Friday, November 18, 2011
Bacchus shares roof and ownership with Russo's; less formal (and less pricy) menu.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
I set out to review something other than burgers this week, but fate was having none of that. I haven't been to Russo's for quite a while, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for a foodie experience. As I pulled in to a nearly deserted parking lot, I wondered if it had suddenly closed. No, I was early for the 5 p.m. dinner start. But, the host said, Bacchus Lounge in back is open if you want to wait there and we'll come get you when a table is ready. Well, I settled in at Bacchus and never looked back. Fate had other plans. Thursday, it turns out, is $5 Burger Night at Bacchus. Ah, fate, you win again. So a $5 burger it was, with red beans and rice ($4), and a salty snack (free!) to nibble on while waiting for the burger to …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Whether it's the big box stores or the neighborhood merchant, we all have our favs.
Ready or not, holiday season is upon us! And with the holidays tends to come holiday shopping. We want to know where you find your best gifts for family and friends. Take our unscientific poll and then, if you want to share your secrets, get specific in the comments. Who knows? You might just find a new favorite place to pick up those surprises.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Nothin' fancy: Burger and a beer gets the job done
Jimmy Bigg's Grille has been around for a while, so after driving by on probably hundreds of occasions, I decided it was time to stop in. There's a neighborhood feel to the place, with a small bar that seats seven or eight people. Several patrons can be found having a beer and a sandwich at the bar or at a dozen or so tables in the dining areas. The menu features a lineup of burgers ($5.49-6.99), specialty sandwiches ($4.95-$6.95), wings and a few other old reliable bar foods ($3.95-$6.95). And salads. The bacon cheeseburger with french fries ($6.50) lured me in. Twice, actually, on consecutive Tuesdays. The second time, I brought it home and shared with my kids. * On both occasions the burgers were thick, the bacon thoroughly cooked …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Kiosk-style eatery located inside Summit Mall takes both phone and fax orders.
Fresh, healthy food made right before your eyes. That’s the claim to fame at the Fresh Healthy Café, a large kiosk-style eatery located nearly dead-center inside Summit Mall. The café’s menu boasts 18 different smoothies and an array of fresh squeezes and juices along with 10 different sandwich styles created in either a wrap or panini – or as a salad. There are also eight varieties of crepes in both sweet and savory styles, as well as a soup of the day that promises to always contain less than five grams of fat. To meet the needs of busy patrons, the eatery offers an online menu and takes call-ahead orders at 330-865-8133 and fax orders at 330-865-8134. Following is a Q&A with Raymond Roger, general manager of the Fresh Healthy Café at …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Fishcreek Road establishment is a local favorite.
Stow is not blessed with a multitude of locally owned dining spots the way neighboring Cuyahoga Falls or not-too-distant Fairlawn are, but there are good places to be found. Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders is one. As the name suggests, Bellacino's specializes in pizza and grinders – sublike sandwiches made with fresh-baked bread. Pizzas range in price from $3.89 for an 8-inch cheese pizza to $18.79 for an extra-large (16-inch) Browns Special (pepperoni, sausage, ham, meatballs and bacon). There are salads ($2.59 for side salad to $7.99 for a steak salad with ribeye steak, mushrooms and Cheddar cheese) and more than two dozen grinders, ranging from the Italian–House Specialty ($4.35 for 4.5-inch quarter, $6.19 for 9-inch half or $11.99 for …