Page 33 - Discover Magazine 2019
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 SHOPPING
        &DINING FOOD FOR THOUGHT
©Abigail Johnson
         Karoc Marathon is not the only place that Shelby County residents or visitors can find favorite libations and good food
in abundance.
Living in the heart of Ohio’s farmland, people in Shelby County know and appreciate fresh meats and vegetables. Even in town, many people have backyard gardens. During the spring, summer and fall, the Farmers’ Market around the Courthouse Square and a variety of produce stands around the area sell fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmlands.
To meet the food-shopping needs of Shelby County residents, there are well-known stores like Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Aldi, plus a number of small groceries. Fresh cut meats are available at Davis Meats, Sidney Foodtown, and Curly’s Custom Meats in Jackson Center.
Yet, despite the abundance of home-grown goodies for making meals at home, local restaurants always seem busy. When not gathered around the family dining table, people will head for a well-known chain eatery or one of the many established independent restaurants that have been part of the local dining scene for decades.
Named for its location at the intersection of County Road 25-A and State Route 274 in Botkins, The Inn Between is famous for chicken and steaks. It is also decorated with athletic jerseys from local teams, making it a favorite spot for sports enthusiasts. The Inn Between offers live entertainment on its outside patio in the summer months and a full- service bar equipped with big screens for viewing all the sports action.
It also has 27 Draft Beers on tap, including 24 Craft Beers, that can be enjoyed while listening to music or playing KENO with friends and family.
Named for the landmark Big Four Bridge that stands on the south end of the city, The Bridge in downtown Sidney is a fine dining restaurant serving freshly-made steaks, chicken, seafood, and pasta entrees. A favorite spot for corporate entertaining and special occasions, The Bridge is open for lunch and dinner, and features a full-service bar, an outdoor patio with summer entertainment, banquet facilities, and catering.
   Crossway Farms is a local, family-owned farm that sells fresh fruit and vegetables picked daily. Visit them at one of their two locations, 2211 Cisco Road in Sidney or at the downtown Farmer's Market. For more information visit www.crosswayfarms.com
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