Downtown details.

I was running some errands around downtown Cincinnati this afternoon, and I was kind of shocked to see that the Tiffany & Co. at Vine and Fifth Streets had closed…

It’s real shame. A while back the downtown TJ Maxx moved across the river to Newport. Then the downtown Macy’s closed their doors. And now Tiffany has left. The only real place to any shopping in the Central Business District is Saks Fifth Avenue. It getting harder and harder to do holiday or birthday shopping in CBD. And that’s a real shame. Also a real shame is the huge, old beautiful pine tree they cut down to display on Fountain Square for a little over a month…

I wish they would just get a big fake tree or come up with some alternative to chopping down a very old tree every year. But in an effort to remain positive, downtown did recently get a Frisch’s Big Boy in Carew Tower on Fifth Street…

I’ll have to check out the new Big Boy soon. Honestly, I keep forgetting it’s over there.

I guess the world giveth and taketh away. It seems like CBD has been more on the taketh side lately. And that also is a real shame.

Frisch’s Pumpkin Pie.

A treasured seasonal treat is back: Frisch’s pumpkin pie!

Frisch’s Big Boy has been baking pumpkin pie from the same closely guarded secret recipe and the best-available, highest-quality ingredients for over 50 years. Famous for the flaky, handmade pastry crust, creamy pumpkin filling and the perfect balance of special spices, Frisch’s pumpkin pie is a dessert worthy of even the most deserving individuals.

We were invited to tour the Frisch’s Big Boy bakery in Cincinnati to see how they bake their pies fresh, each day. But the scheduling didn’t work out. And unfortunately, we missed out on a great opportunity to see where all that deliciousness is made. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I had to pick up a Frisch’s pumpkin pie just for the two of us so we wouldn’t have to share…

Look at that pumpkin pie gorgeousness…

And that is what pure pumpkin pie heaven looks like. It’s still easily some of the best pumpkin pie I’ve had ever had. Thanks to Frisch’s Big Boy and the Powers Agency for hooking us up with one of their delicious pumpkin pies. You should definitely pick up a couple, three pies for your Thanksgiving celebrations. You’ll be thankful you did. YUM! 🙂