Jessica Holbrook taste-tests the Basil special sushi roll, Basil rolls, crab Rangoon, pad thai, Dragon and Phoenix, wonton soup and crispy pineapple chicken at Basil Asian Bistro.
Jessica Holbrook taste-tests hush puppies, crawfish tails, shrimp linguini with Cajun seasoning and a combo platter with cod, onion rings, fried clams and a crab cake at Eadie’s Fish House Grill & Pub.
It’s fitting that Palombo’s Italian Restaurant looks like a converted house. The Jackson Township eatery is warm, cozy and inviting with food that tasted homemade (in a very good way).
Lucia’s Steakhouse in Jackson Township offers an upscale dining experience and a menu with many enticing choices. The restaurant has a long history in Stark County: The original Lucia’s opened in the 1940s on Mahoning Road as a sandwich-and-soup lunch stop for factory workers.
The food at Meyers Landing Bar and Grill is worth the visit, which came as a pleasant surprise to me. I’m not much of a sports bar fan, and I (incorrectly) had pegged the indoor-outdoor spot in the Meyers Lake Plaza as more of a bar that happened to serve food.
Tozzi’s Restaurant of Magnolia is the best Italian food I’ve had in my four years of living in Stark County. The cozy restaurant, which specializes in steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, offers a leisurely and delicious dining experience. It would be a great spot for a date or a family dinner.