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Canton, Ohio, is home base to Two Amused Bouches. Contrary to stereotype, we're more than the Pro Football Hall of Fame (even though we ARE pretty proud to have it here)! Not only will you find out more about Collyn and Lisa, but you'll also get to know all of our day-to-day local faves - from date-night dinners and drinks to takeout and thrifting. A few other outlying towns and cities you'll find in this spot include New Phila, Dover, East Canton, Minerva, etc. We wouldn't forget about those guys.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Akron, Canton, Header, Shop | 1 comment

The District Boutique in Green, Ohio

The District Boutique in Green, Ohio

We're always excited to welcome new indie retail to the area, but it's extra sweet when the co-owner is a good friend. I met District Boutique co-owner Jennifer Geh at my first day on the job way back in 2005, when we were both -ahem- a decade younger and doing the web marketing agency-thing. {Fun fact: a few years later, Lisa came to work there, which is how we met, too. Yay!} ...Read More... Read More

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Cleveland, Play | 1 comment

New Year’s Eve 2014

New Year’s Eve 2014

New Years Eve sneaks up every year, mostly because the extravagance surrounding Christmas and Hanukkah. If you're now realizing that your Wednesday evening plans are, well, not in existence, here are a few different events happening throughout Akron, Canton and Cleveland that might pull you (and maybe your family) out of the house for a little celebration. Read More... Read More

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Canton, Header, Shop | 1 comment

Birchwood & Pine | Indie Retail in Downtown Canton – CLOSED

Birchwood & Pine | Indie Retail in Downtown Canton – CLOSED

Lisa and I are both fans of the Cleveland Flea and Akron's Crafty Mart for unique, hand-crafted gifts from local artisans. {Can't tell you how often we've dreamed of organizing a similar concept in Canton. Someday.} Custom jewelry, chunky scarves, hand-thrown pottery, Ohio-themed t-shirts, paper 'wreathes' made from old books....I think we've both amassed a collection of beloved goodies. Some have even miraculously made their way out of our grips to become gifts for others! Read More... Read More

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Canton, Drinks, Eats, Header, Play, Shop | 1 comment

Ohio Route 39 – Amish Country Day Trip

Ohio Route 39 – Amish Country Day Trip

If meandering here and there resonates with you, too, you need to drive Ohio Route 39 from I-77 to Millersburg. For Akron/Canton/CLE folks - good news - you can easily get there and back in a {long-ish} day. In my last post, I talked about Park Street Pizza, which is a must-stop on Route 39. On every day but Friday and Sunday, though, they don't open until 3 PM, so you need to plan your day accordingly. Also, Park Street Pizza is just one small slice {sorry, had to} of activity along Route 39. I've cataloged some additional stops that are almost all food-related, but that's hardly a surprise if you're a regular reader. Food IS what defines any outing.Read More... Read More

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Canton, Eats, Elsewhere, Header | 2 comments

Park Street Pizza: Locally Sourced Eats in Ohio Amish Country

Park Street Pizza: Locally Sourced Eats in Ohio Amish Country

Head west along Route 39, about 30 minutes south of Canton, and you’ll find lush rolling farmland, quaint Amish shops, picturesque Ohio wineries, and some of the best pizza in the region.

Wait. What?

It’s true; amid an area best know for homestyle roast beef, mashed potatoes, and fried pies {not that there’s ANYthing wrong with fried pies} is a hidden gem called Park Street Pizza.Read More

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Canton, Header, Play | 0 comments

The Barre in Canton: a Ballet-inspired Workout

The Barre in Canton: a Ballet-inspired Workout

Half the battle of exercising is finding a form that doesn't feel like drudgery. We'll be the first to admit that we're more likely to choose happy hour, errand-running, eight-episode Netflix binges, even 'emergency' organizing of the ol' sock drawer, over a trip to gym. Because the gym often sounds awful. And it smells. The brand-new Barre Studio in Jackson Township, however, may have just trumped happy hour. What?! It's true; we recently tried a 'classic' Barre class and LOVED it. The super-sculpting workout, stylish studio, & non-judgmental staff stands in stark contrast to the florescent lighting and row-upon-row of treadmills you'll find at most gyms. Read More... Read More

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Canton, Eats, Header, Shop | 2 comments

Canton Farmers’ Market: Locally Grown, Locally Made

Canton Farmers’ Market: Locally Grown, Locally Made

BLTs, grilled corn on the cob, peach crisp, cool cucumber salad...the best summertime eats start with locally-grown, farm-fresh fruits & veggies. And in Canton, we have an abundance of local growers and producers right here in the "neighborhood." Last summer, I wrote about Countryside Farmers' Market in Peninsula, Ohio. It's one of my faves: a huge market with 50+ diverse vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. If you haven't been, it's definitely worth a visit. Sometimes, though, my Saturday schedule simply doesn't allow for a 2+ hour excursion. Read More

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in All Posts, Canton, Drinks, Eats, Header | 1 comment

Wednesdays at The Canton Club: Rooftop Patio Party!

Wednesdays at The Canton Club: Rooftop Patio Party!

If you want to take your ho-hum happy hour routine to new heights, boy do I have a spot for you. The Canton Club, a historic club-turned-events center-and-restaurant at the top of the Chase Tower in downtown Canton, is hosting something new this summer: ‘Rooftop Patio Parties’ every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30pm through August 13. Think happy hour in the sky. With a patio. And craft beer and ‘grill grub.’ Read More... Read More

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Drinks, Eats, Header, Play | 32 comments

Taste of Canton – May 21 & 22, 2014

Taste of Canton – May 21 & 22, 2014

Things only get better with age, right? Well, The Taste of Canton is no exception. In its 6th year, Taste has more vendors, locally-loved entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere than ever before. Nothing else makes me as immeasurably happy as food and drink in the sunshine, and I'm sure the same goes for you. If that's true, this is the kickoff to our joyous, beloved season of festivals. To make this kickoff even sweeter, I have $15 to give someone for the Taste of Canton... more on that in a bit. Read More... Read More

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Eats, Header, Play, Shop | 6 comments

Market District – Gourmet Grocery in Green, Ohio

Market District – Gourmet Grocery in Green, Ohio

Normally, when I stop at the grocery store on a Friday after work, it’s begrudgingly. However, even under the given circumstance of “forgotten buns”, Market District threw me for a loop.

Not only will you find your grocery staples in the old Giant Eagle, but now the updated facility offers cafes, microbrews, made-to-order sushi and pho, in-store cooking demonstrations, free samples, a wine bar, EVENTS and LIVE MUSIC.… Read More

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Canton, Drinks, Eats, Header | 4 comments

Eat Local: The Rail in Canton, Ohio

Eat Local: The Rail in Canton, Ohio

Canton has its share of dining gems, but they’re often tucked away in our city’s nooks and crannies – off the beaten path or scattered on street corners in the downtown district.

So when word spread that local restaurateur Mike Mariola was opening his third location of the RAIL at Belden Village Mall – ground zero for chain restaurants and big-name retailers – I CHEERED at the news…and an entire contingent of local foodies cheered along with me.… Read More

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