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July
8

9 Destinations for Daiquiri Day Around Ohio

Daiquiri Day - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Beat the Midwest heat with a refreshing beverage to celebrate National Daiquiri Day on Tuesday, July 19. Whether you prefer frozen or on the rocks, you can't go wrong with daiquiris at these great bars and restaurants around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Frozen Daiquiri Bar & Restaurant

1313 Old River Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113

There's no mistaking the main attraction at Frozen Daiquiri Bar & Restaurant. Inspired by a daiquiri bar he visited in Miami, owner James Cleveland has fulfilled his dream of bringing the concept to Northeast Ohio. In addition to peach, strawberry, and mango, options include a Margarita daiquiri, mystery flavor, and Frozen Way with all flavors. Pair your choice with an order of boneless or bone-in chicken wings, available in 10 different sauces. Hours are 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. weekends.

Quintana's Speakeasy

2200 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Just as the name promises, you'll feel like you're part of a secret club when visiting Quintana's Speakeasy. The first floor is a barber shop that's a throwback to the classic days of a place where customers make business deals and discuss sports. Head to the hidden bookcase passage in the back that leads upstairs to the bar. Be sure to order the Hemingway Daiquiri with light rum, lime and grapefruit juices, and Luxardo liqueur. Check the website for information about live music shows and special events such as "Prohibition 101 - Learn Hands-On Classic Craft Cocktails." Quintana's Speakeasy is open Tuesday through Saturday from 3 - midnight.

Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant

4866 Richmond Rd., Cleveland, OH 44128

Mexican restaurants might make you immediately think of Margaritas, but they also mix a mean daiquiri at Don Ramon. Choose from six different fruit flavors that come by the pint, jumbo-size, small pitcher, or large pitcher. The food menu features a wide range of traditional Mexican favorites, from nachos and fajitas to burritos and enchiladas. Customers love the spacious dining room with soft lighting, delightful Mexican music, and friendly servers. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily except Sunday when closing time is 9 p.m.

Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar

26 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065

The vibe at Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar is so authentic that you'll feel the tropical breezes blowing through your hair. Part of the fun is the drink presentation, with colorful glasses holding traditional flowers and parasols. The pineapple daiquiri gets a little extra kick from spiced syrup. Try the signature Tiki fries, tossed in a house spice blend and topped with Kalua pork, Bang Bang sauce, and pineapple salsa. Watch their Facebook page for information about special rum tasting events. Huli Huli is open 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 - 10:30 p.m. Friday, 1 - 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Kai's Crab Boil

839 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Craft cocktails meet New England seafood at Kai's Crab Boil. Their namesake meals come with your choice of seafood, boiled in one of three different sauces and spiced in five levels, from "No Heat" to "OMG." Combos include two types of seafood and three add-ons, ideal for sharing. Daiquiris come in strawberry, pineapple, and mango, with three sizes available. Hours are 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 - 10 p.m. Friday, noon - 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Bar at Echo Spirits

985 W. 6th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Old-school cocktails get a contemporary update at The Bar at Echo Spirits. Founders Nikhil Sharoff and Joe Bidinger have a mission to create artisan spirits that honor history and flavor. The drinks are bestowed with charming names that are as inventive as the recipes. A Bell Through the Night is a daiquiri for "lovers of meadows and witchy things," made with Echo Spirits rum, jasmine cordial, honeysuckle, and lime. Need some time to decide? Order a Snaquiri, a miniature daiquiri made with bartender's choice. Feel free to bring in off-site food or purchase from one of the food trucks that are usually on hand. Hours are 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday.

Lost & Found OTR

22 E. 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

One customer aptly described the ambiance at Lost & Found OTR as "a work of modern pop art." The bar is housed in a four- to five-car garage attached to a home in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Funky furnishings and accessories, including the colorful mural in the front patio bar, are almost all works of local artists. Stop in Wednesday through Sunday for "Easy Hour," with special pricing on pitchers of daiquiris, mules, and Margaritas, as well as snacks and sandwiches. Follow them on Facebook for details about comedy shows, dance parties, and other special events. Lost & Found OTR is open 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. weekends.

Rosie's Cocktails & Pies

300 E. Seventh St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Daiquiris and pizza? It's a match made in heaven at Rosie's Cocktails & Pies. Rosie's brings East Coast tomato pie-style pizza to Cincinnati. Specialty pies include the popular Tie-Dye, with a pinwheel of pesto atop the tomato and mozzarella. There's even a breakfast pizza, topped with ham, sausage, bacon, spinach, and egg. The menu also includes several pasta dishes, paninis, and salads. OGPD, Rosie's spin on a daiquiri, mixes pineapple rum with ginger liqueur, pineapple, and lime. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Igby's

122 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Spacious and stylish, Igby's proudly proclaims that "the drinks are cold, but the hospitality is warm." The 7,500-square-foot Civil War-era building features two floors of bars, with balconies around the atrium for good visibility. Each level also has an outdoor balcony, one facing Sixth St. and the other with a bit more privacy. Giggle Water is their take on a daiquiri, featuring a blend of Bacardi Dragonberry Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and tiki bitters, topped with Prosecco. Small and large charcuterie boards make tasty companions to the craft cocktails. Hours are 4 p.m. - midnight Monday through Thursday and 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Belly Up to the Bar

If you went back in time to a Roaring Twenties speakeasy, what would be your classic cocktail of choice?

June
17

Columbus: 8 Places to Take Dad Out to Lunch for Father's Day

Father's Day Dining - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Want to spend some quality time with Dad on Father's Day? Share love and laughter over a delicious meal in comfortable surroundings. Create cherished memories at one of these wonderful restaurants around Columbus.

Polaris Grill

1835 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

Polaris Grill offers an eclectic menu of upscale American cuisine served in an elegant but relaxing dining room. Start your meal with the signature items that keep customers coming back time after time. If Dad likes some heat, the Aztec chicken chowder includes chiles and pepper jack cheese. The "55" house salad is a take on a wedge salad, topped with the restaurant's special dressing. Entrees include a wide range of burgers and sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and pasta. If Dad wants breakfast, Polaris has a great Sunday brunch. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors open at 10 a.m.

Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Grandview Yard, 800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

Celebrate Dad with a touch of Oktoberfest flair at Hofbräuhaus Columbus. The restaurant is modeled after its legendary namesake in Munich, right down to the authentic decorations and servers in traditional garb. Enjoy a hearty meal of spätzle, jägerschnitzel, or bratwurst paired with a Hopfen Weizen, the seasonal "bier" for June. Dine alfresco in the dog-friendly biergarten, an expansive patio with picnic-style seating. Hofbräuhaus is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. - midnight Saturday. Brunch is served on weekends.

DeVine Tastings & Dining

958 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

At DeVine Tastings & Dining, lunch is truly an interactive event. Treat Dad to the self-serve wine station, where he can sample several different varieties, or go for the wine flight with four pours of house choice. Be sure to ask about the $5 brunch bar specials on Sunday. The Mediterranean-influenced brunch/lunch menu includes creative dishes such as baklava pancakes, shawarma wrap, and garlic lemon chicken. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 - 10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Milestone 229

229 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215

Food tastes even better with the incredible backdrop of scenic Scioto Mile at Milestone 229. The patio directly overlooks the fountains, while the airy indoor dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows for amazing views from every table. Milestone 229 sources fresh ingredients from local seasonal farmers for elevated comfort food such as skillet mac 'n' cheese, turkey melt, and chicken Marsala pasta. With vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options along with a kids' menu, there's something for everyone. Milestone 229 is open for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 9 p.m. The rest of the week is 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when hours are extended to 10 p.m.

Matt the Miller's Tavern

1436 Gemini Place, Columbus, OH 43240

Honor Dad with the spirit of "craic" personified at Matt the Miller's Tavern. "Craic" is an Irish term meaning "high energy, community, and togetherness," which is a perfect ambiance for a day celebrating family. Matt the Miller's blends traditional steakhouse with contemporary gastropub for an eclectic menu of favorites. Choose from top-quality filet, ribeye, sirloin, or pork chops with customized toppings and classic sides. With several TVs located around the dining room, Dad can keep an eye on the Guardians or Reds game. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, with weekend brunch served from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rye River Social

955 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Community is at the heart of the core values at Rye River Social. Located in Grandview Heights, one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods in Columbus, Rye River Social incorporates this history in murals and other features. The menu, centered on seasonal ingredients from local sources, includes dishes like pork belly sliders, black truffle carbonara, and Seoul chicken tower for maximum foodie appeal. In addition to a large selection of craft cocktails, Rye River Social has a specially curated whiskey list with more than 50 brands. Hours are 4 - 10 p.m Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. Weekend brunch runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Modern Southern Table

Budd Dairy Food Hall, 1086 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Lunch at Modern Southern Table is everything that's good about home cooking without any of the work. Armed with experience in Southern cooking and an MBA in marketing and finance, Daisy Lewis built a successful restaurant and catering business. The menu includes favorite dishes from Daisy's childhood, such as gumbo, fried chicken, and Louisiana blackened fish. Your meal isn't complete without candied yams, collard greens, and other classic side dishes. MST is open 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Drunch Eatery + Bar

995 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Drunch Eatery + Bar is an idea whose time has come. Why should brunch be relegated to weekends when it can be enjoyed the rest of the week just as well? The menu is loaded with whimsical items such as woahnuts, which are mini-waffle donuts, and Fruity Pebbles cheesecake. But there are also several favorite brunch staples, including chicken & waffles, crab cake benedict, and shrimp & grits. Hours are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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May
13

9 Places for a Sweet Wine Tour of Cincinnati

Sweet Wine Tour - Cincinnati, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just a casual fan, it's easy to discover a wide array of wine selections throughout Cincinnati and surrounding areas. Many of these wineries also have food, live music, and other events that locals and tourists absolutely love. To give you an idea of the many selections available, we've put together some of our favorite wineries in the area. 

Meier's Wine Cellars

6955 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

As one of the largest wineries in the state, Meier's Wine Cellars has a wide range of selections that include Cabernet franc rose, Concord, Catawba, and Sangria. Feel free to bring the kids along because they can enjoy a variety of fruit juices like apple or raspberry. This winery has been around since 1890 and has won many awards encapsulating more than 30 different types of wine that they produce and make available to the public.

Henke Winery

3077 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Started in 1973, this family-operated winery has been a winemaking hotspot in Cincinnati since its inception. Henke Winery is considered by many locals to be the best wine shop in town and is the perfect place for both residents and visitors. While you're checking out the awesome variety of wines, you can also indulge in Cincinnati cuisine that includes pizza, spaghetti, mussels, and smoked salmon salad while listening to local artists and music. Bring the entire family and have a heck of a good time!

Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant

11069 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45252

Come by this incredible winery and feast your eyes on more than 500 vines spread across 32 acres! The Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant has won multiple awards and wine competitions over the years, but its true claim to fame for many residents is the amazing art and wine festival featured every September. In addition to their wine tasting tours, we suggest you drop in for the craft show held on Mother's Day, the rib dinner available every Thursday, the Sunday picnic lunches, and the occasional outdoor bonfire.

Valley Vineyards

2276 US-22 & OH-3, Morrow, OH 45152

Valley Vineyards may just be home to the quintessential Cincinnati winery tour. While you're there, you'll be able to taste several types of delicious wines and beers while trying out a few of their dishes and meeting some of the friendliest people in the state. You can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the cellar and learn winemaking skills giving you more insight into why wine tasting is such a phenomenon. Add steak cookouts, live music, and comedy nights, and this is a one-stop shop for entertainment, food, and drinks.

Oakley Wines

4011 Allston St., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Oakley Wines changed hands not too long ago, and it definitely shows. You'll now find a fresh, modern ambiance paired perfectly with the current selection of affordable wines. Each wine tour revolves around a specific theme such as spring wines, California wines, and classic varietals. And if you're up for a little mystery in your life, you may want to check out their blind tastings routinely scheduled for locals and visitors.

1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

1215 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The entire menu of the 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab is a tasting menu, offering different selections depending on the season. The staff has been very well-trained in wine tasting, allowing patrons ample opportunity to converse with an aficionado or two. Located in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati, other features include live jazz on Thursday nights and a different type of tasting in the mornings consisting of hot and iced coffees.

Market Wines

128 W. Elder St., Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This Findlay Market storefront is a bit unique, to say the least. If you do some food shopping before checking out the wine selections, the owner of Market Wines may just take a look at what's in your bag and suggest the best wine to pair with your food. The weekly weekend tastings are quite popular with the locals, but you can also stop by every Tuesday night to try out some samples without a big crowd.

