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improbus
07-08-2008, 10:00 PM
I haven't lived in Cincy since '89. But, here is my list (that I can think of right now):

-Goetta
-Reds games within a 15 minute drive
-LaRosa's
-Hap's Pub
-Hills (I live in Columbus, the most uninteresting terrain on earth)
-Softball Parks with Bars where you can actually buy BEER!
-Stump's Bowling
-West-Siders...
-Family...

redsmetz
07-08-2008, 10:22 PM
It's ironic you should mention goetta. We were out in Jefferson City, MO visiting my wife's family and the morning we were leaving, I brought in the local paper for my in-laws and was surprised to open it up and see this picture. Apparently the family having the reunion had first settled in Ohio (per the story) before moving to mid-Missouri in the early 20th century.

http://images.townnews.com/newstribune.com/content/articles/2008/07/06/news_local/178local20reunion.jpg

WVRed
07-08-2008, 10:29 PM
-Hills (I live in Columbus, the most uninteresting terrain on earth)

http://www.hillsstores.com/Hills_department_store_sign.jpg

improbus
07-08-2008, 10:34 PM
http://www.hillsstores.com/Hills_department_store_sign.jpg

Thanks...:rolleyes:

KittyDuran
07-08-2008, 10:42 PM
:D Do you miss the hills or the mounts? And why are some called one or the other? :)

improbus
07-08-2008, 10:53 PM
:D Do you miss the hills or the mounts? And why are some called one or the other? :)

Well...if you really must know, there isn't really a hill in Cincy. Instead, they are all valleys leading down to the river that were carved out by the outwash of the glaciers...

As far as naming, who knows?

nineworldseries
07-08-2008, 11:08 PM
I, too, moved back here to Columbus after 5 years of living in Cincy.

My list:

-Reds games within a 5-minute drive (of course)
-Goetta
-Gold Star Chili
-Zip's burgers
-Dewey's Pizza
-Hofbrauhaus
-Everybody's Records
-Yottaquest (gaming store in Mt. Healthy)

redsmetz
07-08-2008, 11:44 PM
I, too, moved back here to Columbus after 5 years of living in Cincy.

My list:

-Reds games within a 5-minute drive (of course)
-Goetta
-Gold Star Chili <---- you meant to type Skyline Chili, right?
-Zip's burgers
-Dewey's Pizza
-Hofbrauhaus
-Everybody's Records
-Yottaquest (gaming store in Mt. Healthy)

KittyDuran
07-09-2008, 07:03 AM
I, too, moved back here to Columbus after 5 years of living in Cincy.

My list:

-Reds games within a 5-minute drive (of course)
-Goetta
-Skyline Chili
-Zip's burgers
-Dewey's Pizza
-Hofbrauhaus
-Everybody's Records
-Yottaquest (gaming store in Mt. Healthy)Changed that for you...:)

919191
07-09-2008, 09:13 AM
What is Goetta?

improbus
07-09-2008, 09:20 AM
What is Goetta?

Cheap sausage mixed with oats. It is an old Cincy-German dish that made the sausage last longer. It can be spicy or mild, like sausage, and makes a great meat substitute in just about any dish. I prefer mine mixed in with scrambled eggs (and an angioplasty on the side)

redsmetz
07-09-2008, 11:57 AM
Cheap sausage mixed with oats. It is an old Cincy-German dish that made the sausage last longer. It can be spicy or mild, like sausage, and makes a great meat substitute in just about any dish. I prefer mine mixed in with scrambled eggs (and an angioplasty on the side)

No, no - since oatmeal reduces cholesterol, I firmly believe that the ingredients balance each other out (my wife refuses to give an inch on this for me, but I'll stand by that belief!). BTW, you can get some good goetta at the restaurant with the best cheaper breakfast in town - the Blue Jay Restaurant on Hamilton Avenue in Northside: 2 eggs, toast, hash browns, and a meat (goetta) for just $5.00 plus tax.

improbus
07-09-2008, 12:02 PM
No, no - since oatmeal reduces cholesterol, I firmly believe that the ingredients balance each other out (my wife refuses to give an inch on this for me, but I'll stand by that belief!). BTW, you can get some good goetta at the restaurant with the best cheaper breakfast in town - the Blue Jay Restaurant on Hamilton Avenue in Northside: 2 eggs, toast, hash browns, and a meat (goetta) for just $5.00 plus tax.

