Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cincinnati Date Idea #1 - Corn Maze and Hay Ride at Niederman Family Farm

Looking for a Fall date idea this weekend? A short drive from most parts of the region will take you to Niederman Family Farm, located in Hamilton, OH. This family run farm gives you a hay ride and corn maze (as well as other fall and farm activities) for $10. You can also stay for a bonfire and enjoy delicious caramel apples and cider.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Beautiful Rookwood Fireplace in Kennedy Heights, Cincinnati

While on the home search, we found this beautiful Rookwood fireplace in the Kennedy Heights neighborhood. Looking at all those details it makes me wonder what has been left behind in some of our city's neighborhoods.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Juncta Juvant Meaning

What does Cincinnati's motto mean? Juncta Juvant, seen prominently on Cincinnati's flag, is Latin for "Strength in Unity".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

GE is bringing jobs to Cincinnati!

According to the Enquirer, GE is opening their Global Operations Center in the Cincinnati area. The company is reportedly eyeing downtown, Oakley, and Mason, and will include 1400 jobs. No matter what part of town it ends up in (obviously I'd prefer downtown or Oakley) every neighborhood and township will benefit from new residents.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Foreign Exchange in Anderson

This is my third visit to The Foreign Exchange, an authentic Thai/Japanese restaurant in Anderson. The menu offers a variety of delicious Thai dishes and a wide selection of Sushi. I'm usually too excited about trying a new type of Thai food (I'm working on decreasing my sensitivity to spicy food) to try the Sushi, but I've heard the Sushi is very good.

The restaurant is very much a family owned and operated establishment. The employees are all so friendly and make you feel very comfortable (also very quick to bring refills and check in on how you're doing). From the way they interact with each other, it is very easy to tell they love coming to work, and it translates to a better experience for the customer.

The food is delicious at The Foreign Exchange! We've tried a number of main dishes and appetizers, and I've never been disappointed. Like many Thai restaurants, you get your choice of how spicy the dish is (1-10). My tongue is able to handle a 4, but keep in mind it seems to increase exponentially.   Foreign Exchange on Urbanspoon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Indiana Adventures! Madison, Indiana and Clifty Falls State Park

The trip to Madison, Indiana and Clifty Falls State Park (and yes, that is how it is spelled) was only about an hour and a half drive from Cincinnati. We took a longer route that twisted along the Ohio River. Overall, it was a very scenic trip.

Above: Red truss bridge in Aurora, IN

Above: One of many photos we took on our 3 mile hike through Clifty Falls State Park. The park has almost a dozen trails of varying difficulty. There's also a nice hotel at the top of the hill that may be nice for a weekend getaway.

Above: The sign to Hinkle's Hamburgers. A Madison favorite. I remember stopping there as a kid. It's a great place to eat cheap diner food after a long hike.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bizy Bee Bakery - Best donuts in Cincinnati!

Bizy Bee Bakery is a small bakery located in the quiet Cincinnati neighborhood of Sayler Park. When you're driving out to Sayler Park, it feels like you could be hours from Cincinnati. It's far enough down the river that the skyline is completely out of sight.

My first experience when pulling up to the bakery, nestled at the edge of a park, and surrounded by stately Victorian homes, was how friendly the owner of the bakery was. As we were getting out of our car she walked out and gave us a friendly smile, asking if we were coming inside. While inside she talked to us like we had been friends for years. The bakery was one of the most welcoming establishments I've been to.

We ordered four donuts and a chocolate milk, always needed with donuts in my opinion. Before I get to how great the donuts tasted, it was also a pretty cheap adventure, only a little over $5 for the order.

After we got our donuts and walked back to our car to take a bite is when I experienced the most delicious donut I've ever eaten. The first bite literally melted in my mouth. The fresh icing and fluffy pastry were quick to brighten my day and for me to declare that I found the best donut in Cincinnati. Pay Bizy Bee Bakery a visit next time you're on the west side of town.

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