OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio - An Over-the-Rhine restaurant received a key to the city from a mayor who lives more than 2,000 miles away.
Bakersfield Over-the-Rhine got a key from Bakersfield, Calif. Mayor Harvey Hall on Monday night.
The restaurant was inspired by the central California city known for spawning the era of music called "The Bakersfield South," which was defined by artists like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.
"This is an illustration of what Bakersfield stands for. The Bakersfield sound of country music...and this restaurant in Cincinnati is named after that," said Hall.
The restaurant also connects to Bakersfield through its food. The menu selections draw upon the city's roots as an agricultural community with a strong Latino influence.
Bakersfield Over-the-Rhine is located at 1213 Vine Street. For more information on the restaurant visit http://www.bakersfieldotr.com/ .
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