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NYPIzzaNut

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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 11:28 AM (permalink)
TJ Jackson


Not that I'd consider LaRosa's to be roadfood or good eats, but I know a lot of other folks do like this place -- so it's worth mentioning here that LaRosa's was reviewed by Slice today. 

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/06/larosas-pizza-cincinnati-ohio-oh-review.html

It is an interesting review and the 31 comments are also enlightening.

It is nice to see Dewey's is recognized on the whole as good pizza - far above the mundane stuff you usually get elsewhere in Cinci and Dayton.

I was surprised no one mentioned Troni's in Kettering.

 
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    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:27 PM (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut


    TJ Jackson


    Not that I'd consider LaRosa's to be roadfood or good eats, but I know a lot of other folks do like this place -- so it's worth mentioning here that LaRosa's was reviewed by Slice today. 

    http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/06/larosas-pizza-cincinnati-ohio-oh-review.html

    It is an interesting review and the 31 comments are also enlightening.

    It is nice to see Dewey's is recognized on the whole as good pizza - far above the mundane stuff you usually get elsewhere in Cinci and Dayton.

    I was surprised no one mentioned Troni's in Kettering.


    You know I am gonna have to go by and try Troni's again sometime considering the undying love for it here on the board. I mean I went by and gave it a try and found it to be very boring. I don't know maybe it was an off night or something. Any particular pie type suggestions?
     
      TJ Jackson

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      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:32 PM (permalink)
      Can discussion of Troni's move to the Dayton-area topic going forward, please?

      http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Where-to-eat-in-Dayton-Ohio-North-of-Middletown-m379488.aspx
      <message edited by TJ Jackson on Thu, 06/11/09 1:35 PM>
       
        Russ Jackson

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        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:41 PM (permalink)
        TJ Jackson


        Can discussion of Troni's move to the Dayton-area topic going forward, please?

        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Where-to-eat-in-Dayton-Ohio-North-of-Middletown-m379488.aspx


        LMAO....
         
        You are just Jealous TJ because it is north of the Queen City. You have Dewey's...Russ
         
          NYPIzzaNut

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          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:48 PM (permalink)
          TJ Jackson


          Can discussion of Troni's move to the Dayton-area topic going forward, please?

          http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Where-to-eat-in-Dayton-Ohio-North-of-Middletown-m379488.aspx
          I have been getting error messages on the Dayton thread since we updated our message board and despite several requests to board management I still get the errors.

          So I will bring up Troni's on this thread as I deem appropriate.


           
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            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:49 PM (permalink)
            Soccer862923


            NYPIzzaNut


            TJ Jackson


            Not that I'd consider LaRosa's to be roadfood or good eats, but I know a lot of other folks do like this place -- so it's worth mentioning here that LaRosa's was reviewed by Slice today. 

            http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/06/larosas-pizza-cincinnati-ohio-oh-review.html

            It is an interesting review and the 31 comments are also enlightening.

            It is nice to see Dewey's is recognized on the whole as good pizza - far above the mundane stuff you usually get elsewhere in Cinci and Dayton.

            I was surprised no one mentioned Troni's in Kettering.


            You know I am gonna have to go by and try Troni's again sometime considering the undying love for it here on the board. I mean I went by and gave it a try and found it to be very boring. I don't know maybe it was an off night or something. Any particular pie type suggestions?

            They are all excellent.

             
              NYPIzzaNut

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              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:54 PM (permalink)
              Russ Jackson


              TJ Jackson


              Can discussion of Troni's move to the Dayton-area topic going forward, please?

              http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Where-to-eat-in-Dayton-Ohio-North-of-Middletown-m379488.aspx


              LMAO....
               
              You are just Jealous TJ because it is north of the Queen City. You have Dewey's...Russ
              Remember Dayton has a Dewey's by the college and one more coming down the pike.


