Our New Year’s Eve.

Tonight, we walked down to Higher Gravity for their New Year’s Eve celebration

We had some tasty beers…

And we got to hang out with some of our friends…

It was a really fun New Year’s Eve! We hope every had a happy, fun and safe New Years Eve. And that your 2020 is a very good one. 😀🍻🥂🎆🎊🎉❤️

Our Boxing Day.

Today was Boxing Day. This morning we watched Arsenal draw with Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first match in charge of my favorite club.

After the match, we walked down to Django Western Taco for lunch. I had one of Chef Josh’s amazing fried chicken tacos. We also shared Django’s amazing jerk chicken quesadilla with some Django chips and salsa. And when we were done with lunch, we shared Django’s Belgian chocolate bread pudding…

Everything was really good, as always. But the bread pudding was just incredible. I’ve had a love affair with bread pudding ever since my second hip surgery. We had never tried Django’s bread pudding before. Now I’ll get it every time we eat at Django. Or every time I feel the need some amazing bread pudding.

After we were done at Django, we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Higher Gravity. We hadn’t been to HG in a quick minute. But JJVE gave us a gift card that we thought we would put to use a little bit before the start of the new year while we were still on our holiday break…

The best beer we tried in our taster flight this afternoon was Founders French Toast B@stard Scotch Ale

It was a pretty amazing beer. Very tasty. We watched our Leicester City get thumped by Liverpool. And while we were at HG, we bought our tickets for Higher Gravity’s New Year’s Eve Beer Bash.

Later, the sky was really pretty when we were walking the dogs. It’s not every day you see beautiful night-time clouds…

When we got back from our walk, I put my scarf on Oscar and I think he really liked it because he wore it around until we went upstairs…

And when we got upstairs, we watched some of The Witcher on Netflix. It was a pretty good Boxing Day. 😀🥊❤️

Pumpkin painting at Higher Gravity.

After we finished eating at Gaslight Bar & Grill, we stopped at Higher Gravity for some pumpkin painting and Halloween beers…

My pumpkin already had a spider web painted on the back…

We got a taster flight of Halloween beers: Platform S’mores Yammy, Fat Head Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier Rum Barrel-Aged Pumking, and Maine Beer Company’s Mean Old Tom

Genfier’s awesome pumpkin creation…

And my pumpkin creation…

The rum barrel-aged Pumking was out of this world…

It was really fun painting pumpkins. And they look great on our front porch…

😀🎃❤️

Northside Sunday.

Today is the first day of September. This afternoon we walked to Django Western Taco for lunch. Django has really great chips and salsa. It’s some of Genifer’s favorite…

Genifer also had a carne asada taco…

I had a fried chicken taco…

And a jerk chicken quesadilla…

I love their jerk chicken quesadilla. It always reminds me of Jamaica. And lunch at Django is always so delicious. Afterward, we stopped at Higher Gravity for a couple of taster flights…

It was another really tasty Northside Sunday. 😀🌮🍺❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon, we walked down to Bridges Nepali Cuisine on Hamilton Avenue. We’ve been wanting to try Bridges for a while but we just never got around to it…

We ordered a rice bowl with half chicken tikka marsala and half veggie mix and a veggie samsoa to share…

And it was all delicious! Everything had such incredible flavors. And when our momos arrived, we realized that we had just ordered way too much food. The momos were amazing little pockets of awesome deliciousness…

After stuffing ourselves full of delicious Bridges, we walked down to Higher Gravity to have a beer and watch a little bit of the Reds game…

It was a pretty delicious and relaxing Sunday. But the Reds lost to the Cubs 6-3.
😀🌉🍺⚾️❤️

Happy birthday, Higher Gravity!

It was Higher Gravity‘s second anniversary 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! 😀🍻🎂❤️

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. 😀🍺❤️

Spring Grove Beer Gallop.

Very similar to last year’s Hamilton Hightail Run, this morning was the Spring Grove Beer Gallop. It was a 4-mile roundtrip fun run that started at Higher Gravity that included stops at Taft’s Brewpourium and Urban Artifact. Runner also got 4 beer tickets, a T-shirt and a whole lotta fun!

And we showed up in Higher Gravity’s Instagram story…

And with that, they were off…

If my counting was correct, Genifer came in fourteenth. In the raffle after the race, Genifer won a pair of new running shoes from JackRabbit…

It was a fun morning and early afternoon at Higher Gravity. 😀👟🍺❤️

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. 😀🍺🍻❤

Delirium Night at HG.

Tonight at Higher Gravity, it was Delirium Night featuring both Delirium Tremens and Delerium Red. Delerium is that beer with the pink elephant that is really good. In fact, 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 Tremens🤪). 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. 😀🍺🐘❤️

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