Northside nubs.

This evening we stopped to check out a new place with our friends Terry and Katherine called Northside Country Club. Not to be confused with Northside Yacht Club, Northside Country Club is in the old Bistro Grace space on Hamilton Avenue. Apparently, it’s some sort of stop-gap to keep the liquor license with the building…

NSCC is cash-only. But there is an ATM on site. Ohmigosh… THEIR TOTS. Their tots are just amazing. The ranch dipping sauce for the tots is really good. And the aioli is even better. We also had their ham&cheese, thinking it would be a grilled cheese with ham. It was cold ham and a slice of cheese on toast. It was good but just not what we were expecting. We also ordered the BLT which was really good. Our friend Terry had the Chicago dog and that looked really good too. Next time we go to NSCC, we’ll be ordering BLTs and tots for days. And I’ll remember to take photos. But still, really great stuff…

Then we walked down to Higher Gravity. The sunset was pretty amazing…

At Higher Gravity, they were celebrating our friend Jen‘s 5000th unique beer check-in on Untappd. That is a lot of unique beers. Between me and Genifer, we have just over 300 combined. And 300 is nowhere near 5000. Not even in the same zip code…

Congratulations, Jen! That is quite the achievement. It was another really fun evening in Northside. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner tonight, we had Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken…

Ohmigosh. It’s so good. And we had Trader Joe’s Potstickers too…

It’s as good if not better than almost any takeout Chinese food we’ve had. It’s quickly become one of our very favorite meals. πŸ˜€πŸ₯‘❀️

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made pesto tortellini for dinner tonight. And there was garlic bread…

It was so good. Genifer always makes the best dinners. πŸ˜€πŸ²β€οΈ

NYPD pizza.

On the way home from work tonight, we stopped to pick up a delicious NYPD pizza

YUM! We love NYPD pizza. πŸ˜€πŸ•β€οΈ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Tonight for dinner, Genifer made Kung Pao ChickenΒ & potstickers from Trader Joe’s…

Trader Joe’s is pretty awesome. They have some really good stuff over there. πŸ˜€πŸœβ€οΈ

Best laid plans.

We had a whole entire day of Cincinnati sports planned today. A couple of weeks ago, we bought Fioptics District tickets for today’s afternoon Reds game. And then after the Reds game, we were going to ride the Metro 17 bus up to tonight’s FC Cincinnati match. Before the Reds game, we stopped to eat lunch at The Pony

And look what they still had on draft…

BELL’S MANGO HABANERO OBERON!

The Pony is such a great little place…

We shared a chicken finger basket. Their chicken fingers are just out of this world…

And we shared their delicious chicken wing dip…

It was remarkably similar to Genifer’s buffalo chicken dip. But it was served with Frito’s instead of tortilla chips. I really liked it with Frito’s. I liked it a lot. Genifer also got the very last of the Bell’s Mango Habanero Oberon…

While we were eating, it would alternate between being sunny outside and then a few minutes later it would be pouring down rain. We were watching the Reds Twitter for any updates, And as we were getting ready to head down towards the ballpark, this tweet popped up…

The start of the Reds game was delayed. And then there was this tweet that popped up a little while later…

Bummer. You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? At least we got a really good lunch out of it at The Pony. πŸ˜€πŸ΄πŸŒ§οΈβšΎοΈβ€οΈ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made this Keto Chicken Parm PizzaΒ for dinner tonight…

And it was awesome. She always finds the best recipes. If this looks good to you, you should check out her ideas for dinner board on Pinterest. So much good stuff! πŸ˜€πŸ”β€οΈ

Seen and noted at Brewporium.

We went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for lunch today. And as we were walking into the Brewporium, a train rolled by with a rather unusual cargo…

I guess I never really thought about how they move tanks around from place to place. It makes perfect sense after thinking about it for a little bit that they would move them with trains. It’s pretty interesting the things you just kind of stumble across.

Brewpourium started doing wings and they are terrific…

But for me, the star at Brewpourium is always going to be the pizza. It’s sooo good…

And I tried something new off of Taft’s brunch menu, sausage gravy knots…

They were really good. Genifer wasn’t feeling them but she’s not the biggest fan of breakfast stuff at non-breakfast times. I thought they were really good. I took the rest home with us and ate them for breakfast at work on Monday.

I love Taft’s Brewpourium. And we still have a little bit of money left on our gift card! It’s been the gift that keeps on giving. πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸ•β€οΈ

Big fun Saturday.

I’m not exactly sure how it happened but this afternoon we ended up at BJ’s Brewhouse at Rookwood Commons for lunch…

Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with BJ’s. BJ’s has some really good stuff. We just never really eat there. We’ve been to BJ’s a couple of times back during the NFL playoffs. They had a pretty killer happy hour on Sundays during football season. But that’s the only time we’ve really been here. Yet, today we stopped in for lunch…

Their Tatonka Stout is pretty good, as is their PM Porter. We started with these little stuffed mushrooms. They were really tasty but could have been a little bigger…

BJ’s menu is ridiculously large. If you can think of it, chances are it’s probably on BJ’s rather extensive menu. Genifer got their BJ’s classic chicken sammich

I had BJ’s hand-pulled turkey dip

BJ’s had some delicious stuff. It was a really good lunch. After lunch, we met our friend Tayler at Overlook Lodge in Pleasant Ridge for a drink. Every time we’re at Overlook, I always notice more details. This place is so neat…

But this video was the clincher. Soooo freaking cool. Little details make things amazing. Speaking of amazing… we stopped at Share Cheesebar in PRidge after Overlook…

We got some of the most incredible cheese from Cheesebar. But I don’t remember what it was called. And that’s a shame. We also got this incredible Pimento Cheese…

Holy cow, I love pimento cheese spread!

It was another really fun Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸ§€β€οΈ

Woodburn + Che empanadas.

This evening I rode the Metro 11 bus from downtown to East Walnut Hills…

I met Genifer at Woodburn Brewery for a beer and some Che empanadas

I really like Woodburn’s beers and Che’s empanadas. I like them a lot. πŸ˜€πŸšŒπŸΊπŸ₯Ÿβ€οΈ