Food Tour: Side Dishes

Anyone who’s ever eaten at Thatsa Wrapp knows the real star of the meal is the side of chips and dip. Specifically the dip. It reminds me of French onion dip with a ranch packet mixed in. The garlicky, onion flavor is strong, but there’s a nice mix of herbs to balance the whole thing out. It’s also got a more liquid consistency than other chip dips, which makes me tempted to use it as a sauce for my wrap, too. Plus, the chips are thick and crunchy without being too oily.

Chips & Dip
from Thatsa Wrapp

Anyone who’s ever eaten at Thatsa Wrapp knows the real star of the meal is the side of chips and dip. Specifically the dip. It reminds me of French onion dip with a ranch packet mixed in. The garlicky, onion flavor is strong, but there’s a nice mix of herbs to balance the whole thing out. It’s also got a more liquid consistency than other chip dips, which makes me tempted to use it as a sauce for my wrap, too. Plus, the chips are thick and crunchy without being too oily.

—Alison Matas

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French fries
from UnHitched Brewing Co.

I love french fries. I especially love those beautiful brown hand-cut, skin-on, crispy fries that pair perfectly with nearly any dipping sauce.

UnHitched Brewing Co. in Louisville has those fries.

They arrive in a heaping pile of crispy goodness next to one of UnHitched’s excellent sandwiches or burgers. Topped with a seriously good seasoning blend, these fries are delicious plain or dunked into a side of ketchup.

There are plenty of reasons to visit UnHitched—good beer, a great space and a creative, tasty menu—but the fries alone are almost worth the trip.

—Jessica Holbrook

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
from Willow Bistro

This might be the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever eaten. It’s perfectly cooked corkscrew pasta swimming in creamy, smoky Gouda sauce and mixed with pieces of bacon. The side dish portion is nearly large enough—and certainly decadent enough—to be a complete meal on its own.

—Alison Matas

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass