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Camp Washington Chili


Mexican fare/great tacos), we tour through the 21c Museum Hotel, a lodg- ing property with an art museum set within. How’s that for a unique 21st century concept?


For a nightcap, I hit the one and only Graeter’s, known far, wide and by Oprah’s own stomach as being one of the very best ice cream parlors in the country. My one scoop mocha chip combined with another scoop of walnut chocolate chip is as me-worthy as it is Winfrey-worthy.


Graeter’s surely lives up to its name.


After checking out of the hotel, we meet for breakfast.


Maplewood, situated snuggly in the downtown district, is one of those no- reservation spots where everyone wants in - and for good reason. The scratch- made breakfasts (like my avocado egg white omelet) are tastily prepared eye- openers amid a blonde wood and well-lit setting. And like so many restaurants trending these days, it serves three meals a day, seven days a week.


Deco-style signs from the ‘30s to Space- Age Jetson’s-like displays from the early ‘60s to hulking Americana staples (Coca- Cola/Howard Johnson’s/Arby’s), this is one-of-a-kind place to visit or in which to plan an event amid the splendor of so many visual enticements.


The time has come… For Cincinnati Chili!


You know - that sort of sweet, cinnamon and nutmeg spiked (and soupy) variety the city is known for, especially when it’s served atop a squiggly mound of spaghetti and topped with a ton of orange cheddar cheese.


Being a purist, I consider just having one quick bite. After all, for me it’s not chili unless the spoon stands up in the center of the bowl. But after my second bite - and then a third - I realize why there’s an addiction to this stuff.


A “Jackie Brown”


Our second-to-last stop is one of the most unique: The American Sign Museum is an artifact-laden ode to humanity’s most important form of advertising - the sign.


From wood carved or glass cut displays dating back to the late-19th century to the introduction of neon in 1910 to


94 November z December 2017


And at Camp Washington Chili - consid- ered to be one of the best of the bunch with its black-and-white tiled floor and


its kitschy 1950s Doo Wop design - there’s a reason for all of the meat and bean- laden success.


As we’re leaving Camp Washington Chili, we kid our hosts, “Did you really mean to fill us up on beans and onions, and then send us on airplanes? Think about what


those other poor passengers are about to endure!”


Boarding my flight, I break out my good book, ready to dig into its enjoyable pages.


*Ding*


“Ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to start our decent into Philadelphia. Please fasten your seat belts…”


Cincy is a lot closer than I ever thought,


and after this recent visit, I found it’s also lot hipper - and much


more flavorful - than I ever expected.


It really is the Portland, Oregon of


the Midwest - with a chili aftertaste and an ice cream mustache.


Ken Alan is a corporate concierge for CBRE. He is the founding member of the Philadelphia Area Concierge Association, the lead restaurant review-


er for Main Line Today, and a contributor to several regional publications. ken.alan@cbre.com


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