Did you see all the AmEx advertising for Small Business Saturday last week? Anyone see the irony of a corporation as big as American Express trying to get you to shop local? Well if nothing else it got them some buzz. And it netted me a cool $25 gift card courtesy of Cincinnati Shopping Main Street.
I addition to some local shopping I got it in my head to do an espresso tour of OTR. Then I opened my mouth about it and backed myself into a corner and had to do it. A word of advice from someone who's been there though, do not start your espresso marathon with three cups of coffee at Taste of Belgium like I did.
After breakfast I ordered up the first espresso.
Did you know with enough caffeine you can see into the infrared spectrum?
Also blue light smells like bananas. Its amazing.
Once upon a time there was only retail in the "Q", then it all left and the restaurants moved in.
Now retail is coming back.
They both lived happily ever after the end.
After buzzing around OTR for awhile, you know how once in awhile you take the car out on the expressway to blow the carbon out? I was doing 120 on the autobahn walking down main St. And stop number two, Park+Vine for another espresso. I have to tell you after that one I could hear dog whistles.
I was supposed to do the Coffee Emporium and Dojo also but those will have to wait for another day.
I'm going to skip the warmup coffees too.
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