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August
27

Let the Sun Shine in on These 7 Summertime LoLo Gift Offers

LoLo Gifts for August 2021 - Shop Local - Cutler Real Estate

Summer is a perfect time to explore the delightful assortment of small, independent businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are adding a little more sunshine to your day with these exciting free offers.

Our Cutler Real Estate agents love to promote local merchants. That's why we've teamed up along with LoLo Gifts to provide you with incentives to discover the joys of supporting small businesses in the community.

August Gifts:

Akron: $10 Certificate

Canton: A Pint or a Flight

Columbus: Candy

Medina: A Glass of Wine

Kent/Stow: A Juice

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Cincinnati: A Juice

Akron: $10 Certificate

Hoppin' Frog Brewery

1680 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44306

Rare and vintage don't apply only to clothing, furniture, and wine. Use your $10 certificate on Orange You Diggin' It IPA, Wild Juniper Jubilation, or one of the other intriguing varieties at Hoppin' Frog Brewery.

About Hoppin' Frog Brewery

The folks at Hoppin' Frog Brewery aren't content with being rated Best Beer in Ohio. For 14 years in a row, RateBeer has included them among the top 100 breweries in the world, coming in at #26 in 2020. Hoppin' Frog's tasting room menu is highlighted by their signature beer shakes, available in flavors such as chocolate and cake batter.

Contact and Hours

330.352.4578 x2

Tuesday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Canton: A Pint or a Flight

Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen

7162 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Can't decide on just one of the amazing beer options at Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen? Use your offer to sample a flight and find your new favorite from choices like Pav's Creamery, a salted caramel blonde dessert ale.

About Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen

After living in Great Britain for a few years, the owners of Royal Docks Brewing Co. decided to bring the pub concept back to their hometown of Canton and give it an American twist. The taproom and kitchen is a warm, welcoming place to relax with friends over a pint and a Royal Scotch Egg flatbread sandwich. 

Contact and Hours

330.353.9103

Monday - Tuesday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - midnight
Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Columbus: Candy

Buckeye Candy Co.

104 Granville St., Columbus, OH 43230

What better place to capture that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling than an actual candy store? Recapture your youth or treat your own kids with this sweet offer from Buckeye Candy Co.

About Buckeye Candy Co.

Whatever sugary treat you crave, chances are good it's on the shelves at Buckeye Candy Co. In addition to classic favorites such as Mary Janes, Nerds, and Coffee Crisp, the shop specializes in locally-made sweets such as Neapolitan coconut bars from Candy Farm.

Contact and Hours

614.269.7116

Sunday - Monday Noon - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday Noon - 5:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m.

Medina: A Glass of Wine

Jilbert Winery

1496 Columbia Rd., Valley City, OH 44280

Ernest Hemingway once lamented, "My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine." Avoid Hemingway's fate with a glass of wine in the charming surroundings of Jilbert Winery.

About Jilbert Winery

Family-owned Jilbert Winery is a picture-perfect place to unwind and sample some great wines. The picturesque grounds include the Jilbert house, which dates back to 1913, and a historic dairy barn that was built in 1905. You're welcome to bring your pizza, finger foods, or cheese and crackers.

Contact and Hours

216.618.5749

Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Juice

Kwench Juice Cafe

100 E. Erie St. #126, Kent, OH 44240

Freshly squeezed juice quenches your thirst and provides a number of valuable nutrients. Start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up in your favorite flavor at Kwench Juice Cafe.

About Kwench Juice Cafe

Natasha, owner of Kwench Juice Cafe, opened the shop to share her passion for health and nutrition with others. All products, including juices, smoothies, and açai bowls, are made with fresh, organic ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible. 

Contact and Hours

330.302.1682

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Books in Stock

140 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Stephen King certainly knows from experience when he says, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Experience a little magic of your own with a $10 certificate to use on any purchase at Books in Stock.

About Books in Stock

For more than 30 years, bookworms around Wooster have been feeding their obsession at Books in Stock. The shop has expanded to a second floor to accommodate the inventory of 85,000+ used and rare books. Current owners Ben and Amanda Stock are the son and daughter-in-law of founder Judi Stock.

Contact and Hours

330.262.2665

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Juice

Rooted Juicery & Kitchen

17 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Who says eating healthy has to be boring? You'll be hooked after you try one of the tasty natural juices from Rooted Juicery & Kitchen.

