You know, pretty much the last thing anybody wants is some British redcoat coming over here and telling us how we’re all a bunch of fat slobs. I’m talking to you Jamie Oliver, host of the holier-than-thou TV show “Food Revolution.”
We don’t need royalists dictating what types of food we eat. What we need is boatloads of barbecue, stat. That’s why you should head down to Country for a Cause from 7-10 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Broadway in Columbus. For $10 you get a barbecue plate and a raffle ticket.
Is that pomme still making you feel bad about what you eat? Well, you can show him by running the Midtown Classic on Saturday. The race starts at Wynnton Baptist Church, 2412 Wynnton Road, at 9 a.m., though you’ll want to get there a bit early to register. It’s $25 per person, though you get a keen T-shirt.
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Feeling better? Good. Then show your pride in our local indoor football team, thumb your nose at the roundheads and load up on the pizza at the Columbus Lions game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center. Tickets are as low as $10. Let’s see if Oliver has any organic custard that’s cheaper than that sweet price.
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I can't stop thinking about the premiere of the final season of "The Hills" on MTV. Unfortunately, since the show airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on MTV, it can't qualify as a weekend pick. So I'll try my best to add a "Hills"-inspired edge to my recommendations.
Friday night, visit the Columbus Civic Center for the Gary Allan/Randy Houser concert. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $32.50 and $42.50. The likely abundance of cowboy boots and odd facial hair will make you crave a hug from Justin Bobby.
Or, spend Friday night watching a reality TV show that's almost as cool as "The Hills" -- "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." The season finale airs 9 p.m. on ABC. Contrary to what Alan says, the show might inspire you to ditch your plate of chicken nuggets.
Saturday, put on your favorite pair of over-sized sunglasses and party at H2O. The Columbus nightclub, located at 6499 Veterans Parkway, celebrates its grand reopening with a performance by Classic Addict. Doors open at 9 p.m., music starts at 10 p.m. Don't complain about the $5 cover -- things are a lot more expensive at Les Deux.