Water Tower Fine Wines

6136 Campus Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45230

If you're looking for variety, you can't do much better than Water Tower Fine Wines. Their facility is home to approximately 2000 wines, including around 130 international sparkling wines and 135 champagnes. Every tasting includes hors d'oeuvres, and you can sign up for their newsletter to always know what they're sampling on any given day. Their location now also features beer on draft in case you want to change things up every once in a while. If you like the spot (which you surely will), feel free to rent it for a special event!

Revel OTR Urban Winery

111 E. 12th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Located in Cincinnati's historic OTR neighborhood, the Revel OTR Urban Winery is one of the most flexible wineries in Ohio. Not only does it include a wide selection of handcrafted wines that you'll be able to sample, but it also features live music and other events on the weekends. And if you're so inclined, you can rent out the newly reconstructed rooftop patio for a private party of your very own.

Cheers!

Which incredible wine tasting opportunities in Cincinnati will you dive into?

May
11

Have a Unique Burger at These 7 Places in Columbus

Unique Burgers - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Is there anything as enjoyable as biting into a good, juicy burger? If you've been looking for an excuse to indulge your burger craving, the wait is over. May is National Hamburger Month, an occasion to celebrate this American culinary creation. Whether you prefer your burger with or without cheese, thick or thin, there are plenty of great burger restaurants to visit in Columbus. Plan a trip to one of these burger restaurants in celebration.

Bareburger

463 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Bareburger is a staple in Columbus and the surrounding area. Their High Street location is well worth visiting on your lunch break or after a busy workday. Bareburger takes pride in preparing their food with ethically sourced ingredients. Their beef is all organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free. They also offer a great selection of plant-based burgers.

One favorite at Bareburger is the Blazin' Bacon, which is topped with pepper jack, smoked bacon, pickled jalapenos, and habanero mayo. The Guadalupe is a popular plant-based option that comes topped with organic tomatoes, pickled red onions, and avocado. Don't forget to order some truffle asiago fries or organic sweet potato fries for the side.

Flip Side Easton

3945 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219

Flip Side is a gourmet burger restaurant with a few locations throughout Ohio. All of their beef is grass-fed and raised in Ohio. In addition to burgers, they also offer some incredible craft milkshakes made with local ice cream, and their macaroni and cheese practically has its own fan club.

If you like peanut butter, you have to try Flip Side's Uncle Jimmy burger. It's topped with peanut butter, applewood bacon, and pepper jelly. This may sound like a strange combination, but the ingredients complement each other well. Another fun choice is the One Red Door burger, topped with crispy shallots, melted brie, and applewood bacon aioli. Not a fan of beef? Flip Side offers an Impossible Burger, along with several turkey burger options.

Matt and Tony's Kitchen x Tavern

340 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215

Matt and Tony's Kitchen x Tavern is a local pub that has a few great burgers on the menu. They make their burgers with Certified Angus Beef, but you can substitute chicken breast if desired. The Chimi Burger is a great choice if you like smash burgers. It's topped with melty jack cheese, chimichurri, caramelized onions, and bacon. They also have a build-your-own burger option.

Matt and Tony's is a great place to celebrate National Burger Month with kids. They have a dedicated kids' menu with options including a burger, mac & cheese, and chicken tenders.

Alley Burger

26 N. High St. Rear, Columbus, OH 43215

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You enter this casual restaurant from an alley, and that's part of the appeal. It's tucked away like a secret, but it's a secret worth sharing. Alley Burger often has live music, and the chef relies on traditional family restaurants to make delicious meals.

At Ally Burger, you don't have to stick with a beef burger, though their beef burgers are certainly delicious. The Fish Burger is a popular choice; it's topped with a house-made Creole tartar sauce. The Greek Burger, made with tzatziki cream, banana peppers, and feta, is another smart choice. Make sure you order some fries for the table. There are lots of creative options, such as the Oscar Alley fries topped with chorizo, pico de gallo, lime crema, chimichurri, and cheese.

Burger Theory Columbus

175 E. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

With a name like Burger Theory, you'd expect this place to have some creative, innovative burger choices. And the selection does not disappoint! Even their BT House burger comes topped with their own KGB Sauce. If you're feeling adventurous, try The Boss. It's actually two burgers stuffed with bacon, onion, cheddar, and Swiss cheese. Pair it with some Parmesan-panko onion rings, and you have a truly munch-worthy meal.

Mason Jar Treats are another favorite at Burger Theory. They're the perfect, sweet way to end a meal. Choose from flavors like key lime pie, s'mores, and carrot cake. Visit Burger Theory Monday-Friday from 5-7 pm for Happy Hour Specials, which vary by the day.

Arch City Tavern

862 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Located in the Arts District, Arch City Tavern is known for their lively happy hours. Visit Monday-Friday between 3 and 6 pm to take advantage of their drink specials. Of course, you'll want to order a burger while you're there. The Arch City Burger, topped with muenster cheese, onions, cilantro, chile aioli, and peppered bacon, is excellent, and try the lamb sliders instead if you want to be a little experimental.

The bartenders at Arch City Tavern are pretty talented, making this a good place to order cocktails. Their Smoked Tavern Old Fashioned, in particular, is incredible. They also have a delicious Spiced Pear & Pomegranate Margarita.

Press Grill

741 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Press Grill is a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant serving craft cocktails and house-made cuisine. They always have a good selection of Ohio-brewed craft beers on tap.

One of the top choices here is the Press Burger. You can choose a single, double, or triple patty. Add cheese or a fried egg for something extra special. If you have a big appetite, then add on some sides. The Yukon Gold potato salad is delicious, as is the Texas toast. Even the balsamic greens are fresh, delicious, and a great way to get your veggies.

Get Your Burger On!

National Burger Month comes but once a year. Where will you be getting your burger on this May?

March
30

Spring Into 8 Free March LoLo Gifts Around Ohio

March 2022 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

We may have lost an hour in March, but you're gaining even more with this month's fabulous free gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts!

Spring is the perfect time to discover the variety of wonderful small businesses in our region. March right down for a sandwich in Northeast Ohio, a Breakfast Roll in Columbus, and coffee and a bite in Cincinnati.

March Gifts:

Columbus: The Breakfast Roll

Wooster: A Bag of Coffee

Cleveland: A Sandwich

Kent/Stow: A Houseplant

Medina: A Mocha Latte

Akron: Arnold's Gift Tin

Canton: An Appetizer

Cincinnati: Coffee and a Bite

Columbus: The Breakfast Roll

Cravings Café

114 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206

Fuel up for your busy day ahead with a protein powerhouse. The classic Breakfast Roll at Cravings Café includes a cage-free fried egg, cheddar cheese, and your choice of sausage, bacon, or an extra egg on a freshly made brioche bun.

About Cravings Café

The original plan for Matt and Lindsey Terwanger was to open a small cookie shop. Before long, they recognized the need for a quality lunch and brunch spot, and Cooking Cravings Bakery morphed into Cravings Café. In 2015, they moved into a larger space in downtown Columbus that accommodates their ever-increasing number of regulars. 

Contact and Hours

614.670.4439

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: A Bag of Coffee

Salt Creek Café

111 N. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH 44627

As soon as you walk in the front door of Salt Creek Café, the delectable aroma of coffee is enough to wake you up. Savor the taste and scent at home with a free bag of their premium, fresh-roasted coffee.

About Salt Creek Café

Whether you're having a catch-up lunch with a friend or just need a place to relax, head to Salt Creek Café. The beverage menu includes lattes, frappes, cold brew, and other gourmet drinks made with their signature coffee brand. Pair your drink with a sandwich, salad, or pastry made in-house daily.

Contact and Hours

330.946.1012

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cleveland: A Sandwich

Ohio City BBQ

3829 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Japan has sushi, Mexico has tacos, and the United States has BBQ. Pick up your free sandwich from Ohio City BBQ and enjoy the flavors that define American cuisine.

About Ohio City BBQ

In the effort to perfect their craft, the folks at Ohio City BBQ decided to learn from the best. They entered into a collaboration with Blazin' Bronco BBQ, multiple award winners at Cleveland's Great American Rib Cookoff, to discover the secrets of authentic Memphis-style BBQ. Try one of their hearty platters that include a variety of meats and side dishes.

Contact and Hours

216.417.5987

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Houseplant

Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent

1109 S. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Did you know scientists have found that indoor plants can help relieve stress? Brighten your home and mood with a free houseplant from Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent.

About Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent

How fresh are the plants and flowers at Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent? They use locally-grown products whenever possible, including from their on-site greenhouse. Decorate your own home or have their skilled florists create an exquisite arrangement for birthdays, weddings, funerals, and other occasions.

Contact and Hours

330.673.9844

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Medina: A Mocha Latte

1904 Coffee Bar

320 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Everything goes better with chocolate, including your morning cup of joe. Add a welcome touch of sweetness to your day with a free mocha latte from 1904 Coffee Bar.

About 1904 Coffee Bar

Soak in some local history when you visit 1904 Coffee Bar. This charming café is located in the Exchange Market, once the Old Grain Mill in Medina. Keller Meats spearheaded the conversion as a way to showcase their butcher shop and other local small businesses. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.2087

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Akron: Arnold's Gift Tin

Arnold's Candies

931 High Grove Blvd., Akron, OH 44312

You're not obligated to give your Arnold's gift tin to someone else. It makes a perfect stash for peanut brittle, turtles, cinnamon puffs, or any of your favorite treats from Arnold's Candies.

About Arnold's Candies

Since 1953, Arnold's Candies has been an iconic part of the Akron community. Current owner Greg Dauphin, who took the baton from Ted Arnold in 2011, uses the lessons he learned directly from Ted to maintain the same high quality and customer service that have always been identified with Arnold's Candies.

Contact and Hours

330.733.4022

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Canton: An Appetizer

Walther's Twin Tavern

430 Applegrove St., NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Good things come in small packages and on small plates. You can't go wrong with Buckeye bites, quesadillas, or the signature stuffed peppers on the appetizer menu at Walther's Twin Tavern.

About Walther's Twin Tavern

With Walther's Twin Tavern, fourth-generation owners Tana and Terra carry on a family tradition that dates back more than a century. Walther's Café was a Canton-area legend for 107 until it closed in 2021, but the tavern features the same homestyle cooking, friendly service, and warm ambiance for new generations.

Contact and Hours

234.714.9533

Monday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: Coffee and a Bite

Hyde Perk

3664-B Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Doesn't it seem like conversation goes better with coffee? Visit with old friends or make new ones over coffee and a bite at Hyde Perk.

About Hyde Perk

At Hyde Perk, community is more than just a word. It's their defining feature. Hyde Perk offers locally sourced artisan coffees, a chocolate and wine pairing menu, and tasty treats in an ambiance that encourages customers to make return visits. 

Contact and Hours

513.871.5111

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March Into Action!

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March
18

Plan a Visit to These 10 Bourbon Bars Around Ohio

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When you think "bourbon," the first place that comes to mind is probably Kentucky. But with all due respect to our neighbors across the river, Ohio has plenty to offer when it comes to the most American of spirits. In every corner of the Buckeye State, you'll find great bourbon bars where you can sip your favorite whiskey neat, on the rocks, or mixed into a unique craft cocktail. Let's all raise a glass to the best bourbon bars in Ohio!

The Whiskey Bar

2767 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

It's hard to imagine a better hangout for bourbon aficionados than the Whiskey Bar. With its straight-to-the-point name and welcoming speakeasy vibes, it's a perfect place to sit and sip awhile. And with over 400 varieties of whiskey on deck, it's unlikely you'll run out of spirits to sample. The Whiskey Bar also has a friendly, easy-going staff of bartenders who are always happy to help you find the perfect bourbon for any palate. This is definitely a hidden gem in the Cleveland area. 

Society Lounge

2063 E. 4th St., Cleveland, OH 44115

Offering one of the best bourbon collections in Northeast Ohio, Society Lounge is a staple of the Cleveland bar scene. With its stylish interior and Roaring 20s-inspired atmosphere, drinking here almost feels like stepping back in time. Society lounge is best known for their expertly-mixed craft cocktails (bourbon fans should sample the 'Death in New York') and prohibition-era ambiance, but they also offer a huge selection of spirits. Expect to be able to choose from 30-plus bourbons at any given time, and with a healthy selection of rye, scotch, and gin to boot. 

Oak and Embers Tavern

8003 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026

The Bourbon Review named Oak & Embers one of the best bourbon bars in America in 2019, and they definitely know what they're talking about. This hole-in-the-wall in Chesterfield is all about the three B's: bourbon, barbecue, and beer. They serve an amazing selection of bourbon and craft beer to go with their smoky, savory pulled pork, beef brisket, and baby back ribs. And if you're in the mood for a cocktail, try one of their bourbon-centric signature mixed drinks. The "Follow the Smoke" is made with Makers Mark bourbon, Campari and Dolan sweet vermouth smoked with hickory.