About Rooted Juicery & Kitchen

You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy the delicious, plant-based food and drinks served at Rooted Juicery & Kitchen. In addition to fruit and vegetable juices, milks, and smoothies, the menu features meatless sandwiches, wraps, and grain bowls, along with vegan treats such as donuts, muffins, and bars.

Contact and Hours

513.381.2876

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Land of the "Free"

LoLo Gifts for August 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

If you're reading this, you're already qualified to join in the fun! Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get signed up for our monthly program of LoLo Gifts.

August
25

9 Food Tours You Have to Try Around Ohio

Food Tours - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

One of the best ways to discover new places to eat is to take a food tour. Some of these tours focus on restaurants. Others also visit grocery stores, breweries, specialty shops, and even farms. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun and engaging food tours around Ohio. Here are a few tasty options to try.

Canton Food Tours

555 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44702

If you're looking at homes for sale in Northeast Ohio, be sure to make time for a tour with Canton Food Tours. This company offers a few different food tours in and around the city of Canton. Their Afternoon Hall of Fame City Food Tour takes you to four restaurants in the Canton Arts District, and their Evening Hall of Fame City Food Tour features small-plate entrees, desserts, and more.

You can book your tour on Canton Food Tours' website. Prices start at $58 per person, and most tours take about 3 - 4 hours. If you have dietary restrictions, they can be accommodated as long as you let Canton Food Tours know in advance.

Relish City Food Tours

Cleveland, OH

Relish City Food Tours promises to give you an inside look at Cleveland's vibrant food scene. Their Ohio City Food Tour takes you on a walk through historic neighborhoods. You'll stop at the West Side Market, the Ohio City Farm, and several unique restaurants, sampling seasonal goodies along the way. The guides share local stories and insights into Cleveland's culture.

Tickets range from $50 to $87 per person and can be purchased on Relish City Food Tours' website. There is the option to include drink pairings for an extra fee.

Cleveland Cycle Tours

2061 Gehring Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

If you want to get some exercise and enjoy great food, Cleveland Cycle Tours is a great company to book with. They offer several different tour routes, each winding through a portion of the city with stops at two different pubs for drinks and snacks.

The Tremont Outing Tour is an especially good choice. With a small group, you'll pedal through this artistic neighborhood, stopping to sample some locally brewed beer. The tour guides are really upbeat and engaging.

Columbus Food Adventures

Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Food Adventures offers a few different food tours in the city of Columbus. You can choose a van tour for convenience or a walking tour if you'd like a bit more exercise. 

One of the top tours through Columbus Food Adventures is their German Village Tour. At a price of $62 per person, it lasts 4 hours and takes you to 6 different tasting stops. The Old Worthington Tour is another great choice, especially if you're interested in history. It introduces you to Old Worthington, its farmers' market, and its top restaurants. Of course, the All Desserts Tour and the Brewery District Walking Tour have plenty of fans, too.

Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour

Columbus, OH 43215

If you're looking at Columbus homes for sale, this is a tour you can't miss. Cocktails are not exactly food, but they are definitely culinary works of art — and well worth sampling! This tour company charges $75 per person, which includes bartender gratuity. Tours are only open to those ages 21 and up.

The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour visits three premier cocktail bars. Options include The Citizens Trust, Denmark on High, and Mouton, among others. At each bar, you'll enjoy a signature drink and light appetizers. Participants also get a mixology lesson.

Columbus Ale Trail

Columbus, OH 43215

Perhaps a self-guided tour is more your speed. If so, you should consider touring the Columbus Ale Trail. The trail consists of more than 50 craft breweries in and around Columbus, Ohio. Visit your first brewery to grab a copy of the map, and then follow the map to visit as many breweries as you wish. At each stop, you can sample a beer and get a stamp on your map. Turn in your map with four stamps for a patch and sticker.

Breweries along the Columbus Ale Trail include 1487 Brewery, Antiques on High, The Brew Brothers, Brewdog, Galena Brewing Co., Land Grant Brewing, and Outerbelt Brewing, among others. 

Cincinnati Food Tours

107 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

If you're shopping for a home around Cincinnati, then taking a tour with Cincinnati Food Tours is a good way to get your culinary bearings. This company offers a few different tours in and around Cincinnati.

One top option is the Beyond the Market tour. For $69 per person, this tour takes you through one of the city's most historic districts. You'll stop at restaurants, breweries, and wineries along the way, sampling appetizers, beer, wine, and desserts. Another good choice is the All-American Food Tour in Pendleton, which takes you through Ziegler Park, an artistic neighborhood. Here, you'll sample biscuits, whiskey, and more.

