Happy Fat Tuesday.

There was King Cake at work today for Fat Tuesday…

King Cake is pretty darn tasty. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ถโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

On the way home from work, we stopped at NYPD to grab a cheese pizza for dinner…

Ohmigosh. Their cheese pizza is sooo good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Mardi Gras at Overlook Lodge.

After brunch at Revolution Rotisserie, we walked over to Overlook Lodge

Overlook was hosting a Madri Gras party this afternoon…

We met our friends Chris and Tayler at Overlook for the festivities…

Overlook was mixing up some hurricanes…

Out on their back patio, they were having a big crawfish boil

I tried my best to eat as many crawfish as I could. They’re tricky little buggers. And there was also a giant king cake which was much easier to eat…

Somehow, the baby from the king cake was already in the pine tree on our table when we got to Overlook. It took us a while to notice him but there he was, just hanging out…

It was such a fun afternoon celebrating Madri Gras at Overlook in Pleasant Ridge!
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Brunch at Revolution Rotisserie.

After getting Genifer her very first iPhone, we stopped atย Revolution Rotisserie in Pleasant Ridge for brunch…

Genifer had one of their cocktails. I don’t recall which drink this was…

And I had a housemade spicy Bloody Mary…

We started brunch by sharing some delicious deviled eggs with bacon, capers, scallions, arugula, and paprika…

Oh man, I love deviled eggs…

Genifer had the Alex The Great salad with cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, tzatziki and topped with Revolution’s rotisserie chicken…

I had theirย Rotisserie Chicken & Waffles with Amish, antibiotic-free bird served withย  Belgian waffles andย spicy syrup…

Wow. What a great meal! It was a terrific lunch. We can’t wait to come back for some more amazing Revolution Rotisserie chicken! YUM!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ

It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline time again for lunch today…

And I had a gift card so my cheese coneys were free! I love Skyline! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿง€๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

Happy hour in Pendleton.

Just to the north of Jack Casino and just to the east of Over-the-Rhine lies the Pendleton neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. Genifer noticed on Instagram that the relatively new 3-Point Brewery in Pendleton was having a Pop-Up Happy Hour Wednesday with $2 beers from 5-7pm. So after work this evening, we stopped in Pendleton to finally check out a couple places that were new to us.

We haven’t been to Pendleton since we moved to Northside. Back then all that was there was Nation. Now there are all sorts of new places like Luquis Q barbeque

Across the street is Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

And next door to Boomtown is CHX

And next to CHX is 3-Points Urban Brewery…

3-Points is absolutely beautiful inside…

I started with a Sinking Orca Oatmeal Stout

And Genifer tried their Shoal Cincy Stout

Both beers were really good. That little CHX guy kept staring at us…

He reminded us of Oscar with his beady little eyes.

We ordered a small original breaded banty with fries from the bar and just a little while later, we received a text that our banty was ready to be picked up…

And there’s our order…

Our CHX was so good! There were so many fries in that bag. It was like a neverending bag of fries. They just kept regenerating themselves no matter how many we ate. And their dipping sauces were legit too. But the star of the show for me was the hushpuppies. Then again, I love hushpuppies. I also tried their Magic Wand Kettle Sour

And Genifer tried one of their spicy margarita draft cocktails…

Both 3-Point and CHX were awesome. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary

We can’t wait to come back to 3-Point and CHX. And we also can’t wait to check out Lucius Q and Boomtown. And eat at Nation again. It’s been way too long. Geez… Pendleton is really on the serious upswing! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made chicken bake for dinner tonight. I love chicken bake…

Chicken bake is one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง€โค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

Genifer made some more delicious banana chocolate chip muffins for us. And one of the muffins she gave today had a weird chocolate chip smiley face on it…

Banana chocolate chip muffins are delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ

We ate this OR it’s what’s for lunch.

We stopped at Nine Giant in Pleasant Ridge for lunch today. We shared some deliciously spicy Wu-Tang wings…

And we shared one of their burgers that I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about…

And it was indeed an incredible burger! We also shared a donut from Starlight Doughnut Lab, the new startup from Nine Giant’s kitchen wizard Ben Greiwe…

We tried this amazing chocolate peanut butter donut for dessert…

What a great lunch in Pleasant Ridge! Thanks, Nine Giant!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ

Lunch at Blue Jay.

We both stayed home from work today but we did walk to Blue Jay for lunch…

Genifer ordered a grilled cheese with tomatoes again. And I ordered the chicken finger sammich again with cheese. That sammich is so dang good…

And wouldn’t you know it, just as soon as we were done eating it started pouring down rain outside. So we waited for it to stop raining in Shake It Records…

It was a great lunch. And it was good to recharge a bit. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