do have to spend more time there though so I don't keep getting confused about where stuff is.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2013/07/18 12:45:00
NYPIzzaNut

Delilah77

I like the Eastgate Jungle Jim's better than the Fairfield location. I like the wider aisles, the Olive Oil Store, the Colonel De's Spice Store, and their Kitchen wares store. The fish counter is fantastic and I've gotten some of the freshest fish I've ever bought in Cincinnati. The Eastgate location is also a lot more convenient for me.

I agree!  I do have to spend more time there though so I don't keep getting confused about where stuff is.

 
Yeah, it took me about 5 or 6 trips, especially since I had it engrained in my head that the layout should mirror Fairfield, which it obviously doesn't.
 
I was very concerned the first few months because the volume of people was dismayingly small, but it's really picked up since spring.

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