Riverside Food & Culture Tours

145 Second St. E, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Riverside Food & Culture Tours is another great tour company operating in Cincinnati. Their Cincy Top 10 Sites and Bites City Tour is a popular choice. It lasts three hours, and it takes you through the downtown area with stops to enjoy Belgian waffles, German goetta, Skyline chili dogs, and more.

If you'd rather ride than walk, then you may want to try the Cincinnati Streetcar Food Tour instead. It takes a similar route through the Queen City of the West. You'll experience a little of everything, from traditional Indian restaurants to Scottish pubs.

Craft Connection: Cincinnati Brewery Tours

331 E. 13th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

With craft beer is a big part of Cincinnati culture, this brewery tour is the perfect way to experience the area. You'll ride on a bus, visiting three or four breweries with samples at each one. Wine and beer are allowed on the bus, too, so even the driving portion of the tour feels like a party.

The buses used on this tour hold 14 people. You can reserve your spot on the company's website. Typically, tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays and last between 3 and 4 hours. The cost is $50 - $55 per person, depending on the day. This includes transportation and your beer samples.

Eat and Enjoy

Which of these food tours will you embark on? Get ready to embrace the deliciousness. 

August
24

Cutler's Top Realtors for July 2021

Top Producers - July 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

We work with a purpose at Cutler Real Estate and understand how important it is to find the right home. That's why we do what we do: helping buyers and sellers around Northeast Ohio, Columbus & Central Ohio, and Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky achieve their real estate goals. 

We congratulate the following Realtors and groups for providing the superior customer service people have come to expect from Cutler Real Estate. Join us in celebrating the top producers, production leaders, and listing leaders for July 2021.

Regions:

Northeast Ohio

Columbus & Central Ohio

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Northeast Ohio

July 2021 Top Producers - Alliance, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Canton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Carrollton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Fairlawn, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Greater Cleveland, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Green, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Malvern, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - North Canton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - North Wooster, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Stow, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Wooster, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Columbus & Central Ohio

July 2021 Top Producers - Clintonville, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Dublin, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - German Village, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Grove City, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Historic Dublin, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - New Albany, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Powell, OH - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Short North, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

July 2021 Top Producers -Florence, KY - Cutler Real Estate

July 2021 Top Producers - Hyde Park, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Ready To Help

Our agents in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are here to help! Learn how Cutler Real Estate can help you buy or sell homes across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Find a Realtor today.

August
20

Gift These 9 Ohio-Made Specialty Foods

Specialty Foods Made in Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Tired of coffee mugs, t-shirts, and other standard Ohio-centric gifts? Treat family and friends to the literal and figurative flavors of Ohio with a unique gift of specialty foods. These tasty and delightful products made in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are great on their own or use them to build your own gift basket.

Fred Hot

30022 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, OH 44092

Fred Hot is a clever play on the name of the company's founder, who was in search of a spicy sauce that was more natural and flavorful than the brands already found on the market. He began experimenting with reductions of various peppers, coming up with sauces that were slightly different with each batch, but deeply satisfying. Fred even designed the humorous caricature found on all his products. Find Fred Hot sauces, seasonings, and pickled vegetables at Sweet Berry Fresh Market in Wickliffe.

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

2271 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

At the tender age of 15, Ethan Holmes had a vision of creating a business with his grandfather's applesauce recipe. Ethan went to work in the family kitchen, using raw materials he received as holiday gifts, and Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce was born. Over the past eight years, Ethan has used his passion and business acumen to grow his company with infusions of capital. The 100 percent natural applesauce comes in original, apple pie cinnamon, and strawberry peach flavors. Find Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce at The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights.

