Showing posts from February, 2016

Twisted Olive -- North Canton, OH

Things have been incredibly busy over here at Ohio Wanderlust, but I have been going to locations, it's just a matter of sitting down to write the review. Dave and I recently moved our home base from Ravenna to Uniontown which puts us temptingly close to the Twisted Olive. I had been to the Twisted Olive once before with some of my friends, but this was Dave's first visit. I knew from my previous night out that the Twisted Olive would be an excellent Valentine's Day dinner location so we went out the evening of the 13th. The Twisted Olive was packed when we arrived, I would recommend making a reservation if you plan on going on the weekend.  Dave recommended that I order the Red Sangria since it was Valentine's Day -- "Truscano, Pomegranate Vodka, Pomegranate Syrup, Cranberry Juice." I prefer sweeter wines and I think that I would have been better off with a different cocktail, but Dave didn't mind finishing this up. I had also just gotte

TownHall -- Cleveland, OH

TownHall is a hip restaurant in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood touting a menu of "sophisticated swill." Although TownHall was already on my radar due to their menu being vegetarian friendly, we got the push to actually go check out the restaurant from Dave's sister who lives in LA who sent us an e-gift card for Christmas after searching for vegetarian friendly restaurants in the Cleveland-area. After I scoped out the menu we opted to make the drive to Cleveland on a Monday night to check out the special Vegan Night Menu (available Monday night only). The regular menu is still available during Vegan Night as well, so if you're craving something different, you can still order non-vegan items. Being that I'm not a city person, I'm always worried about what the parking situation will be like when we want to go somewhere in Cleveland. We lucked out last night getting a spot pretty much in front of TownHall. Since we arrived a little after 5:00, it o

Diletto Winery -- Canfield, OH

Our close friends recently moved back to the Canfield area, which is somewhere that neither Dave or I has spent much time. We're excited to check out more locations in Canfield as time goes on, we found Diletto Winery by doing a quick Google search of "wineries in Canfield." Dilettto Winery was the first place to come up, so we decided to give them a go. Diletto Winery is located in a "dry" township and is only permitted to sell what they produce, so all of the alcohol is made on site. They produce wine, sangria, hard cider, and fruit brandy. When we arrived there was a Sip and Paint going on, but there was plenty of room at the bar as well as in some of their side rooms. Our group of five fit nicely in the Peacock Lounge. Diletto offered several fruit wines, so for the most part our group stuck with those -- pictured below is the Shirazberry and Elderberry. Dave and I also split an order of the baked brie -- there are almost 30 topping

91 Wood Fired Oven -- Canton, Ohio

Last weekend our group of friends made reservations at 91 Wood Fired Oven to celebrate a friend's birthday. 91 Wood Fired Oven is owned by the same people who own Table Six Kitchen + Bar  and although each has a totally different concept, I'm always happy to invite friends to eat at either restaurant, because I know that we will have a unique experience each time. I started off my dinner with a grapefruit martini... We love when restaurants give us bread before our meal -- we were served Italian bread and focaccia, I don't think whoever took this photo realized that the balsamic glaze said "91." For an appetizer we split the Risotto Cakes "house parmesan risotto / panko crusted / 91 marinara / basil chiffonade." The cakes were nice to split between two people as a starter, they were nice and crisp on the outside and filled with creamy risotto on the inside. For my meal, I had the Buffalo Tofu Tacos "buffalo tofu / jicama slaw

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts -- Hartville, OH

The first time I tried Peace, Love, and Little Donuts was at the One Bite Taste event hosted by the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce back in October. Now, Dave and I are living a lot closer to Hartville, so we stopped at Peace, Love, and Little Donuts on Saturday after running some errands in the area. Peace, Love, and Little Donuts started in Pittsburgh and now has thirteen locations including five in Ohio. The menu works like this: a Groovy Donut is any little donut with sugar/glaze;   A Far Out Donut has just frosting; ​​ A Funkadelic Donut has frosting plus everything else. The prices are based on how many of each variety you order. Remember that these donuts are little (it took us about four bites to finish one), and not a traditionally sized donut. There was a wide array of options, but we decided to go with a half dozen of the Funkadelic Donuts, because those are the most fun looking options. We would have gone for a dozen of them if there wasn't just two of u

Press Grill -- Columbus, OH

Last Tuesday we traveled down to Columbus for a concert and took that opportunity to visit with a friend from law school while we were in town. Dave and I haven't spent too much time in Columbus, but are looking forward to visiting our friend again soon to check out more of the city (this is actually my first Columbus post). We didn't have too much time before our concert, so we asked Kayla to select a fun local restaurant. She knew Press Grill had a few vegetarian options and would be able to get us in and out pretty quickly. We met a little before 6:00 p.m. which seemed to be a good time to meet there, when we left Press Grill was pretty full. There are no drink menus, but there's a full bar, Dave ordered beer, Kayla and I both ordered Moscow Mules. The three of us stuck to sandwiches for dinner, Kayla ordered the Pesto Chicken Sandwich. Although she perused the menu for a while, she said that she always orders the Pesto Chicken Sandwich, because it's s