May 21, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Check out 10 of the best options for food and drinks in Greater Akron

I’ve had a hankering to get out of the house to check out the Akron-area food scene. I think we are all ready. 

I loved getting carryout, and it was a great way to support restaurants during the pandemic. However, I really do miss the foo foo presentation of my food, a server bringing me a glass of wine and not having to wash the dishes.

I want to be pampered. And I want to have fun.

Here are 10 options to help get the the party started.

Lala’s in Coventry Township

A trio of appetizers from Chef Dino Reed at Lala's in Coventry Township complimented by a bottle of Bonfadini Franciacorta Brut.

Chef Dino Reed’s new summer appetizer menu at LaLa’s would have Food Network exotic chef Andrew Zimmern drooling. I had trouble narrowing my selection to just one. I’ve heard great things about the wild duck wings. That’s what I stopped in to try. Then I saw the tempura-battered rosemary-parmesan portobello mushroom fries and the grilled calamari steak topped with Greek relish on the menu. My head was spinning. Cajun-breaded frog legs, escargot and grilled sardines were also on the list.