Buckeye Bourbon House

36 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215

You'll find no shortage of great whiskey bars in Columbus, and the Buckeye Bourbon House is definitely one of the best. Their bourbon shelf is a thing of beauty, and they're always highlighting new and exciting bourbons, including a lot of small-batch spirits made right here in Ohio. They have over 50 whiskeys and bourbons to choose from, as well as crafty cocktails and a menu of elevated pub grub. They even offer bourbon flights for those who want to savor the different flavors. Buckeye Bourbon House also made Bourbon Review's ranking of the best bourbon bars in the Midwest for 2021.

The Alibi Bourbon & Cocktail Lounge

843 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Over 300 whiskeys are just waiting to be sampled at the Alibi Bourbon & Cocktail Lounge, a High Street hangout that might just offer the best bourbon selection in Columbus. This cozy, intimate space is the perfect place to enjoy drinks with friends and enjoy the Prohibition-themed decor. In addition to a deep roster of bourbons, the Alibi Bourbon & Cocktail Lounge offers an incredible array of signature cocktails that run the gamut from approachable and sweet to bitter and spirit-forward. You'll never run out of new flavors to try here, but if you want a basic Old Fashioned made just the way you like it, this is a great place for that too.

Barrel & Taps

1380 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

A beloved staple of Columbus' Grandview Heights neighborhood, Barrel & Taps has everything you need for a good time. They always have a well-curated selection of bourbon ready to pour and craft beer on tap, and the indoor bar and outdoor patio each invite guests to stay awhile and enjoy themselves. There's a good chance there will be a food truck or two on-site if you get a little hungry. And with regular events like trivia nights, live music, and yoga on the patio, there's pretty much always something fun going on at Barrel & Taps.

High Bank Distillery Co.

1051 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

Having been awarded Best Creative Cocktails two years running in 614's ColumBest poll, High Bank Distillery Co. takes drinks seriously. Bourbon is featured in cocktails such as the End of Anxiety, which pairs nicely with the restaurant's many shareables. We're partial to the Crispy Brussels with sweet chili glaze and Shrimp Tacos with adobo marinated shrimp. In addition to Grandview, the owners of this bar and eatery are scheduled to open a second location in the Gahanna/New Albany area this year.

The Littlefield

3934 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Cincinnati is just a stone's throw across the Ohio River from Kentucky, so it should come as no surprise that the city has a lot to offer bourbon aficionados. The Littlefield is a great example. This hip Northside hangout features an eclectic interior and a breezy patio space, along with a great bourbon selection and plenty of local craft beers on tap. They make great cocktails too, like "The Fergus," made with bourbon, balsamic vinaigrette, ginger beer, and basil simple syrup. The Littlefield is also known for their elevated pub fare and Sunday brunch, which always includes vegan and vegetarian options alongside staples like burgers and shrimp-and-grits 

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

1201 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

You might never have guessed that biscuits and bourbon went together, but you will after visiting Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey. Their biscuit plates and biscuit sandwiches are to die for. Try the Rosewood—Korean fried chicken, house-made kimchi, and Gochujang BBQ between two golden, butter biscuits—and chase it with a house cocktail like the Boomtown Gold Rush or the Gold Fashioned. Boomtown always has around 50 varieties of bourbon, scotch, whiskey, and rye as well, and their whole vibe revolves around a creative take on classic American frontier food and drink.

Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whiskey

251 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Known for being a great happy hour hangout, Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whiskey is the perfect place to grab a drink after work. They have a huge selection of bourbon and whiskey, along with plenty of excellent craft beer. The staff behind the bar is reliably friendly and knowledgeable, and weekly specials like karaoke and mix-and-match craft beer buckets, there's always a good time to be had. Hop Scotch has 100-plus varieties of whiskey and a menu of staple pub fare like wings and flatbread pizzas. 

Another Round

Ohio offers no shortage of great bourbon bars. What's your favorite watering hole?

February
18

On the Menu: 9 Cincinnati Bars for Hard Seltzer

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Fizzy, often fruity, and just a little bit sweet, hard seltzer is quickly becoming a favorite drink among those who prefer a lighter flavor profile when indulging. Cincinnati seltzer lovers are in luck: The city is home to some of the most popular hard seltzer producers in the state, and many of its bars serve at least one brand. The following nine bars are some of the best places to enjoy a happy hour hard seltzer in and around Cincinnati. 

Sundry and Vice

18 W. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, OH, 45202

Full of gleaming glass and sophisticated wood paneling, Sundry and Vice is a small old-fashioned bar with a classy, almost academic atmosphere. Its front window looks almost like a curio cabinet. Inside, patrons can sit atop the tall leather-covered bar stools and order drinks with captivating names like the Clover Club, the Jade Effect, and the Miracle Finnish. 

In addition to their cocktail menu, Sundry and Vice also serves a pair of highballs made with classic New York Seltzer. You can choose from either mezcal mixed with Root Beer seltzer or vodka mixed with Peach Soda seltzer.

March First Brewing

7885 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249 

Named for the day Ohio was founded (March 1, 1803), the March First Brewery is extremely proud of their state and heritage. This company produces the locally beloved Astra Hard Seltzer line of products, which was named to celebrate Ohio's under-recognized contributions to the field of space exploration.  

You can visit the brewery and stop by the on-site bar to sample a few flavors of Astra seltzer drinks, including Bomb Pop, Red Cream Soda, and Crush. March First also serves plenty of food to accompany their drinks, including sandwiches, chips, and delicious fresh pizzas straight from the stone ovens of their pizza kitchen.

Fowling Warehouse

2940 Highland Ave. #230, Cincinnati, OH 45212 

Part bar and part bowling alley, Fowling Warehouse might just be the best place in Cincinnati for hard seltzer lovers. In spring 2021 they hosted Cincinnati's very first Seltzer Fest, a celebratory exhibition with nearly a hundred different types of hard seltzer from local and national brands on tap.  

Fowling Warehouse also offers a wide selection of hard seltzer from local partners year-round. One particularly fun menu offering is their Mystery Seltzer, an order which will get you one random can of hard seltzer from a selection of over 30 flavors. This can be a fun way to get your hard seltzer fix without limiting yourself to the same old standby flavors you always go for.

The Rooftop (Braxton Brewing Company) 

27 W. 7th St., Covington, KY 41011

Prefer to sip your drinks in the cool, refreshing night air? The Rooftop is an open-air bar that has recently opened on top of the Braxton Brewing Company building. With 5,000 square feet of space and plenty of on-site amenities to enjoy (including lounge-style seating, umbrellas and canopies, a grassy lawn area, and more), this establishment offers a relaxed setting and an incredible view of Cincinnati's skyline.  

The Rooftop's extensive drink menu includes four flavors of VIVE hard seltzer, including Sunrise Punch and Southern Punch. The fruity profiles of these picks matches perfectly with the bar's breezy atmosphere. Be sure to visit when the weather is good for the best possible experience!

Woodburn Brewing 

2800 Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206 

Woodburn Brewing is a modern bar with a deep respect for its historical roots. The company chose to use phoenix iconography in its branding to celebrate the resurgence of Ohio's brewing culture in recent years. Now, they have become an integral part of this thriving sub-culture. The owners have gone the extra mile to create a diverse entertainment experience to complement their enticing array of drinks. The bar regularly hosts events like trivia nights, live performances, and even yoga classes on the premises. 

On top of their artisan beer, this bar also serves several flavors of Astra hard seltzer, including Pink Lemonade and Baja Blast. They also offer Blackberry Breeze hard seltzer from Ohio's own FigLeaf Brewing Company.

The Comfort Station 

793 E. McMillian St., Cincinnati, OH 45206

Thanks to its offbeat location, The Comfort Station is one of the most distinctive bars in the Cincinnati area. The building was originally built as a public restroom and bathhouse back in the early 1910s and was recently converted into a commercial bar space by the same team that founded Sundry and Vice, another bar on this list. Patrons still enter the bar using the original Women's room door, an excellent touch that makes your visit feel unique from the moment you walk in.

This bright and intimate bar is all about fostering connections, and patrons are encouraged to bring outside food and stay a while if they want to. As for drinks, most are handcrafted cocktails that you won't find anywhere else. For instance, the bar's signature Mass Communicatin' hard seltzer cocktail blends the fruity flavors of strawberry and citrus with more complex notes of ginger and amaro.

Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom 

1727 Logan St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom is a relatively recent addition to the Samuel Adams Brewery, but it has already grown a considerable local following. With both indoor and outdoor spaces for mingling and a growing clientele, this is an up-and-coming social spot for the city's younger crowd.  

The bar's menu is largely focused on promoting their fresh-brewed Samuel Adams beer, but they also offer some Truly Hard Seltzer (one of the other brands owned by their parent company, the Boston Beer Company) and other drinks. Try a few different options as you relax in one of their leather-upholstered armchairs or admire the rustic barrel wall that pulls together their dark wood décor.

Anjou

2804 Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206

Anjou is a very new bar that the owners decided to open after seeing so many of their favorite hangouts close during the 2020 pandemic. While it is still working to establish itself as a recreational venue, its bright, airy atmosphere gives it a unique appeal that should help it to stand out from the local competition. 

Anjou serves Braxton Brewing's VIVE Dragonfruit and Mango hard seltzers as part of their lineup of local beers and spirits. The light fruity taste of these drinks goes perfectly with the cheery surroundings, but make sure you don't visit too late – the bar's doors close by midnight at the latest.

Millions Café 

3210 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226 

If you prefer a casual atmosphere while you're out on the town, Millions Café is the place for you. This modest-looking dive bar serves an impressive selection of hard seltzers from both local and national brands, including Astra, Truly, and White Claw.  

You can sip your drink while listening to music from the live DJ, participating in the bar's weekly trivia night, or just chatting with your fellow patrons. This bar is known to be very laid-back, so it's a great hangout spot for people who don't usually spend much time in Cincinnati's nightlife scene.

Get Your Fizzy On 

Which Cincinnati bar will you be sipping hard seltzer at next Friday night? 

December
31

Cheer On Local Businesses with These 8 LoLo Gifts

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So have you been naughty or nice this year? The good news is that it doesn't matter! When it comes to our monthly gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, everyone can get in on the fun.

Some great local businesses in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are out there waiting to be discovered by you. Enjoy some holiday cheer, courtesy of your friends at Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

December Gifts:

Canton: A Sandwich

Medina: An Appetizer

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Columbus: Sweet Treats

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Cleveland: A Coffee

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Akron: A Pizza

Canton: A Sandwich

Salumeria di Torre

425 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44702

Sandwiches are portable and come in various options, making them a perfect meal. Satisfy your hunger with one of the tasty sandwiches from Salumeria di Torre.

About Salumeria di Torre

Nothing beats a hearty deli sandwich, especially when it's made with the fresh Italian meats and artisan cheeses found at Salumeria di Torre. Pair your sandwich with a side of pasta salad, chickpea salad, or cup of soup. Hosting a special event? Salumeria di Torre offers convenient catering with pastas, entrées, sandwiches, and dessert trays.

Contact and Hours

330.488.5763

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: An Appetizer

Corkscrew Saloon

811 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

Appetizers have come a long way since cheese and crackers. Choose from creative starters such as duck bacon wontons, potato and cheese pierogies, and toasted mussels from Corkscrew Saloon.

About Corkscrew Saloon

The Corkscrew Saloon, located in a beautiful 1850s Victorian mansion, is "where the foodie comes to relax." Whether it's produce from local farms or seafood from the Pacific Ocean, Chef Ryan Marino takes pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients for their menu of new American cuisine. 

Contact and Hours

330.725.0220

Tuesday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Whippt Dalgona Coffee

135 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Need a morning starter or afternoon pick-me-up? Stop at Whippt Dalgona Coffee for your free drink and find out why people call Whippt coffee, "Heaven in a Cup."

About Whippt Coffee Bar

While searching for a caffeinated drink to help her through her studies at the University of Akron, Nicole Norris discovered Dalgona coffee. Six months after earning her degree, Nicole opened Whippt Dalgona Coffee in downtown Wooster. The vegan frozen concentrate is used to make hot and cold coffee drinks, steamers, hot chocolate, and shakes. 

Contact and Hours

330.439.0084

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Sweet Treats

MMELO Boutique Confections

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris Fashion Place, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43240

Candy may not fit your conventional definition of art. Chances are you'll change your mind after you try the visual and edible delights of the sweet treats at MMELO Boutique Confections.

About MMELO Boutique Confections

As the name implies, MMELO (pronounced "mellow") Boutique Confections has a mission to elevate candy above its junk food status. Their tea cakes, chocolate buttons, and other Instagram-ready treats are made with all-natural, quality ingredients. Following a special diet? MMELO offers a number of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Contact and Hours

614.822.9530

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

405 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

Get a slice of the Big Apple right here in Kent. Lucci's Place is serving up a free New York-style pizza for your December gift.

