Northside Wednesday.

After work this evening, we walked through the Northside Farmer’s Market

We stopped at Urban Artifact to try their latest creation called Love Letter Peach Midwest Tart, have another taste of their Anaglyph Banana Midwest Fruit Tart and try their new Spicy Chariot Tart Cherry Gose

Then we stopped a taco at Django Western Taco because it was National Taco Day

And then we headed home…

It was a pretty good Wednesday in Northside! 😀👨‍🌾🍺🌮❤️

Northside Saturday.

At the end of our street, all these cones were having a cone party…

We walked through an open house of a new home for sale around the corner from us…

It was nice. But it was waaaay out of our budget. We like our house just fine, thank you very much. We kept walking over to Boswell’s Alley for lunch…

We shared some Bos Bites…

And we shared a Super Grill…

YUM! The fire trucks were pulling out just after we passed by…

We stopped for a beer at Urban Artifact

We had an Anaglyph Midwest Fruit Tart made with real bananas and a Tricorne Tart Pawpaw New England IPA that they collaborated to make with Sam Adams…

And we got to hang out with our new friends, Tayler and Chris…

It was another fun Saturday in Northside. 😀🍺🍻❤️

Northside Saturday.

This morning we had a little bit of living room soccer action…

Before we visited the playgrounds up the hill at Parker Woods Montessori…

We walked down Hamilton Avenue to have a delicious lunch at Melt…

From there we headed across the street to Hoffner Park…

To play on another cool playground…

With swings!

These two like playgrounds, swings and apparently, giant pine cones…

And then we headed over to check out Urban Artifact…

They were right in the middle of their Bewilderfest…

They weren’t doing flights during Bewilderfest so we just got one of each beer…

And we continued our tour of Northside by stopping into Second Place…

We made our way home for some cornhole in the backyard…

And fired up the grill…

We made a bunch of burgers and hotdogs…

We had so much fun wandering around Northside that it wore us out…

What a fun day with the whole family! Tomorrow, we’re going to the zoo! 😀❤️

Higher Gravity Bar and Bottle Shop.

Today was Higher Gravity Bar and Bottle Shop‘s official grand opening…

We stopped in to check it out a couple of Friday’s ago and stopped in for the second half of FC|C’s big US Open Cup win over Miami FC

It looked like we were going to be on the local evening news…

And we were right. They great doing guest flights of beers for $5 from local breweries. This was the flight from our beloved Urban Artifact including UA’s Fire Iron, Keypunch and Flash Lamp. Somehow, we missed Fire Iron at Urban Artifact. It was outstanding…

Chef Josh from Django Western Taco was out back slinging tacos…

And we shared a steak quesadilla!

Higher Gravity is a wonderful addition to our Northside neighborhood. 😀🍺🍻❤️

Fourth of July.

Today was the annual Northside Fourth of July Parade. Last year, we skipped the parade because it was raining. And we were trying to get situated after just moving into our house. The weather this year wasmaybe a little on the warm side but pretty perfect. The parade was scheduled to step off from way up Hamilton Avenue at noon. So we walked down Pullan Avenue to try to stake out a spot streetside about fifteen minutes beforehand…

While we stood there waiting for our first glimpse of the parade, more and more people continued to line the sides of the street…

There was still no sign of the parade coming down the hill as we continued to bake in the hot noon sun…

So we started walking down Hamilton Avenue towards Hoffner Park…

Instead of standing with the masses, we walked down to Chase Avenue and proceeded over Northside Yacht Club. NSYC was having a Fourth of July USA beer & burger party with a Rhinegeist tap takeover

Genifer had the Burrito Mexican Lager. I had the Maracuja Gose with Passionfruit. And we shared in the legendary NSYC Burger awesomeness…

That was a really great burger! Afterwards, we walked over to Urban Artifact

And then we stopped back through Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival for a little bit…

When we got home, we ordered a delicious NYPD Stationhouse pizza…

When we got upstairs, we could hear fireworks all around us but we couldn’t see any…

But then we started to see some from our bedroom window…

We had a great Fourth of July enjoying all things Northside. Maybe we’ll watch the parade next year. 😀🍔🍺🍻🎸🍕🇺🇸

Northside Sunday.

