Readers’ Choice 3

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Crystal Clinic
4975 Foote Road, Suite 100, Medina
330.668.4065
CrystalPlasticSurgeons.com
Your appearance contributes to your overall well-being, and nobody knows that quite like the staff at Crystal Clinic. At their office, experts address the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery. Whether it is cosmetic or reconstructive, or surgical or non-invasive, their team of experts is equipped to tackle a variety of plastic surgery procedures.
You may be interested in body contouring, rejuvenating procedures, or any number of skin care procedures, but you are probably bogged down with questions. What are the risks? How long will recovery take? Is there a payment plan that I can pursue, or will insurance cover it? Rest assured that you are in good hands with the team at Crystal Clinic. As procedures vary by patient, the best way to begin getting answers is to schedule a consultation. Take the first step toward confidence and rejuvenation! Head over to 
CrystalPlasticSurgeons.com/schedule-appointment and prepare to meet the brand new you.

Best Dentist

Brunswick Family Dental
3487 Center Rd # 8, Brunswick
(330) 273-1600
| BrunswickFamilyDental.com
Brunswick Family Dental has been serving the community strong for 37 years. Dr. Kroffke recently acquired the practice from Dr. Koch, who retired in March 2017. As a Brunswick native, Dr. Kroffke is humbled and honored to serve his community. He works to improve the quality of life in each and every patient that he serves.
Brunswick Family Dental works to be the one stop shop for all of your dental needs. Preventative care, restorative care, and cosmetic care options are available, allowing you to customize each visit and make it as unique as your own smile.

Best Dermatologist

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery
5783 Wooster Pike Medina
330.725.0569
TCOhio.com
Few places in the country offer the quality care, innovation and state-of-the-art procedures that are available at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery. Trillium Creek offers world-class General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Laser Procedures, Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Cancer Treatment, and Holistic Medicine. Our staff serves patients and clients in two modern, beautifully-appointed health care facilities in Medina and Wooster.
Medical directors and owners, Drs. Helen and Leonard Torok, explain that they wanted to bring all possible resources available in dermatology on one campus for the benefit of the Medina community. “Our vision was to offer the best in general dermatology, cancer surgery, laser surgery and incorporate this with a holistic view to our patients’ treatments,” Dr. Helen Torok explains. “This way, patients do not have to leave Medina for their treatments.” The medical directors have assembled a staff of the best and brightest in health care. Continuing medical education to stay abreast of the latest procedures and modalities is an important part of the professional staff’s commitment to providing Trillium Creek’s patients and clients the best care available.
Trillium Creek is located at 5783 Wooster Pike in Medina, and 128 E. Milltown Road, #208 in Wooster. Call 330.725.0569 to schedule an appointment or visit them on the web at www.TrilliumCreekOhio.com.

Best Optometrist

Medina Vision & Laser Centre
4463 Weymouth Road, Medina
330.722.2150
MedinaVisionAndLaser.com
Medina Vision and Laser Centre has been providing quality eye care to Medina County families since 1990. We believe that our practice is a place where people can learn about their eyes, their eyesight, and how vision relates to their overall health.
Your visit to MVC starts with a comprehensive eye health and vision examination. Then we’ll work with you to select the best care plan for your functional vision needs. Our professional optical staff can match you with the perfect pair of lenses and frames, in our beautiful and comfortable optical dispensary with over 850 eyeglass frames on display.   Single use contact lenses are emphasized for ultimate eye health and convenience, with many specialty options such as multifocals, scleral fittings for corneal disease, and myopia-control options for kids.
Because the doctors at MVC have a special interest in vision as it relates to learning, eye exams for students include additional testing of focusing, eye teaming, and reading & tracking eye movements.  If needed, we offer vision therapy for remediation of visual deficiencies and also work with parents and teachers to explain a student’s developmental eye care needs. Did you know that approximately 80% of all a student learns relates to adequate vision, eye movements and visual integration?
Eye health and vision examinations at MVC are comprehensive and include a look into overall health.  Our doctors look for signs of underlying health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, and screen the ocular systems for signs of primary eye disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Guidance and treatment options are also provided.
We offer the OPTOMAP® retinal imaging system; awesome technology designed to provide an advanced internal eye health examination as well as an increased comfort level during your visit. The best news….this retinal scan allows our doctors to fully evaluate the back of the eye and look for signs of retinal disease, WITHOUT the use of dilating drops!