About Lucci's Place

Guided by more than 30 years of experience, Lucci's Place has been firing up their stone deck ovens to turn out some first-rate traditional New York-style pizza. Homemade sauce and dough provide a fresh base for pepperoni, heirloom tomatoes, black or green olives, and any combination of more than two dozen toppings.

Contact and Hours

330.673.9833

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Cleveland: A Coffee

Ready Set Coffee

7306 Detroit Ave., Suite 101, Cleveland, OH 44102

In the new millennium, coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a lifestyle. One sip of your free drink from Ready Set Coffee, and you'll know why they've become such a valued member of the community.

About Ready Set Coffee

You've heard of garage bands? Ready Set Coffee may be the first roaster to originate as a garage coffee. Within a year, the coffee proved to be so popular that orders were coming in from as far away as Alaska. In spring of 2021, Ready Set Coffee moved into more spacious quarters in the fashionable Gordon Square Arts District. 

Contact and Hours

216.736.8601

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Press on Monmouth

421 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Mom always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make her proud when you pick up a breakfast sandwich and coffee from Press on Monmouth.

About Press on Monmouth

Yes, panini sandwiches are the headliner at Press on Monmouth, but the creative menu goes above and beyond. Customers keep coming back for flavorful dishes such as quinoa and rice bowls, tater tot waffles, and their signature biscuits and gravy. Complete your meal with hot or cold spiked coffee, Bloody Mary, mimosa, or one of their other specialty beverages.

Contact and Hours

859.261.3397

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Akron: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

2457 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Pizza provides common ground between vegetarian and meat lovers. Whichever you prefer, you'll find it New York-style at Lucci's Place. 

About Lucci's Place

When it comes to pizza, Lucci's Place is proof that you don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Their red and white sauces are made from scratch, while their pizza dough is made fresh daily. Pies include a luscious blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese along with your choice of meat, veggie, and herb toppings.

Contact and Hours

234.571.0053

Wednesday - Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Gifts That Keep on Giving

December 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Want to heat up chilly winter days with more hot freebies? Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to receive our monthly list of great special gifts.

November
17

Feast and Socialize at These 9 Supper Clubs Around Ohio

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Does the term "supper club" conjure up visions of exclusive restaurants where Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack caroused over steaks and martinis? In reality, Midwest supper clubs offer fine dining and socializing in a more widely accessible setting.

Here's a brief look at the history of this enduring American classic, along with a list of the best supper clubs around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

History of Midwest Supper Clubs

Supper clubs are often associated with Los Angeles and New York City, but the Midwest is deep in their DNA. In fact, the first supper club was opened in Beverly Hills, CA by a native of Milwaukee.

In their heyday during the 1930s, supper clubs were meant to be an outing for an entire evening. Contemporary supper clubs are less formal but retain the emphasis on traditional meat-and-seafood menus and lively social interaction.

Music Box Supper Club

1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Located in the iconic Flats of downtown Cleveland, Music Box Supper Club is truly a one-stop entertainment venue. Downstairs, guests dine on a menu of short ribs, fresh seafood, and other favorites prepared with some Caribbean flair. Upstairs is the concert hall that has hosted noted musical acts such as John Hiatt, Rufus Wainwright, the Smithereens, and Lucinda Williams. The supper club opens at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. From Monday through Wednesday, dining is available only for concerts and other events.

Asterisk Supper Club

14 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

As indicated by its slogan, "Exclusive - but Inclusive," Asterisk Supper Club aims to make elegant dining accessible to all. In addition to lunch and dinner of comfort food favorites, Asterisk offers traditional high tea daily from noon - 4 p.m. Sip on your choice of tea while nibbling on scones, sandwiches, and other accompaniments. Westerville was once known as the "Dry Capital of the World," but today Asterisk serves an assortment of classic and craft cocktails. Hours are noon - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 8 p.m. Sunday.

Oak Park Tavern

2919 State Route 430, Mansfield, OH 44903

While steak is a mainstay on the menu of most supper clubs, Oak Park Tavern is also known for its signature Lake Erie yellow perch. Sit at the bar and watch as your meal is prepared in the open kitchen. If you prefer a different view, relax outside on the all-season patio. Oak Park Tavern is open 3 - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Ampersand Asian Supper Club

940 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

A Midwest tradition takes on global flavors at Ampersand Asian Supper Club. Thanks to its sophisticated dining room and creative menu, Ampersand earned a spot on Columbus Monthly's list of Best New Restaurants in 2020. Customers rave about the rich miso soup and the binge-worthy nori fries, but the ramen dishes are the real stars of the show. Favorites include the mushroom-forward Fungus Among Us and pork-studded Tonkatsu. Ampersand is open daily from 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Paragon Supper Club

797 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459

Fans of nostalgia will love Paragon Supper Club, where the ambiance takes you back to the 1970s. Opened in 1978, the Paragon retains the brick wall, wood accents, and chandelier lighting of that era. Ribeye and filet mignon are highlights of the classic upscale menu, but check out the daily chef's features such as sauerbraten and 32-ounce Wagyu tomahawk. Hours are 5 - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 - 11 p.m. Friday, 4:45 - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Avenue Steak Tavern

94 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017

Can't decide between an upscale steakhouse or casual pub? Get the best of both at The Avenue Steak Tavern. The menu includes steaks, side dishes, and other classic supper club fare along with pub favorites such as roast beef on weck and crispy hot chicken biscuit. Save room for the banana bread pudding, a customer favorite topped with hazelnut chocolate and caramel. The Avenue is open 4 - 9 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Treasure Island Supper Club

4250 Chief Woods Lane, Moraine, OH 45439

Founded in 1961, Treasure Island Supper Club started out as a modest diner frequented by local General Motors employees. It has since grown to become a popular gathering place known for its spectacular U-shaped handmade wooden bar. The extensive collections of area memorabilia add to the community feel. Many customers recommend the house salad dressing, described as, "poppy seed dressing without the seeds." Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Prime Cincinnati

580 Walnut St., Ste. 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Prime Cincinnati's mission statement couldn't be more simple or more profound: "A passion to serve." That passion comes through in everyone, from the chef to the wait staff. Looking for a place to unwind after work? Stop by for $7 MidWeek Martinis and some shareables from the happy hour menu. Enjoy live music on Wednesday and Friday or catch the big game on one of the 4K high-definition TVs. Dinner is served seven days a week and lunch is available weekdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Pine Club

1926 Brown St., Dayton, OH 45409 

True to its old-school roots, The Pine Club doesn't accept credit cards or reservations. Even George and Barbara Bush were once told it would be a 45-minute wait for a table. But the restaurant's four-star food and luxurious ambiance have gained national acclaim from the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, and Cooking Channel, where The Pine Club was featured on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." Hours are 4:30 - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dinner: Where the Magic Happens

If money (and calories) were no object, what would be the must-have items for your dream dinner?

October
27

Scaring Up 7 Great LoLo Gifts Offers for October

October 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

It's that time of year when ghosts and goblins may be hiding around every corner. But thanks to Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, October is coming up with nothing but treats!

We love helping people discover the amazing array of small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Scare up some good times with October's list of free offers from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

October Gifts

Akron: A Meal

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

Columbus: A Treat

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cincinnati: A Treat

Akron: A Meal

Ms. Julie's Kitchen

1809 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44301

Think vegan eating is boring? You may reconsider your whole dietary lifestyle after a delicious meat-free meal of Sloppy Mac or Mock Tunawich at Ms. Julie's Kitchen.

About Ms. Julie's Kitchen

"Sustainable" is more than just a trendy buzzword at Ms. Julie's Kitchen. Most of their ingredients come from 3 acres of city land they farm themselves. Owner Julie Costello earned the title of "Local Food Hero" for her influence in promoting healthy eating in the Akron community.

Contact and Hours

330.819.3834

Monday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

6823 Wales Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House takes appetizers as seriously as the rest of their menu. Get your meal off to a great start with Korean beef crostini, crab-stuffed mushrooms, or artisan pizza with your choice of toppings.

About DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

2021 may not have seemed like an ideal time to open a restaurant. Thanks to quality upscale food in a casual setting, DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House beat the odds to gain a devoted following in just a few short months. Star of the show is the King's Meal, which includes an 8-oz filet mignon, 12-oz strip, and 14-oz Delmonico ribeye.

Contact and Hours

330.495.1881

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Note: Reservations are strongly recommended

Columbus: A Treat

The Original Goodie Shop

2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

How did The Original Goodie Shop win awards at the recent Donut & Beer Festival in Columbus? Taste the answer for yourself with a free cookie, brownie, or other sweet treat.

About The Original Goodie Shop

For more than 65 years, the Krenek family has been delighting generations of other Columbus families with four-star baked goods from The Original Goodie Shop. Their giant donut gained fame as an on-air birthday treat for Flippo the Clown, star of a local TV show during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The shop is also licensed to sell Brutus Buckeye cookies and other OSU-themed products.

Contact and Hours

614.488.8777

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Grande Cafe and Roastery

4080 Creative Living Way, Medina, OH 44256

Need a break during your hectic day? Stop by Grande Cafe and Roastery for some R&R over a light lunch or coffee and pastry.

About Grande Cafe and Roastery

Yes, Grande Cafe and Roastery offers delicious scratch-made food and gourmet coffee roasted and brewed on site, but that's only part of their mission. The shop serves as a vocational training and work facility for individuals with disabilities, helping them develop skills to become more independent.

Contact and Hours

330.591.4434

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Grazers

123 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Do the rules of good nutrition seem just too complicated? Take the guesswork out of eating healthy. Building your free meal at Grazers is as easy as 1-2-3.

About Grazers

At Grazers, there's no such thing as "special instructions" because each meal is created to your individual preference. Start with a base such as salad, rice bowl, or baked potato. Add your choice of six different proteins 20 different toppings, then finish with sauce or hummus. Sides include steamed broccoli, cheese quesadilla, and falafel.

Contact and Hours

330.968.6612

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

The City Square Steakhouse

148 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Maybe it's not exactly what Mom had in mind when she told you to eat your vegetables. But baked spinach artichoke dip at The City Square Steakhouse is hard to beat.

About The City Square Steakhouse

When The City Square Steakhouse opened in 2008, it immediately became part of Wooster's tradition. The restaurant is located in downtown's historic Germania Hall building, which dates back to 1878. A warm, inviting ambiance combines with a first-class menu to fulfill the aim of owners Mike and Emily Mariola to offer "Big City Dining, Small Town Charm." 

Contact and Hours

330.262.2489

Monday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Treat

Sweet Hunter

1028 Delta Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

C'est magnifique! Bring some international flair to your day with a French macaron or Italian gelato from Sweet Hunter's European-inspired confectionary.

About Sweet Hunter

Don't be surprised if you find yourself making multiple trips to Sweet Hunter. With multiple flavors of delicate macarons, smooth gelato, and tangy sorbetto, you'll want to try every one. Make any event truly special with one of Sweet Hunter's custom-made gelato or macaron cakes.

Contact and Hours

513.386.9356

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Never a Trick, Always a Treat!

Cutler Real Estate October 2021 LoLo Gifts

Want to keep the treats coming year-round? Cutler Real Estate offers a new selection of LoLo Gifts each month. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for this great program.

September
3

Celebrate Beer Lover's Day at These 9 Ohio Breweries

Beer Lover's Day Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Beer Lover's Day is September 7, so what better opportunity to step back and appreciate the art of craft brewing? Beer has played an important role in our country's history — early Virginia colonists often brewed their own ale, and many of our brewing styles were influenced by German settlers in the mid-1850s. However, the process has evolved significantly, and thanks to various hops, grains, and brewing methods, we can enjoy countless styles and flavors of beer today.

One of the best ways to celebrate Beer Lover's Day is to head out to your favorite Ohio craft brewery to learn about their particular brewing style and sample new kinds of beer. Whether you're truly interested in the art of brewing or simply looking for an excuse to have some drinks with friends, here are nine of Ohio's best breweries that should be on your list to try.

Butcher And The Brewer

2043 E. 4th St., Cleveland, OH 44115

This locally owned and operated brewpub and dining house in Cleveland serves some of the best local beers as well as delicious farm-to-table shareable plates. They even have an in-house butcher and Charcuterie. With over 12 different beers on tap and a robust menu of wines and cocktails, Butcher And The Brewer is a great place to hang out and relax with friends. There is spacious indoor and outdoor seating, and you can even order directly from your phone. The bar and restaurant are open Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

Akronym Brewing

58 E. Market St, Akron, OH 44308

With over 22 beers on tap and a taproom menu full of delicious snacks, Akronym Brewing is one of the best breweries in Northeast Ohio and makes for a great date night or weekend hangout location. Beer is brewed on-site, and several of Akronym's beers have actually won local and national competitions. Trivia night is on Wednesdays, and they serve a delicious brunch on Sundays. The bar is open daily, but hours change, so be sure to check their website. Rather drink at home? Order a keg of your favorite beer with a pony tap to go.

