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It all started with a homebrew kit. Josh and Megan Laubach refused to let their aversions to gluten exclude them from Ohio’s thriving craft beer scene. They began brewing fresh, small batches of beer, omitting wheat, rye, and barley. After years of hard work, devotion to their craft, and immense dedication to bringing...
Matt the Miller's West Chester is a new tavern concept with a historic story. The name stems from the owner's love for a bar of the same name in Kilkenny, the medieval capital of Ireland, that once was a grain mill. People would come from around the area to buy their flour from the owner, Matt, and would stay for a...
There is just something about being on the ice that instantly makes me feel like a kid again. To feel the skates on my feet, hear the chatter around me, and feel that sense of invincibility reminds me of what it was like skating around the rink with my friends and family when I was younger. I know most people have...
“Led Zeppelin is a phenomenon,” my Dad would whisper to himself as the Physical Graffiti record would spin methodically on the turntable. He and my mom would dance without inhibition to the iconic tunes that defined a generation and encouraged my siblings and I to do so as well. Music has always been a vital part of...
As we begin the engagement season, I started noticing all the proposals on my timeline. The excitement of the engagement is usually cut short by the dreaded “when and where are you getting married?” We all want a unique venue that stands out above the rest, but where do you find one? Don’t fret, there are plenty of...
They define themselves as “Fresh Casual”; sitting at the intersection of fresh, upscale restaurants and casual dining restaurants. When you arrive, you definitely will understand what they mean. With a welcoming face greeting you at the counter, a variety of seating, and the strong scents of something you already know...
During the perpetual hustle of the holiday season, self-care can plummet to the bottom of our priority lists. With cheer in our hearts and selfless intentions, we pour our spare time, energy, and funds into gifts and holiday parties, ensuring that the people we love, feel the love. Amidst all of this generous giving,...
Sometimes a little comfort food is all anyone needs. Whether it reminds you of childhood or you’re just in a cozy mood, nothing tastes better than that comfort food you crave. With winter approaching, here are a few places and plates that are perfect for those times when you want to treat yourself and indulge in your...
This recipe for bakery success calls for equal parts family, creativity, and flour. Lots and lots of flour. In this edition of the blog we go behind a bakery counter to meet confectionary pros, The Almond Sisters. Put on your apron, get out those mixing bowls, and let’s get started.   The Prep The year is 2007. Jenni...
You asked, and since you're on the nice list, you shall receive! Back by popular demand for 2017... The 12 Days of Giveaways. What are the 12 Days of Giveaways you ask? 12 Days of amazing and unique to Butler County giveaways. The best part of all? You don't have long to wait!   Who: Butler County Visitors Bureau...