Tipping in general
As a student I have had many jobs around Columbus.... One of them is as a server, serving can be a very demanding and stressful job, so leaving the right about of cash for you server is essential. Remember that servers make $3.34 and hour... they count on their tips to pay bills.
In a restaurant you should tip about 20%:
20% is AVERAGE, it doesn't mean that if you have had excellent service you shouldn't tip more, or a horrible experience you shouldn't tip less.
Parties larger that 8, gratuity is usually added at 18%, but not always.... check your bill.
If you have kids that make a huge mess (you know it happens even with the most well behaved kids) you need to tip more. Kids usually eat very cheaply so 20% of 6$ isn't very much. Remember that the server have to clean up that saltine crackers and cheese.
But what about the busboy you say? Sometimes restaurants do have busboys to clean that foody mess, usually servers then have a mandatory tip out for the busboy, (this can go for food runners and bartenders too.)
In a non-sitdown restaurant/carryout orders too: if paying in cash put the change in the cup. If they do something special for your meal, stick in a dollar or two. People that work at these places are getting paid more that regular servers, usually double.
Coffee shops are similar. Like many students, I tend to camp out at coffee shops, so every time I get a cup of Joe I don't necessarily always tip. Two methods I use are every time I go up I put the change in the cup, or a give them a good tip in the beginning, and not worry about it for later cups.
Bars can have the mentality of Coffee shops, but you have to tip them a lot more. Bartenders again make 3.43$ where coffee brewmasters...double. Even if it is 1$ drink night, that doesn't mean you can tip less.
Pizza delivery: never ever give less that a dollar! I would say that 15% is pretty good here, but I just tend to give 2-4$ depending upon the vastness of the order.
Hope this helps!
Good View and Not bad food.
The location is what makes this place special. ITs on Hoover Resivor in Westerville which is slightly North of Columbus. The atmosphere is nice and the menu is varied. Ther service is really good and the food was hot fresh and delicious. I had the sirlion steak and a baked potato. Steak was cooked to perfection and the potato was hot and fresh. The margarita special was 3 dollars so I enjoyed two of these tasty drinks. Menu varies here you can order something as simple as a pizza and a burger to something fancy like steak or fresh fish.
A tropical...not typical restaurant
The Cozymel's Coastal Grill unique menu that celebrates the rich culture of the Yucatan and Latin American coasts (e.g., distinctive sauces, flavorful spices, grilled beef and chicken, slow roasted pork and fresh seafood). When you visit the restaurant, you'll see open kitchens and swirling margarita machines which make for a very lively experience and provides for you a little piece of Mexico. For a cocktail, I had a couple Clasico Margaritas (on the rocks with tequila and triple sec) and for dinner I selected the Tijuana Caesar Salad (crisp romaine lettuce tossed with Cozymel's own Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, pico de gallo, crispy tortilla puffs and grilled shrimp).
On my second trip to this location, I had the Caldo de la Casa (rich chicken soup with avocado, rice, corn, pico de gallo, lime & tortilla crisps) and the Cozyman Sampler (Five sampler-sized margaritas including Primo Rita, Laguna Rita, Cozymel, Raz Rita and Jose's Gold).
Zooperman at the Asian Wing
The Asian wing was good too, with the cats lolling around in the hot sunny afternoon they made for some good pics. Also some cranes and elephants in this section. You also get to see the world's longest Python here!!
Santa Maria Replica
There is a replica of the Santa Maria permanently docked at Battelle Waterfront Park. Actually, the details for construction of this ship are somewhat speculative since no original plans of Columbus ship exist, and because the ship was wrecked during its first voyage to the New World. Never the this provides a good living museum for children and adults alike.