Several local restaurants in Youngstown & Mahoning County are offering carryout dinners this Thanksgiving. Contact each restaurant directly to place your order. Pick-up days and times vary.

 

Angenetta’s Restaurant and Catering
64 Cardinal Drive, Canfield, 330-533-6090

Roast turkey (whole) with stuffing and gravy is $5.00 per pound. Candied yams, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, grilled mixed vegetables, green beans Almondine, and homemade stuffing are available in half pans and full pans. Homemade cranberry sauce and gravy are available by the pint or quart. Call 330-533-6090 to place an order for pick-up on Wednesday, November 25.

 

B&O Station
530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 330-707-4474

Thanksgiving Feast includes savory gravy, cranberry orange sauce, and homemade sweet rolls. One choice from each of the following. Cornbread stuffing, Oyster stuffing, OR sausage cranberry stuffing. Mashed potatoes, scalloped with bacon and leeks, OR garlic parmesan roasted. Green bean casserole, roasted balsamic Brussel sprouts, OR roasted carrots, zucchini, green beans & red onions. Sweet potato pecan casserole, OR maple roasted butternut squash. Macaroni & cheese, OR creamed corn casserole. Homemade pumpkin pie, homemade cherry pie, homemade apple pie, OR homemade pecan pie. Order by November 21, call 330-707-4474. Pick-up November 25.

 

Cafe 422 
8586 South Ave., Boardman, 330-629-2422

Café 422 in Boardman will be open from 12:00pm-4:00pm for carry-out on Thanksgiving Day. Call 330-629-2422 to place your order.

 

Charly’s Family Restaurant
4455 Kirk Road, Austintown, 330-799-5569

Family meal serves four and includes a choice of turkey and stuffing ($44.99) or stuffed chicken breast ($49.99). Dinners include: mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean Almondine, tossed salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, whole pumpkin or apple pie. Orders must be placed by November 22. Call 330-799-5569 to place your order.

 

Das Dutch Haus
14895 South Ave., Columbiana, 330-482-2236

Pre-order your Thanksgiving Dinner to-go from Das Dutch Haus. Dinner serves 4-5 people. Pricing starts at $64.95 and includes: 1 quart of mashed potatoes, 1 quart of stuffing, 1 pint of gravy, 1/2 pint of Cranberry Relish or Dutch Peanut Butter or Apple Butter, 1 quart of green beans or 1 quart of buttered corn, 1 dozen white or wheat dinner rolls, 2 lbs. mixed turkey or 2 lb. glazed ham, and 1 homemade pie. Order in person or call 330-482-2236 before November 24. Pie and cake orders also accepted.

 

Davidson’s Tavern
3636 Canfield Rd., Canfield, 330-793-0033

To-go dinner includes roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, candied yams, gravy, rolls and butter, salad with house dressing, and pumpkin pie. $19.95 per person. Pick-up times are 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm Thanksgiving Day. Orders must be placed by November 25, call 330-793-0033.

 

Jeff Chrystal Catering
2315 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 330-743-8062

Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 and can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 11:00am and 3:00pm at 2315 Belmont Avenue. Call 330-743-8062 to place your order. Dinners to Go: Cherry wood spit or slow roasted turkey, sage stuffing, whipped potatoes with pan sauce, steamed vegetables, candied yams, cranberry sauce, salad with vinaigrette, homemade bread, and pumpkin pie. Large feeds 12-14 guests – $350.00; Small feeds 6-8 guests – $285.00. Individual Dinners: Roasted turkey breast, whipped potatoes with pan sauce, sage stuffing, vegetable medley, candied yams, cranberry sauce, garden salad with vinaigrette, slice of homemade bread, and slice of pumpkin pie. $24.50 per dinner. Whole pies and homemade loaves of bread available.

 

Michael Alberini’s Restaurant & Wine Shop
1140 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-965-2524

Full course Thanksgiving dinner for pre-order, ready to heat and eat. Choose one: Turkey (white meats), Ham. Choose three: Traditional stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes with gravy, Baby baked potatoes with parsley butter, Sweet mashed potatoes, Green beans Almondine, Glazed carrots with cinnamon butter, Steamed broccoli, Wild rice, Ohio sweet corn. Choose one: Pumpkin pie, Apple pie. Cranberry Jell-O salad included in all orders. Extras: Hot peppers and oil (1 pint) $8.00; Loaf Ciabatta bread – $6.00 each; Extra gravy – pint $6.00; Extra side 1/$6.00 (for 2 people). Dinner for two $39. All orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22. Pick up by November 25 between 2:00pm-9:00pm. To place an order, call 330-965-2524.

