Pause for paws.

Mack thought he saw something down the hill on our walk. 😀🐾❤️

Out in Pleasant Ridge.

Tonight, we meet tour friends Chris and Tayler in Pleasant Ridge to celebrate. They just closed on their house earlier in the day. Our first stop was back at Nine Giant

After yesterday’s pretzel awesomeness, Genifer and I decided that whenever there is a giant soft pretzel on the menu we have to order it…

Nine Giant has a pretty solid pretzel. Their cheese was really good.

Nine Giant is a really fun little place. Really good beers. I really like their Conjure Me Sweet Milk Stout a lot.

And then we walked next door The Shining inspired Overlook Lodge

Genifer ordered the Writer’s Block made with bourbon, apple-berry sweet tea, and elderflower liqueur…

And I got the Apollo 11 made with vodka, espresso syrup, cold hot cocoa, almond milk and topped with a toasted marshmallow…

Genifer also tried The Calumet with bourbon, peach-pecan whiskey, ginger liqueur, allspice dram, lemon, carrot juice, black walnut bitters…

It tasted like Thanksgiving all in our glass. Our friend Megan took this photo…

She must have the first camera phone ever made ever. Anyway, it was a really fun evening out in Pleasant Ridge. 😀🥃❤️

Congratulations Chris and Tayler on your new house!

Constructing Cincinnati.

Running errands around downtown Cincinnati this afternoon, I noticed they were doing renovations to the building next to Igby’s on Sixth Street…

Even after all this time, I still get excited whenever I see stuff like this. My first thought is always, “I wonder what’s going to be opening soon in that space.” It’s always fun when new stuff opens. And I love getting to go and check out new places when they open.

I still don’t know what they are doing across the street from work

I’m beginning to think that they don’ t really know either. 😀🚧❤️

Next in line, please.

I went to renew our tags at the Ohio BMV this afternoon. And when I got to the BMV, there was no line…

Usually, when I make my yearly pilgrimage to the BMV, there’s a line out this door. But today there was no wait. Even when I was done, there still wasn’t a line…

Happy birthday to me! 😀🔜❤️

Sidewinder hot chocolate.

Genifer still gets her Mexican or caramel lattes when we stop at Sidewinder Coffee but the caffeine from coffee makes me feel all jittery so I’ve been on a hot chocolate kick…

It’s so good! I love Sidewinders hot chocolate. And their cinnamon twists. Hot chocolate and cinnamon twists, that’s what it’s all about. 😀☕️❤️

We’re beyond excited about this…

It will be FC Cincinnati’s very first home game of the MLS era. It’s going to be another one of those, “I was there moments” in Cincinnati sports. We have our season tickets all renewed and we’re super excited. 😀⚽️❤️

Sam Adams Taproom.

This evening we also stopped by to check out the relatively new Sam Adams Taproom on Central Parkway right around the corner from Findlay Market. We drive right by it every day on the way to and from work. This evening we got to see what it’s all about…

It’s a pretty nice place. I could definitely see hanging out here on a regular basis…

We ordered a couple their giant pretzels…

That pretzel was amazing. It might have been one of the best pretzels I’ve ever eaten.

We hung out for a little bit and managed to come in third in a spelling contest they were having that night…

I’ve heard of weeknight trivia contests. But I’ve never heard of spelling bees. It was different. Anyway, we walked away with a $10 gift card. It’s such a fun place…

And their patio is going to be amazing in the summer…

Sam Adams new taproom. Come for the beer. Stay for the pretzels. 😀🍺🥨❤️

Northside Distilling Company.

After work this evening, we finally stopped at Northside Distilling Company on Court Street in Central Business District…

But first we stopped to admire the Artworks Cincinnati Toy Heritage mural…

And back to Northside Distilling Company

When we first heard about the Northside Distilling Company, we thought it was weird that it was located in Central Business District and not well, in Northside. But after hearing about their story from our bartender, Luke it all made sense…

The Northside Distilling Company started in the way that any good distillery starts, with friends. Some friends began home brewing in the basement, which lead to an interest in distilling. After purchasing a 13 gallon still and two years of paperwork later, Northside Distilling Company was born!

They outgrew the old barn in Northside, and in April 2017, expanded to our current production facility and bar front on Race Street right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

 

Northside Distilling is such a great little place with some really fantastic drinks. 😀🥃❤️

My work set-up.

I took a photo of my set-up at work this morning. I have it pretty nice…

The MacBook and iPad are mine from home. Work provides the desktop with the dual monitors and the really nice view of downtown Cincinnati. 😀💻🏙️❤️

It’s a little warmer today.

But really not that much warmer at all.  😀❄️❤️