You just let yourself believe that...

westofyou
07-09-2008, 12:24 PM
What is Goetta?

Scrapples brother.

redsmetz
07-09-2008, 12:34 PM
You just let yourself believe that...

I don't seriously believe that and I know I need to limit a food like this. I don't always do that, but I try to remember.

Dom Heffner
07-09-2008, 12:41 PM
I miss Skyline even though I have one within an hour from my house. Gold Star, too. I like 'em both.

From the old days: Daily Donuts on Beechmont/Salem and the Paul Dixon Show, even though I was just a little guy when it was on.

Softball in the Summer at a park near Mt. Carmel (I remember you had to turn off of 32 near the Roy Rogers there). Township Park, maybe? They had a grill and bar, I think. Township Tavern? Something like that.

Even though it was nothing special, I miss Beechmont Mall. The fountain in the middle was always fun to thrown coins in as a kid. Shillito's, Mabley and Carew, Super X Pharmacy, Woolworth's and the little diner next door there. I have no idea what that is there now, but it's not a mall.

The old Uno's there, too.

Mt. Washington Bakery had a butter crumb cake that was to die for.

Man, I could go and on. I might be back in this thread.

Highlifeman21
07-09-2008, 12:54 PM
Zip's
Knotty Pine on the Bayou
Nicholsons
Party Source
Blue Ash Chili
Red Squirrel
Aglamesis (sp?)
Graeters
Tellers
Lehr's
Camargo CC
Blue Ash Golf Course
The Links at Grand Victoria
Cherry Grove Lanes
that mini-golf place with the go-karts in eastgate that you can see next to 275
Chipotle
Taco Casa
Dilly Deli

---- just to name a few....

westofyou
07-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Dilly Deli

The Dilly Deli was a tad better when it was over in old Mariemont over by Harpers (IMO)... now it's too easy to find.

Dom Heffner
07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
Cherry Grove Lanes

That building has been everything since, hasn't it?

Unless I'm mistaken it was Ditto's, Shell's, laser tag.

BuckeyeRed27
07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
Graeter's
Montgomery Inn
Reds games (in person or TV)

But mostly Graeters (although for about $60 they will send it right to your door step)

RichRed
07-09-2008, 01:59 PM
Good baseball.

Somebody had to say it.

camisadelgolf
07-09-2008, 02:06 PM
And I want to clear something up (because I'm sick of people asking me about it) . . .

Germans do not eat goetta.

rotnoid
07-09-2008, 02:27 PM
That building has been everything since, hasn't it?

Unless I'm mistaken it was Ditto's, Shell's, laser tag.

It's some kind of pirate laser tag now. Just crazy. There's a new bowling alley out back though.

westofyou
07-09-2008, 02:42 PM
And I want to clear something up (because I'm sick of people asking me about it) . . .

Germans do not eat goetta.
The dish originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century. The word "Goetta" comes from the Low German word g&#246;tte.

Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.

Many peasant dishes are no longer eaten in the age of disposable protein, Goat Shin meat was a big seller in Italy at one time too.

texasdave
07-09-2008, 03:01 PM
The park in Mt. Healthy (across from Assumption). I spent a good portion of my summers there swimming, playing basketball and other assorted nocturnal adventures.
Worthmore's Mock Turtle soup.
The Golden Tee in (I believe) Sharonville.
NorthGate Mall.
King Kwik (and those horrible Kwik Brothers commercials)
Cincinnati Chili - any styling was fine by me.
LaRosa's (Pizzas or Baked Buddy sandwiches)
Cherry Freezes at the little ice cream place right outside Mt. Healthy park.- Cherry slush mixed with vanilla ice cream. Win, lose or draw after Little League baseball I was having me a cherry freeze. Yum.
Mt.Healthy Drive-In. I was the smallest kid in the gang so I was the one usually in the trunk. Hey, lemme out!
End-of-the-season high school basketball tournament at UC.
Hitchhiking. You don't see them much anymore. I usually to love to hitchhike. Me and my buddies decided to go somewhere just stick out your thumb. Some excellent and a couple scare times for sure.
Joanie Lee S. - 'nuf said.
Oh yeah, beating Moeller or Elder at anything!

