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Elmton is something to broast about

A Valley treasure, the Elmton is famous for its broasted chicken and its pizza.

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The Upstairs: A neighborhood oasis

On Monday evenings, Middle Eastern food is the specialty of the house.

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PHO SAIGON IS PHOBULOUS

About a year ago over an evening’s conversation enhanced with 3 fingers of Makers Mark, we decided to go out once a month for lunch and visit some of the diners, drive-ins and dives around Youngstown.

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Tringheses' Cornersburg Italian Specialties New owners carry on the carryout

They make a great sandwich for those on the run as well as a great takeout counter for dinner.

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Steamers Tavern is Not your average restaurant

Steamers takes pride in the experience you have when you come in.

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The devout carnivore meets meatless

I found myself driving down Route 224 on a cold and rainy night toward my next Sig Dish review, white-knuckled and my mind racing.

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A meal at Johnny's tops this holiday list

With the holidays in full swing, there is no doubt that we are all going to get out to dinner with friends and family a little more. For your next night out treat yourself to a meal with top-notch quality and taste. It will make your decision of what to eat a little easier knowing that you are almost guaranteed a great meal at Johnny’s!

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Kravitz Delicatessen Beefed up flavor comes slow cooked

Combinations of meats, breads and condiments can transform an ordinary sandwich into so much more.

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Plenty of V2 plates

I’m up for any challenge in the Valley from chefs who can’t help but show off their skill and appreciation for big eaters. V2’s executive chef, Brian Lowther, didn’t waste any time getting a variety of dishes in front of me for this taste.

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Blue Wolf Tavern's sig dish is .... Simply the best

The bar has just been raised. That’s really the only way I can describe this week’s signature dish.

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Homemade quality does flavors for the palate

Before I started this Sig Dish tasting, I sat down at Michael Alberini’s with Exec- utive Chef Steve Zurkey to talk about his style and approach in the kitchen.

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Station Square’s chef offers all-round organic experience

As I continue my sig- nature-dish journey through the Valley, I think that what I enjoy the most, besides the enormous amount of food I get to devour, is the short time I get to spend with each chef.

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Cuisines come together at the Phoenix

When I started this gig I was wondering when a restaurant was going to deny the fact that it has one dish that is considered the best and not a bunch. That’s exactly what executive chef and owner Brant Newton of the Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar had in mind.

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At Monteen’s, her jambalaya takes you down to the bayou

When I hear the term soul food, in my mind I taste food that is relaxing. Breaded chicken dropped in hot oil until golden brown and served with mashed potatoes and corn.

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Cafe Cimmento’s Orecchiette con Salsiccia

This week I headed out in search of a unique Italian signature dish — one with flavors comparable to what I would find on the table at my grandmother’s house.


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Big catch at Bogey’s

Being that we are in the middle of the Lenten season, I decided I would take my Signature Dishes challenge to Bogey’s Bar and Grill in Lowellville to try one of the many great foods they are known for: fresh fish.

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