National Bobble Head Day!

Today is National Bobble Head Day! You've seen them. Oversized heads that bobble when vibrated. These silly figures have actually been around for a couple of centuries in one form or another but only became ubiquitous in the last several decades as plastic extrusion techniques improved. They are primarily associated with baseball collectors and giveaways … Continue reading National Bobble Head Day!

American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

During the holidays I visited relatives in Cincinnati and having some downtime I visited an attraction there for the first time. The American Sign Museum is a pretty cool place if rather small and crowded. They have collected and restored old signage with lots of nostalgic appeal (even a set of Burma Shave signs). Lots … Continue reading American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tired of Turkey? Come to Cincinnati Night at Edwards NYC for alternative!

Had enough of Thanksgiving leftovers?  You are in luck! In New York City you will find Edwards Restaurant serving Cincinnati favorites: Montgomery Inn Ribs, LaRosa's Pizza, Skyline Chili (cheese coneys and 4 ways), and Graeters' Ice Cream!  I have focused enough on them on this blog but if you are new here check out https://www.edwardsnyc.com/cincinnati-night/Continue reading Tired of Turkey? Come to Cincinnati Night at Edwards NYC for alternative!

National Scrapple Day – for me that means Goetta!

Today is National Scrapple Day.  Scrapple came to be when butchering communities sold off the valuable cuts of an animal and used the remaining parts with a filler like flour and cornmeal and added spices.  After letting the mixture solidify, they sliced it and fried it to create a nutritious and filling and delicious meal. … Continue reading National Scrapple Day – for me that means Goetta!

National Boston Cream Pie Day – an omen?

I do enjoy chocolate, but not those complicated desserts with six different types of chocolate all piled on each other.  The chocolate topping of a Boston Cream Pie nicely counterpoints the yellow butter cake and delicious creamy custard sandwiched between.  I really like Boston Cream Pie, even if it is more like a cake and … Continue reading National Boston Cream Pie Day – an omen?

National Pepperoni Pizza Day – my favorite

Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day and growing up in Cincinnati this means a LaRosa's Pepperoni Pizza.  Luckily this is actually available in New York City once each month at Edward's restaurant at 136 W. Broadway.  They also offer Skyline Chili, Montgomery Inn Ribs and Graeter's Ice Cream.  It happens on the last Monday of … Continue reading National Pepperoni Pizza Day – my favorite

National Chili Dog Day – or as I know it – Pass Me Another Cheese Coney

Today is National Chili Dog Day, or if you are from Cincinnati - National Cheese Coney Day.  Take a humble hot dog on a bun, add mustard, Cincinnati Chili, onions (optional) and mound it high with finely shredded mild cheddar cheese. Recently at the One Mile House Bar on Delancey Street here in New York … Continue reading National Chili Dog Day – or as I know it – Pass Me Another Cheese Coney

Seeing my hometown Cincinnati Reds play the New York Mets

Tonight we go to Citifield to see my Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets.  I know the modern argument that in professional sports you are really rooting for a uniform, not a team as the players are interchangeable, unlike the "old days."  Actually players were moved around in the old days but at … Continue reading Seeing my hometown Cincinnati Reds play the New York Mets