Little Lakewood Pasta Company

15613 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Pasta is the perfect canvas for a wide range of sauces, making it a wonderful food for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Taste the difference in the fresh, handmade products from Little Lakewood Pasta Company. In addition to at least eight flavors of fettuccine each day, some of which are vegan, you'll find a selection of sauces, ravioli, and Italian meatballs. Owner Megan Manning has created a community kitchen where other entrepreneurs can rent space and sell their products in the retail store. Shop hours are noon - 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

Al's Delicious Popcorn

1500 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

Honestly, is there anyone who doesn't love popcorn? The Bairds compare the product at their shop, Al's Delicious Popcorn, to their own family: rooted in tradition, but full of different personalities. More than 65 flavors cover both the sweet and savory ends of the spectrum, including gluten-free and vegan varieties. For a true taste of Ohio, try the Cincinnati-style chili and buckeye flavors. Individual portion bags can be customized for showers, birthdays, and other special occasions. Al's Delicious Popcorn is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Stauf's Coffee Roasters

1277 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Thanks to a seemingly endless variety of types from around the world, coffee is more popular than ever today. In pursuit of crafting a gourmet level cup of coffee, Stauf's Coffee Roasters uses the best green arabica beans available and roasts them by hand on gas-fired drum roasters. For a truly exceptional drinking experience, try their micro-roast batches from Rwanda, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Colombia. The true caffeine addict on your gift list will love a subscription to Stauf's Coffee of the Month program. Shop hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

Ridiculously Good Salsa

508 Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43209

As famously declared in a Seinfeld episode two decades ago, salsa surpassed ketchup on the list of popular condiments in the U.S. This can likely be attributed to brands like Ridiculously Good Salsa, whose name says it all. But for the company's founders, it goes beyond taste. After their son recovered from critical injuries after an accident, they wanted to create a food that would be shared by friends and family during special moments. Ridiculously Good Salsa is made in small batches using locally sourced vegetables and fresh herbs, with three levels of heat for all tastes. Find Ridiculously Good Salsa at Bexley Natural Market in Columbus. 

Taste of Belgium

1135 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Ohio meets Continental Europe at Taste of Belgium, where "elegant cuisine is served with a down-to-earth attitude." When founder Jean-François Flechet brought a 120-pound cast iron waffle iron back from his native Belgium, it launched an empire of food establishments. The hand-held Liege-style Belgian waffles, so tasty they don't need any syrup, are still the crown jewel of the company's offerings. Stop by their restaurant in Over-the-Rhine or order online.

Hen of the Woods

4450 Eastgate S. Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245

At one time, Nick and Kimberly Marckwald dreamed of opening their own restaurant. Nick used his culinary expertise to make red wine vinegar potato chips for use as salad croutons, which they sold to raise funds for their venture. The chips were so wildly successful that the couple pivoted to the new opportunity, calling their new company Hen of the Woods, which was the chosen name for their restaurant. The original red wine vinegar flavor is still available, along with white cheddar jalapeño, sea salt, everything bagel, buttermilk and chive, and Carolina BBQ. Find Hen of the Woods snacks at Jungle Jim's International Market in Cincinnati.

Donna's Gourmet Cookies

10796 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242

Who could resist a cookie that's bold enough to have the words "ooey gooey" included in its name? These delights are an XXL version of the delicacies from Donna's Gourmet Cookies, which come in classic chocolate chip along with other decadent flavors. Additional treats include brownies and Donna's signature pecan pie bars. Can't decide? Go for the Favorite Things box, which includes a generous sampling of all products. Donna's Gourmet Cookies is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. Watch the website for online ordering, which is coming soon.

Food, Glorious Food!

You're offered a free lifetime supply of any food you choose. What's #1 on your list?

August
13

8 Places for Filet Mignon Around Northeast Ohio

Restaurants for Filet Mignon - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Elegant atmospheres, extensive wine lists, and of course the ideal cut of filet mignon cooked to perfection; there's nothing quite like visiting your favorite Northeast Ohio steakhouse for a meal to remember. Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and the surrounding suburbs are filled with some of the best steakhouses and restaurants you'll find anywhere in Ohio. Enjoy an outstanding meal with waterfront views, reserve a table at an elegant, upscale steakhouse with second-to-none service, or pick a laid-back steakhouse that's ideal for a family meal. The choice is yours, and you can start your search with our list of eight great places for filet mignon around Northeast Ohio.

Adega

2017 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44115

In the mood for a sleek, modern setting for your next steakhouse outing? Adega, located within the elegant Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in Cleveland, is a trendy, modern restaurant where filet mignon is one of the biggest highlights on the menu. The restaurant is built around a spectacular glass wine vault where all of the selections from Adega's extensive wine list are stored. The chef-inspired menu is sure to have something to satisfy every member of your party, while the excellent service will have you coming back to celebrate with a great meal again and again.

