A Cozy Dinner at Kindred Spirits in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

A warm, cozy, rustic ambiance welcomes guests to Kindred Spirits.  Located in the Hocking Hills of Ohio at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, this is one of the nicest restaurants in an area famous for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.  The dining room begins in the original log cabin built in the…

The Avenue Steak Tavern in Dublin, Ohio

If traditional is trendy and old is new again, then The Avenue Steak Tavern hits the target for bringing back the old New York steakhouse.  Located in Dublin, Ohio, a northwest suburb of Columbus, the establishment is far from the Empire state, yet once inside, it is easy to think you are in the Big…

Primarily Produce at Little Eater in Columbus, Ohio

Fresh, local vegetables are the focus of the menu at Little Eater.  Cara Mangini, owner and author of the award-winning cookbook, The Vegetable Butcher, takes healthy eating to a new level.  Mangini and her team have created a neighborhood restaurant that is simple and clean, as well as warm and inviting.  The goal is to…

A Farm to Table Dinner at The Wildflower Cafe in Mason, Ohio

The goal of the owners of the Wildflower Café is to lovingly serve delicious food that has grown with integrity from local and organic farms.  Mission accomplished.  Quality local ingredients, minimal environmental impact, and sustainable local economics are the cornerstone of this farm to table restaurant.  The menu never gets old, as it is always…

Lockkeepers: Gastronomic Gem in Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley

Owners Frank and Malisse Sinito strategically combine their Italian heritage with the history of the region in Lockkeepers, their architecturally-stunning restaurant overlooking the Cuyahoga River a short distance from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, Ohio Menu: For both lunch and dinner,  Lockkeepers offers an enticing array of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas (made in-house…

A Taste of Munich in Columbus, Ohio at The Hofbrauhaus

Four hundred years after Bavarian Kings started brewing beer in , der Staatliche’s Hofbrauhaus in Munich has licensed its recipes in Columbus, Ohio. The Hofbrauhaus in Columbus offers authentic , , traditional German music, and a festive atmosphere in a city that used to only celebrate its German ancestry at Oktoberfest in the Fall. Location:  …

The Greenhouse Tavern: Culinary Hit in Cleveland, Ohio

Chef Jonathon Sawyer, owner of The Greenhouse Tavern and James Beard Winner for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region in 2015, consistently brings exceptional dining experiences for residents and visitors to the re-emerging Rustbelt city of Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 2038 E. 4th Street, Cleveland, Menu: When the appetizer menu begins with Fried Brussels Sprouts, Bone Marrow…

Farm to Table at The Red Feather Kitchen in Cincinnati, Ohio

Innovation, rough luxury, and honoring those who work to bring the products to the table is how the purveyors of this upscale farm to table restaurant want you to remember them.  Open less than four years, The Red Feather Kitchen is a hidden gem on a busy Cincinnati street, and worth the stop. Location: 3200…

Paulie Gee’s Wood Fired Pizza in Columbus, Ohio

Located in the Short North Arts District, Paulie Gee’s is anything but your typical pizza and salad restaurant, and much more than the typical neighborhood bar. The is the main attraction. It is in the same block as the Garden Theater, home of the Short North Stage, making it a convenient pre-theater dinner choice. It…