McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish was born in Cincinnati. Don’t mess with it.

February 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Posted in fish, Food | 1 Comment
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I chose to sit out the great chicken sandwich wars last fall. It was not our fight. Not our lane.

Filet-O-Fish sandwich

But I’m all in for the Great Fish Sandwich War of 2020. This is different. Our dignity is at stake. Arby’s, the roast beef sandwich place, has used social media and TV ads to question our very legitimacy by picking a fight with McDonald’s over its legendary Filet-O-Fish sandwich.

Arby’s is trolling McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. Pictures of badly made Filet-O-Fish sandwiches fill its Twitter feed. In a YouTube ad, Arby’s pokes fun, “Stop eating Filet-O-Fishes. Eat Arby’s Crispy Fishes.” Arby’s says it is offering bigger sandwiches at a lower price, but for a limited time.

This is heresy.

The McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich is a native Cincinnatian, born in 1962 at 5425 West North Bend Road, the brainchild of one of the first McDonald’s franchisees, Lou Groen. The humble little sandwich is right up there with Benadryl, the Easy-Bake Oven, Play-Doh and Pampers as great inventions from Cincinnati……………………………..

  • Click the link below to read the full article from the Cincinnati Enquirer

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/columnists/2020/02/19/mcdonalds-filet-o-fish-born-cincinnati-dont-mess-it/4795004002/

Grab a spork. 90+ fish fries to try in Cincinnati area – Cincinnati Enquirer

February 21, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Posted in cooking, fish, Food | Leave a comment
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Fried fish is a popular dish in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Most Catholic churches in the Cincinnati area hold at least one fish fry during the Lenten season; the majority hold them weekly. Parishioners and public alike can socialize and fellowship together, and funds raised help charitable causes. Some other groups and businesses also hold fish fries during Lent.

We’ve gathered a list of local fish fries during the season, including Ash Wednesday………….
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2020/02/19/find-fish-fry-near-you-cincinnati-area-2020/4644323002/

 

Cincinnati area has to be the Nation’s leader in Festivals during the Summer and Fish Fries in the late Winter! There are Fish Fries going on all over our area for Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Good Friday. Click the link above to see them all, from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

 

It’s all about the Chili in Cincinnati………..

November 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Posted in chili | Leave a comment
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Very good article in the Sunday Edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the entire article. It’s Chili Time!

 

It came in at No. 52 on Deadspin’s ranked list of foods by state. (51 was being hit by a car.) The New York Times was horrified by it. A lot of people who aren’t from Cincinnati –food bloggers, commentators, Yelpers from out of town – don’t like Cincinnati chili. Some of them can be condescending, dismissive and downright mean.

And we don’t care! Although Cincinnati basks in positive attention like being seventh best place for recent college grads, we don’t give a single coney with mustard what they say about our chili. That brick-colored splash that won’t come out of your blouse? That’s a badge of honor. It declares membership in an exclusive club.

Exclusive because Cincinnati is not blind to the weirdness of our chili. It’s not obvious like Buffalo wings or New Orleans gumbo. Anyone can like those! But if anyone can join, it’s not a club. Three-ways, tiny coneys, four-way with onion? Those you have to be born to love or make a conscious effort to see the light.

Chili pulls us together against the world. Anytime you’re eating chili, you know many of your city mates are eating it, too, though you may have nothing else in common with them. At one of my favorite places for a Greek salad and a couple of coneys, the Skyline at Fourth and Sycamore, there are businessmen in suits, ties flung over their shoulder, grabbing lunch. There are also guys who do building maintenance.

From time to time, I’ve thought about proclaiming the best Cincinnati chili. But I’m more interested in the variety: how chili is the same but different all over town. And how each Cincinnatian makes the experience their own. So I spent a few weeks just going to get chili with people at lunch or dinner or later in the evening. We talked about a lot of things. Including chili………
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/11/08/skyline-gold-star-empress-dixie-camp-washington-blue-ash-pleasant-ridge-identities-cincinnati-chili/3929488002/

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