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Aqua might not be your thing then. I could be wrong but I do think it's mostly Asian seafood of sorts. Their website wasn't working when I tried to check it (www.aquacincy.com) but here's what the Enquirer had to say:

 

"Menu: Sushi plus Asian-European dishes like Kobe beef carpaccio with enoki mushrooms or sesame walleye with plums, leeks, tofu and lemongrass ginger broth. The menu changes frequently."

 

Even if you're not into having dinner you could go with your friends for drinks later in the evening.

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Yeah. I have a Japanese grandpa and I've stayed with him several summers and was forced to eat rice and seaweed, raw fish along with Miso soup for BREAKFAST. Almost everything they eat is either from the sea or contains tofu. No thanks. I love me some Chicken Teriyaki and noodles though. : D

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Aqua, has stuff besides seafood and sushi.  The time I went there I got a delicious pork dish.  I'm pretty sure they have beef and chicken meals too.  I higly recommend Aqua, the place is awesome.

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Club RED opens up in the old Red Cheetah location this Friday. Info below and DJ Kid Capri is spinning live.

 

DATE: Friday, May 4th, 2007.

TIME: Doors Open at 10 p.m.

LOCATION: Club Red (formerly Red Cheetah).

1133 Sycamore St.

Cincinnati, OH. 45210

PRICE: Pre-Sale Tickets | $10

VIP | $20

         

Call for Table & Bottle Reservations.

For Presale, VIP, & Table Reservations please feel free to contact vikas@splottykaeco.com OR kidlive@j-jproductions.com.

 

By phone: 513.884.5698 | 513.254.1249.

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Blue Wisp gets second wind

Four music lovers buy it from estate

BY STEPFANIE ROMINE | CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

November 9, 2007

 

DOWNTOWN - The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, a fixture on the Cincinnati music scene for more than three decades, is staying open and staying put, say its new owners.

 

A quartet of Cincinnati businessmen - who have known one another since their days at Walnut Hills High School - bought the club, at 318 E. Eighth St., downtown, for an undisclosed amount last week, after outbidding two other groups.

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Call for Table & Bottle Reservations.

For Presale, VIP, & Table Reservations please feel free to contact vikas@splottykaeco.com OR kidlive@j-jproductions.com.

 

 

Ugh. It's so annoying when you go to a meat market club and they run out of a good Dom Perignon vintage '85 rose magnum.

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Dude, you should really just go. Like, tonight. It's not like you need to know the secret code to get in.

 

 

I imagine they'll have that at Speakeasy.

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The reason I'm asking is we are trying to make plans for about 10-12 of us and I don't have time to go during the week.  Just want to get any kind of info before we actually all go Friday night.

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Blue Wisp headed up an octave

New owners want to make club an upscale destination

BY JANELLE GELFAND | CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

December 9, 2007

 

DOWNTOWN - It's 8:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and the Blue Wisp Jazz Club downtown is filled to near-capacity. The internationally known Blue Wisp Big Band is heating up the place as it has for nearly 28 years, with standards from Kurt Weill's "Speak Low" to Vince Guaraldi's "Christmastime Is Here."

 

"It's good vibes here," says Amanda Brackmann, 20, a University of Cincinnati student. "I think they're wonderful."

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"And there's no guarantee the jazz club will remain downtown. The sale was for the name, liquor license, piano, sound equipment and fixtures. The building's lease has expired, and the partners are in negotiations with landlord North American Properties."

 

 

I wouldn't mind seeing this move up to Main St. and start to get a real entertainment district solidified. It would be cool to have a Beal St. type vibe going on Main St. I was too young to see it when it was in its prime.

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I just want an entertainment district where people from all over say if your in Cincy you need to check out Main St.  - Something that will put entertainment here on the map. A diverse atmosphere that offers something to everyone.....

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The entertainment district belongs downtown on 4th or 7th.  Keep it close to Fountain Square but not too close.  Keeps the clubbers a couple of blocks from family friendly Fountain Square.  Would be a great mix and offering.  Let OTR evolve into a neighborhood with more businesses created for the residents.

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I know this is against the rules, but I'm actually okay with it not being downtown. I think it could do very well on the Ludlow strip or perhaps Northside. It could do fine in Mt. Adam's too, but yuck. Actually, I think a great place for would be in Walnut Hills near the Greenwich. Toledo's great Jazz bar for years and years was Rusty's and it was entirely out of the way in an industrial park in South Toledo. (for Cincinnatians that would equivalent to parts of Roselawn or Norwood).

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^^The problem with that is that any other district (outside of Downtown or OTR) is far too residential for that type of environment to evolve.  These existing districts are essentially maxed out with the number of establishments of this sort, imo.  Downtown is clearly more commercial than any part of OTR and thus would make logical sense for it to become the nightlife hotspot for Cincinnati.  However, OTR (in particular Main Street) offers that unique Cincinnati feel that can not be matched in other cities.  It also offers a more intimate setting for bar hopping and what not...and has a better potential for having a closed off street to vehicular traffic and open-container district.

