Sam Adams Taproom.

It was gorgeous this evening. We wanted to go sit out on a patio and have a beer.ย  So on the way home, we stopped at Sam Adams Taproom on Central Parkway…

We shared one of Sam Adams delicious giant pretzels…

Big Dogg’s BBQ was parked out on Sam Adams patio…

We also shared one of Big Dogg’s Pulled Pork Parfaits…

Awesome. What an incredible way to enjoy this beautiful evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅจโค๏ธ

Taco Tuesday!

It was Taco Tuesday today for lunch from Silverglades Deli on Eighth

I’m really going to miss Silverglades. It’s been one of my go-to lunch spots for a long time. I don’t know how often I’m going to get back over here. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎโค๏ธ

Celebration!

After work, we stopped by Queen City Radio to celebrate my new job offer…

Celebrating a new job tastes a lot like Whip burgers…

I’ll be accepting the offer tomorrow morning. Thank you to my beautiful wife for helping me think this through. After talking about it, it turned out to be one of the least difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m very excited about this opportunity. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

Northside nubs.

This evening we stopped to check out a new place with our friends Terry and Katherine called Northside Country Club. Not to be confused with Northside Yacht Club, Northside Country Club is in the old Bistro Grace space on Hamilton Avenue. Apparently, it’s some sort of stop-gap to keep the liquor license with the building…

NSCC is cash-only. But there is an ATM on site. Ohmigosh… THEIR TOTS. Their tots are just amazing. The ranch dipping sauce for the tots is really good. And the aioli is even better. We also had their ham&cheese, thinking it would be a grilled cheese with ham. It was cold ham and a slice of cheese on toast. It was good but just not what we were expecting. We also ordered the BLT which was really good. Our friend Terry had the Chicago dog and that looked really good too. Next time we go to NSCC, we’ll be ordering BLTs and tots for days. And I’ll remember to take photos. But still, really great stuff…

Then we walked down to Higher Gravity. The sunset was pretty amazing…

At Higher Gravity, they were celebrating our friend Jen‘s 5000th unique beer check-in on Untappd. That is a lot of unique beers. Between me and Genifer, we have just over 300 combined. And 300 is nowhere near 5000. Not even in the same zip code…

Congratulations, Jen! That is quite the achievement. It was another really fun evening in Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner tonight, we had Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken…

Ohmigosh. It’s so good. And we had Trader Joe’s Potstickers too…

It’s as good if not better than almost any takeout Chinese food we’ve had. It’s quickly become one of our very favorite meals. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅกโค๏ธ

Saturday morning errands.

This morning we got up and moving and headed over to Trader Joe’s in Kenwood…

We love Trader Joe’s. We’ve become kind of obsessed with their stuff especially their Mandarin Orange Chicken. It’s better almost every takeout Chinese food that we’ve had. And it’s only $4.99. It’s so dang good.

Then we stopped by the new At Home store in Norwood…

I felt like I was in that last scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark

From there, we headed out to The West Side to collect our taxes. We got money back on the federal but we owed the state and city. But we came out ahead. After we got our taxes, we stopped into Menier’s Fine Meats…

I wanted to try their World Famous Chicken Salad

We a little container of the chicken salad (it was awesome), a little bit of their pasta salad and a couple of these awesome buffalo chicken egg rolls…

Meiner’s has really great stuff. And their meats looked out of this world. We’ll have to go back when it’s a little bit warmer outside when we can grill a bunch of stuff. After we were done at Meiner’s, we stopped a BDubs to share some boneless wings for lunch…

Oh, and mini corn dogs. I love their mini corn dogs…

On the way home from The West Side, we saw this sign for Chester’s Chicken at a Shell gas station on Boudinot…

That chicken is so darn cute. I wonder how the chicken is? It was a really good Saturday morning. We got a lot accomplished and we were still home by one o’clock.

NYPD pizza.

On the way home from work tonight, we stopped to pick up a delicious NYPD pizza

YUM! We love NYPD pizza. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Tonight for dinner, Genifer made Kung Pao Chickenย & potstickers from Trader Joe’s…

Trader Joe’s is pretty awesome. They have some really good stuff over there. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿœโค๏ธ

Best laid plans.

We had a whole entire day of Cincinnati sports planned today. A couple of weeks ago, we bought Fioptics District tickets for today’s afternoon Reds game. And then after the Reds game, we were going to ride the Metro 17 bus up to tonight’s FC Cincinnati match. Before the Reds game, we stopped to eat lunch at The Pony

And look what they still had on draft…

BELL’S MANGO HABANERO OBERON!

The Pony is such a great little place…

We shared a chicken finger basket. Their chicken fingers are just out of this world…

And we shared their delicious chicken wing dip…

It was remarkably similar to Genifer’s buffalo chicken dip. But it was served with Frito’s instead of tortilla chips. I really liked it with Frito’s. I liked it a lot. Genifer also got the very last of the Bell’s Mango Habanero Oberon…

While we were eating, it would alternate between being sunny outside and then a few minutes later it would be pouring down rain. We were watching the Reds Twitter for any updates, And as we were getting ready to head down towards the ballpark, this tweet popped up…

The start of the Reds game was delayed. And then there was this tweet that popped up a little while later…

Bummer. You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? At least we got a really good lunch out of it at The Pony. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿด๐ŸŒง๏ธโšพ๏ธโค๏ธ

Seen and noted at Brewporium.

We went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for lunch today. And as we were walking into the Brewporium, a train rolled by with a rather unusual cargo…

I guess I never really thought about how they move tanks around from place to place. It makes perfect sense after thinking about it for a little bit that they would move them with trains. It’s pretty interesting the things you just kind of stumble across.

Brewpourium started doing wings and they are terrific…

But for me, the star at Brewpourium is always going to be the pizza. It’s sooo good…

And I tried something new off of Taft’s brunch menu, sausage gravy knots…

They were really good. Genifer wasn’t feeling them but she’s not the biggest fan of breakfast stuff at non-breakfast times. I thought they were really good. I took the rest home with us and ate them for breakfast at work on Monday.

I love Taft’s Brewpourium. And we still have a little bit of money left on our gift card! It’s been the gift that keeps on giving. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