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Downtown Restaurants?

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  • #83218

    zp945
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    What type of restaurant is missing from Downtown more than any other? I know the options are getting better all the time, but it seems most of the choices are focused on quick, cheap lunch. Is there just no demand for more casual full service restaurants? If you could see one new restaurant downtown what would it be?

    #400113

    Elizabeth Lessner
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    A 24/7 diner, preferably with booze.

    #400114

    +1

    #400115

    Core_Models
    Member

    I know some will find it ridonkulous, but a really good sports bar.

    ETA: Even better, opened by a Columbus sports legend like Archie or Earle

    #400116

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    Core_Models wrote >>
    I know some will find it ridonkulous, but a really good sports bar.
    ETA: Even better, opened by a Columbus sports legend like Archie or Earle

    Earle and Art’s? With an OTB attached?

    A.

    #400117

    Core_Models
    Member

    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>
    I know some will find it ridonkulous, but a really good sports bar.
    ETA: Even better, opened by a Columbus sports legend like Archie or Earle

    Earle and Art’s? With an OTB attached?
    A.

    I’m imagining spending money already ;)

    #400118

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    Core_Models wrote >>

    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>
    I know some will find it ridonkulous, but a really good sports bar.
    ETA: Even better, opened by a Columbus sports legend like Archie or Earle

    Earle and Art’s? With an OTB attached?
    A.

    I’m imagining spending money already ;)

    An old school Columbus joint like the Clarmont should open ‘Earle and Art’s.’

    There was a parlor on the ground floor of our hotel in Indy. Couldn’t go in with Alec (totally unfair – I need someone to run my slips like in the good ole days!) , but they did have a desk outside with education materials. Alec now knows the proper use of ‘trifecta.’

    A.

    #400119

    Core_Models
    Member

    Clarmont or Ringside, etc. is exactly what I’m picturing too. Memorabilia, but NOT TACKY (that means you Hall of Fame Cafe), just actually cool, tasteful placement of real deal items (like personal photos). Awesome sammiches named after some of the more obscure legends (I don’t want the Eddie George, rather have the Rex Kern). GREAT TVs for the game, but not dominated by it.

    And of course, like your typical former boxer spots, the men themselves are there to tell the occasional war story from their days in the game.

    You wanna bring the sports bar crowd downtown out of the burbs, the would go for that, I promise you.

    And if I can fill out a betting slip while enjoying a draft from a frosty mug and listening to Earle regale me with stories of 2 a days even better!

    #400120

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    Core_Models wrote
    And if I can fill out a betting slip while enjoying a draft from a frosty mug and listening to Earle regale me with stories of 2 a days even better!

    Or Art talking about 2 a days of something else …

    I am with you. A man’s sport’s bar. Not douchebag wannabes or frat-housey.

    And since you can’t do it legal, I want bathroom attendants who run the books.

    Fantasy league shit will get you a short, sweet introduction to one of the ex-boxers.

    Fuck, we are getting old.

    A.

    #400121

    Bear
    Participant

    Andrew Hall wrote >>
    I am with you. A man’s sport’s bar. Not douchebag wannabes or frat-housey.

    +1

    Andrew Hall wrote >>
    Fuck, we are getting old.

    +1

    #400122

    BG
    Member

    Fogo de Chao
    Texas de Brazil
    Or other top quality Brazilian Churrasco Steakhouse

    #400123
    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
    Participant

    lizless wrote >>
    A 24/7 diner, preferably with booze.

    Make it happen Liz!

    #400124

    colrex7
    Member

    A restaurant on the top floor of a skyscraper. :)

    #400125
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    There is a severe lack of sushi downtown outside of Nida’s in the North Market.

    #400126

    Columbusite
    Member

    Just mentioned this, but Mediterranean is lacking. The Albanian establishments could easily serve Albanian dishes and draw tons more visitors simply by calling it “Mediterranean”. I also want a real Spanish restaurant and Barrio is not even close to cutting it. I need to see raciones (like tapas, but bigger portions) of jamon serrano and patatas bravas on the menu.

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