First up – we headed to Greenfield OH and met with Doug at Three Spoons Diner. Doug was sharing his recipe for homemade egg noodles as well as homemade beef & noodles.
Doug won us over in about 3.7 seconds. He’s super natural and just a comfortable guy to be around. He’s been in the world of restaurants since he was a kid and has owned Three Spoons for a few years now.
After my noodle lesson – (egg yolks, flour, salt) – we sat down to have some breakfast.
Doug’s biscuits and gravy was equally amazing – I’m a picky one when it comes to B&G and let me say these biscuits were the best I’ve had! They were light and fluffy – and didn’t weigh you down like a lead pipe.
We loved Three Spoons Diner and will definitely be back to visit Doug and his crew again.
Marples is a combination of a unique shop and an antique store and I loved it!
I really don’t even know some of this stuff is – but it’s super pretty and I was taking pictures left and right with my new iPhone!
Then they told us about this sign in the front of the store. This is a very rare sign and she’s been offered something like $1500 for the sign and won’t sell it! I watch enough American Pickers to know something cool when I see it. Here’s a much smaller one for $500 on ebay – just for a comparison.
After a little shopping – we headed west to Leesburg, OH and Batter Up Bakery.
Batter Up Bakery does cakes, cupcakes, donuts and everything else in that realm you can think of. It’s a family owned business – Casey runs the shop, her mom makes the doughnuts and her dad fries them up. I loved every minute I spent with them and I learned a lot!
And the donuts – I can’t even tell you how amazing they are. To get them right after they’ve been fried and glazed – it was the tastiest morsel I’ve ever eaten! And let me tell you – I wanted to put my face under the wall of glaze – but I resisted.
There is also Saucy Sisters Pizza next door – which I think will be on my next visit!
Next up was a trek to Hillsboro and we had to take a detour along the way to see the World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab!
This crab has been in a few different places and was even in one of the Twilight movies! Most recently it was in the back yard of a church when Ben Sexton rescued it from it’s likely demise. He bought the crab and had it moved and re-built in his yard. It actually comes apart into 16 pieces and is definitely a roadside attraction.
Ben and his wife also run Old Days Vintage Campers which is a unique vacation rental on Rocky Fork Lake in Hillsboro. They have a couple of campers on the property by the lake and are renovating additional campers for future rentals. I buddied up with Ben in hopes of staying in this vintage diamond later this spring!
Then we stopped by Rocky Fork Lake – there’s one side with a restaurant and campgrounds, etc. but we were on the quiet side. There’s still a beach and a beautiful view for sure!
Finally our day ended back in Hillsboro at Cowaburger.
Cowaburger was a blast – they are a small place but they crank out some food and I have to say – the comments on Facebook rave about it! Some of the favorites are the Mushroom & Swiss Burger, the all beef hot dogs and the chili – which they neglected to tell me was so famous! So I guess I have to go back for some chili!
After checking out the kitchen – we grabbed some food – there’s the Triple Burger, the loaded bacon & cheese fries with some amazing homemade ranch and a BLT dog – which was really great! They use really really great hot dogs.
Our day in Highland County was really fun! I loved hanging out with local business owners and seeing the sights so close to home. And knowing that they’re all just 30 minutes away means that we’ll definitely be back!
I want to thank Destiny from the Visitor’s Bureau for setting this all up and showing me around!
If you have a business you’d like me to visit – let me know! You can email me at foodhussy @ gmail.com.