               
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                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 1:58 PM (permalink)
                LaRosa's or any Pizza for that matter should never be reviewed when delivered. NYP I am sure you agree that the longer a Pizza sits the more it changes. Its peak is just after the lava stage. So I think the review is tainted. That being said LaRosa's is one of the best of the worst for a Gastronomic Wasteland for Pizza. I will never eat LaRosa's, Papa Johns, Cassano's, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Little Ceasers, or any place that I know of with more than a couple locations...Russ
                 
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                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 2:02 PM (permalink)
                  Russ Jackson


                  LaRosa's or any Pizza for that matter should never be reviewed when delivered. NYP I am sure you agree that the longer a Pizza sits the more it changes. Its peak is just after the lava stage. So I think the review is tainted. That being said LaRosa's is one of the best of the worst for a Gastronomic Wasteland for Pizza. I will never eat LaRosa's, Papa Johns, Cassano's, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Little Ceasers, or any place that I know of with more than a couple locations...Russ
                  I could not agree more.

                  The one exception is Dewey's - they have have several locations in Cinci, Dayton, N Ky  and St Louis.


                   
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                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 2:07 PM (permalink)
                    ...Russ
                     
                      NYPIzzaNut

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                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 2:09 PM (permalink)
                      Russ Jackson


                      ...Russ
                      Eh?


                       
                        TJ Jackson

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                        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/11/09 4:53 PM (permalink)
                        TJ Jackson

                        There is a new restaurant opening in downtown Cincinnati in the former Frischs' (more recent Rise and Shine Cafe) on 6th between Walnut and Main near Benihanas

                        I can't tell the name of it for sure - but it appears to center around Turkey

                        There's tons of turkey-related facts/trivia/phrases painted on the front glass panes and either of the two largest pieces might well be the name of the joint

                        Either
                                      Tom Gobbler
                        or
                                      Cold Turkey

                        I went by again today and can confirm the name is "Cold Turkey".  They have a website: http://www.coldturkeycincy.com, which promises "dancing turkeys" on June 22nd. The signage in the window indicates they will open on June 15th, and peeking through the windows, it looks like they have a good chance to open on that date, if all goes well.  It looks like in addition to food, they are going to display and try to sell art. 

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                          Ghaz

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                          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sun, 06/14/09 4:47 PM (permalink)
                          I was over by the Crestview Hills Town Center today and noticed that Five Guys is opening a restaurant between Moe's and Cincinnati Bell in the old Shane's Rib Shack location.  Sort of ironic, since just a week or two ago I mentioned to a coworker it would be a perfect location for a Five Guys on this side of the river.
                           
                            NYPIzzaNut

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                            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sun, 06/14/09 11:50 PM (permalink)
                            I am sorry the original pie did not please you.  I normally get our well-done.  I think their sauce is about on par with Troni's - I like Troni's pizza a little more than Dewey's. 
                             
                              TJ Jackson

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                              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 06/15/09 9:36 AM (permalink)
                              Again, can we please move discussion of Dayton area eateries to the Dayton area thread?
                               
                                TJ Jackson

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                                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 06/15/09 10:13 AM (permalink)
                                I keep hearing over time how good the mexi-american food is at Rincon at Eastgate (http://www.rinconeastgate.com), but I've been in a few times over the years and have never had a good meal there.  This weekend, The Jackson Four were in the Eastgate area, and the kids asked for mexican food - hehe, a 6 and 7 year old and they're asking for mexican instead of McDonald's and Burger King - this is progress - and it'd been a few years, so I decided to give Rincon one more shot.

                                Wow.

                                The food was blow-me-away good.  Finally :-)

                                We will definitely be back.

                                (Still can't figure out the popularity of El Coyote in Anderson tho - maybe another visit?)
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                                  SteveB

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                                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 06/15/09 1:20 PM (permalink)
                                  I agree with your asessment of Dewey's.  While it is much better than some of the chains, it is still mediocre pizza.  The ingredients are fresh and the toppings creative, but bottom line it comes out an over-dressed, gooey blob.  Pizza is about the crust...and deweys is not specials.
                                   
