I'm in Cincinnati this week staying with my friends Emily and Andrew while I engage in some work that has nothing at all to do with travel. Since I make a concerted effort to keep politics out of this blog I won't say more, but suffice it to say I'm doing a bit of volunteering.
Tonight we dined on delicious fried fish picked up at Alabama Fish Bar, a gem of a take-out restaurant in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine historic district. The menu is pleasingly limited, restricted to cod ($7.99), ocean perch ($7.99), and whiting ($6.99). We sampled one of each. The fish pieces are fried but not heavy, and the fish tasted quite fresh, served on a bed of white bread and fries. Tartar sauce and a little parcel of onions and peppers were thrown into our bags for good measure.
In sum: delicious. It might not be advisable to eat fried fish every day, but it certainly hits the spot when it's done this well.
Alabama Fish Bar is located at 1601 Race Street. Telephone is 513-241-2255.