Northside Saturday.

Early this afternoon, we walked down to Blue Jay for lunch…

We both had grilled cheeses and fries. My grilled cheeses had so much turkey on it…

After lunch, we walked over to Urban Artifact

UA was hosting the Holiday Ohio Explored Ohio Maker Mart. We didn’t know there were going to be food trucks at Urban Artifact this afternoon. I don’t know that we would have skipped Blue Jay though. Those grilled cheeses really hit the spot…

There was even more stuff downstairs in UA’s taproom…

It was really fun to wander around and look at all the crafts. If you were looking for a new hand-knit winter hat, this was the place for you. Genifer got two new winter hats. And I got a really shiny ring with beautiful inlays. After the Maker Mart, we walked down to Second Place for a drink. They replaced all their beer tap handles with the tops of trophies. I wonder how long they’ve been like that and I never noticed…

It was another really fun Saturday in Northside. We love our neighborhood. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธโค๏ธ

It’s Skyline time.

It was Skyline time for lunch today! YUM! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿง€๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made another one of the Home Chef Express meal kits for dinner tonight. This one was Steak Fajitas with cheese and sour cream…

Look at all those delicious veggies…

These were some really great steak fajitas. They could have come with some more cheese but then again you can never have enough cheese. Cheese makes everything better. And there’s no such thing as too much cheese. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎโค๏ธ

Happy National Cookie Day!

Happy National Cookie Day! I brought home a little box of six delicious Graeter’s Christmas cookies for us to enjoy on this tastiest of holidays…

I wish every day was national cookie day. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿชโค๏ธ

Holtman’s Donuts West Chester.

We found ourselves out in West Chester this morning so we stopped to get a little box of delicious Holtman’s Donuts

YUM! Holtman’s has some of the best donuts around Cincinnati. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ

The happiest hour in Northside.

After work this evening, we stopped at Second Place on the way home…

Second Place has some amazing burgers. They’re not anything super fancy. They’re just a really good, solid burger And during their happy hour, they’re half-price. A single burger is only $3 and just $5 for a double burger with bacon

We add a basket of fries for $4. And boom, instant dinner. Second Place also had a really incredible Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout from March First on tap. And the drafts were also $1 off. It was a really good happy hour. I think it might just be the best happy hour in Northside. And I could see this becoming a weekly tradition. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

One of our laziest Sundays.

We didn’t do much today. We were in full-blown recovery mode from our trip to Dallas. This morning was very foggy…

We watched Arsenal win 2-1 over Bournemouth and then we walked to Django Western Taco for brunch…

We started with some of Django’s chips and salsa, and we shared the biscuits and chorizo gravy withย a fried egg and Chef Josh’s famous tater tot casserole…

Later, we picked up Mack from The Pet Spot in Norwood…

I think he was pretty happy to be home. He slept for most of the evening. We’ll go pick up Oscar this week. He’s staying with his grandma. And he loves his grandma. Later, we ordered an NYPD pizza because we’d been craving an NYPD cheese pizza and we really need to go to the grocery store soon…

We watched some football and that was pretty much our very lazy Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made us deliciousย Chicken Bake for dinner tonight. But she tried a new recipe. This new recipe added Swiss cheese to the mix…

It was delicious. Chicken Bake has always been one of my favorites but it was even better with the addition of Swiss cheese. It was really outstanding! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง€โค๏ธ

The laziest Saturday.

We didn’t do anything at all today. We got Chipotle for lunch. It’s been forever since I’ve had Chipotle. I finally got to try Chipotle’s chorizo and their queso. Together. Chorizo and queso together? It was really good stuff…

And then justย watched a bunch of college basketball and football for the rest of the day. We thought about raking leaves in our backyard…

We’ll do it tomorrow or next weekend. Because doing nothing was pretty wonderful.
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Le’s Pho & Sandwiches.

Today, I walked over to Court Street to get lunch from Le’s Pho & Sandwiches

I ordered a Chicken Bahn Mi sammich and an egg roll…

Their sammiches are very delicious and really inexpensive. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿœโค๏ธ