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Vietnamese Cuisine With a Twist

By Nami Nagaoka MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio — After a year as owner of Pho Viez, Joel Johnson has added new flavor to the Vietnamese restaurant. For 23 years, Johnson has worked in the culinary industry, learning styles and techniques from 13 different restaurants, he said. Through those years, he developed...

Guliet’s Bistro Brings Fusion Cooking to Area

Guliet’s Bistro Brings Fusion Style Cooking to Area

By: Nami Nagaoka CORNERSBURG, Ohio -- Homemade seasoned chicken on the top of French toast with strawberries and maple syrup. This is just one of the creative menu items at Guliet’s Bistro that was inspired by the travels of owner and head chef, Gina Melfi. For 11 years, Melfi traveled...

Elm Street Diner Makes ‘Cheddar’ on Mac and Cheese

By Nami Nagaoka YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kendra Corpier didn’t know about the Elm Street Diner until she went there for a business meeting Tuesday. After the meeting, she and her coworkers stayed for lunch but couldn’t decide what to order from the menu, she said. "We were all sitting here...