Before health-conscious restaurants provided the public with organic fare, citizens were forced to eat the barbecue bacon cheeseburgers and high-fructose strawberry syrup that grew in their fields. Nosh on nutritious dishes with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of local fare and drinks at South Market Bistro in Wooster.
Nestled in a quaint turn-of-the-century abode, South Market Bistro specializes in serving an eclectic menu of American cuisine prepared with an appetizing amalgamation of organic and locally grown ingredients. To exemplify his commitment to locally based cuisine, owner and chef Mike Mariola changes his menu each season to symbiotically reflect the harvest of local farmers. Give clever and environmentally friendly tips on how to properly recycle Kleenex and Tae-Bo tapes in between bites of the Ohio City gnocchi, a spinach-stuffed pasta soused in bolognese sauce and topped with parmesan cheese ($18.50). Alternately, the pan-seared red snapper, served with sunchoke risotto and toasted pine nuts ($30), will satiate tongues with a taste for savory seafood.
- Texturally, this risotto was about as perfect as they come. Creamy, rich, and with just a little resistance in the rice, the bowl of starchy goodness didn't fail to deliver. – Exploring Food My Way
- The South Market Bistro provides an eclectic variety of dishes and features a lot of local food items. We dine here frequently and the seasonal menu variation keeps the smallish menu from growing stale. – buckeyeflyguy, TripAdvisor