We went to Django Western Taco for a late brunch today. We shared the buttermilk biscuit with redeye chorizo gravy and fried eye, Chef Josh’s famous tater tot casserole and a side of bacon topped with ancho chile honey…

And it was delicious. As always. Also, Chef Josh said that Django Western Taco has some really big news coming very soon so we can’t wait for his big announcement!  After we stuffed our faces at Django, we walked over to Urban Artifact for a beer or two…

We had the very last pint of the Palmistry and a couple of Finn’s…

We love Northside so much. 😀 ❤️

Finns in our backyard.

We sat out on our back patio and enjoyed a couple of Finn’s from Urban Artifact…

It was a really beautiful evening. 🙂

Northside nubs.

We hung out in Northside this afternoon. First, we walked to Boswell’s Alley for a great lunch while we watched some of the Reds-Cubs game before heading down the street to Urban Artifact’s second-anniversary party

We had a really great time. There were soooo many good beers. Afterwards, we walked over to Second Place so my parents could taste a little sample their bourbon and Arnold Palmer slushies. It was a fun afternoon in Northside before we Grabbed an Uber to over to Nippert Stadium to watch FC Cincinnati take on Louisville City FC. 🙂

Urban Artifact’s Squeezebox.

I met Genifer at Northside’s Hoffner Park this evening so we could walk over to Urban Artifact to try their latest creation, Squeezebox Strawberry Sour Bomb

We hadn’t been to Urban Artifact in a minute so we got a flight to try some of the new stuff they had on tap today…

From left to right, we tried Squeezebox Strawberry Sour Bomb, Letterbox Dark Tropical Ale, Peanut Butter Sliderule Chocolate Raspberry Gose and Skep Honey Nut Muffin Ale. Here is everything Urban Artifact had on tap this evening…

All of them were really amazing but Squeezebox was the clear standout. It was like sucking on one of those little strawberry hard candies

Urban Artifact also created four Squeezebox variants in 500ml bomber bottles…

There’s a Chocolate Strawberry Squeezebox, Spicy Margarita Squeezebox, Strawberry Margarita Squeezebox and Lemon Basil Sorbet Squeezebox. Walking home, the door to their production facility was open and we could see all the stacks and stacks of cans…

It was a very pretty evening walking home…

And now our refrigerator has some new friends…

But not for too long. We sat out on our back patio when we got home and shared the lemon basil sorbet Squeezebox. And it was just outstanding! Sooo good. I hope our whole #SPRINGinCINCY can taste like Strawberry Squeezebox…

Have we ever mentioned we love living in Northside? 🙂

We found it!

This afternoon we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Django Western Taco for lunch…

After putting away another chicken biscuit with some more amazing Django chips and salsa, we walked down Blue Rock Road to Northside Yacht Club

We heard that NSYC had the rather difficult-to-find Braxton Brewing Co. x Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout collaboration that has Cincinnati all abuzz right now…

And there it is…

It was really very good. I was hoping it would be a little more on the raspberry side. It was very chocolatey with a little raspberry on the back end. But it was still very good. Before we left, we also tried a NSYC concoction tequila and peanut butter…

And that was surprisingly delicious as well. So smooth and peanut buttery. It went down almost a little too smooth. Like you’d go to stand up after a few of them, and wouldn’t be able to feel your legs. Afterward, we walked over to Urban Artifact see if we could find their Caramel Sliderule

But sadly, they were all out. So we had to settle for just a regular Sliderule. And it’s funny, I actually like it better than the much ballyhooed Braxton x Graeter’s collab…

It was a really fun and tasty afternoon. Do we live in a great neighborhood or what? 🙂

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