A new food truck is getting ready for business as owner Jerrica Damask prepares to launch Mama’s Filipino-American Kitchen. Featuring the quintessential flavors of the Philippine archipelago, Damask recently raised funds on Custom Ink’s website with the release and sale of official merchandise. Follow the launch at facebook.com/mamasfilipinoamerican.
Toledo’s latest luxury cigar lounge, Puff & Scotch, is now open at 5801 Telegraph Rd., in the same complex as Needle Masters North. Featuring a variety of cigars and delicious beverages in a soothing atmosphere, Puff & Scotch is a welcoming stop whether you’re a veteran smoker or a novice. puffscotch.com
Pedego, one of the most popular brands of electric bikes on the market today, has opened a new location in the Toledo area. Pedego Electric Bikes Maumee is located in the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Ste. #1350, Maumee. The location offers the company’s most popular bikes for sale or rental, as well as accessories and on-site service.
It’s spring, so it’s time for more mobile meal mouth-watering goodness! Chicken Scratch Food Truck offers Nashville Hot style wings, tenders, drumsticks and sliders with your choice of heat level, everything from Plain Jane (no heat) to 5150 (“for those who like to burn”). Don’t forget to add some of their essential sides like Vinegar Slaw and “Smack N’ Cheese.” Keep up with their schedule at facebook.com/ChickenScratchFoodTruck.
The historic 200-year-old house located at 219 E. Wayne St. in Maumee will now be home to a new bed and breakfast, The Federal Inn. Owned by Chef Katherine Pettee of Enjoy Zest, The Federal Inn promises an “immersive stay for the modern sojourner.” thefederalbnb.com
A new hub for Toledo nightlife, at 401 Superior St., across from the Valentine Theatre, Noir Hybrid Lounge and Bar is the brainchild of twins Christian and Christopher Lett. The recently renovated space features both a relaxed lounge area and a party bar section. noirtoledo.com
The ownership group behind Toledo’s Bar 145 has purchased longtime Toledo restaurant Nick and Jimmy’s at 4956 Monroe St., a neighborhood style bar that has been a staple of the Glass City since 1979. The new owners have confirmed plans to reopen Nick and Jimmy’s patio, among other potential changes.
Looking for a new place to do your ‘do? Check out HeadHunters Barber Studio and Salon at 26580 N. Dixie Hwy., Unit 102 in Perrysburg, across from Walt Churchill’s Market. Offering cuts for men and women of all ages, HeadHunters features an expansive lounge and complimentary beverages for customers.
Bowling Green State University has opened Pub 1910 on the first floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on campus, next to Starbucks. Named in honor of the year BGSU was established, the Pub features classic pub fare such as sandwiches, salads and shareables, as well as 12 taps featuring both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. bgsu.edu
Visitors to the Toledo area can enjoy the brand new Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Downtown, opening at 101 N. Summit St. With over 8,000 square feet of space for events (see our Wedding Guide in this issue for more details), the hotel also features a fitness center and on-site dining. hilton.com
Original Gino’s Pizza, 26597 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. Five other locations in the Toledo area remain open.