Another fun Saturday night at Americano.

Cleve and Alyssa came downtown for a visit this evening. We went out to get a burger with them at Americano Burger Bar. It’s Saturday. Where else would we go?

Cheers!

Tonight, we tried the Argentinian topped with chimichurri, grilled onions, provolone cheese and mayo…

It might just be our new favorite burger at Americano. Delicious stuff! And then we took on Cleve and Alyssa in a couple matches of shuffleboard…

And we lost them both. I don’t think I’ve won a game of shuffleboard at Americano yet…

But Americano’s always a good time with those delicious burgers and the shuffleboard. And it was great to get to hang out with Cleve and Alyssa again.

23676475685_1c766f9518_b

Fun night. 🙂

Texas Roadhouse.

It seems like everything to eat around the Madeira/Kenwood area is a chain restaurant. We don’t really spend much time in that part of town. But after picking up Genifer’s newly altered wedding dress in Madeira, we stopped at Texas Roadhouse in Kenwood. Sure, it’s a chain restaurant but it’s a chain restaurant that we’ve never been to before. And up until a couple of weeks ago, it’s a chain restaurant that I’d never even heard of…

Genifer had a garden salad and a cup of chili…

I started with a caesar salad, which disappeared really quickly…

I started with the basket of their “award-winning ribs” with steak fries…

When I saw that they had a starter basket of ribs I just had to try them. I had to to see how they stacked up against what I consider to be the best ribs in Cincinnati which are down at Moerlein Lager House. These were a third of a rack and were really good. Especially for a chain restaurant. They were fall off the bone tender and the sauce was delicious. The only downside was that they pretty fatty. Lager House still has the best ribs, in my opinion. I also tried the Beef Tips: cuts of steak with sautéed mushrooms, onions, brown gravy and sour cream over seasoned rice or mashed potatoes…

It was pretty awesome stuff. The beef tips were very tender, the gravy was delicious and full of mushrooms and the mashed potatoes were so creamy especially after I mixed in the sour cream…

It was a really great lunch. But I ordered way too much food. Next time, I wouldn’t get a starter. I’d just go straight for the main course. But we would definitely stop back into Texas Roadhouse again. Good stuff! 🙂

Wedding details.

Two weeks from today we’ll be getting married!

Genifer picked up her wedding dress from Alterations by Toni in Madeira…

And I ordered my wedding band from Minter + Richter

JUST TWO WEEKS! There’s still a lot to do but we’re so excited and we can’t wait! 🙂

Downtown details.

Saturday morning in downtown Cincinnati. Oscar had an appointment to get his shots updated at Plum Street Pet Clinic all the way over on the other side downtown…

It’s frustrating to walk around downtown sometimes. It seems like every time we walk somewhere downtown you see multiple cars running red lights. Or if they don’t run the light, they stop right smack dap in the middle of the crosswalk…

We still haven’t been able to figure out why there was a Wisconsin Badger coach outside the Hilton…

Oscar was a brave little dog and survived his shots.

We saw this girl carrying this bear that was almost as big as she was…

🙂