Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cincinnati Cuisine

So this is where we ate while in Cincinnati. Ribs. Chicken. Sides included an large salad with excellent 'Blue Cheese' dressing. Volcano sundaes offered for dessert, but no takers.

The Montgomery Inn is decorated with sports memoribilia, with an emphasis on signed baseballs, and given the location, special homage to the Big Red Machine.

While some claim these to be The Greatest Ribs in the U.S., other noted authorities have differing opinions about where it is best to dine. At this point, I don't have enough information to reach a definitive conclusion, so research must continue.

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert, so we were directed to Graeter's for ice cream. Again, additional investigation is warranted, for scientific purposes.

Finally, our hosts insisted that our culinary expedition continue at lunch, and served us Skyline Chili Dogs. Interesting. The chili tastes somewhat sweet, seasoned with cinnamon, chocolate and cumin. The sausage represented something of a disappoinment, especially when compared with what is generally considered to be the apex of this gourmet specialty. Experts agree. While Pink's uses Hoffy's dogs, they are not still not in the same league as those that must meet more stringent standards. And, some might argue that those are not in the same class as the famous Dodger Dog, which are the eastern-most in quality, and the western-most in flavor.

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