Best Orthodontist

Pfister Orthodontics
698 E Washington Street, Medina
330.725.4220
PfisterOrthodontics.com
Your smile is your greeting to the world. At the office of Dr. Charles Pfister, we strive to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care to children, teens and adults in and around the Medina area. We know what a significant difference in health and self-esteem a beautiful smile can make, which is why we are dedicated to giving each of our patients the beautiful, straight smile they deserve.
Not everyone is born with a beautiful smile. Crooked teeth or spaces between the teeth may be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Appearances can have an effect on popularity, social behaviors, self-expectation, personality, style and self-image. Improperly aligned teeth and jaws – called a malocclusion – also can lead to tooth decay, gum issues, TMJ complications and a host of sometimes painful dental disorders.
Using our precise mix of cutting-edge technology and time-proven methods such as  Cone Beam Imaging , for finding unerupted teeth in adolescents or preparing the bone site for implants in adults. At Pfister Orthodontics we will work with you to create a unique smile that you can be proud of.

Best Chiropractor

Maximum Potential Chiropractic
155 Northland Drive, Medina
330.723.1441
MPChiro.com
Growing up, Dr. Matthew Hamilton did not realize that improving spinal function could improve his overall health. Like many of us, he suffered from allergies as a child. At age 13, a basketball accident and a whim trip to the local chiropractor unexpectedly cured his symptoms.
As it turns out, birth trauma, accidents, and injuries impact nerves, which in turn impacts function. That may show up as pain, or it may show up as other issues, such as sinus pressure or allergies. After his life-changing experience as a young teenager, Matt found a passion for changing lives through holistic health-based chiropractic service. Thus came the spark of inspiration from which our local Maximum Potential Chiropractic was born out of.

”What most people do not consider is that the spine has an intimate relationship with the brain,” says Dr. Matt. “Spinal health—neck, mid, low back, pelvic health—is a direct mirror of brain health. If you do not have good spine health, then you cannot have good nervous system health or good overall health. What we do and what we offer in here is chiropractic, but by being a gatekeeper to the nervous system, we help the body get back to a state of healing and regulating.”
Dr. Matt has witnessed firsthand how health can transform one’s quality of life. If you don’t have your health, he reasons, what do you have?
“If you can move well, live well, and be well, you can ultimately give well. You can give well of your time and your resources to the stuff you care about, and you’ll be surprised how that can make a world of difference.”

Best Home Builder/Remodeler

Wolff Design Center
6078 Wolff Road, Medina
WolffBros.com
The Wolff Design Centers are a division of Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. and specialize in kitchen, bath, and lighting design and installation for contractors and homeowners alike.  They have been family owned and operated for over 50 years. The flagship location is in Medina, OH on the original family farm.
Wolff Design Center’s experienced kitchen and bath designers will walk you through the selection and design process, to make sure the end result is everything you dreamed of.  They measure every kitchen, office, custom vanity, and closet onsite before it’s ordered to ensure the perfect fit.  Plus, they take the time to walk you through specs and selections, piece by piece, so you have a full understanding of what you are purchasing.
Their lighting specialists will guide you through selecting fixtures that truly become the statement piece in your room, without overwhelming the room.  They will also make sure your fixtures have the right lumen output and are an appropriate size for the space, a couple of not so little details that often aren’t properly addressed.
Call or visit us online to schedule your free kitchen, bath, or lighting consultation – 1.888.OK.WOLFF or WolffBros.com.