PS Goetta made me gag. There wasn't enough ketchup or syrup in the world that could help me to choke that down.

RedsFan75
07-09-2008, 03:43 PM
Blue Ash Chili, and what was that bakery/restaurant up the street from it that place was great.
Gold Star
Graeters
LaRosa's
Easily going to Reds Games
River Bend, the Starlite, Coney Island, the Sunpool, etc.. from that area of the River
Too much to name...

Darn this thread!!!
(Anyone got any programming openings there)

camisadelgolf
07-09-2008, 03:47 PM
Blue Ash Chili, and what was that bakery/restaurant up the street from it that place was great.
Gold Star
Graeters
LaRosa's
Easily going to Reds Games
River Bend, the Starlite, Coney Island, the Sunpool, etc.. from that area of the River
Too much to name...

Darn this thread!!!
(Anyone got any programming openings there)

Servatii's, right? When I was in high school (almost ten years ago), that was where all the hot girls worked.

Highlifeman21
07-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Servatii's, right? When I was in high school (almost ten years ago), that was where all the hot girls worked.

Servatti's is still there. Pricey, but I'd say worth it.

I also miss The Back Porch out in TriCounty @ 747 & Mulhauser. The DA Burger is my 2nd favorite burger in Cincinnati behind Zip's.

RedsFan75
07-09-2008, 06:55 PM
Servantti's, that's it! Great stuff!

Yachtzee
07-09-2008, 08:34 PM
And I want to clear something up (because I'm sick of people asking me about it) . . .

Germans do not eat goetta.

They eat a lot of other stuff that makes goetta seem like haute cuisine though. Ever try Beuschl? How about Schmalzbrot? I've always been under the belief that goetta was concocted by German settlers to resemble something similar from the homeland, but with American ingredients. Kind of like how Irish Americans substituted corned beef for the Irish back bacon they couldn't find here in the US.

Spring~Fields
07-09-2008, 08:51 PM
Old Coney Island and the feelings that it brought as a child.

camisadelgolf
07-09-2008, 08:58 PM
They eat a lot of other stuff that makes goetta seem like haute cuisine though. Ever try Beuschl? How about Schmalzbrot? I've always been under the belief that goetta was concocted by German settlers to resemble something similar from the homeland, but with American ingredients. Kind of like how Irish Americans substituted corned beef for the Irish back bacon they couldn't find here in the US.

I haven't had Beuschl yet, but I've had plenty of Schmalzbrot.

And you're pretty much right about goetta.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetta

paintmered
07-10-2008, 12:28 AM
Servantti's, that's it! Great stuff!

Oh how I miss Pretzel Tuesdays. :(

WebScorpion
07-10-2008, 02:49 AM
Skyline and/or Gold Star cheese coneys
UDF Chocolate Malts
Schoenling Little Kings
Reds baseball...not just watching it, but talking about it with everyone and their fathers, brothers, and uncles.
Labor Day fireworks by the river at the end of a great summer.
My Mum & Da (God rest their souls)

Dom Heffner
07-10-2008, 03:22 PM
King Kwik (and those horrible Kwik Brothers commercials)


Someone had to explain to me that there was only one Kwik brother.

redsmetz
07-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Skyline and/or Gold Star cheese coneys
UDF Chocolate Malts
Schoenling Little Kings
Reds baseball...not just watching it, but talking about it with everyone and their fathers, brothers, and uncles.
Labor Day fireworks by the river at the end of a great summer.
My Mum & Da (God rest their souls)

Red one: Didn't you have any womenfolk in your family to yack about baseball with?

Blue one: Sorry about your folks. I attended the funeral of my late brother's father-in-law. My brother died six year ago and as I watched my sister-in-law walk down the aisle with her family, I was got off guard by the sadness I had about my brother being gone. That hadn't hit me in a while. Think I'll find some time for me and his son to head out to Gate of Heaven and say "hey".