Don's Lighthouse Grille

8905 Lake Ave. #1, Cleveland, OH 44102

Located on the water with gorgeous lakefront views, Don's Lighthouse Grille is committed to serving the freshest, most delicious steaks and seafood in Cleveland. Executive Chef Christopher Bork is constantly experimenting with delicious new ways to serve your favorite meals, including filet mignon that melts in your mouth. This restaurant is also located within walking distance of a wide variety of theaters, performance venues, and Cleveland sports stadiums, making it easy to plan a full evening on the town around your amazing dinner.

Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar

623 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

If you're searching for the most elegant, exclusive steakhouse in Cleveland, then it's hard to top the experience at Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar. This iconic restaurant is housed in a historic bank, with towering marble columns and a chic, historic vibe. Settle in at a marble table, order your favorite cocktail from the bar, then order a classic cut of filet mignon from the menu. Thinking of planning a private party? The downstairs vaults at the bank have been converted into an ultra-exclusive private dining space where you can enjoy an unforgettable evening with your favorite people. Keep in mind that reservations are required for the Marble Room, so you'll want to plan ahead for your visit.

Ken Stewart's Grille

1970 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313

Looking for a restaurant where you can enjoy the finest cut of filet mignon in an outdoor setting that's full of atmosphere? Ken Stewart's Grille is one of the only steakhouses in the area with an elegant, outdoor patio where you can share a meal with your favorite people. Of course, the outstanding indoor dining room is also open every day for dinner. Stop by to sample an extensive menu of fine dining options that are highlighted by fantastic steaks and seafood. The award-winning wine list here features more than 400 bottles, and the high-quality service will have you feeling like a regular even if it's your first visit.

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

1700 55th St. NE Building C, Canton, OH 44721

It's easy to spend a full day enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors at Gervasi Vineyard, a winery and resort that offers a truly unique experience. Dinner at The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard is the perfect way to cap off a day of wine-themed fun with a memorable meal of filet mignon. The Bistro is one of four restaurants located on-site and offers the most elegant, upscale experience of them all. The menu features an extensive selection of classic Italian dishes, great steaks, and a wine list that includes the best Gervasi Vineyard has to offer.

Diamond Grille

77 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44308

Long a local favorite in Akron, the Diamond Grille was first established in 1935 and has been delighting visitors ever since. The Diamond Grille takes pride in being a true original, with historic décor that transports you back to another era. Every steak served here is aged to perfection, and prepared to look just as perfect as it tastes. Filet mignon tops the list of outstanding steaks on offer at the Diamond Grille, and there are also extensive seafood options when you're in the mood for something different.

Lucia's Steakhouse

4769 Belpar St. NW, Canton, OH 44718

With more than 60 years of experience serving up the best steaks that Canton has to offer, Lucia's Steakhouse is a classic choice for your next night on the town. The restaurant has moved to a new, larger location, but you can expect the same outstanding experience when you visit. Lucia's has been family-owned for generations, with a staff that treats customers like family, too. Be sure to check out the list of daily specials, which always features something new for you to try.

Lanning's Restaurant

826 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44333

An award-winning restaurant that has been recognized for serving the best steaks in the city by the Akron Beacon Journal, Lanning's Restaurant provides an all-around dining experience that's tough to top. The brick-lined, perfectly lit dining room provides the ideal backdrop for the classic steakhouse experience that you'll enjoy at Lanning's Restaurant. And if the wine list is just as important as the steak for you, you're sure to love it here. The wine list features curated selections from around the world, picked to pair perfectly with your filet mignon.

Find Your Sizzle

Are you ready to start your delicious search for the best filet mignon in your favorite Northeast Ohio city?

August
11

Explore Ohio in Bloom at These 9 Sunflower Fields

Sunflower Fields - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Did you know that sunflowers are native to North America or that their flowers rotate throughout the day, so they are always facing the sun? There's no doubt about it; sunflowers are incredible. Luckily, there are several wonderful sunflower fields that you can visit in Ohio. Surrounding yourself with these bright, yellow flowers is sure to make you feel uplifted.

Ramseyer Farms

4000 Ramseyer Ln., Wooster, OH 44691

Ramseyer Farms is another great place to enjoy sunflowers in Northeast Ohio. They even have an annual sunflower festival each fall — a good opportunity to celebrate these magnificent flowers. The flowers here are well cared for and brilliantly colored.

In addition to the sunflower fields, Ramseyer Farms has all sorts of other fun activities. In the fall, there's a corn maze for all ages. You can pick your own potatoes, shop for farm produce and baked goods, or simply walk around and see the scarecrows. You can buy tickets or season passes online. They give you access to the sunflower field and other accompanying activities.

