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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/22 14:09:22 (permalink)
I stopped in to Cold Turkey Today

First impression coming in the door - mold.

None was visible, but it hung in the air like - well, have you ever walked down the stairs into a basement at an old house where the walls leak?  Kinda like that.

I smelled no food smells, including the one I had expected - roasting turkey.

Not a complaint really, but with a name like 'Cold Turkey' you'd expect a very turkey-oriented menu.  And turkey was present, it just wasn't a highlight. For example, 2 sandwiches featured turkey, while three featured chicken.

Aside from all that - a simple sandwich is 7 bucks.  No, there's no chips with that, those are 2 bucks extra.

I may get aroung to checking this place out eventually if I hear someone rave about one of the menu items, but I will not be an early adopter here.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/22 14:26:35 (permalink)
I just wanted to bring up a point on overlap.  I undrstand the desire to keep the forums divided with Midlletown as a mid-point.  Cinci has already gobbled up NK.  When I lived in Middletown the area of Cin-Day rd was called the Cin-Day corridor.  The end result being one Metro-Burg Going from NKY to Dayton.  As such I cant see the harm in a comparrison of similat places in both area as they could easily fall into an area where people might experience both.
Just a though.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/27 01:36:30 (permalink)
Since we are discussing pet peeves, britt (weren't we?), the road is Cincinnati-Dayton Road!  Cin-Day is a recent notation made up by a highway department too cheap to buy enough letters for the signs on I-75!  

Agree with your assessment though...when I lived in West Chester, I would drive to Dayton for special food I enjoyed.  Ollieburgers at the (long gone) Lum's in Fairborn, for example.  Or more recently, the ribs at Quaker Stake & Lube across the street from Wright State (before the one opened in Milford.)  I always considered it part of the area.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/27 12:10:20 (permalink)
I have opened a new thread for the discussion of what does and does not belong here, since this appears to be a topic (a topic about a topic - a meta-topic) several members wish to discuss

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Discussion-of-what-belongs-in-Cincti-Thread-vs-what-belongs-in-Dayton-thread-m523018.aspx

I ask that you move such meta-topic discussion there.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/30 13:09:46 (permalink)
Eastgate news:

1. Here Piggy Piggy barbeque is closed.
2. Eclectic Curio Coffeehouse (same strip center on Glen Este Withamsville Road) is closing; today is last day.
3. Fuji Japanese place is open; I haven't seen many cars there.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/06/30 17:06:25 (permalink)
I will miss HPP - doggone shame!

Fuji sounded dubious from the get go.  Have not been there yet - that location may have jinx.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/01 12:58:37 (permalink)
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I will miss HPP - doggone shame!

Fuji sounded dubious from the get go.  Have not been there yet - that location may have jinx.


Yeah, it started as the Eastgate location of Burbank's, later became "Damon's: The Place for Ribs," then Eastgate Buffet, now Fuji. Have I missed any iterations?
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/01 13:43:42 (permalink)
I have only been in Brown County for 5 years as of June so I cannot improve on your list - we used to live in Westwood and previously Mt Washington but that was a long time back.  We did not get to the Eastgate area much when we were on the west side of Cinci.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/01 19:23:56 (permalink)
At popular request I have begun a thread that covers SW Ohio and environs - which will feature my lunch group's meandering all over SW Ohio including the more rural areas.  Anyone who wants to post about restaurants and food experiences in this large area of the state and surrounding states (N Ky / SE In) may feel free to post there also and / or here or on the Dayton area thread as you deem desirous and appropriate:

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=523987&high=




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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/06 06:48:23 (permalink)
Anyone tried Sammy's Gourmet burgers at Creek and Kenwood?  They opened over a week ago and I have driven past 4 or 5 times to find a totally packed parking lot.   It hysterical at noon time as directly across the street is a Doggie Daycare center. ...  you can see little noses pressed up against the fence smelling the smoke that is pumping the amazing smell of burgers through the whole intersection.   Here is a link Sammy Snows
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/06 16:23:44 (permalink)
Another one bites the dust - never got to try the place out - 10 bucks for a bowl of soup is a hard sell in even a good economy

http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/07/06/daily10.html

Edit: local blogger VeggieOption reports that another fairly upscale eatery - The Reserve Piano Lounge and Restaurant at Eminent Domain on the Levee - has also closed it's doors

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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/06 19:31:49 (permalink)
I live near the old ZZ's Pizza locale at Gilbert & Florence Aves.  I saw some people fixing up the outside of the building a couple of weeks back, and then @ a week ago a banner was put up saying "ZZ's Pizza Opening Soon".  I haven't heard anything about this.  Anyone else?  Their pizza was very good ~ kinda California gourmet pizza-ish.  I hope it is just as good.
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RE: WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/07 16:51:40 (permalink)
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Anyone tried Sammy's Gourmet burgers at Creek and Kenwood?  They opened over a week ago and I have driven past 4 or 5 times to find a totally packed parking lot.   It hysterical at noon time as directly across the street is a Doggie Daycare center. ...  you can see little noses pressed up against the fence smelling the smoke that is pumping the amazing smell of burgers through the whole intersection.   Here is a link Sammy Snows


Wow, talk about amazing timing. I'd never heard of Sammy's, but I was doing errands in Blue Ash today and about locked my breaks up when I saw a Nathan's Hot Dogs sign. So I went in and got a dog that comes with cheese, mushrooms and onions (but I held off on the onions).
 
It was pretty darn good, although the bottom of the bun split completely one bite in, making it a mess to eat. The cheese was excellent and plentiful -- I think it was a white cheddar, although I didn't have time to ask. It oozed out everywhere when I took a bite.
 
The dog was $4.95, and fries are $1 extra, which I got. Those were also good. A slightly thicker version than I'm used to, but they were well done so they didn't taste like potato.
 
