Get Your Goetta Game On

Get Your Goetta Game On
Eckerlin’s secret recipe contains pork shoulder and beef chuck. No hearts here.

Photograph by Ryan Kurtz

Nobody’s questioning our ubiquitous chili, but goetta is a solid runner up for the official foodstuff of the 513 and 859. Most fans are familiar with the pin-head oat and sausage breakfast scrapple courtesy of Covington-based Glier’s, although several butchers sell their own blends (Avril’s, Eckerlin’s, and Stehlin’s just to name a few). In honor of the legions of All-Star Game visitors who will descend upon the city this month, a handful of restaurants will feature goetta specials from July 11 to 14.

Mike Florea
Maribelle’s Eat + Drink
An Ohio hot brown composed of housemade (head and trotter) goetta with cherry tomatoes, maple-whipped fromage blanc, crispy chicken skin, and shaved turnip. 3235 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 321-9111,

Julie Francis
An Eckerlin’s goetta burger with house made chow-chow and pickles, Korean red chili aioli, and a fried farm egg served on a Blue Oven English muffin. 1000 Delta Ave., Mt. Lookout, (513) 929-0525,

Andrew Mersmann
Django Western Taco  
Tacos with crispy bacon and goetta, romaine, tomatoes, and chipotle aioli. 4046 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 542-3664,

Jose Salazar
Crisped housemade goetta with pickled ramps, pluots, young lettuces, a foie gras emulsion, and pistachio pesto. 1401 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 621-7000,

Dan Wright
The infamous “Goetta Superstar” hot dog with country gravy, arugula, and a poached egg on a brioche bun. 1212 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 421-2020,


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