Barbara Abbott’s Canton Food Tours, featured in our September 2012 issue, blends delicious local cuisine (and cocktails), fascinating local history and art with light-hearted camaraderie. The tours continue to gain in popularity. New themes, destinations and events are continually being added to the tour lineup.
So many choices, so little time. Twelve new dishes were crowned favorites this issue, including: Lobster from Bender’s Tavern, Loaded burgers from (the former) Brown Bag Burgers, turkey panini from Conestoga, beer-battered cod fish from Fishers Foods, Italian wedding soup from Contessa Italian Pizzaria, the lunch buffet from Sahara Grill, a sampler platter from TGD, cookies from (the former) Sheri’s Sweets, pork tenderloin arrostito from Gervasi Vineyards, cheesecake from Thatsa Wrapp, combination dinners from El Rincon, and shish kebabs from Desert Inn.
Meet Meredith Carter, a 22-year-old recent college graduate. After she won her own struggle with self-image, Meredith founded Stealing Hollywood, a program designed to give young girls freedom from unrealistic Hollywood expectations.
These pics are just a few of our favorites out of dozens entered. Many entrants had great life stories to share, which was the deciding factor of the contest. Entries were accepted during a recent photo shoot at Westfield Belden Village, as well as online and mail-in submissions.
“You’ve got Photoshop, right?” That’s often the first thing we hear when we begin a photo shoot for the magazine. Indeed, we all want to put our best foot forward — and doubly-so when you know your picture is going to show up in a full-color glossy magazine.
You may have seen her in the catalog for JC Toys or the print ad for Jo-Ann Etc. Maybe she looks familiar from her picture on the Little Tikes inflatable slide. Katarina Fiorentino is the winner of About’s first cover model contest, and at the ripe old age of 11, is navigating her way toward her goal of a successful modeling and acting career.
Well, we’re guessing you’ve already seen who we picked for our cover. More on that later. But we had so many amazing entries for our first-ever contest that we wanted to introduce you to some of our favorites.