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Looking for an Alaska Bake

I stand corrected it might not be all you can eat. But he remembers just a very basic but good meal. Everyone got the same sides but you had a small choice of main meat/ fish.

Dec 10, 2012
heidikay in Pacific Northwest

Looking for an Alaska Bake

My family is coming to Alaska in June. We will be getting off a cruise ship and spending time in Denali and Anchorage and not sure where else yet. My husband was in Alaska around 30 years ago and remembers going to an Alaska bake where you could eat all the salmon, halibut and ribs you wanted for a set price. I'm trying to find one but coming up short Can anyone please help me find an establishment that is good like this. He especially wants to eat Halibut. If not where can you get a great meal of halibut even if it is a more traditional restaurant.

Dec 09, 2012
heidikay in Pacific Northwest

Ohio Trip - October 2012

I've been to the Olde Jaol this summer and wasn't that impressed. Can't remember much now but I remember wishing I had chosen somewhere else to eat. It was a Monday and my first choice, South Market Bistro was closed. South Market Bistro is much better in my opinion. The owners of South Market also own a steak house across the street, City Square. I ate there once and wasn't that excited about it. Honestly I prefer to eat my steaks at home cooked by myself. I'm never usually pleased by steak when I order it out. I think everyone else was happy with their meal. There is also a casual BBQ place called Bobs? very close to the steakhouse. I have eaten there a few times and it has always been very good. Again all these places are in Wooster, OH.

Dec 04, 2012
heidikay in Great Lakes

Ohio Trip - October 2012

I didn't know about Old Bag o' Nails either. I live near Mansfield. I've never heard of the chain. But now I have a new place to try. Thanks!!!

I tried a sub at Leaning Tower once and it was dang good.

Dec 04, 2012
heidikay in Great Lakes

Soapstone countertops

I got my soapstone from M. Teixiera as well but out of New Jersey. They shipped to us and my husband installed it with some help from a local fabricator. My husband was nervous about cutting the sink opening.

Oct 21, 2012
heidikay in Cookware

Soapstone countertops

I have soapstone and I love it. It does not stain. It has chipped in a few places along the top edge. Very small chips. The actual surface has never scratched. I do not cut directly on it. Soapstone is softer material. I would use it again in a heartbeat. There are different soapstones just like granites. I am sure some are softer and some are harder. My soapstone is green with white veins. I think it was called Rainforest green soapstone.

Oct 21, 2012
heidikay in Cookware

Toledo to Dayton via I75

If you like pizza, try Myle's Pizza Pub in Bowling Green.

Aug 05, 2012
heidikay in Great Lakes

Roadtrip Toronto to Columbus, OH - recs on scenic drive

Don't go out of your way to go to Five Points. I just ate there last week. It is someplace to eat at if you are in the area, not to travel out of your way for. There just isn't that much amazing food in the Ashland/Mansfield area. South Market Bistro in Wooster is good. Thyme the Restaurant in Medina is good. If you just want to drive off 71 and get a quick bite we have an old time drive in called the Ashland Wooster Drive in http://www.yelp.com/biz/ashland-wooster-drive-in-ashland or right next door is Casa Fiesta for Mexican (just a good mexican, not outstanding. I like the Chicken crema I think #67 or close by.

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IF you are going by Cleveland try West Side Market or some place else there.

Another idea if you are willing to go to Holmes County is try Amish food. I like a restaurant in Charm, OH http://www.grandmashomestead.com/ Pleasant drive as well but probably out of your way to get to Columbus.

Mar 22, 2012
heidikay in Great Lakes

Great dinner at Momocho [CLE]

I want to try this place so bad! My husband isn't a big Mexican fan. But thanks for sharing the review. I'm thinking he'd really like it if he would just give it a try. I'm a sucker for guac and margaritas.

Mar 06, 2012
heidikay in Great Lakes

Malabar Farm Restaurant along I-71 nr Mansfield Ohio

Thanks for the update. I don't get out to eat that often but I'll keep that in mind and try to get back there sometime soon.

