our recent driving trip included stops in nw ohio and central ohio between visits to cleveland and dayton.
BOWLING GREEN: had to stop in the old alma mater. even though mr. myles is no more, MYLES PIZZA "6 2 item pizza lunch special is still as great as it ever was. tomato/pepperoni with wheat crust and extra oregano cooked in. mmm mmm good. perfect charred top, but crust needed some pre-cooking it was a little chewy but still good.
there were lots of new housing developments, bgsu expansion projetcs and a new business park as well as several coffee shops now, but the oldest and best is COMMON GROUNDS. the coffee and pretentious college chat are excellent and the entire back area is a library. for you diner fans, it was good to see the HAMBURGER DINER or whatever its called next to HOWARD'S is still going strong.
LIMA: also for old diner fans, THE KEWPEE downtown still makes cool mini burgers. too bad they took the little kewpee off the top (prob sold it on ebay i bet). unlike bg, lima is a bit off of I-75 and other than THE KEWPEE its a real depressing place.
PIQUA: further down I-75 you come to the anti-lima. piqua has a pretty downtown and preserved housing stock that yuppies and retirees have taken notice of. DOBOS was a suprising hungarian bakery that had some nice treats like poppy seeds rolls and the like. JAVAWOCKY was a cute coffee shop run by teenagers.
COLUMBUS: old diner fans alert--i did not stop but THE GOODY BOY on high street was still going strong. i had a very soul satisfying grilled bologna sandwich at THE BLUE DANUBE north of osu for old time's sake. the bologna was just that perfect slightly thick size and pefectly grilled then added to grilled bread. may i add that a grolsch beer goes well with this.