I recently made my annual summer pilgrimage to Ohio to see my family and friends. I spent almost two whole weeks in the Motherland, most of that time in Youngstown with my parents and sister. However, the first weekend there I managed to rent a car and drive down to Columbus to see all my girlfriends and to party in the way that one can only party in their former city with their OG friends. I believe it’s called “hog wild.”
First stop was obviously El Camino, my favorite place on Earth to get chips & guac. Ah, I can almost taste it now. I have yet to discover a place in LA that compares.
On Saturday morning I had breakfast at The Crest with Alicia & Dane. I had a smoked salmon salad on zucchini bread toast. DELISH.
I spent my Saturday afternoon exploring the Short North with my friend Paula. We go all the way back to high school, if you can believe it.
Apparently this Simply Rolled place is all the rage in C-bus right now. They mix the ice cream on a cold stone, then roll it up into little ice cream burritos. It tasted great, considering it was so gimmicky.
On Saturday evening, I went out to dinner and drinks with my girlfriends, then we hit up Express Live to see Portugal the Man.
Old Justice squad reunited!
After the show we went to Standard Hall, a happening new hot spot in the Short North. Everything got very drunk and dramatic.
But, whatever. I was really feeling myself and happy to be back in Columbus with my girls.
The next day we were a wreck, however. Alicia blew up a kiddie pool on her back patio for us to relax in. However, the spigot for the hose was on the front of the house. We made a couple of trips with buckets and put about 1 inch of water in the pool. It was enough, I guess. After a few hours of chilling and rehydrating I left to go return the rental car to the Akron airport and see my uncle’s band play.
It was a great weekend. Thanks for everyone for making the time to see me! And a special thanks to Alicia for letting me crash 🙂
Want to have your own weekend in Columbus? Check out my Columbus Travel Guide for my recommendations!