Ahhh, the venues. Some were easy to find, others… quite the opposite. As I recapped in the first wedding post, we had a number of issues arise as we looked for venues. We tried looking through TheKnot.com, a couple of local bridal magazines and even word of mouth without much luck.… Read MoreRead More
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Now that we’ve covered the wedding jeweler, bridal gown shop and florist in the last post, on to the tastier things. The catering companies we used worked well with our schedules (after work hours and weekends) and had enough material for us that we could look over and customize on our own time.… Read MoreRead More
Oh, hey! Remember me? I’ve been on quite the hiatus over the past few months and for good reason(s). Between getting engaged, planning the wedding, finding out we’re EXPECTING (woohoo!) and big changes at work… we’ve been kind of busy over here in the Dalpiaz household.… Read MoreRead More
Canning can be a hot mess. And so time consuming. Not to mention the stigma – pulling a grandma. But, when you have a heap of vegetables that you’re not quite sure what to do with when they’re a day or two away from going bad, pickling them will keep ‘em good for weeks.… Read MoreRead More
In anticipation of the grand opening of the new North Canton Earth Fare, we’re giving away a $25 gift card to Earth Fare (usable at any of the stores-and more on this at the bottom). They graciously provided gift cards and opened their doors a little early for us to preview the store, try some samples and explore the space.… Read MoreRead More
When E and I take vacation, we always have our eye out for neat bars and breweries that have a unique feature that we can’t get at home. On our most recent trip to NYC, he found a great speakeasy called the Little Branch in Greenwich Village – fabulous (totally recommend you find it).… Read MoreRead More
So I’ve been running for a little over a year now. Under peer pressure from the ladies I work with, I started running 5ks and relays which to my surprise turned out to be wildly fun, relaxing, and a good way to work off some of the food and drink you see Collyn and I post about on the regular.… Read MoreRead More
You know that the bouches love a good dive, and Frank’s Place on Market is no exception.
I drive past the place every day, and for months didn’t even notice it. Which is surprising because the building itself sticks out – it’s narrow, short, and has a bright red awning.… Read MoreRead More
Throw a fancy descriptor on the name of a restaurant and you’re certain to bring in new customers. Case in point – Arnie’s Public House.
Located in the Westgate shopping center across from the old West Point Market and near Swenson’s, Arnie’s used to go by “Arnie’s Standing Room Only”.… Read MoreRead More
Tasting events are the best. Discovering new favorites alongside the old tried and true, with sizes are perfect for trying as many new bites (or sips) as possible.
Luckily, one of the favorite food and wine events in the area is coming up.… Read MoreRead More
We love Crop Bistro and Bar – it’s in an unbelievable space, the food is exceptional, and it’s conveniently located in Ohio City (Cleveland). What’s not to love?
With the success of the OC location, they’ve been expanding in new culinary directions with the branches, especially forming more casual, everyday restaurants.… Read MoreRead More
I hesitantly share this post with you. And as I do, I really hope you and I do not share the same affinity for funky, animal figurines or even wear the same size of clothing…
A couple weekends ago my ultimate deal-scoring, thrift-seeking BFF invited me to attend a “shop hop” with her over on Middlebranch in Plain Township.… Read MoreRead More
Royal Docks started as a concept. A concept brewed overseas for that matter. The brewery was to be a place for friends to gather and stay; somewhere to foster good times, friendship, really good beer and a relaxing atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy – and it is currently all of those things.… Read MoreRead More
The leaves are almost at their peak, and the weather is holding up pretty well (we deserve it). It’s absolutely the time to log some outdoor time before winter comes. And after a recent visit, it’s decided that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is THE perfect place for time well spent.… Read MoreRead More
For some coffee is recreational, for others it’s medicinal; for me, I’d like to think it’s a healthy “balance” of both. Not only is it delicious, warming and [almost always] necessary, the act of grabbing coffee with a friend is truly therapeutic and absolutely time well spent.… Read MoreRead More
Throughout the cold, rainy [shitty] months leading up to summer, there are few things I look forward to more than a good food festival. It kind of keeps me going. I know this sentiment is shared… especially after this epic rain season we just experienced.… Read MoreRead More