Best Home Decor and Furnishing

Architectural Justice 
Gallery & Cafe
13593 Pearl Road, Strongsville
440268.8646
ArchitecturalJustice.com
At Architectural Justice, we strive to inspire you to bring creativity and style into your home. That’s why we established our flagship location, Architectural Justice Gallery & Cafe in Strongsville, Ohio – Cleveland’s first redefined space for experiencing artisan living. It is a unique European inspired place to shop, dine and be inspired.
You can shop our gallery of eclectic and artistic furnishings and home decor, including handcrafted and reclaimed pieces created by artisans at our Medina workshops.  You will also find a variety of unique items for gifting and entertaining. We support other local small businesses as well, featuring handcrafted jewelry, greeting cards, paintings and more.
While you shop you can enjoy a bite to eat or sip an artisan coffee in the Cafe. You can indulge in European inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We proudly serve locally roasted Rising Star Coffee along with Hartzler Family Dairy milk. If you’re feeling inspired by the surroundings you can partake in a culinary class in the stunning Sub-Zero Wolf Demonstration Kitchen. The kitchen space is also a great space for small private parties.
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 9AM-5PM Thursday-Saturday 9AM-9PM

Best Landscaper/Lawn Care

Boyert’s Greenhouse & Farm
7171 Wooster Pike, Medina
330.725.3509
Boyerts.com
Mike and Patti Boyert have a passion for family, farming, and growing in their community. In 1985, their farm on Paradise Road was transformed by the presence of their first greenhouse. Eventually, their cozy family business expanded to include the Garden Center, located at the corner of Wooster Pike and Paradise Road, and the addition of 150 acres for their registered beef farm. Their business grew as the Boyert family grew with the addition of 6 children.
The Boyerts have a passion for gardening that is admittedly a bit of a family legacy. That passion includes assisting others, novices and tenured gardeners alike. With the assistance of the staff at Boyert’s Greenhouse and Farm, DIY landscaping projects are a breeze. At the Garden Center, approximately one acre of heated greenhouses and cold frames filled to the brim with plants and products that will help you troubleshoot problems. Their team of experts also hosts free planting workshops and topical seminars on subjects ranging from container gardening to birding.
As they are open year round, there is never a bad time to start exploring how you can beautify your landscape. Armed with a team like Boyert’s, you are bound to succeed.

Best Realtor

Krystal Keck at the KORE Team 
at Stouffer Realty
19670 W. 130th Street, Strongsville
330.732.5325
theKOREteam.com

Krystal Keck, Realtor, Broker and a Sales Manager for Stouffer Realty works with residential buyers and sellers and focuses on land and new construction sales.  She has held a real estate licensed in three different states and has been licensed for over 16 years.  Krystal has successfully formed a real estate team, called the KORE Team, to provide the best possible service to her clients.
Krystal Keck is one of the most dedicated and committed real estate agents you will ever find. She is a designated Realtor member of the National Association of Realtors, member of the Ohio Association of Realtors, and holds a position at the Medina County Board of Realtors as a director, 2018-2020.  Krystal has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification, e-Pro Certification and is the first realtor in Ohio to achieve the Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree from REALTOR University established by the National Association of REALTORS.

Best Heating and Cooling

Kasidonis Heating & Cooling
812 Pearl Road, Brunswick
330.220.8125
KasidonisHeatingAndCooling.com

Ah, beautiful spring. You’re ready to clean the grill, plant the flowers and bring out the lawn chairs. You’re ready for the warm weather ahead, but is your air conditioner?
“The most important thing to remember is that your air conditioning unit has sat outside all winter long” says June Kasidonis, owner with husband Steve of Kasidonis Heating & Cooling in Brunswick, “If your Freon level is low, even by one pound, it can cause damage and other problems to your air conditioner and can cost you more to run. We strongly recommend a clean and tune before you start it up or shortly after.”
Besides low Freon, any number of problems could be found in the unit — animals may have built nests in it, leaves could be clogging it, spiders could be in the contactor. “A check-up now will allow your air conditioner to run as efficiently as possible this summer and will extend the life of the unit,” says June, “A good percentage of our service calls stem from something that could have been typically caught earlier during a clean and tune.”
Licensed, bonded and insured, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling specializes in residential and commercial HVAC needs, including heating and cooling systems, plumbing, boilers and mini-split systems. The company received the Angie’s List Super Service Award and a Gold Star award from Better Business Bureau. Customers may join the Kasidonis Klub monthly maintenance program for just $13 per month, which includes priority scheduling, discounts on parts, plus annual heating and cooling check-ups, a savings of at least $400 per year.

