Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati:: The Queen City's Tasty History

Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati:: The Queen City's Tasty History

by Dann Woellert


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Cincinnati is the home to food inventions, rivalries and restaurants that stand the test of time.

The Queen City boasts the invention of both Cincinnati chili and goetta. Mecklenburg Gardens, Arnold's, Izzy's and Scotti's have all operated for over a century. The French restaurant Maisonette was the epitome of fine dining, and Wong Yie's Famous Restaurant took Chinese cuisine from street fare to an exotic experience. Busken Bakery and Frisch's vied for Cincinnati pumpkin pie supremacy by taking digs at each other through billboards and redecorating a Big Boy statue in Busken attire. Author Dann Woellert explores the most iconic eateries, the German influence on Queen City food and what makes dining so unique in Cincinnati.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467117647
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/17/2015
Series: American Palate
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 631,868
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dann Woellert is a marketing manager and has been in the product marketing field for over a decade. He writes the food blog "Dann Woellert the Food Etymologist," which discusses the origin of local and national delicacies. Dann is affiliated with the Cincinnati Preservation Association, Cincinnati Historical Society and the German American Citizen's league, and has done work for the Cincinnati Brewery Heritage Trail. He has won the Ohioiana Award for Literary and Artistic Achievement three times.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Early Cincinnati Food 11

2 The Germanic Influence 25

3 Chilitown, USA 49

4 The Rise of Fast Food in Cincinnati 61

5 Downtown Restaurants 77

6 Uptown Restaurants 103

7 Eastside Restaurants 119

8 Westside Restaurants 135

9 Beloved Brands 155

Selected Bibliography 185

Index 187

About the Author 191

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