To a wonderful, wonderful dad…
615 N HIGH STREET
A Short North happy hour staple. Take note: Marcella’s happy hour is Monday – Friday from 4-6pm and is ridiculously affordable and delectable. It includes half-price pizza ($6-7), salads ($3-4), appetizers ($4-6), small plates ($2-4), and select beers and wine.
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
714 N HIGH STREET
I am an ice cream connoisseur. Yep, sure am. I tend to eat local ice cream (well, besides the occasional DQ) – the summer I lived in Vermont, I had a ton of Ben & Jerry’s. Living in Columbus, my go-to is Jeni’s. Her shops and flavors are creative, visually-appealing, and extremely well-marketed.
The Jury Room is the oldest continually operating bar/restaurant in Columbus. I find this so unbelievably cool. Named “The Jury Room” since 1831. Re-vamped a couple of years ago under new ownership. Featured on the Travel Channel because it’s supposedly haunted. Open late (until 11pm during the week and 1am on Friday and Saturday). Affordable, delicious cocktail menu.
Flower Child is a vintage-lover’s dream. Nestled in the Short North. Plethora of clothes, accessories, housewares, and furniture from the 1930’s-1980’s. Many rooms – each decorated to a different theme/time period. Very organized (which I love). A lot of vendors. Price range to fit your budget. Great place to go for unique gifts.