Columbus, Ohio- best city in america undebatable!!
Being away from Columbus, Ohio for 3 weeks has really made me realized what a beautiful(roses, perenenials everywhere) clean (impeccably cleaned every night to a kings content from the skyscraper windows of downtown to the entertaining and bustling streets of Clintonville) Entertaining (from the german village bookstores, brewery districts bars,Short North coffeehouses,Northside cheap ethnic resturants)safe for the most part(the murder rate is about a quarter of Kansas City and Omaha,NE and a sixth of Detroit and Saint Louis)
Quite frankly, The United States is a nasty problem infested country with the exception of two cities Pittsburgh and my hometown of Columbus,OHIO
I would urge everybody to visit the "best city in america, undebatable" Columbus, Ohio Everything in Columbus,Ohio is wonderful and you would run out of paper going through the fond memories I have of this excellent, affordable, safe, cleaner than a hospital operating room city
Great Italian Charm
Brio Tuscan Grille incorporates elements of several world-class, upscale Italian operations, most of them California-based.
The menu features housemade pastas from all regions of Italy, Italian flatbreads and pizzas.
The dual, wood-fired ovens imported from Italy are used for roasting whole fish, chops and specialty steaks.
The restaurant is also home to one of the nation's most selective Italian wine cellars and now offers private dining options for groups of up to 45 guests.
Easton Valet Parking is available adjacent to the front door for $4.00.
Smoking and non-smoking available.
MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Diners Club Shrimp and Lobster Garganelli -
Shrimp and lobster tossed with wild mushrooms, scallions and a spicy lobster butter sauce ($16.95)
Brio Bruschetta - Appetitzer
Our signature Tuscan bread topped with shrimp scampi, fresh Mozzarella and seared peppers ($8.95)
Eat pizza and drink beer
If you are looking for a place which has a warm wood interior and hunting lodge feel, then this is the place for you. Pizza, burgers and beer are the signature features here and you'll will find many softball teams stopping by after the game to relax. The pizza is tasty, with a thick, chewy crust and lots of toppings. You can also order American favorites like french fries, burgers, potato skins and poppers.
Beautiful Grounds at Capitol Square
Photographs give you a visual of Capitol Square surrounding the Capitol..
My personal favorite is called "These are My Jewels", & it's the oldest monument on the Statehouse grounds. Designed & built by Levi Tucker Scofield for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The monument was moved to the capitol after the Exposition in 1894. The female figure at the top is Cornelia, & she's saying that these heroes are her jewels. The jewels are Secretary of War Stanton, Secretary of the Treasury Chase, Presidents: Garfield, Hayes, & Grant, & Generals Sherman & Sheridan.
The Christopher Columbus Discovery Monument that was designed by Alphons Pelzer. A 1892 statue, designed to commemorate the capital city's namesake & the 400th anniversary of his voyage to America, was moved to the Statehouse in 1932.
This statue is called The Peace Monument by sculptor, Bruce Wilder Saville. The Women's Relief Corps of Ohio in 1923 commemorate the men & women who served the country during the Civil War.
This photo represents the 4 cannons on display. They are cast from bronze & weigh almost 1 ton each! Manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1964. These are Civil War period guns, & they "remind us of the nearly 35,000 Ohio men who gave their lives in the service of national unity".
This last photograph represents The Underground Railroad in Ohio. It tells us that the "Underground Railroad" was not a railroad, nor was it underground. Instead, it was a "system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, & instructed during their journey to freedom". It goes further, "Ohio's history has been permanently shaped by the thousands of runaway slaves passing through or finding permanent residence in this state."
Along the sidewalk directly in front of the west entrance is the complex grouping of bronze sculptures dedicated to Ohio's greatest contribution to the US presidency, William McKinley. Unlike a good number of other Ohio presidents, McKinley was not a general turned politician but a dedicated public servant born and raised in Ohio, and who worked his way through Ohio politics before going to the national scene. McKinley was elected for two terms, in 1896 and 1900, but was assassinated during his second term. The terrific mourning among Ohioans for their martyred leader resulted in quick creation of the assembly of statues, which were dedicated with the largest gathering ever on the Statehouse grounds in 1906. The statue of McKinley is flanked on either side by symbolic statues of Peace and Prosperity. The statehouse website linked below describes these two as follows: "Each is depicted as an adult figure guiding and instructing a youth, representing the next generation. The adult female figure of Peace, a palm of peace grasped in her hand, draws a little girl close to herself to confide that the greatness of the nation is in her peaceful pursuits, while the adult male figure of Prosperity instructs a young boy in the use of the tools of industry, the basis of so much of the nation's prosperity." This is another must visit memorial on the Statehouse grounds.