Here’s a review of the questions:
- What is the name of the trendy dining destination in Covington that used to be an automotive service station?
- Name the last quarterback to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to victory in the playoffs in 1990.
- Name the Cincinnati Reds announcer who did play-by-play for the team from 1974 to 2019.
And here are the answers:
- Described as an “Instagrammer’s dream,” the Standard in Covington immediately draws you in with bright colors and a design that incorporates the building’s history as an automobile service station. Tires are incorporated into the restaurant’s décor and fun music pumps loudly throughout the space. Creative cocktails like “the U-Haul” and ‘the Hot Rod” await you at the Standard’s full bar, while the kiddos can play on vintage playground equipment in the outdoor part of the restaurant. The food has an Asian twist on American classics. Make sure to try the Kentucky Banh Mi or the Honey Sriracha Chicken Tenders!
- Boomer Esiason, born on New York’s Long Island, became a favorite son of football fanatics during the Bengals’ heralded mid-80’s heyday. Born Norman Julius Esiason, he got the nickname “Boomer” from his mother, who refers to his constant kicking in the womb as the reason she started calling him that. After a stellar career at the University of Maryland, Esiason was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL draft. He took the Bengals to the AFC title game in 1988 and 1990, but never to the Super Bowl. The team has struggled to reach those great heights ever since, but its dedicated fans invade “the Jungle” every season with high hopes. Boomer went on to play for the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals before spending one final season with Cincinnati in 1997. He retired from playing at the end of that year but has had huge success as a football announcer and analyst, most recently with CBS.
- Marty Brennaman thrilled Reds fans for 46 years, narrating the highs and lows of the storied franchise on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, his career began in that part of the country before joining Joe Nuxhall in Cincinnati and becoming “Marty and Joe,” fixtures around the city and stars of numerous radio and TV commercials. Brennaman’s trademark call of a Reds victory (“And this one belongs to the Reds!”) was coined during his second game with the team. Sadly, Nuxhall, a former Reds player, passed away in 2007. Brennaman stayed in the booth for 12 more years before retiring in 2019.
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