Summer is all about a cold drink after a long day in the sun, a backyard barbeque and making s’mores over a campfire. When it comes to delicious eats and refreshing drinks, there are favorites to be found all over the region.
The Ashtabula Wine Trail
Just 5 miles from the lake are 30 wineries and miles of vineyards that provide over half of all grapes grown in Ohio. Rooted in an 80-year family tradition, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante in Geneva is one of the largest wineries on the trail and offers modern tastes, including Italian dishes precisely paired with the drink menu.
Market Street Soda Works
Located in downtown Newark, Ohio, this family-owned soda shop offers over 150 varieties of craft bottled soda ranging from standards like cream soda to wilder options like PB&J. Top off your visit with a trip to the Canal Market District, a farmers market featuring produce and arts-and-crafts vendors.
Dining in Detroit
The Motor City is about more than cars. Joe Ann’s BBQ serves up chicken and ribs from its open charcoal pit. Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails offers everything from braised rabbit to walleye. Save room for dessert and stop by Sister Pie, a renowned Detroit eatery with seasonal pie flavors, including classic cherry.