Thursdays are for Whip Classics.

It must be Thursday. We stopped at Queen City Radio for a Whip Classic burger, chili dog and some fries…

I still think they have one of the best burgers, if not THE best burger in all of Cincinnati. Best fries too. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

 

A Westside Saturday.

We were over on the Westside of Cincinnati this afternoon. And we stopped at Cancun Mexican Grill for lunch. Genifer had been wanting a quesadilla for a while now. We’ve eaten at the Cancun at Western Bowl. But we’ve never eaten at this Cancun location at Glenway Crossings before…

It’s surprisingly big on the inside…

Genifer ordered her quesadilla…

I got a ground beef Chimichanga. It’s hidden under all that sour cream…

See? There it is…

At the end of the day, it didn’t really hit the spot. Genifer didn’t really care for her quesadilla and my Chimi just tasted like sour cream. Bummer. On our way back home, we decided to stop and finally check out West Side Brewing

It was a surprisingly big place as well…

We stopped to try their Pumpkin Spice Infusion

It was their amber ale run through a contraption to infuse the beer with vanilla and some sort of โ€œpumpkin spice mix.โ€ It was pretty good.

All and all, everything was just okay. But that’s why you try new things. Sometimes they’re awesome and sometimes they’re just okay. That’s how you know. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Oh, what a night!

After work this evening, I met Genifer at Mabley Garage on Race Street…

And we walked over to one of our favorite places from when we used to live downtown,ย  Horse & Barrel on Walnut Street…

And then we walked over to another of our old favorite places, Igby’s

And Tuesdays are $1 oysters and $3 oyster shooters at Igby’s…

After trying some oysters, we walked around the corner to Aronoff Center…

We were about to see JERSEY BOYS! And we were sooo excited…

It was the first time Jersey Boys returned to Cincinnati since we saw it back in 2012

And it was every bit as incredible as we remembered it. The best part is… we get to see the show for a second time on Sunday afternoon! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

How crazy is it that new Kroger out in West Chester has a beer bar in it?

You can have a draft beer while you do your grocery shopping or just get a crawler or growler to take home with you. Nuts.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

And they hadย Octosquishies in the foyer…

I don’t know what an Octosquishy is, but I wish I had some quarters. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Pumpkin painting at Higher Gravity.

After we finished eating at Gaslight Bar & Grill, we stopped at Higher Gravity for some pumpkin painting and Halloween beers…

My pumpkin already had a spider web painted on the back…

We got a taster flight of Halloween beers: Platform S’mores Yammy,ย Fat Head Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale,ย Southern Tier Rum Barrel-Aged Pumking, and Maine Beer Company’s Mean Old Tom

Genfier’s awesome pumpkin creation…

And my pumpkin creation…

The rum barrel-aged Pumking was out of this world…

It was really fun painting pumpkins. And they look great on our front porch…

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Gaslight Bar & Grill.

After work this evening, we stopped in Clifton’s Gaslight District

There were some really cool sidewalk artworks along Ludlow Avenue…

And we walked by parallel parking spots that had been converted into an awesome sociable parklet space

The recently renovated Gaslight Bar & Grill

It opened back in January in the old Ludlow Avenue library branch in Clifton…

And it has Clifton’s first rooftop bar…

Genifer ordered a veggie burger without the bun…

And I ordered the shrimp po’boy…

Everything was really delicious. Gaslight’s fries were outstanding. We wish we would have come to Gaslight sooner in the summer because their outdoor patio is really pretty amazing. We can’t wait to hang out here more next summer! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿค๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

While we were waiting for the Streetcar, we could see the Skystar Wheel

We’ll have to go ride it sometime in the near future. We walked by a new mural work in progress. Probably for the upcoming BLINK Cincinnati festivities

We stopped at Holiday Spiritsย in Over-the-Rhine for a drink…

And saw the great Zoltar…

And we made it back to Northside Tavern to try to shoot a game of pool…

But all the tables were taken…

It was a really fun night. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Fishbowl at the Banks.

This afternoon we rode the Metro 17 bus downtown and then walked down to The Banks before this evening’s pre-season Cyclones hockey game. We wanted to stop into checkout the new Fishbowl at The Banks

All of their drinks are served in fishbowls and are meant to be shared…

We decided to share a White Claw Wave…

It was pretty good stuff. And Fishbowl is a pretty fun place. It would be a really fun place to go with a group of friends.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

Dogberry Brewing Company.

After the Liberty Fall Festival, we managed to findย Dogberry Brewing Companyย out in West Chester…

We were drawn in by their Supernova and it’s variants that we saw on Untappd

And they have a Beer It Forward wall, which I think is just the coolest thing…

We tried Dogbeery’sย Campfire Story Mildly Smoked Porter, Supernova Chocolate Stout, Supernova Vanilla Nitro,ย and Supernova Raspberry Habanero

And then we each had a full Supernova, Genifer had the Raspberry Habanero and I had the Vanilla Nitro…

Dogberry has some pretty darn good beers. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Out and about in OtR.

After the Reds game, we rode the streetcar up into Over-the-Rhine to check out one of OtR’s newer bars called Homemakers

We just stayed for a drink but Homemakers seemed like a pretty relaxed place. Very, very retro. We also walked over to check out Longfellow’s Other Room

Longfellow’s Other Room is a rum bar with hundreds and hundreds of rums…

Longfellow’s Other Room tasted like a tropical vacation to me because I always drink rum when we’re on vacation. I could very easily see it becoming one of my favorite bars in OtR.

It seems like there’s always something new to check out in Over-the-Rhine. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅƒโค๏ธ