Now that we're home and back to a normal routine, which includes "eating out" I'll try to bring things "up to date". Places I have written about, recently, will only be listed with a comment. Anything really new will receive more attention.
"Cafe Mediterranean", Blue Ash, excellent Zucchini Pancake, new to the menu
"Maribelle's", new location, 3235 Madison Rd., Oakley (513) 321-9111. They have moved into the spot formerly occupied by "Hugo's" and have upgrade their "bar food" menu. Had an oyster salad, interesting but skimpy on the oysters( three small) and a grilled salmon on a bed of greens. Good but not outstanding.
"Abigail Street" 1214 Vine. In my opinion the best of the "hot new" spots in the Gateway District on Vine.
Small plates but interesting selections and excellent preperation. For 6 people, a few night ago, we divided 3 appitizers, a tangine of summer vegetables served on cous-cous, cold marinated and spiced vegies and English pea crostini. Four main courses, none exceedingly large, lamb sliders ( 2 orders), lamb shank, scallops( 1 order, not enough) and halibut. Dessert was deep fried donut rolls. A good wine list and most libations are available.
"Oriental Wok" Regency, they fixed a grilled whole bass which was "out of this world"
"The Rookwood" 1077 Celestial St, (HINT) oysters are either half priced or $1 each on Sunday night, to clear the inventory.
"The Precinct" There are several new menu items, which Marilyn and I each tried. She had wonderful Dover Sole and I chose the brasied short rib, served on Pappardelle
So now were up to date after our trip West, the World Choir Games and, of course, a stop at Camp Nebagamon.