Behind the Bite

A Heap of Hospitality

A Heap of Hospitality

By: Montana Ramsey   If you’re craving some of the best comfort food in Ohio, look no further. The Olde Dutch Restaurant and its menu will show you why they are so good.  The restaurant opened in 1994 in Logan. Its menu was inspired by the Amish traditions that are rooted in Southeast Ohio. The Amish communities and traditions can still be found […]

Forgotten Fountains

Forgotten Fountains

By Alyssa King Blake Pharmacy is home to one of the few remaining soda fountains in Ohio. On Jan. 1, 1961, C. Robert Blake bought a storefront in West Union, and with it came a soda fountain. In 1968 he built a pharmacy next door and moved the soda fountain inside. That same year […]

Everything at Millie’s Restaurant is made from scratch

Everything at Millie’s Restaurant is made from scratch

Like its famous pies, Millie’s Restaurant was built from scratch. Nearly 30 years ago, Millie Duncan’s husband got tired of people coming into their house for Millie’s food, so he built her a restaurant next door. What started in the home is now a full-time […]

Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the hub of family and friends in Pleasant City

Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the hub of family and friends in Pleasant City

If you’re looking for home cooked meals and friendly faces in Pleasant City, Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the place to go. For owner Donna Dolan there were several factors that influenced her decision to open the restaurant, including the desire to start a new […]

The Guernsey County Getaway You Can Feel Good About

The Guernsey County Getaway You Can Feel Good About

For John Nicolozakes, wine started out as a hobby. He is a man of many talents, after all. Not only does he own and manage Cambridge’s only trucking company, but he also acts in commercials and short films. This hobby, however, has transformed into a […]

Chillicothe Woman Makes Artisan Truffles, Other Chocolates

Chillicothe Woman Makes Artisan Truffles, Other Chocolates

In 2012 Janet Bowers retired from her long career in Psychology work and needed a way to keep busy. She turned to her love for chocolate, and began researching and creating truffles from locally sourced ingredients in her family farm kitchen. Mixing New and Old […]

A Pup and a Cup Tea Company Brings Natural Recipes and Wisdom to Gallia County.

A Pup and a Cup Tea Company Brings Natural Recipes and Wisdom to Gallia County.

Infusing Life into the Business Mashell Brown spends her summers serving samples of tea and medicinal knowledge at the Chillicothe Farmers Market with the help of her husband, Dan. The couple makes the hour-long drive each week from Gallipolis, where Dan grew up. There, he […]

The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery serves up quality coffee and conversation

The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery serves up quality coffee and conversation

Owner Cheryl Greene opened her shop to be “a place for people to come,” and experience the tranquil pleasure that resides in a good cup o’ joe.  By Kayla Blanton The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery, a former bed and breakfast on State Route 41 in Peebles,is at a perfect distance […]

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don Maloney isn’t a typical corn-and-cabbage farmer; rather he’s testing Fairfield County waters with some fishy aquaculture. By Alex Warner “If you like shrimp, then you’ll love prawns,” is a phrase Don Maloney is accustomed to saying now. On this fall day, stationed at Maloney’s prawn sorting table is 8-year-old Zoe […]

Southeast Ohio’s barbecue game packs a punch

Southeast Ohio’s barbecue game packs a punch

An inside look at four restaurants that showcase the region’s tastiest barbecue to pig out on By Alicia MacDonald When it comes to barbecue that makes your mouth water, it’s likely Southeast Ohio isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But hidden along the rolling hills […]