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wheat paste
wheat paste
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Krueger's Tavern

Krueger's Tavern, located in the old Lavomatic space is the latest spot to eat on Vine St in OTR. I've gotten tired of gastropub so I'm creating a new term, OTR Style eatery. What is OTR Style? Take your average dish, every ingredient gets a high quality replacement. You can't imagine the surprise of biting into a Sloppy Joe, the texture of the Cole Slaw crunching, an artisan bun from Sixteen Bricks and tender meat with a little bite to it. We shared a sausage, Krueger's makes them in house, a burger and Sloppy Joe. Everything exceeded expectations, it was a mouth soiree.
And 88 varieties of canned beer which is where Krueger's sourced their name, Krueger was the fist company to successfully can beer.

Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
After watching me struggle for a couple minutes with the Sloppy Joe they had pity and clued me in that the sandwich was meant to be fork and knife. That worked much better.
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
Its hard to picture that this is the same place as the old Lavo, Krueger's looks amazing, I love the living walls.
Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern
The only way to really know a sandwich is to meet it with your mouth and mind so I suggest you head to krueger's in the next few days before everyone discovers it, because just like every other place on the street Krueger's will have a line out the door.[where: 45202] best place to learn how to live downtown cincinnati ohio the ethos of Cincinnati
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Santa is going to the dogs

I love living downtown. I think everyone knows that. But around the holidays I love it even more. For some reason Christmas and downtown just go together. Its probably all the old movies, and that I guess I'm old enough that at one point in time I remember if you wanted to see Santa it required a trip downtown. At any rate, we had a confluence of events Saturday where there was nonstop activity all day. With the raindog parade, Santacon and City Flea and I'm sure a bunch of other events it was a busy day.

Raindog Parade
Raindog Parade
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
Some people call him Steampunk Santa, but I think he's more Aviator Santa.
City Flea
Of course just like you, almost every trip to OTR ends with a turtle from Gomez.
It seems like Gomez encapsulated our whole day, dogs and Santas.
City Flea
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Sid Saturday

Sid and Paul Brown, Sid is content, PBS, not so much
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dunnhumby Centre

I'm still amazed how different this building looks day to day and hour by hour. I'm still not sure if I love or hate the dunnhumby Centre Building, but I'm definately fascinated by the look. Everyone else I've talked to has strong feelings about it too, and there is no middle ground. But I'm thankful that dunnhumby didn't take a middle of the road approach on a building that would disapear after you looked at it once. The dunnhumby Centre grabs my eye everytime and I always have to stop and look. I didn't notice this until the other day, the 8th floor has a deck at 6th and Race and another at 5th and Race.

dunnhumby Centre
dunnhumby Centre

And we got most of our sidewalks back!

dunnhumby Centre
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Nippert Stadium Construction

Originally built in 1901 Nippert has seen many changes over the years. Amazing story, James Nippert was injured during a game and later died, his grandfather, James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble, donated the required funds to complete the stadium.
The stadium probably hasn't seen change like the changes happening now. Close up the new structure for the press and luxury suites is massive, more massive than they look from the usual vantage points across the field. Fun fact I learned, the official project cost is $85 million. But that was before the board of directors tacked on everything from their wish list so no one really knows what it is going to cost.

Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Amazing to me because, out of sight out of mind, is that there is as much going on underground as above. Huge cement pilings and pipes run everywhere.
There used to be offices, locker rooms and class rooms under the stadium. Back then it was above ground, but now bricked up windows are more than 12' underground now.
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium
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Fairytale Of New York

How did the best Christmas song ever turn out to be about domestic abuse and co-dependence?


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OTR Aglow and two years of awesome coffee

Christmas window displays call for lightly falling snow. Not the blizzard we had last year or this years heavy rain. The window displays could have waited, they'll be up through Christmas but I couldn't miss Collective Espresso's two year anniversary party. Two years but it already feels like they've been in OTR forever. What did we do for coffee before Collective Espresso existed? OK OK, there are other places for coffee but none of them guarantee I'll see a friend every time I visit like Collective Espresso. If you haven't been there yet, what the hell? They're tucked around the corner on Woodward at Main. Swing by and check them out.

OTR AGlow
OTR AGlow
OTR AGlow
OTR AGlow
Collective Espresso
Even a humble apron is worthy of Noble Denim at Collective Espresso.
Collective Espresso
Collective Espresso
Idlewild Woman, a new women's store in the old Joseph William Home location. They are operating as a pop-up on weekends until Christmas and the will close and reopen in the spring.
Idlewild
Idlewild
Idlewild
Idlewild
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