Rain can't extinguish Joey Votto's Independence Day fireworks.

Everyone's a kid again on the Fourth of July, and I like celebrating that feeling at a Reds game -- lots of fun even though it's rained there two years in a row. (Hint, there's an import beer and tiki bar right behind first base, around aisle 133). Pictured here is Votto's homer, which helped the Reds to a 5-2 win over the Cardinals.

Not many places in Cincy are open for a bite on the Fourth. Arthur's in Hyde Park is a happy exception

Smack dab in a tony neighborhood is a no-nonsense, old-school bar and burger joint with lived-in character.

Mushroom and swiss burger

Nothing fancy, just a real-deal handmade juicy big burger cooked perfectly.