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Dianne and Mark Bollinger enjoy some wine and appetizers at The Met in downtown Lima.

Dianne and Mark Bollinger enjoy some wine and appetizers at The Met in downtown Lima.


1. The Met

Location: 306 N. Main St., Lima

Phone: 419-999-9463

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

Phone: 419-221-1010

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.

Dianne and Mark Bollinger enjoy some wine and appetizers at The Met in downtown Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/07/web1_themet003.jpgDianne and Mark Bollinger enjoy some wine and appetizers at The Met in downtown Lima.

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