Yachtzee
07-10-2008, 10:18 PM
I haven't had Beuschl yet, but I've had plenty of Schmalzbrot.

And you're pretty much right about goetta.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetta

I managed to avoid Beuschl, being that the main ingredient is calves' lungs. A nickname for cigarette in Austria is Beuschlreisser - "Lung ripper." I could use a beer vending machine right about now, though.

What I miss is actually not about Cincinnati per se, but I associate it with Cincinnati. I miss going down to my grandparents' house in Troy, picking up a pizza from Ording's Party Center, drawing a beer from the tap of my grandfather's "beermeister" and listening to Reds baseball and debating the world's problems until 3 am. I often sit at the kitchen table with my Grandpa Frank and discuss the Reds or the music of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht or any other number of topics. He would pull out a jar of homemade pickles, which he made hot, throwing garlic and chilis in to give them a kick. The beer would always be a Cincinnati brand, like Moerlein, Hudepohl, Oldenburg or Little Kings. If the whole family was over, my grandmother might make an angel food cake or a custard pie.

In the Cincinnati area, I've enjoyed taking trips to Jungle Jim's and, when I was a kid, my cousin and I would go to the batting cages over at Joe Nuxhall's in Fairfield. And I wish I would have made better use of my time when I visited my great grandmother on Beacon St. I have so many questions now that I would have loved to ask her.

WebScorpion
07-11-2008, 11:39 AM
Red one: Didn't you have any womenfolk in your family to yack about baseball with?

Blue one: Sorry about your folks. I attended the funeral of my late brother's father-in-law. My brother died six year ago and as I watched my sister-in-law walk down the aisle with her family, I was got off guard by the sadness I had about my brother being gone. That hadn't hit me in a while. Think I'll find some time for me and his son to head out to Gate of Heaven and say "hey".

The only woman I ever knew who liked to watch baseball was my mother, and being from England, she didn't really know how to play the game...I remember explaining strikes, balls, outs, and the four bases to her during the '75 post season. If I had ever met a girl like Creek, Kitty, or the TeamGirls when I was growing up, I probably would have proposed to her on the spot. It wasn't until RedsZone that I realized there were women who liked Reds' baseball. Of course, My 3 daughters ALL love Reds baseball!

Thanks. My condolences on your brother's passing. My mother died of ovarian cancer (not a good way to go) Dec 23, 2006 and my father died of a broken heart (heart attack after being hospitalized for a stroke) Feb 23, 2007...exactly 2 months later. Odd. They did a wonderful thing, though. Their dying wish was to be cremated and have their ashes spread where they met in Cromer, England...a little town on the North Sea. They left an insurance policy which paid each of us (my brother, sister, and me) enough to pay for about a two week trip to England. So we arranged everything and all met up in Cincy for cheese coneys and then flew to England. The ensuing days of touring the places where my mother grew up and where they met and frolicked as young adults with her sisters and our cousins and meeting people who knew them when they were young was absolutely priceless. It was something shared by just my brother, sister, and me (we each went without our spouses and children) that brought us closer to each other and taught us many things we didn't know about our parents. The stories were heart warming and enlightening and I'll never forget the sight of my parents' ashes swirling in the wind and intermingling on their way to the sea. It provided us closure and adventure, brought us closer together, and introduced us to people who are very much a part of us even though we had never met them. It was just another of the many truly meaningful gifts our parents gave to us in our lives. I can only hope to do something that perfect for my children.

Sorry for going waaaay off topic, but I got started and just couldn't stop. Thanks for indulging me. :)

RichRed
07-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Great story, WebScorpion. What a wonderful gift your parents left you.

OldRightHander
07-11-2008, 12:50 PM
I guess I'm qualified to post here since I live in Cincinnati but spend so much time away. The main thing I miss when on the road is being able to sit down and watch the games. When I'm home I schedule everything around watching a game or two while I'm there.

Other things I miss.

1. I had a great aunt who never married. In the 90s we used to live about three miles apart and I spent quite a few afternoons at her house sharing a coke and listening to her stories about the depression and life during WWII, especially how she felt when her brother came home after the war safe and sound. She was also an avid Reds fan and a golfer. In the summers we would talk a lot about the Reds and about our golf games. She was still playing in her late 80s. She passed in '98. I miss those conversations.

