Weekend Recap: Father’s Day Edition

It’s Sunday night and, as BK figures out how to get the first Harry Potter book on my iPad, I’m reflecting on another wonderful weekend spent in our great city.

Weekend Recap: Father's Day Edition

Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Streetcar Burger (BrewRiver); Nati Crepe, frites, and Cincinnati Anthology (Taste of Belgium); BK and me at The Redmoor; A Little Crazy by Revolution Brewing (The Growler House); us at Ault Park; two all beef dogs with pulled pork crispins, cole slaw, and BBQ, with macaroni and jalapeño cornbread (Eli’s BBQ); Ault Park; Franklin and an All-Star Game mustache (Washington Park); crab rangoon (Suzie Wong’s)

On Friday I picked up lunch on my way home from work from Cafe DeSales (yeah, summer hours!). Later in the evening we met up with some friends of BK’s who were in from out of town and went to dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub before we all went out for a couple of beers at The Growler House.

Saturday morning I woke up and the dreary weather put me in the mood to take myself on a delicious breakfast date to Taste of Belgium, where I had my usual Nati Crepe (with syrup on the side) and Belgian Frites, before I checked out Elm & Iron*, and then picked up some donuts for the weekend from Holtman’s (glazed twist and yeast with chocolate icing for me; blueberry glaze and yeast with white icing and sprinkles for BK). Saturday night we went to some friends’ wedding at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout before ending the night with one more beer at The Growler House.

While most people consider Sunday to be a day to rest, it always seems that is our busiest day of the weekend. For Father’s Day, we continued our tradition (started last year) by meeting my brother, sister-in-law, nephew, and dad for our Second Annual Father’s Day Lunch at Eli’s BBQ before going to Alms Park. After the park, we went home to pick up Franklin to spend some time with him at the Washington Park Dog Park, where he made some friends and we got to tire him out so that we could grab a beer at — you guessed it — The Growler House before meeting up with BK’s dad and family for Father’s Day dinner at Suzie Wong’s. After Suzie’s, we went down to Wiseguy Lounge in Covington for a drink and, because the sunset was so amazing, we were fortunate enough to end the weekend with this:

Cincinnati Skyline at Sunset

I hope you all had a great weekend like I did and, to all you dads out there, I hope your Father’s Day was just as great.

*More on this later.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris M Lewis says:

    Where is Eli’s BBQ located? Those hotdogs looks delicious.

    1. Pop Culture Broad says:

      Sorry, I didn’t see your original question. This particular time we went to the Eli’s on Riverside Drive in East End. Huge fan of the Findlay location, too.

  2. Chris M Lewis says:

    Ahh the Market of Find-lay! Nice.

    1. Pop Culture Broad says:

      For Eli’s? We usually do the original location in the East End for Father’s Day, but I loved the Findlay Market location when I had it a couple of months ago.

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