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Friday, July 06, 2007

"High-end" Mexican food

So it seems we're getting another restaurant downtown. I love the name: Nada. But the food better be otherworldly good because the negative puns would be endless...

I hope that, in this case, "high-end Mexican" translates to authentic cuisine on pretty plates in an urbane space. It's too often that high-end is code for "mucho dinero y poca comida."

Whatever the case, it would be fabulous to have a Rick Bayless/Topolo-esque hot spot in Cincinnati. Gotta love a town where you can get a phoney coney (hold the hot dog) and langosta al ajillo, all within a few blocks.


at 10:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you that a restaurant the caliber of Rick Bayless' Topolobampo, or even Frontera Grill, would be wonderful and a real coup for Cincinnati. The Topolobampo menu is superb. Everything we've eaten there has been outstanding with flavors that cause you to sit up and take notice.

Rick Bayless has done and continues to do a wonderful job with his Mexican cooking informed by years of traveling, eating and researching in Mexico. He knows the cooking techniques and what the food is supposed to taste like. He is certainly the "go-to" person, and his restaurants the "go-to" places, for his extensive knowledge of Mexican cooking.

Our hope is that Nada will be a much more comelling restaurant than its name would imply to some.


at 11:03 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Well, I certainly can't wait. I love a downtown exudes a positive, electric appeal. Nothing cultivates that more than fine (and fun) dining. It's especially great to see an eclectic mix of options in a place that is not exactly know for being, well, eclectic. It's all very exciting and I look forward to seeing it, and downtown in general, succeed...

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