A pretty low-key weekend.

I didn’t take very many photos this weekend. Not many at all. Yesterday, Mack went to the vet to get his allergy shot. We walked down to Second Place to eat cheeseburgers and watch the Newcastle versus Brighton soccer match. And we just watched Netflix for the rest of the day. We binge-watched the first season of Chambers. It was pretty good. But it got kinda weird at the end. And we watched FC Cincinnati lose. Again. This time they lost 1-0 away to New Jersey Red Bulls. That’s really all we did. It was a pretty chill Saturday.

Today, we ran some errands to get some stuff for our upcoming road trip. We got some new stuff from Old Navy where I saw this adorable gift bag…

I have a very real thing for monsters right now. I even started a Pinterest board of just monster illustrations. Later, we ate this Trader Joe’s pepperoni pizza…

It was really good. Have we mentioned we love Trader Joe’s? πŸ˜€πŸ—ΊοΈπŸ‘ΉπŸ•β€οΈ

Urban Artifact’s 4th birthday party.

Today was Urban Artifact’s 4th birthday party

We tried the two Kaleidoscope variants, Pineapple Salsa and Pineapple Luau Spice…

They were outstanding! We took our beers and headed upstairs to the sanctuary…

UA had the space filled with a whole bunch of carnival games…

Our photo made on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website

And we ordered some Wildfire Pizza Kitchen

We tried their new stuffed mushrooms…

And they were awesome! We love stuffed mushrooms. We also ordered some of their cheesy bread. Sooo cheesy, so good…

And we ordered a small Dad’s Favorite pizza…

Ohmigosh. Their stuff is really incredible. Everything is always just amazing…

UA also brought in a cotton candy machine. So I had some cotton candy…

And we had our first Keypunch of the season. Keypunch is what summer tastes like to me. It’s one of my all-time favorite beers. I’m excited that it’s Keypunch season…

It was a really fun afternoon, Happy birthday, Urban Artifact! You’ll always be one of our very favorite breweries. We’re so happy you’re in Northside. πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ•β€οΈ

NYPD pizza.

On the way home from work tonight, we stopped to pick up a delicious NYPD pizza

YUM! We love NYPD pizza. πŸ˜€πŸ•β€οΈ

Seen and noted at Brewporium.

We went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for lunch today. And as we were walking into the Brewporium, a train rolled by with a rather unusual cargo…

I guess I never really thought about how they move tanks around from place to place. It makes perfect sense after thinking about it for a little bit that they would move them with trains. It’s pretty interesting the things you just kind of stumble across.

Brewpourium started doing wings and they are terrific…

But for me, the star at Brewpourium is always going to be the pizza. It’s sooo good…

And I tried something new off of Taft’s brunch menu, sausage gravy knots…

They were really good. Genifer wasn’t feeling them but she’s not the biggest fan of breakfast stuff at non-breakfast times. I thought they were really good. I took the rest home with us and ate them for breakfast at work on Monday.

I love Taft’s Brewpourium. And we still have a little bit of money left on our gift card! It’s been the gift that keeps on giving. πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸ•β€οΈ

HAPPY NATIONAL PIZZA DAY!

Today was National Pizza Day! We celebrated by heading over to one our very favorite spots, Taft’s Brewpourium

My parents gave us a Taft’s gift card for Christmas…

We shared another one of their delicious New Haven-style apizzas…

And of course, loaded tots. We had to get loaded tots…

What a delicious way to celebrate such a fun holiday! πŸ˜€πŸ•πŸΊβ€οΈ

Oh. And a huge thanks to Taft’s for sending us over a couple of awesome Taft’s shirts…

Thanks Taft’s! You guys are pretty dang awesome! 😍

Another super Saturday.

This afternoon I got my haircut with Katie Walters. She is literally the best

Then since we were already over on the east side, we got to have lunch at Taglio again

Genifer ordered the Finta…

We started with a side garden salad…

And there it is…

The main event…

Taglio’s deep-dish Detroit-style pizza. This time we ordered the Deluxe…

I love, love, love Taglio’s pizza. And we’re so excited. I don’t know if you’ve heard but Taglio is set to open a second location this spring on 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. So sometime soonish,Β  we’ll be able to stop and get pizza whenever our hearts desire. After Taglio on our way back home, we stopped at Genifer’s favorite bar in the whole world, Sundry and Vice for a drink…

Sundry and Vice makes the best drinks…

It was another really super Saturday. πŸ˜€βœ‚οΈπŸ•πŸ₯ƒβ€οΈ

Saturday fun.

This afternoon we walked over to Urban Artifact to go try their brandΒ new Pink Guava Parfait BeerΒ on draft in their taproom…

And it was delicious! While we were at Urban Artifact, we also had another delicious Wildfire Pizza KitchenΒ pizza for lunch. We shared a small Margherita pizza and some of their amazing cheese bread…

Wildfire’s pizza is so dang good. Later, we tagged along with our friends Chris and Tayler who were going over to their soon-to-be new neighborhood, Pleasant Ridge to check out Nine Giant Brewery & Kitchen

Nine Giant had some really good beers. I liked their Conjure Me Coffee Milk Stout

I was diggin’ this Nine Giant trucker cap…

And they have some really neat artwork on their walls. I like all the monsters…

It was another really fun Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸ•πŸΊβ€οΈ

Taft’s Brewpourium.

This evening we stopped at Taft’s Brewpourium for a flight

And one of their delicious new haven style apizzas and some loaded tots…

We love Taft’s Brewpourium. It’s always delicious. πŸ˜€πŸ•πŸ»β€οΈ

Let’s GO X!

We had tickets for this afternoon’s Xavier Men’s basketball game against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. We bought our tickets a while back after discovering how silly cheap you could get tickets for events onΒ  StubHub. Unfortunately, you can’t purchase good weather. It was pouring down rain this morning on our way to the game…

I made it through yet another metal detector without my hips set off the alarms…

It’s been a while since we’ve been to a Xavier game

I don’t remember the player introductions being so cool

We figured out there’s a place to stand up behind the seats. We like standing…

Xavier was leading at halftime…

It was kind of an ugly game. ButΒ Xavier won 73-63! That’s three in a row for X!

On the way out of Cintas Center, they gave everyone 20% off coupons at the Xavier team shop. We looked in the shop inside Cintas Center but they didn’t have any sizes…

So we walked down to the All For One Shop. And they had everything Xavier…

We both got Xavier sweatshirts to wear to our next Xavier game. πŸ˜€βœ–οΈπŸ€β€οΈ

On our way home, we stopped at Taft’s Brewpourium for a beer, some loaded tots and a pepperoni&sausage apizza…

It was a really fun Saturday! πŸ˜€πŸ•β€οΈ

Urban Artifact & Wildfire Pizza.

Oscar was watching us leave from our front window this afternoon…

“Hey, hey. Where are you going?” Sorry, buddy. We were heading out to walk over to have a beer at one of our favorite spots,Β Urban Artifact

And we wanted to finally check out their newΒ wood-fired pizza kitchen located just across the courtyard calledΒ Wildfire Pizza Kitchen

We’ve been drooling over their photos on Instagram for a while now. We were really excited to try it. We each ordered a personal-sized pizza and cheese bread…

Cheese bread…

My Dad’s Favorite meat-za…

And Genifer’s Super Hawaiian…

Their pizza is outstanding! We’re always happy to have another great pizza place in the neighborhood. Northside is quickly becoming the best pizza neighborhood in Cincinnati. And we love it!Β πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ•β€οΈ