Codex Brewing

6307 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

For some delicious locally-brewed craft beer choices, check out Codex Brewing. This small brewery has 13 rotating taps to choose from, including delicious IPAs, wheat beers, and even seltzers. Enjoy your beer inside their cozy, minimalist taproom. Codex Brewing doesn't have a kitchen, but they do frequently have food trucks, and they even allow you to bring your own food. The taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday, and drive-thru beer pickup is also available.

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

1101 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Seventh Son has been voted best brewery in Columbus on multiple occasions and makes some of the most delicious ales & IPAs in Central Ohio. Located in the historic Italian Village, Seventh Son has a robust draft list, great food truck schedule, and even a small retail shop. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of the taproom, which is divided into two floors and has a "Downstairs Draft List" and an "Upstairs Draft List." There is plenty of table space both indoors and outdoors, and the bar is open 7 days a week.

Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine

61 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

This locally-owned brewery and retail store sits in the Olde Towne East area of Columbus and provides a comfortable atmosphere to learn about and try different craft beers and wine. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and can help you find your new favorite beer. The store has six rotating drafts but also features over 300 different varieties of bottled beer. Growlers are available if you'd like to take your beet to-go. Make sure to check out their website for fun weekend events. The brewery is open Monday through Saturday until 10 pm on weeknights and 11 pm on weekends.

Columbus Brewing Company

2555 Harrison Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

Best known for its Columbus IPA, Bodhi, and German Lagers, Columbus Brewing Company's massive brewery is where you'll find some of the most popular beers in Central Ohio. The large brewery is attached to a beautiful taproom where you can enjoy 20 popular beers, all brewed on-site. Beer is available to go, and small plates, appetizers, and pizzas are available to order. Stop by Wednesday through Thursday for a beer and a snack.

Rhinegeist Brewery

1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

One of the most popular craft beer brands in the Midwest can be found right in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. This 25,000 square foot brewery features a rooftop bar and a beautiful taproom. The draft list includes all the popular Rhinegeist favorites plus rotating season choices. Best of all, you can take a tasting tour of the entire brewing facility on weekends. While they don't actually serve food, they do have a partnership with their next-door neighbor's OTR Chili, so it's to pair your favorite Cincinnati chili with your favorite beer. The brewery is open Tuesday through Sunday.

MadTree Brewing

3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

This warehouse-turned-brewery in Cincinnati features ample indoor and outdoor seating, great beer, and some delicious pizza. MadTree Brewing has over 26 styles of craft beer and an awesome family-friendly vibe. There are a variety of outdoor activities on the weekends, and the brewery is dog-friendly. They also have a huge outdoor patio, making it a great place to hang out on warm weekend afternoons. Stop by for a pint or order a growler or keg to go. MadTree is open seven days a week.

Listermann Brewing Company

1621 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

20 draft beers and a dog-friendly taproom make Listermann Brewing Company an awesome place to gather with friends and family.  Listermann's beers have won several local and national awards dating all the way back to 2014. Not only do they have a great taproom, but you'll also find a growler station and a home brewing supply store. The taproom and store are open 7 days a week.

Talk About a Hoppy Hour

Where will you find your new favorite style of beer around Ohio?

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. 

May
28

7 LoLo Gifts Offers Are in Bloom for May

LoLo Gifts for May 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

So you made it through another Midwest winter, and summer is on the horizon. What better way to reward yourself than with a fun freebie from one of the great small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate has partnered with LoLo Gifts to provide a monthly lineup of treats at no cost or obligation to you. May's offers are sure to brighten your day!

May Gifts:

Canton: $10 Certificate

Akron: Coffee and a Pastry

Columbus: Ice Cream

Wooster: Certificate

Medina: Popcorn or Chocolate

Kent/Stow: Certificate

Cincinnati: A Flight or a Pint

Canton: $10 Certificate

Ohio Tea Company

5569 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Could tea be the perfect beverage? It's versatile enough to serve hot or cold, and many of the varieties sold at Ohio Tea Company fight disease, boost weight loss, and reduce cholesterol. You can't go wrong, no matter which one you choose with your $10 certificate toward any products in the shop.

About Ohio Tea Company

The owners of Ohio Tea Company can always spot the look of surprise on the face of a first-time visitor. Instead of a few boxes of bagged tea, you'll find more than 400 varieties of loose-leaf tea sourced from all over the world. Some flavors are blended in-house, and many customers enjoy creating their own individual blend.

Contact and Hours

330.333.9454

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Akron: Coffee and a Pastry

Compass Coffee

647 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44304

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Much like milk and cookies, coffee and a pastry is a classic, comforting food and beverage combo. Treat yourself to a relaxing break any time of day at Compass Coffee.

About Compass Coffee

Compass Coffee does more than brew a great cup of joe. The shop is part of The Well CDC, a community development corporation with a mission to promote revitalization of the Middlebury neighborhood. Their initiatives include offering opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship, leading to increased prosperity and stability.

Contact and Hours

330.815.1285

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Columbus: Ice Cream

Johnson's Real Ice Cream

2728 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209

Nothing says summer like tasty and refreshing ice cream. You're never too old to enjoy an ice cream cone, especially when they come in the delicious flavors and premium quality found at Johnson's Real Ice Cream.

About Johnson's Real Ice Cream

Founded in 1950, Johnson's Real Ice Cream is still a popular family-run shop, now led by members of the third generation. They continue to be inspired by their grandfather, offering flavors such as Lemon Cha Cha and Columbus Crunch as a tribute to his creativity and whimsical nature.

Contact and Hours

614.231.0014

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Wooster: Certificate

LifeStyle Nutrition

838 E. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

If you think healthy eating has to be boring, you've never been to Lifestyle Nutrition. Use your certificate toward one of their protein shakes that are under 300 calories and come in more than 100 amazing flavors. Peanut Butter Oreo? Yes, please!

About LifeStyle Nutrition

At LifeStyle Nutrition, good health isn't just tasty, it's also fun. Their herbal teas and meal replacement shakes are so good, you'll have a hard time believing they're also good for you. On Thursdays, get your groove on with their free cardio drumming class. Call or text ahead for convenient pickup or curbside delivery.

Contact and Hours

330.473.0603

Monday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Medina: Popcorn or Chocolate

Something's Popping

47 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

When the choice is between popcorn and chocolate, how can you go wrong? Whether you prefer old-school treats or you have more adventurous taste buds, there's Something's Popping for you.

About Something's Popping

Something's Popping is a nostalgic throwback to an old-fashioned candy shop that's a delight for both kids and grown-ups. In addition to 40 flavors of popcorn, display cases are filled with gourmet chocolates, homemade fudge, classic candy, and bottled sodas. Surprise family or friends with one of their sample boxes or gift tins.

Contact and Hours

330.722.3088

Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Certificate

Red Letter Days of Kent

144 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

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Every day's a special occasion at Red Letter Days of Kent. Your certificate can be applied toward stationery, journals and writing tools, books, puzzles, and other clever gift items for friends, family, or yourself. 

About Red Letter Days of Kent

Red Letter Days of Kent calls themselves "the store for writers, readers, artists, and givers," which covers pretty much everyone. If you're tired of the generic gifts found in the national chain stores, you'll love the assortment at Red Letter Days. Their sassy sense of humor comes through on items like men's socks that say, "Coolest Guy on the Conference Call."

Contact and Hours

330.474.1330

Sunday - Tuesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Flight or a Pint

Streetside Brewery

4003 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Find out why the craft beer at Streetside Brewery has been racking up awards in competitions across the country. Try a pint of a flavor that captures your fancy, or sample a flight.

About Streetside Brewery

The Hickey family, founders and owners of Streetside Brewery, are proud to be entrepreneurs and residents in Columbia-Tusculum, the oldest neighborhood in Cincinnati. Stateside Brewery makes its home on the site of the former East End Café, once one of Cincinnati's longest-running live music venues.

Contact and Hours

513.615.5877

Monday - Wednesday Noon - 10 p.m.
Thursday Noon - 11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Summer in the City

LoLo Gifts for May - Cutler Real Estate

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are keeping the fun going all summer long, and you can be a part of it. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for our monthly offers. Yes, it's that simple!

April
23

9 Farm-to-Table Restaurants You've Got to Try Around Northeast Ohio

Farm-to-Table Restaurants - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Did you know that food and agriculture is the largest industry in Ohio? With more than 77,000 farms comprising nearly 14 million acres, the Buckeye State is a national leader in more than 35 product sectors.

The highest concentration of farms is in Northeast Ohio, so it's no surprise that the region is rich in farm-to-table dining. Enjoy food the way it was meant to be eaten at these innovative restaurants around Cleveland, Akron, and Canton.

Wolf Creek Tavern

3044 Wadsworth Rd., Norton, OH 44203

While farm-to-table may be a modern concept, Wolf Creek Tavern keeps one foot in the past. The bar, housed in a historic 1830s building, honors their speakeasy legacy with Prohibition-era cocktails made from the original recipes. Wolf Creek's food menu features upscale tavern favorites such as burgers, pasta, and fish and chips made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Follow them on Facebook for news on the weekly burger-and-beer pairings. The kitchen is open 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Forage Public House

14600 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Farm-to-table meets gastropub at Forage Public House, a hip neighborhood restaurant focused on sustainable ingredients. Taco filling options include grilled Amish chicken, crispy walleye, and vegan cauliflower. Breakfast dishes, such as the popular Hash N Cure with beef brisket, are served all day long. And what would a gastropub be without creative cocktails like Blood Sangria and Black Walnut Manhattan? Forage Public House is open daily from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. with extended hours until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill

4021 Mahoning Rd., NE, Canton, OH 44705

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill was actually ahead of the farm-to-table curve. Back in 1983, the family-owned restaurant used buffalo burgers as a novelty to build interest in their newly opened business. The high-protein, low-fat meat proved so popular that it's now the restaurant's signature item. Today, buffalo has found its way into menu items such as stew, meatloaf, and even chef's salad. With these dishes accounting for 40 percent of sales, the restaurant goes through one entire buffalo per month. Carryout is easy with the dedicated to-go window. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery

1970 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

When you're recognized by the New York Times, you must be doing something right. In 2020, The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery made the Times' list of "Best Brunch in Every State." This charming, European-style cafe features a half-ton Alsatian bread oven and an antique pine pastry case. Fans drive from all around Northeast Ohio to enjoy dishes such as chicken and waffles as well as their croissants, Danishes, sticky buns, and other delectable baked goods. Order ahead for pickup at their convenient drive-thru window. The Blue Door is open until 2 p.m. daily, with baked goods and coffee available starting at 6 a.m. while brunch begins at 8 a.m.

Nosh Curbside

5929 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236

What's better than a hot, home-cooked meal? How about a hot, home-cooked meal prepared by a professional? Whether you want to try something new or you just need a break, Nosh Curbside offers fresh, made-to-order meals delivered right to your car. Mix and match entrées and sides such as vegan meatballs, gouda mac & cheese, cast iron beets, and their signature chicken parmesan. Feeding the family? Check out the dinners for four. Dishes are available Thursday through Saturday, with ordering from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for pickup from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Flying Fig

2523 Market Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Karen Small, owner and executive chef of Flying Fig, is truly committed to supporting Northeast Ohio. In 1999, Karen opened the eatery and its companion market next door as a way of contributing to downtown's rebirth. Build your own cheese and charcuterie board or enjoy some variety with several of the sharable small plates. Their signature sandwiches, including the popular grilled eggplant, make a perfect grab-and-go lunch for carryout. Lunch and dinner hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with brunch served on weekends from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Aurelia 

16 N. Main St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

James Balchak, the classically-trained chef at Aurelia, explains the restaurant's culinary attitude in five words: "I believe in Northeast Ohio." Aurelia's menu changes daily to make use of the freshest meat, seafood, and produce available from local suppliers. A typical dish might include fried brown basmati rice with organic carrots and broccolini along with Lake Erie perch or walleye. Chef Balchak sums up Aurelia's offerings as, "honest food and drink." Order online for curbside pickup or local delivery. Dinner is served 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with brunch served 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekends. 

Butcher & Sprout

1846 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

In case the name doesn't give it away, signs both inside and outside Butcher & Sprout proclaim their farm-to-table philosophy. The family-friendly bar and restaurant is known for its gourmet burgers, made with all-Ohio, grass-fed, non-GMO beef. If you prefer, substitute a chicken, turkey, or plant-based patty. Start with an order of pickle fries, which many customers find irresistible. Efficient diners go for the Colossal Bloody Mary, topped with bacon, pickle fries, celery, and a four-ounce cheeseburger. Butcher & Sprout is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday.

