Irie Island | Behind the Food

If you’re craving something exotic to eat on a summer’s day, cruise over to Irie Island, Stark County’s sole (and soulful) Jamaican restaurant. Melissa Bailey will take care of you.

Q&A with a sleep doctor

“If you’ve never had a good night’s sleep, you don’t know what you’re missing,” said Dr. Albert Kim, facility director of the Mercy Sleep Center at Mercy Medical Center.

The Irish Exchange | Behind the Food

A neighborhood pub in business since 1991, The Irish Exchange recently took the step of adding some bona fide Irish cuisine to its menu of familiar bar-food favorites.

Heggy’s Nut Shop | Behind the Food

Eric Lynn was a counter clerk 26 years ago when he started working at Heggy’s Nut Shop. Today, he is president of the Canton standby, which has been serving coneys, buttered french fries and hot fudge sundaes from its lunch counter since 1950.

Jen’s Place | Behind the Food

For the growing ranks of craft-beer fans, Jen’s Place Craft Beer Tasting Room in downtown Massillon is an oasis. Jen’s Place, at 43 Lincoln Way E, is a tasting room devoted to Ohio-brewed beers, with Ohio wines and snacks rounding out the menu.

Mint & Lime Asian Bistro | Behind the Food

There’s a simple meaning behind the name of Mint & Lime Asian Bistro. “Mint and lime means fresh. Everything fresh. Everything,” said Kenny Ly, owner and chef of the restaurant at 7180 Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township.

Meet Me at Irene’s | Behind the Food

One day at Meet Me at Irene’s, the popular eatery she co-owns in Hartville, Robin Rupp watched in wonderment as a man drove up in a tractor, parked it in the lot and walked in for breakfast.