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Columbus by way of Port Clinton

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Catch. November 19, 2005.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland
  • NHL TEAM: Byrne's Pub. D-League, baby.
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Jul 2014

There are congressmen and congresswomen, so congressperson is just a neutral term. Either way is acceptable.

Comment 08 Jul 2014

This is neat news for Cleveland. I attended the Democratic conventions in Denver (2008) and Charlotte (2012) and they were some of the most fun experiences I have ever had. For anyone that has never been, I would absolutely suggest attending the convention. And if you contact your congressperson, state senator, or state representative early on, you may even be able to get your hands on tickets to some of the speeches (although the real fun is at the after parties).

The only downside is that I assume this will lessen the chances that Columbus lands the Democratic convention. I just can't imagine both of them happening in the same state, but stranger things have happened. 

Comment 10 May 2014

I wonder if Rosenberg has ever voiced his disdain now that Steve Fisher is coaching again. How soon we forget about the 1990s, the Fab Five, and $600,000 in illegal cash to players. Glass houses, Michigan Man.

Comment 20 Apr 2014

I like your abstract interpretation, namely that the field has five less yards between the endzones than an actual field. I would like to commission you to turn this MS Paint marvel into a real paint masterpiece.

Comment 02 Apr 2014

For what it's worth, Ohio State football players already receive a lot of the benefits that players across the country seek, including extended health coverage after graduation, guaranteed four-year scholarships, the ability to return and finish a degree free of charge. You'll never need a union if you treat your players well, which Ohio State does. 

Comment 10 Mar 2014

Near the corner of 5th and High, there is a distillery, a meadery, and a brewery all within two blocks of each other: Middle West Spirits, Brothers Drake, and Seventh Son, respectively. I know for sure Middle West and Brothers Drake offer tours if you call ahead. I would recommend starting with one if those then hopping through the Short North. 

In April I would be looking for patios/open air bars for warm weather and people watching. Bodega is a hipster spot with a patio and 50 beers on tap. The Pint House a huge bar with an enormous beer selection and the front is open to the street. Marcella's and The Pearl are more of restaurants, but both have excellent food and massive windows facing the street that open completely. Cantina is open air and both Novak's and Callahans have rooftop decks overlooking the North Market. A lot of good food, drinks, and people watching all around.

Comment 04 Mar 2014

Sources say Cardale Jones and Trey Johnson haven’t exactly lit the world on fire with their work ethic over the winter.

People said the same thing about Michael Phelps. But if bong rips and 12,000 calories a day can get that dude 22 gold medals, I'd say there's hope for Cardale and Trey.

Comment 04 Mar 2014

A few weeks ago I played a game called Tapper, a 1983 classic that has you racing to serve drinks to angry customers. 16-Bit has the bar version that serves Budweiser, but there is apparently also a family edition that serves root beer. 

Comment 04 Mar 2014

For any people in Central Ohio, there is a bar in downtown Columbus called 16-Bit. It has a ton of old arcade games that you can play for free. Definitely worth a visit.

You can see their game list here:

Comment 25 Feb 2014

Short North

Marcella's is still one of my favorite Columbus restaurants. Excellent Italian food, small plates to share, reasonable prices, and very lively. Reservations accepted.

I love Bakersfield but, if this is your choice, arrive before 6:45. The place gets a ton of guests and they don't take reservations.

German Village

The Sycamore is a brand new restaurant that is tucked away on a residential street in German Village. Very different feel from the lively Short North. Easily the best food I have had this year. Within probably five blocks is Curio, a cozy bar featuring classic cocktails. Fair warning, their drinks are all in the $10-15 range, but it is a nice spot for a nightcap.


My favorite place is Tasi, a small restaurant off of High Street in the Short North. Poached eggs on black bean cakes are incredible. It is right around the corner from Homage if you need any good Buckeye apparel.

I haven't been for breakfast yet, but The Pearl is another option and is one of the few in town that serves chicken and waffles.

Comment 21 Feb 2014

I'm in this camp. I almost exclusively use my phone for web browsing and the new site just isn't set up well for that. I love 11W and have spent a lot of time here, but I have spent markedly less here since the change.

Comment 17 Feb 2014

So they don't want anyone to share a public YouTube video that serves as an advertisement for their site and content? Makes sense.

Comment 28 Jan 2014

2013 was also special because 11W members discovered that gifs existed. And while not everyone was thrilled about Buckeye Leafs, we all enjoyed shaming the shit out of anyone who requested them.

Congrats on a great year, guys. Looking forward to many more.