Vincent Cessna typically arrives at his Italian restaurant, Vincent’s Pastaria, around 5:30 a.m. “My day starts with (making) 4 gallons of sauce every morning. It’s the lifeblood here. It goes in the lasagna, the meatballs, the pasta dishes,” Cessna said. “My anxiety goes down when the sauce is done, right around 8:30.”
Located in Canton, Smoke the Burger Joint is the place to go for burgers. Fresh Angus beef, low-smoked over hickory wood, gives the patties at Smoke a particularly flavorful sense of umami. The menu at Smoke is more than just burgers. Stop in for a smokehouse grilled cheese, all beef hot dogs, wings, seafood, chili, soups, salads and more.
Face it, there are lots of places to buy a bottle of wine. At Avenue Wine Shop, “it’s more personable,” said Tony Antoniades, who 22 years ago bought the store at 1728 Cleveland Avenue NW with his wife, Theresa. “I get people from all over who enjoy coming here who want a little knowledge about wine and some service that they don’t get at the box stores.
Canton Brewing Company is Stark County’s first craft brewery. The downtown mainstay also boasts a speakeasy and a restaurant, called Snorky’s on Third. The brewery has three core beers and dozens of seasonal beers, everything from imperial stouts to kettle sour tart ale.
It was 1991 and Nick Regas, then 24, had graduated from law school at Case Western Reserve University. Working for an attorney in Cleveland, he knew a law career was not for him. As fate would have it, his father had just been talking about selling his business, Canton Importing Co., a neighborhood deli and grocery at 1136 Wertz Avenue NW. “I called dad up and told him, I’ll buy the business.’ ”
For more than 100 years, Norcia Bakery at 624 Belden Avenue NE has been a Canton institution. The little bakery started by Italian immigrant John Norcia back in 1918, is famous for its bread, dinner rolls and its iconic pepperoni rolls.
Whether you’re looking for custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies or anything in between, Studio Bakery in Canton has you covered. Stop in for a sweet treat or order something custom. You won’t be disappointed. Find Studio Bakery on Facebook
Brandon Torre has had a fondness for Italian delicatessens since he was a boy. As the executive chef for downtown Canton’s H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants, Torre found the opportunity to open an Italian deli of his own upstairs from the H2 at 427 Tuscarawas Street E.
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