Osso Farm Restaurant

9145 Old State Rd., Hambden, OH 44024 

At Osso Farm Restaurant, owners Scott and Tara Webster take the concept of farm-to-table one step further. Their pasture-to-plate menu includes scratch-made dishes using ingredients from the family's own Flying W Farm, where the restaurant is located. As one satisfied diner recently put it, the food is so fresh "you'll be daydreaming about your meal weeks after you've eaten it." With Angus and Wagyu steaks, gourmet burgers, and authentic BBQ, there's something on the menu for all tastes. Reservations are highly recommended. Hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Old McDonald Had a Farm

Chicken, beef, or pork: What's for dinner on your farm-to-table meal? 

February
26

February LoLo Gifts From Small Businesses You'll Love

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February is the shortest month of the year, but as we eagerly await the start of spring, it can feel like an eternity. Why not use this time to discover the amazing small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate wants to spread the word about the fascinating assortment of restaurants and shops in these areas. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to extend these great free offers from some of our favorite vendors.

February Gifts:

Akron: Breakfast for Two or a Sandwich

Canton: Sandwich and Side

Cincinnati: Burger or BBQ Sandwich

Columbus: Certificate

Wooster: Certificate

Medina: Certificate

Kent/Stow: Latte and Pastry

Akron: Breakfast for Two or a Sandwich

Tiffany's Bakery

620 Ridgewood Crossing, Akron, OH 44333

Don't be fooled by the name. Yes, Tiffany's Bakery has first-rate cakes and baked goods, but you'll be equally delighted by their variety of sandwiches, served deli-style or panini-grilled on bread that's baked fresh daily.

About Tiffany's Bakery

Family-owned Tiffany's Bakery has been a fixture in Akron for more than 40 years. Their exquisite specialty cakes for all occasions have earned them regular awards from local media as voted on by satisfied customers. 

Contact and Hours

330.668.2253

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Canton: Sandwich and Side

Sister's Soul Food

920 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44702

Want a quick lunch, but you're tired of fast food? Head to Sister's Soul Food for a sandwich and side featuring old-school favorites such as fried catfish, breaded pork chops, and macaroni and cheese. 

About Sister's Soul Food

At Sister's Soul Food, you're greeted with a sign that reads, "Cooking with love provides food for the soul." Owner Tracy Foster's cooking, featuring recipes she learned from her mother, draws fans from Cleveland, Akron, and all around Ohio.

Contact and Hours

330.458.1281

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cincinnati: Burger or BBQ Sandwich

Station Family + BBQ

400 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215

Station Family + BBQ calls itself a "neighborhood block party." You'll definitely feel like celebrating after one bite of their tasty burger or BBQ sandwich.

About Station Family + BBQ

Traditional BBQ favorites such as brisket, pulled pork, and baked beans get an updated twist at Station Family BBQ. Everything is made from scratch, including their signature spoonbread and five different sauces.

Contact and Hours

513.679.6797

Thursday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Sunday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Currently open for carryout, curbside pickup, and designated outdoor seating.

Columbus: Certificate

J Avenue

1160 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

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Add some accessories that spark joy in your home decor. Use your certificate toward the beautifully stylish items found at J Avenue.

About J Avenue

The clean, minimalist features of Japanese design make it a fit in any home. J Avenue carries a wide range of traditional and contemporary Japanese products, from health and beauty items to trendy Hello Kitty and Pokemon accessories.

Contact and Hours

614.451.7008

Monday - Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Wooster: Certificate

JK Gift Shop

114 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Treat a loved one (or yourself!) to one of the irresistible items from JK Gift Shop. Whether you want whimsical, practical, or a bit of both, you'll find something for everyone.

About JK Gift Shop

Sisters Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz were already successful owners of The Interior Design Studio, which their mother founded in 1999. They decided to use their sense of style and knowledge of customers' tastes to open JK Gift Shop within their existing business.

Contact and Hours

330.725.7623

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Certificate

JK Gift Shop

207 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

You don't need a special occasion to visit JK Gift Shop. There's always something new to find among the extensive selection of apparel, home decor, jewelry, bath and body products, and baby items. 

About JK Gift Shop

Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz are more than just the "J" and "K" in the shop's name. Their know-how, instincts, and eye for style are behind every one of the delightful products you'll see inside.

Contact and Hours

330.725.7623

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Latte and Pastry

Bent Tree Coffee

313 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Coffee: it's not just for breakfast. Start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up with a delicious latte and pastry from Bent Tree Coffee.

About Bent Tree Coffee

Every beverage from Bent Tree Coffee is prepared with the same love of coffee that inspired the owners to open the shop in 2011. High-quality Arabica green coffee beans are roasted in-house in small batches for superior taste from first sip to last.

Contact and Hours

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carryout and curbside pickup are available.

It's a Free-for-All!

LoLo Gifts for February 2021 from Cutler Real Estate

So there must be a catch to claim these great offers, right? The best part of our program with LoLo Gifts is that there's absolutely no obligation on your part. All you have to do to receive exciting new freebies every month is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

February
17

9 Places for Vino Around Northeast Ohio

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Raise a glass to February 28th to celebrate Drink Wine Day. Whether you prefer sweet or dry or red or white, you'll find plenty of delicious options to enjoy around Northeast Ohio. The area is home to sprawling vineyards as well as chic wine bars, so you can continue to explore new wine destinations long after February 28th has passed.

Start your exploration with some of these 9 places for vino around Northeast Ohio:

M Cellars

6193 South River Rd. W, Geneva, OH 44041

M Cellars is located in Northeast Ohio's beautiful Grand River Valley, so you'll be able to enjoy amazing views as you sample the vineyard's offerings in their tasting room. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at this family-owned winery will share their passion for wine, and after your tasting experience, you'll know which type of wine you'd like to buy in a bottle to take home. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday.

Breitenbach Wine Cellars

5934 Old Route 39 NW, Dover, OH 44622

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or someone making their first visit to a winery, Breitenbach Wine Cellars is the ideal spot to learn more and enjoy your favorites. Located in Ohio's Amish Country, the winery has expanded through the years to produce over 150,000 gallons of over 40 varieties of grape and other fruit wines a year. And while you're sipping your vino, sit on the patio and order a fresh salad or another bite to eat from Breitenbach's café. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday with the café open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

School House Winery

455 Schneiders Crossing Rd. NE, Dover, OH 44622

School House Winery's unique history and setting make it worth a stop since it's located in a charming one-room schoolhouse that was built in 1886. They offer over 17 wines to choose from as you relax in the country setting inside or outside by the pond. Sample a meat and cheese plate or another goodie with your wine to make the experience even more complete. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-9 p.m. Saturday.

Silver Moon Winery

4915 Old Route 39 NW, Dover, OH 44622 

Silver Moon Winery produces over 40 wines, including sweet wines, crisp whites, and bold reds, in addition to dessert wines. They're made with juice imported from grape and wine regions around the world. After you taste some of your options and choose your favorites, buy a bottle – or several – to take home. They're also available in stores throughout the area, so you can search by zip code on the winery's website to find your favorites near you. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Grand River Cellars 

5750 S. Madison Road (Route 528), Madison, OH 44057

You're sure to find some wines to love among Grand River Cellars' award-winning offerings, which have earned state-wide honors including Best Red, Best White, and Best Dessert Wine. They've also won gold medals in the international wine competition. Stop by and soak up the relaxed, rustic atmosphere that includes a beautiful fireplace perfect for cozying up nearby. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, noon-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday.

CLE Urban Winery

2180 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

CLE Urban Winery is a working winery and tasting room in the city, situated in the Cedar-Lee neighborhood. Think of it like a craft brewery, but for wines. All are hand-crafted, made from premium juice, and bottled on site. The chic destination always has something going on, including wine tastings, clubs, classes, and wine appreciation programs. Hours are 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

The Olde Wine Cellar 

7932 Main St., Olmstead Falls, OH 44138

This locally owned boutique wine shop is dedicated to offering small boutique wines you won't find in larger chain stores. Their staff can help you find just the right wine to suit your tastes and budget. To learn more about which wines are most appealing to your palette, attend one of the shop's wine tastings held every Friday and Saturday. It's a relaxed, social atmosphere where you can find out which wines you'd love to buy by the bottle and take home. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Vino Veritas Cellars

4103 Memphis Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109

Located just a few minutes outside of downtown Cleveland, Vino Veritas Cellars lets you enjoy any of their wines by the glass or by the bottle. If you're not sure which ones you'd love, try a selection of them in a flight. You're also invited to make an afternoon of your visit by packing a picnic and eating it at the wine bar or on the grounds near a pond. The staff can also recommend local restaurants that deliver to the winery if you'd prefer a restaurant meal with your wine. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and by reservation only Monday-Thursday.

Hundley Cellars

6451 Route 307, Geneva, OH 44041

Hundley Cellars is located on 35 beautiful acres where the owners planted vines years ago. After converting an abandoned ranch house into a winery, they now welcome guests who would like to enjoy and learn about wine in addition to good food. If you'd like to try a sampling, tasting boxes are offered in either sweet to semi-sweet varieties or dry to semi-dry with seven Hundley Cellars wines. Hours are 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Palate Pleasers

Where have you enjoyed a glass of white around Northeast Ohio? Share your favorite wineries, wine bars, or other locations with us.

December
2

8 Places for Christmas Shopping in Augusta, KY

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Whether you're the proverbial city mouse or country mouse, life in Cincinnati offers the best of both worlds. Cincinnati itself has the expansive shopping, entertainment, and cultural options of a sophisticated urban setting, but it's just minutes away from the charm, comfort, and laid-back pace of small towns.

With the holidays approaching, why not take a break from the big-city hustle and bustle? Spend a fun yet relaxing day supporting small businesses with a holiday shopping trip to nearby Augusta, KY.

Augusta Ferry

Boude's Landing, OH 

When your day begins on a river ferry, you know it's bound to be special. Seven days a week, the Jenny Ann transports passengers and vehicles from Boude's Landing to Augusta and back. Pedestrians travel for free, while the one-way fee for vehicles is only $5. Ferry service runs 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., with the last outbound Augusta ferry departing at 7:45 p.m. Call the Transportation Authority at 606.756.3291 to confirm sailing times. 

Glitter Me Pink Boutique

314 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

Yes, Glitter Me Pink is committed to the popular color mentioned in the name. But you'll find contemporary clothing in a wide range of styles and colors in this delightful boutique located in the owner's actual home. Sign up for the VIP club to receive advance notice of sales, special events, and other exciting news. Large, colorful photos make it easy to shop the online store for shipping directly to your home or your recipient's.

Augusta General Store

109 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

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Classic Americana is alive and well at the Augusta General Store. This quaint shop is a throwback to the classic country stores filled with antiques, furniture, and home decor accessories. Candles, picture frames, wall hangings, and other giftables have a rustic look that would have a welcome place in nearly any home. Don't leave without picking up one of the iconic homemade pies from the on-site restaurants. The Augusta General Store is open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Nina's Shop

208 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

What's in a name? At Nina's Shop, it refers to the store's owner, who also happens to be the mother of George Clooney, award-winning actor and Augusta's favorite son. It's easy to spend hours browsing the celebrity memorabilia, unique collectibles, and jewelry handmade by Nina herself. Be sure to commemorate your visit by having a picture taken alongside Nina. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Amy's Blue Daisy

129 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

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During the sometimes dreary end-of-year days, flowers and plants provide an instant ray of sunshine. The floral designers at Amy's Blue Daisy will transform your wishes into spectacular arrangements for anyone on your list, including yourself. If you want a feast for the stomach instead of the eyes, Amy's features gift baskets filled with gourmet fruit or junk food to cover both ends of the spectrum. Supplement a bouquet or basket with candles, balloons, stuffed animals or one of the many available gift items. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:30 a.m. - noon Wednesday and Saturday. Shop their convenient website 24/7 for local and worldwide shipping.

Bradford's Home Mart

403 Heather Renee French Blvd, Augusta, KY 41002

You'll find a little bit of everything in this hardware store that's so much more, including work clothing and apparel, handtools, and electronics. The store also carries a large selection of cookware, small kitchen appliances, and bakeware for the amateur chef or baker on your list. Make a mental note that Bradford's also sells furniture, both indoors and out, as well as appliances if you have a need for your home in the future. Bradford's is currently open Monday - Saturday 8 .m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m.

