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WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat)

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soozycue520

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    dlawson

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    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 10/19/13 10:30 AM (permalink)
    While I don't disagree with the author, do we really need to give you-know-who another reason to troll this thread?
     
      Bonk

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      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Tue, 10/22/13 3:02 PM (permalink)
      I saw pizza for Illinois and stopped reading. Anyone that thinks a food that's available worldwide is unique to Illinois has no credibility.
       
      Anyone on this thread who's spend any time there would tell you Italian beef is the state food.
       
        sudie

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        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Tue, 10/22/13 10:37 PM (permalink)
        I think Dlawson has a valid point. Why us this flagged?
         
          jjjrfoodie

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          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 10/23/13 12:19 PM (permalink)
          dlawson


          While I don't disagree with the author, do we really need to give you-know-who another reason to troll this thread?

          Well, I disagree with the entire article in so many ways.
          But that is the angle of Deadspin. And the vile trolls that write for it.  LOL but true.
           
          I heard about the article yesterday but had no care to find it online. Now having read it, the writing and selection are more vile than Skyline itself so it seems.
           
          Now everyone with a mouth, a wallet and a computer deem themselves "food experts". Thank you world wide web. :)
           
          I now must go to Camp Washington Chili for dinner.
           
          I miss the days of books, big newspapers and publishing when you had to be a REAL writer in order to get published or heard. Now you just need to be a keyboard warrior with SpellCheck or draw "Tippy the Turtle." LOL.
          Oi vey.
           
          Hahahahahaha.
           
           
           
           
           
           
            dlawson

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            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 10/23/13 3:37 PM (permalink)
            jjjrfoodie

            Well, I disagree with the entire article in so many ways. 
            But that is the angle of Deadspin. And the vile trolls that write for it.  LOL but true.

             
            I should have clarified that I only (mostly) agree with his thoughts on Cincinnati chili, which I do not expect to ever develop a taste for (although I will concede that some of the non-chain variants are "better"). You and I do not disagree on Deadspin, however.  Although I enjoy them both, I very much disagree with #1 (as does Bonk) and #13 (North Carolina pulled pork is the highest "barbecue" selection? Really?), among others.
             
              TJ Jackson

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              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 10/30/13 2:41 PM (permalink)
              All Great Scott locations have been closed.
               
              http://cincinnati.com/blo...rant-and-diner-closed/
               
              Sorry Bonk
               
                Bonk

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                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 10/30/13 3:26 PM (permalink)
                Well, that really, really sucks. Why can't the east side keep anything good?
                 
                There has to be something else there. Both locations were thriving, unless the Oakley experiment sucked the money out of all three.
                <message edited by Bonk on Wed, 10/30/13 3:29 PM>
                 
                  TJ Jackson

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                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 10/30/13 4:02 PM (permalink)
                  Time for the Anderson Bar and Grille v2.0 report :-)
                   
                    jmckee

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                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Fri, 11/1/13 11:14 AM (permalink)
                    Some friends are considering having their holiday Lunch in December at The Capital Grille at the Rookwood development in Norwood / Hyde Park.
                     
                    I know it's a chain, but I said I'd ask my foodie friends if anybody had tried it and could give us a sense of if it was any good.
                     
                      TJ Jackson

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                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Fri, 11/1/13 11:24 AM (permalink)
                      The one in Charlotte I ate at (3x) was very, very good - but all of the reports I hear on this one are mixed at best
                       
                        sudie

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                        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 5:50 AM (permalink)
                        Read today that Arthur's is opening an outpost in the old Perkins on Beechmont in Anderson.
                         
                          TJ Jackson

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                          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 9:42 AM (permalink)
                          I have just come off a week staycation and had lunch at 5 diffferent places I had not been to before. 
                           
                          Two that I really really looked forward to were Straits of Malacca in Mason and Swampwater Grill in Columbia-Tusculum, but both were disappointing.   I won't detail the disappointments (other than that the bbq is pre-sauced at Swampwater - for shame!) as reviews for both places have been pretty good overall  
                           
                          The one place I really, really liked was Pappadeaux (yes, sorry, a chain) in Springdale.  The the best seafood I have had in years - a near equal of the rock shrimp at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville Florida almost three years back.   I had crab topped mahi, the wife had grilled shrimp with andouille.  Both were fabulous.  Expensive but absolutely worth it.
                           
                            jmckee

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                            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 12:43 PM (permalink)
                            TJ Jackson


                            I have just come off a week staycation and had lunch at 5 diffferent places I had not been to before. 