2. Marty and Joe. Also being able to turn down the tv and turn up the radio and the two would be somewhat in sync. I never realized how much Joe meant to the broadcast until he stepped down and did fewer games. I think he was a good influence on Marty, who was a better announcer when he was with Joe.

3. The skywalk downtown and all the shops and restaurants that used to be on it. One such place was a little bar called Scully's that had really good burgers. I used to go there for lunch when I worked downtown, at least until they did away with a lot of the smaller businesses in favor of the large department stores.

4. Seeing the CG&E train display as a kid. I know it's still there in the same place it's always been, but going downtown to see the Christmas decorations as a kid was downright magical. I think it loses something when you get older.

5. All the radio stations being different. @#&#37;$ Clear Channel. Being able to get good jazz on the radio, WNOP and WVXU back when they played it.

6. When I'm on the road I think I want a UDF milkshake, but when I get home I rarely get one. I think there's something about knowing that I could get one if I wanted to that is comforting.

7. When on the road I always miss Jungle Jim's. I live ten minutes from there. We buy most of our food there and when I'm out it seems I can never find some of the things I get there, like cheap mangoes. They're so expensive everyplace else, except Texas.

8. Winning baseball

9. Sports coverage in the Post.

10. Canoeing and fishing with Thadd. He was a friend for several years and the best man in my wedding. I have a canoe. He had fishing poles. Darn near every weekend we would be at some lake fishing out of my canoe, playing golf, or attending a Reds game. Strangely enough, he just dropped off the face of the earth about three years ago. Phone was disconnected, apartment was empty, other people who knew him haven't seen him, etc. I was thinking about him this past weekend when I took my canoe over to Winton Woods lake and just paddled around by myself.

*BaseClogger*
07-11-2008, 11:23 PM
lightning bugs (at least that's what I called them when I was little)

SunDeck
07-15-2008, 05:41 PM
What is Goetta?

Goetta- it's a funny thing. We have a family recipe for it, but my own relatives in Germany have never heard of the stuff. Basically, it's oats, onions, ground pork and ground beef. Our family recipe includes cloves, which makes it taste quite a bit different than what you'll get from Glier's or any of the dozens of butcher shops in town that make their own.

Anyway, about it's origins. Goetta is an evolved form of the low German word for grains and meat (götte). However, as I said, Germans don't eat the stuff. My own theory is that Goetta is actually a twist on Irish Pudding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_pudding), made by German housewives for their Irish immigrant husbands in Cincinnati. I have tasted White Irish Pudding and it tastes an awful lot like Avril's or Humbert's Goetta. That certainly would explain a lot about our own recipe- my Cincinnati ancestors are German/Irish.


What do I miss about Cincinnati?

Knowing everyone
I grew up on the West Side and making friends was never an issue. And if you needed a plumber, you could always use the grapevine to find someone reliable. Or a mechanic, or a carpenter. I need something done now and I feel like I am at the mercy of crooks.

Family
Not only did I know everyone, I think I was related to half of them. And we all pretty much got along and hung out together. The only question about what to do on the weekend was "which relative should we invite over?" Invariably it would be many of them.

Church Festivals
I spent two summers delivering Edelmann's brats and metts to church festivals. I was treated like a conquering hero, only surpassed in importance by the guy with the Hudepohl truck.

High Quality Softball
The game just doesn't exist anywhere else like it does in Cincinnati.

Childhood
I grew up playing baseball at Boldface Park, going to the Fire Department Fish Fry in the Del Fair parking lot and the July 4th festival at Delhi Park. I knew all my cousins and second cousins and great aunts and uncles. I got spanked by a neighbor down the street for being a smart alec and that was just fine by my mom. I rode my bike everywhere. And I went to Reds games. Lots and lots of Reds games. I dreamed about playing baseball every night. In the seventies, there was not a better place on earth for a scrawny baseball rat to be than Cincinnati.


Marty and Joe
Sitting on the back porch at our house with my dad (drinking a 14K) on a hot as hell Saturday afternoon, listening to Marty and Joe.