Best Interior Design

The Interior Design Studio
207 S Court Street, Medina
330.725.7623
InteriorDesignStudioOH.com
The Interior Design Studio is family owned and operated by Amy Douglass, Katie Heinz and Julie McNabb. The Studio has been in business and a resident of the Medina community since 1970. Located on historic Medina Square, the studio established its business by specializing in residential design, commercial design and custom furniture.
Over the years, The Interior Design Studio has expanded its offerings to include custom window treatments, flooring, furniture and design consultations. The staff has a combined 38 years of experience and are members of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IDS (Interior Design Society).
Interior Designers Amy and Katie keep pace with the latest trends by regularly attending design industry shows and continuing education classes. They share this extensive design knowledge directly with their clients.
In addition to their interior design business, Katie and Julie have a well-stocked storefront gift shop, managed by Julie, that features enchanting decor and unforgettable gifts, including men and women’s fashion, socks with attitude, wedding memorabilia, and more.

Best Home Maintenance

Perfect Power Wash
440.987.4010
PerfectPowerWash.com

Mike Palubiak, owner of Perfect Power Wash, and his team have cared for over 40,000 homes in this area in the past 18 years. Armed with a fleet 22 trucks on the road, each outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, Mike and his team can easily help you start your spring cleaning. He reminds that spring cleaning should not stop at the interior of a home.
The power washing services offered by Mike and his team of highly trained professionals are safe, fast, effective and environmentally friendly. A nationally-recognized expert on power washing, Mike helped write standards on this cleaning method for the Power Washers of North America.
Giving your home’s exterior a spring cleaning with Perfect Power Wash will not only enhance its appearance, it will also protect your family by removing potential health hazards posed by contaminants – and it will save you money too. For example, cleaning your roof should reduce cooling costs in the summer by removing algae, which being dark, absorbs more heat. And, according to the National Association of Realtors, power washing a house before putting it on the market can increase its value by up to $15,000.

Turning to the pros at Perfect Power Wash will help you realize the benefits of home exterior cleaning quickly and easily. Using their professional service saves money over less effective do-it-yourself options that call for using rented equipment. It will also let you finish your cleaning faster, which is a good thing, because this will give you more time to get out an enjoy the party nature throws every year around here during the beautiful Northeast Ohio spring that lies just around the corner.

Best Luxury Automotive

Medina Auto Mall
3205 Medina Road, Medina
888.698.7090
MedinaAutoMall.net
Medina Auto Mall in Medina, treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!
Medina Auto Mall sells and services CADILLAC, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, Chrysler, GMC, and Ram vehicles. Conveniently located near I-71, a trip to Medina Auto Mall is just a short trip from anywhere in the county.
Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle by visiting us online or by calling (888) 849-5366.

Best Day Spa

VCS Salon & Spa
410 S Court Street, Medina
330.723.3998
VCSsalon.com
Welcome to the VCS Experience. We provide our clients with the highest quality service in a professional, innovative, and creative setting. Our teamwork is legendary and our service genuine! Living the vision is our next level.
You won’t believe how easy it is to relax so close to home. Indulge with facial treatments, makeup services, waxing services, body treatments, massage therapy, and nail services. Located just to the South of Medina Square, we’re right in the heart of Medina.

Best Financial and Wealth Management

Westfield Bank
Two Park Circle Westfield Center
800.368.8930
westfield-bank.com
Westfield Bank is known for building trusted relationships with customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of businesses and individuals choose to bank with Westfield Bank because we effectively combine a personalized, solutions oriented approach with the lending capacity and comprehensive products of larger institutions. Westfield Bank employs a team of high caliber, experienced bankers. Westfield Bank also offers private banking services, striving to meet the requirements of individuals with sophisticated financial needs. For more information, call 800.368.8930 or visit westfield-bank.com.

Best Fitness Center

Planet Fitness
1733 Pearl Road, Brunswick
330.460.6887
Planetfitness.com/gyms/brunswick-oh
We strive to create a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. That’s why at Planet Fitness Brunswick, OHwe take care to make sure our club is clean and welcoming, our staff is friendly, and our certified trainers are ready to help. Whether you’re a first-time gym user or a fitness veteran, you’ll always have a home in our Judgement Free Zone™.

