Paige E. Malott

Paige E. Malott
Paige is an avid urban explorer who travels the city by public transit. She's on the lookout for all things #WhimsyWorthy, including history museums, local breweries, creamy whips, Art Deco architecture, musical theatre, and kitschy roadside vernacular.

Describe Cincinnati USA in three words.
Communitarian. Historic. Persevbeering.

Favorite Graeter’s ice-cream flavor?
I always get two scoops: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Mocha Chocolate Chip.

How do you order your Cincinnati-style chili?
First: go to Skyline, Pleasant Ridge Chili or Camp Washington Chili. Then order a 4-Way with onion, plus one cheese coney with onion and mustard.

Favorite ArtWorks mural?
Revival, the first mural in the Brewery District.

Rainy day activity you’d recommend to a visitor?
Get the umbrella story of the Queen City under one roof at Cincinnati Museum Center. Learn about local heritage in the elaborate Cincinnati History exhibit, then take a free Rotunda Tour of the Art Deco train station that houses the artifacts, followed by a visit to Tower A for spectacular views of the city and railroad.

Weirdest dish you ever tasted…and loved!
Deep-fried grasshoppers. They tasted like kale chips!

Favorite hidden gem (that you’re willing to tell everyone about!)...
Tucker's Restaurant. A hole-in-the-wall diner that's been an Over-the-Rhine staple since the 1940s, Tucker's has phenomenal burgers, homecooked meals, and weekend brunch all for under $10 per person.

Can’t-miss annual event that you always attend?
Spring Grove History In Bloom, Summerail, Crafty Supermarket, Asian Food Fest, and the annual Abandoned Subway Tour.

Best view of the Ohio River...
Licking Riverside Historic District in Covington, Ky.

Most memorable concert you ever attended?
A few years ago, my most-adored Broadway songstress, Idina Menzel (star of Wicked, RENT, and If/Then) performed live in concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Music Hall. She (and the Pops) shook the chandeliers with a spot-on performance and I had a chance to meet, hug, and get a selfie with her after the show.

Recent Articles

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