Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival.

It was hard to believe that today was already the first day of October…

We rode the 17 bus downtown to the Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival. Last year, it took place on Horseshoe Casino’s event lawn, and was really a lot of fun. This year’s 2nd annual Pig & Whiskey Festival took place at Washington Park. And I have to say when we walked up, we were a little underwhelmed…

The sizeable event lawn at Washington Park kind of swallowed the event whole…

But we had some time to kill before the start of the Reds game, so we got some tickets and soldiered on for some BBQ and whiskey…

First, we tried whiskey infused with sake. A bold new liquor experience bringing the best of East meets West from Karate Cowboy

They were offering a couple of different cocktails. A pineapple mule…

And a honey cran apple cider…

So we tried one of each. Both were absolutley delightful…

We also tried a root beer flavored bourbon from Rebel Yell

For food, we started with The Pockey from Huit…

Asian style ground pork with Chihuahua Cheese rolled in a flour torilla, deep fried and sauced with Huit’s house made sweet sambai…

Delicious and surprisingly filling. And we shared some really incredible St. Louis style ribs from Just Q’in…

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Amazing ribs. The meat fell right off the bone. I was also going to get some burnt ends from Velvet Smoke BBQ but we couldn’t find the room to put them away…

So we got a Jack Tennessee Fire and Canadian Dry instead, which is a delicious cocktail…

And the Met Life Blimp was hovering over Washington Park the whole time…

Pig & Whiskey was definitely more fun last year. But we got to sample some alcohols we wouldn’t have normally got to try. We definitely want to add both Karate Cowboy flavors, and the Rebel Yell root beer bourbon to our home bar reserves. And whenever you get to hang out at Washington Park and gaze at Music Hall, it’s never a bad afternoon…🙂

Seen and noted.

We saw the Met Life blimp from the Metro 17 bus on our way downtown…

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I have a thing for blimps. I just think it’s really neat to see them floating over the city.  Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Reds baseball game #7.

We went down to the ballpark to take in our seventh Reds game of the season. And it was a perfect afternoon for baseball. Just perfect. And the DirecTV Blimp was hovering high above Cincinnati again

It was the final game of the series between the Reds and the Seattle Mariners. So why wouldn’t there be a big pail of glow-in-the-dark light sabers and T-Rex dinosaur swords outside of GABP for a day game? And no. I did not buy one. I didn’t have any cash.

The DirecTV Blimp was overhead almost the entire game…

I remember when my parents used to take us to Cubs games, one of the free giveaways we got more than once were Cubs painter hats. I hadn’t thought about or seen a baseball painter hat in years. I wonder if our Cubs hats are still at my parents house in Michigan?

The Mariner’s Robinson Cano…

And he ended up on third…

Votto might be struggling right now. But I still get a tingle when he steps to the plate…

The Sunday live Reds mascot race…

This one belongs to Mr. Redlegs. He owned today’s race…

The Reds dropped another one. And ended up getting swept by the Mariners. :/

Oh well. It was a gorgeous day for a baseball game. And we got to see The Gies

Sundays like this are made for watching baseball, win or lose. 🙂

Hello, DirecTV Blimp.

I saw the DirecTV Blimp floating around high above downtown Cincinnati from my office window at work…

And then we saw it again this evening when we were out walking Oscar…

Pretty neat stuff. It’s been a while since we last saw the Blimp. 🙂

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