Every 4th of July, if you are in Columbus, and if you want to laugh out loud and be very entertained, check out the annual Doodah Parade at Goodale Park. This is a crazy parade where the participants are basically making political and cultural statements by the way they dress and how outrageous their dress and cars are decorated. This is pretty liberal biased, but they are the most fun with these things anyway. If you are a republican, you might go blind watching this. Fair warning.
Excellent Italian Restaurant in Columbus
Due Amici is a relatively new restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, suggested to us at our hotel, The Hyatt on Capitol Square.
This Italian delight has "Old World cuisine in a landmark building designed in contemporary style. There's an eclectic bar lounge with a happy hour from 3-7. Valet parking is available, but since we walked here, it was not needed.
The dining area has high ceilings, exposed brick walls, yet modern lighting. The ambience is wonderful with a combination of the old and the new.
Monday-Thursday: 11;00 a.m.-Midnight
Friday: 11:00 a.m. -2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
The menu offers Appetizers, Soups, Pizzas, Salads, Entrees, 6 different Pastas & 14 different Sauces, Sides of vegetables, rice, and potatoes, and, of course, Desserts. Jill had the Tomato Basil Bisque for $4.50, and she loved it.
We shared a Baby Greens Salad consisting of Baby Greens, red onion, Gorgonzola Cheese, blue berrie, raspberries, golden raisins, and Balsamic Vinaigrette which was out of this world delicious.
I ordered a small Margherita Pizza for $10.00, which I shared with Jill. We agreed that it was amazingly good. We finished it off.
They had pure Virgin Olive Oil with Cheese for dipping the warm, Italian bread. Yum!
We shared a special Margherita Drink that was quite strong.
All-in-all, we enjoyed the ambience and loved the food. Our waiter was quite efficient and helpful.
Unmistakably Italian, Unbelievably Good!
A visit to Spageddies Italian Kitchen is like taking a trip into another world...Italy brought to life in a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere of comfortable ambiance, the enticing aromas of traditional Italian dishes and specialties. Start with a loaf of warm, fresh-from-the oven bread served with Spageddies' own Italian Butter Oil: virgin olive oil, Italian herbs and roasted garlic. For an appetizer, we had Calamari Fritti (lightly breaded & seasoned calamari with Diablo Sauce) and for dinner, I selected the Wild Mushroom Fettuccine (portobella, shiitake and domestic mushrooms sauteed with fresh spinach, roasted garlic cream sauce and fettuccine).
Argentine Tango in Columbus
Wednesday and Saturday nights there is an Argentine Tango classes and the a Milonga on Sat at 9pm. The instructor is very good and a great place to meet people. I love going and it is very inexpensive. You do not need a partner and they provide water. Argentine Tango is extremely fun and a great time. Wear breathable clothes because it does get hot there. Deorderant too is encouraged!! (by my request lol) Open to Student Faculty and the General Public
""Prices*: We prefer people that come regularly:
Undergrads: LessonPass to ALL
lessons is $20 for the quarter; or:
$12 per 4 consecutive lessons, or: $4 per lesson.
Grads: $30, $18, $6; Others: $40, $24, $8.
LessonPass gives also reduced prices
to our Workshops and Milongas.
Milonga: UGs, and LessonPass holders: free;
others: suggested donation $3. *: at instructor's discretion.""
Philo Unit 6 Steam Turbine
At 1 Waterfront Plaza are part of the remains of the world's first supercritical-pressure steam-electric generating unit to operate commercially. The significance of this General Electric and Babcock & Wilcox joint venture was fossil fuel electrical power generation efficiency jump from under 30% to nearly 40%. The plant first started power generation in 1957 and was decomissioned in 1979. The turbine parts are artwork, pieces left over after demolition of the plant that was located near Zanesville, OH. Check the web link below for engineering specifics of this outdoor exhibit that's free to those walking by on the street anytime of the day or night.