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Don’t Miss Out on the Black Creek Bistro!

It doesn’t matter if it’s lunch or dinner, their food items or drinks, you will ALWAYS enjoy yourself at the Black Creek Bistro (blackcreekbistro.com). At lunch it’s bustling and the menu is sandwich focused with sides of their Bistro Salad (my pictured side), a classic Caesar salad, fresh-cut fries or a Thai coleslaw. Dinner has a much more laid back feel, with less noise and commotion so that you can really enjoy your meal and company. Jason & I really love their weeknight specials with an amazing Happy Hour  (TRY IT!).

Depending on how the week goes, I try to have lunch there at least once and this Salmon BLT is my ‘usual’. Every bite is delicious and savory. From the applewood smoked bacon and pesto mayo to the fresh tomatoes and toasted slices of country wheat bread (allows me to believe that it’s healthy as long as it’s stacked between wheat bread) & the whole thing is topped off with a big piece of salmon. I also ask for a side of their Thai red pepper sauce (pictured next to the pickle) for my sandwich, to me all things taste better when they’re a little spicy! You cannot possibly leave the table hungry after spending just $11 for all that is pictured above.

If you are a conscientious eater you will also love spending your funds at a place like Black Creek. A place where they try to buy local produce, compost scrap food and support local artists by displaying their works on all the wall space they have. Everything about The Black Creek Bistro gets two thumbs up, including their amazing staff!

Until next time,

Nikki

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And so it begins…

This is the first, and the hardest, post to write because it sets the tone for the whole blog. I’m a big believer in setting the bar low to start- SORRY FOLKS! 🙂

This blog, starting out at least, is a way for me to document and discuss some of the foods that I love or hate, discover or even nostalgically reminisce about, and hear from others on their experiences too. I’ll be writing about food from dives to trendy and/or ‘classy’ joints or maybe something I have cooked myself, but on some days it might just be about a snack that I just purchased instead.

Food and I haven’t always had the best relationship, but I have a ‘healthier’ view on it now and just love to eat things that bring me joy. Coming from the Mahoning Valley I have always thought we had the best food; in some instances I still believe this to be true today. (From coffee & desserts @ the Mocha House, to the best chili cheese dog @ THE Original Hot Dog Shoppe, or the best old world pizza & parms @ Sunrise Inn…& you just can’t forget the unbelievable fried, garlic chicken @ Buena Vista!) But now I have been living in Columbus, OH for over a decade (YIKES!) and cannot get over all the great options we have here for truly great meals, tasty sandwiches, and even great local produce. Over the last seven years or so, I’ve discovered my love for cooking old classics or recreating them with a new twist, trying something new and out of the box; and I’ve learned that variety truly is the spice of life. Food helps make my world go round.

Most of the things I will write about will likely be around food coming from Central Ohio. However, as I do travel for work or for pleasure and I’ll be writing about dishes from Cleveland & Cincinnati to Alaska & D.C. too.  As I am sure you have already noticed, I am not an English major nor a culinary expert and so I apologize ahead of time for writing the way my wacky brain works- but hopefully a little less scattered and a lot more cleaned up! I’ll try to post pictures whenever possible, (Who doesn’t love a good visual/splash of color?!?!) and do my best to tell an honest, although individual opinion, on my excursions.

Hopefully, more than just myself will enjoy the adventure with me & remember, these are just One Ohio Girl’s opinions on the food that she discovers along her journey.

Nikki

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