The name is Ed’s Smokehouse, but Liz Hampton, Ed’s older sister, is running the show these days. “It’s the same thing, same menu, cooked the same way—nothing’s changed,” Hampton said about the restaurant that’s been in business six years at 1009 McKinley Avenue NW in Canton.
This is a year that calls for comfort food, so I suggest having a meal at Tozzi’s on 12th as soon as possible. Tozzi’s on 12th is known for its steaks, seafood and Italian dishes. The family business got its start in Magnolia in 1914, and now the fourth generation of the Tozzi family has the restaurant in Canton.
Proudly a Canton favorite since 1941, Lucia’s Steakhouse has been serving some of the best Italian fare and steak around for five generations. From high-quality ingredients to the same smiling faces on the team, there’s something special about Lucia’s Steakhouse.
Laura of Pembroke is your one-stop shop for classy home furnishings and decor, as well as stylish women’s apparel and accessories and all kinds of thoughtful gifts for the home and for her. Stop in at the Canton shop or visit the Pinecrest location in Shaker Heights. Laura of Pembroke also offers award-winning interior design services.
It was on First Friday in August 2012 that a downtown Canton standby, George’s Lounge, reopened with three new owners. “We’re all from Canton. We saw what was happening downtown, and we thought the location was perfect,” said Ryan McMichael, who partnered with his twin brother, Aaron, with whom he has a chiropractic business, and John Degenhardt, a friend of theirs since elementary school.
At Little Chicago Clothing Co., they go above and beyond to provide styles that are both flattering and comfortable that are inspired by our local communities, Ohio and the Rust Belt. Shop a variety of on-trend, seasonal apparel for women and men in sizes XS to 3X. Find styles online or in store at Print & Press Shop & Studios and other local stockists.
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.