We ❤️ Blue Jay.

We went to Blue Jay for breakfast/lunch late this morning. I would have called it brunch. But I reserve brunch for Sundays. Genifer wanted lunch and I wanted breakfast. And since it wasn’t Friday, I’m just going to call it breakfast/lunch…

Genifer got a five-way and french fries…

I got a sausage omelet with a flapjack…

YUM! We ❤️ Blue Jay. 😀🐦🥞❤️

Breakfast at Blue Jay.

Food no good reason, we were up and moving early this morning. So we decided to go have breakfast at Blue Jay

We love Blue Jay so much. Their food is really outstanding and you can eat like a king for so cheap. 😀🥞❤️

Saturday morning in Northside.

This morning we went to Blue Jay for an early lunch…

You can’t see the Blue Jay sign through the trees…

Genifer ordered a couple of Blue Jay chili cheese sammiches and fries…

Basically, chili cheese dogs without the dogs. And I ordered the Northsider Omelet…

It’s a three-egg omelet smothered in Blue Jay’s Cincinnati-style chili with onions, beans, topped with cheddar cheese and served with toast…

It’s basically a Cincinnati five-way omelet and it was so good. We love Blue Jay…

Afterwards, we stopped next door at Shake It Records to do some record shopping…

We still don’t have a record player. We hope to remedy that very soon. But in addition to all sorts of records, they also have some really great greeting cards…

It was another great Saturday morning in Northside. Taken with my Polaroid CUBE+. 😀🐦❤️

Northside Saturday.

This afternoon we walked down to Blue Jay for lunch…

We tried their cheese coneys and chili cheese sammiches and they were awesome!

After lunch, we were headed off to the grand opening of favorite coffee shop, Sidewinder’s brand new coffee roastery…

But first, we stopped in Shake It Records…

Seriously, we need to get a record player…

They had so many good records that I would have bought today if we had a record player. Walking down Hamilton Avenue right next to Hoffner Park, it looks like a new smoothie and juice bar is going in…

We made it all the way down Spring Grove to Sidewinder’s new coffee roastery…

Their new coffee roaster…

There was some serious roasting going on in here…

Original artworks by very talented artist and Sidewinder barista, Amy Poliner…

They’re going to need some more coffee beans…

We had a coffee drink and hung out for a little while and learned about the process of roasting coffee beans. It’s a lot more complicated than I thought it would be…

From there we stopped at Second Place to have a bourbon slushie and kill a little bit of time while we waited for our friend’s backyard birthday party to start…

W estayed at the backyard birthday party until it got too dark to see anymore in the backyard. And then we headed home. It was a really fun day in Northside. 😀❤️

Breakfast at Blue Jay.

We were supposed to get a big snow storm today. I heard up to 5 inches of the cold white stuff. Before the snowpocalypse, we headed to Blue Jay for breakfast…

I had pancakes with scrambled eggs and sausage with toast. It was so good. And I almost finished everything. But the real standouts were the biscuits and sausage gravy that Genifer ordered. Wow! They were incredible.Next time, I’m either getting those or I’m getting the Northsider Omelet topped with their homemade Cincinnati chili! When we were heading home, we could help but notice this Elvis lamp next door in the window of Shake It Records

And despite it snowing huge snowflakes, we really didn’t get very much snow on the ground. Five inches, pfffft. 😀🥞❤️

Over 1 million.

I got an email from Google this morning. And this email was to inform me that the 600+ photos I’ve posted publicly to Google Maps have now received over 1 milliion views

A million views on just 600 photos is a pretty amazing accomplishment especially when you consider that the 94,500+ photos I’ve uploaded to my Flickr since March 2007 have received just under 8 million views. My three most viewed photos on Google Maps…

Third was taken inside Melt Eclectic Cafe in Northside with over 54,000 views…

Second was inside Northside’s Blue Jay Restaurant with over 60,000 views…

And the bar at Django Western Taco’s old location is my most viewed photo on Google Maps with more than 80,000 views…

Isn’t that nuts? Social media stats like this just kind of blow mind. 😀📷👀❤️

Northside’s Blue Jay.

After watching some soccer this morning, we walked to get lunch for the very first time from the Blue Jay! It’s been a Northside staple for the last sixty years…

It’s kinda hard to believe it’s taken us over a year to eat here for the first time. But I think I know why. The Blue Jay is open Monday through Saturday until 3pm. And we just don’t move very fast on most Saturdays…

The inside is an awesome throwback to a bygone era…

It was lunchtime. And we both went for burgers…

And they were awesome! Nothing fancy, just a really solid burger. Last year, Blue Jay closed for a day so it could serve as a movie set. Come to find out that the movie is The Killing of a Sacred Deer which is in theatres now and stars Colin Farrel, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.

We’ve already started plotting what we’re going to order on our next visit. Depending on what time we roll in, it’s either going to be pancakes and omelets or we’re going to give their Cincinnati chili a try with some cheese coneys and three-ways. What a terrific place! 😀🐦🎥❤️