In September we drove from North Carolina to Illinois to spend a week with Leandra’s sister and family. Given it is a ~14 hour drive we broke it up into two days, spending a night in Cincinnati. We’d never been before so we made an effort to try a few things new-to-us.
Aloft on the levee – since we were traveling with our mini schnauzer pup, Pasha, we made it a priority to stay at a dog-friendly hotel. This Aloft was great, with dogs staying free, and a nice location on the Kentucky side of the river from downtown Cincinnati.
Just around the corner from the hotel was the Purple People Bridge, a pedestrian bridge across the Ohio River with nice views. We tried it at sunset, evening, and a final morning walk.
Hofbräuhaus Newport – located just across the street from our hotel and with a dog friendly outdoor patio, this was a no-brainer for us. I ordered an Oktoberfest beer and the Pretzel Ham & Cheese Sandwich, while Leandra went for the regular German pretzels and a Dunkel. Lucky for us it was a beautiful night!
Dixie Chili – we had to try chili while were in Cincinnati! Dixie was a 10 minute walk from our hotel, so we put Pasha in the car and walked off our pretzels. Leandra got a to-go of the chili to try in the room. You could definitely taste the cinnamon!
Sis’s on Monmouth – For breakfast the next morning we called our order in and walked up Monmouth again to pick up our food. I had a ham omelette, while Leandra got the biscuits and gravy, plus another local item, a goetta (a meat-and-grain sausage).
All-in-all we had lovely 20 hours in Cincinnati.