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Chic Spotlight: SENATE Restaurant's Lana Wright

Chic Spotlight: SENATE Restaurant's Lana Wright 
Gourmet hot dogs, mouth-watering fries — this local lady and her husband offer culinary temptations worth your indulgence. Learn more about her and one of the hottest new restaurants in town. 

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Cincy Chic
: You and your husband started SENATE Restaurant earlier this year, so what led the two of you to become culinary entrepreneurs?

 

SENATE Restaurant Co-Owner Lana Wright: My family has been in the industry my whole life, so growing up in it has been an influence. I've worked in restaurants since I was 16, doing everything from serving, bartending to management.

 

I moved to Chicago and met my husband, Dan, at Souk, where he was the executive chef. We moved back to work on opening SENATE about two years ago.

 

Cincy Chic: This is for our Splurge/Indulge issue, and with your upscale junk food offerings, your menu offers some delicious indulgences. What are some of your favorites?

 

Wright: My favorite has to be the truffle fries. I think I've had dreams about them. I also love the Chicago hotdog, and the mussels are delicious.

 

Cincy Chic: With all of the diets out there and the emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, why do you think it's important for people to splurge a little every once in a while?

 

Wright: I think it's important to eat healthy and take care of your body. I believe that people should eat whatever they want but with moderation. Sometimes it's OK to be naughty, and my husband has definitely put some guilty pleasures on our menu.

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Cincy Chic: What are some of your other taste-bud satiaters around town?

 

Wright: I honestly love to cook at home, but we do love the yellow curry at Mekong in Kenwood. Cincinnati also has some of the best Indian food around.

 

Cincy Chic: The restaurant industry aside, how do you have fun?

 

Wright: We love to hang out with family and our two Yorkies. Anything outside by a grill with some fabulous wine or beer with friends is always a good time.

 

Cincy Chic: What do you love most about Cincinnati?

 

Wright: I love the hills, and the architecture is beautiful, especially in Over the Rhine. This city has some amazing history.



PHOTO CREDITS
Photographer: Neysa Ruhl
Model: Lana Wright
Location: 
Lofts@4120

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