Coffee Please.

After our Saturday morning run to Trader Joe’s, we stopped for coffee in Madeira at a place called Coffee Please

Google described it as a “homey cafe & bakery serving specialty drinks, muffins & light meals in a relaxed atmosphere.” And that seems pretty accurate…

We both each had an iced latte. And they were really good. I really liked their big coffee bean roaster too. It reminded me of Sidewinder’s Roastery

I just love getting to try new coffee shops on Saturday mornings. 😀☕️❤️

A Tavola Madeira.

After we were all squared away at the Apple Store, we met our friends Cory and Amy and their twins at A Tavola in Madeira for lunch…

Surprisingly, we’ve never been to either of the A Tavola locations before today…

We thought it would be bigger inside but it’s very small and cute and intimate and it smelled really amazing in there…

Genifer tried the Fretboard Jazz, and I had the Rhinegeist Penguin which looked like a lager but had all the taste of a really great stout…

They had a bunch of really great sounding pizzas. But after much back and forth, we decided to share the Gorgonzola pizza with tomato sauce, gorgonzola, mozzarella, house made sausage, pepperoni and cracked pepper…

It was a terrific pizza! Next time, we find ourselves in Madeira we’ll definitely stop in for another one of their delicious pies! 😀🍕❤️

Texas Roadhouse.

It seems like everything to eat around the Madeira/Kenwood area is a chain restaurant. We don’t really spend much time in that part of town. But after picking up Genifer’s newly altered wedding dress in Madeira, we stopped at Texas Roadhouse in Kenwood. Sure, it’s a chain restaurant but it’s a chain restaurant that we’ve never been to before. And up until a couple of weeks ago, it’s a chain restaurant that I’d never even heard of…

Genifer had a garden salad and a cup of chili…

I started with a caesar salad, which disappeared really quickly…

I started with the basket of their “award-winning ribs” with steak fries…

When I saw that they had a starter basket of ribs I just had to try them. I had to to see how they stacked up against what I consider to be the best ribs in Cincinnati which are down at Moerlein Lager House. These were a third of a rack and were really good. Especially for a chain restaurant. They were fall off the bone tender and the sauce was delicious. The only downside was that they pretty fatty. Lager House still has the best ribs, in my opinion. I also tried the Beef Tips: cuts of steak with sautéed mushrooms, onions, brown gravy and sour cream over seasoned rice or mashed potatoes…

It was pretty awesome stuff. The beef tips were very tender, the gravy was delicious and full of mushrooms and the mashed potatoes were so creamy especially after I mixed in the sour cream…

It was a really great lunch. But I ordered way too much food. Next time, I wouldn’t get a starter. I’d just go straight for the main course. But we would definitely stop back into Texas Roadhouse again. Good stuff! 🙂