 

Rachel’s Restaurant
54 Westchester Dr., Austintown, 330-799-1700

Pre-order the Thanksgiving Carryout Special at Rachel’s Restaurant & Catering. Last day to order is November 23. Call 330-799-1700. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am-3:00pm. Price is $22.00 per person and includes: Turkey and stuffing, Mashed potatoes and gravy, Ham, Sweet potatoes, Green beans, Salad, Dinner roll, Slice of pumpkin pie.

 

Waypoint 4180
4180 Westford Place, Canfield, 330-286-3864

Thanksgiving dinner includes carved breast of turkey, carved ham with pineapple and cherry glaze, whipped potatoes, country gravy, house made herbed stuffing, sweet potatoes, sweet corn with Amish butter, Waypoint Salad with house white balsamic dressing, assorted rolls and muffins, pumpkin or apple pie.  Carry Out Meal is $25.00 per person. Two pick-up times: 11am-12pm or 3-4pm. Call 330-286-3864 to place a carryout order.

 

The Vineyards at Pine Lake
14101 Market Street, Columbiana, 330-549-0195

Takeout orders can be picked up Thanksgiving Day between 12:30pm and 2pm.  If you are interested in placing a takeout order, visit The Vineyards at Pine Lake website. Orders can be made between now and Friday, November 20. The menu includes: turkey, turkey gravy, carved ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, corn casserole, cranberry sauce, house salad with Ranch and Italian dressing, house rolls with butter, and assorted pies. Ticket costs are as follows: Adults $25.00, Children (6-12) $13.00, and Children (5 and Under) Free.

Nothing quite beats the feeling of sipping warm, spiced coffee on a chilly fall morning, don’t you agree? Lucky for you, the locally owned coffee shops in Mahoning County have pulled out all the stops this year, with the release and return of a wide variety of seasonal flavors! Check them out below.

 

High Octane Coffee | Boardman + Austintown

@highoctanecoffee.boardman_fallflavorsHigh Octane Coffee is anything but your average coffee shop. Both locations in Boardman and Austintown are inspired by a 1950s service garage, offering a unique experience filled with edgy rock music and plenty of “fuel” (coffee). This fall, High Octane doesn’t disappoint with their lineup of seasonal drinks and sweet treats:

  • Pumpkin Pie Latte: classic fall dessert, coffee-style
  • Pumpcake: a sweet mix of pumpkin pie and cupcake flavors, available as a latte or milkshake
  • Hot Rod Latte: blend of caramel, hazelnut and butterscotch, served hot or iced
  • Monster Mash Latte: pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallow
  • Pumpkin pie ice cream from Baker’s Golden Dairy: try it in a bowl or a milkshake
  • Pumpkin donuts from White House Fruit Farm

 

@thecoffeefinds_branchstreetBranch Street Coffee Roasters | Boardman

Located in Boardman, Branch Street Coffee Roasters works closely with select importers to source the best coffee beans available for their handcrafted drinks. This fall, Branch Street released several new seasonal flavors:

  • Apple Cider Chai: made with fresh fruits provided by The Orange Avocado, warm spices and loose leaf black tea
  • Butterscotch Sage Latte: warm butterscotch latte with a fresh hint of toasted sage, all made in-house
  • Salted Maple Foam Cold Brew: house cold brew topped with a cloud of salted maple oat milk foam (tip: add extra oat milk if you like creamier coffee)

 

Stone Fruit Coffee Company | Youngstown + Boardman + Canfield + Poland

With several locations spread throughout the Youngstown area, Stone Fruit Coffee Company is a coffee-providing staple for our community! Enjoy one of their many seasonal latte flavors inside (socially distanced), outdoors at the Canfield shop (outdoor heaters are on the patio) or on-the-go through the drive-thrus in Canfield and Poland. For a limited time, try the new Cider Web: apple cider from Haus Cider Mill, steeped with mulling spices and assorted fresh citrus, topped with an optional double shot espresso.

 

@romizzle_(culturehouse)Culturehouse Coffee Co. | Youngstown

Locally owned and operated, Culturehouse Coffee Company serves up a delicious selection of coffee, cold brew, espresso and pastries year-round. Stop in soon to try one of their newly released fall flavors: pumpkin and fall spice.

