Rainy days and Tuesdays

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The kind of rain you normally see in the spring.
The kind of rain that makes you wish the windshield wipers went up one more notch.

La Mexicana and other places I’ve never been

Monday, January 16, 2012

I’ve started a todo list of restaurants I’d like to visit in the Cincinnati area.
One that’s long been on my radar is La Mexicana on Monmouth Street in Newport, Ky.
Finally made it out on and my expectations were exceeded.

So. Darn. Delicious. (I highly recommend the chicken tacos, though the steak are pictured).

Authentic, simple, mexican food. I’d put it up there with Taqueria Mercado downtown.
Mind you, it’s nothing fancy, and that’s part of the allure. For a step up, I’d go Nada.

The list of places I’d like to eat based on reviews, friends, or whatnot include:

  • Pompilios
  • Jets Pizza
  • Betta’s Italian Oven
  • Twin Dragon Buffet (West Chester)
  • Empire Buffet (Buttermilk Pike)
  • Sweet Basil
  • Sidebar (Greenup in NKy) – ✔ Good burger I’d do again.
  • Gordo’s
  • Susie Wong – ✔ Visited with mom, we left wanting
  • FB’s
  • Wicked Wich
  • Tousey House (Burlington, KY)
  • Otto’s (particularly brunch)
  • Miss Helens
  • Silver Ladle (Walnut St. Downtown)
  • Stone Creek (on Montgomery)
  • La Poste – ✔ Small portions, but quite tasty 
  • Loving Cafe
  • Jean-Robert’s Table
  • Local 127
  • Abigail Street – ✔ Definitely get the beet salad and carrot salad. 
  • Jimmy G’s (Elm St.)

So that’s the list as it stands. Always open to suggestions!

Got new glasses

Soon I’ll complete my hipster look with mustache wax.
For now, I’m enjoying eyeglass frames that don’t slip down my face all the time.

A hat tip to Warby Parker for making the complicated dance of buying glasses not only painless,
but actually fun.

The Art of Hair

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Visited The Carnegie for the opening of “The Art of Hair.” (Above: “Ginger” by Kelli Gleiner)
I have a thing for hair… (maybe because I’m losing mine).
A time ago I drew a t-shirt of ladies hairstyles… (Buy one! They’re a bargain ’cause we printed too many).

Missed the runway show at the exhibit, but I did spy this pretty amazing dress of woven locks:

All in a day

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The day started out catching mascots from around the area play broomball on Fountain Square.
They’re always doing something down there. It’s nice like that.

Then it was over the river to grab lunch in Kentucky. (Above, the Roebling Bridge)

Back to Ohio and drove around The Banks on the river to see how the construction was going.
Passed behind Longworth Hall where WOXY used to be. Miss those folks.

The new Moerlein Lager House is coming along nicely.

Then popped over to the convention center for the Cavalcade of Customs.

Heavily modded cars aren’t usually my bag, but there were some fine specimens.

I’ve got a few hundred more photos, but it’s days like this where they’re so chock full, I get frozen
by the enormity of it all. I’m reminding myself to pick a few, step away, and plow forward.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Flyer for The Tempers in store performance at Everybody’s Records.

The snow kind of came

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The day started out like a moody painting, but quiet and pretty like that can be.
Tom was out of the studio with errands and upon his return he mentioned the snow was coming down.
I’d been absorbed in the screen and hadn’t seen the gray-white blur obscuring the landscape out the window.
I immediately went into mild freakout I-don’t-like-to-drive-in-snow mode and packed up for the day.
In the back of my mind I knew I at least had the makings for lunch and dinner, secretly hoping
it would turn into a nice big snowstorm.

That didn’t happen, but I figure it will soon enough.

Roasted Potato Soup

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Perfect for a rainy day indeed.
I’d like to take credit for how good this soup looks (and tasted), but that’s all Take the Cake.

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