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July
27

7 Places to Sip a Cool Summer Treat in Northern Kentucky

Cool Summer Treats - Northern Kentucky - Cutler Real Estate

Summer means warmer temperatures, which are mostly a good thing. But when it gets too hot and you want to cool off, ordering a milkshake or iced coffee can help you chill out. Fortunately, Northern Kentucky has several great locations serving up these cold drinks near Boone County homes for sale. Many also serve food items, so you can enjoy a burger with your milkshake or a pastry with your coffee, and you'll even be able to order a boozy milkshake if you'd like to, although it's also available without the alcohol.

When you're ready to cool off and treat yourself, head to one of the following seven places to order a milkshake or iced coffee in Northern Kentucky.

Fillmore's Dairy Hut

7500 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042

A nostalgic staple of Florence for years, Fillmore's Dairy Hut is the type of place that adults fondly remember going to as kids with their parents or heading to after school or a sporting event, and now they're returning with their own kids. Order a burger, footlong cheese coney topped with homemade Cincinnati-style chili, or other traditional favorite with your milkshake, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices. Milkshakes come in flavors, including strawberry, blueberry, chocolate chip, butterscotch, and peanut butter.

Graeter's Ice Cream

301 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Graeter's Ice Cream traces its roots back to 1870 in Cincinnati when its founder began selling ice cream from two carts. At the time, it was hand-crafted in French pots. Ice cream is the all-important base of any great milkshake, and the fourth-generation family-owned company still makes it in a French pot freezer that leaves very little trapped air. The result is indulgent, delicious ice cream that translates into the same qualities in their milkshakes. Try a refreshing peach shake in the summer, or create your own from one of the shop's many flavors, including black raspberry chocolate chip and brown butter bourbon pecan. You'll have your choice of a 16-ounce small milkshake, a 20-ounce medium, or a 24-ounce large.

Mad Mike's Burgers & Fries

6420 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042

Mad Mike's Burgers & Fries serves up fresh, made-to-order burgers, and you can build your own or order a gourmet burger made with a half-pound of 100% black Angus beef. The Rockefeller burger—served with blue cheese crumbles, mango chutney, beer-battered onion strings, cilantro may, and lettuce—is a customer favorite. Have some hand-cut french fries along with your burger, and treat yourself to a milkshake with your meal. You can choose from flavors including cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie, espresso vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.

Nomad

225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

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A bar may not be the first destination you think of when you're craving a milkshake, but Nomad serves an impressive list of boozy concoctions made with three ounces of alcohol. If you'd rather not have the alcohol, all shakes are also available in non-boozy versions. Try versions like Dough You Want Me Baby, consisting of ice cream, Ghirardelli caramel sauce, edible cookie dough, and vanilla vodka. The decadent shake is topped with whipped cream, a house-made cookie, chocolate chips, and a cherry. Or order the Oops! I Split It Again, Nomad's take on a banana split. It has ice cream blended with vanilla vodka, Frangelico, Ghirardelli chocolate, and banana split-inspired ingredients like bananas, walnuts, and cherries.

Jet Coffee

8203 U.S. 42, Florence, KY 41042

With its double drive-thru lanes, Jet Coffee quickly lets you cool off and fuel up with an iced coffee before or after work, school, or running errands. Coffee drinks are available hot or iced, including the butterscotch and rum Highlander Grogg brewed coffee. Specialty lattes, which can even be ordered frozen with whipped cream, include interesting flavors such as Flower Power with lavender and honey and Raspberry Truffle with raspberry and dark chocolate. Frappes are also frozen with whipped cream and include caramel and spiced or vanilla chai.

Enlightenment Coffee

11069 Clay Dr., Walton, KY 41094

Enlightenment Cafe is a welcoming community gathering spot that's the perfect place to meet some friends and catch up over coffee. Its coffee beans are equitably sourced and locally roasted by Carabello Coffee for quality and freshness. Cool off with an iced coffee, including a latte, mocha, chocolate Americano with almond and oat milk, bourbon caramel frappe, or white chocolate raspberry frappe. And while you're sipping your coffee, enjoy a house-made baked good, breakfast burrito, or bagel along with it.

Dreamy Whip

3020 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005

At Dreamy Whip, you can have your choice of the best of both worlds: a milkshake or an iced coffee. If you're in the mood for a shake, try a chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, or banana variety. And if you'd rather cool off with an iced coffee, try an affogato, which combines ice cream and espresso, or order a frosted coffee. The shop also has food trucks that are dispatched across the area, so check their Facebook page linked above to see a schedule of their next locations.

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Which is your favorite drink to cool off: a milkshake or an iced coffee? 

March
9

Northeast Ohio Cheesecake: 9 Places for This Decadent Dessert

Cheesecake - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Oh, cheesecake. It's hard to imagine any dessert more rich and delicious. Whether you prefer yours topped with strawberries, drizzled with chocolate, or layered with caramel sauce, you deserve to indulge every now and then. Here are some of the top places to enjoy cheesecake in Northeast Ohio.

Studio Bakery

4339 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Studio Bakery creates beautiful, artistic baked goods. Everything is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients. Their cookies are meticulously decorated and creatively designed, and their cheesecake is some of the best around. Guests love their chocolate crinkle and bananas foster, made with fresh bananas and rum.

This artistic bakeshop is always adding new options to the menu, so you never know which decadent cheesecake they'll have when you stop by. They serve coffee and have a few tables in the shop, so you can easily enjoy your dessert on-site.

Sprinkle City

706 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Sprinkle City is a cheerful little bakery on North Canton. They're widely known for their wedding cakes and special occasion cakes, but their cheesecake is incredible, too. There's an entire section of their menu dedicated to it, and they offer a variety of flavors, including classic, strawberry, chocolate, lemon, and pumpkin swirl.

Sprinkle City also sells miniature cheesecakes, which are the perfect weeknight treat. The shop is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so be sure to plan your visit.

Sweet Sadie's Desserts

24th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709

Sweet Sadie's Desserts was founded in 2015 and quickly became a favorite in Northeast Ohio. The owner, Sade, does all of the baking herself. The shop's motto is Real Flavors, Real Love, and the love comes through as you taste the cheesecake.

The best way to enjoy cheesecake from Sweet Sadie's is to order online via their website. Sade's menu changes regularly, with new items being added often. Past customers have loved the cherry cheesecake, which is smooth and creamy with a sweet cherry topping.

Sweet Mary's Bakery

76 E. Mill St., Akron, OH 44308

Sweet Mary's Bakery is a woman-owned business and an Akron staple. They recently expanded their kitchen and menu, making this the perfect time to stop by. Sweet Mary's does not have a dining room, so plan on taking your cheesecake to-go. Order a whole one and bring it home to share with your family for dessert, or just order a slice for yourself.

Raspberry cheesecake is a favorite here. It's topped with a house-made raspberry glaze and fresh berries. Other options include lemon meringue and turtle. Some of the cheesecakes are even gluten-free!

BB's Sweet Treats

Akron, OH 44113

BB's Sweet Treats is an Akron-based online bakery that will deliver tasty cheesecake straight to your home. Browse their selection on their website, then contact them for a quote when you're ready to order.

