John David Back

John David Back, Cincinnati USA Insider
John enjoys loud and opinionated conversations, the arts, literature, a vague level of fitness, and as much coffee as possible.

Describe Cincinnati USA in three words.
Home, art, chili.

Favorite Graeter’s ice-cream flavor black?
Black Raspberry Chip.

Best spot for pre- or post-Reds game drink?
O'Malley's in the Alley.

John David Back, Cincinnati USA Insider
John David Back, Cincinnati USA Insider
How do you order your Cincinnati-style chili?
Vegetarian style 3-way.

Favorite ArtWorks mural?
Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra.

Rainy day activity you’d recommend to a visitor?
Contemporary Arts Center kids area (the UnMuseum).

Favorite hidden gem (that you’re willing to tell everyone about!)...
Moerlein Tap Room.

Can’t-miss annual event that you always attend?
The Taste of Cincinnati.

Best view of the Ohio River...
Sawyer Point at sunrise.

Most memorable concert you ever attended?
Metallica at Riverbend with my mom when I was 14.

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