The Montgomery Inn dynasty is the stuff of great American success stories. The original began humbly in 1951, and now there are two other popular locations. Serving hungry fans from across the world for over 30 years, Montgomery Inn Boathouse (925 Riverside Dr., Downtown; 513-721-7427) helped to put Cincinnati dining on the map with its fall-off-the-bone ribs bathed in world-famous barbecue sauce. Alexis Gregory might be from the ribs king family, but her heart is loyal to her grandmother’s Greek cooking.
CityBeat: What was the last great meal you ate and where was it?
Alexis Gregory: Recently I coerced my yiayia (grandmother) into making pastitsio and dolmathes. Pastitsio is Greek lasagna with pasta, meat sauce and Bechamel. Dolmathes are made by stuffing grape leaves with rice and meat with a hint of lemon. When I do go out to eat, I like Nada and Primavista. I love any pasta from Primavista and especially love the Fettuccine con Aragosta. It’s lobster claw meat with a lobster cream sauce. Not good for the diet, but delicious.
CB: The Boathouse has a sports lounge. What’s going on there?
AG: Every Monday we have a Bengals wrap-up with Andy Furman (“Reds Talk” on 1160 AM) and Bengals players. Stop by the Boathouse to eat some world-famous ribs and to show your support for the 2011 Super Bowl Champs!