Prayers From Maria

Jaycox Rd., Avon, OH 44011

If you're in Northeast Ohio, this is the perfect sunflower field to visit. It was founded in 2014 by Ed and Megan McNamara as a way of honoring their daughter, Maria after she lost her life to brain cancer. There is no charge to visit this sunflower field, but donations are requested, and proceeds go toward cancer research.

The Prayers From Maria Field of Hope is lined with benches, so there are plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the view. Visitors love photographing themselves standing on the bridge or by the sign that reads "hope."

Rogish Farm

8637 Mulberry Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026

Rogish Farm is a friendly, family-owned farm established in 2014. They have a large sunflower field, and they let customers visit and cut their own sunflowers. That's right — after admiring these beautiful flowers at the farm, you can take a couple home with you. Visitors do need to register in advance to attend.

Along with their sunflower fields, Rogish Farm also offers blueberry picking, and they have a shop where you can buy various cut and dried flowers, garlic, and other goodies.

Tecumseh Sunflower Field

4625 US-68, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The Tecumseh Sunflower Field is a part of the larger Tecumseh Land Trust, dedicated to preserving natural land and ecosystems in Ohio. Admission is free, but visitors are not permitted to cut the sunflowers. Parking can be a bit limited but tends to open up later in the evening.

There is a path that leads deep into the Tecumseh Sunflower Field, offering wonderful, 360-degree views. Many of the sunflowers reach more than 5 feet tall, so you may want to ask your friend for a piggyback ride so you can get a better view.

Van Buren Acres

5066 Keller Rd., Hebron, OH 43025

Van Buren Acres is just a short drive to the east of Columbus. This family-friendly farm opened in 2017, and it offers all sorts of fun activities, from pumpkin picking to corn mazes.  Their sunflower field is approximately 9 acres large, making it one of the biggest on this list.

You will need to pay admission to enter Van Buren Acres, but the cost of admission covers the sunflower fields and other activities. Watch the farm's Facebook page for an announcement when the sunflowers start blooming. They're only around for a few weeks.

22 Acres Farm

5455 Davis Dr. SE, Newark, OH 43056

This farm offers a 5-acre sunflower field, and to make things even more interesting, they've planted 15 different varieties of sunflowers in the field. It's entertaining to stroll along and compare the different varieties. Pick a favorite, and see if your friends choose the same one.

22 Acre Farms' sunflower fields are only open through August 31, 2021, so make sure you schedule your visit soon. You can purchase tickets online. The cost is $10 per person, except on Tuesdays when there's a $5 per person deal. Hours are 8 am - 8 pm, Monday-Friday. Visit the website to learn about some special sunflower events, like Sunrise in the Sunflowers.

Dresbach Farms

2626 Higby Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601

Located to the east of Cincinnati, Dresbach Farms is a busy farm with many different animals and crops. They have a sunflower field that guests can visit for a few dollars each. There's an extra fee if you want to clip some sunflowers to take with you. Typically, the sunflowers bloom in late August or early September.

While you're at Dresbach Farms, you may want to do some shopping at their farm market. They offer locally produced honey, cabbage, beef, tomatoes, eggs, whole chickens, and so much more.

Cottell Park

5847 Irwin Simpson Rd., Mason, OH 45040

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Cottell Park is a 47-acre public park in the town of Mason. Over the past few years, they have begun planting a sunflower field for guests to enjoy. The sunflowers here are not always as large as the ones seen on private farms, but they are gorgeous, nonetheless.

After walking through the sunflower field, you can spend some more time at Cottell Park enjoying the basketball courts, tennis courts, or soccer fields. There are also several shelters where you could enjoy a picnic lunch, along with playgrounds that are great for kids.

CherryHawk Farm

16220 Springdale Rd., Marysville, OH 43040

CherryHawk Farm is primarily an apple picking farm, but if you visit to pick apples, admission to the sunflower fields is included. The sunflower fields here are vast, and the flowers themselves represent an impressive variety. There are grass paths you can follow for a nice, complete view of the fields. 

Visitors can take one stem home for no additional charge. If you would like more than one sunflower, the farm charges $1 each. Guests are welcome to take photos in the sunflower fields, but professional photographers are asked to check in with the farm beforehand.