 

Personally I'm torn, but in all honesty with the way things are heading right now I think we'll see which one the all mighty market ultimately is in favor of...Downtown or OTR/Main Street.  My bet is that Downtown will be the more rowdy nightclub and bar scene...while OTR/Main Street will continue its evolution into more of a art gallery, lounge (ie Mr. Pitifuls), and unique nightspot (ie Cue) destination.

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My thinking is why does Cincinnati need a single dedicated "entertainment district"?  Why not just think of the entire city as an entertainment district.  If things keep going the way they are going for downtown, having several small "pockets" of bars\clubs spread throughout the city will benefit the city.  It keeps people throughout the entire space of downtown and not just concentrated in one particular spot.  With having several different "hot spots" throughout the city, the need and use of a streetcar will be more disireable.  Also, when people are moving from one set of bars to another, they are more likely to stop at places in between to get food and what not.

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^Prepare to have you ass handed to you by the pro-district crowd.

 

The Blue Wisp was in O'Bryonville before it moved to Garfield Place.  I think it was where the Chateau Pomijie or however you spell it is now.  I saw an episode of WKRP when Johnny Fever reconnects with a daughter he had and there is a poster for the Blue Wisp in his apartment.

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I think that MT. Adams appeals to people because it has a party like atmosphere, and a concentrated mix of bars. People like the idea of all the bars being concentrated because like UncleRando said it creates the opportunity for bar hopping. I also really like the idea of closing off traffic for pedestrian circulation on Main St.

 

Although i am a huge fan of what is happening DT i think that OTR (Main St.) has what people are really looking for. It's unique in itself within the city and throughout the country. People will come to see this, but it needs more of a mix of environments. (some pubs, american bars, jazz clubs, dance clubs, and wouldn't an ale house be great?)

 

It is also attractive to bar owners because most of the buildings are easy to convert into bars because at one point may were bars and the rent or purchase price is much cheaper than in downtown. Really the only problem is the overall perception of OTR and Main St. in general. Hopefully this will be changing with the addition of the streetcar.

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My thinking is why does Cincinnati need a single dedicated "entertainment district"? 

 

Because people that visit and conventioneers like to stay close to their hotels.  Suburbanites like to be able to park the car (pay for parking once) and not touch it again until they leave.  City dwellers like to walk to the district and then walk home.  A entertainment district in downtown and not in OTR makes sense.  Downtown is statistically safer and the perception is better.  OTR should be left to grow organically as a neighborhood with businesses that cater to the residents that live there.  The focus lately in OTR has been on art and services which is perfect.

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I guess my thinking was bigger cities like Chicago, NYC, LA, etc...seem to have multiple entertainment areas throughout the entire city, not just one district or part of the city where everyone goes.  At least I think that's the case, I may be wrong?

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^ They are big enough to have several large entertainment districts.  If we could have several that size, it would be great - but right now just one that size is what we should be shooting for.

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I guess my thinking was bigger cities like Chicago, NYC, LA, etc...seem to have multiple entertainment areas throughout the entire city, not just one district or part of the city where everyone goes.  At least I think that's the case, I may be wrong?

 

No one is saying to close up the smaller districts of Northside, Mt Adams, Mt. Lookout, OTR & Mainstrasse.  I am just suggesting that new investment be focused in a Downtown district.  We will still have the fabric of those great neighborhoods to enjoy life.

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From my understanding the Banks will be an entertainment district. (Not solely but will have large amount of eateries and bars) People tend to gravitate towards things that are new (The Banks) - Cadillac Ranch is a perfect example of that.

 

Don't you think that the banks will hurt the chances of the CBD solidifying an entertainment district, where as OTR is far enough away where they can survive in co-existence?

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If they cap Ft. Washington way there is no reason why Fountain Square to the Banks can't be connected.  I already park under Fountain Square and walk to the ballparks.  It will be years though before we can enjoy anything on the Banks.

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Yes it will be interesting to see how the banks affects the rest of downtown.  I really think it would be great to just put as much residental living on the banks with a few non-chain bars\restaurants\entertainment places.  Kind of like the type you find in a typical neighborhood.

On the other hand, competition from the banks will be good for the rest of the "entertainment" areas of downtown.

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If they cap Ft. Washington way there is no reason why Fountain Square to the Banks can't be connected.  I already park under Fountain Square and walk to the ballparks.  It will be years though before we can enjoy anything on the Banks.

 

the cincinnati streetcar will connect the banks to all of downtown and over the rhine

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I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

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I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

 

What are you talking about?  the caps don't cover the streets!  Just FWW!

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I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

 

I'm guessing you're talking about when you're driving on FWW...I would say that it is actually cooler to tunnel underneath an urban core.

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I wonder about those caps on Ft. Washington way......I think they would be a great addition to lower downtown\banks.  But, also I think it will take away from people driving through Cincinnati because it's cool to drive past the stadiums and the front of downtown.

 

What are you talking about?  the caps don't cover the streets!  Just FWW!

 

Yes I was talking about FWW.....and yes I know the view from the highway is the last thing we should be worried about.  My point was that I know when I have had relatives\friends visit when I first moved here they made the comment about how "neat" it was to drive between the stadiums and downtown.

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