Best of the Region, featuring our readers’ favorite things in the area, will be published Sunday, July 26. We asked for your opinions on 75 categories this year on a wide range of restaurants, stores, service providers, entertainment options and free-time activities.
The Lima News is celebrating 25 years of this section, and we’ve put together a quiz that will continue daily through July 25. The quiz in its entirety will appear in the section.
As part of the special anniversary year, we’re giving away gift cards from area businesses. Random winners were selected from those who turned in paper or online ballots. Gift cards will be mailed. Nearly 3,000 people participated during the voting period this year.
8. This business was voted the Best Bakery from 2001 to 2003. Its owner proudly said they knew 90 percent of their customers by name. It was well-known for its wedding cakes as well as its thumb print and smiley-faced cookies.
7. MCL Cafeteria at the Lima Mall
Chris Fast, of Spencerville, $20 for Red Pig Inn