Augusta Pub

120 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

Power shopping requires sustenance. Take a midday break to refuel at the Augusta Pub, where you can enjoy comfort food favorites such as chicken wings, fish and chips, and Philly cheesesteak. The family-friendly pub also has a kids' menu with free refills on non-alcoholic drinks. Relax in comfort on the heated patio, or choose curbside carryout. Cross off another name on your holiday list when you purchase a gift card. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, and noon - 9 p.m. Saturday.

Small Town Gift Shop

321 W. Riverside Dr., Augusta, KY 41002

When choosing a name, the owners of Small Town Gift Shop decided to pass on cutesy puns and just go with truth in advertising. The shop features one-of-a-kind craft items that make great gifts for all ages. Craft supplies are available so you can express your own creativity. Stop in the year-round Christmas room for some new decorations to add to your collection of favorites. Hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

Seen It All in a Small Town

Midwest native John Mellencamp famously sang about the joys of a small town in one of his hit songs. What do you find most appealing about small towns around Cincinnati?

November
11

9 Places Around Northeast Ohio for Breakfast Served Anytime

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While breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day, no rule specifies that it has to be consumed before noon. Take a break during a busy day or wind down into a relaxing evening with a comforting lunch or dinner of breakfast favorites at one of these great restaurants around Northeast Ohio

Lucky's Cafe

777 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

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When you visit Lucky's Cafe, you'll definitely feel like you've hit the breakfast jackpot. Lucky's farm-to-table menu features delicious dishes made from scratch with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Celebrity chef and Cleveland native Michael Symon sang the praises of Lucky's cheddar-scallion biscuits and gravy on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Other popular items include Lucky's signature pecan bacon and gingerbread waffles topped with maple-roasted apples. Lucky's is open daily from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nick's Diner

4116 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

From the minute you spot the retro '50s-style sign outside Nick's Diner, you'll understand why it's been an iconic Ohio City destination for more than 30 years. Portions are huge, service is friendly, and the decor includes comic book-style paintings and other classic diner touches. Nick's is known for its hearty cast-iron skillet breakfast dishes, which start with a base of hash browns and add grilled onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and eggs. Options include the Leprechaun with corned beef and Swiss cheese and Southern Belle with fried chicken, cheddar cheese, and sausage gravy. Hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays except Tuesday and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends.

Scratch

6595 Brecksville Rd., Independence, OH 44131

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Nick and Brad, owners of Scratch, set out to create a menu revolving around the traditional breakfast staple of bacon. After experimenting with ways to cure and smoke pork from scratch, the pair recognized the value of applying their creative approach to the rest of their offerings, which is how the restaurant's name was born. Hence, pancakes were transformed into tiramisu pancakes with coffee liqueur reduction, maple whipped cream, and chocolate ganache, while French toast is made from bread pudding and offered in flavors of blueberry or banana and bourbon caramel. Scratch is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Grumpy's Cafe

2621 W. 14th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Don't be fooled by the name. Grumpy's Cafe serves "Cleveland Feel-Good Food." With nine types of omelets and four varieties of Benedicts, you'll find yourself coming back to try them all. Want a little south-of-the-border kick to your meal? Try the popular breakfast tacos, filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and cheddar cheese, or the zesty huevos rancheros. Top it off with a yummy cinnamon bun iced coffee finished with pumpkin spice whipped cream. Hours are 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., seven days a week.

Waffle O Waffle

799 N. Court St. #17, Medina, OH 44256

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You might think a restaurant specializing in only one item would grow old fast, but Waffle O Waffle will give you a new perspective. Their Belgian waffles made Euro-style with beet sugar, come in mouthwatering flavors such as P.B.J., Cinnabon Cheesecake, and Bacon Maple Glazed. If you prefer a savory breakfast, Waffle O Waffle has that covered too. The whimsical and unexpected options include "pizzas" with pepperoni, bacon pickle, or BBQ chicken. If it's not breakfast without hash browns, try the tater waffles. Check out their Facebook page for news about specials along with alerts about being sold out for the day. Waffle O Waffle is open for carryout only from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends.

Check Please Cafe

597 Main St., Grafton, OH 44044

"Have It Your Way" is a slogan made famous by a certain fast-food chain, but it truly applies at Check Please Cafe. Don't see just what you want on the regular menu? Design your own meal by checking the appropriate boxes on the customizable menu sheet. Check Please also dials up the creativity factor with specials such as chicken breasts fried in waffle batter for a unique take on a classic breakfast dish. Many dishes are available gluten-free or keto-friendly for those following special diets. Hours are 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.

Dinerbar on Clifton

11801 Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107

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Happy hour and breakfast? Yes, please! The sleek and shiny Dinerbar on Clifton has a menu of classic breakfast dishes that are served all day, including during weekday happy hour between 4 - 7 p.m. Choices include 10 varieties of omelets as well as corned beef hash, steak and eggs, and a traditional plate of meat, potatoes, eggs, and toast. The expanded breakfast menu, served weekdays until 11 a.m. and weekends until 2 p.m., features additional items such as pancakes, French toast, Benedicts, burritos, and scrambles. If you want a lighter option, try the egg white scramble with turkey, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and feta cheese. Dinerbar is open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Tony's Family Restaurant

1515 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH 44134

How "down home" is Tony's Family Restaurant? On Halloween, the servers dressed up as pancakes, bacon, and eggs breakfast. Tony's offers the unbeatable draw of good food at reasonable prices in a comfortable setting. Omelets, skillets, and tortilla roll-ups are available in a number of specialty combinations, or you can create your own, so there's something for everyone. Other favorites include country fried steak, corned beef hash, and potato pancakes. Hours are 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Sunday when closing time is 8 p.m.

27 Club Coffee

1215 W. 10th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

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Would you expect some run-of-the-mill coffee shop from local rapper Machine Gun Kelly? 27 Club Coffee, which opened just this year, is a new venture for Kelly, but the edgy, Instagram-ready aesthetic draws heavily on his artistic sensibilities. The all-day breakfast menu features the house waffle, made with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, along with chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and pecan cinnamon rolls. The signature Pink Latte, with pink milk and a pink sugar rim, coordinates nicely with the decor. If you're in the mood for adult beverages, the bar serves a nice selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Hours are 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The kitchen closes two hours early each day. 

The Breakfast Club

When it comes to breakfast, there are really no foods that are off-limits. Do you prefer the sweet or the savory side of the spectrum?

April
3

Northeast Ohio: Pick Up Dinner at These Summit County Restaurants

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Cooking at home is a wonderful way to try new recipes, but let's face it — no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen after a long day of work! Don't worry — your favorite Summit County restaurants are ready to make your dinner dynamite! Pick up or have dinner delivered from one of these awesome Northeast Ohio eateries.
 

Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern

8960 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, OH 44087

 
 
 
 
 
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Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern will bring their fresh, exciting collections of flavors and food right to the curbside. They offer unique variations on traditional dishes by blending family favorite recipes with ethnic flavors. Let their award-winning chefs set your table. They're currently revamping their menu to ensure that they can provide the best earthy and ethnic meals possible. Give them a call and escape from the everyday leftovers.

BOMBA Taco + Bar

3900 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333

 
 
 
 
 
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BOMBA Taco + Rum will bring the energy and spontaneity of Puerto Rico dance right into your dining room. Featuring dishes from Cuba, the Caribbean, Central and South America, this Latin American restaurant lets you have Taco Tuesday every night of the week. If you're not hungry for tacos, try a Bomba Bowl or Cuban Sandwich. Order a side of chips and house-made salsa to share and be sure to pick up a kid platter for the little ones.

Oak and Embers

7774 Darrow Road, Hudson, OH 44236

 
 
 
 
 
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Follow the smoke to the oak, and you'll discover the best barbeque in Hudson. Oak and Embers invite you to stop by and grab a plate of their smoked meat for takeout. Topped with bourbon BBQ sauce and serviced with two smokin' sides and cornbread, their smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, baby back ribs, chicken, and sausage links are sure to please your entire family. We suggest adding the cheddar smashed potatoes, mac n cheese, and apple slaw — and extra napkins — to your order so you can have an amazing barbeque without the prep or cleanup!

Poke Fresh

46 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron, OH 44313

 
 
 
 
 
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Hawaiian-born and Ohio-raised, Poke Fresh is fresh, fast, healthy cuisine that you can get delivered instantly. Every member of your family can build their own custom poke bowl: First, choose rice or organic greens as the base then follow it up with a choice of nine different proteins. Top it with fresh vegetables and a little crunch. Finally, choose a sauce and pair it with a bubble tea. A healthy yet tasty option, Poke Fresh also has pre-constructed bowls if you want to sample their best combinations.

Gasoline Alley

870 N. Cleveland Massillon Road, Bath, OH 44210

 
 
 
 
 
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The one-of-a-kind neighborhood deli and bar is now offering their full menu for carry-out so you can enjoy a taste of Americana at home. You could grab one of the classics like a New York Pastramius Astronmious or a Corn Beefus Gigantus, but we think you should give one of their customized combos a try. Of course, you could always order a few Fat Boy Burgers or a pizza. Whichever you choose, we insist that you add a slice of cheesecake to the order!

Swensons Drive-In

658 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, OH 44310

 
 
 
 
 
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In times like these, an old-school drive-in burger joint is exactly what we need. Since the 1930s, Swensons has been there to weather any storm to provide your family with the best cheeseburgers in America. Pack up the car and drive over for burgers, sandwiches, crispy fries, and milkshakes served straight to your car window. Swensons is the best place to grab a bite and get the kids out of the house for a little while.

D'Agnese's Trattoria and Café

566 White Pond Drive, Akron, OH 44320

 
 
 
 
 
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Who says you can't have a romantic Italian dinner with a little take-out or delivery? D'Agnese's Trattoria and Café is serving up full dinners complete with beer and wine. They're also offering family style "Take and Bake" meals that you can heat up at home at your convenience. Everything from soups and salads to pasta, pizza, veal, and chicken are yours to bring home and enjoy over a bottle of vino.

Rockne's Pub

7 Merriman Road, Akron, OH 44303

 
 
 
 
 
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Rockne's is ready to help you make dinner a breeze with their quick carryout options. As the #1 Casual Dining spot over the last seven years, you can count on Rockne's to hook you and your roommates up with the best pub food in town. Bring home the sampler plate with chicken tenders, mac n cheese bites, wings, drumsticks, onion rings, and fries for everyone to share. If you're dining alone, grab a taco trio, Greek gyro, or sub to keep you full for the night.

Eye Opener

1688 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313

 
 
 
 
 
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Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please! Eye Opener is a mouth opener when it comes to dinner. Their breakfast items are served all day so you can devour a plate of Rubber City Cakes, Red Eye Hash, and waffles no matter how high the moon in the sky is. Of course, if you'd rather have a traditional dinner, Eye Opener won't bat an eye. Their E.O.S. (Eye Opener Sandwiches) and burgers are just as good. If we may make a suggestion, their E.O. Boughnut is back. This deep-fried biscuit with sprinkled sugar and topped with Crooked River jam should be included on every take-out order.

Arnie's Public House

1682 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313

 
 
 
 
 
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As much as Arnie's Public House would love to treat you to a round, they're encouraging customers to grab a few drinks to go. While they're gathering your beer order, you might as well order up dinner as well. The APH burger has been a popular to-go item these days, but anything from their full menu is able to be wrapped up for takeaway.

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Where's your favorite place to grab takeout or delivery? Let us know in the comments!

February
21

Where to Go for Great Food Fast Around Cincinnati

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Cincinnati is an amazing place to call home, thanks in part to the city's wonderfully unique arts, entertainment, sports, and culture. Whether you've enjoyed a morning at the Duke Energy Children's Museum, spent the afternoon at The Great American Ball Park, or experienced a stunning performance at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, you'll have surely worked up an appetite for great quick-service eats that aren't from the traditional fast-food chains. Satisfy your hometown hunger at one of these local Queen City restaurants.

 

Forty Thieves Gang

1538 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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Believe it or not, there's one place in the Midwest where you can get the best Mid-East street food — Forty Thieves Gang. Located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Forty Thieves Gang brings Arabian and Israeli dishes like shawarma and falafel to Cincy. Choose between grilled chicken, beef shawarma, and falafel on a sandwich, over hummus, or over couscous. Add a side of soup, Za'atar fries, or roasted beets and don't forget to ask for a little bit of their delicious Habibi sauce.

 

Poke Hut

1509 Race St. Unit #104, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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Another delicious destination in OTR, Poke Hut serves up fast-casual Hawaiian-Asian fusion using fresh, real ingredients. Try a signature chef-inspired poke bowl like the Honolulu with veggies and seaweed salad or the Luau with BBQ pork and soy-marinated egg. You can also build your own bowl with a modern Midwest twist with a variety of rice, greens, noodles, raw fish, cooked meats, toppings, and sauces. Top it off with a tasty customized bubble tea, and your day will be propelled forward like a perfect North Shore swell.