While BB's does sell a lot of traditional cakes, their selection of cheesecakes is nothing short of incredible. The butter pecan is so buttery and creamy it melts in your mouth. They also have a tasty white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, along with a key lime cheesecake that will knock your socks off. Other flavors include blueberry, cherry, and strawberry. Add a few cheesecake-stuffed chocolate strawberries to your order for a special touch.

Chef Gina's Bakeshop

21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308

Chef Gina's Bakeshop is the creation of Gina Giampietro, a professional pastry chef who studied at the Culinary Institute of America. She creates a variety of sweets, including eclairs, sugar cookies, and macarons. If you're looking for something unique to try, cheesecake macarons are a great choice.

Gina's menu also includes mini cheesecakes, which are lovely for serving at parties. Order them ahead on the bakery's website to ensure you have enough.

Larder Delicatessen and Bakery

1455 W. 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Larder Delicatessen has quite the reputation in Cleveland. They were even nominated for the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2019. With an emphasis on Eastern European baked goods and ingredients, they create all sorts of treats, ranging from babka to knish.

While you're at Larder, it only makes sense to enjoy a full meal. Complete that meal with an order of cheesecake, which is classic and creamy. They'll wrap it up for you to take home if you're too full to enjoy it on-site.

Chanelle's Treatz

13204 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Chanelle's Treatz is a popular, modern bakery in Cleveland. They make all sorts of creative cakes and cupcakes, and they have a whole menu of specialty cheesecakes. Chocolate peanut butter, cherry cobbler, strawberry crunch supreme, Oreo dream, and red velvet are all popular choices.

All of Chanelle's cheesecakes come in either regular size or "triple" size, which is great for a larger party. In addition to being delicious, these cheesecakes are beautifully decorated and look incredible on a table. Stop by their shop, or place an online order on their website.

Presti's Bakery

12101 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Located in Cleveland's Little Italy, Presti's Bakery first opened in 1903. They still use traditional Italian recipes and ingredients to create their baked goods, including cheesecake. Should you want a meal before your cheesecake, their cafe serves pizza, stromboli, deli sandwiches, and other favorites.

As Presti's cheesecake is Italian cheesecake, it has a lighter texture and less-sweet flavor than you may be used to. It's a nice change of pace and well worth ordering. Presti's serves a turtle version of their cheesecake, too. Pair your slice with a cup of espresso or a delicious cappuccino for an indulgent experience. 

Cheesecake Heaven

What's your favorite style of cheesecake?

February
11

9 Places to Savor Chocolate and Mint around Columbus

Savor Mint Chocolate Around Columbus - Cutler Real Estate

Chocolate and mint pair together so well! This must be a pretty popular opinion because there's actually a whole holiday dedicated to the flavor combination. February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day. If you want to celebrate, all you have to do is enjoy your favorite chocolate mint treat. There are a few great places in Columbus serving chocolate-mint creations too.

Graeter's Ice Cream

1534 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221

If you prefer your chocolate and mint fix in ice cream form, Graeter's is the place to go. This veteran-owned ice cream parlor has been a vibrant part of the community for decades. They make their ice cream by hand in small batches, and it is incredibly creamy and delicious. 

The obvious choice at Graeter's is the Mint Chocolate Chip. It has Oreo cookie crunchies for a unique touch. Another option is the Peppermint Chip Wheelies. These are ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies and pink peppermint ice cream. 

Simply Rolled Ice Cream

968 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Simply Rolled Ice Cream is a modern ice cream shop that uses locally sourced ingredients and prepares each ice cream treat to order. You choose your ingredients, and they freeze your ice cream on a large, chilled flat-top surface, adding in toppings as desired.

Rolled ice cream is a whole other way to experience the chocolate and mint combination. Their Mint Chocolate Mania signature roll, made with mint ice cream, hot fudge sauce, peppermint patties, and chocolate chips, is incredibly delicious. Of course, you can also custom-create your own minty ice cream treat by selecting mint ice cream as the base and adding various chocolate toppings as desired.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

1515 Gemini Pl., Columbus, OH 43240

Bruster's Real Ice Cream makes their ice cream fresh in-store. They've been around since 1989, and they take pride in their premium flavors, which have been carefully developed over the years.

The obvious choice for National Chocolate Mint Day is their Chocolate Peppermint. The red peppermint candies make it unique. Their Mint Chocolate Chip is also delicious and quite classic, and of course, you can't go wrong with the Mint Oreo. If you want something a bit different, you can ask them to make a milkshake out of any flavor.

Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe

5040 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe is a family-owned candy company with several locations in the Columbus area. They've won numerous awards over the years, including a CBUS Top Pick in 2020. 

Anthony-Thomas is best known for their buckeyes, which are an Ohio staple. But they do also make some chocolate-mint creations. Their Peppermint Bark, made with dark and white chocolates, is a top choice and suitable for sharing. Customers also love the Milk Melt-A-Way Mints, which feature creamy, whipped chocolate centers with a hint of mint.

Colonial Candy

3620 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Colonial Candy has been serving the Columbus area for more than 50 years, and it's a great place to get your chocolate and mint fix—candy style! Their Peppermint Cream candies are coated in smooth, milk, or dark chocolate. The interior is white, creamy, and oh so minty.

You can purchase the Peppermint Creams by the 1/8-pound, so you can order as few or as many as you like. While you're there, you may want to try some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. No, they're not minty, but they're so munchable and addictive.

Chocolate Café

1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

Chocolate Café is a bright, welcoming cafe where you can enjoy anything from a freshly made sandwich to a hot cup of mocha. The obvious choice on National Chocolate Mint Day is the Thin Mint Martini. It's rich and creamy with just the right amount of mint.

If you're in the mood for dessert, then try one of the mint truffles. They're creamy and so satisfying. Or, if you want to bring a mint chocolate treat home to the whole family, you could order an 8" or 10" Thin Mint Cake. Add an espresso filling for something totally unique.

Schmidt's Fudge Haus

220 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

Schmidt's Fudge Haus, as the name suggests, is known for its handmade fudge. You have to try it, but you should also explore their selection of gourmet chocolates. The Mint Meltaways are creamy and delicious—the perfect choice for a National Chocolate and Mint celebration.

Schmidt's is also a great place to pick up some snacks. Their Bridge Mix, Animal Crackers, and Yogurt Pretzels are good to munch on if you need a break from chocolate and mint.

Stauf's Coffee

1334 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Stauf's Coffee is a pristine, modern coffee shop with a minimalist vibe. They offer a great selection of coffees, including a Chocolate Mint coffee that's well worth a try. They'll brew some for you in-house, and they also sell the beans, so you can take more home for later. In the mood for something lighter? Try a mug of peppermint tea. Pair it with a chocolate dessert, and you'll be fully celebrating National Chocolate Mint Day.

Stauf's also has delicious chocolate cookies, which are worth pairing with your Chocolate Mint coffee. If you're really craving chocolate, the Espresso Fudge Brownies are incredible. Guests also love the Chocolate Croissants and the Chocolate Chip Scones. 

Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

15 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Sweetwaters is known for serving delicious coffee, tea, and pastries. Their cafe is airy and open, making it a great place to relax as you sip your minty beverage and maybe even read the newspaper.

