Weekend Recap: The Entire Week Edition

Week-long update, 8/12/15

Photos (left to right, top to bottom): Eating Gilpin’s with BK at The Growler House; poutine from Senate; Mexico City dog from Senate; BK and me at Lumenocity; the crowd at Lumenocity; action shot of the light show at Lumenocity; “celebrating” Franklin’s eight-month birthday with a flight at Blank Slate; Nation burger and Tachos with a friend; Holtman’s Donuts for watching the Liverpool game at Rhinehaus

The past few “weekend” updates have seemingly been more of “week-long” updates, and this past weekend was no different. The past week included:

  • Lunch from Skip’s Bageldeli (asiago bagel toasted with egg and cheese for me; asiago bagel toasted with chicken salad for SIL)
  • My all-time favorite dish (garlic chicken and a veggie roll) for dinner from Bamboo Kitchen
  • A “B Good 2 U” chicken hoagy from LaRosa’s (only 410 calories and delicious!)
  • My final class of the “Intro to HTML and CSS” course I took through Girl Develop It – Cincinnati
  • Grabbing a beer and Gilpin’s steamed sandwich for a friend’s birthday at The Growler House: the Cincinnati Legend for me, Pride of Porkopolis for BK, and Flutternutter to share for dessert (Gilpin’s recently opened a “micro-franchise” at the craft beer bar, featuring five of their menu items)
  • Eating at my favorite restaurant, Senate (we shared poutine, the Mexico City hot dog, and each had a beer), before grabbing a beer at The Lackman and heading to Lumenocity (my favorite part of Lumenocity was hearing the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra play Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”)
  • Having a Nation Burger, Tachos, and a beer at Nation with a friend before volunteering at the ArtsWave booth in Lumenocity Village (I was so amazed by Lumenocity Village)
  • Waking up to have a Glacial Mocha from Coffee Emporium while watching the “Opening Day” of Premier League soccer with friends
  • Taking Franklin to Otto Armleder Dog Park before having a flight at Blank Slate Brewing (loved the Pilsen Mosaic, which I’d never had before), then half-price sushi at Cloud 9 (the latter sans Frankdog)
  • Picking up a dozen donuts from Holtman’s to share with fellow soccer fans while watching Liverpool’s season opener at Rhinehaus
  • An early dinner to end the week on a good note at Arthur’s (I had Burger Madness topped with American and provolone, bacon, caramelized onions, and lettuce; cheese fries with ranch on the side)

There is always so much to do — and so many great places to eat and drink beer — that it is really hard to save money and eat healthily. I just have to take it day by day. Let’s hope that this week fares better than last.

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