                            Two that I really really looked forward to were Straits of Malacca in Mason and Swampwater Grill in Columbia-Tusculum, but both were disappointing.   I won't detail the disappointments (other than that the bbq is pre-sauced at Swampwater - for shame!) as reviews for both places have been pretty good overall  

                            The one place I really, really liked was Pappadeaux (yes, sorry, a chain) in Springdale.  The the best seafood I have had in years - a near equal of the rock shrimp at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville Florida almost three years back.   I had crab topped mahi, the wife had grilled shrimp with andouille.  Both were fabulous.  Expensive but absolutely worth it.

                            Hmm...My wife and I went to Swampwater before the symphony two Saturdays ago, and our pork was served sauce on the side.
                             
                            I found it a mixed bag, but worth revisiting. The pork was not terribly smoky, and the mac-and-cheese a limp, bland, runny disappointment. But the roasted corn cheese grits were wonderful, and the gumbo was a treat, showing signs of someone willing to stir a roux for more than an hour.
                             
                            As Soozycue said, the popper appetizer was a revelation -- crisp, clean, with a smoke and jalapeno punch tempered by the chorizo cream cheese filling and the crunch of bacon.
                             
                            We will give them another chance, because while disappointing, it wasn't a "never again" experience.
                             
                              TJ Jackson

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                              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 12:54 PM (permalink)
                              I wish mine had been sauce on the side - this is a VERY sweet sauce, and would probably have been ok if I used it very sparingly
                               
                                jmckee

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                                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 1:50 PM (permalink)
                                Cincinnati Magazine has a cover story this month on cheap eats -- great places to eat in Cincy for less than ten bucks. I've perused it and some of the entries are unknown to me.
                                 
                                I'd post a link, but you have to be a subscriber to access online. I"ll try to get online later and hit some of the highlights of the article.
                                 
                                  TJ Jackson

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                                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/18/13 1:54 PM (permalink)
                                  jmckee

                                  Cincinnati Magazine has a cover story this month on cheap eats -- great places to eat in Cincy for less than ten bucks. I've perused it and some of the entries are unknown to me.  I'd post a link, but you have to be a subscriber to access online. I"ll try to get online later and hit some of the highlights of the article.

                                  I recommend you copy and paste just the list itself from the online article, with proper credits
                                   
                                    jmckee

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                                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Tue, 11/19/13 2:48 PM (permalink)
                                    Except that I don't actually subscribe. I meant post some details from the um, paper copy I'm reading.
                                    Ollie's Trolley is in there. Taste of Belgium's fries. Zip burgers. A few Northside places. Fried Chicken at Hitching Post.
                                    I'm going to try a few.
                                     
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                                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Tue, 11/19/13 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                      jmckee


                                      Except that I don't actually subscribe. I meant post some details from the um, paper copy I'm reading.
                                      Ollie's Trolley is in there. Taste of Belgium's fries. Zip burgers. A few Northside places. Fried Chicken at Hitching Post.
                                      I'm going to try a few.
                                      I sure do not remember Ollie's Trolley being cheap eats.

                                       
                                        jmckee

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                                        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 11/20/13 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                        I tried one of the Cincinnati magazine recommendations last night before May Festival Chorus rehearsal. I had the falafel wrap at Al Amire on Vine, next to the Christian Science Reading Room.
                                         
                                        It was good -- fresh vegetables, a nice sauce, and crisp and flavorful, but not dry, falafel, pocketed in a soft pita-like flatbread.
                                         
                                        They also server Chicken Shwarma and Gyros among other things.
                                         
                                        Very satisfying.
                                         
                                          dlawson

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                                          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                          The mostly-complete list, courtesy of Cincinnati Magazine:
                                           