A unique option would be to order the Greek Mint Tea, which comes straight from Greece, paired with a chocolate pastry. The Chocolate Croissants are perfectly flaky and delicious, and the OMG Chocolate Cake is truly indulgent. You really can't go wrong with a simple Chocolate Cookie, either. Sweetwaters puts pretzel pieces in them to add an incredible crunch.

Better Together

Which one of these Columbus businesses will you visit on National Chocolate Mint Day?

January
28

Resolve to Enjoy These 8 January LoLo Gifts

January 2022 LoLo Gift Offers - Cutler Real Estate

New Year's resolutions like losing weight are so last century. In 2022, why not resolve to learn more about your community with the help of Cutler Homes and LoLo Gifts?

We've teamed up to provide a monthly series of free gifts spotlighting local small businesses. Whether you pick up croissants in Northeast Ohio, appetizers in Columbus, or coffee in Cincinnati, make a resolution to check out these fabulous merchants. 

January Gifts

Canton: Gourmet Cupcakes

Akron: Smoked Gouda Mac 'N' Cheese Bites

Medina: A Candy Apple

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Columbus: Smoked Gouda Mac 'N' Cheese Bites

Wooster: A Pulled Pork Sandwich

Cincinnati: A Sandwich or Bagel, and a Coffee

Cleveland: Two Croissants

Canton: Gourmet Cupcakes

Nom Nom Cupcake Factory

4866 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Who says you can't improve on perfection? Cupcakes are heavenly, but the gourmet flavors at Nom Nom Cupcake Factory will take your appreciation to a whole new level.

About Nom Nom Cupcake Factory

The baked treats at Nom Nom Cupcake Factory are so amazing that delighted customers use them as wedding cakes. Each week features a rotating selection of flavors such as Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Toast. As if that weren't enough, the bakery has upped their game by offering gourmet flavored popcorn.

Contact and Hours

330.705.2560

Monday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Akron: Smoked Gouda Mac 'N' Cheese Bites

The Rail - Akron

3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Yes, the blue-box mac 'n' cheese is classic comfort food. But get ready to enjoy the blissful sensation of biting into the smoked Gouda mac 'n' cheese bites from The Rail.

About The Rail

As a spinoff of Mike Mariola's City Square Steakhouse, it's no surprise that The Rail serves first-class burgers. Beef is 100 percent locally sourced, with several specialty burgers as well as extensive build-your-own options. The Rail is also known for their delicious four-cheese scratch-made mac 'n' cheese. 

Contact and Hours

330.864.7245

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

Medina: A Candy Apple

Candyapple & Co.

109 W. Washington St., Medina, OH 44256

Candy apples aren't just for fall. Bite into one of these delicious sweet treats with your gift from Candyapple & Co.

About Candyapple & Co.

Appropriately, Candyapple & Co. is an "offshoot" of a landscaping company specializing in orchards. Their dipped apples go far beyond caramel and candy to encompass more than 100 flavors, including root beer float, carrot cake, and sparkling wine. Be sure to check out their boutique with jewelry, skincare products, and other great gift items.

Contact and Hours

330.635.0132

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Brimfield Bread Oven

3956 OH-43 #2, Kent, OH 44240

Bread is sometimes referred to as "the staff of life." You're sure to agree after you use your $10 to try one of the tasty loaves from Brimfield Bread Oven.

About Brimfield Bread Oven

Technology may be king, but Brimfield Bread Oven still believes in old-school techniques. At this European-style bakery, all products are made from scratch with top-quality ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven. Stop by on Saturday between 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and take home a traditional wood-fired pizza for dinner.

Contact and Hours

330.474.7800

Thursday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Smoked Gouda Mac 'N' Cheese Bites

The Rail - Dublin

5839 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Even chefs at five-star restaurants agree that everything tastes better fried. That goes for mac 'n' cheese, the granddaddy of comfort foods, especially when they're made with gourmet cheese like the smoked Gouda mac 'n' cheese bites at The Rail.

About The Rail

Over the past few years, the gourmet Angus beef burgers at The Rail have earned awards and recognition from local and national publications. One of the favorites is the Mojo, made with a blend of beef and andouille sausage and getting some added kick from a topping of jalapeño slaw. Cool things down with one of two dozen brands of Ohio craft beer on hand.

Contact and Hours

614.725.3200

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

Wooster: A Pulled Pork Sandwich

Omahoma Bob's BBQ

128 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Sample some legendary Southern BBQ without leaving town. Make sure you have plenty of napkins ready when you get your pulled pork sandwich at Omahoma Bob's BBQ. 

About Omahoma Bob's BBQ

Omahoma Bob's BBQ achieves their authentic Texas-style taste with a dry rub of spices and classic low-and-slow cooking in the smoker. Hot Italian sausages and German brats are also created in-house. Complete your meal with turnip greens, red beans and rice, hush puppies, and other traditional sides. 

Contact and Hours

330.262.9871

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Sandwich or a Bagel, and a Coffee

Marx Hot Bagels

9701 Kenwood Rd., Blue Ash, KY 45242

Marx Hot Bagels has been a Cincinnati favorite since 1969. With the first bite of your sandwich or bagel, you'll understand why.

About Marx Hot Bagels

Don't settle for those frozen grocery store bagels. Marx Hot Bagels serves more than 30 varieties, all baked fresh daily. They make a perfect canvas for egg salad, lox, hummus, or just a simple schmear of cream cheese. Change things up with some bagel bread, bagel pretzels, or bagel thins.

Contact and Hours

513.891.5542

Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland: Two Croissants

On the Rise Artisan Breads

3471 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44118

Croissants are the superstars of baked goods, serving equally well as breakfast pastry and base for a savory sandwich. How will you enjoy your two croissants from On the Rise Artisan Breads?

About On the Rise Artisan Breads

At On the Rise Artisan Breads, baking is truly an art. The bakers start work each day before the sun rises, using simple but high-quality ingredients to create breads, rolls, pastries, cookies, and quiches. For a real treat, don't miss the daily specialty flavors such as raisin challah, eclairs, and chocolate cherry batard. 

Contact and Hours

216.320.9923

Tuesday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

New Year, New Gifts

LoLo Gifts for January 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

Resolve to keep the fun going all year long. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get our monthly offering of freebies. 

December
31

Cheer On Local Businesses with These 8 LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts - December 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

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

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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.

December
8

You've Got to Try the Brownies at These 8 Places in Columbus

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December is a month full of holidays, and one that you won't want to miss is Brownie Day! It's happening on Wednesday, December 8th this year, and it's the perfect reason to sink your teeth into one of those chewy, chocolatey delights. Making your own brownies is certainly an option, but there are also some amazing Columbus bakeries where you can pick up a few pre-made treats.

Mrs. Turbo's Cookies

178 W. Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065

They may have named their shop after their cookies, but they make great brownies, too. Mrs. Turbo's is the place to visit if you find yourself north of Columbus near Powell. They rotate their brownie selection often, so there's always something different to try. Popular flavors include S'mores, Peppermint Patty, and Coconut. The Buckeye Brownies are also delicious!

