Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cameron Mitchells Restaurants

I have to say that living in Columbus has grown on me. I have been here for about 10 years (started as a Freshmen at OSU), I hated the weather, the culture (too stiff) and the college for that matter (too big). However, once I started getting comfortable with my surroundigs, made friends (found love) and learned how to dress in layers, I liked this city. My husband (then boyfriend) and I, had our second date at Cap City Cafe back in 1999. One of many Cameron Mitchell's restaurants Cap City is themed as a cafe with a menu featuring sandwiches and subtle seafood dishes. It was a Spring evening, with the heaters around the patio and some good wine and food.

Cap City certainly is one of my favorites romantic spots in Columbus, for a laid back, relaxing atmosphere. But!!! You need to go to Cameron's, it is definitely my favorite restaurant in Columbus,OH. Why you ask? Owned by Camerom Mitchell, Cameron's is his oldest restaurant in Columbus in the small section of Linworth, OH, Cameron's offers an eclectic menu of Americana Cuisine mixed with excellent cocktails and wonderful customer service. I loved the dessert so much, the waiter actually brought the recipe for me to make at home. The restaurant is small and quaint, and my husband and I have enjoyed many nights together chatting about our life and how much we enjoy food.

Another wonderful restaurant that Cameron owns, is Mitchells. This is a steakhouse, fully integrated with all that a steakhouse needs (a Somelier for one!). This restaurant offers an amazing menu that features and presents the main ingredients without the fuss and buzz of sauces and too many spices. It features the best Filet Mignon I've had outside of my house, and a wonderful selection of wines.

Please Please Please, go to a Cameron Mitchell restaurant if you get a chance. I still need to know how Columbus Fish Market and what the newly renewed Ocean Club offers. Need to check it out and see if it pars up to Cameron's and Mitchell's Steakhouse!

Now, I have lamb chops ready to be made tomorrow. We will enjoy them with a delicious Shiraz. That will certainly will go well with the wind we have here in Columbus this weekend. The meat was bought at Whole Foods, and I've not been dissapointed yet with ther produce!!! So that will certainly replace the experience of having not been to a Cameron's restaurant in a while.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

MTV Latino Music Awards

AH! So I can't watch them, I need to seriously get Direct TV or Dish Network! But is it worth it ...maybe after I'm done with this post I will run to the phone and order the service.

So tonight are the MTV Latin Music Awards in Mexico City and one of my all time favorite rock en espanol artist is nominated for Artist of the Year. Although I did not realize that Gustavo Cerati is the age he is, he still ROCKS! If you do not know who Gustavo Cerati is, let me give you a quick introduction from my perspective. He was the lead singer of my all time favorite Rock Band "Soda Stereo".

Soda Stereo was one of the most influential bands in the 80's and 90's. They propagated all throughout Latin America with their unique sound (a mix of pop, ska,sould, reggue, rock) and Gustavo's unique voice and poise. I know there's a story about the fact the band came out soon after the dictatorship in Argentina ended in the early 80's and that was a huge influence in their message. You'll have to do research on that or let me know here if you find more info.

What I want to blog about is the sound and music of Soda Stereo. The voice, the rythm, I have bought several tunes of them, specially live ones. This band knew how to play the music without any gimmicks or special effects. It was them, their instruments, and their voice. One of my favorite phrases from them said at their most famous "El Ultimo Concierto" tour was "Gracias ... Totales!".

On my iPod I have Zoom, Ella uso mi cabeza como un revolver, El Temblor, Angel Electrico, Puente. I know the band broke up in the mid 90's and Gustavo went on to being a solo artist. He still created music so unique yet with the same catchy feeling you get from Soda. One of my favorite songs from his solo career is Amor Amarillo (you can usually hear it on AOL Radio) and Crimen.

I can't wait to see if my favorite artist won tonight! I hope he did, even though his age is catching up with him, he certainly has not lost his voice and talent throughout these years. I live in Ohio, and heard he was going to be somewhere in Virginia. I will sure try to make it out to his concerts the next time he's around here!! Go ahead and look for them if you haven't heard of them before.... Gracias .... Totales!