Woodburn + Che Empanadas.

After work this evening, I hopped on the Metro 11 bus…

I rode it up into East Walnut Hills to meet Genifer again at Woodburn Brewery

Their chocolate mint imperial stout is just out of this world…

And then the Che empanada truck pulled up right outside Woodburn’s front door…

We got three delicious Che empanadas and chips&salsa which turned out to be much more like nachos than chips&salsa…

And Cincinnati was bracing a big snopocolypse…

So we finished our empanadas and beers and headed for home before the white death began. 😀🍺❤️

Chocolate mint stout and empanadas.

After work this evening, I hopped the Cincinnati Metro 11 bus…

I rode the eleven up to East Walnut Hills…

I met her just around the corner from her work at Woodburn Brewery. Because we saw that Woodburn had their Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout back on tap. It’s the beer that tastes just like a Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie…

There were also empanadas from Che. I really love empanadas…

We got the trio of empanadas. We tried the beef, Cuban and pepperoni empanadas…

All of them were very good but the traditional beef empanada is always my favorite.

I was a fun Friday evening with great empanadas and a pretty outstanding beer. We’ll have to do this again soon. 😀🍺❤️

Urbana Cafe.

On the way to my physical therapy, we stopped in East Walnut Hills at Urbana Cafe for a coffee. Urbana Cafe just recently opened down the street from where Genifer works and she thought the place was so cute that I had to see it…

Such a cute little cafe. And the coffee was really good too. I want to open a super cute little coffee shop just to decorate it and then post photos to its Instagram. 😀☕️❤️

An evening out in East Walnut Hills.

This evening we ventured off across town to another up-and-coming neighborhood in Cincinnati, East Walnut Hills

Genifer works right around the corner. She was excited to check out some of the places she sees every day but hasn’t had the chance to visit yet. Our first stop was at Woodburn Brewery and Tap Room

We’ve tried a couple of Woodburn’s beers on tap at Higher Gravity and they were really good so we were excited to see what else they had…

We got a flight. We tried the Breakfast Porter, American Brown and Imperial Stout…

Did I mention it was a Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout that tasted just like a Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie? It was one of the best beers I’ve tasted in a quick minute…

Woodburn Brewery also had some small bites by Mazunte…

We got the guacamole and chips and the nachos…

The nachos were really good but they were just too much food. I’m still really kicking myself for not just getting the beer cheese. When in doubt, always go with the beer cheese. Especially when you’re at a brewery.

We did another flight with two barrel-aged beers and another taster the Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout. It was such an amazing beer. There’s already been talk of Genifer taking one or two of our growlers with her to fill up with the Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout some day after work. It was a really great place. And we can’t wait to come back soon. Then we went across the street to meet friends at Myrtle’s Punch House

As you could expect from the name, Myrtle’s specialty is serving punch…

Our punches are handcrafted and can be ordered by the glass, in a flight, if you want to try a bit of each, or in a bowl to share with your friends! There are always four options on tap to choose from, and we feature punches with recipes dating back to the 1700’s, as well as new and innovative approaches to this classic cocktail.

We shared a punch bowl of the Mark Twain punch made with Bourbon, Pimms, lemon, black tea, apple cider and honey…

How adorable is that punch bowl? And the punch was very tasty…

But at $24, the punch bowl seemed a bit on the pricey side to me. Like any punch, it was mostly juices and mixers with a splash of the good stuff. Don’t get me wrong, Myrtle’s is a pretty fun place too. I just think presented with the choice, we’d always lean towards beers over cocktails.

It was a pretty fun night out in East Walnut Hills. And we got to check out a couple of new places. It’s a nice place to visit but I’m really happy we live in Northside. 😀🍺🍹❤️