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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Viva La Vida’s Rose Cava A sparkling success

I first met Tony Bellatto in the fall of 2007. I had just started in my position of fine wine specialist for Ohio Wine and Beverage and Bellatto was managing the Havana House in Niles. He and I didn’t know it at the time, but we were both at the beginning of an incredible journey through the world of wine. Read story.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Flambeau’s brings the spice, if not the heat TASTE of the

Island music reverberates on the restaurant sound system, spicy aromas float from the kitchen and Caribbean accents fill the air. I close my eyes, and for a moment it’s easy to forget I am having lunch in Youngstown and not passing the afternoon in some exotic eatery on a tropical island. Read story.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Courthouse Inn & Restaurant Verdict favors vegetarian fare

From the entry doors to the courtyard in the rear, each step within the Courthouse is a feast for the eyes. Read story.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bourbon House 45 offers wood-fired burgers ... Southern STYLE

It’s been said you have to go to the DEEP South if you want authentic Southern cuisine. You have to go beyond the French Quarter and past Bourbon Street to find the hidden gems. Read story.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Rombauer Vineyards chardonnay Consistent quality

I first became aware of the power prestige of Rombauer chardonnay as a college student in 1993, when I spent part of the summer working at a resort property. Read story.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Carmella's Cafe has appeal that goes beyond food Dinner with the family

When patrons step through the door of Carmella’s Cafe in Boardman, they’re greeted by a wall of family photos and a welcoming, stenciled message about the joys of dining with family and friends. Read story.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine Seriously SYRIAN

A small house is enough room for a thousand friends. – Syrian Proverb
At the crest of the hill on Main Street in Canfield is Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine. Read story.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Steel City Bar & Grill Still breathes FIRE

In the Mahoning Valley, steel mills built families, communities and cities. When the steel mills closed, people kept those hardcore values the mills instilled in them. Read story.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Event will pair wine and food with art Just for the health of it

Wine has had a place at dinner tables around the world since the beginning of recorded history.

Most early cultures regarded wine as a healthy beverage and it was often cited as offering medicinal benefits.
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Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Charlie Staples Original Famous Bar-B-Que The secret is the SAUCE

You don’t need to travel to the bayou to enjoy authentic Louisiana barbecue. Read story.

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