by Jac Kern
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Famous non-Cincinnatian tries local food, does not hate it
foods are often the butt of jokes when non-Midwesterners try them for the first
time. I mean, who could forget Deadspin's assault on Cincinnati chili
or West Coasters' reactions
to goetta? But when celebrity chef Alton Brown came to Cincinnati for his live
show Saturday, he arrived with an open mind and empty belly. Brown sampled some
of the area's best coffee shops, restaurants and treats — and he had a lot of
good things to say.
The Good Eats star got caffeinated at Over-the-Rhine's Coffee Emporium and Collective Espresso,
both of which he gave rave reviews, and breakfast from Oakley's Sleepy Bee
Cafe, where he tried goetta for the first time. For lunch, he chowed down on
comfort food from The Eagle OTR (he enjoyed their quarter dark-meat chicken)
and Eli's Barbeque, where he finally got his hot dog fix.
mentioned previously that I’m a hot dog fan and while I’ve been to many places
on this leg of the tour, I haven’t really satisfied my hot dog craving,” Brown
says in his blog. “Well, consider that done now.”
Brown indulged his sweet tooth at Holtman’s Donuts (calling them “the best doughnuts the country has to
offer”), Graeter’s, Aglamesis Bros. and Patty’s Old Fashioned Popcorn in Hyde
came the crown jewel of Queen City grub: Skyline Chili. Brown tried a coney and
a three-way and totally didn’t freak out about it.
“I get the
cult following,” he says.
all of Brown’s local culinary adventures — and see his photos — here.
Full Art Spectrum strives to demolish barriers between disciplines
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Full Art Spectrum wants to bring mash-up techniques to the fine arts. This Friday at the Downtown Coffee Emporium the group will hold its first public event in which musicians and writers respond to visual arts on display there. There will be three paintings, each the product of three artists who are members of Full Art Spectrum. The artists worked individually — the first painting a layer, followed by the second, then the third — with sometimes-surprising results.
All the details for getting around MPMF.09
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
MidPoint offers 270 acts on 23 stages in three districts (downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Newport) over three nights. Here's the lowdown on wristband and transportation.