We love steakburgers & spicy beers.

This afternoon we went back to Freddy’s to have steakburgers for lunch…

And afterwards, we stopped Brink Brewing Company to try their Kickin’ Wing – Mango Habanero IPA

I got my beer in a collector local artist glass that we got to take home with us and we also ordered a little tin of bourbon BBQ peanuts…

The Kickin’ Wing – Mango Habanero IPA was outstanding. It had just the right amount of heat and the sweetness of the mango perfectly offset the bitterness of the hops. It was right up there as one of the best beers I think I’ve had. 😀🍔🍺❤️

We’re ready for some football.

We have some beers in our fridge for the start of football season. 😀🍺❤️

Urban Artifact Smoothie Bar.

This evening at Higher Gravity, they had an Urban Artifact Smoothie Bar…

You choose your Urban Artifact beer and then you choose from a variety of fruit juices to add to your beer to create your smoothie. We tried a Berry Banana Blast Smoothie…

And my favorite was the Strawberry Banana Smoothie…

Higher Gravity is always doing something different and fun. 😀🍺❤️

Bay Horse Cafe to celebrate 40 years.

This afternoon the office closed a little early to walk down to Bay Horse Cafe

We paused to celebrate our CEO and fearless leader, Doug Studer’s 40th-anniversary of work at Deskey…

Forty years with one company is a very momentous achievement…

SURPRISE!

It was a fun afternoon celebrating an incredible career achievement. And Bay Horse Cafe is a great little place. I can’t wait to head back soon for another beer and maybe grab some lunch from Bay Horse sometime soon. 😀🎂🍻❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon, we stopped at Melt for a late Brunch…

Afterwards, we stopped by Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact’s Bewilderfest was Friday and Saturday. We wanted to see what was left on tap from their big celebration. Last year, they had a bunch of crazy beers…

We ordered a flight plus one…

And then we shared The Tumi and Lemon Fennel Salad

Urban Artifact made three barrel-aged variant bombers for their Bewilderfest: Beipiaosurus Boysenberry Sour, Dimetrodon Raspberry Sour and Stegosaurus Montmorency Cherry Sour

We didn’t try them. I bet they were all delicious but they were a little on the pricey side.  However, they had stickers of all the different dinosaurs from the labels, and they gave us an entire set of them for free…

And after I took the photo of my new dinosaurs stickers…

It was another fun Sunday in Northside. 😀🍺🦖❤️

A flight at Brink.

After lunch at Freddy’s, we stopped at Brink Brewing in College Hill for a flight…

Brink has some really good beers. And Brink had a food truck out in their parking lot, Taco Oso. They had some really interesting sounding tacos. The one that stood out to me was a Mexican BLT taco…

But we were so full from lunch that we couldn’t even think about eating anything else. We’ll have to keep an eye out for Taco Oso in the future. 😀🍺🐻❤️

UPDATE: When we got home, there was a Zipcar parked right in front of our house…

JJVE used one when we were up in Michigan. They said Zipcar is really big out in Boston. I guess Zipcar is much more popular in places other than Cincinnati. Because we haven’t seen a Zipcar around Cincinnati in forever.

Happy birthday, Higher Gravity!

When we were out running around yesterday, I stopped at Kroger a got a little sheet cake because today is Higher Gravity’s one-year anniversary! Happy birthday, HG!

It seems like just yesterday that we were checking out Higher Gravity for the very first time. Over the last year, Higher Gravity has become one of our top two favorite places to hang out in Northside. (The other one is Second Place.) HG always has interesting and delicious beers on tap and in stock. We’ve tried a bunch of great beers there. And we’ve also made a bunch of great friends there on the last year. Cheer, guys! Here’s to many more years to come!

We love Higher Gravity! 😀🍺❤️

Oh, and we also added to our crowler collection to bring with us up to Michigan…

👍🍻

A stop at Streetside.

Being right in the neighborhood after lunch at Taglio, we stopped for a little sampler at Streetside Brewery. We love Streetside…

#15 was outstanding! Trouble in Paradise Millkshake Blonde with mango, passion fruit and guava. It was more like drinking juice and less like drinking a beer…

And we brought home a couple more crowlers with us to bring up to Michigan…

😀🍺❤️

Congratulations, Doug!

This week we celebrated the work anniversary of our CEO. He’s been with Deskey for the last 40 years…

Congratulations, Doug! 😀🥂❤️

World Cup fever.

It’s official. We have World Cup fever. Today, we made our way to Second Place to watch the second half of the France versus Uruguay quarterfinal match…

We wanted France to win. But more than that, we wanted Second Place cheeseburgers….

I don’t know how widespread the knowledge is, but it’s an established fact that Second Place has some of the best cheeseburgers in Northside if not all of Cincinnati….

After France advanced 2-0, we pulled the Change of venue card and made our way to Higher Gravity for today’s other quarterfinal match, Brasil versus Belgium…

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Genifer was cheering for Belgium and they won 2-1. She was very happy…

After the soccer was finished, we came home to hang out in our backyard with Mack…

And my very pretty wife…

It’s very sad that the World Cup in winding down. But it was a really, really great Friday. 😀⚽️🏆🍔🍻❤️