I’ve seen a lot of jokes on social media about how people are using ice cream as a coping mechanism during the coronavirus pandemic. So for this month’s restaurant review, we decided to try out a couple of our local ice cream shops because SAME.
Every time I visited Angello’s 2 Go, I never stopped being surprised at how large the portions were and how good everything was. Angello’s 2 Go is an Italian takeout and delivery spot on Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township that opened in 2016.
Walking down the stairs and into the basement cellar that is H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants made me forget that I was in downtown Canton in the middle of winter. H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants opened in late 2017 in the former Peter Shears building in downtown Canton.
I counted no less than five birthday celebrations on our visit to A1 Japan Steakhouse. They’re kind of hard to miss. A procession of staff marches to the table led by a famous cartoon mouse banging a drum. Every performance was met with cheers and laughter.
My husband, Dave, and I are big fans of local craft beer, so we were eager to try out one of Stark County’s newest breweries. UnHitched Brewing Co. in Louisville opened at the end of October. We heard great things from friends and coworkers who’d visited and had high hopes for our own stop in mid-December.
Jessica Holbrook taste-tests the Belgian waffle, Eggs over easy, Scrambled eggs with hot cakes, A side of bacon, A side of sausage, Rye toast, A French Dip sandwich, A hot roast beef sandwich, A Rueben, A breakfast muffin and Texas sheet cake at Lindsey’s Restaurant.
I assume that Sparta Steak House & Lounge has—with the exception of new televisions—looked exactly the same since about 1975. It’s the definition of old school with well-worn vinyl booths, carved wood fixtures and hanging greenery.
I assume that before becoming a true resident of Massillon, you’re required to eat at the Cameo Grill. The bar and restaurant, which has been locally owned and operated since 1944, just has that authentic hometown feeling. The walls are covered in vintage photographs and Massillon Tigers memorabilia—you can grab a football schedule at the bar—and the wait staff seemed to know most customers by name.
Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. I’ve driven past Willow Bistro easily hundreds of times but, put off by its location in a shabby shopping plaza on 30th Street NW, never thought to check it out. That’s on me. Willow was a pleasant surprise and a place I’d be more than happy to revisit.
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