After 123 burgers, epic levels of face-stuffing, and a few bouts of the meat sweats, our intrepid eaters narrowed the field to the top 45. Only one (very big) question remains: Which one will you try first?
Here’s the lay of the somewhat centrally-divided land: the places to go, the people to see, the customs, traditions, and tribal rites to be aware of when you cross the line. Don’t worry: Your side is still totally the best side.
At age 5, she told her parents that a beagle was speaking her name. Puzzled, they listened closer and discovered it was. Now she’s 20, and more and more people are talking about this unpredictable, tenacious, refreshingly unscripted soccer player.
A partial audience shot for one of the shows. Ticket demand was so high for Cincinnati, that the TC tour added an extra show to both the Hebron and Hyde Park locations for a total of eight over two days.
Another partial audience shot. The tent seats approximately 100, with standing room only for another 100-plus around the perimeter. According to Fred, master of ceremonies (and marketing director for NBC Universal), Cincinnati's audience numbers were the largest for the TC tour thus far.
Lamb was the protein chosen by Cincinnati fans on the TC tour's Facebook page. Chef Richard Blais chose a cross cut of lamb leg, "fast slow-cooked" it, and perched it atop a smooth turnip puree partnered with pickled radishes and turnip greens.
Another first for the tour, no other city had chosen lamb as the protein (let's see how they feel about goetta next time around). Chef Eli Kirshtein served lamb sausage with pea puree, spring onion, fennel, and pecorino romano, and finished it with a drizzle of white truffle oil.
Reading programs abound in summer (The Cincinnati Public Library and Joseph-Beth Booksellers are two terrific options) but even the most ardent young readers need a push in June, July and August. In this entirely unscientific poll of area bookworms aged 9-12, we’ve curated a literary menu for all palates.