Happy birthday, Higher Gravity!

It was Higher Gravity‘s second anniversaryย party weekend! So on the way home from work, we stopped in to wish them a happy birthday…

While we were hanging out at HG, we had some spicy cheese balls from Chameleon

Happy birthday, Higher Gravity! We’re very happy you’re in Northside! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚โค๏ธ

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Happy birthday America! We walked through the one and only Northside Fourth of July Parade

We walked over to Northside Yacht Club for lunch…

NSYC was having an all-you-could-eat cookout with burgers and brats and fried chicken and all the delicious cookout sides. It was pretty amazing and so delicious…

And genifer tried one of Yacht Clubs’ Capri-Sun of Anarchy…

And then we walked over to Hoffner Park to check out the Rock ‘n Roll Carnival

We had one a UA Keypunch…

And had a slice of Chameleon cheese pizza…

It was a really good Northside Fourth of July! ‘MURICA! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ

Northside Wednesday.

After work tonight, we stopped to check out the Northside Farmers Market

We hadn’t been to the Farmers Market yet this summer. After checking it out, we crossed the street to have a slice ofย Chameleon pizza and some spicy cheese balls…

Chameleon cheese pizza is soooo good.

It was a pretty good Northside Wednesday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•๐Ÿง€โค๏ธ

Pi Day at Chameleon.

We stopped at Chameleon in Northside to get some delicious Chameleon pizza slices to celebrate Pi Day. As soon as we got inside Chameleon, it started pouring again…

They had the weather storm on their TV. We’re right in between Cumminsville and 127 on the map…

We shared a bucket of beers and watched the weather…

And then it was pizza time!

Chameleon’s cheese pizza is soooo good…

And so are their fries with queso. Because pizza and french fries definitely go together…

What a great way to celebrate Pi Day! We love Chameleon. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•๐ŸŸ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Delirium Night at HG.

Tonight at Higher Gravity, it was Delirium Night featuring both Delirium Tremens and Delerium Red.ย Delerium isย that beer with the pink elephant that is really good. In fact,ย Delirium Tremens is one of the best beers I’ve ever had in my life. So we were pretty excited to also get to try Red as well…

Tremens was every bit as good as we remember it. Red would have been really good but it paled in comparison next to Tremens. (Ha. Because it’s also lighter than Tremens๐Ÿคช). But Tremens is just plain amazing. It’s ridiculous just how good it is. Oh, and we got the keep these cool Delerium glasses…

After trying both beers, we stopped at Chameleon for a slice of pizza. It was a pretty fun Thursday. We haven’t been to HG in a quick second. It was great to hang out for a bit. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This evening we went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We talked about grandiose plans and expensive dinners. But instead, we just stopped at new favorite placeย Northside Distilling to try one of their special Valentine’s Day cocktails

Genifer ordered The Bless Your Heart…

And I ordered The Dudette. Don’t judge me. It was delicious…

Then we headed back to Northside and stopped at Chameleon for a couple of cheese pizza slices and BBQ chicken wings. We’re not fancy…

Chameleon’s pizza and wings are both out of this world! Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day plans are the simplest. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Late night slices from Chameleon!

We walked down to Chameleon to get a late night slice of their terrific pizza pie…

Chameleon’s pizza is delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Thursday nights.

We usually try to stop somewhere on our way home from work on Thursday evenings for a happy hour drink or a bit to eat since Genifer doesn’t have to work on Fridays. More often than not that place is Higher Gravity. They almost always have something fun happening on Thursday and tonight was no exception. Tonight, they tapped a keg ofย Banana Coconut Dragons Milkย Reserve from New Holland Brewing

It was a pretty incredible beer. So much banana and coconut but not too much. It was just the perfect amount of banana and coconut that paired really well with rich dark chocolate. It was so dang good. Before we headed home, we had a couple of slices of pizza from Chameleon

They have some really great slices. It was another pretty great Thursday night. And we were home and had the dogs walked before the Thursday night football game came on. That’s a good start to the almost weekend.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Meet the Brewery: Goodwood

Tonight’s edition of Higher Gravity‘s Meet the Brewery featured a couple of beers fromย Goodwood Brewing Co. out of Louisville. They had Goodwood’s Notorious ESB and Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap which were served in super fancy Goodwood keg glasses…

Both beers were really tasty. Genifer’s stout had a creepy little ghost face in it…

Also kind of creepy was the sky this evening…

We hung out for a little bit. Then we picked up some delicious Chameleon pizza and incredible Nono BBQ wings and headed for home…

It was another fun Meet the Brewery night at HG!ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

FC Cincinnati versus Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

ITโ€™S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY FIFTEEN! Our first place FC Cincinnati was taking on third place Pittsburgh Riverhounds. We stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub before the match. We always do. They have a gameday special with a small two-topping pizza for just $5. And their pizza is delicious…

And then it’s onto Nippert Stadium…

I took most of these photos with my new Samsung Galaxy Note9. The others I took with my Polaroid CUBE+. I’ve been pretty impressed with the Note9 as a phone and the phone’s camera overall is pretty outstanding. But it definitely doesn’t zoom capabilities of my old Samsung Galaxy S camera. It has the best zoom I’ve ever seen. When you zoom with the Note9, the photos start to get a little fuzzy…

Oh well. HERE WE GO…

At the half, the match was still knotted at 0-0. That meant it was time for… SPRINKLES!!!

And we’re back underway…

Pittsburgh jumped out to 1-0 lead…

GOAL! FC CINCINNATI!ย FC Cincinnati leveled the match at 1-1.ย Manu found Dekel Keinan’s head off a free kick to tie the game…

And then FC Cincinnati’s first MLS designated player signing, Fanendo Adi gave FC|C a 2-1 lead with his first goal for the club. And after scoring he ran straight to FC Cincy head coach, Alan Koch to pick him up with a huge bear hug…

Adi scoring his first goal and running to hug Coach Koch will definitely be one of the most memorable moments of this season for me. I keep missing the match attendance but I saw afterward that there were 25,735 at tonight’s match

The match ended 2-1 with FC|C extending their undefeated streak to 16 games

With the win, FC Cincinnati clinched a spot in the USL Playoffs…

FC|C is the first team this season to clinch a spot in the postseason. After the match, we grabbed at Uber to Higher Gravity to celebrate the win with a beer and a slice of pizza and some No-no BBQ Wings from Northside’s Chameleon Pizza…

You can’t beat that for a Saturday evening, an FC|C comeback win, clinching a spot in the playoffs and two different types of pizza. It was a good day.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

At some point, I’d like to go watch a Pittsburgh Riverhounds home match. Their stadium seems really unique. It’s right on the river and in between the stadium and their river are train tracks. We’ve watched FC|C play away to Riverhounds and you’ll be watching the match and then a train will come speeding by seemingly out of nowhere. I’m also hoping that they have a hot dog called the Riverdog. Because if they don’t it’s really a missed opportunity. maybe next summer, we’ll be able to take a road trip to Pittsburgh.