I have a challenge that must be classified as "Top Priority" for all serious eaters in The Queen City.
I am looking to build a definitive list of places in Cincinnati (Northern Kentucky) that speak to the culture of the region. I am looking for more than just good lunch places, here (no Chipotle please).
So, here's the pitch; Recommend to me places that represent the city and it's history. A little idea of why wouldn't hurt either, I'm sure. Loyal Cafe, Hofbrau, Arnold's, Camp Washington Chili...let's go.
I am especially interested in West Side recs; German Bars, Music halls, cafes, things of that nature.
Also welcome are recs for good goetta, chili, etc.
In sum; fire away. What is the BEST that the city has to offer?
Eagerly look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to email if you feel that this is a conversation that might be better off the page.