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. 😀🍜❤️

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. Can you feel me? Taken with Instagram. 😀🌮❤️

Parfaits & calzones as big as your head.

This afternoon we walked over to our favorite brewery, Urban Artifact

Not too long ago at Urban Artifact, we finally got to try Wildfire Pizza Kitchen’s pizza. And their pizzas were outstanding. Today, we wanted to share one of their calzones and some cheese bread for lunch. Their calzones are huuuuge…

They’re so tasty! Ours was stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms. And you can’t beat their cheese bread. It’s one of the best things around. To wash down all that deliciousness, Genifer had an Operation Plowshare and I had a Strawberry Parfait

They also had actual strawberry parfaits…

I was going to have one for dessert after we finished our calzone and cheese bread but we missed our window and they had it all cleaned up and put away by the time we finished. Next time, I’ll have to eat my lunch faster so I can have some dessert. What a delicious Saturday afternoon! And when we heading out, we saw this classic beauty…

And now our day is complete. 😀🍕🍓❤️

It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline time for lunch today! YUM! Taken with Instagram. 😀🧀🌭❤️

It’s what’s for lunch: Taco Bell’s Spicy Double Chalupa.

I have a confession. I love Taco Bell’s Chalupa Supreme. They are one of my little guilty pleasures. I used to be able to resist, mostly because there wasn’t a Taco Bell in close proximity. But then the Taco Bell Cantina opened over on Sixth Street in downtown Cincinnati. Now about once every couple weeks or so, I find myself ordering two chalupas online and walking over to Sixth Street to pick them up. It makes for a tasty, quick and cheap lunch. We were watching TV the other night and when I saw a commercial for Taco Bell’s new Spicy Double Chalupa, I knew what was going to be happening soon…

It was every bit as good as the normal chalupas. But just more of it. And it was almost too much of a good thing. The thing that I discovered was I really like the ratio of ingredients on the normal chalupa. It’s just the right amount of everything. It was definitely worth trying the new double chalupa. Because theoretically, who wouldn’t love more of a good thing? But I think I’m just going to stick with my original guilty pleasure. 😀🌮❤️

Deskey fall barbeque weenie roast.

We had a fall barbeque weenie roast potluck sort of thing at Deskey this afternoon

It made for a pretty fun Friday at work. 😀🌭🔥❤️

Happy National Taco Day!

Today is National Taco Day! I celebrated the holiday by walking to get two nacho cheese chalupas from downtown Cincinnati’s Taco Bell Cantina… 

Chalupas are kind of like tacos, right? Either way, they’re still delicious. 😀🌮❤️

We ❤️ Blue Jay.

We went to Blue Jay for breakfast/lunch late this morning. I would have called it brunch. But I reserve brunch for Sundays. Genifer wanted lunch and I wanted breakfast. And since it wasn’t Friday, I’m just going to call it breakfast/lunch…

Genifer got a five-way and french fries…

I got a sausage omelet with a flapjack…

YUM! We ❤️ Blue Jay. 😀🐦🥞❤️

It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline Time for lunch today. Come to find out that in addition to being the Official Chili of our Cincinnati Reds, Skyline in is the Official Chili of our FC Cincinnati. And for a limited time, you could get a free FC Cincinnati cup with your purchase…

Done and done…

Skyline time is delicious. 😀🌭⚽️❤️

FC Cincinnati versus Nashville SC.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY TWELVE! We missed the Wednesday night win against the Charlotte Independence. Those Wednesday night matches make for a really long rest of the week. We also missed FC|C’s win against the New York Red Bulls II two Saturdays ago because of my hip revision surgery. But we made it to last Saturday’s international Friendly against RCD Espanyol. And tonight, FC Cincinnati was hosting the other soon-to-be-an-MLS-team, Nashville SC…

Before the match, we stopped at Chicago Gyros & Dogs in Clifton for lunch…

And a $5 bucket of the Champagne of Beers, Miller High Life…

This is the first time we’ve actually eaten at Chicago Gyros & Dogs. Chicago Gyros & Dogs has become our go-to place whenever we order food from UberEats. It’s so good. And they’re the only place I’ve found that will deliver me delicious corn dogs whenever I want. And I love corn dogs. When we were getting ready to head over to the Nippert Stadium, the sky looked like this…

Come to find out, the match was on a lightning delay. And kick-off was pushed back until 8:30pm so we went to Mac’s to have a beer and watch some of the Red’s baseball game. Eventually, we headed over to Nippert Stadium when game time finally rolled around…

We were walking into Nippert right as the match was kicking off…

And it was a dream start for FC Cincinnati! Danni Konig scored the fastest goal in FC|C history by finding the back of the net in the FIRST MINUTE of the match!

And a quick video snippet of the atmosphere at Nippert Stadium and me trying in vain to get JimmyMcLaughlin to wave at us as he warmed up…

At halftime, FC|C still had a 1-0 lead over Nashville…

SPRINKLES!

Midweek FC Cincinnati signed their first MLS Designated Player, Fanendo Adi. Adi hails from Lagos, Nigeria, and scored 54 goals in 126 games in four seasons with the Portland Timbers. From the FC Cincinnati website

Adi originally came to Portland in May 2014 as a Designated Player on loan from FC Copenhagen, scoring nine goals and adding four assists in 24 games in his debut MLS season. Portland later completed the transfer and he then scored back-to-back 16-goal seasons in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he registered his third-straight season with double-digit goals with 10, despite being sidelined the final two months of the year with injury.

With Copenhagen, Adi drew UEFA Champions League experience with group-stage appearances against Juventus, Real Madrid and Galatasaray.

And tonight Fanendo Adi made his FC|C debut coming on as a sub in the 72nd minute for the goal-scorer, Danni Konig…

I just missed the attendance again. It was announced that there was a crowd of 27,426  were at tonight’s match…

And the match would end in a 1-1 draw

FC Cincinnati’s next home match is next Sunday, August 11th at 6pm against Penn FC. So we’ll probably end up skipping that one, and just watching the match on TV. If it was an early game on Sunday like 2pm or even 4pm, we’d probably go. But we need to get ready for our week and that’s just too late for us to be running around on a Sunday evening.

Looking at the calendar, I think we’re also going to miss the match on Saturday, August 18th against Charleston Battery because we’ll be in Michigan. We’ll be sure to take one of our Chromecast and a couple of tablets with us to Michigan so we can stream that match through ESPN+ as well.

But thankfully, there’s a home game almost every Saturday for the entire summer. So it looks like the next match we’ll be able to make it to will be on Saturday, September 1st against Pittsburgh Riverhounds. We’ll see you at Nippert! 😀⚽️❤️