There are many things to cheer about the current rehab and reno boom that Cincinnati is experiencing: the homes saved from the wrecking ball; the craftsmanship rediscovered; the neighborhoods revitalized. But another fringe benefit is the vicarious thrill of seeing other people take the plunge and throw their hearts, minds, and wallets into a major rehab of an old house. Simply put, gutting a house takes guts. And I’m not sure I’ve got those kind of guts. Oh, sure, I tell myself I do.
Well, I warned you this might happen. Here it is: Marguerite Stowe’s potato salad recipe. It turns out my mother inherited this from my Grandma Heffernan, so there’s a certain heritage here—though nothing so hallowed that my mom was afraid to tinker with her inheritance. Which is how the classic cocktail olives (small, green, briny, and stuffed with pimentos) got involved. “I always thought they give it a little zap,” mom says. Indeed they do.
I don’t get a lot of fan mail. (Just check the featured letter on page 20.) But I do get the occasional thank you e-mail, or well-reasoned objection to something we’ve printed, or earnest correspondence from a reader in jail. Rarely have I gotten the kind of note that appeared in my in-box on May 19. It was from Sean McCarthy, otherwise known as the Cincinnati Strongman, who Justin Williams profiles in this issue.
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Selecting a term
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