While in Cincinnati, Jordan and I, along with our friends, spent a few hours exploring and eating lunch at Findlay Market. I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before, but after high school Jordan spent a year in Cincinnati going through an internship program. While he was an intern he lived with a host family and over the past decade we have remained close, even vacationing together!
I was born in Dayton, Ohio about an hour away from Cincinnati but my understanding of the city is only from our different visits. Did you know Cincinnati was settled in the late 1780s? I really didn't realize it was so old; To give a comparison, Chicago wasn't incorporated until 1837. Cincy's Findlay Market is located in historic Over-the-Rhine, which has some amazingly old buildings surrounding it.
Findlay Market is the longest running public open-air market in Ohio -- dating back to 1852! It is open year-round with permanent vendors selling meat, cheese, produce, local goods, and flowers. Some restaurants are located in the middle of an inclosed structure. The market is also surrounded by independent businesses, it's hard to know where the market begins and ends!
For lunch we each chose from different vendors (which is the ideal way to lunch with a group of people!). A few of us had gyros or salads, but I went with a delicious taco salad!
^ My parents grow a few stalks of Flint corn simply for decorative purposes. Aren't they beautiful?
While pursuing the market we passed a sign for nitro cold brew inside of Maverick Chocolate Co. After lunch, Kayla and I went to check it out. Jill Krasny of Esquire gave a good description, "Cold-brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas is released through a pressurized valve with tiny holes. As high pressure forces the cold brew past a disc, it creates a creamy, stout-like effect."
I had never heard of nitro coffee before, have you? It was really smooth, but very strong. I would need to add milk if I were to ever order it in the future.
Have any of you been to Cincinnati before? It's a bit unassuming, but it's a really fun weekend getaway.