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 theirΒ 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. πŸ˜€πŸ₯ƒβ€οΈ

Congratulations Chris and Tayler on your new house!

TAG! You’re it.

TAG! You’re it. Seen and noted on Central Parkway. πŸ˜€πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈβ€οΈ

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

Woodburn + Che Empanadas.

After work this evening, I hopped on the Metro 11 bus…

I rode it up into East Walnut Hills to meet Genifer again at Woodburn Brewery

Their chocolate mint imperial stout is just out of this world…

And then the Che empanada truck pulled up right outside Woodburn’s front door…

We got three delicious Che empanadas and chips&salsa which turned out to be much more like nachos than chips&salsa…

And Cincinnati was bracing a big snopocolypse…

So we finished our empanadas and beers and headed for home before the white death began. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger.

Quatman CafeΒ still has some reallyΒ of the most amazing cheeseburgers…

And they are still so dang reasonable too. πŸ˜€πŸ”β€οΈ

Good evening from West Chester.

This afternoon we went out to West Chester to visit Genifer’s mom. I love hanging out with Geri. We got to exchange Christmas gifts. And when we were packing up to come home, there was this gorgeous sunset…

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Seen and noted.

This afternoon I passed on what could have possibly been the world’s best White Elephant Gift for next year. Check out this guy…

Wow. Just wow. πŸ˜€πŸ‰β€οΈ

Holtman’s Donuts West Chester.

We found ourselves out in West Chester this morning so we stopped to get a little box of delicious Holtman’s Donuts

YUM! Holtman’s has some of the best donuts around Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸ©β€οΈ

Seen and noted.

They really do make pumpkin spice everything. Don’t they…

And then there was this…

I just don’t know what to say. There’s a very good reason we don’t go to Walmart very often. At all.Β πŸ˜€πŸŽƒβ€οΈ

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Back when we first stumbled across Finneytown, we drove by this place called Freddy’s Frozen Custard &Steakburgers. I had never heard of Freddy’s Steakburgers before. But apparently, it’s a chain founded in Wichita, Kansas in 2002 with over 300 locations. Who knew? It wouldn’t have really stood out to me except for the giant PATTY MELTS on the side of the building. And I reallyΒ love patty melts. Genifer said that someday when we were in Finneytown again, we could stop and check Freddy’s out and someday turned out to be today…

Genifer ordered a cheeseburger…

And of course, I ordered a patty melt…

It was really good stuff! Their patty melt was delicious and I loved their famous jalapeno fry sauce. Afterwards, we shared a Dirt ’n Worms mini concreteΒ with Freddy’s creamy vanilla custard, OreoΒ cookies, gummi worms, topped whipped cream and a cherry. It was also really good. But I completely forgot to take a photo of it before we starting digging in. And it was really good too. I can’t wait until we head back to Freddy’s again, hopefully in the very near future.Β πŸ˜€πŸ”β€οΈ