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Old 03-31-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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How about Ted's Steak House which I think was on 6th St. and Kluszewski's Steak House which, as I remember, was on Walnut?
Ca. mid-1960's, there was a "Jack & Klu's" steak place
on Central Parkway, maybe not too far from the
Frisch's and the old "Safety Lane" inspection station.
Opening steak houses seems to be a tradition among
retired Cincinnati Reds stars. Is Johnny Bench's place,
"The Precinct", still around?

On the topic of downtown restaurants of yore, how
about:
Bob Jones
The Tropical Orange Bar
Grammar's
The Wheel
Wigner's
Cricket's Tavern
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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I used to work across the street from Cricket's and I think we spent most Friday nights after work going there. It was fun The Precinct, wasnt' that off of Columbia Parkway?
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Grammer's just reopened with new owners. I haven't read any reviews or heard anything about it yet.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Ca. mid-1960's, there was a "Jack & Klu's" steak place
on Central Parkway, maybe not too far from the
Frisch's and the old "Safety Lane" inspection station.
Opening steak houses seems to be a tradition among
retired Cincinnati Reds stars. Is Johnny Bench's place,
"The Precinct", still around?

On the topic of downtown restaurants of yore, how
about:
Bob Jones
The Tropical Orange Bar
Grammar's
The Wheel
Wigner's
Cricket's Tavern
I remember all the names except for Wigners but can't place all of them.

I think the Orange Bar was on Government Square and the Wheel was on 6th. Wasn't Grammars in OTR? The Cricket, I think, was in the Cincinnatian Hotel building.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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prime and wine was next to the movie theater at northgate mall
TGIF took over this was many years ago
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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I think "Wiggins Tavern" was the place intended to be named, rather than "Wigner's." The Precinct has always been Jeff Ruby's place; Johnny Bench and other pro athletes were known to hang out there a lot, though. Bench's restaurant, "Home Plate," was on Colerain Ave near Northgate and didn't last all that many years. But The Precinct is still very much alive at Delta and Columbia Parkway.

Grammer's was bought from Jim Tarbell and crew by the "Jean Ro" restaurant group, which has been quoted as promising to bring it back to the way it was. It's on Walnut at 14th St, so all I can say is "good luck with that one." (I'm one of those with lingering skepticism as far as whether and how much OTR can be "turned around.")
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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The Precinct, wasnt' that off of Columbia Parkway?
Yes - I think it was on Delta, just off the Parkway, in what used to
be a precinct station. I would place it in the early 1980's - no idea
how long it survived.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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I think "Wiggins Tavern" was the place intended to be named, rather than "Wigner's."
Quite right - the memory is fading. Thanks for that one.

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The Precinct has always been Jeff Ruby's place; Johnny Bench and other pro athletes were known to hang out there a lot, though. Bench's restaurant, "Home Plate," was on Colerain Ave near Northgate and didn't last all that many years. But The Precinct is still very much alive at Delta and Columbia Parkway.
The one time I was there, I thought Mr. Bench was acting in some sort of
managerial capacity. Could the ownership have been syndicated?

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Grammer's was bought from Jim Tarbell and crew by the "Jean Ro" restaurant group, which has been quoted as promising to bring it back to the way it was. It's on Walnut at 14th St, so all I can say is "good luck with that one." (I'm one of those with lingering skepticism as far as whether and how much OTR can be "turned around.")
Tarbell - is that the guy who owned Arnold's back in the 1970's?
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Default Non-Comisar restaurants

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I remember all the names except for Wigners but can't place all of them.

I think the Orange Bar was on Government Square and the Wheel was on 6th. Wasn't Grammars in OTR? The Cricket, I think, was in the Cincinnatian Hotel building.
Goyguy more recently corrected the name to Wiggins (see above).

Crickets was in the old Cincinnatian Hotel. It had the same sort of Tudor
exterior as Wiggins.

Bob Jones was just south of Kidd's Booksellers, I think, not far from
The Wheel.

The Tropical Orange Bar was an odd mix of juice stand and chili parlor.
I thought it was at Sixth and Walnut, but could easily be mistaken.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:42 PM
 
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Goyguy more recently corrected the name to Wiggins (see above).

Crickets was in the old Cincinnatian Hotel. It had the same sort of Tudor
exterior as Wiggins.

Bob Jones was just south of Kidd's Booksellers, I think, not far from
The Wheel.

The Tropical Orange Bar was an odd mix of juice stand and chili parlor.
I thought it was at Sixth and Walnut, but could easily be mistaken.
Yeah.

Wasn't there also the Mills Restaurant underneath the DuBois Tower?

Of course, Podgy Y's was on Race next to the Cincinnnati Bell Building at 209 W 7th.

Remember Ewald's Pet Store at the corner of 7th and Elm? A couple of doors down from it (across from Shillito's) was Chili Town, and next to it was a restaurant that had been there for years. Can't remember the name.
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