All posts by Karen L. Zickes

Small Town Diner Delivers Big Taste—Dale’s Diner Fills a Void

Dale’s Diner is a quaint little diner in downtown Waterville. Though relatively small, the menu is quite large, attracting customers of all ages. You’ll feel as welcome as the regulars and your kids will be excited with the many options. Before or after your meal take a stroll around the downtown area or enjoy the Farnsworth Metropark just up the road.

How Did We Get Here? It All Goes By So Fast

Thirteen years ago, with tears brimming in my eyes, I watched as my oldest and only daughter bounced up the steps of the yellow school bus and waved good-bye. That was only the beginning of the countless times she would confidently find her wings, turn, and wave good-bye.

A Barrel of Fun: Toledo Welcomes ‘Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill’

The “Lima-style pizza” is different from other pizza around town. The family friendly atmosphere is welcoming and I guarantee a fun-filled visit for all. Know that you can be waiting a very long time during peak weekend hours and those times can be extremely loud in the restaurant. Be sure to check out the DIY s’mores. The kids will love it.

Not a Greasy Spoon: Rick’s City Diner

Right or wrong, I have usually equated “diner” with “greasy spoon” and, perhaps, not the best well-kept place. I mean that in the most endearing way. Greasy spoon, a colloquial term, refers to an establishment that is usually inexpensive and generally offers fried food, burgers, chili and other “comfort” foods. I LOVE a great diner when that’s what I’m in the mood for.