Remembering 2010

Downtown Canton, featured in our July 2010 issue, continues to surprise. Newer eateries as diverse as Basil,Thatsa Wrapp, Sheri’s at Shears and The Lion’s Den now have thriving lunch businesses.

LOCAL FAVORITES

More than just the name changed on this annual contest (was Readers’ Choice, now Local Favorites). Here are some 2010 faves:
BEST COFFEE SHOP: MUGGSWIGZ
FAVORITE GOLF CLUB: QUARRY GOLF CLUB
BEST PLACE TO BUY BLING: JÜLZ
BEST PLACE FOR A MANI-PEDI: HEADLINERS SALON AND DAY SPA
BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE A GIFT: WESTFIELD BELDEN VILLAGE MALL

MUST-EATS!

09_must_sylvestersOur Must-Eats issue debuted in April 2010 and quickly became an annual feature.

Spotlighted in the first edition: Chilean sea bass from Sylvester’s North End Grille; pies from Ferraro’s; lunch buffet from Bombay Sitar; chili garlic calamari from Prestier’s Pub; pizza from Pete’s Grill (now closed); cinnamon rolls from Liebermann’s Bakery; macaroni and cheese from Sophia’s Soul Food; ribs from Mulligan’s Pub; pulled pork sandwich from Old Carolina; apple dumpling from Main Street Grille; and the original gyro from Papa Gyro’s.

THIS IS DOWNTOWN!

Downtown Canton, featured in our July 2010 issue, continues to surprise. Newer eateries as diverse as Basil,Thatsa Wrapp, Sheri’s at Shears and The Lion’s Den now have thriving lunch businesses. The Auricle concert club, Buzzbin Music Shop and Frankenstein have brought a jolt of rock ‘n’ roll. There’s an array of theatrics at the Kathleen Howland Theatre, and a parade of locally-produced visuals at The Hub, Thirteenth Floor, Evolution Art and other galleries. First Friday, Canton Farmer’s Market, Canton Blues Festival and Taste of Canton are crowd magnets.

NEW ADVISORY BOARD

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BOTTOMS UP

2010 Signature Drink winner: The Gaugin, by Neil Carpathios.

  •  2 oz. Jose Quervo Gold tequila
  •  1 oz. triple sec
  •  1 oz. French brandy
  •  1 oz. peach syrup flavoring
  •  4 oz. pineapple juice
  •  1/4 orange, squeezed
  •  1/2 lime, squeezed

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for at least one minute. Pour into serving glass.

OUR FIRST SINGLES ISSUE!

Now this was a talker! These brave souls didn’t know what they were getting themselves in for when they were selected as About’s first group of Most Eligible Singles. What a great group! Barry DeBois, Beth Borda, Brent Belles, Mona Shay, Terrance Jones, Sharon Sirpilla, Theresa Carson, Frank Forchione, Kathryn Siegfried, Kathy Vogel and Luke Vincer.

2010’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS

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THERE’S A WINERY IN CANTON?

Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro opened in March 2010 and quickly became the city’s hottest destination. Gervasi sits on a beautiful 55-acre property that includes more than five acres of grape vineyards. Gervasi has grown considerably since it opened, with the debut of the luxurious Villa Hotel Suites and now the anticipated opening of The Crush House winery, wine bar and eatery this summer. The only agriculturally-zoned location in the city, Gervasi is a go-to spot for weddings and events. Gervasi is owned and operated by the Swaldo family.