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  • in reply to: Rooftop Access #396368

    dirtgirl
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    I don’t see why the Renaissance doesn’t open the pool deck on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer with a cabana bar and music. It would be a great spot to hang out.

    in reply to: Rooftop Access #396366

    dirtgirl
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    HavingFun wrote >>
    Does anyone know of a public or private place with rooftop access to layout downtown?

    The Renaissance hotel has a 7th floor rooftop pool with patio chairs. Looks like a fun place to hang out as I look out the window of my 40-story office tower.

    in reply to: 4th Street Bar & Grill #392628

    dirtgirl
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    lisathewaitress wrote >>

    dirtgirl wrote >>
    Now if only someone would come in and put an interesting restaurant in the Suzi-Q/Xenos complex and we might have a nice little revival going on.

    i’ve asked the owner of MiLi to put a spot there!

    That needs to happen. I would get take-out every night on my drive home.

    in reply to: Groupon Columbus offers discounts #327141

    dirtgirl
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    damn, and I really need my car detailed, but I’m concerned about Groupon selling 1500+ discounts making it slightly difficult to get an appointment in the near future. I’ve heard this has been a problem with other small service-providing businesses that have done Groupons. Anyone know?

    in reply to: The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network 8/15 #395274

    dirtgirl
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    sean2outerspace wrote >>

    dirtgirl wrote >>
    What did everyone think?
    But I’ll be really happy to see burger-on-grilled-cheese-bun guys go next. Food trucks should bring us interesting food, not more disgusting stunt food like you get at the state fair.
    .

    if you check out grill em all’s menu, you’ll see that they are offering all sorts of gourmet burgers in addition to the “disgusting stunt food”. Those guys have been killing it in LA for a while now, and only use fresh meat, and make everything to order. What’s wrong with having a little fun. honestly, I’ll be happy to see the french cuisine guys go. here are some of the burgs from grill em all’s menu.
    ‘molly hatchet’
    seared fennel smoked sausage gravy, apple wood smoked bacon, maple drizzle
    ‘waste ’em all’
    marinated green chilies, pepper jack, beer soaked onions
    ‘behemoth’
    grilled cheese buns, smoked cheddar, apple wood smoked bacon, beer soaked onions
    ‘blue cheer’
    cranberry gastrique, maytag blue spread, munchos potato chips
    ‘samoa joe’
    cheddar, beer soaked onions, bbq, pineapple
    (all burgers available as veggie $1 extra)

    that menu sounds awesome. It figures the editors played up the silliest item.

    in reply to: 4th Street Bar & Grill #392626

    dirtgirl
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    I’m cautiously optimistic about a beer-bar in the campus area that serves more than PBR and Bud Light. Now if only someone would come in and put an interesting restaurant in the Suzi-Q/Xenos complex and we might have a nice little revival going on.

    in reply to: The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network 8/15 #395272

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    What did everyone think?

    I was pretty happy to see pudding and wings eliminated. Maybe it’s just me, but that is not a very appealing food combo. But I’ll be really happy to see burger-on-grilled-cheese-bun guys go next. Food trucks should bring us interesting food, not more disgusting stunt food like you get at the state fair.

    I was a big fan of the NomNom kids. I’m cautiously optimistic about their ability to convince folks in the BBQ belt to to try vietnamese sandwiches, but they seem to be computer-savvy enough to do their homework and find the right spots to set up in the towns they visit.

    I’m also glad that the competition was based not only on food quality but also business acumen. Letting competitors keep their laptops and phones and do research from the road was brilliant. I hate reality competitions that cripple the teams and make them all fight it out on the same street corner.

    in reply to: Job Openings in Columbus, Ohio #354597

    dirtgirl
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    Just received in email. i’ve heard only good things about the Americorps program and opportunities it offers.

    Hello OHS,
    As you may be aware, the Ohio Historical Society has received a grant from the Ohio Community Service Council (OCSC). OCSC oversees the AmeriCorps grant program in the state of Ohio. AmeriCorps is considered the “domestic Peace Corps” where individuals serve in order to address national issues in the areas of education, healthy futures, economic opportunity, veterans/military families and the environment.
    AmeriCorps members pledge to get things done in local communities. In exchange for their service they earn a stipend, have health insurance, receive training and professional development, and can earn an AmeriCorps Education Award to further their education. OHS will be placing twenty members with partners at host sites around the state to serve on three initiatives: Preservation Corps, Technology Corps and the Civil War 150 Leadership Corps.

