Category: Cincinnati

  • Sweet

    Mom as earplugs Concert last night was up and down pretty dang fantastic. Weather cooperated with the air was perfectly autumn. Bands sounded bang on with big juicy sets. Friends and folks galore, many I hadn’t seen in months and some I felt supremely lucky to meet for the first time. (Including the little fella […]

  • Images from the festival

    1st ever (I think) Cincinnati T-Shirt Festival So that was fun. Hot — but fun. We got to the square just as the sun started to beat down. Luckily there was a breeze and a crowd. Lots of WOXY fans stopped by our tent. So many we ran out of shirts. (We’ll remedy that problem […]

  • here and there

    All I wanted was a Pepsi, and she wouldn’t give it to me. Just a Pepsi. (Not really, but it’s a reference to a lyric I can’t shake from time to time.) Left work an hour early as there was a Fender amp emergency in Cincinnati. I went down with Tom and, crisis averted, we […]

  • Cincinnati becomes a destination city

    IKEA, OH It seemed most everyone I know was giddy about the new IKEA going up in West Chester. Only the Cincinnati Reds could garner more opening day fanfare. I’ve never owned any of this cheap flat pack furniture from Sweden (aside from bulk bags of tea lights), but as one who hopes to become […]

  • perspective

    Best viewed super-duper big: 3000 pixels wide Saturday the sun was shining, clouds filled the blue sky, and though I had work to do, I carved out a slice of the afternoon to just be out and about. After a much needed haircut down in Kentucky, I looped through Cincinnati before heading home. The light […]

  • Nada

    Inside the new restaurant down by the Aronoff Center Caught The Drowsy Chaperone on Tuesday night. Dan’s playing trumpet down in the pit. Slipped over to the new restaurant by Chef David Falk (of BOCA) next to the theater—a joint called NADA serving Mexican fare. The interior is swank, but there’s a casual vibe to […]

  • Light the Square

    Tyler Davidson Fountain (wiki) Friday night we bundled up and headed to Fountain Square to see ’em flip the switch on the Christmas Tree lights. This was my first visit since the square was redesigned, and it might not have been the best way to experience the public space. It was packed and dark. And […]

  • The Ascent

    Covington, KY Though I can’t find verification, I always chuckle at what many think is a quote from Mark Twain: When the world ends, I would like to be in Cincinnati, because it’s always 20 years behind the times. Sometimes I’ve heard it as 10 years behind, but It’s funny either way. I spent all […]

  • in my mom’s garden

    fluttering around Drove down to Cincinnati yesterday. Quick dinner with Ma then it was off to Miltons Tavern to watch the fireworks on TV. Good times. Current music: Beastie Boys “Suco De Tangerina”

  • Goettafest

    The goetta ring toss After the movie, a group of fellas trudged through the intense heat of the night to check out the mini Goettafest in Newport, KY. Not familiar with goetta? It’s meat and oats rolled up like sausage and you’ll find its a staple of Cincinnati area cuisine—particularly greasy spoons. Wikipedia has a […]