A morning run around.

We had the day off work today for the MLK Jr Day holiday. This morning we got up early to run some errands. We planned on stopping to get coffee at College Hill Coffee Company in College Hill…

But they’re closed on Mondays. We picked up a refill of Mack’s allergy medicine from his vet down the street in College Hill. And then we headed over to Rookwood. We finally got coffee and hot chocolate from Joseph-Beth Booksellers. We had a couple of exchanges at J. Crew. And ran through Home goods where we saw an awesome Josh mug. You don’t see Josh mugs very often. This one will be on its way out to Boston as soon as I can find a little box to put it in…

After we were done running our errands, we had lunch at Rusty Bucket. It’s funny it seems like every time we’re over at Rookwood we end up eating lunch at Rusty Bucket…

It’s nothing fancy. It’s just really good. Genifer’s been on quite a quesadilla kick lately…

Making it two days in a row. But we shared the first one so… I had the same sammich I order every single time we go to Rusty Bucket, Chicken Finger BLT...

And we shared a piece of strawberry cheesecake for dessert…

I ate all the strawberries and whipped cream. Genifer ate the actual cheesecake.

Other than our errands, we didn’t do much else today. We walked the dogs and watched the Lakers-Celtics MLK Day NBA game and that was about it. πŸ˜€πŸ”β€οΈ

College Hill Coffee Company.

This morning we set out to run some Saturday morning errands but first we stopped for coffee up in College Hill at College Hill Coffee Company

Genifer ordered a peppermint mocha and I got myself a hot chocolate with chocolate chip banana bread…

Our drinks were really good. There’s also all sorts of gift items and home goods and odds and ends in CHCC like these huge gourmet rice crispy treats…

And this adorable dinosaur hide & hunt puzzle dog toy…

And their menu looked really good too. We’ll have to come back up to College Hill Coffee Company for breakfast sometime very soon. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβ€οΈ

Pause for paws.

Oscar had a haircut appointment this morning…

And he looked so handsome when Genifer picked him up this afternoon…

What a cutie head. It’s funny that he sat up the whole way to the groomers and on the way home he laid down. He’s such a good little car buddy.Β πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

BDubs & Brink Brewing.

After dropping off our taxes, we stopped at BDubs on The Westside for lunch…

I think their mini corn dogs are one of the best things around…

Genifer ordered garlic parmesan boneless wings…

And a side of fries…

I had the buffalo chicken sammich…

After we were done with lunch, we stopped at Brink Brewing in College Hill…

Brink always has some pretty awesome beers…

Great lunch and great beers make for a great Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸΊβ€οΈ

Brink Brewing’s 2nd anniversary.

This afternoon we hopped on the Metro 17 bus to head up into College Hill…

It was Brink Brewing‘s 2nd-anniversary party

It was pretty busy. A lot of people must like Brink as much as we do…

They had a lot of great beers on tap for their birthday party. We had Mint Oreo Moozie Milk Stout and Business Meeting Oatmeal Stout with raspberry and vanilla…

And we had some lunch from Stellar Street Eats

And there was even some birthday cake!

Happy birthday, Brink! Thanks for 2 great years and here’s to many more to come!
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We love steakburgers & spicy beers.

This afternoon we went back to Freddy’s to have steakburgers for lunch…

And afterwards, we stopped Brink Brewing Company to try their Kickin’ Wing – Mango Habanero IPA

I got my beer in a collector local artist glass that we got to take home with us and we also ordered a little tin of bourbon BBQ peanuts…

The Kickin’ Wing – Mango Habanero IPA was outstanding. It had just the right amount of heat and the sweetness of the mango perfectly offset the bitterness of the hops. It was right up there as one of the best beers I think I’ve had.Β πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸΊβ€οΈ

A flight at Brink.

After lunch at Freddy’s, we stopped at Brink Brewing in College Hill for a flight…

Brink has some really good beers. And Brink had a food truck out in their parking lot, Taco Oso. They had some really interesting sounding tacos. The one that stood out to me was a Mexican BLT taco…

But we were so full from lunch that we couldn’t even think about eating anything else. We’ll have to keep an eye out for Taco Oso in the future.Β πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ»β€οΈ

UPDATE: When we got home, there was a Zipcar parked right in front of our house…

JJVE used one when we were up in Michigan. They said Zipcar is really big out in Boston. I guess Zipcar is much more popular in places other than Cincinnati. Because we haven’t seen a Zipcar around Cincinnati in forever.

Pause for paws.

Oscar had a vet appointment this morning. He got his next allergy shot. He was a very brave little guy. And then Genifer said he crashed out for the rest of the afternoon…

Taken with Instagram.Β πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

Sunday Funday.

Yesterday morning, we took Mack to the vet for his ears. He’s fine but we have to take him back next Thursday to his ears flushed. Poor guy. He’ll be okay. But he’s an absolute wreck in the car. He just stands in the back seat and drools everywhere. It’s pretty gross. But after his vet appointment, we ventured into an area we’ve never been to before looking for a Dunkin Donuts for coffee. What we ending up stumbling upon was an area called Finneytown that neither of us had been to before. This afternoon we went back over to Finneytown to have lunch at a Buffalo Wings & Rings we found…

It was really good. Their wings were outstanding and their onion rings were pretty okay. But my favorite part of lunch was starting with an order of mini corn dogs. They were so good. After lunch, we stopped in College Hill to have a beer at Brink Brewing

We had a couple of beers while watched Colombia knock Poland out of the World Cup and played a best out of five in Sorry! Genifer then sank my Battleship and we played a bunch of Uno. It was a really fun Sunday Funday.Β πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸΊβ€οΈ

Pause for paws.

This morning we took Oscar to VCA College Hill to get his shots updated…

He gets so excited about riding in the car but that excitement dies just as soon as I try to get a photo of him being all excited to be in the car…

He got his shots updated and we were back on our way home…

He’s such a cutie face.Β πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