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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I lived in Clifton 1990-1995, but I realize a lot has changed. I may be there Saturday, and need a place within walking distance of the University to plant myself in the evening while awaiting a ride with a friend. (I know the Corryville strip is much changed--and not for the better--since my days of frequenting Short Vine.)

I'm thinking of a place where I can eat, but not be hurriedly shooed out after I am finished, and where I can order drinks (non-alcoholic) and small snacks while reading or writing in my journal, etc.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I lived in Clifton 1990-1995, but I realize a lot has changed. I may be there Saturday, and need a place within walking distance of the University to plant myself in the evening while awaiting a ride with a friend. (I know the Corryville strip is much changed--and not for the better--since my days of frequenting Short Vine.)

I'm thinking of a place where I can eat, but not be hurriedly shooed out after I am finished, and where I can order drinks (non-alcoholic) and small snacks while reading or writing in my journal, etc.
There's a Starbucks on McMillan near West Clifton.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: OH
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I lived in Clifton 1990-1995, but I realize a lot has changed. I may be there Saturday, and need a place within walking distance of the University to plant myself in the evening while awaiting a ride with a friend. (I know the Corryville strip is much changed--and not for the better--since my days of frequenting Short Vine.)

I'm thinking of a place where I can eat, but not be hurriedly shooed out after I am finished, and where I can order drinks (non-alcoholic) and small snacks while reading or writing in my journal, etc.
Chipotle and Jimmy John's are right next to DuBois Bookstore. Both would allow you to see the street from inside so your friend can pull up curb side. Food is good... and cheap.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Martino's on Vine is still there. They're a sports bar first and foremost (never mind that the proprietors are Pittsburgh fans. ) But there's little to no pressure to order alcoholic beverages nonetheless. They strive to be family-friendly so as to draw in the relatives - including younger siblings - of UC students. Relative to many bars a higher proportion of the space is taken up by tables rather than by the bar itself. I doubt a single eyebrow would be raised if the OP set up shop by a window and ordered, say, mozzarella sticks and a Pepsi. They serve plenty of appetizers + salads in addition to the predictable fare of "generic" Italian dishes + sandwiches + bar food. My visits there have always been unhurried, and attended to by jovial staff. The other folks of all ages have appeared happy too.
Short Vine has definitely skidded way into sketchy. Even Metro bus routes forsake it in favor of Jefferson Ave now. But since Martino's is fronted by picture windows it should be easy enough for your friend to roll up and call you outside with headlight flashes and a wave.
I've not had a chance to check out Adriatico's since their big relocation to East McMillan, but their atmosphere might be casual enough to allow for paying customers who want to linger.
Also - depending on which side of campus would be more convenient - those classic standbys Skyline Chili and Graeter's have never moved from their perches along Ludlow.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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If you don't mind the walk I would say go to Skyline on Ludlow and then hop across the street to Arlin's for a drink.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Maybe Adrioticos?
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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If you don't mind the walk I would say go to Skyline on Ludlow and then hop across the street to Arlin's for a drink.
Only problem with that plan is, the OP specified "non-alcoholic." From my experience with Arlin's I'd only go back there if it WERE for some boozing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Only problem with that plan is, the OP specified "non-alcoholic." From my experience with Arlin's I'd only go back there if it WERE for some boozing.
Arlin's does have food though. But, I'm on the same page. I only go there for drinks.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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For the chance to use the word "execrable" today, I'll use it to describe the eats at Arlin's.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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For the chance to use the word "execrable" today, I'll use it to describe the eats at Arlin's.
I appreciate the warning!
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