“This post is sponsored by Cincinnati Bell, all opinions are my own.”
I am a transplant to the Cincinnati area. I didn’t grow up here but I have lived here now for the last 12 years, and I have really grown to love it. I love that we live in a relatively big city, but still have that small, hometown feel. You can have as much as the city life as you want, or none of it. I can remember after first moving here that this small town girl was very intimidated by the big city, and driving downtown took a lot of fearlessness. However, now I am an old pro. I no longer have near panic attacks at the thought of driving downtown, interstate driving is now an everyday norm. But I still come home, to my house that is in a small town and I am beginning to recognize faces and people no matter where I am at in the Cincinnati metro. I love living here.
Cincinnati has an exploding food scene. The really trendy posch local places are in downtown OTR. (Over-The-Rhine for all you non-Cincinnatians ;0) Some of the best fried chicken, doughnuts, waffles, hot dogs, pizza and more are all deliciously awaiting for you to try. Supporting local, hometown businesses is really a no brainer. The quality of food and service you get is bar none. They have a stake in their product so they want to make sure your experience is a good one so you will return, and tell others about their business. Those are my favorite kinds of places and businesses. I want something that is going to time after time give me the best quality for my money.
There are many dishes that are specific to Cincinnati. Many of you might know that we have our own brand of chili, its different, takes some getting used to, but its definitely delish! One of the things I first had when I moved here was Goetta. Now, what in the world is goetta? (g-eh-tah) Cincinnati was originally settled by a large population of Germans. So, naturally, their dishes have made a lasting impact and one of those is goetta. Goetta is a sausage, and grain meat mixture. Here in Cincinnati it’s made with pork and steel cut oats, formed into a loaf or log, cooled so that it becomes easier to cut, and then its crisped up in a pan. People go crazy for it. We even have a whole festival called Goetta Fest, a whole weekend centered around goetta. I do love me some goetta. I think its almost as versatile as plain sausage. I love supporting hometown goetta makers, because I know they are turning out a product with pride.
We really try when at all possible to support hometown businesses. One of those hometown businesses that we have really come to expect great quality from is Cincinnati Bell. We have our cable and internet service with them. I have been very impressed no only with the prices, but in the overall quality of the service we are getting. If I ever have a problem with my service they are always very accommodating and will pursue the issue until resolved. I have never had an issue with the internet now working, or with the tv service going out. I love that I can record two programs at once and watch something else at the same time. I would choose Cincinnati Bell over any of the other services available in our area. Thank you Cincinnati Bell for putting out quality services and serving your customers with Hometown Pride.
We love our city, and we love supporting local hometown businesses. I have embraced many of the local Cincinnati dishes and have learned how to make most of them. Here’s how I made homemade Goetta. Enjoy!
2 1/2 cups of steel cut oats
1 large onion sliced
2 bay leaves
6 cups of water
2 tsp of salt
Combine all ingredients into crockpot and cook on high for 20 minutes. Reduce to low and cook for 3 hrs. Place into two loaf pans and put in fridge to completely cool. When cooled, slice and crisp on the stove. Enjoy!
- 1lb beef
- 1lb sausage
- 2½ cups of steel cut oats
- 1 large onion sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 cups of water
- 2 tsp of salt
- Combine all ingredients into crockpot and cook on high for 20 minutes. Reduce to low and cook for 3 hrs. Place into two loaf pans and put in fridge to completely cool. When cooled, slice and crisp on the stove. Enjoy!