Best Hair Salon

Esbi International Salon
4193 Center Road, Brunswick
EsbiIntlSalon.com
“I believe you are chosen for this kind of work,” says Cheryl Basilisco, co-owner of Esbi International Salon. She and her husband, Nuccio, provide services that beautify clients and enhance their lifestyle. “Everyday, you meet different people. They have different personalities and they face different situations. As a stylist, you have to put yourself on the back burner and focus on making them feel their best. Sometimes, that goes beyond the cutting and coloring, and it takes a special person to have the heart and care and compassion to work so closely with people.”
That attitude is applied throughout their full service salon, which is staffed with both Esbi Stylists and Independent Stylists. Not only do their services keep clients looking and feeling youthful; they also utilize innovative techniques to keep you looking timeless and trendy.
”Our staff specializes in hair, nail, skin care and special occasion styling services,” explains Basilisco. “We offer hair cutting and coloring, perming, relaxing, sugar waxing, microblading, extensions, and lash extensions, all set in an enchanting environment where you can truly relax.”
The stylish environment of Esbi International Salon is best described as lavish, decorated with stunning murals inspired by artists who are, like the Esbi Stylists, emboldened by creating quality and personalized looks.
Services at Esbi International Salon are priced by level, meaning that services can be customized to fit into your budget. Stylists are leveled based on years of experience: junior, senior, master, and artistic director. One may choose to work with a more experienced stylist for a haircut but a junior stylist for a color, equipping you with the ability to personalize your experience. Being matched with the right stylist will impart to you knowledge to maintain and care for healthy hair, and you will adore such a personalized approach. Stop in and see what all the hair hullabaloo is about!

Best Jeweler

Don Basch Jewelers
3875 Pearl Road, Medina
330.725.4444
DonBaschJewelers.com
Starting as a trade shop in 1979, servicing over 100 stores in the Northeast Ohio area, the Basch family has always had hard work, the vision of the customer and family values at the foundation of their business.
Their signature diamond, The “Denise Anne” Diamond is only available at Don Basch Jewelers. Over 38 years of experience taught them that if you want the best, create it yourself… So they did! They added additional facets to the crown and pavilion of the diamond to create a sparkle and glow that will turn heads! You really have to view it with your own eyes to believe it. You’ll be amazed!
Along with being known for their selection of quality jewelry and exceptional customer service, all repairs are done in-house by Don himself and his team of experienced bench jewelers. And when you just can’t find that perfect piece of jewelry, Don Basch Jewelers offers complete Custom Design service so you can create your very own individual one-of-a-kind piece.
At Don Basch Jewelers their goal is to make each person’s experience the best possible by educating their customers to give them the knowledge and confidence they need to make the right jewelry selection and purchase.

Best Private School

Saint Ambrose Catholic School
923 Pearl Road, Brunswick
330.460.7318
SaintAmbroseSchool.us
Saint Ambrose Catholic School is a catholic community where Jesus Christ is EVERYTHING to us and our students are challenged to reach their potential.
Saint Ambrose School is a Preschool- 8th grade Catholic school is a place where bright futures begin and our graduates lead and succeed in high school and beyond.  We are the first STEM school in Medina county and one of only 44 STEM schools in the state of Ohio.  We provide a faith based education that is of the highest quality.  We provide students  access to state of the art technology and 21st Century thinking skills to solve real world problems and develop future leaders for our community. We thank our families and community for nominating and voting for us to win the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for the Best School in Medina County!

Best Home Insurance

Homestead Insurance Agency Inc.
1324 Pearl Road, Brunswick
330.225.3100
homesteadins.com
Homestead Insurance Agency Inc is a professional agency with a personal touch. With over 70 years of experience in Medina County and the insurance industry, Homestead can be trusted to complete an analysis of your insurance needs and design a responsible protection program for you.
Located at 1324 Pearl Road in Brunswick, we offer a variety of professional insurance services and policies as an independent agency. We represent various outstanding carriers in our industry. Brandon Rapp(CEO) and Mark Herwick (President) represent the following products that include, but are not limited to: auto, home, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, and all types of commercial insurance. Homestead also specializes in the sale of life, health, annuities, long-term care, medicare supplements and advantage plans, medicare prescription drug plans, and disability income. Our goal at Homestead is to provide you, the customer, with the best coverage at the lowest premium, while building a long-standing relationship with our excellent, personal service.

