RECIPE: Italian Bread Cones Stuffed with Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad

Image by Pam Burcsak ITALIAN BREAD CONES (RECIPE BY PAM BURCSAK) This recipe features bread cones stuffed with poached chicken, apples, avocado, fresh spinach, green onion, blue cheese, dried cranberries and slivered almonds. It’s dressed with mayonnaise to taste. My recipe makes six cones. I used the 6-inch cone form. Cone forms can be found on Amazon, but smaller forms are also available locally. Rulli […]

Enjoy Summer: On vacation and dreaming of doughnuts

Above: Metro Monthly Publisher Mark C. Peyko on the beach in 1965. By MARK C. PEYKO | METRO MONTHLY PUBLISHER Food memories have the power to take you back through time and space. Vacation food memories – especially ones experienced as a child – can linger forever. Because our family traveled annually from northeastern Ohio to […]

Enjoy Summer 2014: Community fairs and festivals for August, September

Getting in – Churches and community groups wanting to list their festivals can mail, fax or e-mail information to the newspaper. The deadline for next month is Tuesday, Aug. 15. By U.S. Mail: Metro Monthly, P.O. Box 663, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0663. Via e-mail: August Columbiana County Fair. Columbiana Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon; 330-424-5531.  […]

RECIPE: Italian Easter Bread

ITALIAN EASTER BREAD | RECIPE by JOAN V. CASAMENTO INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 pound butter 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon anise oil* 1 large package yeast 6-8 cups flour * (The original recipe called for 1/2 box anise seeds, but no actual quantity was given, so […]

VIDEO: Homeplate visits Ely’s To Go in Boardman

Homeplate’s Stephanie Shaw visits Ely’s to Go, an excellent vegan restaurant in Boardman Township. STEPHANIE SHAW – Join Stephanie as she visits a locally owned restaurant and learns the story behind a beloved Mahoning Valley eatery. Besides her on-air contributions as host of “Homeplate,” Stephanie is executive director of the Eastern Ohio P16 initiative and responsible for […]

UPDATE: Struthers Board of Education to determine ‘next step’ for WKTL

BY EMMALEE C. TORISK | METRO MONTHLY STAFF WRITER At the Nov. 27 meeting of the Struthers Board of Education, discussions continued regarding the fate of WKTL 90.7 FM by way of two presentations from interested parties. Tommy Bruno — general manager of WAPS 91.3 FM, or The Summit — spoke first, acknowledging both WKTL’s […]

September 2012 Wine Guy: Roberto’s features an evening of southern Italian wines

Roberto Faraglia and John Naples of Roberto’s Restaurant in downtown Youngstown. Electronic image by John Webster.

By JOHN WEBSTER | METRO MONTHLY WINE COLUMNIST The end of summer and arrival of Labor Day ushered in a number of enjoyable wine events for local wine lovers. The Springfield Grille and Wine and Dine Ohio held several f fine dinner tastes, and local wine shops featured a number of delightful tastings for their […]

Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor May 12

NEW YORK – Former World Boxing Association Lightweight Champion and Youngstown native, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Saturday, May 12 at Ellis Island in New York City. The ceremony will be held at Ellis Island. There are 100 recipients chosen for the award each year. Traditionally, all […]

May 2012 Wine Guy: ‘Wine and Wildlife,’ Big Tap-In raise funds for local non-profit organizations

PHOTO ALBUM: Looking Back – YSU in Pictures

THE EVOLUTION OF YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY – This photo set captures Youngstown State University – from its roots as Youngstown College and its transition to Youngstown College to its ultimate status as a state university. The earliest images depict campus life in the 1920s and 30s. You’ll see the Victorian mansions of Wick Avenue serving […]