 

Tickle Pickle

4176 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

 
 
 
 
 
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At Tickle Pickle in NorthSide, they have one rule to live by: Life's short, lick the bowl! This music-themed gourmet burger and shake shack has a rocking menu full of meat and vegan options. Those craving a traditional burger should consider the Meatallica, the Breadzepplin, or the Nom Petty. Vegan options include the Buns N Roses burger, When Buns Cry sandwich, and Coney Bennet vegan dog. Kids can also rock out with their own menu items like the Melton John Jr., Fleetwood Mac N Cheese, or Bun Jovi. The Oreo Speedwagon, Flan Halen, James Brownie, and Goobie-Brother shakes area available as both dairy and vegan options, giving meat-eaters and those with diet restrictions the chance to turn their fast-casual dining experience up to 11.

 

Delwood

3204 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

 
 
 
 
 
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Introducing amazing Latin American flavors to Cincinnati, Delwood puts their own spin on favorite classics. Bring the family, and even your four-legged friend, in for a sharable plate of tostones, yuca fries, and shishito peppers before digging into a classic burger, fried chicken sandwich, or a fresh chopped salad. As huge soccer fans, Delwood is the perfect place to root for FC Cincinnati while enjoying craft cocktails and great food.

 

Chicago Gyros and Dogs

201 W. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

 
 
 
 
 
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Greek food and Chicago-style cuisine converge at Chicago Gyros and Dogs. For over 35 years, Chicago Gyros and Dogs has delivered an extensive menu of fantastic Mediterranean and Midwest meals. From a traditional falafel pita and gyro to Chicago Style hot dogs and Cincy chili cheese dogs, there are enough mouth-watering options to satisfy your craving for greasy goodness.

 

Himalaya Restaurant

7810 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239

Himalaya Restaurant believes that the best way to make your day better is with traditional foods from Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Take your taste buds on a journey through South Asia as you enjoy tandoori, shorba, aloo matar, vindaloo, and sukuti prepared with lamb, chicken, salmon, beef, or served as vegetarian options. Just short of crossing the Himalayas on foot, Himalaya Restaurant is the best place to savor the diversity of the region.

 

Mazunte

611 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45227

 
 
 
 
 
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Take-out and tacos go hand-in-hand which is why Mazunte makes it easy to enjoy a night out in Swine City without having to wait in line for dinner. As you head to a Bearcats or Cyclones game, grab some Mexican munchies to go at Mazunte Centro. Tacos, tostadas, tortas, and tlayudas are all perfect hand-held treats perfect for strolling the streets. Many of their items include gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, and while you can't take a tequila shot to-go, you can slide into a booth and enjoy all of the margaritas and cervezas you want before you hit the town.

 

Waggle

3440 Burnet Ave. Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45229

 
 
 
 
 
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Have you heard the buzz about Cincinnati's newest breakfast spot? From the owners of the Sleepy Bee Café comes Waggle Breakfast and Bowls. These busy bees forage for seasonal, sustainable local ingredients to use in their made-to-order dishes. Try their made-from-scratch pancakes and grain bowls for breakfast or stop by for a fresh salad bowl during lunchtime. Build your own bowl by choosing a base of egg, tofu, greens, or quinoa, add your favorite protein, mix some veggies in, blend it with cheese, throw a little sauce in, and top it with avocado or kimchi for a healthy meal that'll get your morning buzzing.

 

CityBird

1344 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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For a quick chicken tender fix, there's none better in Cincinnati than CityBird. Cage-free, all-natural chicken made to order, CityBird offers the tenderest of chicken tenders with made-from-scratch sauces that are too tasty to believe. While most add a side of City Sauce, we suggest either the sweet Lemon Thyme Ranch, Honey Dijon, or Thai Chili BBW. If you're hoping to turn up the heat on flavor, definitely order the Hot Honey or Jalapeno Hot sauces. Trust us, eat at CityBird once, and you'll never choose chicken from another fast-food chain again.

 

Mad Mike's

6900 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247

 
 
 
 
 
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Quality over quantity is what makes Mad Mike's a Cincinnati favorite. All meat is 100 percent black Angus beef, cut and prepared on-site. You won't pay an arm and a leg for their high-quality burgers either—nearly every gourmet burger and chicken sandwich are less than seven dollars. This includes the Rockefeller with blue cheese and beer-battered onion rings, the Pride of Zeus with gyro meat and tzatziki, and the What The Cuck chicken sandwich with avocado slices and cilantro mayo. Make sure you order your fries "MAD" style with nacho cheese and grilled onions.

 

Wild Mike's

4498 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211

 
 
 
 
 
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Let your taste buds run wild at Wild Mike's. An American eatery offering the classic grub that hits the spot every time. Mozzarella sticks, wild nachos, and potato skins set the stage for as many wings as you want. Order between five and fifty wings, tossed in your favorite flavor and served at your preferred level of hotness. If mild, medium, and hot are too tame for you, we dare you to try their Xtra Hot! or Stupid Hot! temperatures. With other favorites like burgers, hoagies, chicken sandwiches on the menu, Wild Mike's never disappoints.

 

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Where is your favorite Cincinnati eatery to chow down at? Let us know in the comments! 

February
7

Go Vegan at These Restaurants Around Columbus

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Veganism isn't just a food preference — it's a lifestyle! For many people around the Columbus area, adhering to a diet of clean, sustainable foods is a way of life made possible through a variety of places offering vegan options.

Thankfully, gone are the days of salads being the only vegan items on popular restaurant menus. Today, there is an exceptional number of vegan and vegan-friendly eateries scattered throughout Columbus. Let's dig into these healthy habits and check out twelve awesome vegan restaurants around The Arch City.

 

Northstar Café

4241 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

 
 
 
 
 
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Salads, burgers, pizza, burritos, bowls — there's a vegan item to satisfy your hunger at Northstar Café. Come in early for a healthy breakfast featuring housemade granola and breakfast potatoes. Northstar Café even has vegan options on their kid's menu! Bring your little ones in for a Northstar Burger or Little Buddah Bowl so they can eat healthy just like their parents! When it comes to accessible clean eating, Northstar Café tops the list for many Columbus vegans.

Oddfellows Liquor Bar

1038 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201


While a liquor bar may not be your first thought for great vegan food, we encourage you to keep tabs on Oddfellows Liquor Bar. Every Monday, they feature a pop-up vegan restaurant with unbelievable pretzel bites, grilled cheeses, and chili. There's also an all-you-can-eat brunch complete with tofu scrambles and pancakes, among other vegan options.

Alchemy Café

1439 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

 
 
 
 
 
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Wellness-inspired food in a fast-casual café, Alchemy Kitchen and their Alchemy Café mix up savory foods and sweet drinks for vegans and non-vegans alike. For brunch, enjoy breakfast tacos, Tumeric bagels, and avocado toasts. For lunch and dinner, barbeque jackfruit, basil portobello, salads, and toasts are among their great offerings. Stop by for a meal, or if you're pressed for time, hit up the Alchemy Café for a delicious smoothie.  

Strongwater Food & Spirits

401 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

 
 
 
 
 
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One difficult challenge with clean eating is that, while many restaurants offer vegan items, they're usually quite limited to salads and such. Strongwater Food & Spirits offers upscale dining with fantastic vegan options that rival their non-vegan counterparts. The Black Bean Burger, Jackfruit Cake, Black and Blue Salad, Golden Beet Salad, Soba Noodle Salad, Pub Fries, and Sautéed Green Beans are available for lunch and dinner. This East Franklin gem provides you with a nice night out without having to worry about a limited vegan menu.

Portia's Café

4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

 
 
 
 
 
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Known as Columbus' best vegan restaurant, Portia's Café caters to a variety of dietary lifestyles. Absolutely no animal products are used in any of their food, and all foods are gluten-free, GMO-free, organic, and made with clean water. Portia's has one of the largest vegan menus we've ever seen — soups, salads, dips, starters, wraps, bowls, pizzadillas, quesadillas, desserts, and drinks offer you endless options. Say hello to your new favorite vegan destination!

Brassica

680 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

 
 
 
 
 
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The word 'brassica' is a genus of plants such as Brussels sprout and cabbage. The place Brassica in Columbus is a family-owned restaurant that knows the best way to prepare these healthy veggies for your vegan-friendly appetite. Pick a housemade pita and fill it with organic chickpeas, hummus, veggies, or even brassica fries. Simple food using fresh ingredients from local growers means clean eating at its finest.

Paulie Gee's in the Short North

1195 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

 
 
 
 
 
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Pizza is life, but if you live a vegan lifestyle, a good vegan pizza can be hard to come by. Thankfully, Paulie Gee's Short North serves up four pies full of awesome-sauce. Order a slice of Red, White, & Greenpeace with pickled red onion and post-over cashew milk or In Ricotta Da Vegan with house vegan sausage. When you're hungry enough to eat a whole pie, ask for the Vegan Supreme. Looking for a simple slice? Simply & Red is a straight-forward classic.

Pierogi Mountain

2216 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43201

If you're craving comfort food,  invites you to scale to the summit for unpretentious food with a twist. Filling options include vegan samosa, vegan kraut, butternut squash, roasted garlic, and vegan sausage. New varieties are baked every Tuesday, but the only place to find them is inside Café Bourbon. Pierogi Mountain pierogis are on the menu six nights a week and they're also available in take-home packages so you can savor Pierogi Mountain's delicious and diverse vegan flavors right in your kitchen.

Condado

132 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

 
 
 
 
 
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What can be better than tacos, tequila, and margaritas? The convenience to build your own vegan tacos! While Condado's full menu isn't vegan, it highlights every item that is including tortillas, rice, veggies, sauces, and sides. If you don't want to build your own, you can confidently choose the Dutch Dragon, a double-decker with hard corn and soft flour shells, guacamole, grilled mushrooms, salsa verde, jicama, pickled jalapenos, tomatoes, and corn salsa. Rated the best tacos in Ohio by Thrillest, Condado is open late to fill your late-night vegan taco cravings.

Eden Burger

1437 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking for the best vegan food in Columbus? Eden Burger may hold the title. Their menu is 100 percent vegan so you can bring your appetite and leave your worry at home. Organic, plant-based ingredients are crafted into fast food favorites like burgers, wings, wraps, and sides that are too good to resist. Try a burger made with lentils, mushrooms, and rice or a breaded tempeh patty. Gluten-free buns are available as well for those with additional dietary restrictions. Be sure to swing by for brunch and enjoy breakfast burritos, loaded home fries, and donuts — all vegan and all delicious.

Comune

677 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

 
 
 
 
 
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What is plant-forward cuisine? Find out at Comune. They strive to create sharable dishes that are locally sourced and showcase satisfying flavors. Comune builds its menu from in-season ingredients, offering a taste of Ohio for a vegan diet. Chongqing Noodles, Banh Mi, and a Roasted Fennel Sandwich are fantastic lunch items, while the Pumpkin Sabzi, Grilled Stone Fruit, and Magic Chili Peanuts are on the menu for dinner. You'll also be pleased to know that they offer a selection of vegan wines to pair with your entrée.

Lalibela Restaurant

1111 S. Hamilton Road, Whitehall, OH 43213

Discover authentic Ethiopian cuisine in the heart of Ohio at Lalibela Restaurant. Although most Ethiopian dishes include meat, Lalibela's menu has special vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for every day of the week. The classic Gomen dish of collard greens with cottage cheese and Bamia with okra and berbere spice are local favorites, and the Ye Kik Alicha Wot split chickpea dinner is equally filling. They also have a full bar and billiards room if you're searching for a delicious vegan spot to spend the evening.

 

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Where is your favorite Columbus spot for vegan food? Let us know in the comments!

February
5

10 Go-To Spots for Weekend Brunch Around Canton, OH

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Whether you're catching up with good friends or enjoying a family get-together, a leisurely brunch is the perfect setting. Sweet or savory? Coffee or mimosas? No problem. Brunch menus feature something to satisfy all tastes.

Plan your next weekend (or weekday—we won't judge) brunch at one of these great spots around Canton.

 

Cultured Coffee & Waffles

309 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch and waffles go together like—well, eggs and bacon. Cultured Coffee & Waffles in downtown Canton has the waffle of your dreams, along with several you haven't even dared to imagine. Oreo Cheesecake, Reese's Peanutbutta and Banana Bomb are self-explanatory. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Mexican Street Waffle with cane sugar, cinnamon, and cream cheese icing, or the Scout Waffle prepared s'mores-style. Cultured Coffee also has classic chicken and waffles along with savory stuffed waffles such as grilled cheese and pizza. Hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, but the menu is served all day long so brunch is whatever time you choose.

 

Twisted Citrus

1649 N. Main St., North Canton 44720

 
 
 
 
 
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