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Comment 17 Mar 2020

I previously mentioned Jeff Ruby’s but also wanted to give a shoutout to Smith and Wollensky. It was my first fancy steakhouse experience and they have some pretty cool dinner events time to time including bourbon tasting events. 

With that being said, I absolutely love some of the second tier steakhouses such as Longhorn and Outback. Their steaks are surprisingly good and they have the best bread in the world. I grew up in a poorer rural area of Ohio and going to any of these places meant you were our for a special occasion. 

Comment 15 Mar 2020

Stayed away from grocery stores until early this morning and the crowd wasn’t bad at all. Will be smoking pork ribs this afternoon and making a beef roast in the slow cooker to last us through the week. 

I’ve been trying to drink less just to cut weight but this is going to put me to the test. I’m a huge fan of NE IPAs and Pseudo Sue by Toppling Goliath is on tap at my neighborhood growler filler. 

I work remote so still not sure what we’re supposed to do. My lady is off for three weeks so our plan is to go hike Hocking, CVNP, Ohiopyle, and maybe road trip to a longer trek. 

Comment 26 Feb 2020

Agree on Arnette. I also love that he plays cocky but that almost got us in trouble a few times w/ personal fouls that extended drives. 

Comment 26 Feb 2020

Your first point, 1000%. I was at the Eleven Warriors party in Indianapolis the night before the Big 10 championship game and there was a group of grown men chanting, screaming out O-H every five seconds, and booing any opposing fan who walked through the door. I get it, they were intoxicated and excited for a big game, but their lack of self-awareness was cringeworthy. They were harassing the bartenders and waitresses who were visibly pissed off. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

1. Mad Mex

2. Flying Pizza

3. Buckeye Pizza off of Summit in the gas station. My wife and I dated later in college and would always order the stromboli after a night out. Delivery would often take two hours so we would pass out before it arrived and they would just leave it at the doorstep. It was a great hungover treat when an animal or bum didn’t steal it from my doorstep. 

4. Catfish Biffs

5. Cazuelas

Comment 23 Feb 2020

I drive a bit for work travel and being from Ohio makes me extremely cautious with speeding. I counted 8 state troopers on 71 between Columbus and Cleveland not too long ago so there is definitely an increase of patrol, especially at the state level. 

I found it interesting that Columbus PD is apparently experiencing a shortage of officers. Non-violent and juvenile offenders are given extremely lenient sentences for theft and drug offenses which had led to an uptick in crime around my neighborhood. 

Comment 05 Feb 2020

The best steakhouse, hands down, is Jeff Ruby's downtown. It's also one of the most expensive restaurants next to the Refectory but totally worth it. I'm also a huge fan of Hyde Park but this a step up. There is a new Ruth's Chris right across from the convention center, a little over a block from Hyde Park. 

As others mentioned, my current favorite is The Pearl. Their fare has a Cajun twist which is right up my alley. 

Schmidt's is more of a tourist novelty, similar to Thurman's. The best German food around German Village is Valters at the Maennerchor off of High and newly opened Gemüt Biergarten in Old Town East. 

BONUS: it looks as if you're eating early so you should catch happy hour. Hyde Park, Lindey's, and most of the Cameron Mitchell restaurants have unbelievable happy hours. My wife and I can stuff ourselves full on food and drinks at Lindey's happy hour for around $30. Cameron Mitchell restaurants (The Peal, Marcella's, etc) have $5 cocktails and half off small plates. Columbus has to be one of the best happy our cities in the country. 

Comment 29 Jan 2020

That’s a great question. Players nowadays seem to be slightly more svelte than in the past since most teams are switching to spread offenses. That’s one of the reasons why OSU was ran circles around Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I think Tuf Borland would be a force if he was playing 90s-era Big 10 football. 

First name that comes to mind is Reggie Bush. His agility was supernatural and would translate well to today’s game. 


Comment 18 Jan 2020

They have all of the players we need but I’m not sure many of them are buying into Holtman. There’s a clear lack of respect since around Christmas. 

Comment 18 Jan 2020

I understand it’s a weak draft class but Wesson being considered a late first round NBA draft pick blows my mind. 

Comment 07 Jan 2020

+1, 100% spot-on. This now serves as the campus centerpiece (along with the Union). They tried to create an open air environment with a few random tables and limited outlets scattered throughout. There are a few rooms of study bays as well as study bays on some of the upper floors on the edge of the stacks but good luck finding an open space with so many students. The Ohio Union is the same way. There are a few empty rooms but they’re usually rented out to random companies for conferences. OSU needs a large building dedicated to study/work space but that will never happen. 

I was always team SEL, or 18th Ave library as it’s now called. There are also a few solid libraries near the medical campus. 

Comment 02 Jan 2020

I’ve watched almost every bowl game and it’s disheartening to see the blatant favoritism showed towards SEC (and sometimes ACC) teams. They can try and deny it all they want but ESPN must feel VERY threatened by Fox and and it’s showing by these outrageous calls against Big10 teams. 

Comment 21 Dec 2019

I know this is complete generalization but many Florida recruits are considered to be equal parts crazy as they are talented. I don’t think Day and company are willing to put up with the bullshit related to their recruitments.