All posts by Karen L. Zickes

Thank You, Toledo!

For over 13 years it’s been a joy sharing my family’s dining adventures with all of you through Toledo Parent. Our travels have taken us near and far enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes we enjoyed a greasy spoon diner and other times, a more refined evening out for a special occasion. But with all

Stop. Drop. And Roll on in to Fire Station

Maumee’s HOT new spot is family friendly By Karen L. Zickes FIRE STATION BAR AND GRILL (6040 Knights Inn Place, Maumee, OH 43537) We always choose a locally-owned restaurant with great food over a national chain, any day of the week. One of the area’s newest unique restaurants, Fire Station Bar and Grill, opened in October,

Local Gem In Perrysburg

Do I dare say Lamplight Cafe & Bakery is “darling?” I loved the quaint atmosphere. From the little patio out front to the decorative lamplights inside, I fell in love with the cute little place.

Next Door 112: The Little Sister

Element 112 opened in downtown Sylvania in the fall of 2012. Described by owner and chef Chris Nixon, it is a place “for your big moments in life,” using chef-inspired food throughout the meal to enhance the experience. At the end of 2018, Nixon opened a second restaurant, Next Door 112, literally right next door to Element 112. They even share the same entrance and bar.