Stopping in Clifton.

On the way home, I got off the bus in Clifton’s Gaslight District to pick up a few things. I’ve been having the strangest, really odd craving for some old skool Sunny D lately. I wonder if Clifton Market has any Sunny D?

After picking up a few groceries including Sunny D, I walked right next door and ordered us some delicious take-out for dinner from China Kitchen…

It’s super convenient that all these great places are right on the 17 bus line home. It’s so easy to get a transfer, hop off the bus, pick up some great stuff and then get right back the next bus! I love it. 😀🚌🍊🍜

FC Cincinnati versus Charleston Battery.

IT’S MATCH DAY! FC Cincinnati was taking on Charleston Battery. It was another big match for FC|C! The Battery was the top team in the USL’s Eastern Conference…

We got into Nippert Stadium just ahead of the march of the supporters groups…

O say can you see…

FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Kock started both big forwards, Djiby and Danni König!

HERE WE GO!

GOAL! FC CINCINNATI! 1-0! Djiby stole that one from Harrison Delbridge…

At the half, it was still 1-0 FC Cincinnati…

And that means it’s time for SPRINKLES!

Charleston Battery found their equaliser, but it was another great crowd tonight…

And then the Battery took the took the lead…

But then FC Cincinnati’s Andrew Wiedeman scored the equaliser that would go on to make Sportscenter’s Top 10 later the next morning

Three minutes to be added on…

And the match ended 2-2

I thought it was a pretty good result for FC Cincinnati to be able to get a point against the first place team…

Next match for FC Cincinnati is next Saturday when they welcome St. Louis FC back to Nippert Stadium. If you remember back, St. Louis FC is the team that Djiby scored four against earlier in the season. It’ll be exciting to see if he can manage to repeat that amazing feat…

And of course, we’ll see you there! 😀❤️⚽️

Slow down and grill.

I stopped at Clifton Market again on the way home this evening…

I picked up a few odds & ends supplies, some stuff to grill tonight and one of these delicious sounding orange chocolate chip muffins…

There is nothing better than stuff straight off the grill. 😀🍔🌭❤️

More grilling with Clifton Market.

On the way home, I stopped at Clifton Market again to get some more of their amazing bacon cheddar burgers to put on the grill this evening…

And you know it’s almost summer when the Bell’s Oberon makes its first appearance…

We put the burgers on the grill and Genifer had some chicken cutlets too…

Those burgers are so delicious…

And it turned out to be a really pretty evening as well…

🙂

Grilling with Clifton Market.

On my way home, I stopped in Clifton to pick up some stuff to grill for dinner …

I picked up some regular burger patties and and some cheddar bacon stuffed burger patties from the meat counter at the new Clifton Market…

I grabbed my groceries and headed to get back on the bus…

Check out these odd little creatures in one of the shop windows along Ludlow Avenue…

When I got home, we fired up the grill…

We threw a few hot dogs on the grill as well…

And Genifer made a bunch of oven fries…

And it was another awesome dinner off the grill…

Those cheddar and bacon stuffed burgers were just outstanding. We’re definitely have to get some more very soon. And we’re definitely loving our new grill. I think we could grill every night and never get tired of it. 🙂

FC Cincinnati versus Louisville City FC.

This evening we ventured over to Nippert Stadium to watch FC Cincinnati take on their closest geographical USL rival, Louisville City FC…

We sat in general admission for the very first time so we could all sit together. It’s not a bad view from over there…

 

The march of the supporters groups into The Bailey…

It was a pretty chilly evening. It wasn’t the coldest match we’ve ever been to but it was nowhere near the warmest either…

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SPOILER ALERT: Djiby would get sent off later in the match; a straight red…

HERE WE GO!

LCFC snatched the early lead…

And that’s the way the match would stay for the rest of the first half. Back and forth. Back and forth. But no more goals from either side… SPRINKLES!

I just don’t know what to say. There really aren’t words. I think I’m mostly just really disappointed because I almost wore the same exact thing but I didn’t think I’d be warm enough on such a chilly evening…

😐 🦄  Anyway, there was another good crowd packed into Nippert for tonight’s match…

 

And the second half is underway…

GOAL FC|C! 1-1!

And that’s the way the match would finish, 1-1. That’s better than a loss. The matches are always a bunch of fun to watch live. The atmosphere is always incredible. And it was a blast to get my parents out to their very first FC|C match. But Djiby got sent off so there’s that, which will be a fun plot twist for the team to try to deal with…

FC Cincinnati’s next home match isn’t until May 13th when they welcome Orlando City B to Nippert Stadium. We’ll see you there! 🙂

UPDATE: Apparently, Djiby bit or tried to bite someone during the match and has been suspended for an additional five matches.