                                          The Hitching Post, 4535 Kellogg Ave. ($5.75 2-piece meal)
                                          Green Dog Cafe, 3543 Columbia Pkwy. ($2.50-$3.50 kids menu)
                                          Cilantro, 235 W. McMillan ($1.75 soft roll)
                                          Avril-Bleh & Sons, 33 E. Court St. ($3.50 mett)
                                          Myra's Dionysius, 121 Calhoun St. ($2 soups)
                                          Gaslight Cafe, 6104 Montgomery Rd. ($5.75 half-pound burger)
                                          Zip's Cafe, 1036 Delta Ave. (everything?)
                                          Lucy Blue Pizza, 35 E. 7th St. ($7.50 lunch buffet)
                                          La Mexicana, 642 Monmouth St., Newport ($2.99 taco)
                                          Akash, 24 E. 6th St. ($10 lunch buffet)
                                          Indian Bistro, 8460 Beechmont Ave. ($7.99 lunch buffet)
                                          Amol India, 354 Ludlow Ave. ($8.99 lunch buffet)
                                          Shaan Indian Cuisine, 3880 Paxton Ave. ($7.99 lunch buffet)
                                          New Krishna, 11974 Lebanon Rd. ($8.99 lunch buffet)
                                          Amma's Kitchen, 7633 Reading Rd. ($8.99 weekday lunch buffet)
                                          Shanghai Mama's, 216 E. 6th St. ($8.95 veggie cashew chicken and much more)
                                          Sidewinder, 4181 Hamilton Ave. ($1.50 coffee)
                                          Ollie's Trolley, 1607 Central Ave. ($2.50 burger)
                                          Catch-A-Fire Pizza Truck ($7-$9 pizzas)
                                          Wild Mike's, 3 locations on the west side ($0.60 wing Wednesdays)
                                          Otto's, 521 Main St., Covington ($11 lemon blueberry pancakes)
                                          Al-Amir Cafe, 410 Vine St. ($4.99 falafel wrap)
                                          El Trio, 7227 Wooster Pike ($7.75 chicken and beef nachos)
                                          Skyline Chili, everywhere ($3.78 coney and drink)
                                          Left Bank Coffee House, 701 Greenup St., Covington ($1.50-$3.25 "cronut" from Savor Catering)
                                          Blue Oven Bakery, blueovenbakery.com ($4 deep-fried English muffin)
                                          Busken, everywhere ($0.99 lite donuts)
                                          The Hot Bretzel Bar, 3804 Church St. ($1.50-$3 bretzel hot dog)
                                          Mayday, 4227 Spring Grove Ave. ($8.50 dog & draft Mon.-Thu. after 5:00)
                                          Ichiban, 1020 Delta Ave. ($6 yellowtail scallion roll)
                                          Brij Mohan, 11259 Reading Rd. ($4 lunch special)
                                          Goodfellas Pizzeria, 603 Main St., Covington ($3.20 slice)
                                          Le's Pho and Sandwiches, 3 E. Court St. ($4 bahn mi)
                                          Germano's, 9415 Montgomery Rd. ($10 prix fixe lunch)
                                          Grille at Palm Court, 35 W. 5th St. ($9.50 pasta bar)
                                          Jean-Robert's Table, 713 Vine St. ($15.50 lunch tray, available at the bar only)
                                          La Mexicana, 642 Monmouth St., Newport ($2.99 huitlacoche taco)
                                          Nada, 600 Walnut St. ($2-$4 appetizers during 3:00-6:00 happy hour)
                                          Pleasant Ridge Chili, 6032 Montgomery Rd. ($5.10 gravy cheese fries)
                                          Eli's, 3313 Riverside Dr. ($5 pulled pork sandwich)
                                          Bluebird, 4629 Montgomery Rd. ($3.30 biscuits and gravy)
                                          Taste of Belgium, 1135 Vine St. ($5 frites)
                                          Blue Elephant, 2912 Wasson Rd. ($7.95 lunch pad thai with prawns)
                                          Venice on Vine, 1301 Vine St. ($5.50 hoagie meal deal)
                                          The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. ($5.50+ burrito with chips and salsa)
                                          Total Juice Plus, 631 Vine St. ($4.95 vegetarian heaven wrap)
                                           
                                          Several of them (Cilantro, Shanghai Mama's, Sidewinder, Mayday, Nada, Taste of Belgium, The Comet) are longtime favorites of mine, and several are new to me (Catch-A-Fire, Al-Amir, and The Hot Bretzel Bar in particular). I would also love to know if Le's downtown is the same Le who had a place just north of Tri-County Mall several years ago. I also unfortunately cannot recommend Wild Mike's in any way, although I have only been to the Harrison Ave. location a couple of times.
                                           
                                            TJ Jackson

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                                            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                            Le's on Court is a shop that was previously on the second floor the Downtown Public Library.  I dont know if they had a previous life in the Tricounty area
                                             
                                            The falafel at Raya's on Court (just a block or two from Al Amir) is cheaper and better
                                             
                                            Not sure why the mentioned Akash's buffet when every single other indian buffet I am aware of in this area (many of which are also named on the list) costs less.  They can (and do) charge more because they are the only indian food joint downtown
                                             
                                            Not sure why they included the Green Dog kids menu.  Can the typical reader of Cincinnati magazine -- typically not a kid -- order from it?
                                             
                                            Has any downtowner been to the 4.99 chinese lunch buffet on Main Street near 7th?
                                            <message edited by TJ Jackson on Sat, 11/23/13 12:01 PM>
                                             
                                              dlawson

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                                              Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 2:14 PM (permalink)
                                              TJ Jackson

                                              Not sure why they included the Green Dog kids menu.  Can the typical reader of Cincinnati magazine -- typically not a kid -- order from it?