Best Retirement Community

Western Reserve Masonic Community
4931 Nettleton Road, Medina
330.721.3000
WRMCOhio.org

Originally opened in 1997 and acquired by the Ohio Masonic Home in 2002, Western Reserve Masonic Community is located on 229 picturesque acres in Medina, Ohio at I-71 and Route 18. Offering single-story garden villa homes, independent living apartments, as well as assisted living,  memory care, post-acute, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing, along with variety of amenities that are tailored to you, we invite you to experience an active, energetic atmosphere that promotes your independence and lifestyle.  At Western Reserve Masonic Community you’ll love your retirement years. Our campus offers several “less-stress” living options in a full service continuing care retirement community. We welcome ALL adults 55 and older.

Best Dessert & Bakery

Rito’s Italian Bakery and Deli
1930 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212
330.220.3103
Rio’s Bakery.com

Rito’s Bakery and Deli has been family owned and operated for over 52 years.  We are the home of the “Gigantic Cannoli” featured on the Food Network.  We also have been awarded Best of Cleveland for our Cannoli in the October issue of Cleveland Magazine. We specialize in Cassata (sponge cake with assorted fillings) and cakes for every occasion from weddings to birthdays, come check out our extensive menu online.  We are well known for our large selection of authentic Italian cookies like Lemon Biscotti, Amaretti, Smorzetti, a variety of Pasta di Monderla (almond paste) and even Macaroons. Our Angel Wings are a customer favorite these powder sugared morsels will melt in your mouth. We have the largest selection of all of your favorite pastries like Filo and French Strudel, Tiramisu, Sour Cream Cheese Cake, Brownies and a variety of Kulachky.

Our deli has the best selection of quality meats and cheeses.  We make party trays that consist of generous portions of meats, cheeses, olives, relishes, potato salad, fresh Italian and rye breads and pizza. They are perfect for office parties. We make cookie trays, pastry trays and cannoli trays. Come and visit us today.

Best Brewery

Lager Heads Brewing Company & Tap Room
325 West Smith Road, Medina
Matt and Jon Keine are well-known figures in the Medina County community. In 2010, the brothers started brewing at their restaurant, Lager Heads BBQ Smokehouse, in Abbeyville, and they secured a following that forced them to move the brewery to a new location in 2015.
“We outgrew our restaurant brewery and decided to open a brewing operation close to the heart of Medina,” says Matt Keine. While Jon can be found making sure the restaurant runs smoothly on a typical work day, Matt tends to oversee operations at the Lager Heads Brewing Company & Tap Room just outside of Downtown Medina.
A mutual love of craft beer is what initially sparked their start in the business of brewing. After they began to feature craft beer at Lager Heads BBQ Smokehouse, its popularity inspired them to begin studying homebrewing and, ultimately, to begin producing craft beers for their restaurant.
Just outside of Medina Square, you can enjoy an ice cold glass of beer in a tap room conjoined with the very brewery in which the drink was made. No matter your palatte, there is something on tap that will delight your taste buds. Such variety stems from Lager Heads Brewery production of about 17 ales and lagers year round, which requires upwards of ten different varieties of hops. A trip to Lager Heads BBQ Smokehouse or Brewery will result in an unforgettably flavorful experience, and it’s too close to home to pass up.

