Manhattan’s Pub and Cheer on Adams Street in Uptown opened in December, 2002 and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Toledo native, Zach Lahey, the restaurant’s owner and general manager explains, “For almost ten years, it was a major struggle to keep the doors open, to really find our place in the micro-neighborhood (Uptown) that we’re in.”
Perhaps the oldest of all restaurant mantras is to treat your customers as if they were family. But for Candice and Mustafa Ilgin, spouses and owners of Toledo’s Glendale Garden Cafe, that philosophy extends beyond rhetoric and into action. For over two decades, they have hosted their customers like family— and, they explain, their clientele has reciprocated.
Since opening in November, the character of Rasa Restaurant and Bar— located on Bancroft St., just off Ottawa Park— has revolved around a concepts. Local. Seasonal. Healthy. Community.
Dottie Hallauer held up the folder she’d brought with her to the Manor House at Wildwood. She would be playing piano for guests taking the holiday tour for the next two hours, with the folder propped up in front of her the entire time— but there were no musical notes inside it. Only a list