Arbor Brewing Company serves organic pub fare that incorporates local farmers’ and growers’ fresh, seasonal meats and produce. The dinner menu showcases Lake Superior whitefish ($13) and the Ar-burger ($13), a 1/3 pound patty of beef from McLaughlin Farm, a local producer of grass-fed, hormone-free cattle. Vegetarians rejoice when served the beer-battered tempeh sandwich ($8) from the lunch menu. Night owls can nosh hearty bar fare from the late-night menu, such as pierogies ($8) or a half pound of chicken strips ($7).
I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.
As a backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bruce Gradkowski often has his hands full training and running drills. Whenever he gets a chance, though, he heads back to Toledo?where he first made his name as starting QB for the Toledo Rockets?to visit the restaurant he opened at the edge of campus. Echoing Gradkowski's love of his adopted hometown, the menu overflows with dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, such as the salmon filet, praised by the Toldeo Blade for its "light coating of salty parmesan cheese crust ? cooked perfectly and served with a compound butter that added to the richness of the dish."
Burger Bar 419’s chefs beam with Toledo pride, boasting a menu built on meats from local butchers, produce from nearby farms, and praise from the Toledo Free Press. Rustic wooden tables and pumpkin-orange walls conjure a warm, comfortable atmosphere as hand-cut fries and homestyle mac 'n' cheese stuff bellies with recipes perfected at the owners’ family cookouts and Thanksgiving celebrations. In the kitchen, chefs fashion 15 specialty burgers from just-ground beef, topping the buffalo variety with bacon, blue cheese, hot sauce, and chips before loading it onto a round, tin plate. In addition to pouring Ohio-made draft beers, bartenders handcraft sodas and milkshakes that soothe throats after work presentations delivered entirely in falsetto.