Food & Drink in Ohio

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Japanese Hibachi Dinner at Samurai Sushi and Steakhouse

Samurai Sushi and Steakhouse

Strongsville

$25 $12.50

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Hibachi chefs display deft knifework as guests sup on grilled fare, sushi, and tempura in an atmosphere evocative of a nightclub

$22 for Choice of Summertime Barbecue Meal Package from HoneyBaked Ham (Up to 53% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Multiple Locations

$46.45 $22

Choice of certified Angus brisket, Berkshire Black Gold pulled pork or pork ribs, or all-natural pulled chicken with rolls and side dishes

$12.50 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Mediterranean Cuisine at ZaZa Wood-Fired Pizza

ZaZa Wood-Fired Pizza

Westgate

$20 $12.50

Crisp pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven and other Mediterranean dishes such as chicken shawarma and stuffed grape leaves

Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, and Tim Meadows: Veterans of SNL at Akron Civic Theatre on November 6 (Up to 50% Off)

Rob Scneider, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows: Veterans of SNL

Akron Civic Theatre

$60.10 $30

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Alumni behind the SNL characters "The Richmeister," Master Thespian, and The Ladies Man join forces for a night of uproarious standup

Pub Cuisine for Two or Four at Down the Pike Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Down the Pike Pub

West Carrollton

$20 $12

Bar hosts trivia & karaoke; offers American pub cuisine such as nachos, mozzarella sticks, pizza, wings, broasted chicken and grilled cheese

Barbeque for Two or Four at Angry Barbeque (Up to 37% Off)

Angry Barbeque

Jackson

$20 $13

Coleslaw, baked beans, green beans, and potato salad are paired with beef brisket, barbeque ribs, chicken, or barbeque-fried baked chicken

Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Bombay Star (50% Off)

Bombay Star

McKay Village

$20 $10

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Chef trained in a five-star hotel in Mumbai specializes in northern Indian cuisine, including dishes cooked in a charcoal clay oven

Two or Five 12 Oz. Bags of Coffee at La Crema Coffee Company (Up to 50% Off)

La Crema Coffee Company

La Crema Coffee Company

$21 $11

Central and South American, Indonesian, and African blends, or unique flavored coffees such as crumb cake and tiramisu

$14 for $20 Worth of Cheesesteaks, Burgers, Gyros, and More at Steak Thyme

Steak Thyme Cheesesteak & More

Kettering

$10 $7

Cooks take the classic Philly dish to a new level by infusing their steaks—as well as burgers and gyros—with house-made thyme seasoning

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Brunch at Around the Corner

Around the Corner

Lakewood

$20 $11

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Burgers, hefty sandwiches, and wings populate the dinner menu; brunch includes hot cakes, fritatas, and Hangover omelet

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Deep Freeze Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

Deep Freeze Frozen Yogurt

Cuyahoga Falls

$10 $6

Guests customize their own desserts by choosing from 40 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and dozens of toppings

$12 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Mentor

$25 $12

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Knife tricks and bursts of flame enliven hibachi meals prepared at tableside grills

$20 for $35 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Bodega

Bodega

Cleveland Heights

$35 $20

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Tapas, entrees, and Moroccan specialties such as Berber seafood stew and braised lamb shank with prunes and almonds

$18 for 16 Pieces of Assorted Printed Chocolate at Signature Confections ($32.50 Value)

Signature Confections

Beavercreek

$32.50 $18

In honor of Groupon's fifth birthday, confectioners craft fill a box with assorted Belgian chocolates printed with a limited-edition image

Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner at O' Sarracino Trattoria & Wine Bar (40% Off)

O' Sarracino Trattoria & Wine Bar

Kingsville

C$20 C$12

Italian bistro with extensive wine lists serves up classic dishes such as osso buco and gnocchi quattro formaggi

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield

$20 $11

Baked ziti and ravioli accompany signature pizzas such as the Deluxe, with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and mushrooms

Award-Winning Ribs, Chops, and BBQ at Montgomery Inn

Montgomery Inn of Columbus Inc.

