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    Interesting food in Ohio??

    I like interesting restaurants. What is available in the Lima/Ohio area? I'm looking for Mom and Pop and ethnic stuff... no franchise Olive Garden crap. How about bakeries too. I'm from the northeaat and REAL bagels are essential. Any ideas?? john shuck Ironbutt #31 02 GS

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    John, I can't comment on any particular restaurants, but I have heard alot about an Ohio delicacy they call "road apples". Evidently they are especially abundant in areas where Amish folk reside. The best part is that they are supposedly free - you just pick them up off the road. Keep your eye open for them. They might be slippery under your tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshuck
    I like interesting restaurants. What is available in the Lima/Ohio area? I'm looking for Mom and Pop and ethnic stuff... no franchise Olive Garden crap. How about bakeries too. I'm from the northeaat and REAL bagels are essential. Any ideas?? john shuck Ironbutt #31 02 GS

    Well, Real Mom and pop eatery..Go to Toledo, Hour north on the 75 to Tony Packo's. Hungarian chill dogs that makes the Cops stand outside in the dead of winter waiting for their order. Plus, Momma Packo makes the best strudle (sp?) and hand whips the cream.

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    Ohio is the home of many fast food chains, Wendy's for example. Ohio is also considered ground zero for testing of new "fast foods" for the industry. Be a guinea pig, eat fast. be like a Buckeye.

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    Check out the hospitality info

    The hospitality committe is putting together a list of local restaurants. It is looking like there is going to be real fun and lots of choices.
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    If your coming on the Ohio turnpike then Tony Packos is only about 10 min from I280 exit. Take 280 north to Front St turn right, at the first light its on the corner. Packos was made famous by "Klinger" on MASH, the have even sent Packos dogs and sauce with astronauts on at least one mission. There is a carry out across the street that has Rolaids.

    In Lima, there is Kewpie. They are a diner style hamburger joint. The best one is downtown, you will pass one to get there on your way from the rally. Supposidly Dave Thomas (Wendys) copied them. They have the best malts and burgers around.

    If you get off the slab and get into Amish country then just about any amish style resturant will do, as long as you like meat and potatos. But remember that the "real" amish places arn't open Sundays.

    Most Ma & Pop places are good, it's hard to stay open with a bad reputation.


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    Talking Skyline Chili

    You have got to try Skyline Chili. It is great! They have resturants all over the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwillis
    You have got to try Skyline Chili. It is great! They have resturants all over the state.
    Yup, it is great food. Never disappointed.

    There are also have Skyline in Indiana, check out the website for locations http://www.skylinechili.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    Yup, it is great food. Never disappointed.

    There are also have Skyline in Indiana, check out the website for locations http://www.skylinechili.com/

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    Ok, not to get too serious here, but from this thread all I can determine is that there really isn't any good, unusual, regional or other interesting food and I might as well be eating at Denny's.

    I mean, if you asked me about food in LA, I could tell you about the interesting local fast food places (Tommy's, Pink's, Cupid's, Burger Continental in Pasadena). But I could also tell you about good, interesting places to eat as well, like the Original Pantry where the former mayor Richard Riordan eats, or one of the great cuban restaurants around town like Versailles. And I haven't even lived there in 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    If you lay off the pasta, it is low carb for those who are dieting that way.
    Thanks for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi
    Ok, not to get too serious here, but from this thread all I can determine is that there really isn't any good, unusual, regional or other interesting food and I might as well be eating at Denny's.

    I mean, if you asked me about food in LA,
    Agreed. I just want to know in LA is Sushi Nazawa still there?
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    I can steer you a little bit in the Columbus area, which is about 100 miles away. I don't ride toward Lima often, because the good roads are S and E of my house. Here are a few places that I like to pig out.

    Schmidt's Sausage Haus( http://www.schmidthaus.com/ ) in Columbus's German Village district has excellent German food. Try the cream puffs.

    Around the corner from Schmidt's is a place called the Thurman Cafe that has excellent burgers. In fact there are a bunch of excellent restaurants in that area. http://www.digitalcity.com/columbus/...sbid=105240672

    Cameron Mitchell has a variety of good restaurants in the area. www.cameronmitchell.com/

    There are a lot of japanese estaurants in the Columbus area, since Honda manufactures cars, and motorcycles in Marysville. I don't eat much Japanese food, so no specifics.

    There is also the G & R Tavern in Waldo, that has a very good fried bologna sandwich.

    Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, OH was listed in a USA today top ten list for ice cream. It is also within 5 miles of the fabled SR 555.

    There are also a lot of local Amish Restaurants that always have excellent pie.

    Finally my local watering hole Brew's Cafe in Granville, OH. They have great pizza cooked in a wood fired oven, (Pizza is available after 5 pm). www.brewscafe.com
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    Lots of local non-chain restaurants but you better pack those bagels on the scoot, don't know of any here!
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    Great Little Burgers

    If you happen to find yourself in Urbana Ohio, on SR 36 just west of the "main square", stop in at Crabills for a couple of their burgers. They are tiny little things and you can eat a few, but the are outstanding. Just make sure you bring your Lipitor....:~)

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