I switched continents on you. Sorry. I’m taking an indefinite break from teaching English and traveling and I have returned to the home of my youth. More to come on that, but first–Cincinnati.
I took advantage of my early days at home to tag along with my parents to visit my youngest brother who is a swimmer at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati is a nice place. It had beautiful fall-colored leaves, an active but relaxed downtown area and a charming river. But what I spent most of my time doing–other than watching sexy college boys swim–was eat.
Friday night we went to Dewey’s Pizza in Norwood. Definitely a popular place to be; we waited for a table for about thirty minutes. But the “Edgar Allen Poe” pizza was totally worth it. Garlic and olive oil, goat cheese, olives, tomatoes, and mushrooms. I had to stop the waitress from taking it away. Yup, I ate the whole thing.
Saturday night we went to the Precinct near Hyde Park, which was a bit more upscale steak joint–oh the wonders of parent travel… The food was wonderful to be sure. But what impressed me the most was the locale. It was a converted police precinct and everything in it looked old and fancy.
So since I’m a fan of food and a fan of the Xavier swim team, I’d call that a good weekend.
*Apologies for the terrible photo quality. Sigh.