Montgomery Inn at The Shoppes at River Ridge/Columbus

$50 $39

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Topped with the restaurant's tomato-based BBQ sauce, Montgomery Inn's award-winning ribs have delighted diners for more than five decades

Carryout Pizza Dinner for Two or Four or $20 Worth of Italian Fare at Gus' Italian Grille Xpress (Up to 51% Off)

Gus' Italian Grille Xpress

Howland Center

$26.50 $13

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Signature pizzas are packaged up piping hot with a choice of appetizer and canned drinks for carry-out service

5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 52% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

$17.75 $9

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

Two Chocolate Dips or One Regular and One Mini Chocolate-Dipped Wine Bottle at Bliss in a Bottle (Up to 50% Off)

Bliss in a Bottle

Polaris

$34 $17

Staff dip two wrapped bottles into decadent chocolate or dole out a regular and mini chocolate-dipped bottle

Takeout Package for Two with Italian Subs or Burgers Plus Chef Salad at Thurman To Go (Up to 36% Off)

Thurman To Go

Reynoldsburg

$23.57 $14.99

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Italian subs packed with ham and Genoa salami or 5-ounce burgers, plus salad with pepperoni, at the to-go spinoffs of The Thurman Cafe

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Tex-Mex Dinner for Two People at Talitas Mexican Kitchen

Talita's Mexican Kitchen

Grove City

$10 $5.50

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Chili- and cheese-covered spaghetti, mexican pizza made with deep-fried tortillas and refried beans, and cheesy enchiladas

American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Gatsby's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Gatsby's

East Columbus

$20 $12

Burgers, pizzas, and hot wings served during live band performances and sand-volleyball games near the patio

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of American Diner Food at Claudette's Cafe

Claudette's Cafe

Westlake

$12 $6

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Casual, diner-style meals, such as veggie omelets, hotcakes, and reuben sandwiches

$11 for $20 Worth of Contemporary International Tapas at Relish Modern Tapas

Relish Modern Tapas

Deerfield

$20 $11

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Small plates of Spanish classics alongside internationally inspired tacos, flatbreads, and specialties served in a sleek dining room

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Custom Personal Pizzas at My Pizetta ($30 Total Value)

My Pizzetta

North Royalton

$10 $5

Easy-to-follow numeric ordering system allows patrons to customize personal pies that are ready within five minutes at the drive-through

$5 for $10 Worth of Casual American Food — The Island Cafe

The Island Cafe

Grafton

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pitas, Salads, and Smoothies or Catering Platters at Pita Pit (Up to 40% Off)

Pita Pit

Kent

$10 $6

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner pitas and salads such as ham and eggs and the gyro; catering packages feature pita or salad, chips, and cookies

Contemporary Cuisine for Two or Four at Swerve Grille (50% Off)

Swerve Grille

Shaker Heights

$40 $20

Contemporary eatery dishes out cuisine such as crab cakes, rib-eye steak, southern fried chicken, stuffed mushrooms, and grilled salmon

Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

$8 $4

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The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

$12 for $20 Worth of American Food and Drink at Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille - Port Clinton

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Choose from American food including BLTs, grilled-chicken sandwiches, burgers, and wraps

$11 for $20 Worth of Cookies, Cakes, and Baked Goods at The West Side Bakery

The West Side Bakery

Green Location

$20 $11

Award-winning pastries, lavishly decorated custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and grab-and-go lunches

Dessert Package or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Homemade Ice Cream and Diner Food at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

Zanesville

$22.80 $12

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Dessert package with homemade ice cream sundaes and one pound of chocolates or cashews; diner food including sandwiches and homemade soups

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Orange

$20 $11

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Variety of meat-filled, vegetarian, and vegan Indian dishes, including lamb and goat specialties and dishes cooked in the tandoor oven

Three Sandwiches, Ham Dinner with Sides, or Catering and Party Platters at HoneyBaked Ham (Up to 50% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Solon

