For more than 15 years, Star Cinemas has screened new and recent releases in its clean, well-maintained facilities. The family-owned theater, with locations in Hillsboro and Grove City, offers handicap access and hearing-impaired service and is conveniently located near major highways and out of the sightlines of roving T-1000s.
There's a reason pizza and beer are so good together. Pizza, with its thick cheese, rich tomato sauces, grease, and dough, coats the mouth, and beer, with its bitterness and carbonation, is a great way to cleanse the palate. That's why Gratzi a Tutti Pizzeria Bar & Sports offers 16 draft beers to pair with its wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Patrons can try a hoppy IPA and a margherita pizza, a malty dark beer and a Hawaiian pizza, or a nutty ale and a white pizza. Those who would prefer wine can opt for a glass from the wine on tap. Although pizza is the star here, there are plenty of other tasty possibilities, including Italian heroes, strombolis, burgers, and wings.
While guests dig into their food, they can train their eyes on more than 25 HD TVs broadcasting sports or intense Monopoly games. They can also gaze at the 10-foot big-screen TV over the Old World stone fireplace, which is surrounded by four other giant TVs and brick walls.
Enormous projection screens and flat-panel TVs show sports night and day at Club 33. In between their own color commentary, patrons dig into hearty bar food?bacon topped burgers, sandwiches with gooey cheese, and golden-baked pizzas. On Friday and Saturday nights, a DJ takes the stage, as patrons shimmy out on the dance floor. The bar also accepts new teams into its pool league.
When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother?s string of successful Thai restaurants?beginning with Thai Village in Chicago?s Wicker Park neighborhood?that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother?s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.
The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.
For a quick Mexican meal, Park Street Cantina is a go-to option. The menu at Park Street Cantina does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. The bar at Park Street Cantina is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Park Street Cantina has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Park Street Cantina is great for large groups. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. With the booming music and energetic crowds, this restaurant can get downright loud.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Park Street Cantina in jeans and a hoodie.
Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the restaurant's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking.
Meals at Park Street Cantina are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Zeno's, home of American comfort food. Put the diet on pause when you visit Zeno's — there are no low-fat menu items. Toast your evening out at Zeno's with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Got the whole gang with you? Zeno's is a great pick for large parties. Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Zeno's, so dress for comfort when you come. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Zeno's' tasty dishes at your next party. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Zeno's.
Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Zeno's, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.