11 Places to Eat & Drink Outside This Summer!

Patio season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Why do we love patios so much? It’s hard not to love beautiful weather, dog-friendly dining, and the live music that comes with eating outdoors. So, whether that means eating at tables on the sidewalk, a patio, or on a deck with a view, we have your guide to 11 places to eat and drink “al fresco” in Richland County to add to your summer bucket list....

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Meet the Owners: Rick & Carol Taylor of Hudson & Essex

Downtown Mansfield just gained a premier food and wine destination in the historic Carrousel District.  Part fine dining establishment, part winery and wine bar, and part gourmet deli, the multi-level complex of Hudson & Essex has finally opened its doors! Owners Rick and Carol Taylor have come a long way since we profiled them as owners of the cozy Cypress Hill Winery. ...

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We Bet You Don’t Know…

Whether you’re a history buff or a trivia lover, fun facts about cask ales, world records, and secret caverns are just the start of the fascinating information available about Mansfield and Richland County. The Shawshank Redemption filming sites, motorsports, and a haunted prison frequently bring travelers to the area, but there’s so much more to explore while you’re here. Whether we’re your destination or a detour on your journey, we want to share some little-known facts to inspire your next stop in Richland County....

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Laxton Hollow: Change Your Expectations of Beer

Laxton Hollow Brewing Works specializes in producing small batches of cask ale in Lexington, Ohio. This nano-brewery create British-style beers in casks, creating a softer level of carbonation and more complex flavors than alternatives due to the time-honored way it is conditioned and served.  ...

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Cypress Hill Winery: California Grapes with an Ohio Twist

Sample wines in an intimate setting inside a working winery. Cypress Hill Winery offers 22 different varieties of wine, brewed on site from California grapes. This small batch urban winery sits in the heart of downtown Mansfield, Ohio, in sight of The Carrousel District and The Brickyard. ...

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