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- July 27, 2012 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm in reply to: Owner of The Garden/Chamber in Short North Arrested in bath salts bust #507867
That is an interesting observation.
However, I will say this. Every single shady conveniece store owner I have ever known that sold to minors or illegal items was either from a foreign land, or was a pedophile.
Statistically speaking, though, that isn’t shocking (the foreigner part, I dunno about the pedophile convenient store owner demographic).July 27, 2012 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm in reply to: Owner of The Garden/Chamber in Short North Arrested in bath salts bust #507862
Location helps/hurts! There are a lot of factors that make the 5th and High area an easy distribution center for bath salts. The plasma center, North Central mental health across from Kroger, etc.
Sorta off topic– Curious why people feel the need to mention the nationality of the convenient store owners in their anecdotes…?
Don’t forget to check out Mya’s Fried Chicken! It’s damn good bird, not to mention killer biscuits, green beans, mac n cheese, smashed potatoes, and painstakingly hand-chopped slaw. All scratch made, of course.
Disclaimer: I’m working in the truck now. Not shilling, just trying to spread the word (the bird is the word!).
Fri-Sun, 12-8, Pacemont & High.
Almost made it to Maya’s this afternoon, but Ray Ray’s is doing Burnt Ends Brisket which I might skip the funeral of a close relative for, so… maybe tomorrow.
That’s not the one I’m referring to. This one had a giant advertisement on the back that simply said “Fried Chicken.” Wherever it is, I hope it returns!
Random… last Saturday, when zero people in Clintonville had power, there was a fried chicken truck (can’t recall the name) with solar panels an all set up at Ray Ray’s old spot next to Super Food Mart. Anyone know anything about this truck?
Nom, nom, nom. I grew up on Resch’s so I might be a little biased, but I’d put them up next to any traditional baker in town. When I got married, we used 9″ Resch’s cakes as centerpieces (like 30 of them!). Each one of them was perfect and sadly none was left over for me. Great place!
Definitely no large machine churning at Jeni’s kitchen– just five little gelato machines and a bunch of hard-working employees getting the job done. Signed– employee.
Hey, I’m an engineer, and have no problem with many of the technologies used to make our food… And yes, somewhere there is a large machine churning out Jeni’s products (pun intended). I am assuming (hoping?) that both Jeni’s and Whit’s do it the old fashioned way with milk, cream, sugar (not corn syrup), eggs, and mostly natural flavorings (though I would forgive them for artificial vanilla), in the sense of natural vs artificial or processed.
One move that alleviated a lot of the apartment hunting stress for me was simply refraining from checking Craigslist. While there is the occasional gem, the spambots posting for certain companies (The Meridian!) makes the search unbearable. Instead, I set up a couple RSS feeds for CL listings with very specific filters that I can check via Google Reader. I’m sure I’m missing certain postings that I’d be happy with, but the time saved not combing through CL is worth it.
metro-rentals.com is OK, but hardly updates and doesn’t seem to have much in between upper-tier rentals and slumlords. It is helpful as a jump-off for checking the realtor sites who post to their site.
There really is no substitute for in-person scouring. I really enjoy apartment hunting via bicycle. I can familiarize myself with an area, not worry about pulling over, and still cover a large amount of space relative to walking.
jpizzow– love the idea! Yes, there are practical concerns but so what. I’m sure the NM parking lot is a cash cow, but it also creates a lot of traffic flow problems. The after-market hours are confusing to visitors; the frequent oh-shit-i-dont-wanna-park-here drivers backing out of the lot is annoying and dangerous; the lack of a credit card option is silly; and the overall traffic on Vine, Spruce, and Wall St during peak hours and events borderlines on absurd. It’s a clunky mess. If it’s a public garage that is needed, why not convert those ugly surface lots west of Park St? There’s quite a bit of possible infill over there. Personally, I’m in favor any solution that alleviates some of the traffic around the North Market/Arena District.
Something tells me that putting a parking garage beneath the existing NM lot isn’t feasible. Given the proximity to the railroad tracks, I bet there is some ancient infrastructure underneath the lot that would make the excavation impractical. That’s a completely uneducated guess though…
There’s basically nothing left, especially in the food department save for Apollo’s redux (gross), No. 1, Joy’s Village, Grinders… you get my point.
Rising stars? I’ve been to Gooyez probably 4 times since they opened and have always enjoyed my food and dining experience. Heirloom Cafe in the Wexner Center is excellent, but probably not a part of your criteria for the High St experience. The two stars of Campus, in my opinion, are Diaspora and Commonwealth (if you call that campus).
Now that we’ve officially derailed this thread, it’s time to reminisce. If I could play some games at Pink Flamingo, grab an amazing steamed bagel sandwich from Beekman’s, and go chill in the grime of Insomnia– I’d be thrilled to death and would spend a lot of time down there. As it is, now that I’m graduated, I’ll never go down there.
I will miss La Bamba’s 8lb steak quesadilla and the cashier who laughed at my uncle in the mid-90’s because he did not want any salsa.
Don’t think that Pizza By The Slice is anything close to what it was when Joe & Sal ran it. It’s garbage now, absolute garbage.
I can’t imagine the huge cost would be worth it for Wexner to just pony up and build a rail line from downtown to Easton.
As long as he can call it the Wexner Transportation Authority or something, I bet he would be intrigued. Frankly, I don’t care who pony’s up or what color the lines are. If it happens, I’m on it!January 24, 2012 1:34 am at 1:34 am in reply to: Dispatch: Weinland Park work fueled by tax dollars #478571
The headline is silly and pandering to the Dispatch commenters. Weird.