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

Octoberfest Zinzinnati 2019.

This weekend was Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2019 weekend in downtown Cincinnati…

And this afternoon, we went downtown to check it out…

Last year, we didn’t go to Oktoberfest at all.

I tried this brat with curry sauce…

It was really good. Something a little bit different. Also a little bit different was the Halo from Busken Bakery…

A Halo is a warm Buskey glazed donut stuffed with ice cream and then hot pressed…

I got the Crown Jewel stuffed with Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream…

Ohmigosh. It was sooo good.

Next year, we’re taking advantage of this offer, if they do it again…

We made one slow meandering lap of the Oktoberfest. We had a couple of beers and had another brat or two in there. It was fun. Not nearly as much fun all the Oktoberfests as when we used to live downtown. But it was still pretty fun.

PROST! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

Sam Adams Taproom.

We stopped at Sam Adams Taproom after work this evening…

We really like Sam Adams Taproom. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Making the rounds in OtR.

This afternoon, we rode the Metro 17 bus down into Over-the-Rhine. We found a gift card that still had some money on it. So we headed to Taft’s Ale House for lunch. We’ve been to Taft’s Ale House since our friend Chris’s birthday. Anymore it seems we just always go to Taft’s Brewpouriumย which is just around the corner from our house over on Spring Grove. We didn’t realize just how long it had been. It’s been so long they’ve built a whole new condo community at Race and Fourteenth Streets…

Hello, beautiful. Taft’s Ale House is so pretty…

When we were crossing the street, we saw another one of those #CincyStreetBots

I’ve really been digging Taft’s Cold Boy

Genifer ordered Taft’s Chicken Avocado Salad

And Saratoga chips with ranch…

I ordered two of Taft’s tri-tip sliders…

With tots and beer cheese…

And Taft’s had bread pudding. I love bread pudding. So I had to order it…

Taft’s is soooo good. Everything was delicious. Especially the bread pudding.

From Taft’s, we walked down to Washington Park to check out the last half hour or so of September’s edition of The City Flea

There were a couple of really dope hats at this Flea…

From Washinton Park, we started walking in the direction of Findlay Market. We walked by a few murals that I hadn’t seen before…

TAG! You’re it…

Findlay Market…

And then we walked over to Sam Adams Cincy Taproom

They were hosting their Oktoberfest…

We hung out for a minute but it was all sort of winding down. So we headed back over to Race Street to check out the new Goose+Elder

 

I love the restaurant bathroom trend of using wild floral print wallpapers…

Hi. And the other bathroom…

We had a White Russian…

And we ordered just a couple of little small plates to share like their watermelon…

And their mac&cheese…

Terrific stuff. I can’t wait to come back to eat a full meal at Goose+Elder…

Then we hopped in an Uber and headed home. It was a great afternoon in OtR. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๏ธโค๏ธ

An evening out in Northside.

We went out to Northside Tavern this evening for a drink…

We love Northside Tavern. On the way home, we got slices from Kitchen Factory

Kitchen Factory has some outstanding slices.

We love Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Fiery Hen.

Because it’s Thursday, we stopped to check out the relatively new, Fiery Hen,ย it’s just a couple of doors down from Queen City Exchange on Court Street…

Genifer tried one of their cocktails but I don’t remember which one…

I had a $2 Miller High Life. It’s the champagne of beers…

We started with some delicious Pimento Cheese Croquettes…

Genifer had the Chef salad with grilled chicken…

And I ordered the chicken tenders with fries…

You got to pick your spice level. I chose the second mildest, Nashville Mild. It still had a bit of kick. Next time, I’m going to get the least spicy, Yella Belly. And your choice of fries or saratoga chips and ranch or blue cheese. Obviously, I got fries and ranch. Everything was outstanding. I can’t wait to come back to Fiery Hen for more tenders. Because I really love chicken tenders. And these tenders were awesome.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

FC Cincinnati versus Toronto FC.

This evening our FC Cincinnati played host to Michael Bradley’s Toronto FC. But first, we stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub for their special $5 matchday pizza…

And I wanted a grilled cheeses with some waffle fries…

And when we were done eating, we walked over to Nippert Stadium to watch our FC|C play those hosers from up north…

Jozy Altidore didn’t play in this match. I’m not even sure if he traveled with the team to Cincinnati. And that’s fine. I’ve always thought that he wasย really overrated. We saw him play against the Crew in Columbus. And he was just as underwhelming in person as he is with the national team.

But even terribly overrated players can scorch you when they’re left totally unmarked just outside of the 18. Like when FC|C was playing Toronto up in Canadia.ย 

Here we go…

There were fans at Nippert who booed every time Michael Bradley touched the ball. I found it to be incredibly disrespectful with all he’s done on the USMNT. I think he’s one of the better, more consistent players that our national team has had lately…

And FC Cincinnati lost 5-1. It’s just been painful.

We grabbed an Uber back to Northside Tavern for a drink…

And then we came home and walked the dogs…

It was a pretty fun evening if you take out the 5-1 loss. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅชโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Northside Sunday.

Today is the first day of September. This afternoon we walked toย 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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Taglio OtR.

After work this evening, we stopped at the new OtR Taglio. We’ve been to the Taglio out in Columbia-Tusculum a handful of times, and we thought their Detroit-style deep-dish pizza was just terrific. We were really excited to try their new location at 12th and Walnut Streets in Over-the-Rhine.

Since it was happy hour, we ordered these monster mozzarella sticks…

Then it was time for the main event, we had ordered the Pepperoni and Hot Honey deep-dish Detroit-style pizza. And it finally arrived…

Their pizza is delicious! When we were getting ready to leave, we saw Faces in Places

We love Taglio’s pizza. It’s so dang good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Sunday funday.

We went grabbed an Uber down to The Banks this afternoon to go watch our Reds play Sunday afternoon baseball against the Cardinals. It was our fourth Reds game of the season. We were meeting up with Geri, Cleve, Alyssa and their baby, Pippa. When we down to The Banks, we found there was a whole festival going on…

It turns out it was the Cincy Celtic Fest. We hung out there for a second, and then we went into Great American Ball Park to watch our Reds. We had tickets up in the Fioptics District again. I think it’s our favorite section in the whole ballpark…

Usually, we don’t go up into the Fioptics District. We usually just watch the game from the Fioptics terraces. But today, we didn’t the upstairs. And that’s fine. It was pretty warm out and the upstairs had plenty of shade and a nice breeze…

And we got free pizza again

It was a good game. The Reds snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory to lose 5-4

I’m really at getting everyone together for group photos at things like this. For whatever reason, it’s just something I never really think about until everyone has gone their separate ways, and then it’s like, “I should have taken a group photo. Dang.” I’ll have to work on that.

After the game, we went back to Aster to wait for the Uber prices to drop…

And then we went home. It was another really fun Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโšพ๏ธ๐Ÿฅƒโค๏ธ