$6.39 $3.25

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, available on sandwiches with other meats or as part of a dinner with classic comfort-food sides

Mexican Food for Dinner for Two or Four at Casita del Lago (Up to 50% Off)

Casita del Lago

Casita Del Lago

$20 $11

Housemade salsa seasons authentic Mexican dishes amid colorful artwork and a sprawling bar

Family Pasta Meal or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Gionino's Pizzeria

Gionino's Pizzeria

Alliance

$20 $10

Pizza and Italian food, or a family-style meal of tossed salad and spaghetti and meatballs for up to eight

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of American Food at Burgers-N-Beer ($30 Total Value)

Burgers-N-Beer

Willoughby

$15 $8

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1 lb. burgers topped with fried eggs or stuffed with gorgonzola cheese; ribs, wings, and American sides

In Store Cupcake-Decorating Party for Up to 12 Children or Two-Tier Wedding Cake from Main Street Cupcakes (Up to 41% Off)

Main Street Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$120 $79

Cupcake shop with more than 350 flavors lets kids decorate their own cupcakes or creates an elegant, two-flavor tiered wedding cake

Tex-Mex Cuisine at Yucatan Southwest Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yucatan Landen

Maineville

$24 $12

Dishes such as cheesesteak burritos, fajita flatbreads, and huevos rancheros double-decker burgers blend Mexican and American classics

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Café Food at Arabica Cafe ($21 Total Value)

Arabica Cafe

Wadsworth

$7 $4

Customers can enjoy pesto chicken sandwiches, mediterranean salads, flavored coffee, and freshly baked pastries while surfing free WiFi

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf –15 Cincinnati Locations

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

American Cuisine at The French Creek est. 1816 (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The French Creek est. 1816

Avon

$20 $12

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Historic building stationed next to scenic creek features bar and grill cuisine and craft beer

$11 for $20 Worth of Wings, Burgers, Tacos, Wraps, and Pizza at Cleats Parma Heights

Cleats Parma Heights

Parma Heights

$20 $11

Tasty traditional or boneless wings come adorned in any of 18 sauces such as a six-pepper blend, kentucky bourbon, or Erie Island smoke

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$39.99 $20

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National comedy club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Captain 9’s

Captain 9's

Germantown

$20 $10

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Pizza, pasta, Hershey's ice cream, and subs in a diner decorated with authentic firefighter suits

Indian Cuisine at Taste of India (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of India

Lebanon

$20 $11

Large portions of traditional Indian dishes, sopped up by flaky naan, satisfy grumbling tummies

$15 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Bar Lure

Bar Lure

Madison

$25 $15

Savor a selection of sushi rolls alongside bowls filled with noodles and appetizers, such as miso-steamed mussels and crab-stuffed avocado

9-Inch Cake, Cheesecake, or Pie at Sugar Darlin's Sweets and Such (Up to 51% Off)

Sugar Darlin's Sweets and Such

Redeem from Home

$45 $22

Made-to-order desserts, such as caramel cake, cranberry-apple pie, and peach-cobbler cheesecake

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Lake City Tavern

Lake City Tavern

Berea

$20 $11

Classic pub grub such as boneless wings and half-pound burgers served amid live music, flat-screen TVs, and karaoke

Lebanese Food and Drinks at Pitasub Express (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Pitasub Express

Sylvania

$10 $6

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Build-your-own pitas or bowls with gyro, falafel, and shawarma topped with veggies, rice, and cucumber sauces; fresh sides also available

Sushi and Japanese Food at Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

McMurray

$30 $15

Sushi artisans concoct clever specialty rolls, and entertaining hibachi chefs throw together full dinners at tableside grills

$15 for $30 Worth of Thai Fusion and Sushi at Sushi Thai

Sushi Thai

South Columbus

$30 $15

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Sushi, curries, fried rice, and other Asian staples served in a stylish modern dining room

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at BabyCakes Cupcakes at Mack's Bakery (45% Off)

