Weekend Recap: This Weekend Was Not As Low Key As I Thought Edition

On the heels of a pretty busy weekend last weekend (starting with taking a friend to Bamboo Kitchen for her first tryst with my favorite Thai restaurant, The Party Source to pick up goods for a day spent at Keeneland, Rhinehaus to watch soccer, and Krueger’s Tavern for a post-match lunch), sometimes all you really need is a low key weekend around town — just enough to eat a bit of good food and take in the beautiful sights around this city we are so lucky to call home. For that, this post will be more picture heavy than content heavy. You’re welcome.

kruegersBurger and fries from Krueger’s Tavern

Friday night meant meeting up with girlfriends from high school at Taft’s Ale House to catch up, have a beer (and a flight and another beer), and eat, and I even got to celebrate 1175’s arrival with Ryed the Rails, a delicious rye IPA brewed specifically for the occasion. After Taft’s, a friend and myself made our way up to Myrtle’s Punch House to see another friend from high school play with a few members in her band (tip: the full band has a show at The Drinkery on Friday, 11/6).

tafts1Ryed the Rails, Taft’s Ale House

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“Senior picture” of me in my new glasses, Taft’s Ale House

On Saturday, we watched a great Liverpool win over Chelsea at Rhinehaus with our LFC Cincinnati friends, and picked up a snack (an assortment of savory and sweet pretzel twists with nacho cheese and vanilla frosting on the side) from Brezel to take to Washington Park Dog Park to tire out Frank before we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s to trick-or-treat with my nephews; after which, of course, we found our way to The Growler House to share a flight before calling it a night.

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Enjoying the Liverpool win over Chelsea at Rhinehaus with LFC Cincinnati

Sunday, I was fortunate enough to have been asked to take family photos for a friend’s family at Smale Park. Partner that with an extra hour of sleep to nap, a Bengals win over the Steelers (7-0!), beer and dinner at Moerlein Lager House with BK, and a pretty bitchin’ sunset, I’d say the weekend was pretty great. And I got to try a whole lot of new [to me] beers.

smaleparkView of our beautiful skyline from Smale Park

roeblingJohn A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, as seen from Smale Park

pbsThe football gods shining down on Cincinnati and Paul Brown Stadium after the Bengals’ win over the Steelers, for Cincinnati’s first 7-and-0 start in franchise history

On second thought, maybe that weekend wasn’t as “low key” as I originally thought …

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