Tagged: Restaurants

33 Vintage Signs of Columbus

July 29th, 2011

Restaurants, drive-ins, bowling alleys, florists and markets. Take a closer look at the well-aged signs that dot the urban landscape around Columbus in this excellent series of photos by R. Gust Smith (he has hundreds more over on Flickr). (33 photos)

south drive-in theatre sign in columbus ohio
The South Drive-In Theatre at 3050 South High Street opened in 1955. (Photo by: R. Gust Smith)

Original Wendy’s Location On East Broad Street

July 25th, 2011

On November 15, 1969, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas opened the original Wendy’s restaurant at 257 East Broad Street. The location was a regular lunch spot for COSI visitors and downtown workers until it was closed in March, 2007. Here are some photos of the restaurant throughout its 37 years of operation. (18 photos)

The original Wendy's location at 257 East Broad Street in the early 70s
The original Wendy's location was opened by founder Dave Thomas at 257 East Broad Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 1969. (Photo by: Unknown/Wendy's Corporate Headquarters)

Tour de Columbus: A Two-Wheeled Tour of Columbus Taco Trucks

July 11th, 2011

A group of bicyclists toured Columbus, Ohio in a unique way on Saturday riding their bikes to various taco trucks around the area to sample the trucks’ culinary offerings. The event (co-sponsored by Columbus Yelp, Columbus Food Adventures, Elevator Brewing, Hal & Al’s, Columbus Rides Bikes Blog, Franklinton Cycleworks and Yay Bikes!) was called “Yelp On Two Wheels: A Taco Truck Tour!” (5 photos)

Bicyclists dismount near the Little Mexico taco truck.
Riders dismount near the Little Mexico taco truck during the Yelp on Two Wheels Taco Truck Tour. Proceeds from the event went to local bike advocacy organization Yay Bikes! (Photo by: Raymond George (flickr))

Scioto Mile Downtown Park Opens Tonight

July 7th, 2011

The much anticipated opening of the Scioto Mile along the Columbus waterfront takes place tonight (July 7, 2011). Expect the sidewalks along the river to be full, the fountains to be lit and the new pavilion stage in Bicentennial Park to be brimming with entertainment for the next few days. (4 Photos)

Scioto Mile Fountain
The Scioto Mile Fountain at the entrance of Bicentennial Park divides the pavilion view with waves of water. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)