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Medical problems are going to keep me from going on my normal vacation trip this fall, but I wanted to do something special and decided to take one day a week during the month of September to go some place a little different for lunch and then browse in an antique store.  This week, we went to a restaurant called Eli’s Barbecue .  It’s located in the East End section of Cincinnati where I grew up on what is now called Riverside Drive (in my day, it was Eastern Avenue).

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The decoration is funky and fun ….

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…with old LP records being played on a turntable inside.

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There’s a big tent for outdoor dining, but my daughter and I prefer to eat inside and see the traffic going by the front windows on busy Eastern Avenue (oops – I mean Riverside Drive).

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Barbecue is the specialty and the heady smell of the outside smoker fills the entire neighborhood.  We like the pork barbecue and baked beans – and an Orange Crush goes well with this meal.

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The restaurant sets one block from the Ohio River bank.

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The back view of the building shows the changes that have come to Eastern Avenue and the things that have stayed the same.
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After lunch we went to a small town called Milford and I found this pretty plate at an antique shop.

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It was a perfect vacation day.

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