Sam Adams Taproom.

It was gorgeous this evening. We wanted to go sit out on a patio and have a beer.ย  So on the way home, we stopped at Sam Adams Taproom on Central Parkway…

We shared one of Sam Adams delicious giant pretzels…

Big Dogg’s BBQ was parked out on Sam Adams patio…

We also shared one of Big Dogg’s Pulled Pork Parfaits…

Awesome. What an incredible way to enjoy this beautiful evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅจโค๏ธ

Celebration!

After work, we stopped by Queen City Radio to celebrate my new job offer…

Celebrating a new job tastes a lot like Whip burgers…

I’ll be accepting the offer tomorrow morning. Thank you to my beautiful wife for helping me think this through. After talking about it, it turned out to be one of the least difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m very excited about this opportunity. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

Northside nubs.

This evening we stopped to check out a new place with our friends Terry and Katherine called Northside Country Club. Not to be confused with Northside Yacht Club, Northside Country Club is in the old Bistro Grace space on Hamilton Avenue. Apparently, it’s some sort of stop-gap to keep the liquor license with the building…

NSCC is cash-only. But there is an ATM on site. Ohmigosh… THEIR TOTS. Their tots are just amazing. The ranch dipping sauce for the tots is really good. And the aioli is even better. We also had their ham&cheese, thinking it would be a grilled cheese with ham. It was cold ham and a slice of cheese on toast. It was good but just not what we were expecting. We also ordered the BLT which was really good. Our friend Terry had the Chicago dog and that looked really good too. Next time we go to NSCC, we’ll be ordering BLTs and tots for days. And I’ll remember to take photos. But still, really great stuff…

Then we walked down to Higher Gravity. The sunset was pretty amazing…

At Higher Gravity, they were celebrating our friend Jen‘s 5000th unique beer check-in on Untappd. That is a lot of unique beers. Between me and Genifer, we have just over 300 combined. And 300 is nowhere near 5000. Not even in the same zip code…

Congratulations, Jen! That is quite the achievement. It was another really fun evening in Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Queen City Radio.

We love Queen City Radio. It’s quickly become one of our favorite OtR spots with their amazing Whip burgers, $3 High Life’s and $2 jello shots. It’s become our normal Thursday night place to stop after work. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ“ปโค๏ธ

Woodburn + Che empanadas.

This evening I rode the Metro 11 bus from downtown to East Walnut Hills…

I met Genifer at Woodburn Brewery for a beer and some Che empanadas

I really like Woodburn’s beers and Che’s empanadas. I like them a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿบ๐ŸฅŸโค๏ธ

March Madness at QCR.

After work, we stopped at Queen City Radio again for some March Madness and a couple of delicious Whip burgers…

Hello, Whip burger…

QCR is always a lot of fun. And the Whip burgers are always so delicious. Also, did I mention that Opening Day is right around the corner…

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Meet the Brewery: Jackie O.

We stopped at Higher Gravity for another one of their Meet the Brewery nights. Tonight’s brewery was Jackie O’s Brewery from Athens, Ohio. HG had Jackie O’s Les Deux Silos on draft…

And they were pouring samples of several of Jackie O’s mixed fermentation bottles…

All of the beers were very good. The Les Deux Silos was outstanding. It was almost more of a wine than a beer. The Meet the Brewery events at Higher Gravity are always tasty and fun.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿปโค

Happy hour in Pendleton.

Just to the north of Jack Casino and just to the east of Over-the-Rhine lies the Pendleton neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. Genifer noticed on Instagram that the relatively new 3-Point Brewery in Pendleton was having a Pop-Up Happy Hour Wednesday with $2 beers from 5-7pm. So after work this evening, we stopped in Pendleton to finally check out a couple places that were new to us.

We haven’t been to Pendleton since we moved to Northside. Back then all that was there was Nation. Now there are all sorts of new places like Luquis Q barbeque

Across the street is Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

And next door to Boomtown is CHX

And next to CHX is 3-Points Urban Brewery…

3-Points is absolutely beautiful inside…

I started with a Sinking Orca Oatmeal Stout

And Genifer tried their Shoal Cincy Stout

Both beers were really good. That little CHX guy kept staring at us…

He reminded us of Oscar with his beady little eyes.

We ordered a small original breaded banty with fries from the bar and just a little while later, we received a text that our banty was ready to be picked up…

And there’s our order…

Our CHX was so good! There were so many fries in that bag. It was like a neverending bag of fries. They just kept regenerating themselves no matter how many we ate. And their dipping sauces were legit too. But the star of the show for me was the hushpuppies. Then again, I love hushpuppies. I also tried their Magic Wand Kettle Sour

And Genifer tried one of their spicy margarita draft cocktails…

Both 3-Point and CHX were awesome. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary

We can’t wait to come back to 3-Point and CHX. And we also can’t wait to check out Lucius Q and Boomtown. And eat at Nation again. It’s been way too long. Geez… Pendleton is really on the serious upswing! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿถโ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

Wednesdays are for Second Place.

We stopped at Second Place again for half-priced cheeseburgers tonight. Genifer ordered her burger with a side of fries…

And I got my burger…

With chicken wings…

Second Place Wednesdays are the best!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