Oct 19, 2011
heidikay in Great Lakes

Mansfield, Ohio

I agree with this. But I think it is one of the better options close to Mansfield if you don't want to travel for something better. I live in the area and there just aren't a lot of choices for really good food.

May 12, 2011
heidikay in Great Lakes

Mansfield, Ohio

if you are willing to travel to Wooster, I like South Market Bistro and Broken Rocks Cafe'. In Medina, I like Thyme the Restaurant.

The Cabin is hit or miss for me, more often hit but sometimes I'm disappointed. Oak Park for just a classic prime rib.

I like Doc's near the hospital for a sandwich.

The Japanese steak house is decent. I only eat the hibachi grill but there are often many eating there. - Wokano.

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South Market Bistro
151 S Market St, Wooster, OH 44691

Wokano
2067 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44906

May 12, 2011
heidikay in Great Lakes

Seriously Now -- Which countertop appliances do you leave out on your counter?

One appliance the Keurig because it is used several times a day. Everything else gets pulled out and put away.

Leaves room for all the paper clutter I like to accumulate. If only I could deal with the paper my kitchen would be impressive.

Feb 03, 2011
heidikay in Cookware

Reception for a food-obsessed bride in Cleveland

I was also eating at Crop one evening at the chef's table and they were cooking lots of appetizers for a party, so you might want to check what they might offer.

Jul 27, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Best Restaurants in Northern Michigan and UP?

Just back from the UP and the Cobblestone is now closed.

Jul 26, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Lunch spot in Toledo / Red Well's?

First it has been over 15 years since I have been to Red Wells. But it is not like Arbys at all. It is more like a cafeteria. No wait staff. They serve traditional roast beef sandwiches on plates smothered in gravy. That you have to eat with a knife and fork. I used to love to get the hash as well as a side for my sandwich. Of course they have mashed potatoes. I remember it being very good. I also remember they used to carve the roast beef right there for your sandwich. I checked a review or two and it looks like that is no longer done. I used to go there for lunch when I worked in the area. Funny thing Arbys would be another of our lunch choices but I never ate the roast beef there. I think I had a salad. There were also some good Lebaneese restaurants in the area but can't remember the names. There is chain in Toledo (I think it is just local to Toledo) called Cafe Maries. It is only open for breakfast and lunch. There are several locations around the city. It mainly serves breakfast dishes but it also serves sandwiches. I would not describe it as something that should not be missed but it is a decent breakfast place.

For chinese I always enjoyed, Jing Chuan.

http://jingchuanrestaurant.com/

If you are up for fast food. Rudy's hot dogs! Good coneys.

If you like pizza, try Myles Pizza in Bowling Green.

Again I have not eaten at any of these places in over 15 years.

You'll have to post where you end up. Maybe I'll have a new place to try when I visit home.

Don't know why you are in Toledo but the art museum and zoo are both worth visiting.

Heidi

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Jing Chuan
4424 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43623

Jun 29, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Best Restaurants in Northern Michigan and UP?

Cobblestone Bar and Grill in McMillan,MI is really good for burgers. They have a yummy chicken sandwich with pineapple and asiago cheese. Fresh pork rinds as well.

Jun 04, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Anything near Macedonia, OH for lunch?

Thank you everyone for your advice. I think I will be picking Hudson for our meeting point. I'll try to post back afterwards and let you know where we ended up.

May 28, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Cleveland - West Side Market Recs?

I have only been to the market once. But if you like cupcakes, try GRANDMA FREDA'S FRESH BAKE STAND: H-12. Delicious cupcakes, I especially liked a version with peanut butter frosting, really yummy. I also had a crepe , very good. And I love the pasta at Ohio City Pasta, not sure how easy that would be to bring home though.

May 28, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Anything near Macedonia, OH for lunch?

