Friday, April 2, 2010

On the Road: Doin' Up St. Paddy's Day Green-- Part 1-- Camp Washington Chili for Breakfast, Arnold's

Definitely one of the best, if not the best-ever St. Patrick's Days ever, including those days in Dekalb while a student at NIU. Thanks Denny, one helluva tour director.

The day started with a trip along that wonderful Montgomery Road out to get Denny's Vette which he had injured while doing path finding in Texas by Buddy Holly's grave during the snow cruise earlier this year.

We then drove closer to downtown Cincinnati where we ate at another of the city's chili parlors, Camp Washington Chili, dating back to 1940. Denny says he likes their chili even better than Skyline and I have to say it is a bit meatier, but essentially the same.

Then, we went to Arnold's which is Cincinnati's oldest bar with the first folks bellying up to the old bar (which appears to be original) back to 1860. To think, Union soldiers were there. Of interest, there are four bottles behind the bar that have faces of former presidents. John Adams and Teddy Roosevelt are two of them and no one is sure exactly who the others are.

Upstairs there is a bath tub in which gin was supposedly made during the Prohibition days. They have a motorized version parked outside the building which they used in parades.

Looking for That Green Beer. --RoadDog

1 comment:

DennyG said...

Glad you had a good time. I did, too. I think Cincinnati's German heritage positions it well to deal with beer even when it's green.