Mack's Bakery, Home of BabyCakes Cupcake

Hartville

$20 $11

Delectable gourmet cupcakes come in flavors such as chocolate bavarian and Velvet Snow Bunny—red-velvet cake with peppermint whipped cream

Pub Food and Pool Games at Whiskey Barrel Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Whiskey Barrel Bar

Springboro

$20 $10

Saloon entertains with trivia, and pool and serves pub food and drinks from a fully stocked bar

$3 for $5 Worth of Candy — Sweets Just Sweets

Sweets Just Sweets

Napoleon

$5 $3

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Barbecue Food at Stinee's Ribs (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Stinee's Ribs

Newburgh Heights

$10 $5.50

Ribs, burgers, and sides such as fresh-cut fries, broccoli slaw, and spicy fried brussels sprouts

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Coffee at Christian Corner Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Christian Corner Cafe

Etna

$10 $5

Daily specials such as meatloaf and pulled pork pair with fresh-baked muffins and cakes, deli sandwiches, and coffee

Barbecue Meal for Two, Sample Platter for Four, or 100 Smoked Wings at Deet's BBQ (Up to 53% Off)

Deet's BBQ

Maumee

$17 $12

Barbecue joint offers food such as pulled pork and barbecue chicken sandwiches, slow-smoked wings, and sides like potato salad and pickles

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four with Salad Cooking Style, & Fondue by You Entree at The Melting Pot (Up to 50% Off)

The Melting Pot

Lyndhurst

$59.75 $30

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After a crisp salad, choose three savory ingredients—such as mushroom-stuffed pasta or barbecue pork—to cook in your choice of broths

Maki Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi at Sushi Samurais (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Samurais

West Chester

$20 $10

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Diced salmon, masago, and avocado top hawaiian rolls; smoked salmon pairs with eel sauce; fresh tobiko and scallops are served nigiri style

Pub Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Chappy's Tap Room & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

Chappy's Tap Room & Grille

Moraine

$20 $11

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Slow-smoked baby-back ribs crown a menu that touches on Cajun favorites, steak, and comfort food

$17 for Two Large Pizzas and Soda at Mike N' Dangelo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria ($33.71 Value)

Mike N' Dangelo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Girard

$33.71 $17

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Customers can personalize their pizzas with up to three toppings, choosing from options such as bacon, meatballs, green peppers, and olives

Greek and American Cuisine at The Greek House Grille (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Greek House Grille

Wickliffe

$8 $4

Greek-influenced gyros and souvlaki to classic American meatloaf and burgers

Dine-In or Take-Out Mediterranean Food at Cafe Mediterranean (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Mediterranean Cincinnati

Blue Ash

$40 $20

Tender chunks of baby lamb, beef, and seafood marinated in a blend of Mediterranean spices and slow roasted on skewers

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Subs, and Drinks for Dine-In Service at Mio’s Pizzeria

Mio's Pizzeria

Miami

$20 $10

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Original-crust pizza topped with wholesome cheese and tangy tomato sauce, along with hoagies, calzones, and stuffed pizza

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Subs or a Pizza Meal for Four at D'Tutanelli's Pizza

D'Tutanelli's Pizza

Amherst

$20 $11

Specialty pizzas such as T-Rex—with bacon, sausage, ham, meatballs, and pepperoni—classic Margherita Pie, pesto pizza, and chicken philly

Wine and Dinner Package for Two or Four at Elk Creek Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $27

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

$29 for $50 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Kogen's Far East Fare (42% Off)

Kogen's Far East Fare

Powell

$50 $29

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Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine in fun, casual environment

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Drinks at Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar ($20 Total Value)

Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

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More then 30 varieties of smoothies made with real fruit and freshly squeezed juice paired with wraps and salads

Winery-Tour Package with Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Augusta

$30 $15

Historical tour of 150-year-old antebellum winery that houses Kentucky varietals such as vidal blanc and cabernet franc

Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Pub Fare at Pappy's Grill on 79

Pappy's Grill on 79

Heath

$16 $8

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Breezes waft through open walls as chefs sling seafood and bar classics, such as homemade chicken fingers and beer-battered frog legs

$39 for $50 Worth of Award-Winning Ribs, Chops, and BBQ at Montgomery Inn

Montgomery Inn Inc.