 

Cozé Coffee | White House Fruit Farm

Situated on White House Fruit Farm’s property and open year-round, Cozé Coffee Bar serves up warm, flavorful coffees and teas throughout the fall and winter. Sip on some of their seasonal drinks: pumpkin spice latte, hot mulled cider, snickerdoodle, peppermint mocha (available in Nov).

 

Don’t miss your chance to try all the delicious fall flavors available at our Youngstown area coffee shops! And while you’re there, make sure to take a photo and submit to our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2020 promotion before October 31, 2020 for a chance to win one of twenty $25 gift cards to a local business! For more information on all-things Mahoning County, visit our website.

We’re giving away twenty $25 gift cards to Youngstown-area local businesses in exchange for photos of your travels throughout Mahoning County! Patronize our local businesses using the suggestions listed in the seven categories we’ve created. Select five of the seven categories that interest you the most, and take a photo of your experiences (please follow all recommended safety guidelines!). Then, simply submit your five photos through our entry form by October 31, 2020 and you will be entered to win! Need help getting started? Here are a few different ways you can explore Mahoning County and take all the photos you need in just one weekend!

 

Photo Categories

Here’s a quick run-down of the categories. Remember, you will be submitting five photos total–one from each of the five categories you select from this list:

  • Let’s Eat: take pics of your meal at a local restaurant (dine-in or carry-out)
  • Treat Yourself: visit a local coffee shop, bakery or stop for ice cream and snap a pic
  • Relax: toast at a local winery or brewery or stroll through a museum
  • Locally Grown: take pics at a local farm market or produce stand
  • Retail Therapy: support a local boutique, gift shop or antique shop
  • Get Outdoors: enjoy the fall weather by biking, hiking, playing a round of golf or kayaking in a local park
  • Y-Town Landmarks: think – the Youngstown sign, Lanterman’s Mill, or anything that says “Youngstown” to you

Tap here for full category details.

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Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Austintown

Start your journey with a scoop of ice cream at Handel’s in Austintown (who said dessert can’t come first?). Then, continue traveling down Mahoning Ave. for lunch at Coaches Burger Bar or Mojo’s Pub-N-Grill. Afterwards, stop in Paladin Brewing for a beer before exploring the unique antiques at Meander Hill. Later, head to Austintown Township Park for a walk or round of disc golf. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

 

Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Boardman

Youngstown MuralLive closer to Boardman? No problem! Start your travels at the Amish Market to peruse their wide selection of seasonal pies and other goods. Then, stop at Southern Park Mall for a picture in front of their new outdoor mural (Y-town landmark — located on the east side), before heading inside to shop for a great t-shirt from Youngstown Clothing Co. Continue traveling down US-224 for lunch on the heated patio at Giangelo’s Italian Restaurant or Stonebridge Grille & Tavern. Grab a cup of locally roasted coffee at Branch Street Coffee Roasters or High Octane Coffee Company, then complete your trip with a hike through the beautiful fall foliage at Mill Creek MetroParks. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

 

Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Downtown Youngstown

@open4suggestionsTo collect all the Snapshots photos you need in the Downtown Youngstown area, start at the Northside Farmers Market on Elm Street, open Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Once you’re done shopping, travel to Wean Park for a photo in front of the new Youngstown sign. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at nearby V2, Avalon Pizza, or The Mocha House. Afterwards, visit the world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art. Then head to Fellows Riverside Gardens to take a stroll through their display of pumpkins, scarecrows and cornstalks. Don’t forget: Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

 

Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Canfield

@cass175Start your day with a cup of coffee at Stone Fruit Coffee Company, then head out to White House Fruit Farm. Stock up on apples, cider, fresh produce and donuts inside their market, and find pumpkins and fall décor in their Gift Barn & Pumpkin Pavilion. On the weekends, enjoy a walk-thru petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides and Budgie Barn Feeding Experience. Stop for lunch at JR Grinder, a classic 50s & 60s American style diner serving fresh subs. Then, take a bike ride on the Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway. End your day at Mastropietro Winery, just a short drive away, to relax on their outdoor patio with a glass of wine and a beautiful view of the fall foliage. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

 

Locally owned Youngstown area businesses need our help! Show your support this month and participate in our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2020 promotion for a chance to win a $25 gift card. The deadline to submit photos is October 31, 2020. Visit our website for all giveaway details.

With the cooler temperatures, check out our listing of restaurants in Youngstown & Mahoning County that have added heaters and/or fire pits to their outdoor patios. Please call individual restaurants for more information.