Best Fine Dining
Timber Lodge
2809 Pearl Road, Medina
330.725.6288
TimberLodgeMedina.com
Next to a menu featuring a wide selection of USDA choice, Prime and Angus steaks , fresh seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes, Timber Lodge has one other particularly alluring trait: it is filled with a charming sense of cozy familiarity thanks to its long history as a site of congregation.
The iconic Timber Lodge building is located on the “bend” of Pearl Road between Brunswick and Medina. In 1844, Samuel Clark constructed the first structure on the property—a simple farmhouse. Sometime in the decades following its construction, it passed through several other notable families (including the Kenyon, Richard, and Schaber families) and was rebuilt and used as an early area schoolhouse. By the 1930’s, the house fell into the possession of the Kellers, who added to the farmhouse and opened it as a restaurant in 1933. Since 2002, it has been under the care of Owner Ron Levitt.
Notable dishes feature Snapper, Walleye, Halibut, 1 lb Giant Lobster, Mahi Mahi, and other fish flown in from all over the world. Healthy, pan-seared, fresh, and never frozen, the variety of fresh seafood, handcut aged steak, and outstanding portions will blow your mind. No matter what you select, there is a wine on standby that’ll pair perfectly with your meal. The best part is that this is just a snapshot of the wide variety of regular menu items and chef features that are offered every day at Timber Lodge.
“Timber Lodge is all about fresh steaks and seafood, big portions at a great value,” says Levitt. “We are a restaurant that is very rooted in the community, and we love being a part of it.”
If you are looking for large-portions of quality food for a price (and flavor) you cannot resist, Timber Lodge is the romantic milieu for you.

Best Casual Dining

Riverstone Taverne
5288 Center Road, Brunswick
330.483.9900
RiverstoneTaverne.com
When in the midst of our coldest month, nothing is as warm or inviting as casual comfort food.
”I’m an electrical engineer, my wife is a software consultant,” explains Bruce Iacovelli, who owns Riverstone Taverne with his wife Joyce Hicks. “We had a passion for food and decided to become restaurateurs in 2007.”
When the Riverstone Taverne opened in Valley City, it delighted locals with its high quality, made from scratch meals. Nothing delights like familiar food with fresh high quality ingredients, realized Iacovelli, and he and his team set out to create a welcoming menu composed of American comfort food with a delicious twist.
”We take familiar food and do it one step better,” says Iacovelli. “Our staff roasts chicken, turkey, and corned beef for sandwiches, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are purchased from local farmers markets. When you’re using good, fresh, quality ingredients, you don’t have to do a lot to make them flavorful.”
Such elegant simplicity is reflected in the stunning décor of the cozy restaurant, which has been located in Brunswick since 2014. Its lodge-like setting creates an inviting atmosphere, complete with candle chandeliers, a soaring stone fireplace, and masterfully mixed woods, that perfectly complements the comfort food your palette craves.

Best Veterinarian

Brunswick Animal Hospital
2900 Center Rd Brunswick Oh 44212
330.225.5661
ohiopetvet.com
Looking for professional, friendly veterinarians in Brunswick? You’ll find plenty of them here at Brunswick Animal Hospital! Every pet is is different, but they all deserve the same high level of veterinary care by a team of friendly, professional veterinarians and technicians. Our doctors are committed to providing pets with exceptional veterinary care.

Best Maid Service

Dunn-Right Custom Maid Services
330.239.8990
dunnrightcustommaids.com

The world is moving at a faster pace than ever before. People work longer hours and yet they still want to find the time to relax, play with and raise their children, work on personal projects, see family and friends and organize all those little things that need to get done. Juggling so many things in this hectic work-a-day world, it can be hard to find the time to clean or by the end of the day you are just too tired to do it.

Dunn-Right Custom Maid Services is here to make sure the homes of Medina County are thoroughly cleaned at a reasonable price. Being in the housekeeping industry for so many years we have had the privilege of meeting many of the fine people and families of this community and we are very proud to say that much of our business comes from repeat customers and word of mouth.

Best Dog Care/Grooming

Dog Gone Crazy, A Canine & Feline FUNhouse
4070 Foskett Road, Medina
330.273.1777
doggonecrazykennels.com
Dog Gone Crazy is equipped with 84 individual indoor/outdoor dog kennels and 8 cat kennels providing extended stay, daycare and bathing/grooming services. This facility is fully lovingly staffed 12-14 hours a day enabling several daily, one-on-one exercise times between each guest and a staff member. The owners live on-site of the 6 ½ acre property, where dog walks are frequent and standard. The individual indoor/outdoor kennels are heated or air conditioned, offering larger suites to accommodate those with multiple pets and/or larger breeds. Pricing for boarding is based on weight, starting at $24, with grooming starting at $25. Discounts are offered for Military, Police, Firefighters, Seniors, multiple pets AND referrals! Pick-up and drop-off is available seven days a week, with grooming available on-site for boarders and non-boarders seven days a week as well.