Apricot Coffee House.

After making a run to Trader Joe’s this morning, we got to stop at another new coffee shop. This morning’s pick was the new Apricot Coffee House in Pleasant Ridge…

Genifer had a latte. You could see the flower pattern through the lid…

And they had donuts from Starlight Doughnut Lab

I had the Choc Norris cold brew, cacao and banana smoothie with a mint chocolate donut from Starlight Doughnuts Lab

Apricot Coffee House is a great little coffee shop. We’ll definitely be back! 😀☕️🍩❤️

Big fun Saturday.

I’m not exactly sure how it happened but this afternoon we ended up at BJ’s Brewhouse at Rookwood Commons for lunch…

Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with BJ’s. BJ’s has some really good stuff. We just never really eat there. We’ve been to BJ’s a couple of times back during the NFL playoffs. They had a pretty killer happy hour on Sundays during football season. But that’s the only time we’ve really been here. Yet, today we stopped in for lunch…

Their Tatonka Stout is pretty good, as is their PM Porter. We started with these little stuffed mushrooms. They were really tasty but could have been a little bigger…

BJ’s menu is ridiculously large. If you can think of it, chances are it’s probably on BJ’s rather extensive menu. Genifer got their BJ’s classic chicken sammich

I had BJ’s hand-pulled turkey dip

BJ’s had some delicious stuff. It was a really good lunch. After lunch, we met our friend Tayler at Overlook Lodge in Pleasant Ridge for a drink. Every time we’re at Overlook, I always notice more details. This place is so neat…

But this video was the clincher. Soooo freaking cool. Little details make things amazing. Speaking of amazing… we stopped at Share Cheesebar in PRidge after Overlook…

We got some of the most incredible cheese from Cheesebar. But I don’t remember what it was called. And that’s a shame. We also got this incredible Pimento Cheese…

Holy cow, I love pimento cheese spread!

It was another really fun Saturday. 😀🧀❤️

Mardi Gras at Overlook Lodge.

After brunch at Revolution Rotisserie, we walked over to Overlook Lodge

Overlook was hosting a Madri Gras party this afternoon…

We met our friends Chris and Tayler at Overlook for the festivities…

Overlook was mixing up some hurricanes…

Out on their back patio, they were having a big crawfish boil

I tried my best to eat as many crawfish as I could. They’re tricky little buggers. And there was also a giant king cake which was much easier to eat…

Somehow, the baby from the king cake was already in the pine tree on our table when we got to Overlook. It took us a while to notice him but there he was, just hanging out…

It was such a fun afternoon celebrating Madri Gras at Overlook in Pleasant Ridge!
😀🎊❤️

Brunch at Revolution Rotisserie.

After getting Genifer her very first iPhone, we stopped at Revolution Rotisserie in Pleasant Ridge for brunch…

Genifer had one of their cocktails. I don’t recall which drink this was…

And I had a housemade spicy Bloody Mary…

We started brunch by sharing some delicious deviled eggs with bacon, capers, scallions, arugula, and paprika…

Oh man, I love deviled eggs…

Genifer had the Alex The Great salad with cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, tzatziki and topped with Revolution’s rotisserie chicken…

I had their Rotisserie Chicken & Waffles with Amish, antibiotic-free bird served with  Belgian waffles and spicy syrup…

Wow. What a great meal! It was a terrific lunch. We can’t wait to come back for some more amazing Revolution Rotisserie chicken! YUM! 😀🇺🇸🐔❤️

We ate this OR it’s what’s for lunch.

We stopped at Nine Giant in Pleasant Ridge for lunch today. We shared some deliciously spicy Wu-Tang wings…

And we shared one of their burgers that I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about…

And it was indeed an incredible burger! We also shared a donut from Starlight Doughnut Lab, the new startup from Nine Giant’s kitchen wizard Ben Greiwe…

We tried this amazing chocolate peanut butter donut for dessert…

What a great lunch in Pleasant Ridge! Thanks, Nine Giant! 😀🐔🍔🍩❤️

Out in Pleasant Ridge.

Tonight, we meet tour friends Chris and Tayler in Pleasant Ridge to celebrate. They just closed on their house earlier in the day. Our first stop was back at Nine Giant

After yesterday’s pretzel awesomeness, Genifer and I decided that whenever there is a giant soft pretzel on the menu we have to order it…

Nine Giant has a pretty solid pretzel. Their cheese was really good.

Nine Giant is a really fun little place. Really good beers. I really like their Conjure Me Sweet Milk Stout a lot.

And then we walked next door The Shining inspired Overlook Lodge

Genifer ordered the Writer’s Block made with bourbon, apple-berry sweet tea, and elderflower liqueur…

And I got the Apollo 11 made with vodka, espresso syrup, cold hot cocoa, almond milk and topped with a toasted marshmallow…

Genifer also tried The Calumet with bourbon, peach-pecan whiskey, ginger liqueur, allspice dram, lemon, carrot juice, black walnut bitters…

It tasted like Thanksgiving all in our glass. Our friend Megan took this photo…

She must have the first camera phone ever made ever. Anyway, it was a really fun evening out in Pleasant Ridge. 😀🥃❤️

Congratulations Chris and Tayler on your new house!

Saturday fun.

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

And it was delicious! While we were at Urban Artifact, we also had another delicious Wildfire Pizza Kitchen 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. 😀🍕🍺❤️

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger.

Quatman Cafe still has some really of the most amazing cheeseburgers…

And they are still so dang reasonable too. 😀🍔❤️