The brownies at Mrs. Turbo's are quite traditional. They're halfway between cake-like and fudgy, and they just might remind you of the brownies your mom baked at home.

Chocolate Cafe

1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

If you need a reason to stop by a place called Chocolate Cafe, Brownie Day can be that reason! This bakery crafts a wide assortment of tasty treats, many of which are gooey and chocolatey. Their Assorted Brownies are a customer favorite. They're sold by the dozen and come in a variety of flavors, including Salted Caramel Pretzel and Double Fudge.

While you're in Chocolate Cafe, you may want to order a cocktail to go with your brownies. The Chocolate Cake Martini and Double Espresso Martini both pair well with chocolate. Since this space does operate as a full-service cafe, they also have a menu of sandwiches, salads, and soups. 

Happy Little Treats

1203 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

It's impossible not to be happy at a place called Happy Little Treats, especially if you're there to celebrate Brownie Day. This small bakery takes pride in their creativity. They always have colorful cookies and delectable donuts in their glass display cases. Their brownies are massive, and they make them both with and without pecans. Sometimes they even carry Oreo and blueberry brownies. You could easily buy one to share with a friend or family member — or eat it all yourself.

Happy Little Treats is a vegan bake shop, but even non-vegans rave about their products. They also have a coffee menu with plant-based options like their famous iced oat milk latte. If you're looking for something to bring home for breakfast the next day, try the vegan honey buns. They're as gooey and delicious as brownies.

Brownie Points, Inc.

5712 Westbourne Ave., Columbus, OH 43213

Brownie Points was created by two sisters-in-law who are Ohio natives. The company started in their apartment kitchen and eventually moved to a brick-and-mortar store in Cleveland before relocating to Columbus. Since 1991, their brownies have brought smiles to countless faces. They've even begun shipping their brownies across the country.

At Brownie Points, they don't just have brownies. They have brownies in all different flavors and forms. The Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt is a fan favorite. If you like fruity flavors, then you may want to try the Raspberry Caramel Fudge. Not in the mood for chocolate? You're in luck! Brownie Points even has some non-chocolate flavors, like Very Vanilla and Butterscotch Sensations.

Cherbourg Bakery

547 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley, OH 43209

If you're on the east side of Columbus near Bexley, this is a great place to get your brownie fix. Cherbourg Bakery is a nut-free, gluten-free, and dye-free facility, aiming to make baked goods as safe as possible for their customers. But have no fear — even without these ingredients, their baked goods are incredible. The Espresso Brownies are mouthwatering if you're someone who loves coffee. 

In addition to brownies and other sweet treats, Cherbourg Bakery offers a lot of savory baked goods. You may want to pick up an olive oil mini loaf or a 3-cheese quiche to bring home for later. 

The Fat Girl Bakery

1347 Cameron Ave., Lewis Center, OH, 43035

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Located inside the Oak Creek Center, The Fat Girl Bakery is a fun and laid-back place to indulge your inner chocolate lover. The owner, Amy, considers herself an expert in flavors, and she has lots of fun pairing them together in new and unique ways. Their Buckeye Brownies bring peanut butter and chocolate together for a fun twist on the Ohio tradition.

The Fat Girl Bakery is known for its friendly staff and welcoming environment. While some people do take their treats to-go, staying to enjoy your brownie in-house is definitely encouraged.

Insomnia Cookies

2209 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Insomnia Cookies made a name for themselves by delivering cookies to college campuses late at night. But you don't have to be a college student to enjoy their baked goods, and you no longer have to stick with cookies, either. They now have brownies, cookie cakes, and even ice cream if you visit them on-site.

Of course, if you really don't want to leave the house, you can have Insomnia Cookies deliver some cookies and brownies to your home for Brownie Day. Placing an order via their website is simple, and they'll get cookies to you in no time. 

Bake Me Happy

106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207

If you eat a gluten-free diet, then Bake Me Happy is a great place to get your brownie fix. This is a 100% gluten-free bakery. They specialize in nostalgic baked goods. So, as you browse their menu, you will notice gluten-free versions of classics like Zebra Cakes and SnoBalls. Don't worry — they do, in fact, offer a gluten-free version of colorful Cosmic Brownies, which are perfect for Brownie Day.

If you dine in, make sure you pair your brownie with a nostalgic beverage, too. The Cereal Milk Cold Brew is uniquely incredible, and guests also love the Strawberry Nesquick Cold Brew. The flavors will remind you of simpler times.

Where Will You Get Your Brownie Fix?

In this busy holiday season, don't forget to celebrate Brownie Day! Where will you sink your teeth into chocolatey goodness?

October
20

Pumpkin Spice Everything: Visit These 8 Places Around Columbus

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Pumpkin spice is definitely one of the most iconic and popular flavors of fall, and it can be used in everything from beer to doughnuts to pancakes. If you're one of the many Columbus pumpkin-lovers who is looking forward to trying this flavor in a variety of ways as the temperatures cool down, you're in luck.
  
We've compiled a list of nine places around Columbus where you can get your pumpkin fix. Visit some of the following go-to spots to try yummy pumpkin drinks and other goodies.

Hadley's Bar + Kitchen

260 S. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215

Head downtown to Hadley's Bar + Kitchen, where you can sample beer, cocktails, and brunch, lunch, or dinner in a hip, industrial-chic space. In addition to its Ohio drafts, Hadley's serves up signature cocktails and its popular boozy milkshakes. Several boozy shake flavors are available year-round, such as the Strawberry Shortcake, which is made with Smirnoff Strawberry, fresh strawberries, cookie crumbs, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. For a seasonal treat, try the pumpkin variety, which is packed with flavor and comes with pumpkin pie at its base and whipped cream all over.

Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Cafe

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Located in Italian Village, a popular foodie destination near the Short North Arts District, Piece of Cake has gained a loyal following since its opening in 1998. Its well known for its wedding cakes but also has a variety of delicious goodies available for immediate purchase. They're all made in-house and include tempting treats such as tarts, mini-cakes, and cupcakes. To get yourself in the spirit of the fall season, try a pumpkin cupcake and order several extras to take home with you.

Sunny Street Cafe

6607 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213

You won't have to travel far to find a Sunny Street Cafe, since the restaurant has two additional locations in Columbus: one at 8461 Sancus Blvd. and another at 4733 Reed Rd. The family-run restaurants are definitely all-in on the pumpkin flavors and are famous for their Legendary Pumpkin pancakes that are big and fluffy and topped with cinnamon butter and a tres leches drizzle. If you have a bigger appetite, try the Pumpkin Breakfast Combo, which has two pumpkin pancakes along with two eggs, your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, and your choice of side. Finally, treat yourself to made-from-scratch Pumpkin White Chip Muffins, which are loaded with white chocolate chip muffins.

Schmidt's German Village Restaurant

240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

German Village's Schmidt's Restaurant is a family business that's currently operated by its fourth and fifth generations. You can also enjoy their food at the Ohio State Fair, where they've been serving up German food and beverages since 1914. A half-pound jumbo cream puff with a special whipped filling in a lightly baked pastry shell is a perennial customer favorite, and you can try it in flavors like vanilla and peanut butter fudge. A flavor of the month is also featured, and you'll want to try Schmidt's pumpkin version of their cream puff this time of year. It even comes topped off with a cute little candy corn pumpkin!

