Geographic location located in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia that is culturally and sociologically the Upper South as opposed to the midwest, the east or the north. This would include Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Indianapolis, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. This is the bottom buckle of the snow belt and the top buckle of the Bible belt, where people may eat Cincinnati Chili, stewed tomatoes, goetta (a pork sausage that includes pin-cut oats,) Ale-8-1 pop (a beverage made in Winchester, KY) Esther Price chocolate candies, Mike-Sells and Grippo potato chips. They eat at places like Frisch's Big Boy and Skyline Chili and there are actually still drive-in theaters in this region. Regional pizza favorites are LaRosa's, Cassanos and Marions in southwest Ohio. Soft drinks are referred to as pop as opposed to soda or Coke. The main grocery establishement is Kroger.
"I was passing through the Upper South on my way to Cleveland, so hit three Kroger stores, where bought some Ale-8-one in Lexington and some Grippos in Cincinnati. Then I stopped in Dayton for some Esther Price and Cassanos and picked up a copy of "Southern Living" magazine before I headed to the frozen north.
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