I’ve been doing some thinking about This Week in Awesome and I love summarizing what I do each week. From parks and free events, to restaurants, happy hours, and museums, I feel TWIA is a great way to share how I spend my time and to hopefully give ideas for how others can do the same.
That said, I think this recurring series needs a bit of a pick-me-up. I want to try something new. I want it to not just be informative and fun, I want it to be useful. Instead of merely writing about highlights and posting photos from how I spent my week, I’ve decided to start sharing events and goings-on around town as a way to give ideas for what you can do in the week to come. That way I’m not just sharing things after they happen.
My week included such wonderful things as a couple of trips to The Growler House, watching the Crosstown Shootout at Taste of Belgium – Clifton before seeing Dashboard Confessional at Bogart’s, breakfast from Sunny Deli, lunch at Bagel Stop, Cincinnati Refined‘s happy hour at Prime, dinner and a beer at Gomez Salsa, a flight from The Woodburn, Frank’s first gallery opening at Your Friends and Neighbors, some fun at Washington Park Dog Park, UpSpring‘s Sip & Support fundraiser at Blank Slate, and a trip to Jungle Jim’s that culminated with my first tryst with Red Sesame’s brick and mortar location.
Franklin playing at Washington Park
The streetcar passing by the dog park and Music Hall on Elm
Sip & Support at Blank Slate
Taco and mini burritos from Red Sesame inside Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
It was a really great week, and there are some really good things to come this week, too. Here are some ideas of things to do around Cincinnati in the coming days:
Wednesday, February 1
Rhinegeist Charitable Suds, 5pm
Ultimate Super Bowl Party Cooking Class at Findlay Kitchen, 6–7pm
Cyclones Hockey : $2 24 oz, 7:30pm
Eastgate Cigar Tasting – Jungle Jim’s Special Cigar Selection, 5–9pm
Valentines with Poeme at The Growler House, 7–10pm
Saturday, February 4
Last Call for 1.0! at MadTree
BA Aftermath Madness! at Listermann, 10am
Warm Cookie Day at Donna’s Gourmet Cookies, 12pm
Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch at Moerlein Taproom
Sunday, February 5
Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop!, 12–3pm
Super Bowl Parties:
Woodburn Brewery’s GameDay Party
Super Bowl Party at Listermann
The Big Game Party! at Fifty West
Big Game Sunday Salsa & Guacamole Competition at Streetside
Have any other events to share? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!
Featured Image: I absolutely love the can design of Urban Artifact Sliderule, a chocolate raspberry gose. Pictured at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate.