1. The Met
Location: 306 N. Main St., Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: Located in the historic Metropolitan Block, the Met boasts that it is the focal point of the neighborhood, bringing diversity and history to Lima citizens. It delicious gourmet cuisine is prepared in an exposed kitchen, and The Met also features a locally crafted bar and 21-feet-high tin ceilings.
2. Sycamore Lake Wine Co.
Location: 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove
Phone: 419-223-1581 or 419-659-2087
Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, closed Sunday to Wednesday
Highlights: With help from family and friends, Janice and Jeff Hanneman successfully opened Sycamore Lake Wine Co. The goal is to give customers such an excellent experience and service that they won’t soon forget it. The 17-acre lake leaves you free to stroll about, as you enjoy the red, white and sweet wines of Ohio.
3. Vino Bellissimo
Location: 2412 Shawnee Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Vino Bellissimo offers an expansive selection of wine, as well as wine by the glass — which you can test before deciding what to buy. Vino Bellissimo hosts special events and wine specials which you can be updated on by liking them on Facebook.