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Eating Your Way Across Ohio - 101 Must Places to Eat
ISBN: 978-1-935001-83-6
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When it’s that time of day to grab a hardy breakfast, an energizing lunch, a relaxing dinner or just a quick snack, the thought strikes, where can you go? There are thousands of places to choose from in Ohio, but the best choices come from recommendations of those who have already been there and done that!

If you are looking for a tender steak, delectable seafood or scrumptious dessert, this book is for you. No matter where you find yourself in the great state of Ohio, and no matter what time of day, there is good food waiting for you right around the corner.

From prime rib and fried chicken to burgers and wraps, Eating Your Way Across Ohio features 101 of the best places to enjoy a meal. Food lover and author Karen Patterson has travelled the Buckeye State in search of the best food Ohio has to offer and found it from one side of the state to the other. The result is this book that features locally owned eateries – bistros, café’s, roadhouses, grilles, buffets, and more - bustling with hungry customers. No chain restaurants and no fast food, just great places to enjoy Ohio’s best.

So keep a copy of Eating Your Way Across Ohio handy, and enjoy what’s out there in this great state!

Award-winning author and journalist Karen Patterson covered over 7000 miles of Ohio’s hills, valleys, lowlands, towns and cities to visit more than 100 restaurants. In Eating Your Way Across Ohio: 101 Must Places to Eat, she includes only 101 of the best locally owned and managed establishments where one can get a tasty meal in a comfortable environment at a reasonable price.

Sure, some places feature gourmet dining, and others offer intimate candlelight dinners, but so many more let you relax in the environment of a 1950s diner, a holistic all natural eatery, a coffee and dessert café or a southern barbeque place.

Whether you are eating on the run or luxuriously lingering over a good meal, there is a restaurant for you, and if not just around the corner certainly within a tank of gas from where you are.

This book is all about simple food, great atmosphere and terrific service! Explore, eat and enjoy!

Next to baseball, dining out has been an American pastime for centuries. In her new book, Karen Patterson captures a slice of the best locally owned and operated restaurants across Ohio. These establishments help determine the character and flavor of our towns, both large and small.    ~    Marvin Jones, President and CEO, Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce

Ohio is a great test market. Ask anyone plotting strategies for franchise restaurants, but to experience the taste of the Buckeye State means visiting its ‘out of the way’ places. This is where the blend of who we are is revealed. Whether fresh water selections from Lake Erie, cheeses and baked goods from the Amish country, fried foods and barbecue along the Ohio River or mom & pop kitchens and pubs, Patterson captures the wide variety of influences from those who make Ohio a great place to eat. I wonder how she stopped at 101! ~    Dan Ramey, Morning Host, WBEX-AM


Karen A. Patterson grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Marquette University graduating with a degree in communications before attending Spalding University where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts in nonfiction writing.

She moved to Chicago where she worked as an editor and writer for the National Safety Council, National Eye Research Foundation, U.S. League of Savings Institutions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After she moved to Columbus, Ohio, she directed the communications department for PriceWaterhouse Coopers and eventually made her way to Chillicothe where she was the director of marketing and public relations for Adena Medical Center.

As a certified master gardener and syndicated columnist for the Gannett and Thompson newspapers, she wrote about the practical side of gardening, but her main focus was raising and using herbs which resulted in her book Herbs for All Seasons.

As an award winning writer, Patterson has authored or contributed to nine other books including Allies Forever: The Life and Times of an American Prisoner of War, a memoir of her father who was shot down Christmas Day, 1944 and was held prisoner by the Germans.

On her life’s journey, she has travelled and tasted some of the finest food in the world in Israel, Africa, Nicaragua and the Caribbean, and written about her experiences in travel guides and articles.

She is a dedicated instructor of writing, journalism and communications at Ohio Christian University and Ohio University, and enjoys sharing her lifetime of writing experience with her students.

6" x 9" hardbound
232 pages

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