This is a somewhat delayed response to a columns of Larry’s and some related dialogue on the blogs. My curiosity was triggered by the contention that was floating in the blogosphere that there was “nowhere to eat late in downtown”. This isn’t a quote from Larry, but I think it’s a reasonable representation of some of the responses from others that were floating about on the blogs.
I know that when people say things like that, they don’t want to be negative. It’s just an indication that their efforts to have a good time have been frustrated. I wondered to what degree that the statement was true. So, with some help, I did some research and posted the results. In other words, making all those calls was too much work for me to keep the results to myself.
Basically, I’ve created a webpage entirely devoted to restaurants that are open late (after 10) and really late (midnight and later) in Downtown/CBD, Over-the-Rhine, and Mt. Adams, which are where most of the biggest arts performances in the metro area occur. What I found was that while we don’t have as many options as NYC (obviously), there were a few places that surprised me, and I think people would be interested in knowing about them.
The page is meant to be comprehensive, but I’d love to hear comments either on this blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m interested in hearing if you have new information, or if there is information that you need that would help make the experience of going to arts events more enjoyable. (I can’t promise that I will post it immediately. And I know from some comments on this blog that people really like regular updates. This is a side project to my regular projects at work, but I will certainly try to make the site as helpful as possible.
You can see the restaurants page at http://cincinnatiarts.com/eating_after_the_show. Let me know what you think. Be nice.
(Editor: We’ve added Cincinnati Arts – Dinner After the Show to our blogroll)