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Long Street Studio, 300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH  43215

When you stop in at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, you'll not only be getting a great cup of coffee but also supporting the local and global fight against unclean water, hunger, and human trafficking. Try an iced or drip coffee or espresso, and pair it with a doughnut, bagel, or gluten-free pastry. And in the fall, check out menu additions like the Hot Chaider (chai plus apple cider) and the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Pattycake Bakery

3870 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

The taste alone is enough to make you want to try Pattycake Bakery's made-from-scratch goodies, but if you're also looking for primarily organic, all-vegan ingredients, you're headed to the right place. In addition to cakes and cupcakes, you'll find muffins, whole-grain granola, and whoopie pies on the menu. To satisfy your pumpkin craving, try a whole-grain pumpkin whoopie pie that's paired with a spiced filling.

Lineage Brewing

2971 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

Lineage Brewing has a comfortable, casual atmosphere where you can meet with friends and relax inside or outside on the patio. In addition to food, you'll normally find 10-12 styles of beer on tap. If you'd like something other than beer, the brewpub also offers wine, mixed drinks, and locally made soda. Every fall, you can also order a pumpkin ale that's made with roasted pumpkin from a local farm. Its perfect pale orange flavor immediately evokes the thought of pumpkin, and it's deliciously spiced with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

Buckeye Doughnuts

1998 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

No matter when you get a pumpkin craving, you can score a pumpkin spice doughnut at Buckeye Doughnuts, where, as their saying goes, they're "Open Always, Closed Never." The shop is located across from The Ohio State University's campus, so you'll have an extra-large crowd after football games. If you're in a hurry, you can order your doughnut online so it will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive. The doughnuts are fresh and the coffee's hot, but if you're in the mood for something substantial, the shop serves all-day breakfast and entrees such as gyros and Greek salads.  

Sip and Savor the Season

What pumpkin spice menu item do you look forward to ordering each year, and which new treats do you want to try? 

September
15

Specialty Foods: 9 Stops on the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail

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Buckeyes are a popular treat in the state of Ohio. Who wouldn't love these balls of peanut butter coated in chocolate? Whether you're a dedicated buckeyes fan or someone hoping to experience them for the first time, you just have to take a trip along the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail. This trail takes you to various bakeshops and candy stores, each serving its own version of buckeyes. Here are some of the top stops along the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail.

Haute Chocolate

9424 Shelly Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Haute Chocolate is an incredible candy store in Cincinnati. They've been in business since 1979 and have gained quite a reputation for their buckeyes. As you step into the small, brick building, you'll be greeted by the scent of chocolate and peanut butter — and you'll know something delicious awaits.

The owner is usually in the store at Haute Chocolate, and they can tell you all about their chocolate-making process. In addition to classic chocolate buckeyes, they also make white chocolate buckeyes, which are a must for any white chocolate fan. The chocolate-covered strawberries are also incredible if you're looking for something to accompany your buckeyes. Eating the buckeyes and strawberries side by side is almost like having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Tickled Sweet

317 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Tickled Sweet is located in the downtown area of Milford. They were named Score Business of the Year in 2017! You can spend an hour or two walking around to nearby shops and restaurants before stopping in for some buckeyes. They're made in-house, and they're served with a smile.

In addition to buckeyes, Tickled Sweet offers an assortment of fudge and macarons. Their macarons come in fun flavors like key lime and birthday cake, and they're sold individually.

Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe

101 E. Alex Bell Rd., Centerville, OH 45459

Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe was founded in 1984 and has remained a family business ever since. The shop is housed in a small brick building. Inside, shelves of packaged chocolates draw you in with their beauty. There's also a deli-style service counter where you can have chocolate packaged individually to order.

Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe sells traditional buckeyes with a milk chocolate exterior. The peanut butter centers are especially creamy! They come in packages of 6, 12, or 24, so you can bring a few home to share. If you're looking for something to enjoy alongside your buckeyes, you can't go wrong with the shortbread. Known as "Aunt Laura's shortbread," it's incredibly delicate with a nice brown sugar flavor.

Anthony Thomas

1777 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228

If you're in or around Columbus, make sure you stop by Anthony Thomas for some buckeyes. This large candy store is family-operated, and they manage to turn out 50,000 pounds of chocolate each year.

The buckeyes here are described as "really peanut buttery" and smooth. They come individually wrapped, so you can try one here and there without worrying about the rest of the package spoiling. Buy a 12-piece or 24-piece box if you plan on sharing. Anthony Thomas also sells Ohio Baskets, which are shaped like the state of Ohio and filled with classic candies like buckeyes, chocolate-covered pretzels, and caramel corn.

Chocolate Cafe

1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

If you want to eat some lunch or breakfast alongside your buckeyes, this is the place to go. Chocolate Cafe has a menu with soups, salads, sandwiches, wine, cocktails, and even omelets. But the chocolate is definitely the star of the show.

The buckeyes at Chocolate Cafe are hand-rolled, and they sell for $1 apiece. They also offer buckeye pretzels, which is a fun twist on the classic. You might be tempted to order some truffles or mini cupcakes to bring home, too.

Schmidt's Fudge Haus

220 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

This shop may be named after fudge, but don't let that fool you. They still have some of the best buckeyes in Columbus. The centers are incredibly smooth and creamy, and they're dipped in real Belgian chocolate. You can buy the buckeyes in boxes of 6 or 15.

Definitely take the opportunity to sample the fudge while you're at Schmidt's, too. The plain chocolate is a classic, but the butter pecan is incredible if you're a nut lover. Schmidt's Fudge Haus is located in the Historic German Village, so feel free to take a walk around as you enjoy your sweets.

Sweetie's Chocolates at Grandpa's Cheesebarn

668 US-250, Ashland, OH 44805

Sweetie's Chocolates is an enormous candy store located directly next to Grandpa's Cheesebarn, an enormous cheese store. If you're in Northeast Ohio, you absolutely need to visit both. They offer lots of free samples and have an incredible selection of both cheeses and sweets.

Sweetie's offers buckeyes dipped in both milk and dark chocolate. They even offer miniature buckeyes, which they sell in a big tub suitable for sharing. Other tasty treats include chocolate-covered pretzels, caramels, and fudge. The licorice candy, which comes in many flavors, is also a favorite.

Honadle's Fine Chocolates

1138 W. Maple St., Hartville, OH 44632

Honadle's doesn't take shortcuts, sourcing as many ingredients as possible from local companies, and they always use the freshest, best-quality items possible. This really shows in the quality of their buckeyes and chocolates. Honadle's is a stop on the Ohio Buckeye Trail that you don't want to skip.

The buckeyes here come in milk and dark chocolate versions, and they're sold in a 12-count box. The sea salt caramels are a great treat to order if you're looking for something extra.

Butter Maid Bakery

100 Victoria Rd., Youngstown, OH 44515

Everything at Butter Maid Bakery is made in small batches, using old-fashioned recipes and traditional ingredients. They've been around since 1903, so they've had plenty of time to master their craft! In addition to the buckeyes, customers love their kalochi, and it's definitely worth a try.