 

@aquapazzo_heatedpatio

Another Round Bar and Grille | Visit Website
(at Reserve Run Golf Course)
625 E. Western Reserve Rd., Poland, 330-758-1017

Aqua Pazzo | Visit Website
(patio pictured top right)
492 McClurg Rd., Boardman, 330-965-5899

BJ’s Brewhouse | Visit Website
7327 Market St., Boardman, 234-719-5010

Bruno Bros. and Bar Bruno | Visit Website
8381 Market St., Boardman, 330-726-0055

The Casual Pint | Visit Website
393 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-787-9799

Cocca’s Pizza | Visit Website
5193 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Canfield, 330-702-0888

@mvypclub_magictreeDouble Eagle Restaurant | Visit Website
(at Knoll Run Golf Course)
1421 Struthers Coitsville Rd., Lowellville, 330-755-2499

El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon | Visit Website
1739 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown, 330-953-2754

Giangelo’s Pizzeria Italian Restaurant & Bar
1315 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, 330-726-4442

Halliday’s Winery | Visit Website
2400 NE River Rd., Lake Milton, 330-654-9463

Italian Village Pizza | Visit Website
440 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-758-0000

Kennsington Grill | Visit Website
(at Kennsington Golf Club)
4171 Westford Place, Canfield, 330-533-8733

@mastropietrowineryinc_patioMagic Tree Pub & Eatery | Visit Website
(patio pictured middle right)
7463 South Ave., Boardman, 330-629-2667

Mastropietro Winery | Visit Website
(patio pictured bottom right)
14558 Ellsworth Rd., Berlin Center, 330-547-2151

The Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar | Visit Website
5231 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Canfield, 330-533-9999

Riser Tavern & Grill | Visit Website
1135 W. Western Reserve Rd., Boardman, 330-953-1277

Steamers Stonewall Tavern | Visit Website
10078 Market St., North Lima, 330-549-9041

StoneBridge Grille & Tavern | Visit Website
1497 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, 330-629-8040

The Village Pump
5231 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Canfield, 330-286-3677

The Vineyards at Pine Lake | Visit Website
14101 Market St., Columbiana, 330-549-0195

Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine | Visit Website
584 E. Main St., Canfield, 330-286-0800

 

If you have a heated patio to add to this listing, please contact us. Listing last updated 10/5/2020.

The fall season and White House Fruit Farm in Youngstown, OH go together like peanut butter and jelly. From their Pumpkin Pavilion to their market filled to the brim with seasonal goodies, what’s not to love? Skim below for five must-try fall treats found at White House Fruit Farm!

 

  1. Fresh-Baked Donuts

@nomnivorenycBaked fresh each morning, White House Fruit Farm donuts are a must-try sweet treat any time of year, but especially during the fall. Head to the back of the market and you’ll find cases overflowing with delicious donut varieties. During September and October, make sure to try their seasonal flavors like apple cinnamon, maple iced, pumpkin cinnamon and pumpkin iced. Pro tip: If you’ve never tried a White House donut before, do not leave without grabbing at least one of their signature blueberry donuts – you can thank us later.

 

  1. @cass175Homemade Apple Cider

With just one step into the market, you’ll be sure to find bins and bins of apples grown and harvested right on the farm. After you choose a bag or two of your favorites (view a full list of apple varieties here), make sure to also pick up homemade White House apple cider. Sweet and refreshing, White House’s cider comes available in single-serve bottles as well as half-gallon and gallon containers.

 

  1. Warm Baked Goods

While White House donuts might get most of the attention, the market’s other seasonal baked goods are just as remarkable. Here are a few fall treats prepared daily in the White House bakery:

  • Apple Fritter Bread: farm-grown apples and cinnamon baked into crisp bread
  • Apple Crisp: farm-grown apples baked with a cinnamon-oatmeal mix
  • Apple Crisp Bars: apple crisp filling on a shortbread cookie crust
  • Apple Dumplings: single-serve dessert topped with warm cinnamon sauce
  • Pumpkin Logs: spiced pumpkin bread rolled with a sweet cream cheese filling

 

  1. Cozé Coffee

Situated on White House Fruit Farm’s property, Cozé Coffee Bar serves up warm, flavorful coffees and teas throughout the fall and winter. Sip on seasonal drinks, like their pumpkin spice latte, while you’re on the farm or purchase a bag of beans to enjoy back at home.

