When you think of Italian food you might just think of Olive Garden, but you may not know there is an authentic Italian market right here in northeast Ohio! Verdi’s Italian Market is one the best-kept secrets in all of Mentor, Ohio. Not only does Verdi’s offer an extensive menu of made to order sandwiches, homemade entrees, and salads but they also have a grocery market, gift shop, bakery and offer catering. Verdi’s is a family owned business with a wonderful, friendly, kind and knowledgeable staff who will make you feel at home and remember you each time you come back.
Berry’s Restaurant is pretty much a landmark for the town of Norwalk. This gem of a restaurant is housed in a historic building that was constructed in 1867 and was a hotel called the St. Charles Hotel. The hotel also had a third-floor ballroom that was later removed because of safety concerns. Over the years the building had been sectioned off and served many purposes such as a cigar shop, singer sewing machine shop, barber shop and a confectionary kitchen.
In 2000, the crypt of General Elisha G. Marshall was vandalized, and his body parts were scattered around the cemetery grounds.
Hogback Ridge is a 629 acre park located in Madison Ohio, it is bordered by the Grand River and Mill Creek. The park is named Hogback Ridge because it is on a high narrow ridge of land bordered on two sides by steep valleys making the ridge resemble the spine of a hog. The park boasts a 1,300-foot wheelchair accessible boardwalk and overlook deck that offers scenic views year round. Theres are also miles of gravel and natural trails in this massive park that lead to all kinds different views and terrains so you can explore a new part of the park you have never experienced every time you come here.
This massive rocking chair is located about a mile off interstate 90 on rt.45 in rural Austinburg, Ohio. This chair is down the road from multiple hotels, major gas stations, and fast food joints making it a fun little detour if you happen to find yourself on I-90 passing Austinburg on your next road trip. Nothing like stretching your legs after hours of driving by climbing up a giant rocking chair (don’t worry it doesn’t actually rock).
Barn Yard Pickers, Geneva Ohio
This unique vintage, farmhouse decor shop in Geneva Ohio is a must-see for anyone interested in rustic decor. The name speaks for itself they literally go into old barns and farmhouses to pick out this stuff. They then clean/fix the item to sell or just leave it as is to sell in all its rustic glory. They always have the most unique things so you’ll never know what you will find when you walk in the door.
” Where you’re treated like family ” is the motto at Virant’s Family Winery and they truly treat you that way. Originally making wines for friends and family the Virant’s wanted to open a winery to the public while still keeping the same friendly relaxed atmosphere. Members of the Virant family still run the winery to this day. Anyone else that works there is a resident of the close-knit community of Harpersfield, not to mention it is the place the whole neighborhood likes to hang out on Friday nights to gather for steak dinners. Come join the fun! As soon as you walk in the door you can feel the sense of community, the place kind of feels like home. Photos of neighborhood kid’s baseball teams and old family photos decorate the walls.