Entries by Tara Mady

Where to Find Youngstown Fair Food Favorites 

From homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to hand-kneaded stromboli, fair food holds a special place in our Youngstown hearts. Here are some popular Mahoning County fair food vendors and where to find them this summer.   DiRusso’s Sausage Since 1963, DiRusso’s Sausage has been serving up their famous homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to festival and fair […]

Family Guide to Mill Creek Park: Summer Edition

Spanning over 4,500 acres and filled with winding trails, calm lakes and sprawling playgrounds, Mill Creek MetroParks offers ample opportunities for families to explore. Continue reading for more details on a variety of family-friendly activities at Mill Creek.   Family-Friendly Hike and Bike Trails Between navigating strollers and managing young kids, hiking and biking trips […]

7 Ideas for a Youngstown Road Trip

Plan a road trip to Youngstown & Mahoning County and enjoy our outdoor recreation, golf courses, local dining, and unique treats. Here are seven ideas to get you started:   1.  Explore Mill Creek MetroParks Encompassing more than 2,800 natural acres, Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails to explore. Boardwalks, paved walkways and […]

5 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Youngstown

Spending time outdoors is a great way to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we also strongly encourage you to follow the health recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – including social distancing of six feet apart.   With the kids home from school and […]

Youngstown Area Restaurants Opening for Sit Down Dining

Ohio restaurants and bars opened outside dining on Friday, May 15, 2020 and inside dining on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the latest information including requirements for Restaurants and Bars and COVID-19 Restaurant & Food Establishment Guidance. Please check with each restaurant individually for their safety precautions.   The following restaurants and bars […]

Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day might look a little different, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate Mom! Mahoning Valley restaurants, bakeries and retailers are ready to help you show your mom just how much you love her. Scroll below for some carryout spots, local sweet treat offerings and other unique gift ideas.   Mother’s Day Carryout […]

Support Local Ohio: A Guide to Mahoning Valley Local Businesses

Scroll through our guide of Mahoning Valley (1) restaurants offering pickup or delivery, (2) retailers selling unique goods and services online and (3) attractions providing virtual experiences and activities for all of us at home!   Local Carry-Out Several locally owned restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and wineries in the Youngstown area continue to serve the […]

5 Creative Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While the usual flowers and chocolates are always nice, why not treat your sweetheart to an extra special date night in Youngstown this year? Here are five creative date night ideas that you and your special someone can enjoy in the Mahoning County area! […]

6 Ways to Treat YO-Self While in Youngstown

The New Year is officially here and we are looking forward to a year of new experiences, memorable moments and, most importantly, plenty of self-love! From spa days and beautiful art, to good wine and indulgent desserts, here are six different ways you can treat yourself while in the Youngstown area.   Tour Our Local […]

Helpful Guide to Healthy Eating in Youngstown

With one visit to the Youngstown area, you can probably tell that we love pizza. But, we’re also home to a wide variety of healthy restaurants! For all of you looking to eat healthier in 2020, here’s a helpful guide to some of our favorite clean-eating spots in Mahoning County.   Sweet Melissa’s Good Eats […]