                                               
                                              Since the article's subheader had a "$15 or less" stipulation (barely exceeded only by Jean-Robert's, which is excusable in my opinion), that was probably one of the only ways to fit Green Dog and their $14 lunch wraps on the list. That and the $11 pancakes at Otto's are the most egregious offenders.
                                               
                                                TJ Jackson

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                                                Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 2:29 PM (permalink)
                                                I just dont get trying to force a restaurant onto a list to really doesnt belong on, unless there was a financial\advertising  reason, which would be unfortunate but (in the current economic and print media situations), understandable
                                                 
                                                Otto, Green Dog. Palm Court, and Germanos do not target the "cheap eats" demographic.  14 for a meal at Jean Roberts is indeed a good deal, but still not what I'd call cheap eats.
                                                 
                                                Then again, cheap eats to me is under (usually well under) 5 bucks :-)  The huge slice at Goodfellas (3.20 plain,  3.65 with one topping) is lunch for me at least once a week
                                                 
                                                  NYPIzzaNut

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                                                  Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 3:19 PM (permalink)
                                                  They left off most all the Chinese restaurants  in town which havel lunch buffets priced  around $7 to $9 bucks - some even offer senior citizen discounts on the buffets, like the China Buffet at Eastgate.
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
                                                    dlawson

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                                                    Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Sat, 11/23/13 6:12 PM (permalink)
                                                    TJ Jackson

                                                    I just dont get trying to force a restaurant onto a list to really doesnt belong on, unless there was a financial\advertising  reason, which would be unfortunate but (in the current economic and print media situations), understandable
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    I do not exaggerate when I say that the magazine is about 75% ads, so something like that would not surprise me in the least. I let my subscription lapse years ago because of the content to advertising ratio, but was lured back in earlier this year at 50 cents per issue (thanks to Amazon Local).
                                                     
                                                    I personally do not mind the exclusion of Chinese buffets, but King Wok (and maybe China Food, if I was feeling generous) would not be out of place on the list.
                                                     
                                                      Bonk

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                                                      Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/25/13 9:58 PM (permalink)
                                                      dlawson


                                                      The mostly-complete list, courtesy of Cincinnati Magazine:

                                                      The Hitching Post, 4535 Kellogg Ave. ($5.75 2-piece meal)
                                                      Green Dog Cafe, 3543 Columbia Pkwy. ($2.50-$3.50 kids menu)
                                                      Cilantro, 235 W. McMillan ($1.75 soft roll)
                                                      Avril-Bleh & Sons, 33 E. Court St. ($3.50 mett)
                                                      Myra's Dionysius, 121 Calhoun St. ($2 soups)
                                                      Gaslight Cafe, 6104 Montgomery Rd. ($5.75 half-pound burger)
                                                      Zip's Cafe, 1036 Delta Ave. (everything?)
                                                      Lucy Blue Pizza, 35 E. 7th St. ($7.50 lunch buffet)
                                                      La Mexicana, 642 Monmouth St., Newport ($2.99 taco)
                                                      Akash, 24 E. 6th St. ($10 lunch buffet)
                                                      Indian Bistro, 8460 Beechmont Ave. ($7.99 lunch buffet)
                                                      Amol India, 354 Ludlow Ave. ($8.99 lunch buffet)
                                                      Shaan Indian Cuisine, 3880 Paxton Ave. ($7.99 lunch buffet)
                                                      New Krishna, 11974 Lebanon Rd. ($8.99 lunch buffet)
                                                      Amma's Kitchen, 7633 Reading Rd. ($8.99 weekday lunch buffet)
                                                      Shanghai Mama's, 216 E. 6th St. ($8.95 veggie cashew chicken and much more)
                                                      Sidewinder, 4181 Hamilton Ave. ($1.50 coffee)
                                                      Ollie's Trolley, 1607 Central Ave. ($2.50 burger)
                                                      Catch-A-Fire Pizza Truck ($7-$9 pizzas)
                                                      Wild Mike's, 3 locations on the west side ($0.60 wing Wednesdays)
                                                      Otto's, 521 Main St., Covington ($11 lemon blueberry pancakes)
                                                      Al-Amir Cafe, 410 Vine St. ($4.99 falafel wrap)
                                                      El Trio, 7227 Wooster Pike ($7.75 chicken and beef nachos)
                                                      Skyline Chili, everywhere ($3.78 coney and drink)
                                                      Left Bank Coffee House, 701 Greenup St., Covington ($1.50-$3.25 "cronut" from Savor Catering)
                                                      Blue Oven Bakery, blueovenbakery.com ($4 deep-fried English muffin)
                                                      Busken, everywhere ($0.99 lite donuts)
                                                      The Hot Bretzel Bar, 3804 Church St. ($1.50-$3 bretzel hot dog)
                                                      Mayday, 4227 Spring Grove Ave. ($8.50 dog & draft Mon.-Thu. after 5:00)
                                                      Ichiban, 1020 Delta Ave. ($6 yellowtail scallion roll)
                                                      Brij Mohan, 11259 Reading Rd. ($4 lunch special)
                                                      Goodfellas Pizzeria, 603 Main St., Covington ($3.20 slice)
                                                      Le's Pho and Sandwiches, 3 E. Court St. ($4 bahn mi)
                                                      Germano's, 9415 Montgomery Rd. ($10 prix fixe lunch)
                                                      Grille at Palm Court, 35 W. 5th St. ($9.50 pasta bar)
                                                      Jean-Robert's Table, 713 Vine St. ($15.50 lunch tray, available at the bar only)
                                                      La Mexicana, 642 Monmouth St., Newport ($2.99 huitlacoche taco)
                                                      Nada, 600 Walnut St. ($2-$4 appetizers during 3:00-6:00 happy hour)
                                                      Pleasant Ridge Chili, 6032 Montgomery Rd. ($5.10 gravy cheese fries)
                                                      Eli's, 3313 Riverside Dr. ($5 pulled pork sandwich)
                                                      Bluebird, 4629 Montgomery Rd. ($3.30 biscuits and gravy)
                                                      Taste of Belgium, 1135 Vine St. ($5 frites)
                                                      Blue Elephant, 2912 Wasson Rd. ($7.95 lunch pad thai with prawns)
                                                      Venice on Vine, 1301 Vine St. ($5.50 hoagie meal deal)
                                                      The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. ($5.50+ burrito with chips and salsa)
                                                      Total Juice Plus, 631 Vine St. ($4.95 vegetarian heaven wrap)