From the USL:

FC Cincinnati’s Djiby Fall has received a six-game suspension and undisclosed fine. It consists of a one-game suspension and fine for the red card for serious foul play, and an additional five-game suspension and fine for major game misconduct during last week’s match against Louisville City FC. Fall’s suspension runs through June 3, pending any schedule changes.

[UPDATE] – The USL has provided further clarification to its disciplinary report for Week 5. Djiby Fall’s five-game suspension and undisclosed fine for Major Game Misconduct is for biting an opponent during the match on April 22, 2017.

Habañero Burrito Monday!

On my way home, I stopped at Habañero in Clifton to pick up some burritos for dinner because it was another Habañero $5 Burrito Monday

It had been a minute since we last had $5 Habañero Burrito Monday. It sure is good stuff. Taken with Instagram. 🥙 🙂

Habañero Burrito Monday.

Tonight was another $5 burrito Monday at Habañero

And it was delicious! Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Taken with Instagram.

It was a really chilly but very pretty morning in Northside…

Dodge. Ram…

And I stopped in Clifton and picked us up some China Kitchen for dinner…

Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Clifton Market.

This afternoon we rode our beloved Metro 17 bus over to Clifton’s Gaslight District…

We wanted to check out the long awaited new co-op grocery store, Clifton Market

It’s been three years in the making since planning began…

From to Clifton Market’s website:

The co-op business model is the best way to serve the community.  Grocery co-ops source more local food, pay better wages, and put more money back into the local economy.  Profits from the co-op are returned to owners in the community in the form of patronage dividends.  This encourages owner loyalty because the more you shop, the more you get back.

We’re most excited about it because it’s right on the 17 bus line home from downtown. So if there’s ever a need to stop and pick something up for dinner, or if we’re missing a key ingredient, I can stop on my way home from work without having to get in the car and run back out to our local Kroger. Plus with it being a co-op, I feel better about my money going back into the community. Annnnd, I want to see Clifton Market do well because the new Northside co-op grocery store, Apple Street Market is based off the same premise. I would love to have option of going to Clifton Market right on the bus line or stopping at Apple Street Market just a few blocks from our house. 🙂

Dinner from UberEats.

We had dinner from Cactus Pear in Clifton delivered by UberEats. So much good stuff. Genifer had cheese enchiladas. I had chicken quesadillas. And we shared Flameado, a casserole of baked cheese, chorizo, caramelized onions and poblano peppers served with flour tortillas. It was so good and so easy but we ordered way too much food. UberEats makes it so easy to have great food delivered right to your dining room table. We’ll definitely be ordering from Cactus Pear again very soon 🙂

Habañero Burrito Monday.

Today seemed like a perfect day for another Habañero Burrito Monday…

We love Habañero’s Burrito Mondays. We got two huge burritos with chips and salsa for just $11.50. You can’t beat that. It makes dinner sooo easy. The burritos are enormous and really delicious. And I really dig their chips and salsa too. 🙂

Taken with Instagram.

Apparently, the set is off to the right somewhere…

And it was another Habañero Burrito Monday

Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Crafty Supermarket!

It was a chilly afternoon but we hopped on our Metro 17 bus again…

We rode over to the University of Cincinnati…

For this afternoon’s Crafty Supermarket at the University of Cincinnati’s Campus Recreation Center…

We found a bunch of new treasures and got a start on our Christmas shopping…

Afterwards, we had some amazing wings at Mac’s Pizza Pub…

And then we caught as Uber back home. It was a really great afternoon. 🙂

An afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo.

It was a gorgeous fall Saturday afternoon today. How many more days are going to this beautiful? We had a couple of passes to the Cincinnati Zoo that we going to expire kind of soon-ish, so it sounded like a perfect idea to go spend the afternoon at the zoo, and check out the zoo’s new Hippo Cove for the first time…

It’s been a minute since we’ve been to the zoo

Walking around, it looked like they were just putting the finishing touches on hanging all the 2.5 million LED lights for the  34th annual “Wild Wonderland” PNC Festival of Lights, which starts next weekend on November 19th…

We can’t wait to to come back in a couple weeks for the Festival of Lights…

The red pandas are one of my favorites. They’re soooo cute…

Penguins are always a favorite too…

Ask about Aquaponies

Are they like seahorses? This peacock was just hanging out on top of a table in the sun…

Here it is… HIPPO COVE!

Hippo Cove was incredible! I could have sat there and watched the hippos all day. It was amazing to see them that active and so up-close and personal. They are very impressive!

The giraffes are some of our favorites too…

The bears were all crashed out…

And we exit through the gift shop…

It’s always amazing to spend an afternoon at the zoo. 🙂

Click to see all the photos I took during our afternoon at the zoo.

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