This Week in Awesome

I take the bus to and from work every day, but I’ve decided that isn’t quite enough. Thus, This [Past] Week in Awesome meant a lot of utilizing public transit, which I have been trying my best to use instead of driving or taking Uber (where possible, anyway). Some trips included taking the Cincinnati Bell Connector* to Rhinegeist Brewery for happy hour with a couple of friends, from where I took the streetcar* back to my bus stop, then met BK for dinner at Gomez Salsa in Walnut Hills; riding the Southbank Shuttle over the river to Braxton Brewery for the Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout release, then dinner at Riverside Korean Restaurant with friends, and beer at The Hannaford, The Woodburn, and The Growler House.

Saturday included a trip north to Donna’s Gourmet Cookies for Warm Cookie Day, “Firken Fest” at Christian Moerlein tap room, and a streetcar ride to the Central Business Distrct to have BRU Burger Bar for dinner.

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Happy Hour at Rhinegeist

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Warm Cookie Day at Donna’s Gourmet Cookies

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Super Firken Saturday (informally “Firken Fest”) at Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

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“Firken Fest” with friends

But that wasn’t all. This week I also ate a bagel from Servatii, had lunch with BK at Frisch’s, and enjoyed wings from Renegade Street Eats at Listermann before the Xavier vs. Seton Hall game.

I was recently thinking about how much time I spend at breweries. There are five in this week’s recap and maybe I’ll take a break from drinking so much beer soon …

In the meantime, I present to you: This [Coming] Week in Awesome:

Monday, February 6
Bakersfield 5-year Anniversary Bash
50 West Brewery Brews and Brushes, 7–9pm (tickets required)
Braxton/Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Release at Loveland Cappy’s, 5-10pm

Tuesday, February 7
Cincy Stories at MOTR, 7–9pm
Young Heirlooms at Folk School Coffee Parlor, 7:30pm
Beer Tasting Happy Hour at Municipal Brew Works, 4–7pm

Wednesday, February 8
Rhinegeist Charitable Suds, 5–8pm
Party On (Wayne’s World 25th Birthday) at Eastgate Brew & View and more, 7pm (tickets required)
Cincinnati Auto Expo (through Feb. 12)

Thursday, February 9
Flight Club: Wine Tasting at The Video Archive, 5–9pm
Sweet Cheeks Bottoms Up for Babies Happy Hour, 5–8pm
GAME ON! Game Night: House of Cards at Manifest Gallery, 6–8pm

Friday, February 10
Opening Celebration for Noel Anderson and Andrea Bowers at the Contemporary Arts Center, 8–11pm
Muscular Dystrophy Association and Kids Eat Free Night at Cincinnati Cyclones
Painting Night! at Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills, 6pm

Saturday, February 11
My Furry Valentine at Sharonville Convention Center, 10am (through Feb. 12)
MadTree2.0 Grand Opening and Winter Bonanza, 11am
The Price is Right Live! at Jack Casino, 8pm (tickets required, also Feb. 12)

Sunday, February 12
Pure Barre Pop-Up at Skeleton Root Winery, 11:30am
Be My Valentine Kitty Brush-n-Fluff at Save the Animals Foundation, 2–4pm
February Crafts & Drafts at Listermann Brewing Company, 2–5pm

Have an excellent week in our wonderful city, everyone!

*An ongoing tension with the streetcar was not knowing when it would arrive to a given stop. Download Transit, a live-time app to view departure times and to help better manage your time. For Cincinnati Bell Connector (and Metro) tickets, I recommend downloading the Cincy EZRide app.

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