This month’s Taste Test is dedicated to all my fellow coffee addicts out there. You know who you are—slinking into the office, stumbling to the coffeepot, trying not to make eye contact with anyone until you’ve had your first cup.
Nobody wants to fall in love with a newly opened restaurant more than I do. After hearing that Willow Bistro on 30th Street in Canton had opened, I quickly headed online to get the scoop. Surprisingly, Willow’s only web presence was a Facebook page—make that two pages.
Fall is upon us. Gone are the leaves, and soon will come the snow. The dawn of the holiday season is just below the horizon, like it or not. November leads to planning and shopping for the annual feast where we visit family, give thanks, watch football and eat far too much tryptophan (or so grandma tells us).
Opened by the two owners of The Bistro of Green, a popular neighborhood grill now in its ninth year, this second location features a nearly identical menu, bringing an array of seafood, chicken, steaks and homemade pasta dishes to Stark County.
Do you know where your food comes from? It’s a question you may not be able to answer without naming your favorite grocery store. But how does it get there? Where is it raised? How fresh is it? What is sprayed on the crops? Why are those strawberries so large? You may have asked yourself a few of these questions before, or perhaps you’d rather not think about it.
If it’s July, and you haven’t had ice cream at least once this week, you’re falling hopelessly behind. Stark County boasts a plethora of tasty spots to help beat the heat and load up on sinful calories in the process. Here, we tend not to stray far from the classics — unlike Ohio City’s Mason’s Creamery, a food truck turned brick-and-mortar, churning out original recipes such as Vegan Thai Basil (yes, that’s an ice cream) and Vietnamese Coffee.
Nothing says summertime like barbecue, but if you’re like me, you’d rather be basking in the sunshine than sweating over a hot grill. Luckily there are several BBQ joints in town that are happy to assist. And as the owners of these restaurants will attest, if you don’t put in the time, it’s not real “Q” anyway.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass