Saturday, May 18, 2024


Sea salt butterscotch pretzel, Nutella mudslide, hazelnut churro and buckeye brownie are a few of the 200+ flavors created at Crumbl Cookies, now open in Toledo at 6710 W. Central Ave., Suite 14, just west of McCord Rd. The Utah-based cult favorite cookie company offers a rotating menu with four specialty flavors each week, along with menu staples, chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Cookie making is on full view for visitors and cookies are available for pickup or delivery. Monday through Thursday 8am to 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays 8am to midnight. Closed on Sundays. 567-408-2899. 

HEAVY Beer Company has acquired Fowl and Fodder, citing shared values of local sourcing and inclusive, community-building hospitality. The partnership will foster a synergy between HEAVY, Toledo Spirits, Fowl and Fodder and Black Kite Coffee to offer more unique dining experiences. Black Kite Coffee now offers weekend brunch from Fowl & Fodder at its 2499 Collingwood Blvd. location from 9am-1pm. Currently, there is no change in operating hours or locations of any of the businesses. “It’s from Toledo, it’s good” is the company’s slogan. More information about the acquisition and partnership at, which also features a list of upcoming events. 

Firefly at 20 S. St Clair, across from Fifth Third Field, has been sold to new owners from Grand Rapids’ Wild Side Brewery,and will be renamed  Wild Side Downtown. Wild Side has its own brews on tap along with other regional craft beers, a selection of whiskeys and a menu featuring pizza, grinders and appetizers, including a “wild game sausage board.” Check online for hours and live music. 419-720-7200. 

Artist John Sekela has joined Art on Market Shoppes at the Erie Street Market at 201 S. Erie Street. Sekela Studio Gallery presents a wide variety of styles with carvings, paintings, drawings and other mediums in an eclectic collection of stunning and sometimes experimental collaborations.

Boochy Mama’s will be expanding its operations and moving a warehouse in the Okun Produce building on N. Huron St. A production space, fermentation room, and kitchen are currently being built out and the new location will open in 2023. 

Sidelines Sports Eatery and Pub opened a location in Perrysburg at 136 W. South Boundary, in the Country Charm Plaza, on the corner of Louisiana Ave. Hours at the new establishment are Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm; and Sun. noon-10pm.

Charismatic (and Ohio-based) breakfast joint Hangover Easy is now open in Perrysburg at 3157 Hollister Lane. Check out the menu, which contains items called “Walk of Shame,” and “Dr. Bob’s Cobb” alongside sweet indulgences like oatmeal pie pancakes and cinnamon roll french toast and the “Dr. Bob’s Cobb.” Hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 7am-3pm and Sat.-Sun. 8am-3pm. 773-405-9427. 

Jac & Do’s, the legendary Findlay-based pizzeria, will be opening an outpost in Bowling Green in early 2023, thanks to the folks of Brewing Green. The new pizza shop will be just across the parking lot from Brewing Green. Stay tuned for more info. Brewing Green, 322 N. Grove St., Ste. C, Bowling Green. 419-208-9411.

Erin Anne’s Homemade Ice Cream & Juices is open now in downtown Sylvania. The menu features mainly dairy-free options of cold pressed juice, smoothies, smoothie bowls, and homemade ice cream. Mon.-Thurs. 10am-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. 5661 Main St., Sylvania. 

Hotbox Bistro, the downtown Toledo restaurant specializing in Cajun Soul Fusion, has closed its doors. Chef Keitha Shares thanked diners for their support and announced that she has other projects in the works. 

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