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The Wanderer | November 2017

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Dinner, Drink and a Movie   words and photos by Dave Daly 10/30/17 You know how in some sequels the original star of the first movie is not present in the second? Think ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Teen Wolf Too’. This is kind of like that. Holly Brown, original Wanderer,... More »

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The Wanderer | Springing on Sushi Katsu

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  by Holly Brown   Spring is something I had never truly experienced before I moved to Akron. Having lived in northeastern Massachusetts and up, up, upstate New York (we’re talking twenty minutes from the Canadian border), Spring is basically nothing more than... More »

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The Wanderer: Staying in with Fat Bob

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words and photos by Holly Brown   I have a very intense love/hate relationship with winter. It’s hard to deny that nothing quite beats the first snowfall of the season, how everything looks soft and more inviting coated in white. And yet. And. Yet. I absolutel... More »

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The Wanderer: Taco Tuesday

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words by Holly Brown, photos by Lia Pietrolungo There are two things I know to be true: Tuesdays are for tacos, and nothing warms you up in the transition to winter quite like authentic Mexican food. For that reason, on perhaps the first of many frigid Tuesday... More »

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The Wanderer: Night at the Waterloo

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words by Holly Brown, photos Ryan Whipple The night was cool, autumnal. Just after 7, it was already dark and drizzling, fallen leaves whipping around in the sudden gusts of wind. It was October in everything. “Did you look at the menu at all?” I asked Ryan on... More »

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The Wanderer: Resurrection at Dontino’s

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Words and photos by Holly Brown I would be very willing to bet that Italian food has the capacity to bring human beings back from the dead. Whether it’s the heartiness, the affinity for carbohydrates, or the never ending supply of cheese, it brings all that is... More »

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The Wanderer | Climbing Through Flavor: Everest Restaurant

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by Holly Brown When the Chicken Thali was placed on our table, I stared in reverent silence and then said to Ryan, “That is the most majestic dinner I have ever seen.” And that it was. In front of us were four golden bowls filled to the brim with thick, fragra... More »

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The Wanderer: New and in Fairlawn

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words and photos by Holly Brown New! Shiny! Hype! Maybe it’s the exclamation points that have drawn you into yet another trip down food lane with yours truly, but, I think we can all agree that the hype surrounding a new restaurant is hard to ignore, especiall... More »

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The Wanderer: Squealing for the Rubber Ducks

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  by Holly Brown The month of June has meant nothing more than sports for the entirety of Northeast Ohio. In one of those beautifully timed, yet completely unintentional coincidences, this June marked my first written endeavor into that beautiful place where f... More »

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Of Feta and Kalamata

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The Wanderer experiences Vasili’s Greek Cuisine words and photos by Holly Brown There I was, sitting at my table, attempting to hide the anticipation that I felt in the wake of what was about to arrive. They weren’t there, and then they were: two servers appea... More »

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The Wanderer: Hanging out on the Front Porch

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words and photos by Holly Brown The first time I went to the Front Porch Cafe, it was a beautiful day in April. The sun beat down on the freshly renovated brick building. Everything was quiet with the exception of the bright red and yellow “open” sign that rus... More »

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The Wanderer’s Eggcellent Adventure

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words and photos by Holly Brown As my personal idol Ron Swanson (of hit sitcom Parks and Rec) says: “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” I’ve said it before and ... More »