Showing posts from September, 2015

Trotters Tavern

Trotters Tavern 119 N. Main St.  Located in the heart of Bowling Green, Trotters Tavern is an excellent place to enjoy delicious cuisine and small town charm. A favorite amongst the community, Trotters has been locally owned for over 15 years. The restaurant holds a maximum of 58 guests which may attribute to it's authentic feel. Not interested in a fancy dinner? Guests can enjoy the atmosphere from the bar while drinking a craft beer off one of their many revolving taps, or a glass of their favorite wine. The inside is rustic, but filled with modern day touches like Keno for those who enjoy a little entertainment with their meal. Trotters is known for their brown jug steak dinner, and residents will tell you that it's worth every penny. The sauce is what makes this meal special, and don't bother asking what's in it because the staff won't tell. The recipe still remains a secret. Not interested in the brown jug steak dinner? Opt for their brown jug chi

Out With The Old, In With The New: Sugar Ridge Brewery “Not For The Weak!”

Downtown Bowling Green is known for it’s timeless locations and rich history. Come November, there will be new addition to the bar scene downtown at 109 South Main Street. This new addition will be the Sugar Ridge Brewery, a microbrewery founded right here in Bowling Green, Ohio. Since it began. Sugar Ridge Brewery was located just outside of downtown at 17745 N. Dixie Highway, making it one of Bowling Green’s best kept secrets. However, this new location will evolve Sugar Ridge Brewery from a best kept secret into a new Bowling Green tradition.                                             Sugar Ridge Brewery was founded by Mike Mullins. It became fully functional in October of 2010 and serves the greater Toledo area.  Mike's background is in the restaurant business in which he spent many years working and studying.  He holds a Restaurant Management degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a Culinary Arts degree from The Culinary Institute

Painted Clovers

Painted Clovers 116 S. Main Street Bowling Green, Ohio  Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm Saturday 11am-4pm (419) 494-8388 New to the downtown scene, is the store Painted Clovers. Owner, Shaun Mcquitty, opened the business a year ago because she has a passion for taking something old and making it new again. She creates beautiful selections of art and furniture out of old pieces that otherwise could have been thrown out or destroyed. She takes pride in knowing that she is giving these pieces another 100 years or more. Shaun believes this trend isn't going anywhere for a while, and she is right. In addition to being a great store for gifts and home decor, Shaun also offers paint classes. How cool!

For Keeps

For Keeps  144 South Main Street Bowling Green, OH 43402 Amy Craft Ahrens is not new to the Bowling Green area. She grew up working at Ben Franklin, her family's business. After many years of experience in Chicago Amy decided to come back to Bowling Green and open up her own shop in 1997 called For Keeps. For Keeps is a three level shop that specializes in home decorations, personal gifts, accessories and much more.  Some aspects you will find that are intriguing about For Keeps is that they will be happy to wrap the gift you buy. Thus, saving you time and ensuring that your gift is presented beautifully. Another aspect is that Amy puts pride in finding new and unique items to have in her store. For Keeps will even special order items for you if you can not find that special gift. In addition to the great customer service For Keeps always has an offer you can not refuse. If you are to busy to stop by For Keeps has a website you can visit at any time (

Beckett's Burger Bar

Downtown Bowling Green has so many great restaurants and businesses to explore, and one restaurant that is definitely worth visiting is Beckett’s Burger Bar. Located in Downtown Bowling Green on 146 North Main Street, Beckett’s is a family-owned business purchased in 2007 that really focuses on catering to both the community of Bowling Green and BGSU students alike. One of the members of the Strata family will usually be doing something around the restaurant at any given time. This truly creates a family business feel, and the Stratas ultimately considers their customers to be part of the "Beckett Family". BGSU junior Mackenzie Hayes enjoys  the queso spinach artichoke dip at Beckett's. Beckett’s is open for lunch and dinner, opening at 11:30 am Tuesday through Sunday, and 3:00 pm on Monday. Happy hour is offered every day from 3:00-7:00 pm, during which many different options are offered depending on the day. On Sunday, an all-day happy hour is offered. Though kn