Butter Maid Bakery's buckeyes are larger than most. The filling is also a bit softer than you might be used to since they're made with a higher proportion of peanut butter. They're sold in 12-count boxes, so you'll have enough to share. 

Taste Ohio's Best

As you travel along the Ohio Buckeye Trail, your taste buds are sure to be pleased! Which one of these candy stores are you most excited to visit?

July
16

Explore Ohio: 9 Small Towns to Visit this Summer

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Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cleveland are noted for their vibrant urban settings and fast-paced lifestyles. When you want to slow down and get away from it all for a while, there's a whole new world just a short drive away. Spend a day or a weekend exploring some of these amazing small towns around Ohio.

Avon Lake

Waterfront towns may seem like summer-only destinations, but that's not the case with Avon Lake. The city itself measures only 11 square miles, but 220 acres of that area is covered with parks and other green spaces, making Avon Lake a visual splendor in any season. With its well-maintained boat launch and a fishing pier that's open year-round, Miller Road Park is a popular family-friendly spot for water activities, picnics, and relaxation. Stop in at Klingshern Winery, a local tradition since 1935, for an informal wine-tasting. 

Medina

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Founded in 1818, Medina remains a picturesque representation of small-town America. Social, entertainment, and cultural activities still revolve around Main Street, lined with stunning Victorian-style architecture and delightful mom-and-pop stores. You'll find it hard to believe the region suffered not one but two debilitating fires in the 19th century. Learn more about Medina's history at the four museums located downtown. There's even a quaint town square park, highlighted by a gazebo that serves as the centerpiece of community events. 

Hinckley Township

Hinckley Township, named for original proprietor Samuel Hinckley, is home to a famed seasonal tradition that rivals Groundhog Day. Every year on March 15, as many as 50,000 people gather to observe Buzzard Day, when the birds return like clockwork. The official event began in 1957, and residents consider Buzzard Day the beginning of spring. Festivities are held at Hinckley Reservation, a worthy attraction in its own right. This southernmost Cleveland Metropark is known for Worden's Ledges, a fascinating series of sandstone ledge carvings depicting elements of local history.

Bexley

History and architecture are frequently entwined, with the town of Bexley being a prime example. The serene, tree-lined suburb of Columbus draws several visitors to view its impressive large houses and mansions. Jeffrey Park, a 40-acre natural woodland with a number of walking trails, is also the site of majestic Jeffrey Mansion, built in 1905 by a former mayor of Columbus. Northern Bexley is home to the official Governor's Mansion, a one-time private residence donated to the state in 1955. Just west of Bexley sits the Franklin Park Conservatory, a botanical garden featuring more than 400 species of plants along with a permanent collection of stunning glasswork by Dale Chihuly.

Delaware

Perhaps the town's own motto sums it up best: Delaware is "Hometown Living with a Modern Spirit." The parents of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States, were among the city's earliest settlers. In 1912, Delaware came within one vote of becoming the new capital of Ohio. The Historic Northwest District features an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from Federal and Queen Anne to Craftsman and Gothic Revival. More than 500 homes and carriage houses in the neighborhood are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby, the thriving downtown area includes the Strand, one of the 10 oldest movie theaters in the country.

Granville

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If Granville reminds you of a charming New England town, you wouldn't be far off. The village was settled by a group from Granville, MA, who named their new home after their original one. But indigenous people inhabited the area more than four hundred years before. One of the notable local landmarks is the Alligator Effigy Mound, used by people of the Fort Ancient culture as a ceremonial site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other popular sites include the Bryn Du Mansion, Dawes Arboretum, and Granville Inn. Immerse yourself in local history at the Denison Museum, Granville Historical Society, and Robbins Hunter Museum.

Yellow Springs

People often describe Yellow Springs as having a mellow, 1960s-type vibe. Fittingly, the village was founded in 1825 by a collection of 100 families hoping to create a utopian community. Yellow Springs takes its name from an actual natural spring with a yellowish tint due to high iron content. You can view this landmark at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, which features other stunning scenery such as wildflowers, 400-year-old trees, and limestone cliffs with waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Clifton Mill, with its rustic setting that includes a classic red, covered bridge.  

Lebanon

In its earlier days, Lebanon was a designated stagecoach stop for north-bound travelers. With historic buildings that house businesses such as the Black Horse Tavern, it's not hard to visualize those times. Since 1803, the Golden Lamb Restaurant & Hotel, Ohio's oldest continuously operated business, has hosted notable figures such as Charles Dickens, Barbara Bush, Mark Twain, Charles Laughton, and Kesha. Right across the street sits a library funded by Andrew Carnegie. Lebanon has such an authentic small-town feel that it served as the filming location for Harper Valley PTA.

Rabbit Hash

From the name to the setting, Rabbit Hash is as quirky and lovable as you might expect. Originally known as Carlton, the town took on the name of its signature dish to avoid confusion with nearby Carrolton. A French bulldog named Wilbur currently presides as mayor, continuing a longstanding tradition. As with many small towns, the community center of Rabbit Hash is the legendary General Store. In a concession to the digital age, the store does maintain an online shop, but the actual shelves are full of antiques, hand-woven towels, collectibles, and other fascinating items. Both the General Store and the Rabbit Hash Historic District can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.

Small Town USA

Small towns have been a rich source of material for pop culture, from movies and books to country songs. What's your favorite story about a small town?

April
30

It's Raining Free LoLo Gifts for April

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April showers bring May flowers, but why wait that long? Free gifts are in bloom around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati!

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts have teamed up to bring you these enticing offers from local merchants. Follow the rainbow and discover the exciting variety of small businesses that make this region such a great place to live.

April Gifts:

Canton: Ice Cream

Akron: Cupcakes

Columbus: A Beer

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Canton: Ice Cream

Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703

When you need a break from your hectic day, relax among the soothing retro charms of Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor. Sit in one of the high-backed maple booths as you savor the classic flavor of your free homemade ice cream.

About Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

Founded in 1926, Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor has been serving tasty treats to generations of delighted fans around Canton. Parents and grandparents have introduced kids to the iconic Bittner, a 3/4-pound helping of vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade chocolate sauce and topped with crunchy pecans. It's been described as "a milkshake you have to eat with a spoon." 

Contact and Hours

330.452.7939

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: Cupcakes

Cupcake Castle

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Good things come in small packages, and you'll find the best proof at Cupcake Castle. With mouthwatering flavors like Creamsicle, Peanut Butter Cup, and Strawberry Cheesecake, these frosted delicacies will put a smile on anyone's face.

About Cupcake Castle

Whatever your sweet dreams are, Cupcake Castle aims to make them come true. Can't find what you're looking for on their list of 100+ flavors? Create your own with your choice of filling, icing, and topping. Change things up and have your favorite flavor blended into a "cupshake." Delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Contact and Hours

330.322.4558

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: A Beer

Barley's Brewing Company

467 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 

Think you know what real beer tastes like? Head to Barley's Brewing Company, where they're serving up beer made the traditional way. Their cask-conditioned ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, with no external carbon dioxide, resulting in a smoother drink with greater depth of flavor.

