Sunday, February 24, 2013

urban renewal

Having lived near the Queen City for 40 years, I would never have guessed that the upper reaches of Vine & Main Streets would reclaim their past glory.  Well, I was wrong.  As if a door was opened & then kicked off its hinges, new shops and restaurants are working their way deep into Over the Rhine.  Young, energetic owners & customers seem very serious about making the rebirth of this old, German neighborhood stick this time (after years of false starts).  Daniel Wright is one of those folks.  Head chef of side by side eateries, The Senate & Abigail Street, he serves up Mediterranean wine bar and Chicago ball park.  Sound odd?  Well, not to the eclectic crowd who now call Vine & Main their entertainment home.  So, if it's grilled octopus, ahi tuna, trailer park hotdogs or just a micro brewed draft you want - take a trip back to old Cincinnati, all dressed up in new clothes.