FigLeaf Brewing Co. taproom worth a stop in southwest Ohio

I visited FigLeaf Brewing Co. in Middletown during a trip to southwest Ohio in August. Nine months later, I’m still thinking about the beer I had there. The Basmati Cream Ale: Inspired by local home-brewing legend Ted Holloway, our Cream Ale uses basmati rice to impart a subtle yet distinct almost white-popcorn basmati aromatic note. Grounded by a base of Pilsner malt and just enough Liberty … Continue reading FigLeaf Brewing Co. taproom worth a stop in southwest Ohio

Downtown Willoughby rib burn off features free music and plenty of BBQ

What: The Red, White and BBQ Rib Burn Off Where: Downtown Willoughby When: noon to 10 p.m. May 19, and noon to 8 p.m. May 20 Why you should go: So many reasons. It’s free. Yes, you have to pay for food and drink, but the musical entertainment, barbecue smells and people-watching is free. Speaking of the entertainment: 24 different musical acts are listed on the … Continue reading Downtown Willoughby rib burn off features free music and plenty of BBQ

Mapleside Farms in Brunswick has live music on Friday nights

This year has been a long, extended January, and now it’s finally feeling like spring. It’s not quite time for outdoor concerts — like Rockin’ on the River and Mentor Rocks — but Mapleside Farms in Brunswick has you covered for the next month. Winter Concerts in the Barn continue on Fridays through May 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the live music plays from … Continue reading Mapleside Farms in Brunswick has live music on Friday nights

The best thing to eat at Quicken Loans Arena

The next time you are going to Quicken Loans Arena, plan for an empty stomach and a stop by section 110. You need to get yourself some Cleveland Style Nachos from Rocco’s Nachos & Tacos. The tasty creation from Chef Rocco Whalen is “crispy potato nachos with goat cheese fondue, scallions, Parmesan cheese, crisp bacon, fresh herbs and sea salt.” Cheesy, crunchy, salty and bacon — … Continue reading The best thing to eat at Quicken Loans Arena