I know that I am breaking a family rule by posting a food blog (Eating Our Way Thru OHIO) on the family blog but I just don't want anyone to miss out of the best known little secret in Cincinnati. Well, maybe it was just a secret from me until Emmy took us to lunch there after Paddlefest a few weekends ago.
3313 Riverside Drive (I call it Rt 52)
Cincinnati, OH 45226
I love this. And one day when it is not 105 we plan to bring our blankets down and have a picnic right near this sign.
If you order and eat outside on the grass or picnic tables, this is where you pick up you food. In the background you can see the smokers and let me just tell you that my mouth is watering just looking at the picture.
I love all the little touches that make it see like home...at least to me. I love it all! Even the ceiling lights.
Bottle caps in an old Mason jar and napkins in a loaf pan...perfect! And see the bottle of sauce...it is homemade and beyond lip smackin' good!
Homegrown flowers from the side yard in a Mason jar and table numbers in Coke bottles...again perfect!
This is the menu...
...but this is the one that I like the most...the menu on the wall. Oh and an extra added bonus...Porche works here during the week. We make sure that we see her when we go.
You get to get your drinks from the old stand up Coke cooler...and they are in little glass bottles.
Choose your favorite old record...we listened to The Monkeys while we were there. But be sure to put your album back in the cover and in the correct place in the alphabet or there is a price to pay...not really but the sign is a little scary!
The kids all had a table by the window which was a really good idea...lots to see and do and it was nice and cool.
In my opinion...best thing on the menu...pulled pork with cole slaw with a side of jalapeno cornbread. But don't just take my word for it...go get one or two!
And Marli will tell you that the mac and cheese is the best thing they have...it's really good too!
Check out the video we found on YouTube. Then jump in the car and take a trip down to Eli's for the best food you ever ate! Seriously!
ONE IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW....THEY ONLY TAKE CASH!