We all do this whether we are single, dating someone, or married with kids. It doesn’t matter how many people are a part of the equation, it seems to always be one of the hardest decisions to make—where to eat. We’ve all heard the banter, “I want Mexican, no, I want Chinese…well, you picked last week, it’s my turn” — you know how it goes. Even for Spade and I, we take what seems like an endless amount of time deciding where to spend our precious moments (eating) together. Normally my job is to give you all the details on the best places to end your hunger pangs. Today is different. This is not so much of where to go, but a simplification of how to decide. I’ve put together an easy exercise to go through when trying to make this decision and have linked some of our past posts/reviews for all of our newer followers (or if you just need a refresher!) Hopefully this helps all of you indecisive foodie friends out there!
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Did you ever have a place growing up that was free of social bounds? Like a secret getaway where imagination could flood your mind? Maybe a treehouse where you did your first sketches, or a garage where you strummed your first chord? For others it may have been a small nook in the attic where you could read without the constant annoyance of a younger sibling. I’m sure I’m not the only one that escaped to the basement of a friend’s house away from glaring eyes and ears of parents, where secrets and folklore spread between comrades and cohorts. As we get older we tend to forget these places. We are more concerned with that next exam or promotion. We spend less time opening our minds and hearts, and more time crunching numbers or meeting deadlines. Our only escape soon becomes a scroll down social media alley. My friends—a place awaits your inner childhood memories. Nova coffee in downtown Warren is a place that will easily become your new getaway—young or old alike.
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In our view there are a few distinctive tiers when it comes to sandwich artistry. In a world of Subways and Jimmy Johns (definitely on the lower tier), Gordy’s Sandveeches stand among the pinnacle of local sandwich craftsmanship. This is truly one of our favorite spots to go when looking for a cure to our hunger. It is situated in the Creekside Plaza on 224. As you walk through the door you immediately get the feeling of a big city deli paired with a warm, comfy vibe. Your eyes travel around the room to an exposed brick hearth and stately black and white photographs of the proprietor’s family. Whether this is your first visit or your fiftieth, you are always greeted with a smile. The staff at Gordy’s always ushers you in and makes you feel like family. If you get the pleasure Gordy herself will usually be working the floor as well, being amazing per usual. She’ll walk around asking everyone how their food was, making sure it was no less than perfect. Continue reading “Gordy’s Sandveech Market”
Being born and raised in the Warren area, I tend to have a certain affinity for the Courthouse Square. It’s a place that is quaint yet stately. That being said, Spade and I ventured to the Lime Tree Sandwich Gallery located in downtown Warren. We desire certain qualities in a local restaurant; a unique environment, distinctive menu, and support of the local art and music community. I believe the Lime Tree embodies all of these characteristics in a diverse way. Continue reading “The Lime Tree Sandwich Gallery”