It’s hard to believe another year has passed by so quickly! Thanksgiving is next week so if you’re looking for someone else to clean their kitchen, or a good place to meet out of town friends and family, here is a list of restaurants open for business! Please keep in mind most of these will require reservations!
356th Fighter Group
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reservations Call: 330.494.3500
AA Executive Catering Event Center
Thanksgiving Day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
By Reservation: 330.477.8588
The Amish Door Restaurant
Thanksgiving Day (Buffet only)
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Reservations for parties of 20 or more: call 888.264.7436.
Country Pride Restaurant
Thanksgiving Dinner 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (open at 6 a.m. for breakfast)
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reservations Required 330.966.2222
Thanksgiving Day Buffet 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For Reservations Call: 330.494.2770
Thanksgiving Day 10:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Reservations Required: 330.484.4008
Thanksgiving Day 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
For Reservations Call: 330.493.8239
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Reservations Required: 330.823.0006
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thorpes Market Ave Grill
Thanksgiving Day 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Breakfast 6-11 a.m.)
The Crush House is the newest addition at Gervasi Vineyard, which has been a growing attraction in Stark County for over three years. It started with the Bistro and Piazza, and grew to the event venue, followed by the Villas, and now the Crush House! All of these fabulous venues are in one location so it is a beautiful attraction AND convenient for events, weddings, meetings, or just a night out on the town!
My family was looking for a new restaurant for a night out and I suggested the Crush House. This new and unique restaurant and bar is intended to be more casual, with lighter food choices and a tasting bar. They offer indoor and outdoor seating (the balcony patio is beautiful!) and free wi-fi. What could be better than a glass of wine and relaxing on a business trip? The bar offers extended hours which is great for the villa guests as well!
So, you’re at a wine bar… what do you order? Personally I enjoy a sweeter wine (I know – the good stuff is the dry stuff), but I just cannot resist a glass of their Dolce Sera. If you prefer a red wine, the Truscano is delicious.
Hungry yet? Try the Pastina Bowls! This is the perfect sized meal, and just enough of everything to satisfy your taste buds! I ordered the Spicy Beef Short Rib Pastina Bowl. Don’t be alarmed… I’m not one for hot foods and this dish was just perfect. The orzo with a light sauce and perfectly cooked short ribs were scrumptious. The Cursh House Menu has something for everyone, without being overwhelming. Choose from classic steak or chicken dishes, to piadas (flat-breads), or tasty soups and salads. Don’t forget the dessert either!
I should also congratulate Gervasi on their win for the Bistro! The Italian Bistro was voted as one of the Top 10 Special Occasion Restaurants by Open Table in all of North East Ohio!
We are so lucky to have such a delicious, and beautiful attraction here in Stark County and encourage you to check it out! You will not be disappointed!
Halloween may be over, but time doesn’t mean much if you’re immortal. Just ask Dracula, Barnabas, or Edward. Each of those famed vampires had a guest starring role in October 22nd’s “The Vampire Talk,” the Massillon Museum‘s final Brown Bag Lunch event of 2013.
Speaker Mark Dawidziak–a Cleveland Plain Dealer writer, Kent State University instructor, and general vampire scholar–regaled the audience with tales that explored the centuries-old history of society’s favorite undead monster. That’s right: our favorite. Sorry, zombies; your stranglehold on the American subconscious only dates back to the mid-twentieth century. (If you want to be really specific, you could allege 1932′s White Zombie, but even cinematically, Nosferatu has that claim beat by a decade.)
From a Dark Shadows joke book to the vampire’s sociological underpinnings, dozens of unique facts and tidbits about the infamous creature of the night more than filled the single hour. Nevertheless, my favorite part of the afternoon had to be the Vampire Timeline handed out to each attendee at the beginning of the talk. Tracing the vampire’s evolution from a 1819 short story to release of the Twilight series, the timeline demonstrates just how impressive the bloodsucker’s resume truly is. Plus, nothing keeps the world of vampires in perspective quite like seeing the release of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend listed a few spots from Count Chocula’s debut on cereal shelves. In the last century, vampires have become so ubiquitous that they’re practically the Kim Kardashian of monsters. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re everywhere.
If you missed The Vampire Talk, you don’t have to wait an eternity to enjoy another great speaker at the Massillon Museum. The next event in their Brown Bag Lunch Series is scheduled for January with “Technology and the Civil War”. Also, if you would like to catch one of Mark Dawidziak’s talks, he too will return to the museum in March as the keynote speaker for the Big Read. This year’s selected literature: Fahrenheit 451. And although legions of the undead may not rise from the grave for the occasion, the ritual burning of books in Ray Bradbury’s classic is arguably far scarier anyhow.