The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Simply Delicious directs its flavor-antennae into a far-reaching frontier of classic, casual eats to delight any number of picky tongue critics. Everything is made to order, from the substantial sandwiches made from the molds of actual submarines to the pizzas that weigh as much as an asteroid. Start serious with a full rack of St. Louis–style ribs ($19.95) or an order of chicken fajita quesadillas ($7.95). Yam-and-walnut pierogies ($9.95) make for an unusual addition, while a 12-piece broasted chicken meal ($20.45) welcomes the recurrent fowler with open wings. Satisfy a hydra's seven finicky palates with selections from a list of 13 lucky sandwiches, including the meatball classic ($5.95), classic Greek gyro ($6.95), and battered Icelandic fish 'wich ($7.75).
Servicing Canton for more than 50 years, Chicken Manor Family Restaurant offers hunger-having patrons a menu of heirloom recipes boasting fresh, never frozen home-style chicken, pastas, steaks, seafood, and more. In a covert operation to infiltrate the brain's pleasure centers, an order of mixed home-style chicken ($8.79) cloaks light and dark poultry parts in Chicken Manor's hush-hush breading prepared with a mix of secret spices, while the 8oz. Boston strip steak ($11.99) waves a meaty flag of carnivorous liberties. See the full menu online for more details and prices.
A 2010 nominee for CityVoter's "Best Steakhouse," The Canton Chophouse (formerly Big City Chophouse) brings meat-mavens a menu of hand-selected cuts and Italian-inspired eats. Practice taste bud calisthenics with an appetizer such as the crispy calamari ($8) or the spinach dip ($8) before diving forkfirst into a vegetable-accompanied entrée. The bone-in ribeye steak ($26) is a 16 oz slab of beast wingman'd by garlic mashed potatoes, while the pork chops ($19) curb carnivorous cravings not satisfied by attempts to eat Meat Loaf albums. Pasta dishes include lasagna ($16) and scallop rotini ($19). Demonstrate the new found level of maturity your ex fails to see with the Grown Up Grilled Cheese sandwich ($6), and then wash it down with an equally grown-up glass of Cliff Creek merlot ($8) or one of many imported beers.
Expert pie tossing and thoughtful handling of the freshest ingredients available has catapulted Romeo’s Pizza onto the Akron-Canton Hot List's 2010 roundup of best pizzas and into the upper echelons of dough-centric fare. The menu’s resident pizzas range in size from 9-inch bundles of joy ($7.99+) to full-sheet behemoths ($24.99+), and can be custom-constructed with any combination of six sauces and more than 20 toppings. Patrons preferring demolition without construction can choose one of Romeo’s specialty pies, including Dante’s Peak, a mouth-wowing mountain of sausage, banana peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pepperoni (12", $15.99) that fearlessly scales the flavorful heights without recourse to Sherpa guides. The 8-inch subs, including the burly buffalo chicken ($5.99), rest alongside wings dressed in a bevy of saucy patinas ($8.99/lb.) and crust-enshrined strombolis and calzones ($7.99) to complete the holistic satiation of previously unfulfilled taste buds.
Danny Boy's is a neighborhood, Rat Pack–themed Italian foodery with walls covered in records and photos of Frank Sinatra. Start a meal with garlic bread with cheese ($6.99) while perusing a classic Italian menu, which features salads, woogie melts, Rat Pack pizza starters, and more. The Hammy Davis Jr. stuffs sliced ham, ricotta, feta, fresh basil, tomatoes, house Italian dressing, cheddar, and crumbled bleu cheese into a baked doughy monument ($7.99). Frank's appetizer pizza pie is wall-to-wall EVOO, pepperoni, cheese, black olives, tomatoes, ricotta, and Italian spices ($8.99), and a plain cheese pizza ($9.99/six piece) can be customized with toppings, such as mushrooms, pineapple, and Canadian bacon. Uptown toppings, such as meatballs, artichoke hearts, and grilled shrimp ($1.50–$7.50) turn any standard disc into a visually stimulating feast.