    We are looking for members to fill the twenty full-time positions. The term of service runs from October 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011. Contact Mary Cannon at 614-297-2392 or visit https://my.americorps.gov for more information and to complete the required online application. The application deadline is September 20, 2010.

    in reply to: Best BBQ in columbus #395168

    dirtgirl
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    meltsintowonder wrote >>
    On a side note, for people who like to smoke at home, where do you typically buy your meat? This Sunday, I plan to do some whole chickens, baby back ribs (if they could only taste like Ray Ray’s), and sausages. I’m looking for value – fresh and relatively affordable.
    gphoto, know how he did his wings?

    We get ours from Oink Moo Cluck at the Clintonville farmers market. You can email them a special order (we’ve gotten brisket and pork shoulder before) early in the week and they’ll have it waiting for you.

    in reply to: Caffe Illyria opens on State St – breakfast & lunch #395507

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    yeah I don’t know crap about albanian food, but my mind immediately went to something hearty like goulash, not paninis and burgers. But if i’m ever in the area, I might check it out.

    in reply to: How can one make a quick buck? #395024

    dirtgirl
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    I’m with Lisa. Offer yourself as a personal concierge service. This was a big thing when I lived in New York – college students would advertise on Craigslist to do people’s grocery shopping, pick up dry cleaning, etc.

    The other night I was stuck home with sleeping kids and would have paid someone $10+ to run over to Japanese Oriental and pick me up a big bowl of ramen noodles.

    in reply to: Issue 4: Columbus Metropolitan Library Levy #390993

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    alison wrote >>
    dirtgirl — are you sure you pay $600 a year for the library?
    Admittedly, my house is worth a mere 100K, but according to the county auditor’s website, I’m only paying $23.18 for the library, a smidge less than I pay for the Metroparks.

    No, I was going by the original poster who said that the 0.6 mil increase would be another $5.24 PER MONTH per $100K of home value. If that were true, then including the underlying 2.2 mils and a $200K home, with the increase it’d be $600 per year. But you’re right, the auditor’s site (which I’d never checked before) says I’m currently paying $50.

    The original article has me really confused, but if the amounts are really in the realm of $50 and not $600, I think that’s a much more reasonable amounts. The MRDD levy of $400, on the other hand, yeeouch!

    in reply to: Issue 4: Columbus Metropolitan Library Levy #390962

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    ChrisSunami wrote >>

    dirtgirl wrote >>
    our houses are worth less (though the auditor never decreases my taxes), why should the library be different?

    The auditor is unlikely to take the initiative to lower your assessment, but if your home has dropped dramatically in value, you might actually be able to get it reassessed. When we bought our house it had a very inflated value. We applied for a reassessment from the auditor’s office and received it without any hassle.

    (sorry O/T) well I’d like to sell it before long – wouldn’t asking for and getting a lower assessment hurt?

    in reply to: Issue 4: Columbus Metropolitan Library Levy #390957

    dirtgirl
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    Twixlen wrote >>

    dirtgirl wrote >>

    Cookie wrote >>

    joev wrote >>
    When I can’t afford a Wagyu New York Strip, I don’t just buy it anyway. I switch to hanger steak, which is also delicious, just not as luxurious. To do otherwise would be irresponsible, as I’m not a fan of living outside my means.

    Like how when I can’t afford to buy a book, I borrow it from the library.

    No, apparently you pay $150 a year for a book.

    I’ll play. So, the average on sale cost of a hardcover is what – $18? Maybe as low as $15 on Amazon? Let’s say $15, cause math is hard.
    That’s 10 books a YEAR. I have 10 library books in my house RIGHT NOW.

    I edited my post because the INCREASE is about $150 (for a $200K home), but the total will be $600 a year. I’m a huge fan of the library, use it frequently, and want to see us have a good one, but I had NO IDEA I was paying that much in property taxes for them. It’s really shocking when you put it that way.

    I just think that the system made some cuts to adjust to the downturn in state funding, so why not maintain those levels for a while? Everyone has had to endure cuts, lots of us make less at work, our houses are worth less (though the auditor never decreases my taxes), why should the library be different? And there is tons of federal stimulus funding for broadband at libraries. I’m not even sure if CML applied. It just seems like the wrong time to raise taxes.

    But my husband already informed me he’ll be voting for it, so it looks like we’ll be cancelling each other out again.

    in reply to: Issue 4: Columbus Metropolitan Library Levy #390954

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Cookie wrote >>

    joev wrote >>
    When I can’t afford a Wagyu New York Strip, I don’t just buy it anyway. I switch to hanger steak, which is also delicious, just not as luxurious. To do otherwise would be irresponsible, as I’m not a fan of living outside my means.

    Like how when I can’t afford to buy a book, I borrow it from the library.

    No, apparently I pay $600 a year through my property taxes. That’s an expensive book.

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