Finds & Favorites

The Special Carne Asada served at El Parian Steaks & Tequila restaurant in Lancaster, Ohio.

Finds & Favorites: The $11.50 Steak Lunch

Posted byThe Lancaster Herald on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

One of our favorite discoveries is lunchtime at El Parian – Steaks & Tequila restaurant in downtown Lancaster, Ohio. We’re not sure how they pull it off but the Special Carne Asada features a flavorful steak grilled to your temp on a beautiful wood platter with fresh, bright pico de gallo, jalapeños, savory caramelized onions, sliced avocado, creamy beans with cheese and three soft tortillas for making the most delicious soft tacos around. And it’s $11.50 for lunch. Continue Reading Finds & Favorites: The $11.50 Steak Lunch

The Milky Way, as seen at the John Glenn Astronomy Park on August 4, 2023.

John Glenn Astronomy Park

Posted byThe Lancaster Herald on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023

This photo, the Milky Way over southeastern Ohio skies, was taken right down the road at the John Glenn Astronomy Park on Friday, August 4th. Anyone is welcome to visit the Park Sunday through Thursday evenings – it’s free – but you’ll need to reserve a (free) parking pass on presentation nights – each Friday and Saturday. Let us tell you more about this fascinating place of dark skies and bright stars.. Continue Reading John Glenn Astronomy Park

Two-story treehouse on the Lancaster Ohio Bike Path

Treehouse on the Lancaster Bike Path

Posted byThe Lancaster Herald on Sunday, Aug 06, 2023

Have you been inside the two-story treehouse on the Lancaster Bike Path? It’s an adventure worth having with your littles! The Lancaster Bike Path is a 9.5 mile paved path that almost completely circles the City of Lancaster, Ohio. This well-tended route passes through parks, along waterways and features interactive fun for all. The Path is our walking, running, biking, skating and ‘get out in nature’ place, available to all.  Continue Reading Treehouse on the Lancaster Bike Path

The Pecan Waffle at Todd’s Mountain View

Posted byChris Shirer on Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023

Any brunch hour or lunch hour, you’ll find many happy faces seated or outside waiting for their seat at Todd’s Mountain View. Todd’s takes comfort food to the next level with crispy, unforgettable Broasted Chicken (takes a little extra time, so be patient) and a range of breakfast and brunch favorites like the Cap’n Crunch Waffle, the grilled Donut World Apple Fritter and, my personal favorite, The Pecan Waffle… Continue Reading The Pecan Waffle at Todd’s Mountain View

Lobster Roll with fresh cut fries served at Papito's Kitchen in Baltimore, Ohio

Papito’s Kitchen in Baltimore, Ohio

Posted byChris Shirer on Saturday, Jul 01, 2023

Papito’s Kitchen owners Kim and Chef Will are consummate food pros – the fries are hand-cut and crispy; the 4th of July weekend Lobster Roll is flavorful and overstuffed with tender, sweet lobster. Lobster Rolls are available ONLY on holiday weekends like Memorial Day and July 4th. When they’re sold out, they’re gone so I’d recommend getting there pronto. But there’s always so much more to enjoy on the menu and it’s completely fresh and perfectly seasoned. Get your seafood ON, Southeast Ohio! Continue Reading Papito’s Kitchen in Baltimore, Ohio