I am meeting someone I haven't seen for a long time for lunch. And Macedonia is about half way. Anything not terribly far from 271 in that area. I am expecting we will sit and chat for awhile so maybe a pleasant place for visiting is more important than the food. Also is there a nice park or downtown to walk around nearby as well? Thank you for any advice.

Heidi

May 26, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Toledo, OH restaurants

Just an interesting tidbit Crystal Bowersox sang at Nagoya before making it big on American Idol

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid...

May 21, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Place for lunch in Mansfield, Ohio?

These are more downtown, but I thought it might be helpful for someone else visiting Mansfield.

Not that close to 71, this is very close to Med Central, Mansfield's hospital.

I really enjoy it. They will custom make a sandwich for you. And they have tons of fixins/choices. They also have menu sandwiches. The soup is quite good as well. And cheesecake from a local pastry chef.

http://www.docsdelimansfield.com/

I've never been but this place but just learned about this place and want to try it. I think it is also downtown.

http://pbandjellybeans.com/

If you travel to Ashland, there is Grandpa's cheesebarn right near 71 - Grandpa's Cheesebarn, 668 US HWY 250E, Ashland, Ohio 44805
1-800-745-7091. There is cafe' there. I have never been. But if you like cheese they have lots.

May 19, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

A recent review of Melt Bar & Grilled, Lakewood (Cleveland) Ohio

uhockey, I think I am going to start following you around Cleveland. I must try to get to Melt now. I think you turned me on to Crop and Grandma Freda's cupcakes. Two really great finds. Thank you for writing such wonderful reviews that actually make me want to get to Cleveland to try them!!!

Apr 23, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Home Food Program in Italy, anyone know these dishes/recipes?

Don't have a clue about the recipes but sounds amazing!

Apr 10, 2010
heidikay in Home Cooking

Revolver Restaurant - Findlay, OH

Thanks for the review. Makes me want to try this place, I love polenta. My dad doesn't live that far from there so hopefully I'll get a chance to try it.

Apr 05, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Restaurants along I-71 from Cincy to Cleveland

The Pump House Grille has reopened on weekends.

http://www.pumphouseministries.com/pu...

Feb 19, 2010
heidikay in Great Lakes

Romantic Restaurant near Berlin, Ohio?

Broken Rocks, good food, good drinks, not romantic as all tables are close together.

South Market Bistro, probably more romantic than Broken Rocks but still not what I think of as romantic, again good food, a little more upscale than Broken Rocks.

Olde Jaol ( a steakhouse) and Tj's both would probably be more romantic.

I've enjoyed meals at all four restaurants.

Dec 13, 2009
heidikay in Great Lakes

Mansfield, OH Saturday Night

I have eaten at The Cabin and it is a good recommendation. I have eaten at Athens (it's been a few years), good gyros but more like a diner type atmosphere.

Another option Rocky's Pub is downtown on the square. I haven't eaten there so can't comment on it but it is close if you want to consider it.
http://www.rockyspub.com

There is a great sandwich shop near the hospital. Wonderful sandwiches made to order and delicious soup.

http://www.docsdelimansfield.com

Good luck and report back.

Nov 19, 2009
heidikay in Great Lakes

Places to stop between Cleveland and Columbus?

Have you ever eaten at Thyme the Restaurant? I think it is pretty good.

Oct 16, 2009
heidikay in General Midwest Archive

Places to stop between Cleveland and Columbus?

All good suggestions. I really like Hartlers yummy ice cream. I'm guessing this is even a bit out to the way for you.

You weren't looking for a restaurant but just in case this one is very good in Medina and right along the way. They are only open in the evenings though.

http://www.thymetherestaurant.com/

I'm not that familiar with Medina but it seems like there should be something in that town that is quick and easy. I have heard people mention this tea room but I have never been. It may be more what you are looking for. If you go be sure to report back and let us know.

http://www.missmollys.net/menu/

Oct 12, 2009
heidikay in General Midwest Archive