This Week in Awesome

This [Past] Week in Awesome was a fun one, especially as it was Valentine’s Day and a time to celebrate that and our fifth monthiversary at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe. It also included meals from places like Servatii (busy workdays call for quick soft pretzel lunches at my desk), Brew House, Gomez Salsa – Walnut Hills, Cafe DeSales, and El Pueblo; Trivia Night at Taste of Belgium – Rookwood; a soccer game at one of the best indoor facilities in Cincinnati, Soccer City; a lot of public transit (in addition to the daily to/from work routine); a warm weather trip to Washington Park for Franklin; happy hour at The Video Archive; bowling league at Crossgate Lanes; seeing Krystal Peterson & the Queen City Band at MOTR; and visits to multiple breweries, including The Woodburn and Rhinegeist.

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Roasted Rosemary Potatoes from Ruth’s Parkside Cafe
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Burger and beers at Brew House
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Gomez Salsa to go and happy hour beers

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Bowling league at Crossgate Lanes
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Krystal Peterson, lead vocalist of Krystal Peterson & the Queen City Band
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My husband playing in the GCVA Whiffle Ball Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist

We also spent some time in a great Cincinnati neighborhood on Sunday, which I will feature in a Neighborhood Highlight later this week.

This [Coming] Week in Awesome has a lot going on. Here are some suggestions:

2/20: Rhinehaus Four-Year Anniversary, 4pm
2/20: Brad Myers & Mike Sharfe : February Residents at The Littlefield, 7–10pm
2/20–2/25: Harry Potter Week at Kenton County Library

2/21: Pet Wants pop-up shop at La Terza, 2–6pm
2/21: Alpine Wine Tasting with Boca’s Lindsay Furia at Dutch’s, 5–8pm
2/21: Brew House Residency Week 3 at Brew House, 8-10pm

2/22: Free Pampering Party at Creative Invites and Events, 6–9pm
2/22: YP Night at the Cyclones, 7:30pm
2/22: Coming To America: Watch Party at The Video Archive, 8pm

2/23: Young@Heart Happy Hour at The Stretch, 5–7pm
2/23: A World of Music (FREE!) 5:30pm at John P. Parker Elementary School, 5:30–6:30pm (ticket required)
2/23: Thursday Jazz & Wine Tasting at Dilly Bistro, Bar, and Bottle Shop, 5:30–8:30pm

2/24: February Art After Dark: Dressed to Kill at Cincinnati Art Museum, 5–9pm
2/24: Final Friday at the PAC, 6–10pm
2/24: Pharez Whitted Quintet at The Greenwich, 8pm

2/25: Kids Kuisine 2017 at Anderson Pavilion, 10:30am–12:30pm (ticket required)
2/25: Mardis Gras Celebration 2017 at Overlook Lodge, 2pm–2am
2/25–2/26: Cincinnati Home & Garden Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center

2/26: Yoga in the Barrel Room at The Skeleton Root, 10:30–11:30am (ticket required)
2/26: Donuts Cheese Beer 2 at Rhinegeist, 1–5pm
2/26: Multiple Oscar Watch Parties, including:
Oscar Watch Party at Tillie’s!, 7–11pm
The Oscars Live at Envision Cinemas, 7–11:30pm
Live Oscar Viewing Party at UC Digital Media Collaborative, 8–11pm

I hope you all had a great week and enjoy the week to come! Happy Cincinnati-ing!

Featured Image: A gratuitous beer shot (and bokeh!) at the GCVA Whiffle Ball Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist.

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