25 Stops For Excellent Eats In Ashtabula County, OH

25 Stops For Excellent Eats In Ashtabula County, OH

Stay local for a change.
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Often times, when planning a night out locals will find themselves making the trek all the way to Mentor or Erie for a dining experience. Here are 25 great restaurants you don't have to spend all that gas money for. Enjoy yourself in the comfort of Ashtabula County, at some places you can only enjoy here.

1. El Peunte

Delicious and low priced Mexican food? Count me in.

2. The Crow's Nest

Local, family food where you're bound to know at least one person.

3. Covered Bridge Pizza

A gem you often forget only has local locations. When your friends come from out of town to visit, why not show off the local treasure?

4. Los Compadres

Another great Mexican restaurant with great service and great Queso.

5. Eddie's Grill

Geneva on the lake is full of delicious stops, but Eddie's Grill is a hometown specialty for sure.

6. White Turkey Drive-In

Burgers, hot dogs, fries and a beautiful seating area. What's not to love?

7. Kay's Place

Breakfast, lunch, dinner? Doesn't matter what time of day, Kay's Place is open and delicious.

8. Briquettes Smokehouse

Indoor or outdoor seating along with the best pulled pork, an assortment of BBQ sauce and great fries.

9. All Things Coffee House

The atmosphere is cozy and the coffee is quality. Bring a friend and look through the guest book for people you know or play a game of big checkers as you catch up.

10. Chops Grille

A good spot right off 90 to meet for a drink and appetizers in the bar section or a big steak dinner in the dining room.

11. Heavenly Creamery

This little delight is housed in an old church and the homemade ice cream is delicious.

12. Old Firehouse Winery

This restaurant always has plenty of firehouse paraphernalia and sometimes, if you're lucky, a musical act on the stage outside.

13. Bridge Street Pizza

You may have thought this location was gone but alas! They have just moved down a few doors from where you're used to getting delicious pizza.

14. The Harbor Perk

Want a cute picture of you and your friends in an aesthetically pleasing coffee shop? The Harbor Perk is the place to go for that (and good coffee).

15. Tony's Dog House

Want to stay in the Harbor but not deal with the main street? Pop into Tony's Dog House and see who can eat the biggest hot dog.

16. Tony's Deli

On the go and thinking about running through McDonald's? Consider stopping into Tony's Deli for great homemade food instead.

17. Lakeway Restaurant

A delicious nook for you and your family to get together an enjoying anything from fried steak to spaghetti.

18. Salvato's Pizza

Pizzas, subs, salad and a full tummy are all on the menu here.

19. New Orient Express

A family owned and delicious alternative to driving to Mentor or Erie for Chinese food that (you can admit it) isn't even as good. Also, a chance to grab a lobster out of a claw machine.

20. The Corner Bar

Play pool and eat french fries while you wait for delicious burgers to dig into.

21. Lunch Box

A diner with the best waffles in Ashtabula and a breakfast challenge few can defeat.

22. Jefferson Diner

Take your pick from booths, tables or bar stools and prepare to enjoy.

23. Pizza Roto

Want pizza but don't feel like waiting? Head to this quick fire pizzeria for a little wait and lots of enjoyment. (This one might be just a little bit out of Ashtabula County, but it's worth the two extra minutes.)

24. Mugs

Settle in for breakfast and bring along a kid so that they can enjoy some Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes.

25. Colucci's Pizza

If you're in Jefferson and looking for quick and quality pizza, Colucci's is a good bet to please the whole party.

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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This piece is intended to be a satire of an experience at Coachella.

With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

Cover Image Credit: Kaitlin Harasta

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10 Reasons That My Staple Is Bread And Cheese

Nothin' else is necessary.
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This goes out to all those who have scoffed at my eating habits.

You'll never understand me fully. But you'll come close if you read this article.

Cheese and bread. Bread and cheese.

What could go wrong?

.. not sure, but a lot can go RIGHT!

Here are 10 beautiful reasons to love the simple simplicity of cheese and bread. No need to get fancy to get filled:

1. Grilled Cheese

2. A just cheese taco

3. A cheese Quesadilla

4. Cheese bread

5. A cheese bagel

6. A cheese stick and a roll

7. Garlic Bread with cheese on top

8. A cheesy pancake

9. Sauceless pizza

10. A cheese calzone

And to increase the insanity,

here is a poem in honor of this dynamic duo:

I love cheese:

To ooze and squeeze

To greet and eat

To chomp and beat

In my hungry mouth

Until it goes south

Stanza 2

I love bread

Better than lead

Cause it's edible,

Cause it's fed

Me for many a year.

Cheers.

I hope this made you laugh. What a banner article.

Cover Image Credit: Susan Powe

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