A few misc items
It appears that Caribe Carryout (formerly in Westwood a stone throw from Price Hill Chili) is about to reopen March 5th on Short Vine in Clifton next to the Steak and Lemonade joint, see: http://www.caribeonvine.com/Menu.html.
I loved this place when it was in Westwood for their empanadas and their solidly good stews on rice plus their very low prices. It looks like he has upped the prices a bit at the new location but they remain a bargain.
I have been to the new Pizzelii's on Wooster Pike about a half dozen times now, and I am fairly impressed with the product there. They do a 10' woodfired pizza, closest comparison in Cincinnati is A Tavola, but the prices are much lower than A Tavola's - 6 dollars for a plain cheese pie, a buck a topping with a fairly good list of addons, and 8 dollar specialty pies. The use a fresh (uncooked) sauce - just crushed tomatoes and salt. Best topping is the roasted garlic cloves - you get chunks the size of grapes. Toppings are far more generously applied than at A Tavola. There is a real committment to quality here and it shows. Highly recommended.
No word on when Iron Skillet in Newtown will re-open after a kitchen fire a few days ago. I drove by and could barely tell there had been a fire at all, so hopefully they will reopen soon.
Sonny's Three Meat Burger moved out of the spot in Anderson and into Skytop Plaza in Mt Washington.
Lime Tacqueria in Covington's Mainstrasse has closed for good
Blue Smoke BBQ, which had occasionally (usually on Fridays) set up an outside stand at Findlay Market selling pulled pork sandwiches, now has an inside (permanent?) stall at Findlay Market next to the cookie guy, kinda in the middle. Have to get in there and try their stuff soon
I would like to hear from downtowners (Westsider? come in, Westsider?) about how the new Tom + Chee location seems to be doing at the old Tavola Calda location next to Subway on Walnut between 4th and 5th, and about Silver Ladle.