I'd definitely go back on occasion, but at $6 for a dog and fries it's not a bargain.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 04:45:12 (permalink)
Any German food and culture lovers  out here?
I remember a wonderful place in Cincinnati that had closed about the turn of the century.  I cant remember what road it was on but it was a lovely country dive heading towards the river.  Im sory the name secapes me.  It had been around forever and was a local landmark and a fabulous place for great family memories.  Unfortunately I only found out about it just before they closed down.  It was an old landmark and a lovely place to go.  They offerd a price fix menu made from scratch daily.  The husband and wife were the Chef/Manager team.  The servers were all singers and actors and they always put on a well known musical!
Its such a shame when a treasure like that is gone for good.  There is nothing in town of its like any more.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 09:56:44 (permalink)
Forestview Gardens?
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 10:06:55 (permalink)
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 10:32:50 (permalink)

Yep, thanks thats the place.  We went to one of the last shows they did and it was "Annie Get Your Gun.  My wife stll wishes they were open for business.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 12:15:03 (permalink)
Your Cincinnati Oceanaire seafood restaurant is closing or is closed. This article is about Oceanaire's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The newspaper article mentioned Cincinnati, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Seattle Oceanaires closed. The online article here omits that paragraph.

http://www.startribune.com/business/50065552.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 13:20:59 (permalink)
Our lunchbunch group ate at the Forest View Gardens Restaurant shortly before it closed - it was as tasty as the Black Forest - what a shame to see them both gone now!
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 13:26:22 (permalink)
It was on North Bend Rd in Monford Heights - nowhere near any real river (maybe the Little Miami runs near there but it is a creek if it ran in that area.)
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 20:00:07 (permalink)
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Our lunchbunch group ate at the Forest View Gardens Restaurant in mid 2005 - it was as tasty as the Black Forest - what a shame to see them both gone now!


You must have gone in the Wayback Machine, the article says they closed in 2001.  
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 20:06:33 (permalink)
Time does fly when you are having fun!

I can't believe it was that long ago.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 21:25:23 (permalink)
We were heading down to do something around Bridgetown.  it was a nice Sunday and just took the long way.  We were going down North Bend and  i first saw the place.look on a map.  if you go much farther you are going to get wet.  We went the last few weeks they were onpen  I was thinking it was 2000 as we moved to middletown in dec of that year they were already closed.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/08 21:29:06 (permalink)
I lived in the area from 1985 thru 2004 - you can't get too wet til you hit the Ohio River, as far as I know.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/09 14:34:09 (permalink)
Thought I'd post a few pictures from a local roadfood favorite, New Orleans to Go.  :)  We didn't get to visit there more than a couple times before they closed, and this is our first visit since they reopened. 

This was the special listed on the blackboard: half a glazed tilapia po' boy with coleslaw and a side order of red beans and rice.  My husband reported that it was excellent.  :)



The shrimp basket, which was my order.  The coleslaw is a bit unusual.  The dressing is quite thin and not as sweet as most places (I appreciate that, since I hate too-sweet 'slaw), and there's raisins in it, which is a new one on me.  It does go well with all the fried food.

I keep meaning to try something else, but the fried shrimp lures me back.  Light and crispy breading, lightly spiced, and the shrimp is cooked perfectly-- just until done, and not the least bit rubbery.  In fact, I took a close-up shot of the shrimp just because it deserves to be fixed in one's memory.  ;P




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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/09 20:05:02 (permalink)
Simply magnificent!  I am stuck on LaToya's oyster po' boys, cornbread, red beans and rice, seafood chowder and fried okra.  I sometimes dream about them.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/10 12:22:39 (permalink)
Had lunch at the new Cold Turkey downtown today.  Although TJ mentioned in his earlier postings about a smell of mold, I did not notice any of that today.  I'm still confused as to how a place called Cold Turkey has no actual cold turkey sandwiches on the menu (if you do not count turkey salad), but whatever.

I purchased the Gobbler which is hot turkey on Texas toast served Philly style - onions, roasted red peppers, banana peppers and Cheez Whiz.  I opted out of the banana peppers.  The sandwich comes with Cajun pretzels, which is the only variety of salty snack that they serve.  The verdict: Eh.  Mediocre at best.  The sandwich was ok, pretty messy, just plain average.  Nothing that left me wanting more.   I might go back and try a different sandwich, but not anytime soon.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/11 17:35:28 (permalink)
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Simply magnificent!  I am stuck on LaToya's oyster po' boys, cornbread, red beans and rice, seafood chowder and fried okra.  I sometimes dream about them.


My husband was curious about the oyster po' boys, but wasn't sure if he'd like them.  (We both prefer our oysters raw.)  What's the taste/texture like?  Are they still a bit runny in the middle?

I'll have to try their bbqed shrimp sometime, too.  I'm assuming it's like the other "bbq" shrimp we had in New Orleans, a rich garlicky butter sauce with parsley.  Gooooood stuff.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/11 21:11:47 (permalink)
They are like little pieces of heaven and they are not runny - they are cooked to perfection like all of her food.  Lightly breaded and succulent.
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Re:WhereToEat: Cincinnati and N.Ky (open chat) 2009/07/12 23:56:21 (permalink)
Just wondering if anyone has hit the Wiener hous. Or if it is still open?  It is run by the guys who own the German butchershop in NK that once supplied the houfbrou(sp) hous before they switched to a cheaper supplier.

 Right now the only place I can get a Hot dog fix is Hot Doggin It. While there dog is good. Its not amazing( only place I can find that will make me a chicago dog tho). Was hoping a place run by german butchers might have to have some amazing wursts!


did a search on here and came up nothing for wiener hous. Could be spelling it wrong or misnaming it tho. I tend to do that alot
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