                                                      Several of them (Cilantro, Shanghai Mama's, Sidewinder, Mayday, Nada, Taste of Belgium, The Comet) are longtime favorites of mine, and several are new to me (Catch-A-Fire, Al-Amir, and The Hot Bretzel Bar in particular). I would also love to know if Le's downtown is the same Le who had a place just north of Tri-County Mall several years ago. I also unfortunately cannot recommend Wild Mike's in any way, although I have only been to the Harrison Ave. location a couple of times.

                                                       
                                                      I forgot about Germano's. I went there once before I discovered this wonderful online source. I remember it was really good but couldn't tell you what I got. I think it's more of a southern Italian menu.
                                                       
                                                      I knew about Taste of Belgium in Findlay Market, and I read about him opening a place at the Florence market, but didn't know he had a place on Vine.

                                                       
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                                                        Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/25/13 10:00 PM (permalink)
                                                        sudie


                                                        Read today that Arthur's is opening an outpost in the old Perkins on Beechmont in Anderson.

                                                         
                                                        That's good news, thanks. I know they'd been looking to put a place out here for a while.
                                                         
                                                        That's a brutal location but hopefully they can make it work.

                                                         
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                                                          Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Mon, 11/25/13 11:09 PM (permalink)
                                                          Bonk

                                                          I knew about Taste of Belgium in Findlay Market, and I read about him opening a place at the Florence market, but didn't know he had a place on Vine. 

                                                           
                                                          We go to the restaurant on Vine more often than we go to the Market location now, especially for Sunday brunches. Aside from the lack of a waiting area (which is not a huge concern if it's nice outdoors), it's very nicely done, and is larger than it appears from the outside. It also has the added bonus of a liquor license, resulting in the Breakfast of Champions (waffle + a glass of beer) for $7.
                                                           
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                                                            Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) Wed, 12/11/13 6:47 PM (permalink)
                                                            I finally ventured down to The Friendly Market in Florence. It's much smaller than Findlay Market, but it's pretty cool. It has a Colonel De's spices, a Flying Olive and a Taste of Belgium.
                                                             
                                                            There's also a fruit stand, a meat counter, a liquor store, and Italian grocer (which wasn't open) and a general store with sauces and stuff from around Kentucky.
                                                             
                                                            I liked the variety at the general store, which had a number of items I'd never seen before. I picked up an apple honey salsa and a sweet potato butter just out of curiosity.
                                                             
                                                            I tried Mad Mike's on the way out, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got the Shroomin burger, which was huge. It's sort of in the style of a Big Boy before Big Boy went south. For $6.49 I thought it was well worth it, and I'll go back.
                                                             
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