Movers and shakers

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.

Remembering 2011

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.

Remembering 2009

Remember Kimono? The community was abuzz about it for months prior to the exhibit. The Canton Museum of Art’s “Kimono as Art” exhibition was newly opened when About featured Kumi Day, who led Japanese tea ceremonies during its run. Showcasing elaborately embellished, oversized silk kimonos from Japan, “Kimono” was a crowd-pleasing blockbuster, funded by the Timken Foundation, that attracted more than 57,000 people in less than three months — and about 11,500 visitors its final week.