Last week was my 28th birthday. Yeah, I’m old! It was a really great birthday, though, which I celebrated for about two weeks. My fantastic friends, family and boyfriend took me to all of my favorite places around the city to celebrate.
I had TWO birthday dinners at the best sushi restaurant in Columbus, Mr. Sushi. If you love sushi, especially spicy, specialty rolls, Mr. Sushi is the best place to go. It’s in Gahanna in a little strip mall, and it’s cheap and fantastic. We got a boat!
I love to follow sushi with alcohol, so then I threw myself a party at my most favorite bar, Novak’s, where they allow me and my friends to act goofy and still serve us the best drinks in the city. My friends even went along with the party theme, which was wigs, and before I knew it, the place was packed full of fake hair and fun. Here’s me and my boyfriend, the silver fox!
Then, my mom came to visit for the weekend and we went to Charles Penzone in Gahanna to see my favorite stylist, Josie. Ladies, she’s the best! I have really straight, boring hair, and you think that’d be easy to cut, but somehow, stylists always mess it up. Josie knows what she’s doing, though.
After that, we had our nails done at Central Nails, also in Gahanna. I like how they turned out, but the bedside manner of the nail artists left something to be desired.
Among many other delicious meals, I also got to dine at Dirty Franks, the best junk food you can imagine (hot dogs, french fries, macaroni and cheese, funnel cakes), the Chocolate Cafe in Grandview, which I love because my clothes smell like chocolate afterward, and a oldie but a goodie – Chipotle.
I did so many other fun things, but I don’t want to go on and on and make anyone jealous of my highly refined celebration skills. But, I have put a lot of hours into researching Columbus entertainment, and I’d recommend a birthday tour, weekend tour or Winter Quarter week three (or is it four?) tour to everyone because I’m sure you all deserve it! Hit all of your favorite places with good friends and family, or try these ones, and let me know how you like them!