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  • in reply to: FUSIAN – Fast-Casual Sushi #463471

    pixiecrinkle
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    Stopped in today for lunch, and it was pretty tasty. I was a little weirded out by the pre-portioned cream cheese as I went down the line, but as I don’t believe in dairy in my sushi, it didn’t bug me.

    The fact that the guy slicing rolls at the end of the line implied I was a graduating senior didn’t hurt either. (I’m in my mid-30s.)

    in reply to: Possible Jill Sobule house party in Columbus in September? #536539

    pixiecrinkle
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    She is phenomenal, and I’ve never gotten to see her live.

    in reply to: The ridiculous Dispatch headline thread #463604

    pixiecrinkle
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    Feels weird to be a target of this phenomenon.

    Nothing Rinky Dink As Skaters Slam Through Competition

    Even punnier was the tagline on the front of the WeekEnder: “Ohio Roller Girls are Wheel Serious in the Rink.”

    Wheely.

    in reply to: The Crest Gastropub (Formerly The Crest Tavern) #522532

    pixiecrinkle
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    Of course, I found the link to the plans as soon as I posted: http://ucanclintonville.org/2012/11/28/big-news-for-the-crest-tavern/

    in reply to: The Crest Gastropub (Formerly The Crest Tavern) #522531

    pixiecrinkle
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    That’s interesting. So far, they seem to be taking the opposite tack with The Crest, engaging the neighborhood groups, and getting buy in. Here’s hoping it’s not just for show.

    Alive did a blurb a few weeks ago: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/blogs/thelatest/2012/11/4th-st.-bar-buys-the-crest.html

    There are also renderings floating around facebook, but I’m having trouble locating the link right now. The windows are going to be uncovered, and the entrance will be shifting to the Indianola rather than Crestview side (which should help with the noise for the closest neighbors — it’s been a problem for the past few months at least).

    As a regular there, I’m actually looking forward to the changes. I loved the place as a dingy little dive, but since the death of Craig, who was managing, the changes that were happening were a bit mish-moshy. Sure, the better beer selection and such was appreciated, but not all the changes were improvements. And knowing that they are going to serve food is a huge plus–we don’t have a whole lot of restaurants in this neighborhood.

    in reply to: iPhone 5 #512834

    pixiecrinkle
    Participant

    Yes! I was grumbling all day about how weirdly slow the phone was acting, then yesterday evening the magical LTE showed up. I’d already traveled a couple of times (Atlanta, Cinci) and had it already, so that was a pleasant surprise.

    Unfortunately, within an hour, I cracked my screen too. OoOPS!

    in reply to: Cycling and Pedestrian Crashes at OSU #513337

    pixiecrinkle
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    You’d be surprised. I’ve had drunk pedestrians on game day wait until I’m too close to stop and then hurl themselves into the street in front of me while yelling at me to follow the rules of the road. I missed them both, but it was close, and unnecessarily dangerous.

    in reply to: where to find ginger beer in columbus? #504149

    pixiecrinkle
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    The North Campus liquor store (right by the Dube) now has Gosling’s ginger beer, which is pretty much what you need for Dark and Stormys.

    in reply to: Places in Clintonville that have power and are open #503049

    pixiecrinkle
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    SJT said:
    Looked like Ace of Cups got power back on Sunday& I think Patrick J’s never lost it.

    As of 9:30 Sunday night, Ace of Cups didn’t have power, though they were open and running a generator in the bar, and Ray Ray’s was up in the parking lot. Everyone else in that block (Lawshea’s, Crosby’s Drugs, Kobo) had come on that afternoon. They are always closed Mondays, so no word on if they are back on the grid yet today.

    in reply to: Falcon Cam on Rhodes Tower #200743

    pixiecrinkle
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    Two now! She’s sitting on them now.

    in reply to: Germain/Polaris Amphitheater – News & Updates #475981

    pixiecrinkle
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    The interview with Scott Stienecker (who was the first Polaris owner) from this month’s 614 magazine sheds a little light on the rise and fall of Polaris: http://614columbus.com/article/scott-stienecker-4069/

    in reply to: Velodrome at The Scioto Audubon Metro Park #467443

    pixiecrinkle
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    Walker said:
    What about something indoor at a Downtown Field House that could be repurposed for other uses (roller derby?) or partially removable to clear out a space for other events (gymnastics?):

    It would have to be removeable for roller derby too — the VAST majority of derby in the world today is flat track, not banked. BUT, a facility for gymnastics could easily translate to derby as well — a flat derby track requires about 10K of square feet unobstructed by columns, and I can tell you from experience that it’s REALLY hard to find the latter in Columbus, even at existing sport facilities.

    in reply to: Velodrome at The Scioto Audubon Metro Park #467431

    pixiecrinkle
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    It seems I’ve got a way different perspective from most people on this, but let me just say this: I started cycling competitively last year. I did my first crit downtown a year ago July, and got totally hooked. I did about a dozen races this year. And not ONE of them was within the Columbus city limits, apart from a loosely organized alleycat, because barring the Tour de Grandview (which is a bit beyond my beginner status) there were no races in Columbus.

    For ALL the races that actually counted, I had to load the bike onto my car, and drive (as far as Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville). So this would be a welcome addition to Columbus. I’ve not tried track racing yet, but it’s on my list, and to my understanding, the closest active velodrome is in Indy. This could be the kick in the pants the local racing scene needs!!!

    in reply to: The Dennison (Formerly The Leafy Dale) in Victorian Village #187720

    pixiecrinkle
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    Rumor has it the Wood Company is now the owner of it.

    There was a group of folks who tried some really nice nondestructive paste-up artwork on those boards during Comfest, and it was unceremoniously ripped down. Matisse looked WAY better than the plywood, lemme tell you.

    My first apartment when I moved to Columbus was what I believe was the largest in the building (second floor front south side). I also showed apartments for the landlord during that time (really late 90s) so I got a chance to see the insides of many of the units. The building is gorgeous, and it’s a HUGE shame it’s sat empty this long.

    in reply to: Ohio Roller Girls 2011 Season #432921

    pixiecrinkle
    Participant

    Also just announced, our 8/20 game will be our Small Business Bout. Local small businesses will be set up all around the action. If you’re interested in setting up at the bout, contact OHRG president Sheri Gunn at [email protected].

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