 

  1. @championfoodreviewBaker’s Golden Flavored Milks

Flavored milks produced by Baker’s Golden Dairy LLC are a hidden gem sold by White House Fruit Farm. Peruse the coolers at White House and you’ll find these single-serve bottles featuring unique flavors like butter pecan, cookies & cream and cherry cheesecake. The milk itself is produced from the only on-farm bottling plant in nearby Columbiana County and is not homogenized, making it naturally healthier for your body than regular milk. Pro tip: Pair a bottle of this milk with a White House donut or two for the perfect afternoon sweet snack.

 

@laurenjanevaskeThis fall, make sure to plan at least one trip to White House Fruit Farm! Their Gift Barn and Pumpkin Pavilion will be open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm through October 31.

The best opportunity for social distancing is during the week and early morning or late afternoon on the weekends.

 

 

For more information on things to do and places to eat in Youngstown and Mahoning County, visit our website.

Plan a fall road trip to Youngstown & Mahoning County and enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage, top-quality golf courses, award-winning wineries, world-renowned art museum, and family fun events.

 

Fall Color in Mill Creek MetroParks

Enjoy the beautiful fall color in Mill Creek MetroParks. With forty-five miles of scenic trails to explore, boardwalks, paved walkways and unpaved trails take visitors through the diverse lands and scenery of this breathtaking park. At Lanterman’s Mill & Covered Bridge, one of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, enjoy the scenic overlook of Lanterman’s Falls, the covered bridge, and hiking trails. Stroll through Fellows Riverside Gardens and enjoy seasonal displays and scenic vistas.

Our Outdoor Recreation Guide gives more information about trails and other outdoor activities to help you plan your adventure in Youngstown.

 

Play a Round!

Mill Creek Golf CourseFall is the perfect time for golf in Youngstown and Mahoning County. Our area has been ranked #4 in the country for top-quality, affordable public courses. Whether you want to tackle a Donald Ross-designed course, or a links-style course, there are plenty of challenges awaiting you.

New golf simulators will be open this fall in the Waypoint 4180 Center, adjacent to Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield, and will allow you the virtual experience of playing courses from around the world.

Stay-and-Play Packages are available at area hotels, so grab your clubs and get ready to tee-off. Our Youngstown Golf Guide includes information on all 12 local courses.

 

Enjoy Award-Winning Wineries

The Youngstown area is home to five beautiful wineries, each with their own unique ambiance. Enjoy scenic outdoor patios, glistening lake views, stunning fall sunsets and sprawling vineyards. Food options range from snacks and flatbreads to full-menu restaurants. Learn more about our wineries in our Wineries & Breweries Guide.

 

Visit The Butler Institute of American Art

America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher The world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art is a must-see on any visit to Youngstown. Known as “America’s Museum”, The Butler is the country’s first museum dedicated to works created solely by American artists. Its ever-expanding collection now exceeds 22,000 pieces in all media types, dating back to 1710.

On display until November 22 is America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher. This traveling exhibition showcases a body of work that represents a quarter of a century of Clyde Butcher’s photographic expeditions into the American Everglades. Through the breathtaking images, the viewer is beckoned into the image and becomes part of this mysterious and primeval place rarely seen by humans.

Admission is free, and the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.

 

Fall Family FunWhite House Fruit Farm

White House Fruit Farm welcomes guests throughout the fall season to enjoy their orchard fresh apples, seasonal produce, homemade donuts, and apple cider. The Budgie Bird Barn is open Friday-Sunday for an up-close experience of feeding multiple parakeet (budgie) birds right out of your hand. Their Fall Gift Barn & Pumpkin Pavilion are open through October 31. Find fall décor and mums, and a variety of pumpkins and gourds. Hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Visit throughout the week and enjoy fall on the farm.

Get lost in over 21 acres of corn at Maze Craze in New Springfield. The best corn maze in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Maze Craze was featured as one of the top ten corn mazes in the country in 2018 in the USA Today poll. This year’s design is A Christmas Carol, and it has four separate mazes that will fascinate and entertain all ages. Open weekends through November 1.

 

Plan Your Fall Road Trip!

Download our 2020 Travel Guide and visit our website at youngstownlive.com for more information including upcoming fall events.

Since March, the pandemic has left many cities scrambling to recover from the mess left in its wake. However, Mahoning County’s restaurant and bar scene has emerged stronger than ever – with ten new dining spaces opening up! Check out what they’re serving below.

