Sunday Funday.

This afternoon we walked down to Second Place for the second half of the Manchester City versus Liverpool match. there was a pretty good crowd on hand for the match…

Truth be told, we were at Second Place more for the cheeseburgers than the match…

They have some pretty amazing burgers at Second Place. The ManCity-Liverpool match ended in a 0-0 draw. We hung out to watch most of the Bengals game. And they actually won again. After the Bengals game, we walked to Higher Gravity. There weren’t very many people in Higher Gravity after the Bengals game this afternoon…

We watched the end of the Chiefs game with our friends Chris and Tayler. After they left, we met FC Cincinnati midfielder Corben Bone and his family. They stopped into Higher Gravity for a beer and a slice of pizza from Chameleon. We talked to them for a bit before they headed out. They live in Northside as well. Actually, they live just around the corner from us. And they were super nice. It was really neat to get to meet Corben Bone and get to talk soccer with him for a few minutes. We hope we run into them again sometime.

It was another really fun afternoon in Northside. 😀⚽️🍻❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon, we stopped at Melt for a late Brunch…

Afterwards, we stopped by Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact’s Bewilderfest was Friday and Saturday. We wanted to see what was left on tap from their big celebration. Last year, they had a bunch of crazy beers…

We ordered a flight plus one…

And then we shared The Tumi and Lemon Fennel Salad

Urban Artifact made three barrel-aged variant bombers for their Bewilderfest: Beipiaosurus Boysenberry Sour, Dimetrodon Raspberry Sour and Stegosaurus Montmorency Cherry Sour

We didn’t try them. I bet they were all delicious but they were a little on the pricey side.  However, they had stickers of all the different dinosaurs from the labels, and they gave us an entire set of them for free…

And after I took the photo of my new dinosaurs stickers…

It was another fun Sunday in Northside. 😀🍺🦖❤️

Sunday Funday.

Yesterday morning, we took Mack to the vet for his ears. He’s fine but we have to take him back next Thursday to his ears flushed. Poor guy. He’ll be okay. But he’s an absolute wreck in the car. He just stands in the back seat and drools everywhere. It’s pretty gross. But after his vet appointment, we ventured into an area we’ve never been to before looking for a Dunkin Donuts for coffee. What we ending up stumbling upon was an area called Finneytown that neither of us had been to before. This afternoon we went back over to Finneytown to have lunch at a Buffalo Wings & Rings we found…

It was really good. Their wings were outstanding and their onion rings were pretty okay. But my favorite part of lunch was starting with an order of mini corn dogs. They were so good. After lunch, we stopped in College Hill to have a beer at Brink Brewing

We had a couple of beers while watched Colombia knock Poland out of the World Cup and played a best out of five in Sorry! Genifer then sank my Battleship and we played a bunch of Uno. It was a really fun Sunday Funday. 😀🐔🍺❤️

Brunch at Django Western Taco.

We walked to Django Western Taco for brunch this morning…

We grabbed a seat at the bar next to this guy…

We started with some chips and salsa…

Genifer ordered the Fritos Mac&Cheese…

I ordered the Northside Slam with eggs scrambled, bacon, chipotle roasted tomato, Texas toast and Chef Josh’s famous tater tot casserole…

It was a really delicious brunch. It’s so nice to be able to walk to places again. 😀🌮❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon we walked down Hamilton Avenue to met Randy, Allison and Genifer’s nephews at Arcade Legacy Bar Edition...

It’s usually only open to adults. But on Sundays, they open it up to allows kids as well…

I’ve never heard of Mad Tree’s Dreamsicle before but it’s pretty good stuff…

We ordered some snacks. I didn’t expect the nachos to be so huge…

After playing video games until our fingers hurt, we walked over to Boswell’s Alley to get a bite to eat out on their patio…

I love that Boswell’s always has a riddle up on their blackboard…

It was another great Sunday in Northside. 😀🍺👽❤️

Sunday Funday.

We watched the Mexico versus Portugal Confederations Cup match this morning. And then we headed down to Second Place to watch Chile take on Cameron. On our way to Second Place, we noticed a sign on the door of our beloved Django Western Taco

Django is moving in next to Tickle Pickle on Hamilton Avenue, and that’s just a hop, skip and a jump from us. Chef Josh broke the news to us a few weeks ago when we were in for Sunday Brunch that they were moving up Hamilton. It’s so cool to have one of our most favorite restaurants move even closer to our house…

Now if we could just get Second Place to move closer as well. Their featured slush today was a cayenne pina colada, which mixed surprisingly well with the bourbon slush…

It tasted like being on vacation. And made for a pretty fun Sunday. 😀🏖️🌮

UPDATE: Django’s old space at the corner of Hamilton and Ble Rock is now empty…

Bunbury x 21C.

