Behind the Bite

The Mine Tavern’s tenacity

The Mine Tavern’s tenacity

The Mine Tavern perseveres through adversity and remains the longest operating bar in Ohio By Marisa Salopek Ohio’s longest operating bar rebuilds and continues operation through changes in regional economy, national policies and even the tragic death of an owner.  Open since 1842, The Mine Tavern welds a rich history, witnessing […]

Athens 30 Mile Meal Project offers variety of local tastes

Athens 30 Mile Meal Project offers variety of local tastes

The long-standing tradition of local food is a staple in the food economy of Athens, Ohio, thanks, in part, to the 30 Mile Meal Project. The 30 Mile Meal Project is a collaboration between the Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB), the Appalachian Center […]

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub may be a new and tasy addition to the city, but the restaurant’s vintage interior reflects the owners’ fond memories of their hometown and its residents. While Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub is not quite at the end of the rainbow, to […]

Bon Vivant!

Bon Vivant!

Bill and Susanne Justice’s 9 Tables restaurant serves high-end cuisine, but feels like home Tucked away in a small town in Athens County called The Plains, an old miner’s house-turned-restaurant serves the appetite of locals and visitors alike. At the turn of the 20th century […]

Appalachian Wine Trail offers adventure, prizes for wine enthusiasts

Appalachian Wine Trail offers adventure, prizes for wine enthusiasts

The 11-stop wine trail brings guests and business to region’s wineries and vineyards. Lovers of the great outdoors (and fruit of the vine) visit independent wineries across southeast Ohio to sample local libations, enjoy live music and in a spirited twist — check off their trail […]

Davidson Family’s Venture, Hocking Hills Winery, Establishes Roots in Logan

Davidson Family’s Venture, Hocking Hills Winery, Establishes Roots in Logan

After a slow start in 2008, the Davidson family is finally producing all of its wine on site. Just an Old Cattle Farm You could say that Max and Loris Davidson’s legacy is growing in spirit. The now-deceased patriarch and matriarch once operated a cattle […]

Napoli’s Pizza, McHappy’s Donuts Serving Belpre, Marietta and More for Decades

Napoli’s Pizza, McHappy’s Donuts Serving Belpre, Marietta and More for Decades

A mother’s love and her pizza and donuts helped started the Waldeck family business. Wayne Waldeck asserts the success of Napoli’s Pizza and McHappy’s Donuts was not his initial goal — rather a business opportunity to help his mother find purpose. The two companies that […]

Steiner’s Speakeasy

Steiner’s Speakeasy

Prohibition Era-Styled Bar emphasizes good drinks, good music and the comfort of community. Tara Gillum, the 33 year old owner of Steiner’s Speakeasy in Chillicothe, says her idea for the retro drinking establishment derives from a plan she and her now-deceased grandfather shared. “I just […]

Route 78’s Ellie’s Deli

Route 78’s Ellie’s Deli

Along Route 78 in Noble County hides the hidden gem of Ellie’s Deli. With its dark navy blue exterior and green doors, the deli, located at 78 Olive Street in Caldwell, has become a community staple for not only the community but the fracking industry […]

Muskingum Livestock Auction sells Ohio-bred cattle to big bidders

Muskingum Livestock Auction sells Ohio-bred cattle to big bidders

Twenty-six billion pounds of beef are produced every year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Muskingum County, the weekly Muskingum Livestock Auction sells thousands of cattle annually to the highest bidders to be manufactured into beef consumed by carnivores across […]