 

Beef and KegBeef and Keg

Just last month, a Mahoning Valley staple, Johnny’s Fine Food and Spirits, closed – then reopened as its casual counterpart, Beef and Keg. Located in the Boardman Center shopping plaza (west of Southern Park Mall), Beef and Keg features classic pub food and drinks, and a new outdoor patio. Visit Beef and Keg’s website for hours and daily specials.

 

Gringo’s | Tacos Tequila & Mezcal Bar

Gringo’s, a new taco, tequila and mezcal bar, is coming soon to Downtown Youngstown! The restaurant will be located on Phelps Street and feature a variety of tacos, 30+ types of salsa, mole sauce and more. Check Gringo’s Facebook page for opening day updates.

 

Tebo’s Caribbean Cuisine

In Youngstown, we have plenty of pizza, ice cream and Italian, but no Caribbean cuisine – until now. Two brothers born in Jamaica opened Tebo’s Caribbean Cuisine just last month in Boardman with a menu full of Caribbean-style dishes like cabbage and rice and red beans. The reviews? Fantastic so far! View more details on the Mahoning County Take-Out Facebook page.

 

Wok It Out NoodlesWok It Out

Wok It Out, currently located in Boardman, is opening a second location in Canfield! Wok It Out blends the fresh flavors of California with the tastes of Asian cooking to serve up a variety of noodle fusion dishes, dumplings and other Asian-inspired street food. Keep an eye on the Wok It Out Canfield Facebook page for opening day updates.

 

Frenchy’s Irish Pub and Grill

What was once O’Donald’s Irish Pub in Austintown has now transformed into Frenchy’s Irish Pub & Grill. The French family, who also owns Quench in Boardman, purchased the restaurant just before the pandemic and has since been working on extensive renovations, including a remodel of their large outdoor patio space. Frenchy’s is slated to open by the end of August.

 

Prima Cucina Italiana

The new Prima Cucina Italiana recently opened up in Downtown Youngstown, taking over the space formerly occupied by Roberto’s Ristorante. On the menu, you’ll find a selection of Italian appetizers, as well as first and second course dishes. Visitors can make reservations online for the restaurant’s indoor seating, safely separated by plexiglass dividers, or their socially distanced outdoor seating.

 

YOSTERIA YOSTERIA

YOSTERIA is Youngstown’s newest pizza spot, located on 3649 Canfield Rd in Cornersburg. Southern Italian techniques are used at this shop to deliver rustic hand-crafted pizzas, fresh-baked loaves of Italian bread, focaccia and sugar-coated fried dough (pizza fritt). Online and phone ordering options are available on the store’s website. Open Friday & Saturday.

 

Mission BBQ

Opening Monday, August 31, the restaurant will be located at 1051 Boardman-Poland Rd. in Boardman. They serve authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to our service members. Follow their Facebook page for updates and get a sneak peek on Friday, August 28 from 6-9pm at Military Appreciation Night. All proceeds from the evening will benefit USO of Northern Ohio.

 

Social 22 

Downtown Struthers’ newest bar and restaurant, Social 22, offers visitors an inviting pub-style experience with a full menu, live music and frequent events. Visit Social 22’s Facebook page for event updates and daily specials.

 

Bar BrunoBar Bruno

Bruno Brothers Pizza in Boardman recently expanded with the opening of their new concept, Bar Bruno. While the full menu will still be served at Bruno Brothers, you can now try a few new specialty items and drinks on the attached Bar Bruno side of the restaurant. Also FYI – another Bruno Brothers Pizza will be opening soon in Struthers!

 

Which new restaurant do you plan on trying first? For more information about dining in Youngstown and all things happening in Mahoning County, visit our website.

Before you pick up those school supply lists and cover up the grill, journey to some of the best markets in the Mahoning Valley, each stocked full with their own fresh fruits, veggies and locally crafted goods. Here’s a few you don’t want to miss before the end of summer.

 

@katehertzel_youngstownfleaYoungstown Flea

The Youngstown Flea is in its fifth season this year, with just three outdoor markets remaining for the summer and fall. Located next to the Covelli Centre in Downtown Youngstown, this Market for Makers is held once a month, featuring local and regional vendors. From 9am–3pm, shop things like repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and handcrafted food. A free yoga session is held at every market, starting at 9am. Remaining Flea dates include August 15, September 12 and October 3. Visit the Youngstown Flea’s website for regular updates and current COVID-19 safety procedures.