Multiple Locations

$50 $39

Topped with the restaurant's tomato-based BBQ sauce, Montgomery Inn's award-winning ribs have delighted diners for more than five decades

$15 for $25 Worth of Latin American Cuisine at Explorers Club

Explorers Club

Merion Village

$25 $15

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Lamb pastrami sandwiches with house bacon and mofongo meatloaf with pulled pork balance vegetarian and vegan options

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Chicken at Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers

Guthrie's Chicken Fingers

Tremont

$10 $6

Chicken fingers marinate for two days before being hand-breaded, fried, and served with a secret-recipe sauce

Bubble Tea Party for 2 or Private Bubble Tea Party for Up to 10 at Swirly Bears (Up to 51% Off)

Swirly Bears

Cincinnati

$59 $29

You can drink tea and indulge in cookies with your friends

Mediterranean Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Fetoosh Deli (Up to 43% Off)

Fetoosh Deli

Sylvania

$20 $12

Grilled chicken skewers, hummus and vegetable trays, and falafel sandwiches topped with tahini sauce

$11 for $21 Worth of Italian Food at DeCheco's Pizzeria

DeCheco's Pizzeria

Firestone Park

$21 $11

Hot wings and meatball subs served up alongside unique pizzas smothered in creamy garlic sauce or topped with potatoes and sour cream

Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Dayton

$60.75 $32

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Diners munch on salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table in one of four styles, including herb-infused burgundy wine

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Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels.

However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their new, expanded location in a formerly abandoned Beechwold restaurant. While guests still get to enjoy more than 80 European delicacies?some of which helped earned Columbus Monthly's Best Dessert in Best of Columbus 2014?they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. And even the menu has gotten a slight makeover, with an extensive breakfast selection of savory strudels, quiches, and omelets as well as lunch and dinner entrees including angus burgers, authentic schnitzel, beef stroganoff, and chicken paprikash. The Columbus Dispatch praised the latter for its "excellent sauce of sweet paprika, cream and chicken stock that tastes house-made."

But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.

2899 N High St
Columbus,
OH
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Though it isn?t a matchmaking service, Grovewood Tavern is responsible for more than 150 successful relationships in the past decade, all of which were realized over dinner. The brick-enclosed restaurant specializes in the delicious puppy love between food and drink, hosting meals that pair fine wines, beers, and spirits with bites from a globally conscious kitchen. The courses encourage guests to savor combinations in the moment, but also nod to the history inside the glassware. Trivia and origin stories accompany the drinks, detailing their flavors and the favorable reviews they've received. Some dinners benefit from presentation by expert hosts, including vineyard aficionados and people who know how the ghosts are added to each bottle of spirits.

Outside of these showcases, visitors can still enjoy selections from the tavern's regular menu. Duck-burger sliders and spice-rubbed ahi-tuna sandwiches dispel any worries about stereotypical pub fare, and the entrees' emphasis on local and organic ingredients adds a refreshing ease of conscience to each bite. Grovewood?s catalog of savory meats ranges from Japanese-style barbecued chicken to the bison pot roast, which, according to a 2007 feature in the Plain Dealer, "falls gloriously apart, upon gentle forkage." Chefs accommodate vegetarians and vegans as well. A wealth of meat- and gluten-free options speckles the menu's pages, and the pairing dinners list substitutions for nonveggie helpings, replacing tea-smoked duck breast with grilled tofu and skirt steak with vegan beef.

