“At the Diner with Dad” to be performed in Hood River, Oregon

My short play "At the Diner with Dad" will be performed at the Adult Center Theater in Hood River, Oregon over the next two weekends. Performances are scheduled for April 26-28 and May 5-8. It will be part of a program of four short play on the theme of "Parents and Their Adult Children." As … Continue reading “At the Diner with Dad” to be performed in Hood River, Oregon

Today is Opening Day of the Reds World Series 2019 Season. Really. I Mean It!

Today at 4:10 PM the first pitch is scheduled for for the Cincinnati Reds. Only one major league team still holds an opening day parade - The Cincinnati Reds. This is the 150th year anniversary of the first professional baseball team - The Cincinnati Reds. This is the last season that the best announcer in … Continue reading Today is Opening Day of the Reds World Series 2019 Season. Really. I Mean It!

The 2019 Baseball Season gets underway this week – Celebrate at Edwards in NYC

Finally, the 2019 Cincinnati Reds season begins this week. This is our year. The acquisition of Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and others; First year for coach David Bell; a new aggressive attitude all point to a positive outcome. But tonight I will clinch the deal to bring us luck for the season. I'll be stopping … Continue reading The 2019 Baseball Season gets underway this week – Celebrate at Edwards in NYC

National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!

Today is National Chili Day and most people assume that means sautéed meat, kidney beans and a rough tomato sauce. For me it means a delicious Mediterranean influenced smooth meat sauce spooned over spaghetti, topped by chopped raw onion, finely shredded Colby cheese and sprinkled with oyster crackers. For the uninitiated, this is Cincinnati Chili. … Continue reading National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!

Cincinnati Night at Edwards Restaurant in New York – Last Monday of every month!

Are you a Cincinnati ex-pat living in New York? On the last Monday of every month you will feel welcomed at Edward's at 136 West Broadway between 5 PM and 10:30 PM. Here you can order Montgomery Inn Ribs, Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizza, and Graeter's Ice Cream. A delicious taste of home (unfortunately Goetta is … Continue reading Cincinnati Night at Edwards Restaurant in New York – Last Monday of every month!

First Red Spring Training Game today (come see my show)

The Cincinnati Reds first Spring Training Game for the year we will win it all starts today in Arizona against the team we share a training stadium with, The Cleveland Indians. I know that Spring Training Games are mostly workouts intended to prepare us for the long season ahead but I still like to win … Continue reading First Red Spring Training Game today (come see my show)

Cincinnati Reds Pitchers and Catchers report for their ultimate championship season!

Since the day I was born (or maybe a few years later when I could actually form words and syllables) I have said that this was the year the Reds would take it all, another World Series win! I admit I've only been right a few times but this time I mean it. It is … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds Pitchers and Catchers report for their ultimate championship season!

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 because I often visit. See some of my delicious … 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