About Barley's Brewing Company

What do Stephen King, Eddie George, and Cheap Trick have in common? They've all stopped off for a cold one at Barley's Brewing Company, the oldest brewpub in the area. Pair a Blood Thirst Wheat or Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale with Barley's signature sauerkraut balls or a hearty plate of pierogies and sausage. 

Contact and Hours

614.228.2537

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

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

The Bagelry

1401 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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In pursuit of the perfect bagel? You just might find it at The Bagelry in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, bagels are baked fresh daily at this OTR staple.

About 

What started out as a venture at local farmers markets and popup shops grew into a permanent brick-and-mortar location offering a full menu with bagels as the star of the show. Choose your bagel and then top with the spread of your choice, or go all in and build your own breakfast sandwich.

Contact and Hours

513.975.0631

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

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

146 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Whether you want to jump-start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll find the solution at Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House. Their award-winning coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed for maximum flavor, no matter when you order.

About Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

As an active member of the Wooster community, Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House believes in paying it forward. They help support other local businesses by featuring their food and products. Underground Cafe's menu of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods includes a number of vegan-friendly options. 

Contact and Hours

330.804.8400

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Courthouse Pizzeria

2 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

The verdict is in: Courthouse Pizzeria was voted "Best Pizza in Medina County" in 2018 and 2019. You be the judge after trying a generous double slice of their authentic New York-style pizza.

About Courthouse Pizza

Get a slice of local history with your meal at Courthouse Pizza. The restaurant is located in the oldest building in Medina, built in 1841, which once served as an actual courthouse. All doughs and sauces are made in-house each morning, and pies are baked on a pizza stone in the 50-year-old oven. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.1743

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Little City Grill

802 N. Mantua St., Kent, OH 44240

Want a home-cooked meal where you don't have to do the cooking? Head to Little City Grill, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used to lovingly prepare a selection of comfort food favorites, including corned beef hash, grilled cheese sandwich, and Brunswick stew.

About Little City Grill

Bert Bellinson was owner of BGS Chemical when he decided to follow his true passion: food. Little City Grill is the offshoot of Bert's successful catering business of the same name. In 2018, the Kent Chamber of Commerce recognized Bert Bellinson's contributions to the community and named him Small Business Person of the Year.

Contact and Hours

330.677.3444

Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (breakfast only)

It's Raining Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for April 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

These special offers aren't a one-and-done deal. Each month, Cutler Real Estate brings you a new assortment of treats from LoLo Gifts. All you have to do is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

March
5

Cheesecake Heaven: 9 Places Around Columbus for Dessert

Columbus Restaurants for Cheesecake - Cutler Real Estate

Have you had a craving for something sweet lately? Nothing can satisfy a sweet tooth quite like a delicious piece of cheesecake. With a crumbly base, sweet creamy filling, and an endless variety of flavors, cheesecake is truly one of the tastiest treats. Whether you prefer chocolate, caramel, or fruit topping, cheesecake is a dessert everyone can enjoy.

For those of us fortunate enough to live in and around Columbus, we have an endless amount of options for great cheesecake in our area. Below are some recommendations for our favorite places to grab dessert:

Dave's Artisanal Cheesecakes

737 Parkwood Ave., Columbus, OH 43219

For some of the best cheesecake in Columbus, head on over to Dave's Artisanal Cheesecakes. Chef proprietor David Brooks has been practicing the art of cheesecake for more than 30 years. With a robust selection of flavors, this spot in Northeast Columbus is an absolute classic. Dave's offers online ordering, and they even have a cheesecake of the month club. Even if you don't live in our area, they have nationwide shipping available.

The Cheesecake Girl

5354 Center St., Hilliard, OH 43026

For a great selection of over 20 varieties of cheesecake, stop by The Cheesecake Girl in Hilliard. This shop sells both full-size cheesecakes, mini cheesecakes, boozy mini cheesecakes, and cheesecake shooters. All items are made with local ingredients and baked from scratch. You have to try the White Chocolate Raspberry or the Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll. All orders must be placed online.

Katzinger's Delicatessen

475 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215

This New York-style joint is known for their deli sandwiches, but they are also famous for having some of the best cheesecake in town. It's a half-pound slice of cheese and sweetness, and you can choose any fruit topping you like. If you enjoy it, you can even order an entire 10-inch cake to take home. The original Katzinger's is in German Village, but they also have a location in Dublin. Either way, you have to stop by this Columbus staple when you have a chance.

Belle's Bread

1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

Belle's Bread is actually a French-inspired Japanese bakery that specializes in all cakes and bread, but it's their baked cheesecake that has quite the reputation around town. All cakes are available by the slice, in round form, or by the sheet. The business actually has a team of 20 bakers that make all products on-site every morning. Online ordering is available. The shop is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.

La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro

1550 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221

This gourmet family-owned French bakery has three locations across Columbus, and its menu features a wide range of breakfast foods, pastries, and desserts. The cheesecake is absolutely delicious — order it by the slice or take a whole 9-inch cake to enjoy at home. The store is open daily from 8 am to 3 pm.

Fate Cakes

1360 Cherry Bottom Rd., Columbus, OH 43230

If you're looking for the perfect cheesecake for a wedding, shower, or birthday, or any special celebration, look no further than Fate Cakes. This specialty cake shop is offering curbside pickup, takeout, and no-contact delivery. Orders can be placed online, and the store is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Portia's Cafe

4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

This vegan cafe just north of Columbus is famous for its amazing "Cheezecake" that's made with raw nut-and-date crusts and delicious blends of fruit toppings. Available flavors include Berry Berry Mango, Lemon, Chocolate, Coffee, Coconut, Pineapple, Mocha, Chai, and Mint Chocolate Chip. The cafe is open Monday through Saturday 8 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8760 Sancus Blvd., Columbus, OH 43240

Firebirds is a great date night spot for many reasons, but our favorite is their delicious selection of desserts. In fact, their Creme Brulee Cheesecake is actually the talk of the town. This sweet, savory dish is topped with fresh fruit and raspberry coulis and is the perfect way to top off a fine meal.

Due Amici

67 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215

Some of the best New York-style cheesecake can be found at Due Amici, an Italian restaurant classic in downtown Columbus. Their dessert menu features a huge piece of cheesecake topped with berry coulis and fresh fruit. If you'd prefer to eat at home, takeout can be ordered online!

Piece of Cake!

Where will you get your sweet treat around Columbus?

November
25

Be Thankful for These November LoLo Gifts

November LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

What are you grateful for this month? Cutler Real Estate wants to give thanks to you with November's selection of special offers from LoLo Gifts. These delightful freebies are a great way to get acquainted with the wonderful products and services available from local businesses.

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati, this month's treats will make tasty additions to your holiday feast.

November Gifts:

Canton: Macarons

Akron: Jar of Honey

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Canton: Macarons

Sprinkle City Sweets

706 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Give your all-American celebration some European flair with elegant macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets. These delicate, candy-colored beauties will dress up any dinner table, and they taste even better than they look.

About Sprinkle City Sweets

Customers describe the macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets as their "obsession," but the deliciousness doesn't stop there. With an assortment of made-from-scratch baked goods ranging from cookies and bars to scones and cakes, there's something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. 

