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30 Famous Ohio Food Spots
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Columbus
Order This: Bahama Mama and a Cream Puff
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus is every bit as iconic as the historic neighborhood it calls home. Opened first as a meat-packing house in 1886, the family-owned business is a German Village landmark. True to its origins, Schmidt’s is famous for its sausages, particularly the Bahama Mama, made with hickory-smoked beef and pork. Equally well known are the jumbo cream puffs, clocking in at half a pound of delicate...
8 Animal Encounters You Have to See to Believe
Take a walk on the wild side at these insane animal attractions.
Lions, tigers, and bears–oh, my! And that’s just the start. How about spying primates on a safari cruise or zip-lining over crocodiles? Without leaving the country, open-aired safaris and nature sanctuaries invite you into a world of adventure. These one-of-a-kind encounters support conservation efforts and eco-education. From mild to wild, a whole natural world awaits! Here are eight places to commune with incredible creatures....
Extended Weekend Getaways - February
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The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar, Toledo
Food + Drink
This spot near the University of Toledo campus features piping-hot pies and other Italian fare in a fun environment.
BY Sarah Miller | Photo courtesy of The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar
Yes, there is a family story behind The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar’s unusual name.
“My Dad wanted to open a neighborhood pizzeria, and his brothers did not want to,” explains Andrew Mancy, whose parents operate Toledo’s well-known Mancy Restaurant Group. “He went ahead and opened it h...
Ohio Love: 32 Reasons to Love Our State Right Now
From date ideas and great stays to food finds and memorable moments, here’s what has us feeling warm and fuzzy about our state.
BY Jason Brill, Denise Cameron, Kaitlyn Finchler, Elise von Gunten, Sarah Miller, David Nilsen, Kelly Powell and Jim Vickers | Photo by David Patch
The enormous wild sunflowers on the 28 grain silos along the Maumee River in Toledo are an instant mood lifter. Friends on a boat ride came up with the idea of beautifying the fo...
Ohio Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit this Fall
BY Macy Kile, Sarah Miller, Emma Shinker, Rebecca Vernak and Krista Willis | Photo by Erik Drost
Holden Arboretum, Kirtland
Every autumn, Holden Arboretum bursts into a fairytale-like landscape of trails that wind through warm-colored woods and charming gardens. The fragrance of fall is strong as leaves drop from the trees to join the ones freshly scattered on the ground.
The pathways throughout these 3,500 acres in Kirtland feature signs noting which of the arboretum’s more t...
5 Cities on the Grow: Urban Farms Worth Celebrating
Think you have to leave the city to have access to fresh, farm-grown food? Think again.
Want to support the hyper-local food movement and get your groceries from your own backyard? You might not think it’s possible living in a big city, but these innovative programs are bringing urban farming to a neighborhood near you.
All it takes is a seed of inspiration to grow a revolution. Urban farms do just that — provide local, fresh foods — for cities where there’s more cement than soil. Take a look...