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August
6

Visit These 9 Disc Golf Courses Around Ohio

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Disc golf is a fun sport that groups of all ages can play together while enjoying the outdoors and getting some exercise. It costs very little to get started, and most courses are free or cost just a few dollars to play, and a three-pack of discs that's good for beginners costs about $20. Although you could technically play with a Frisbee, discs made specifically for the sport are smaller and heavier, so you can throw them for much longer distances. If you become more serious about disc golf, you can buy more discs of different types and at a higher price level if you'd like.

Whether you're an experienced disc golfer or you've never played before, you'll have plenty of fun courses to play on around Ohio. Each has its own unique layout and characteristics, and you'll soon develop a list of your favorites.

Check out the following disc golf courses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Northeast Ohio

Deis Hill Disc Golf Course

1592 N. Crater Ave., Dover, OH 44622

Beautiful scenery and many hills make for an enjoyable yet challenging play at this 18-hole course in Dover. The course is well-maintained, and every hole offers three distinct tees. More seasoned players will appreciate the added difficulty of wooded areas. Be sure to bring plenty of water as this course requires a good amount of walking to complete.

Wingfoot Lake Disc Golf Course

1097-1219 Goodyear Park Blvd., Mogadore, OH 44260

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In addition to several picnic shelters, paved trails, and ball courts, Wingfoot Lake is home to an 18-hole disc golf course. When you're done playing this challenging par 3 course, be sure to take a stroll to the nature center, have a picnic lunch, and let the kids have fun on the playground. Wingfoot also features the Storybook Trail, which includes views of the pond, trees, and Wingfoot Lake as you take in a storybook along the way.

Osborne Park Disc Golf Course

If you're a disc golf novice, you might want to start with the 9-hole course at Osborne Park in Willoughby. While trees or steep hills make some holes more challenging, beginners will appreciate a nice mix of different lengths and difficulty. All players will appreciate the beautiful water views of Lake Erie. The course begins at the rear parking lot.

Columbus

Griggs Reservoir Park

2933 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43221

The disc golf course at Griggs Reservoir Park is made up of 18 holes with large concrete tee pads. Most of the course is long and narrow with lots of mature trees, although some are open. You'll play through some creative features like boulders and bunkers as you make your way through the course, which runs parallel to the Scioto River. On holes 8, 17, and 18, the river factors into play, making the course more interesting. And if you need to buy some discs, you can find them nearby at the Disc Golf Mart.

Brent Hambrick Memorial Disc Golf Course at Hoover Dam

4151 Central College Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

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This 18-hole course is a good mix of flat areas as well as hilly ones and has some nice scenic views. It can often be windy, so you may want to bring along a jacket when the weather's cooler. On the back 9, the course has thick trees and a lot of blind holes. It has multiple tees and pin positions, and tees are concrete. The course is also the home of an annual tournament in honor of Brent Hambrick, a local disc golfer who passed away from leukemia.

Walnut Hill Disc Golf Course

1950 Walnut Hill Blvd, Columbus, OH 43232

The old Walnut Hill traditional golf course has found new life as a disc golf course. It's designed to be a putt and approach practice course that the whole family can enjoy. Property owned by individuals is located next to the course, so take care to avoid sailing an errant disc onto private property.

Cincinnati

Burnet Woods Disc Golf Course

3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Burnet Woods course is located across from the University of Cincinnati's campus. It's a short course with 9 holes and has dirt tees with wooden planks to indicate tees. It's generally rated as a good course that has some added difficulty due to mature trees, elevation, and challenging pin placements.

Mt. Airy Forest Disc Golf Course

4800 Lodge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233

This course is considered to be pro-caliber, having hosted several world tournaments in the past. The layout is 20 holes, having grown from just 9 holes when the course was opened. You'll find distinct fairways, thick rough, and many elevation changes as you make your way through the course.

Johnson Hills Park Disc Golf Course

7950 Bridle Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45244

Beginners and advanced players alike will enjoy the Johnson Hills Park course, as it serves as a good challenge for beginners and a fun practice course for those with more experience You'll be able to catch some nice shade on hot, sunny days as you play your way through long, open holes and wooded technical holes on Johnson Hill Park's rolling hills.

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Do you have a favorite disc golf course in or around Ohio? Let us know! 

