Great Black Swamp Brewing has begun construction of a new facility in South Toledo at 2248 Tedrow Rd., just off of Byrne. The new establishment will be Black Swamp’s third in the area after their facilities in Perrysburg and Central Toledo, and will feature a tavern, an outdoor beer garden and a restaurant, as well as allowing views of the production facility. greatblackswampbrewing.com
Toledo has to wait a bit longer for the opening of Bobcat Bonnie’s at 152 N. Summit St. in Fort Industry Square downtown. The Detroit-based restaurant chain planned to open its new Toledo location in time for early September’s Solheim Cup, but a lack of construction materials has delayed things for a few weeks. The owners now hope the restaurant/bar/arcade will be open by the end of September or early October.
Experience rowing for fitness in an engaging environment at Boxhouse, a fitness center at 3205 W. Central Ave. The ROW Studio is a group rowing location with state-of-the-art rowers and classes led by experienced instructors. Search “The ROW Studio” on Facebook.
For a unique bite, seek out Baba’s Eats, the Toledo area’s first Middle Eastern Taco food truck. Putting a unique twist on several classic flavors, the truck offers vegetarian options, as well. Find where they’ll be each week at facebook.com/babaseats419.
Food truck fans should also keep their eyes peeled for Lupita’s Comida, a new Mexican mobile eatery offering tacos, burritos, quesadillas, Quesabirria pizzas and more. facebook.com/lupitascomida419
Hungry and looking for variety? The new Graze! Shared Kitchen in Perrysburg may be the perfect destination. Located at the Shoppes at 1121 Louisiana Ave., Graze! features fare from multiple restaurants, including Big Knuckle Burgers, Oasis Eats and the Sandwich Factory. grazeamerican.com
Memorable eating — indoors or out— can be yours with a call to Destination Picnic. Serving Toledo and surrounding areas unique, custom picnic services at a variety of local landmarks and locations, or even in your own home. destinationpic.com
Looking for a different kind of brewery experience? Try 60cc Brewing, now open at 2113 N. Reynolds Rd. near Schmucker’s. The kid-and-dog-friendly brewery features 10 rotating taps of craft beer. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 60ccbrewing.com
HEAVY Beer Company and Metroparks Toledo have announced a collaboration to create HEAVY Wheelhouse, a new brewery, taproom, coffee shop and event space located in Oak Openings Metropark at the head of the Beach Ridge Bike Trail. The new venue will open in November. heavy.beer
Two much-loved restaurants on W. Alexis Rd. suddenly announced this past summer they were closing permanently. In July, the Facebook pages of both Ahmed’s Steakhouse at 1923 W. Alexis and Sardini’s Good Time Eatery at 535 W. Alexis stated that “Due to circumstances beyond our control we will be closed for good. We thank you for all your years of coming in to eat with us.”