Fiery Hen.

Because it’s Thursday, we stopped to check out the relatively new, Fiery Hen, it’s just a couple of doors down from Queen City Exchange on Court Street…

Genifer tried one of their cocktails but I don’t remember which one…

I had a $2 Miller High Life. It’s the champagne of beers…

We started with some delicious Pimento Cheese Croquettes…

Genifer had the Chef salad with grilled chicken…

And I ordered the chicken tenders with fries…

You got to pick your spice level. I chose the second mildest, Nashville Mild. It still had a bit of kick. Next time, I’m going to get the least spicy, Yella Belly. And your choice of fries or saratoga chips and ranch or blue cheese. Obviously, I got fries and ranch. Everything was outstanding. I can’t wait to come back to Fiery Hen for more tenders. Because I really love chicken tenders. And these tenders were awesome. 😀🥗🐔🍟❤️

Lalo Chino Latino.

In the old location of Huit Asian BBQ on Court Street is Lalo Chino Latino. Lalo is the sister restaurant of the Huit Group’s other restaurant on Main Street, Neuf. I stopped into Lalo this afternoon to check it out…

The item that intrigued me the most was an Asian BBQ Quesadilla…

And it was incredible! I also tried the Chicken Curry Empanadas…

House-made pastry stuffed with curried chicken Served with warm curry dip! Really delicious stuff! I can’t wait to go back to try their Chorizo Potstickers. I’d be really hard pressed to try to decide which place I like better, Neuf or Lola. Both are awesome! 🙂

Seen and noted.

Walking back down Court Street, I stumbled across one of the most amazing Artworks murals I’ve seen yet. It’s a mural paying homage to Cincinnati’s rich toy history

Cincinnati Toy Heritage celebrates “the legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company.” Artworks has done some amzing, incredible murals. It’s just really a shame I have to look at this one all day at work. :/

And on my way back to work, I noticed this crude little drawling on the side of one of the buildings on Walnut Street…

It’s nowhere near as elaborate as the Artworks mural but every bit as entertaining. 🙂

Minges Candy Store.

This afternoon I walked up to Court Street with some coworkers to visit Cincinnati’s oldest candy store, Peter Minges & Son ConfectionaryI’ve walked by Minges Candy Store more than a few times. But I’ve never been inside until today…

It’s a pretty amazing place. They have every candy you could think of. Unfortunately, you can only by most of the candy in bulk. So if you need a box of 36 Kit Kat’s, this is your place. And they also had this amazing old skool, freestanding popcorn maker for sale…

Next time I find myself needing a 5 lb bag of Swedish Fish, I know where to go. 🙂

 

Downtown details.

Today is October 28th, and today’s high is near 70º. And noon today, the ice skating rink on Fountain Square is officially open for the ice skating season… 

Because why wouldn’t you want to ice skate before Halloween?  Or have an Halloween costume contest ON the ice? Makes perfect sense to me. :/

Another head-scratcher is the location of the Queen City Exchange on Court Street…

Queen City Exchange is one of those bars with stock market-style beer pricing. Prices change in 25-cent increments as supply and demand of different beers fluctuate. Prices drop dramatically during three-minute “market crashes” announced by a ringing bell. After the market “closes” at 9 pm, beer prices will be fixed for the rest of the night due to some silly Ohio law.

It’s really a pretty fun bar concept as we got to witness first hand up in Michigan at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. It’s just a really odd location because there isn’t anything else nearby. :/