August
4

How You Can Help These 8 Ohio Food Banks

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Food banks play an important role in communities throughout Ohio, providing food and support for those in need. Given the challenges of the past year, more people than ever before need support from local food banks. Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, food banks across Ohio need support from the community to help as many people as possible. Even a small donation can make a big difference in the life of someone in need, so we've put together a guide to 8 Ohio food banks where you can show your support and make a positive difference in the community.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

15500 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110

Northeast Ohio is home to a wide variety of food banks, including the large Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which serves more than 400,000 people per year. In addition to providing meals and fresh produce, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to help people in need sign up for programs that can help them find long-term solutions to food insecurity. There are many ways that you can get involved, by making a planned donation, monthly donation, or contribution of non-perishable food items. There are also volunteer opportunities available in a wide variety of positions, from loading/unloading food to using specialized skills to help with large administrative projects within the food bank.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

350 Opportunity Pkwy., Akron, OH 44307

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has been serving eight counties around both cities for nearly 40 years by storing and distributing food to a large group of smaller food pantries in the area. With 83,000 square feet of warehouse space and 8,000 square feet of freezer space, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank can serve more than 500 food pantries, shelters, and other non-profit organizations in the region. This foodbank is always accepting donations of food and funds, so it's easy to give back in a way that works for you. You can also volunteer in various support roles at the warehouse or help with food distribution in local communities.

Second Harvest Food Bank

5510 Baumhart Rd., Lorain, OH 44053

In its more than 35 years of serving Northeast Ohio communities, the Second Harvest Food Bank has distributed nearly 100 million pounds of food to those in need. The food bank distributes food to an organized network of food pantries and charity organizations throughout Northeast Ohio. Thanks to a new facility built in Lorain, Second Harvest Food Bank has tripled its capacity for food storage. You can help distribute all of that extra food or make a donation to ensure that the warehouse shelves are always stocked. The organization also needs volunteers to help package food backpacks, along with packages for senior centers and mobile food pantries.

NNEMAP Food Pantry

667 E. 11th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

NNEMAP Food Pantry is part of a coordinated network of food pantries in Columbus and beyond. While many food pantries distribute food based on ZIP codes, NNEMAP Food Pantry makes its services available to anyone who lives in Columbus regardless of where in the city they're located. Volunteers here help with food insecurity, hygiene products, food stamp access, and healthcare needs. You can make a difference as a delivery driver, client interviewer, inventory assistant, or a fundraiser. NNEMAP also accepts help from volunteer groups, if your friends, colleagues, or family would like to help contribute to a positive cause.

Worthington Resource Pantry

6700 Huntley Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

Based in Columbus, the Worthington Resource Pantry serves southern Delaware and northern Franklin counties. In addition to nutritious food, the Worthington Resource Pantry also distributes many essential personal care items to those in need. With a small leadership team and a large, dedicated group of volunteers, this food bank is able to reach more people every year. You can volunteer to help sort and package food, in order to make the distribution process as smooth as possible. The Worthington Resource Pantry also welcomes donations of food, funds, and personal care items.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank On-Site Pantry

3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, OH 43123

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank On-Site Pantry is part of the larger Mid-Ohio Foodbank network, serving local communities in various ways for more than 40 years. The network is one of the largest of its kind in Ohio and reaches communities throughout the state through more than 680 partner organizations in addition to its own food pantry. With such a large network, there are many ways that you can get involved. Your donations of non-perishable food or funds are always welcome, with every donation playing a small part in distributing more than 140,000 meals every day. There are also many volunteer opportunities available, both at the On-Site Pantry and at other Mid-Ohio Foodbank locations around the state.

Freestore Foodbank

1141 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Freestore Foodbank has a variety of locations around the Cincinnati area, including its main location on Central Parkway. This large food bank is part of the Feeding America network, with a variety of unique ways to contribute in addition to volunteering or donating directly. You can arrange a virtual food drive to raise money online, or participate in events like the Virtual Hunger Walk to help raise money for a diverse collection of local organizations which are working to address food insecurity around Cincinnati.

SEM Food Pantry

2020 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

The SEM Food Pantry provides support for those in need who are located in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County, while establishing partnerships with other local organizations including the Freestore Foodbank. SEM Food Pantry operates a client-choice food pantry, which allows members to select their food as if they were at the store. You can volunteer to help by answering phones, helping clients choose food, stocking shelves, and collecting donations. If you aren't able to volunteer, donations of food and funds are crucial in helping SEM Food Pantry serve the community.

Lending a Hand

Every little bit adds up, so how will you show your love to organizations that work every day to make a difference in the lives of those in need?

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