Despite not being big fans of any bands at this year’s Bunbury Music Festival, we bought tickets for the Sunday lineup featuring Thirty Seconds to Mars, The 1975 and Muse among others. We also had a gift card to 21C Museum Hotel downtown on Walnut Street that my work gave us as a wedding present. If you combine the Bunbury and staying downtown at 21C that sounds like a pretty awesome Sunday.

Genifer’s mom, Geri was kind enough to watch Oscar for the evening as well as drop us off at 21C downtown…

Our room was all the way up on the tenth floor…

Drumroll…

It was such an incredible room that really wasn’t all that much smaller than our old apartment. We sat around for a bit and enjoyed our new digs as watched some of the Reds game in our plush, swanky, new home for the night…

And then we went to get a couple of burgers at BRU…

Before we walked down to Sawyer Point to check out Bunbury…

Surprisingly, this is the only photo my camera strap made it into…

We checked out the view from the top of this Miller Lite bar…

Holy geez was that ladder to the roof rickety…

I ended up using four different cameras at Bunbury. I used the camera on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and my Samsung Galaxy S. But mostly I used my old point & shoot Canon SX280 to take the majority of photos because of its’ toy camera effect with the dark cornervignetting, blurriness and other distortions like in the photos above and below…

I also took some photos with my Polaroid CUBE…

I also took this video with my CUBE of people just walking passed us as we were people watching while Thirty Seconds to Mars was playing…

Bunbury was such a good time! So much fun. So much great music. We headed home…

And we ordered some Domino’s pizza because Domino’s doesn’t deliver to Northside…

😍❤️

It was kind of weird waking up in downtown Cincinnati again. It definitely had a very distinct deja vu feeling to it…

Especially since you could actually see our old apartment building two blocks away…

I’m going to have to try to source these pillows…

And then Geri and Oscar picked us up, and took us home. And that was that. 🙂

Thank you to Geri for watching Oscar and providing our ground transportation and thank you to Deskey for the wonderful 21C gift card. It made an amazing evening unforgettable on a pretty epic scale! 😀❤️🎼💤

Click to see all the photos we took at Bunbury and 21C.

Northside Sunday.

We were walking down Hamilton Avenue to brunch and saw the Dogfish Head x Crosley Cruiser Tour parked out in front of Shake It Records

We went to Django Western Taco for brunch…

We shared a breakfast burrito and tater tot casserole…

Afterwards, we went to Second Place to watch Michigan’s second round basketball game against Louisville. It also turns out the Liverpool versus Manchester City match was on…

Second Place put out quite the spread for the match…

It was a pretty amazing atmosphere for both of the games. And… it was super exciting to watch Michigan advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Also, next Saturday the second season of FC Cincinnati USL soccer kicks off in Charleston, South Carolina. And Second Place is having a watch party…

It was another really fun Sunday in Northside. 🙂

Sunday Funday.

I was feeling a little bit better today. So we walked over to Northside Yacht Club for brunch. On our way to NSYC, we stumbled across another Little Free Library

Yacht Club makes a pretty spectacular Bloody Mary…

They’re topped with a pulled pork slider, a chicken wing, strip of bacon and an olive. We shared a breakfast skillet called The Hawt Mess. It had a little bit of everything in it and it was really good. So… much… food. After brunch, we headed over to Second Place to watch the Big Ten Tournament Championship game. Along the way, we noticed this very happy little section of sidewalk on Spring Grove Avenue…

And Michigan won their first Big Ten Tournament Championship since 1998

When we got home, we watched that crazy MLS snow bowl match between Atlanta and Minnesota where they actually stopped the match for snow removal…

Later, we took Oscar on a walk around the block…

And the mmoon was really big and so bright…

It was a really great Sunday. 🙂

Sunday brunch.

After we walked Oscar this morning, we walked down Hamilton Avenue to get coffee from Collective Espresso Northside. It’s a little bit hard to find. We walked right by it a few weekend’s ago until Genifer finally noticed the sign on the sidewalk…

Genifer ordered a regular latte…

And I ordered a honey latte…

I’m sooo in love with WordPlay’s Urban Legends Institute stained glass sign hanging over Hamilton Avenue…

We saw another Yurko tag on the sidewalk…

With coffee in hand, we stopped at Melt Eclectic Cafe to pick-up some brunch to take home with us…

We brought home a couple of Melt’s Breakfast Burritos. And they were really amazing…

It was a great way to start our Sunday. Later, we took Oscar a longer walk. It was so pretty outside…

After that, we puttered a bit around the house but mostly just laid around and watched football for the rest of the day. It was a pretty relaxing Sunday. 🙂