Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- Name the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives that attended Xavier University in Cincinnati.
- What is the name of the bar and grill on Third Street, directly across from Paul Brown Stadium, that is destination #1 for Bengals and Reds fans that are not at the game?
- This historic hotel, across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati, offers four-star luxury in its 114 guestrooms and gourmet dining at Coppin’s, one of the best restaurants in the area. What is its name?
And here are the answers:
- John Boehner. Former Speaker Boehner, who hails from Reading, Ohio, graduated from Xavier University in 1977 with a degree in business administration. His career in Ohio politics began in 1981 when began serving on the Board of Trustees of Butler County. He was later elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and eventually the U.S. House, as a Republican, in 1990. Known as a pragmatist with a reasonable understanding of the challenges of a divided populace, Boehner ascended the ranks of House leadership until being elected Speaker in 2010. He resigned his House seat in 2015.
- Kitty’s Sports Grill. Bengals and Reds fans have made Kitty’s Sports Grill a regular stop before, during, and after games. Opened in 2015 at 218 West Third Street, the bar is named for the mother of owner Bill Watson, who operated Ms. Kitty’s Saloon, at the same spot, from 1983 to 1996. Bill and his wife Betty relocated from Jacksonville, Florida, to Cincinnati to open and operate Kitty’s, now regarded as “Downtown Cincinnati’s Best Sports Bar.” Their expansive menu includes seven different choices of sauced chicken wings, hand-cut fries, and a unique sandwich called the “Kitty Cuban.”
- The Hotel Covington. The Hotel Covington offers the experience of stepping back in time, when opulent hotels welcomed guests by providing for their every need, surrounded by luxury, but it also provides all the conveniences that a modern traveler demands, in a location that is smack-dab in the middle of all the action. Blocks from the riverfront, in the center of Covington, Kentucky’s bustling downtown, the hotel has so much under one roof that you might not have to leave the property if you choose not to. There’s a tailor, an alchemist, and a chocolate purveyor, not to mention a patio bar, a coffee bar and, of course, Coppin’s restaurant, named for the man who opened the hotel after winning $33,000 on a longshot at nearby Latonia Racetrack in 1906. According to its website, the restaurant “is driven by hyper-local sourcing and collaborative partnerships throughout its surrounding region. Food and beverage menus are designed to encourage sharing and camaraderie, while offering an inclusive atmosphere for the transient and single diner.”