"Regional Report: Cincinnati" by Ellen Brown, Good Food Magazine (September 1986).
In our last post we traveled to 1976 - touring Cincinnati's lively citizenry, urbane culture, and of course, culinary leanings.
Today we'll take a shorter visit through town, a decade later. The midwest in a clash between 19th-century footings and 80's opulence - maintaining both "grazing yuppies" and "Teutonic tradition" - as you'll see in this scant review on Cincinnati flavors for Good Food Magazine.
There are some interesting quotes that seem to transcend the ages...
"Decades have passed and skyscrapers have transformed the skyline, yet Cincinnati has not only weathered the change but thrived on it, with a unique blend of 19th-century architecture, Southern graciousness, and a magnificent natural setting on the banks of the Ohio River."
"...Further proof of the city's strong German heritage can be found any Saturday morning in the open-air Findlay Market, built in 1852. BMWs and Mercedes vie for parking spots with pickup trucks, and everyone searches for bargains on produce, farm-fresh eggs, and more."
...and a few that don't:
"Grazing yuppies love The Diner of Sycamore (...) and its homemade potato chips."
"...But most Cincinnatians don't care if every corner of other cities boasts a sushi bar. That's too trendy. What they look for is consistency and food as solid as a German burgher."