Contact and Hours

330.933.0767

Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Akron: Jar of Honey

Akron Honey Company

21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308

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According to Akron Honey Company, "exciting honey makes the best food." They back up their words with creative flavors such as bourbon, habanero, and hickory-smoked strawberry. 

About Akron Honey Company

When IT expert Brent Wesley spotted a vacant patch of land along the drive to his day job, beekeeping was the furthest thing from his mind. But after Wesley bought the lot with a vague idea of creating something for the community, Akron Honey Company was born. In fact, Wesley has become so enamored of honey that he's using it as a base for diverse products such as ice cream and men's grooming products.

Contact and Hours

330.552.8858

Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Popcorn as gourmet food? It is when it comes in fanciful flavors like White Cheddar, Habanero Sweet Fire, and Double Crunch, found at Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn.   

About Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

Despite the store's name, the crunchy goodness from Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn is on a whole other level from your childhood snacks made on the stove or in an air popper. When the housing bubble crashed in the late 2000s, successful realtor Mark Whitworth seized the opportunity to expand his hobby into a thriving business. Mushroom-style kernels are popped in traditional kettles to form a shape that holds a variety of seasonings.

Contact and Hours

513.257.7959

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

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Belle's Bread

1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

Leftover turkey sandwiches are a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. Kick it up a notch by serving them on fresh-baked bread from Belle's Bread, or cap off your meal with a slice of their luscious cakes.

About Belle's Bread

East meets West describes Belle's Bread as well as the union of owner Takashi Takenaka and his French-born wife. The two "married" their respective culinary backgrounds to open a bakery offering the best of both worlds. Authentic French pastries sit side-by-side in the display case with curry donuts, sweet red bean rolls, and other Japanese delicacies. 

Contact and Hours

614.451.7110

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Give Thanks for Free Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for November - Cutler Real Estate

We love to carry the spirit of gratitude throughout the entire year. It's always a good time to partake in our monthly program of complimentary offers from LoLo Gifts. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up.

October
21

9 Bakeries Around Northeast Ohio for Fall Sweets

Fall Sweets - NE Ohio Bakeries - Cutler Real Estate

As the temperatures start to dip and the leaves begin to change, there are few things more enjoyable than visiting a local bakery for a fresh-baked sweet treat. We're lucky to have so many top-notch bakeshops in the Northeast Ohio area. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Sweet Fix Bakery

2307 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

 
 
 
 
 
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This super-cozy and charming bakery in the Cleveland Heights suburb prepares all of their baked goods onsite. Here you'll find lots of delicious sweet treats, including cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and pies. The option to get a whole cake or pie or purchase items by the slice makes The Sweet Fix the perfect option for special occasions and the random sweet craving. Some of the tastiest menu items include the strawberry cream cheese pound cake, peach cobbler, German chocolate cake, and Oreo pie. If you can't make it to the bakery, they also deliver through Doordash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

Farkas Pastry Shop

2700 Lorian Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

The home of fine European pastries, tortes, and Hungarian desserts, Farkas Pastry Shop is a must-visit location when you're in the Cleveland area. All of the bakery items here are hand-made using recipes that Attila Farkas and his father (a master pastry chef in Budapest) brought over from Hungary. Some of their most popular menu items include Napoleons, Dobos, and Linzers. Not sure what these are? Well, it's about time you found out! (You'll be glad you did). They also have a wide variety of traditional treats, including mocha mousse cups, chocolate rum squares, Amaretto squares, and more. Stop by once, and you'll quickly see why this shop has been a Cleveland tradition for over 45 years. 

Casa Dolce Bakery

5732 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

 
 
 
 
 
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Translated as "The Sweet House," Casa Dolce specializes in made-from-scratch traditional cannolis and tiramisu. They also offer a wide variety of pastries, cakes, cookies, and prepared foods. But that's not all! You'll want to stop by for the fresh-baked bread made every morning. While you're there, make sure you pick up an apple fritter. Rumor has it they're the best in Northeast Ohio! 

Presti's Bakery

12101 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

The original Presti's Bakery opened back in 1903 and has been a family tradition ever since. They moved into their current location in 1999, and, to this day, it remains an integral part of the city's Little Italy neighborhood. Here you'll find mouth-watering pastries, cakes, cookies, fresh-baked Italian bread, and a variety specialty breads. They also serve lemon ice, gelato, and soft-serve ice cream. Some of the tastiest options on the menu include custard puffs, rum baba, almond tarts, pecan rolls, fruit danishes, and cappuccino brownies. 

KB Confections

13519 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you're looking for a special-occasion cake or you just have a craving for something sweet, you'll love what you find at KB Confections. The menu features all of the traditional favorites, like cupcakes, cookies, and banana pudding, all made fresh daily. You can also relax with a delicious cup of coffee, a latte, or a blended drink. Call ahead to order a specialty cake, or stop by to see what kinds of tempting treats they have on hand.

Colozza's Bakery

5880 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129

Colozza's Bakery has been one of the area's most popular bakeshops since 1975. Not only are they the go-to for stunning wedding cakes, but they also make amazing baked pastries, coffee cakes, pies, cookies, bread, and more. One thing that sets this bakery apart is their seasonal pastries. Throughout the year, they make special treats for holidays and occasions that aren't available any other time. This includes chocolate yule logs, Irish soda bread, pumpkin rolls, beignets, Potica nut roll, grape kuchen, and more! You'll definitely want to check out their website and plan ahead so you can make your holidays even more special. 

The 3 Aprons Bakery and Cafe

12204 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

 
 
 
 
 
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Everything at 3 Aprons Bakery and Cafe is made in small batches with intense attention to quality. There are various options here, including liege waffles, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, scones, bagels, cookies, cakes, pies, and rotating dessert bars. Don't have much of a sweet tooth? You'll love their mini-quiches, breakfast sammies, and Detroit-style pizza. 

Baraona's Bakery

15842 Libby Rd., Maple Heights, OH 44137

This family-owned bakery has been serving the Cleveland area since 1949. They make all of their food from scratch, using only the finest ingredients and recipes that have been handed down for generations. They're best known for their specialty cakes, including Cassata cake (their signature item!), Italian ribbon cake, German chocolate cake, strawberry whipped cream cake, datenut, banana nut, and more!

That's not all! You'll also love their nut and poppyseed rolls, pies, cannolis, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, turnovers, and lemon ice. They offer small quantities of their products, which is a major benefit for many customers. Since you can purchase many of their items by the piece, so there's no need to feel guilty or worry that you'll eat the whole cake! 

Kiedrowski's Bakery

2267 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

 
 
 
 
 
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This old-world bakery has been delivering tasty treats to area visitors since 1984. Kiedrowski's Bakery is home to the "World-Famous Snoogle," a Polish puff pastry wrapped in sweetened cream cheese and topped with a vanilla butter-bean glaze. They also sell Polish paczki during lent. In addition, you'll find plenty of traditional treats, including pastries, donuts, cookies, and breads. Kiedrowski's was voted "Best Bakery in America" in 2011, and they've won many other awards over the years. Visiting this bakery is just like stepping into your Grandmother's kitchen. Once you have a taste of their amazing treats, you'll wish you had found this local gem sooner. 

Fall in Love with Flavor!

Which of these mouth-watering treats will you try first?

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