Showing posts from July, 2015

3 Palms Pizzeria -- Hudson, OH

3 Palms Pizzeria is a Neapolitian style pizza restaurant in the First & Main shopping district of downtown Hudson. The first time I tried 3 Palms was during the Taste of Hudson last year and it quickly became one of our favorite restaurants in Hudson. The dining area at 3 Palms consists of heavy wooden tables, giving the restaurant a rustic feel. There are large windows throughout the dining area, giving you plenty of sunlight during your dining experience. Make sure you save room for dessert, upon entering 3 Palms, you'll be greeted by the dessert case and the gelato case. You need to order the gelato, it's wonderful, I've never tried a flavor here that I didn't like. On a Friday or Saturday you may need to wait a little for a table, 3 Palms wrote down my phone number and told me that we could walk around outside and would receive a text when our table was ready. It was an incredibly nice night, so Dave and I opted to sit out on

Crazy But True Gourmet Popcorn -- Hudson, OH

Crazy But True Gourmet Popcorn is located in the First and Main Shopping district in Hudson, they also have a pop-up shop in Legacy Village. Each location has 50 flavors on site daily and the capability to produce 100 different flavors.      When we visited Crazy But True we were able to sample several popcorn blends before making our purchase. The staff was incredibly friendly as far as letting us try different popcorn flavors and making recommendations based on what we had tried. What we tried: Savory : Coconut Curry, Pizza, Beer Cheese. Premium : Birthday Cake, Buckeye, Puppy Chow. Employee favorites, the midnight rollo sounds great, I can't wait to try it next time we're in Hudson. Crazy But True can put together super cute favors for bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, etc.  We purchased a small bag of the pizza and puppy chow popcorn. The pizza popcorn had all of the flavors of pizza on an orange cheddar popcorn -- thin

Taste of Akron -- Akron, OH

Last night was the Taste of Akron which kicks off the three day set of events hosted by the Akron Arts Expo. Tonight is the Summer Uncorked Wine Tasting and tomorrow is the Akron Arts Expo Concert. All three events are hosted in Hardesty Park. Unlike the Taste of Tremont , the Taste of Akron operates on tickets. You pay for the tickets at the beginning, by cash or credit card and then use those tickets to purchase food from vendors. Each ticket is $2, we bought fifteen tickets for $30 and used all of our tickets in sampling from the vendors. The Taste of Akron vendors: Acme Fresh Market Catering Bistro on Main Bombay Grill Chocolates by Erin Crave D'Agnese's** DBA DiFeo's Catering Fleming's Prime Steakhouse** Frank's Place on Market Moe's Resturant Ms. Julie's Kitchen Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar** Old Carolina BBQ Papa Joe's Papa John;s Teriyaki Madness The Culinary Chameleon The Office Bistro The Pierogi Lady**

Taste of Tremont -- Cleveland, OH

On Sunday we visited the 13th Annual Taste of Tremont, despite the heat the event was absolutely packed. Parking can be a bit difficult in Tremont, there's mainly street parking, we heard some churches were charging a few dollars for parking and that there was a shuttle for the event which cost $10 -- if you're dedicated and willing to walk you can probably find a street space. Professor Avenue is closed off for the event and there are vendors all along the street. The beer garden is located at the north end of Professor Avenue, alcoholic beverages are also available on the patios of the restaurants in the area. Unlike other Taste events that I've attended in different cities, this one doesn't use tickets or swipe cards, you pay each vendor as you go. A few vendors took cards, but you'll absolutely want to bring cash as most are cash only.  Our first stop was Signature Slush for a strawberry lemonade. We parked about a block away from the event and in th