 

Austintown Walk-Through Modified Market

austintownfm_austintownfarmersmarketSince returning for their summer market season on June 8, the Austintown Farmers Market has ensured that the safety of its vendors and visitors remains top priority. Hosted every Monday in Austintown Township Park from 5-8pm (5-6pm reserved for vulnerable population), this walk-through market features a variety of local and regional vendors selling things like fruit-infused lemonade, fresh veggies, maple syrup, natural soaps and more. Yoga sessions typically take place at the market ($5 donation suggested; bring your own mat), starting at 6pm. To keep both vendors and shoppers safe, masks are mandatory, with the exception of medical reasons or while eating/drinking. Not comfortable attending in person? You can preorder and prepay for items online. For market updates, follow the Austintown Farmers Market Facebook page, Instagram page or visit their website.

 

White House Fruit Farm

A trip to Youngstown just isn’t complete without a stop at White House Fruit Farm in Canfield. As one of the largest and finest farm markets in Ohio, White House Fruit Farm invites visitors to shop their wide variety of fruits, veggies, deli meats, cheeses, jams, ciders and fresh bakery items in the market. The Budgie Bird Barn is open Saturdays from 10am-3pm through the end of August. Bring the kids and enjoy this exciting, up-close feeding experience with the Budgie birds.

 

Molnar Farms

@kelly_justine_molnarfarmsEach summer, Molnar Farms in Poland fills to the brim with fresh, seasonal produce. Right now, Hungarian hot peppers are available by the bushel (try this recipe for Stuffed Hot Peppers) and the farm’s sunflower field is open for photo opportunities, as well as pick-your-own sessions. Along with locally grown fruits and veggies, the market at Molnar Farms also regularly features fresh baked goods, natural self-care and pet care products from Blush Spa and fresh-cut flower bouquets. The Springfield Ruritan Club is also at the farm every so often, selling their popular fair French fries (see more fair food vendors here). Right now, the farm is open Monday-Friday 9am–6pm and Saturday 9am–5pm. Follow Molnar Farms’ Facebook page for regular updates.

 

Haus Cider Mill

Haus Cider Mill in Canfield is yet another locally owned market in the Valley, offering all sorts of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Visit now for fresh-picked blueberries, early apples, peaches, sweet corn and tomatoes. Make sure to return in the fall for their popular fresh apple cider and Haus sauerkraut. Keep an eye on Haus Cider Mill’s harvest calendar or Facebook page for what’s in season.

 

Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the many markets in Mahoning County this summer! For more information about shopping in Youngstown and all things happening in Mahoning County, visit our website.

A trip to Youngstown, especially in the summer, just isn’t complete without a stop at one of the six Handel’s ice cream shops in Mahoning County. And this month, our beloved brand celebrates its 75th Anniversary! Celebrate with us by taking our special ice cream personality quiz.

 

@ashantillycream75 Years of Handel’s

On a hot summer day in July 1945, Alice Handel began serving ice cream out of her husband’s gas station in Youngstown, Ohio. Her first batches were made using old fashioned recipes with fresh fruit she picked from her own backyard. The flavors were an instant hit and today, Handel’s has grown to include locations in 10 states across the country, serving up over 100 flavors of ice cream and yogurt.

 

The Facts Behind the Flavors

Believe it or not, the same part of the brain that is responsible for food preference (the limbic lobe) is also responsible for your personality traits. Because of this, quite a few studies have actually shown a correlation between tastes in food and personality types. Do you think the same is true when it comes to our favorite Handel’s ice cream flavors?

 

@aloharitaTake the Quiz

Keep track of your points after each answered question. Once you’ve answered them all, add up your points and match your total with your ice cream flavor below!

 

Which adjective best describes your personality?

1 – Unpredictable

2 – Chill

3 – Flirty

4 – Confident

5 – Bold

 

Describe your perfect weekend.

1 – Booking a last minute long-weekend trip to another city

2 – Relaxing on the couch with a good book and can of Penguin City Beer

3 – Romantic date to dinner and the movies

4 – Discovering new wines at Mahoning County’s 5 wineries

5 – Going on a challenging hike through Mill Creek Park

 

What’s your ultimate vacation destination?

1 – Cabin in the woods

2 – Staycation with the family

3 – On a beach with your special someone

4 – Extended stay at a theme park

5 – Road tripping

 

What type of movies do you like to see?

1 – Comedy

2 – Mystery

3 – Romance

4 – Drama

5 – Action

 

Pick a color.

1 – Yellow

2 – Pink

3 – Purple

4 – Green

5 – Red

 

Your Ice Cream Flavor

5-9pts | Classic Vanilla

As a vanilla ice cream lover, you tend to be an impulsive risk-taker that prefers to rely on your own intuition more than logic when it comes to making decisions. You also have a knack for maintaining successful close relationships.

