Thursday, June 20, 2024

Holiday Wish List 2020: Part 1



11-1 holiday wish list - levis commons 1The Town Center at Levis Commons

3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg
419-931-8888 |

Whether that special someone you love wants books, movie tickets, coffee, furniture, food or almost anything else— you can get them exactly what they want with a Levis Commons gift card. The Town Center at Levis Commons in Perrysburg offers cards in denominations from $5 to $500. You can purchase cards at the Center’s management office, or by visiting their website at The office is open 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

11-1 holiday wish list - gino's 2The Original Gino’s Pizza

Various locations and phone numbers

Okay, we’re gonna be honest. It’ll be hard for us to get through writing this without getting very, very hungry, because Gino’s Pizza is that good. So we won’t dwell on how delicious Gino’s trademark sauce is. Or how the crust always has that amazing texture to it. Or how their specific blend of cheeses gives every pie a flavor you don’t get anywhere else. … okay, that does it. We’re ordering from Gino’s right now. They’re offering a great deal for the holidays— $5 free for every $20 spent on gift certificates.

11-1 holiday wish list - salad bar and cafe 2The Salad Bar and Cafe

27 Broadway St.
419-769-9870 |

If you’re looking for a new healthy option to kick off your day or buoy you up at lunchtime, stop on by the river side of the Oliver House. The newly opened Salad Bar and Cafe has something for you. Featuring smoothies made with real fruit, juices, salads, coffee and a make-your-own-trail-mix bar, The Salad Bar and Cafe pairs simple, healthy ingredients with a winning atmosphere. 

11-1 holiday wish list - whitehouse inn 1The Whitehouse Inn

10853 Waterville St, Whitehouse
419-877-1180 |

Everyone knows that the Whitehouse Inn is one the area’s most amazing dining experiences, thanks to its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and theming. But something that deserves more attention is how wonderful the food and service are, as well. No matter what you’re in the mood for, whether it be simple hamburgers or chicken chunks to succulent prime rib, the Whitehouse does it and does it brilliantly. Beginning December 5, the Inn is offering a deal— get a $50 gift certificate for only $35. Grab one and give a great night out to someone this year!

11-1 Holiday Wish List - Campus Pollyeyes 2Campus Pollyeyes

3303 Dorr St.
419-754-7849 |

Glass City residents are discovering what lucky diners in Bowling Green and Findlay have known for a while: Campus Pollyeyes’ stuffed breadsticks are some of the most delectable eats in all of northwest Ohio. And that’s just one item on an amazing menu packed with pizzas, salads, subs, pasta and more. If you’ve never eaten at Campus Pollyeyes, head out there right now and thank us later. As a bonus: Gift cards purchased at the Toledo location are good in Bowling Green and Findlay, too.

11-1 Holiday Wish List - Black PearlBlack Pearl

4630 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-380-1616 |

Two words: Prime Rib. Well, actually, it’ll take more than two words to sum up how Toledo diners feel about the Black Pearl’s title dish— prime cut beef slow roasted to perfection, cut however you like, and covered in their house-made au jus, mushrooms, onions and more. It may be the most famous item on their menu, but don’t overlook the Pearl’s remarkable selection of sea fare, succulent entrees and pastas. If you want something a bit lighter, their amazing Blackened Prime Rib Sandwich is to die for, as well.

11-1 Holiday Wish List - charliesCharlies Restaurants

6945 West Central Ave., 419-841-5326
12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton, 419-825-2076
1631 Toll Gate Dr., Maumee, 419-794-7870

They say variety is the spice of life. Luckily, there are a variety of Charlies restaurants throughout the Toledo area for you to treat someone special this holiday season. You’ll be spoiled for choice no matter which location to go to, though we say you can’t go wrong with any of Charlie’s specialty gyros, served on a warm and delicious pita. And hot dog lovers should never overlook Charlies’ gourmet offerings, including a classic Coney Island Dog and a Greek variety.

11-1 Holiday Wish List - Cocina De CarlosCocina De Carlos and Carlos’ Poco Loco

Cocina De Carlos: 27072 Carronade Dr., Perrysburg. 419-872-0200. & 205 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. 419-878-0261.
Carlos’ Poco Loco: 1809 Adams St., 419-214-1655.

Want to add a little heat to the holiday season? Warm up winter with authentic Mexican and Cuban cuisine from one of the hot-spots in the Cocina De Carlos restaurant group. Whether you’re craving carnitas or want to tempt yourself with one (or more) of Poco Loco’s 65 varieties of tequila, a gift card to one of these eateries is the perfect way to give a present packed full of flavor. 

11-1 Holiday Wish List - M'OsteriaM’ Osteria and Bar

611 Monroe St.
419-214-4222 |

The brainchild of Pasquale Giammarco, the owner of Marco’s pizza, M’ Osteria has a little something for everyone. If you want to eat like a king, M’ Osteria offers a selection of classic Italian dishes, delicious Artisan pizzas and a selection of modern plates, as well— all made with some of the freshest ingredients possible. The hours are limited right now thanks to the pandemic, but that just makes every second you can spend enjoying M’ Osteria’s food that much more precious.

11-1 Holiday Wish List - Marco'sMarco’s Pizza

Various locations and numbers

Here’s the story of a Toledo business that could: Marco’s Pizza recently celebrated the opening of its 1,000th restaurant. It’s nice to know that the rest of the world is catching onto what Ohio eaters have known for a long time. With that unmistakably Marco’s sauce, blend of three cheeses and a remarkable variety of toppings, their pizza has led to satisfied diners throughout the Toledo area for the past four decades. Celebrate a true Glass City original and give the gift of Marco’s!

DSC_0241Sophia Lustig

124 10th St.
419-243-5131 |

When it comes to looking sophisticated yet stunning, brave and beautiful, the specialists at Sophia Lustig are the first and last name in Toledo women’s clothing— and it’s been that way for more than 80 years. Ever since Ms. Lustig opened her first shop in downtown Toledo in 1936, generations of women have visited her namesake store to experience the excellent customer service and unerring commitment to style that are Lustig’s trademark. 

glass-city-buzz-six-fifths-distillingSix-Fifths Distilling

120 W South Boundary St., Perrysburg.
419-575-6749 |

Some of the most unforgettable drinking experiences and highest quality libations are likely to be found in Perrysburg. Six-Fifths Distilling is no exception.  Priding themselves on crafting all-natural spirits with local ingredients, The Six-Fifths tasting room presents a chance to sample their wares in a relaxed atmosphere. With celebrated flatbread pizzas and live music acts, this Perrysburg favorite offers a spectacular evening for you and any significant others you want to impress.

11-1 holiday wish list - tma museum storeThe Museum Store

2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 |

The Toledo Museum of Art’s world-renowned collection serves as the inspiration for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at TMA’s Museum Store. From merchandise inspired by pieces displayed at TMA, to original art created by regional artists, the Store offers an unparalleled selection of unique gifts. If you’re looking for a bit of TMA holiday flair for your home, the limited edition Winterberries Ornament or TMA Goblet are the perfect choice. And curbside pickup is available for any item purchased over the phone or through the Museum Store website this year!

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