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 theirΒ 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. πŸ˜€πŸ₯ƒβ€οΈ

Congratulations Chris and Tayler on your new house!

TAG! You’re it.

TAG! You’re it. Seen and noted on Central Parkway. πŸ˜€πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈβ€οΈ

Another super Saturday.

This afternoon I got my haircut with Katie Walters. She is literally the best

Then since we were already over on the east side, we got to have lunch at Taglio again

Genifer ordered the Finta…

We started with a side garden salad…

And there it is…

The main event…

Taglio’s deep-dish Detroit-style pizza. This time we ordered the Deluxe…

I love, love, love Taglio’s pizza. And we’re so excited. I don’t know if you’ve heard but Taglio is set to open a second location this spring on 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. So sometime soonish,Β  we’ll be able to stop and get pizza whenever our hearts desire. After Taglio on our way back home, we stopped at Genifer’s favorite bar in the whole world, Sundry and Vice for a drink…

Sundry and Vice makes the best drinks…

It was another really super Saturday. πŸ˜€βœ‚οΈπŸ•πŸ₯ƒβ€οΈ

Woodburn + Che Empanadas.

After work this evening, I hopped on the Metro 11 bus…

I rode it up into East Walnut Hills to meet Genifer again at Woodburn Brewery

Their chocolate mint imperial stout is just out of this world…

And then the Che empanada truck pulled up right outside Woodburn’s front door…

We got three delicious Che empanadas and chips&salsa which turned out to be much more like nachos than chips&salsa…

And Cincinnati was bracing a big snopocolypse…

So we finished our empanadas and beers and headed for home before the white death began. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger.

Quatman CafeΒ still has some reallyΒ of the most amazing cheeseburgers…

And they are still so dang reasonable too. πŸ˜€πŸ”β€οΈ

Our VW Jetta GLI.

We got our VW Jetta GLI into the shop today to have the check engine light looked at…

And now we’re up and running again. They had to replace the thermostat and a valve that had an slight oil leak. I got to hang out over by Xavier pretty much all day and it’s never cheap. But at least it’s fixed again and we’re back on the road. πŸ˜€πŸš˜πŸ”§β€οΈ

Meanwhile across the river.

This morning we dropped off the rental car we that we used to drive up to Michigan…

It was a pretty nice ride. The check engine came on in our Jetta GLI the day before we were going to drive to Michigan. We didn’t feel super comfortable driving all the way up north with that hanging over our heads so we just rented a car from Budget at CVG to get us there and back…

After we dropped it off, we stopped by Crestview Hills Town Center and decided to have lunch at The Pub

We shared a Scotch Egg…

Genfier had a half chicken salad wrap and a caesar salad…

I had these delicious fish and chip sliders…

We don’t get over to Crestview Hills very often, It’s pretty nice over there, and The Pub has some really good lunch. πŸ˜€πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§β€οΈ

Good evening from West Chester.

This afternoon we went out to West Chester to visit Genifer’s mom. I love hanging out with Geri. We got to exchange Christmas gifts. And when we were packing up to come home, there was this gorgeous sunset…

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Seen and noted.

This afternoon I passed on what could have possibly been the world’s best White Elephant Gift for next year. Check out this guy…

Wow. Just wow. πŸ˜€πŸ‰β€οΈ

Seen and noted.

The weather was beautiful today and we saw a ladybug…

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