                                  I have always enjoyed Pomidori's wood fired pizza's.  Not a "classic" pizza, but very nice, with a well made, slightly charred crust. 
                                   
                                    Russ Jackson

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                                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 06/15/09 1:35 PM (permalink)
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                                      TJ Jackson

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                                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 06/15/09 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                      A few local and downtown tidbits:

                                      @ The Cafe (on the ground floor of the Carew Tower near the pretzel stand) has apparently closed.  Lights out, no one there, some equipment gone

                                      I've been avoiding Tazza Mia for a long time because it seemed like a hipster coffee joint that served expensive sandwiches and salads.  And really, it is.....but in recent months they've offerred any sandwich or salad for 5 bucks, so I finally gave in and ordered a turkey and bacon panini.  While the put this together, a muched on a few pieces of the chocolate chip cookie sample they had set out, and man-oh-man is it ever good.  At 1.90 each they are not cheap, but they are as i said really good and huge - estimated diameter of 6 inches.  Although I was expecting a pressed sandwich (aren't panini's supposed to be pressed?) they did put it in an over for a while and added fresh veggies (including good roasted red pepper) afterwards.  I'm not sure I'd ever pay the full price, but for 5 bucks, this was a very good sandwich

                                      Winemedineme reviews the Newport Pizza Co: http://winemedinemecincinnati.com/?p=1242

                                      Veggie Option does too: http://veggieoption.blogspot.com/2009/05/newport-pizza-company.html

                                      Cincy Hound hit Quatman's a couple of weeks back: http://cincyhounddog.blogspot.com/2009/05/quatman-cafe.html

                                      Clark Street Blog hit Vergil's in Bellevue KY: http://clarkstreetblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/virgils-cafe-great-food-at-great-price.html

                                      The Enquirer and CinWeekly both did pieces on Gilpin's on 7th street: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090612/ENT01/906120311 /1026/Downtown+bagel+shop+picks+up+steam and http://cincinnati.metromix.com/restaurants/restaurant_review/2-for-20-gilpins/1232463/content

                                      I agree with Amber of Cinweekly that the Macover (a deep fried calzone modeled after the old Zinover from the long gone local chain Zino's) at Mac's Pizza Pub is awesome - and I wish I could get up there soon: http://cincinnati.metromix.com/restaurants/restaurant_review/we-tried-it-the/1232462/content

                                      Finally - and sorry, no eats involved - the big robot that has been on 5th near Walnut downtown (across from the government square bus station) for **at least** the past 35 years is now gone: http://cincinnati.blogspot.com/2009/06/cac-robot-is-gone.html
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                                        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Tue, 06/16/09 2:58 PM (permalink)
                                        Stick to the topic--CINCINNATI EATERIES  Please. Personality analysis is not considered appropriate.
                                        Remember your manners.

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                                          TJ Jackson

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                                          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 06/17/09 1:35 PM (permalink)
                                          It appears Cold Turkey is open, and the first review is already up

                                          http://people.etango.com/~markm/archives/2009/06/16/cold_turkey_sandwiches.html
                                           
                                            westsider12

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                                            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 06/17/09 1:55 PM (permalink)

                                            I walked by and grabbed a menu the other day.  My first impression was that $7 for a sandwich was very steep.  I can get a huge sub and chips from Jimmy John's for that price (not Roadfoodish but it sure tastes good to me).  If I have the opportunity, I'll swing by but first glance is a bit disappointing on the prices.
                                             
                                              TJ Jackson

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                                              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/18/09 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                              Polly says that the Five Guys location in Clifton is opening tommorrow


                                               
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                                                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/18/09 5:23 PM (permalink)
                                                Re: Jimmy John's - are you sure about that $7? I tried one in Deerfield a few weeks ago and a *small* sub, a really tiny bowl of soup, and a drink was $10. If it's a unique, high quality sandwich, $7 doesn't sound too bad.

