Goetta (say getta) is a pork-and-pin-oat loaf laced with herbs and onions that gets cut into slices and fried. It is primarily breakfast meat, served plain alongside eggs or pancakes, but also possibly adorned with syrup or apple butter or simply put between pieces of buttered toast in a sandwich. It is on the same family tree as scrapple, but it is more rugged textured and perfumy. Almost never found beyond greater Cincinnati, goetta originally was created by German peasant cooks as a way to stretch the meat supply by using disrespected scraps from slaughter. But today, the best goetta in town, still made by small butcher shops, features fine pork shoulder instead of offal.

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Hathaway’s Coffee Shop


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Price Hill Chili



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