Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Northside! Oscar could sense something amiss in the air…

It was time to break out Oscar’s dinosaur costume. We were happy that he got to wear his adorable dinosaur costume for a little bit…

These pictures really don’t show it but Oscar gets so mad when he has to wear his Halloween costume. We got a few photos and then it came right off. He wears his dinosaur costume just long enough to get a photo every year…

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We tinkered briefly with the idea of handing out candy tonight. But it was sooo cold and sooo rainy that we decided to go to Taft’s Brewpourium to eat delicious pizza and BBQ chicken wings…

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Going to Taft’s Brewpourium on Halloween is kind of becoming a yearly tradition. We did the same exact thing last year to have a Taft’s Gourd to Death

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Taft’s pizza is so delicious. Eating pizza was a much better idea than sitting out in the cold and rain, handing out candy to strangely dressed children. We sat there at Taft’s just stuffing our faces full of pizza and BBQ wings while we watched our birds-eye view of our street from our third-floor WyzeCam

Not surprisingly, there weren’t a ton of people out and about. Thanks for all the great memories, Timehop😀🦕🍬🎃❤️

Sunday afternoon at Taft’s Brewpourium.

We went around the corner to Taft’s Brewpourium for lunch this afternoon. We had one of Taft’s delicious Bloody Mary’s…

And some delicious New Haven style pizza with Taft’s incredible BBQ wings…

We really love the Brewpourium. 😀🍕🐔❤️

Trick-or-treat.

Last year, the weather was beautiful for trick-or-treating. This year, it was cold and raining for trick-or-treating tonight in Cincinnati. So instead of sitting on our front porch and handing out candy, we went to Taft’s Brewpourium. They were doing a promotion with their delicious Gourd to Death brown ale…

And we shared some pizza and garlic knots…

We watched our third-floor OscarCam while ate pizza…

There were a surprising number of kids out treat-or-treating even with it being cold and rainy. When we got home, we took the dogs out for a walk. It was surprisingly quiet around the neighborhood…

And there were some good jack-o-lanterns on our street…

We hope everyone had a safe and fun trick-or-treating. We really enjoyed our Halloween. Maybe we’ll hand out candy next year if the weather is better. 😀🎃🍕❤️

Sunday Funday.

We went back to Taft’s Brewpourium to watch Michigan take on Rutgers. We hadn’t been to the Brewpourium for a quick minute…

While we were watching the game, we ordered another one of Taft’s New Haven-style apizzas, some of their delicious garlic knots, loaded tots topped with Cincinnati chili and some great Taft’s beers…

Everything was as delicious as always. And Michigan beat Rutgers 62-47! We always have a good time at Taft’s Brewpourium. 😀🍕📺🏀❤️

Taft’s Brewporium.

When we lived downtown, we used to love going to Taft’s Ale House down in OtR, even though we didn’t get there as often as we would like. When we moved to Northside, we noticed that Taft’s had a huge warehouse at the corner of Spring Grove and Mitchell Avenues. We hoped that they had a taproom but no such luck. The warehouse space was just a canning and distribution center. Fast forward a year or so and come to find out that Taft’s is indeed finally opening a tap room in the warehouse. And today was the soft opening of the new Taft’s Brewporium just down the street in Spring Grove Village….

It’s a huge space…

Complete with shuffleboard…

All our Taft’s favorites were on tap…

Taft’s Brewporium also serves food, mainly New Haven-style pizzas. From what I’ve read, New Haven-style pizza is a cross between old-world Neapolitan and New York-style pizza. It uses coal-fired ovens to create a thin, crispy, lightly charred crust. Hey, pizza is pizza. Let’s give it a try…

We couldn’t resist starting with some loaded tots as well…

And we got a 10″ pepperoni pizza. It was delicious!

And with that, we were stuffed. The official Grand Opening for Taft’s Brewporium is next Saturday. It sounds like a pretty fun event

Great beers. Great pizzas and tots. Great place. We’ll definitely be back very soon!

Taft’s Brewporium is a terrific addition to the neighborhood! 😀🍺🍕❤️