 

10-14pts | Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk

Strawberry and berry ice cream lovers in general tend to have Type B personalities – you’re easygoing, tolerant and introverted. You take time to reflect on your life and remain thoughtful of others. Time spent alone and with close family are most important to you.

 

15-19pts | Chocoholic Chunk

As a fan of chocolate ice cream, you’re most likely flirtatious and charming. While sometimes dramatic, you love to be the life of the party. Excitement and good vibes follow you wherever you go!

 

20-24pts | Mint with Oreo

Mint ice cream lovers are ambitious and confident. You know what you want and you aren’t afraid to argue with others to achieve it. You have zero tolerance for nonsense – some might even call you stubborn. Mint ice cream fans also tend to save money when they can.

 

25pts | Heavenly Hash

Fans of Heavenly Hash, AKA smooth chocolate ice cream blended with chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate chips and marshmallow ripple, are aggressive and engaging people. Although sometimes intense, you still have a knack for listening to others when they need it most. You also pride yourself in being goal-oriented and love indulging in the finer things in life.

@jonbeougher

 

 

You’ve taken our quiz (how’d we do?), now it’s time to go get some ice cream! Click here to find a Handel’s location near you.

 

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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.

 

@thehungrycouple614_dirussosDiRusso’s Sausage

Since 1963, DiRusso’s Sausage has been serving up their famous homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to festival and fair goers all across Northeast Ohio. Made with fresh rope sausage (using a family recipe that dates back to 1946), DiRusso’s sandwiches have become a fair food staple for Youngstown. You can find DiRusso’s Sausage sold at many Youngstown-area grocery stores, or you can buy their sandwiches hot from their food stand in front of Camelot Lanes on Route 224 in Boardman, Friday-Sunday starting at 11am. DiRusso’s Concessions also travels to a variety of festivals and fairs throughout the summer. See DiRusso’s schedule here.

 

Molnar’s Concessions

Molnar’s Concessions serves up all sorts of fair favorites- steak hoagies, French fries, lemon shakes- but what people wait hours for (yes, hours) are their enormous frosted cinnamon rolls. These larger-than-life sweet treats come topped with a heaping dollop of traditional frosting or sticky pecan topping. They’re delicious and 100% worth the wait. Look for their food truck parked on the corner of Mahoning Ave. and S. Turner Rd. in Austintown, Tuesday through Saturday 10am–9pm.

 

Vlahos Original Greek Gyros

Nothing quite hits the spot like a well-prepared gyro, and Vlahos Original Greek Gyros knows how it’s done. Their menu features original, chicken, veggie and jumbo gyros, piled high with seasoned proteins and freshly made tzatziki sauce. They also serve up salads and traditional baklava. You can find Vlahos stationed at a variety of local businesses around the Youngstown area including Austintown Pools & Spas on Route 46 in Austintown (check their Facebook page for up-to-date locations).

 

@mariahangelina17_canfieldfairWhere to Find More Fair Food Favorites:
(Note: dates, times, and locations may change. List last updated 7/30/20)

Jaam Concession
Mahoning Avenue (Mashorda’s parking lot), Austintown
Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Tina’s Kitchen
Champ Field, 600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown
Sunday-Thursday in July, 6pm-8:30pm
Moving to Mashorda’s parking lot on Mahoning Ave. August 4

DeLuca’s Italian Cuisine
11715 Mahoning Ave. (across from Carter Lumber), North Jackson
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm

Roller Up Ice Cream
E. Midlothian Blvd. (across from Schwebel’s), Youngstown

J&J Concessions
3614 Canfield Rd. (corner of Meridian and Canfield Rd.), Cornersburg
Friday, Saturday
Funnel cake, oreos, elephant ears

Demailos Concession
1655 Raccoon Road (across from Wedgewood Pizza), Austintown
Daily, hours vary
Sausage and steak sandwiches, fries

Kona Ice
1655 Raccoon Road (across from Wedgewood Pizza), Austintown
Monday-Saturday, 1-7pm

Lisko’s Funnel Cakes
704 Youngstown-Poland Rd. (Sr. Jalapeno parking lot), Struthers
Daily, hours vary

 

 

Which vendor are you most looking forward to seeing this summer? We have a hard time choosing just one. For more information about dining in Youngstown and all things happening in Mahoning County, visit our website or our Facebook page.