I spent the day eating a few of my Cincinnati favorites, starting with lunch at Skyline Chili.
The first Skyline restaurant was opened in the neighborhood in which my dad lives. Sadly, it was torn down a few years ago, but they opened this one in a new location in the same neighborhood. I had a couple cheese coneys:
I make them occasionally at home, but my favorite thing to make are Chili Cheese Fries:
It’s been awhile since I’ve made these myself, but OH, they are so good. I cleaned off both my plates and spent the rest of the afternoon in a chili-induced food coma. For dinner, my dad took us to LaRosa’s.
It’s been around forever, although it wasn’t until after I knew I was moving to South Dakota that I really came to like it (I actually refused to eat pizza until I was 16 and in England, but that’s another story for another time). Jay and my dad split a pizza:
Double-meat (there’s pepperoni under the cheese). It’s rare that Jay gets to enjoy pepperoni, since neither the bambino or I like it. I got some pasta:
Cheese ravioli with meat sauce. I ate about half of it. It came with a couple slices of garlic bread and a salad, which I inhaled. We skipped dessert, since earlier at the grocery store, we picked up these:
I opened the Buckeye Blitz first…The Toffee Chocolate Chip will have to wait until our return from Columbus!
I am hoping my mom will let me borrow her kitchen, so perhaps I’ll have a recipe at some point this weekend. Otherwise, it’ll be a collection of restaurant eats!