I'm looking for a place in Cincinnati or the Middletown area to take my sister to lunch over Christmas holiday. She has no patience for pretense, chain-establishments, trendiness or rose-chintz tearooms. A great lunch counter or diner would be perfect.
Her 4 year old is suddenly only eating pirate food (which to him is fish and pineapple and pumpkin pie) so I'm going to try to get her out of the house on her own. The 8 year old wants to be a restaurant critic, researching "good places for dads to take their sons to eat".