Seen and noted.

The little Northside Rock Dragon was still sitting on its rock on Pullan Avenue…

We still check on him almost every time we go on a dog walk. And he makes me smile every time I see him. 😀🐉❤️

UPDATE: I tried to take a few better photos of the Northside Rock Dragon…

 

Good evening from Northside.

Tonight, we just walked the dogs and fell asleep watching some basketball. We’ve been so sleepy this week. Good evening from Northside. 😀🌃❤️

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. 😀🥊❤️

Northside Rock Dragon.

Sometimes you stumble across little things that are kind of neat…

Genifer found this little dragon on the sidewalk when we were the dogs this evening…

We placed him on a rock next to the sidewalk…

Now he’s been dubbed the Northside Rock Dragon…

And we check on him every time we go on a dog walk. 😀🐉❤️

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.
😀🌉🍺⚾️❤️

Another Northside Saturday.

So recently, I’ve been tinkering with the notion of buying a new camera. Most likely a new point&shoot but maybe a 4/3 mirrorless camera. I’d start looking at cameras and I always stop because the camera on my new Samsung Galaxy Note9 is sooo good. It’s really become my go-to camera. It’s always right there in my pocket. And the quality is probably just as good as one of my dSLRs. So I’ve really hesitated to pull the trigger on a new camera. Then I stumbled across Moment. They are very stylish cases for your mobile device that have different attachable camera lenses. It’s a pretty genius idea.

Recently, I ordered a Moment case for my Note9. I also ordered Moment’s Superfish lens. But for whatever reason, they sent me their 58mm Tele lens instead. After playing with it for a bit. I decided to keep the Tele lens. The lens gives your photos this awesome vignette in the corners. It’s a look I’ve always loved. And then I thought somewhere down the line, try again to get the Superfish.

Genifer gave me one of my birthday presents early today. And it was the Superfish lens!

I grabbed my brand new lens and we headed out a really late lunch at Blue Jay

The super fish lens is super neat. It gives you a 170-degree field of view, and it really expands the capabilities of your mobile camera. I really like it a lot. I also really like this chicken tender sammich I ordered at Blue Jay…

Genifer ordered a grilled cheese with tomatoes…

We love Blue Jay. Their food isn’t anything fancy. It’s just really solid and delicious and ridiculously inexpensive. After we were done with lunch, we walked down to Higher Gravity for a flight…

While we were at HG, we met up with our friends Chris and Tayler…

There’s a brand new brewery that’s been in the works in Northside for a while now called Humble Monk Brewing Co. It’s just kitty-corner to Urban Artifact. And we heard that they were opening just for this weekend for people to try their first beers while they raise more funds as they can continue the renovations upgrades to their brewery.

So we had to walk over to check it out…

Their beers were pretty good. Nothing too out of the ordinary. They had four beers on tap at the start of the day. But had already run out of one of them. We tried their Saison/Farmhouse Ale and their Imperial Stout. I thought the stout was really good. A little on the boozy side but still pretty good. We hung out for a beer. Their space is pretty great if they could get more beers together. Here are a few photos of industrial Northside when I was playing with my Superfish lens…

And from there, we headed around the corner to The Hamilton

I think The Hamilton has some of the best charcuterie boards around…

I love their charcuterie. After we finished our delicious meats and cheese, we headed for home. We walked the dogs around the block…

And called it a night on another wonderful Saturday in Northside. 😀⬆️❤️

The Embassy is open.

When we were in Jamaica, we would see this sand sculpture that said, “The Embassy is open.” We saw it for the first few days we were at the resort…

We were walking around Northside and we walked past this little table set up on the sidewalk. The first thing that popped in my head was The Embassy is open…

You never know what you’ll see walking around Northside. 😀❤️

Good evening from Northside.

I really love it when it’s dark outside and the streetlights are on and the light from the streetlights illuminate the leaves on the nearby trees…

I think it’s one of those really beautiful everyday things that not everybody gives the appreciation it deserves. 😀🌃❤️

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

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