Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

The Inn at Honey Run

June 11th, 2012    •  by Andy    •   3 Comments »

Sometimes you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. While helping to show around some travel writers, we were making idle time chit chat with an accompanying publicist and mentioned that we were planning to go to Canton to check out a new food tour business there. The publicist mentioned that she also represented an inn close to Canton and asked if we’d like to stay at it. A couple of phone calls later, it was done. We’re glad it was, as it was a truly enjoyable experience. The setting was absolutely beautiful, with the […]

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The Chef’s Garden

September 20th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

I hear a lot about The Chef’s Garden when I talk to chefs, I see photos of their beautiful produce on twitter, and last year I was lucky enough to attend their annual fundraiser for Veggie U. When the opportunity arose to visit the farm and see what they do first hand, I jumped at the chance. One of the things I love about our food tours is giving people the chance to see behind the scenes at restaurants and bakeries. At Chef’s Garden I had the opportunity to learn about the workings of a world class supplier based in […]

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The Lobstah Shack

March 9th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Last summer I read an article in the Dispatch called ‘Not in plain sight‘ about businesses in difficult or strange locations. It caught my attention because one of my favorite Pizza places (Bono Pizza) was featured. The other food business in the article was the Lobstah Shack. Of course I wanted to check it out, and I wasn’t the only one. When Jill suggested a drive out to pick up some lobsters I didn’t think twice. The Lobstah Shack is run by the amiable Brett Fletcher a licensed Maine Lobsterman whose roots are in Ohio. When the market dropped out […]

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Daytripping in Dayton

December 25th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   5 Comments »

A strip mall is usually the last place I want to be on Christmas Eve, but I'd heard enough good things about Meadowlark to want to try it. I had a list of food places that I had been wanting to try in Dayton and so with some willing accomplices we embarked on a little food tour of Dayton.

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November 12th, 2010    •  by Andy    •   1 Comment »

A respected friend of ours joined a friend of his on a tour of the best restaurants in Ohio. Upon return, we couldn’t resist asking him which was their favorite. Fully expecting the sort of discussion, debate, and equivocating that might reasonably meet such an overly simplistic question, we instead got this response: “Revolver.” Huh?  We like to think we know what’s what around the state (you can read about our explorations of Cleveland and Cincinnati), but we were positively stumped by this – we genuinely hadn’t heard the first thing about this restaurant, nor had we a clue as to […]

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Ohio Pawpaw Festival 2010

September 12th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Have you ever tasted a pawpaw? If the answer is no, then you should make plans to head to the Ohio pawpaw festival next weekend. Pawpaws are the largest native fruit in the United States and the official native fruit of Ohio. They are also an Ark of Taste fruit.  They grow on trees in woodland areas in Ohio and 25 other states and have a pale green skin that turns yellow as they ripen. They are amazingly tropical for something that grows in Ohio and are like a cross between a custard apple, mango, guava and banana. The flesh […]

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July 1st, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   2 Comments »

It is often asserted that Columbus is the ice cream capital of the world, and while the city has a very good case,  including the rest of Central Ohio does make a stronger argument for ice cream dominance. Weldon’s have been producing ice cream in the same location for 80 years and their Millersport store, overlooking Buckeye Lake would be another jewel in the crown. My first visit to Weldon’s was a welcome reward for a long, hot bike ride through seemingly endless cornfields. Entering the store you have the sense of stepping back in time: painted wooden benches, an […]

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Krema Nut Company Tour

June 17th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

  I had been wanting to tour the Krema Nut Company for sometime. Although it is only a mile and a half from my house it isn’t as easy as it sounds. You can only visit on weekdays, during office hours and you have to have a group of twenty or more people. Finally I assembled a group and last Friday it was ‘peanut butter jelly time’.  Krema has been making peanut butter in Columbus for since 1898 soon after Dr John Kellogg (of cereal fame) patented a peanut butter making process. They are the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in […]

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May Farmers Markets

May 31st, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

May marks the return of the farmers markets and I am so glad to have them back. Last year I was a North Market devotee and while it is still my nearest and dearest, this year I have decided to branch out and explore some of the other farmers markets that Columbus and Ohio have to offer. I have written several times before about why I love shopping at farmers markets. Suffice to say it makes me happy and whilst part of me wishes I lived somewhere with outdoor markets all year round, I think the seasonality makes me appreciate […]

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