Sam Adams Taproom + Mexi-Q.

On our way home tonight, we stopped at the Sam Adams taproomย for happy hour…

And we noticed that the Mexi-Q Mexican BBQ food truck was out on Sam Adams patio tonight. We’ve never tried anything from Mexi-Q food truck before. Mexican meets BBQ? I had a feeling that this was going to be awesome…

Genifer ordered a Veggie Burrito Bowl…

And I ordered the Spicy Mexican Mac…

It was really good! You can’t beat delicious food stuffs from a food truck that you’ve never had the chance to try before. Especially when it’s Mexican and BBQ, two of my very favorite food groups. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒฏโค๏ธ

Saturday afternoon in OtR.

We got up this morning, walked the dogs and then hopped on our Metro 17 bus to head down into Over-the-Rhine. Today was the first spring edition of The City Fleaย in OtR’s beautifulย Washington Park

Thornwoods! I used to work with Ben at Deskey. He and his wife started this pop-up and their stuff is really awesome!

I also love all the creatures fromย Happy Groundhog Studios…

I also used to work with James Billiter at LPK, who does some terrific stuff as well…

It was another great edition of The City Flea. Afterward, we headed over to get a drink from one of Genifer’s favorite OtR spots, Sundry and Vice.ย 

And today, S&V had homemade empanadas…

DANG! I love empanadas so much!

Genifer loves Sundry and Vice’s draft Old Fashioned…

Next, we walked up Vine Street and were drawn in by this sign in front ofย panino

We’ll have to stop back at panino for sammiches. I’ve heard nothing but good things.

It seems like there is always something “coming soon” in OtR…

And then we walked over to Mecca

And we had one of their Chunkers…

And some popcorn…

And then we hopped in an Uber and headed back home. It was a really fun afternoon wandering around Over-the-Rhine. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฟโค๏ธ

 

Covington’s Flying Axes.

This afternoon the creative team at Grey Midwest had an outing to go try our hand at some axe throwing over at Flying Axes in Covington

It was a bit daunting at first with axe in hand staring down the bullseye…

But once you figured out the motion and the distance, it was really a lot of fun...

I even managed to splinter my axe…

Who knew that axe throwing would be such a really good time? I think it would be pretty fun to get a group together to join the axe throwing league night…

Please exit through the gift shop…

Afterward, we walked over for a drink at Braxton

And then I caught an Uber home. It was a really fun evening, and I got to know some of my new coworkers a little bit better.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿงฟ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Whip burgers and 62,000 miles!

Our 2008 VW Jetta GLI about to hit 62,000 miles on the odometer this evening…

We stopped at Queen City Radioย for happy hour on the way home…

We shared a delicious whip burger and fries…

We also got one of their cheese coneys too…

I really like their cheese coneys. But I love their Whip Burgers. And on our way home, we hit 62,000 miles…

It was a pretty nice reward for getting back to work today. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš—โค๏ธ

Queen City Radio.

I met Genifer at Queen City Radio this evening so we could celebrate Friday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

3 Points Pop Up Power Hour.

We saw that today 3 Points Urban Brewery was doing another Pop Up Power Hour

3-Points has some really good beers…

And we got to order some more delicious CHX…

And boom! Minutes later, we had lotsa food…

I ordered another 4-piece banty with hush puppies…

Genifer got their mac&cheese…

We also had a bag of wavy fries and a bag of extra hush puppies. I love hush puppies. And we love when 3 Points does their Pop-Up Power Hours. Great beers at cheap prices and some of the most incredible chicken with hush puppies? Dang. What’s not to love about that? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Sam Adams Taproom.

It was gorgeous this evening. We wanted to go sit out on a patio and have a beer.ย  So on the way home, we stopped at Sam Adams Taproom on Central Parkway…

We shared one of Sam Adams delicious giant pretzels…

Big Dogg’s BBQ was parked out on Sam Adams patio…

We also shared one of Big Dogg’s Pulled Pork Parfaits…

Awesome. What an incredible way to enjoy this beautiful evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅจโค๏ธ

Celebration!

After work, we stopped by Queen City Radio to celebrate my new job offer…

Celebrating a new job tastes a lot like Whip burgers…

I’ll be accepting the offer tomorrow morning. Thank you to my beautiful wife for helping me think this through. After talking about it, it turned out to be one of the least difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m very excited about this opportunity. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโค๏ธ

Today was Genifer’s birthday!

Today was my beautiful wife’s birthday. Genifer’s mom sent these fun balloons and very pretty flowers. When we opened the door to take the dogs on a walk, the flowers were sitting on our porch. We opened the door and the balloons scared poor Mack half to death. He jumped a foot straight up in the air…

Thank you to my parents for their lovely card. And thank you to everyone for all the happy birthday wishes. This afternoon we went out in OtR to celebrate…

We started at Queen City Radio…

We stopped by Cobblestone…

And Longfellows…

We walked up to The Pony…

And then we walked over to the new Holiday Spirits…

It was a really fun evening. Happy birthday, Genifer. I love you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