Ohio has a lot of major cities, especially for a small state. And that's a good thing because it makes going to smaller towns and villages even more refreshing.
Canfield is located near Youngstown. While passing through, my friend Diane and I found this unique hamburger place.
Sure, lots of independently owned restaurants are decorated in a mid-century modern style. I think that J.R. Grinder is tops. But what makes it even more fun is that it is owned by a Greek family. For sure, as in the 50's style a whole lot of (milk) shakin' was going on (along with burger and fries), but dishes like hummus held their own, too.
This is what I like about getting off the Interstate once in a while...finding a cool place to eat and rest, where the local people are willing to have conversation. Eating at J.R. Grinder was FUN! And, really, isn't that what stopping to eat should be about?
It is nice to know that, so far, America isn't just a nation of chain stores but is still the land of opportunity for people to design their own businesses.
Marcheta *time warped