"And this Song of the Vine,
This greeting of mine,
The winds and the birds shall deliver,
To the Queen of the West,
In her garlands dressed,
On the banks of the Beautiful River."
I'm hoping to make OOT bags for our guests since most will be at least 4 hours away from home:
Fun Facts about Cincy:
Cincinnati-Style Chili – Between Skyline Chili, Goldstar Chili and other Cincinnati chili restaurants (more than 140 in all!), Cincinnatians eat more than 2 million pounds of chili each year topped by 850,000 pounds of
shredded cheddar cheese.
Foods we are famous for:
Cincinnati chili sauce contains finely ground beef, seasoned with a mixture of spices. Some aficionados report a distinct hint of cinnamon and sometimes even chocolate.
Ice cream – Cincinnati is home to Graeter's ice cream. Graeter's, founded in 1870 by Louis C. Graeter, is a Cincinnati tradition with Graeter's French Pot ice cream, handmade chocolate confections and fresh baked goods
found at locations all over the city.
Barbecue – Greater Cincinnatians will eat ribs, chicken, Saratoga chips, or anything covered in Montgomery Inn Barbeque Sauce.
Goetta - Primarily composed of ground meat and steel-cut oats and flavored with bay leaves, rosemary, salt, pepper, and thyme, this dish originated with German settlers who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century.
The modern popularity of goetta in Cincinnati has led to it being called "Cincinnati Caviar". Glier's Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 pounds annually, around 99% of which is consumed locally in greater
Famous People (Just a few):
1853 First practical steam fire engine. First city to establish a municipal fire department and first firemen's pole.
-William Howard Taft
-Nick & Drew Lachey
-Sarah Jessica Parker
-and yes Jerry Springer is a
former mayor here
1869 First professional baseball team - the Cincinnati Red Stockings, now known as the Cincinnati Reds.
1870 First city in the U.S. to establish a municipal university - University of Cincinnati.
1880 First and only city to build and own a major railroad.
1906 First university to offer cooperative education - University of Cincinnati.
1935 First night baseball game played under lights.
1952 First heart-lung machine makes open heart surgery possible. Developed at Children's Hospital Medical Center.
1954 First city to have a licensed Public television station - WCET TV.
I'm going to try to keep with the Cincy theme & include:
- 2 water bottles of water
- 2 Busken cookies
- A sample of Graeter's Ice Cream (Our hotel rooms have kitchens so I'm going to put it in the freezer)
- Some skyline dip a tiny sample (maybe)
- Grippos (chip company founded in Cincinnati in 1919)
- Peanuts with the Reds logo on it since they were the first baseball team
- Wedding time line with map/directions
- Cincy visitor guide
- Some of the fun facts about here
- Thank-You note
(I could go for some Black Raspberry Chip right about now)
Posted on 05/01/2010 at 11:23 pm |