                                                At any rate, this is exactly why consumers don't spend much these days. They know that "standard pricing" is a racket and you should only shop deals. Especially for something as mundane as a sandwich.
                                                 
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                                                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Thu, 06/18/09 11:24 PM (permalink)
                                                  donw9876


                                                  Re: Jimmy John's - are you sure about that $7? I tried one in Deerfield a few weeks ago and a *small* sub, a really tiny bowl of soup, and a drink was $10. If it's a unique, high quality sandwich, $7 doesn't sound too bad.

                                                  At any rate, this is exactly why consumers don't spend much these days. They know that "standard pricing" is a racket and you should only shop deals. Especially for something as mundane as a sandwich.


                                                  They only have 1 size sub at Jimmy Johns...and a sub with a bag of chips will cost ya about $7.
                                                   
                                                    westsider12

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                                                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Fri, 06/19/09 8:39 AM (permalink)
                                                    donw9876


                                                    Re: Jimmy John's - are you sure about that $7? I tried one in Deerfield a few weeks ago and a *small* sub, a really tiny bowl of soup, and a drink was $10. If it's a unique, high quality sandwich, $7 doesn't sound too bad.

                                                    At any rate, this is exactly why consumers don't spend much these days. They know that "standard pricing" is a racket and you should only shop deals. Especially for something as mundane as a sandwich.


                                                    As far as I know, Jimmy John's doesn't sell soup.  Was it a different place?  The point is really moot - I was just trying to drive home that $7 should get you at least a bag of chips as well if not a drink too.
                                                     
                                                      wesleyman

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                                                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 06/20/09 12:03 AM (permalink)
                                                      had 5 Guys tonight. http://twitpic.com/7urrn very good chain burger.
                                                       
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                                                        RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 06/20/09 2:41 AM (permalink)
                                                        Dixie Chili in Newport,  Graeters anywhere, Price Hill Chili, Camp Washington Chili, Montgomery Inn, the German place in Newport KY.

                                                        A great food town.

                                                        Ed
                                                         
                                                          TJ Jackson

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                                                          RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sun, 06/21/09 8:05 PM (permalink)
                                                          I see our own SoozeyQue is on this forum already, but I just found this tonight and wanted to share

                                                          This is a thread on old restaurants no longer in existence in Greater Cincinnati

                                                          http://www.city-data.com/forum/cincinnati/260718-anybody-remember-these-restaurants.html

                                                          Places like Johnny Bench's Home Plate, The Wheel Cafeteria, Jerry's DriveInn, and etc

                                                          Good reading for us older folks
                                                           
                                                            arianej

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                                                            RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sun, 06/21/09 8:08 PM (permalink)
                                                            Had dim sum at Uncle Yip's on Reading Rd. this weekend, and it was excellent.  The place was pretty packed, so much so that families were waiting in line by the door for a table!  They seem a bit understaffed, so you may have to chase down a server to get what you want.

                                                            Still, the dim sum was very good, even though I didn't see some of the usual suspects.  (Like the steamed bbq pork buns or fried taro dumpling.)  Had some shu mai, the pork dumplings which are fairly common but very well executed here. The shrimp dumplings were also good, the sticky rice (steamed in lotus leaves), the shrimp chee cheong fun, deep-fried tofu, and these deep-fried shrimp balls molded around a crab claw.  It looks like you can order more elaborate things that are made to order (vs. the cart service) like fried calamari, roast pork, etc. but we got too full too fast to take advantage of it.  Maybe next time.  The only thing that didn't quite meet standards were the chicken feet, which were only okay and needed a more flavorful sauce.

                                                            Overall, I thought it was better than Casual Wok and Grill in terms of variety.  My parents expressed approval and satisfaction with their regular lunch menu.  The menu lists an impressive array of more traditional dishes, so I imagine it'll only be a matter of time before we venture back for the twin lobster with ginger and scallions and the whole nine yards.  ;)
                                                             
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