Goats pulling kegs of beer through the historic streets of Over-the-Rhine. Snowmen burning in the night. Sausage Queens balancing plates of brats on their heads as they do the splits. This is a snapshot of the gonzo world of Bockfest.
Behind the counter at Porter’s Pinball Parlor on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, proprietor Brian Porter has erected a shrine of sorts, a series of questions and answers noting important moments in pinball history.
Bar or restaurant? When you’re unsure, it’s time to consult the golden ratio: kids at tables to grizzled old guys hunched over the bar. On a recent Saturday mid-afternoon visit to Chicken on the Run, the ratio was 6:5.
As the popularity of Mexican food has grown around Cincinnati, we’re starting to see menus with more traditional dishes and even some downright creativity that’s born of Mexican (rather than culinary school) sensibility.