Columbus is a very GLBT...
Columbus is a very GLBT friendly town. The current mayor, Michael Colemen, has publicly acknowledged the significant contribution of Gays and Lesbians to the revitalization of German Village, The Short North and the Near East side- all among the most fun sections of town. I can't imagine this sort of thing happening in conservative Cincinnati, or blue-collar Cleveland.
Check out the peanut buckets..kids loved it!!!
Great restaurant. The kids call it the "Peanut" restaurant and they can't wait to go back.
It is located in the shopping center near the Columbus Zoo also, so if you go to the zoo, check it out.
notice the neon sign behind the girls. these are located everywhere...gives a very cowboy's theme to the restaurant.
Eat like Kublai Khan
If you are looking for a great meal at a great price, then bd's Mongolian Barbeque is the place for you. You pick the meat, vegetables, pasta/rice and sauces you want to eat, then take it to a huge griddle where it's seared and then served on a plate for you to eat. For my Mongolian BBQ Meal, I selected chicken, beef, shrimp, crawfish, scallops, peas, mushrooms, corn, green peppers, and carrots along with multiple sauces. After it was cooked, I also got a salad (which is included in the price) and sat down at the table to enjoy my meal.
Water Fire on the Mile
Water Fire on the mile is an event where 101 fires are lit in 3-foot torches on the Scioto River and music is played throughout the night. The event started on July 2005 to celebrate the opening of North Bank Park. I went to the August 2005 event and it was pretty relaxing. We suggested that a petition be made to burn the Santa Maria at the next event for a more dramatic show. I wonder if that will pass-just kidding:)
Convention Center and Midtown redevelopment
The Columbus Convention center is also located in the midtown part of High Street. Virtually across the street is interesting old brick building that has had its facades saved and backed up with larger glass and steel structures. This contrast between old and new Columbus is striking in this part of town.