Behind the Bite

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 […]

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 […]