My Favorite Year.

This evening our friend Jen was in a production of the classic musical comedy, My Favorite Year at the Aronoff Center presented by Cincinnati Music Theatre. We’ve never known anyone in an on-stage musical production so we had to go check it out. Genifer met me downtown before the performance, we got to check out the Cincy Holiday Pop-Shop and then we stopped for a drink before the performance at one of our favorite spots from when we still used to live downtown, Horse&Barrel

It’s one of Genifer’s favorite spots because she loves their Cold One & Old One…

It’s a draft beer and a little bourbon for just $5…

I don’t know why that photo is so fuzzy. I guess I should have cleaned my lens better. After our Cold One & Old One, we walked across the street to the Aronoff Center’s Jarson Kaplan Theater…

There’s our friend Jen…

We had really nice seats in one of the boxes overlooking the stage…

We sat in almost the same seats whenย we saw the Mersey Beatles in the same theater…

I snuck a couple of photos with my Polaroid CUBE+…

It was a good performance and our friend Jen was very, very good in her role…

On our way home from the performance, we stopped at Higher Gravity to try their latest special keg,ย Double Dunk by Prairie Ales, an Imperial Stout made with real Oreos!

It was a very good stout. I could have used about six or so more Oreos. They tasted so good when you dunked them in the stout. It made for a great nightcap to a really fun Friday evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽญโค๏ธ

It’s a sign.

Even though the business has closed it’s doors, I hope this sign hangs above Vine Street in downtown Cincinnati forever. ๐Ÿ˜€โš ๏ธโค๏ธ

Downtown Cincy Winter Pop-Shop.

Tonight was the opening of the Downtown Cincy Holiday Pop-Shop on Main Street…

There were collections from four different artists/vendors…

There was all sorts of really great stuff collected in this winter pop-up shop. I think it’s a great idea to activate unused spaces around Central Business District with pop-up shops like this, especially leading up to the holidays. I can’t wait to check back and see what the pop-shop gets updated with in the next few weeks. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธโค๏ธ

Le’s Pho & Sandwiches.

Today, I walked over to Court Street to get lunch from Le’s Pho & Sandwiches

I ordered a Chicken Bahn Mi sammich and an egg roll…

Their sammiches are very delicious and really inexpensive. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿœโค๏ธ

Constructing Cincinnati.

Earlier in the week, they finished knocking down the building across the street. Since then, they’ve been working to clear all the rubble and debris. I was kind of surprised to see how much progress they’ve made in just a few days…

It’s pretty crazy that a building can just disappear without a trace so quickly. And over on Court Street, the new downtown Kroger tower continues to reach skyward…

When it’s all said and done, this building will be 18-stories tall and be home to aย two-story supermarket, 139 apartments and a six-story, 555-space parking garage. It would have been pretty awesome to have a Kroger right around the corner when we used to live downtown.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿšงโค๏ธ

Happy Taco Tuesday!

Happy Taco Tuesday! Let’s take extra care to follow the instructions today or you’ll be put to sleep when Lord Business unleashes the Kragle And then his evil powers will be unlimited.ย Can you feel me?ย Taken with Instagram. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎโค๏ธ

Constructing Cincinnati.

I could make a whole separate blog just about construction and demolition. It’s been really fascinating to watch. At least it has been for me. But I’m going to combine all the daily photos I took over the last week into this one blog post so our blog doesn’t become that blog all about construction. On Tuesday, I could see the windows of our old apartment at Sycamore Place across the way…

If you used that exit, the first step would be a doozy…

Wednesday, November 7th:

Thursday, November 8th:

Friday, November 9th:

Monday, November 12th:

And I recorded this time-lapse video of the last bit of the demolition…

I also posted a very condensed time-lapse on my Instagram. And all that’s left now is just a massive pile of rubble and debris.ย It’s weird to not see that building across the street when I leave work…

Tuesday, November 13th:

It was an ugly building anyway. At least it’s out of its misery.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿšงโค๏ธ

Downtown Cincy Pop Shop.

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has partnered with the City of Cincinnati to develop pop-up shops that bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. The first of these new pop-up shops is on Main Street next to Aronoff Center…

It’s a really cool idea. We can’t wait to check out this pop-up shop on Friday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธโค๏ธ

It’s been so grey lately.

It’s been so grey lately that I’m starting to forget what the sun looks like. Welcome to autumn in Ohio. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜๏ธโค๏ธ

Constructing Cincinnati.

The building across the street continues to get shorter as the demolition continues

It looks like they made quite a bit of progress over the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿšงโค๏ธ