I got on a plane in NYC and landed in Cincinnati about an hour and a half later. Checked into my hotel, and ran out the door, making a beeline for Over-The-Rhine.
Sandwiched in between Cincinnati’s Downtown and its seedy underbelly is a gentrified little area, complete with beautiful architecture and SOHO-style artist lofts, that made me homesick for the cobblestone streets of NYC. About a year ago, Dan and Lana Wright moved out of Chicago and into this neighborhood opening a restaurant called Senate, dubbing their fare “Gourmet Street Food” and serving some really amazing beer including a Kentucky bourbon beer which had me spinning after two. The food is impeccable, the space is modern, but the locals call it small, which i find laughable.
I would love to give a recommendation of what was my favorite at this place, but honestly…and this is a first, I couldn’t decide. It was all so wonderful. The place also has killer special hot dogs.
1212 Vine St