17105 Grovewood Ave
Cleveland,
OH
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As a young Lebanese man living in Cincinnati, Andy Hajjar found himself longing for the tahini, mint, and feta flavors of his family’s home cooking. Once his mother and brother joined him in the US, the three of them decided to start a deli. Their corner establishment quickly burgeoned into an award-winning restaurant, Andy’s Mediterranean Grill, where they continue to share family recipes without asking relatives to adopt every diner first. Their talent with seasoning lamb—which they grind, chop, marinate, and even serve tartar, if a diner orders in advance—landed Andy on WCPO Channel 9, where he showed the audience how to make lamb burgers. When preparing skewers of charbroiled tenderloin, cilantro-flavored sea scallops, and flatbread pizzas, the kitchen also relies on fresh ingredients and house marinades. Diners can also sip dozens of beers or wines, including some from Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey, as they relish the old-fashioned coziness of a wood-burning stove and the modern joys of a flat-screen television. On weekend evenings, belly dancers appear, and on any evening guests can lounge on black-and-red striped cushions in the wood-paneled hookah room. The Hajjars also sell marinades, salad dressing, and Turkish coffees through Andy’s International Market, which helps customers stock the pantry in their own apartment, home, or sandcastle.

906 Nassau St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Ken Cappelletty and Fred Moor, the men who man Ken’s Flower Shops, didn’t grow up dreaming about buds and stems. Raised by a local policeman, Ken likely spent more time playing cops and robbers than sniffing the neighbor’s rosebushes. It wasn’t until he helmed the cash register at a neighborhood florist in L.A. that he discovered his knack for design. Here, he started to see flowers as more than just plants, viewing them as art supplies that happen to smell nice. When Ken returned to Ohio, his parents helped him launch a small shop that arranged blooms in the morning and delivered them in the afternoon. Two years later, in 1967, his friend Fred took some of the reins, helping him grow the business into three local stores affiliated with FTD and Teleflora. From this labor of love, a legacy began to take root. At each shop, seasoned designers incorporate customers’ requests into birthday bouquets, wedding corsages, and gift baskets filled with wine, house-baked cookies, and stuffed toys cute enough to melt hearts and plush enough to sop up the mess. Their talent and creativity takes center stage as well, whether they’re filling vases with orchids, crafting wreaths from roses, or building bouquets from singing balloons. To this day, Fred often answers the phones, discerning customers’ style preferences from friendly chats rather than pilfered diary pages. To make giving easy as getting, the shop’s wares can be delivered locally or internationally, seven days a week.

3126 North McCord Road
Toledo,
OH
US

Location. Located in central Akron, Ramada Plaza Akron, OH is a business friendly hotel within walking distance of Akron Civic Theater and Akron Art Museum. Additional points of interest include Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and EJ Thomas Hall.

Hotel Features. Ramada Plaza Akron, OH's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness facility. This 3 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Akron property has 1486 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include express check out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Guestrooms. 243 air conditioned guestrooms at Ramada Plaza Akron, OH feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available daily.

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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 5.25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • In room microwave fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

20 W Mill St
Akron,
OH
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Some partnerships—Fred and Ginger, Holmes and Watson, Rocky and Bullwinkle—seem predestined for greatness. Such was the case with Jeff and Jill Van Horne. Jeff, a wine collector, married his talents with Jill's gourmet cooking to create The Wine Loft, where their chemistry translates into delicious food and drink pairings. Stepping inside is akin to joining one of their dinner parties, with fellow guests lounging on sofas throughout the space and ordering cocktails or beer from the full bar.

Of course, the starring libation is wine. The cellar below the restaurant can store close to 2,000 bottles at a steady 58 degrees. More than 200 wines arrive at tables by the bottle, and 75 can be poured by the glass, complementing a variety of small plates and entrees. If you aren't sure what libation would best bring out the flavor of your lamb lollipops, servers gladly assist—or, you could attend one of The Wine Loft's wine education classes. These meet monthly to cover topics such as matching wine with chocolate or observing proper wine etiquette, which dictates that whomever uncorks the bottle must plant the cork and raise the resultant tree.

21 Greene Blvd
Beavercreek,
OH
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