Tag Archives: restaurant reviews

harvest kitchen & lounge in solon

There are a lot of things I like about Solon. It’s where I grew up and went to school. My folks are still there. And I’ve made many lifelong friendships in that city with the memories to match. But what’s always been missing from my hometown is quality food. Sure, there are plenty of chains […]

flip side in hudson

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Personally, I’m not a big meat eater. But I do love burgers. Lamb burgers. Salmon burgers. Traditional beef burgers. Even veggie burgers (though only the portabella kind). Though I must admit – one of my favorite burgers can be found at Five Guys. The only food chain I happily […]

one red door

Friday night was girls’ night out with a few very lovely ladies at One Red Door in Hudson. This was my second trip to the fairly new restaurant from chef Shawn Monday, formerly with Downtown 140, just a few steps down from his current digs. Our first visit took place shortly after opening. We had […]

banana blossom (new thai in ohio city)

My latest review for Metromix happily took myself plus a few hungry girlfriends to Banana Blossom, a fairly new Thai restaurant in Ohio City. Personally, I was quite excited for this restaurant. I absolutely love Thai food plus I greatly enjoy spending any amount of time in Ohio City. And while it’s the most common […]

review: mia bella

I think I may have mentioned maybe once or twenty seven times just how picky I am when it comes to Italian food. I’m willing to bet many of you aren’t nearly as selective as me when it comes to all things Italian, so you should read any reviews of such eateries with that in […]

review: zinc bistro bar bakery

These are the posts I don’t look forward to sharing. But you can’t like everything and you opt to come here because you want my honest opinion – no matter what. So here goes it. I went to Zinc a few weeks ago on behalf of Metromix. I had heard prior to my visit that […]


I realize at some point I’m just going to have to get over this and learn to let go. But I just can’t. The fact is, I still miss Battuto. Not only was it my favorite restaurant in Little Italy, it was my favorite for Italian and a place Jamie and I frequented often. It […]


This is one review I struggled with. When someone first told me waaay back when about this chef coming from Miami to open a restaurant in the airport Marriott and if I would check it out, my answer (within seconds flat) was no. He asked if it was because it was too far, and I […]