nei pesci ci fidiamo: Our Lady of the Visitation

Funny things, Catholic Friday fish fries, and kids. You kind of forget everything you learned from one season to the next. Like Catholic churches means hoards of kids. Once we got over the culture shock of a half dozen kids at a time trying to give directions at the same time, at the top of their little lungs to the correct door, it was time for the Our Lady of the Visitation fish fry. Wear a sweater for sure because I don't think the hall was heated and we were a little cold the whole time.
Our Lady of the Visitation's claim to fame is the belly buster fish sandwich which lived up to its name, it is huge! I ended up with a regular fish sandwich which was middle of the road. Not the best I've ever had but not bad either. The fries were a little soggy which everyone but me seem to like. They served up a runny cole slaw, its amazing how many forms it can come in, that wasn't the worst or best we ever had. After we finished eating one of the guys working walked past and asked how was everything, OK? I and I thought, yes it was OK, but that's it. I hate to slam anyone, I gave Our Lady of the Visitation 3 out of 5 fish but if you are only going to go to one or two fish fries this season it probably shouldn't be this one.

Our Lady of Visitation
Our Lady of Visitation
Our Lady of Visitation
The belly buster!
Our Lady of Visitation
Our Lady of Visitation
Our Lady of Visitation
I should add there were no beer sales at this fish fry, but they did have good deserts!
Our Lady of Visitation
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Sid Saturday

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The Frameshop and Susanne

The Frameshop hosted an open house in their new Walnut Hills digs. They still have their store front on Main St. in OTR they just needed more workspace which this building on Taft provided. In addition to that we got a tour of the newest apartments in the renovated Sussane building across the street at 705 E McMillian. They haven't determined the rent yet but these apartments are palaces compared to what you'll find in OTR. Size wise at least. Just a short walk to the new Fireside Pizza location and the Five Alley Beirgarden and close to all the new energy in East Walnut Hills you can get in before the OTR rush begins when things really heat up in the neighborhood.
I didn't find out who to contact if you are interested, WHRF could probably point you to him.

Frameshop
Frameshop
UC MetroLab was also there talking about their new project this year. They did some really cool stuff with the Five Alley Beergarden last year so even though they've moved on its nice they've still kept a connection with the neighborhood.
Susanne
Frameshop
Frameshop
Frameshop
Frameshop
Then we crossed the street. Remember I said they were big? The living room/kitchen is as big as my condo. The walk in closets are half the size of my bedroom.
Susanne
Susanne
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Susanne
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Susanne
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Bunbury 2015

They announced the band lineup for Bunbury 2015 and a date change to early June so it doesn't conflict with the All-Star Game.
There are actually bands I'm interested in this year, I skipped it last year but this one is looking good.
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its been so cold....

People in Covington are walking their polar bears.
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The Art of Food

The Art of Food is always one of my favorite events. Art with the subject of food and food that is art. Its impossible to go wrong with that formula. this years art and costumes took their cue from the Candy Land board game. The Art of Food is just one of the many events the Carnegie hosts in its grand Covington galleries. This just happens to be the one you can eat your way through.

Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
Art of Food
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Sid Saturday

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frozen Ohio

Arctic sea smoke and ice, the Ohio river is almost completely froze over this morning. The ice is dramatic out there, creaking and groaning. I never would have guessed how loud it would be. And cold, -7° according to the car thermometer.
frozen Ohio River
frozen Ohio River
frozen Ohio River
frozen Ohio River
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2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo

The 2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo runs Feb. 18 – 22 at Duke Energy Convention Center. This year’s Expo showcases more than 300 of the latest cars, trucks and SUVs.

Thursday, February 19: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, February 20: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
Toyota needs to be careful about having cooler accessories than their cars.
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
This BMW is ready for our Cincinnati winter
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
Funny how the coolest cars were some of the oldest
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
2015 Cincinnati Auto Expo
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