Posted By RichC on April 21, 2013
I think we’ll spend some money for a meal downtown Cincinnati next month as a way to celebrate my son’s Geography and Urban and Regional Planning degree from Miami University. He will graduate next month and has spent quite a bit of time working and studying revitalization projects downtown (he does have his gown … so assume he will be graduating!)
Over-the-Rhine sounds like it is worth a stroll if the weather is nice and I know there are several eccentric restaurants, one that I’m sure Taylor will want to go too … even the Washington Post agrees (nice article).
Snippet below …
This picturesque neighborhood, named and settled by German immigrants in the 19th century, has more buzz than anywhere else in Cincinnati. Over-the-Rhine sits just on the edge of downtown and was the site of the city’s race riots in 2001. But block by block, the city and developers have retaken the neighborhood that was once dubbed the most dangerous in America and transformed its shabby but beautiful buildings into some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Over-the-Rhine has the most Italianate architecture still standing in the U.S., and to many outsiders, it looks more like it belongs in Brooklyn than Cincinnati. A must-see in the neighborhood is Washington Park, which reopened in July after undergoing a $48 million overhaul to become one of the city’s favorite spots for concerts, outdoor movie viewings, food trucks and flea markets.