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If you’ve ever tried dicing onions at home, then you already know how much of a tear-jerking experience it can be. And we’re not talking about slicing your finger with the knife (though we highly recommend avoiding that too).

However, with a little info and advice, you can dice an entire onion without shedding a tear, or at least minimizing the waterworks.

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pairing beer

There was a time when ordering a beer with dinner was as simple as, “Give me a light beer.”

Those were dark times. Dark times, indeed.

But with the skyrocketing popularity of craft beers, restaurateurs and customers alike are recognizing the versatility of pairing beer with food. Diners opting for a beer pairing in lieu of wine are increasing due to the complex flavors that beer brings out of food.

That’s not to say pairing wine with your food is a bad idea – far from it. But craft brewers are mad scientists when it comes to selecting the right ingredients to suit just about any kind of food. As a result, the right craft beer can bring out flavors in food that wine never could.

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Perfectly Diced Peppers No Muss, No Fuss

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Dicing bell peppers, or anything for that matter, can be one of the most annoying parts of prepping a kitchen. Those seeds get everywhere!

When it comes to dicing, people think they have to be a Gordon Ramsay every time. But moving fast doesn’t always make for top-shelf knife skills. Our advice is to take your time and save yourself an ER trip (or three).

Here are a few easy tips to quickly get perfectly diced peppers with as little mess as possible. Continue reading

Eating Seafood Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

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We hope everybody is having a great summer so far! Cooking this time of year can be a challenge because nobody wants the heavy, rich foods that they typically eat during the Ohio winters. So, for a low-calorie option that is rich in nutrients, seafood is the way to go.

Our kitchen always has a great fish feature on the dinner menu, from swordfish and Chilean sea bass, to a delicious Fresh Seafood Pomodoro. Aside from being delicious (which it absolutely is), we like to feature seafood this time of year because it’s light and has so many health benefits. Continue reading

Blue Wolf Tavern has Live Music all Summer Long!

With our seasonal food and drink specials, our dining room is always packed in the summer. But after you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal, where do you go from there?

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We’d like to invite you to stick around on Thursdays for some great local music in our lounge area. Whether you’re into blues, acoustic pop, or some light jazz, we have something for just about everybody.

We’ve been hosting musicians for a little over a month and we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that our lounge creates the perfect ambience for a very enjoyable live music experience. While we may not be CBGB or the Blue Note, it’s great settling in one of our booths, sipping one of our signature cocktails, and taking in some of the sounds of Youngstown. Continue reading

Strawberry Fields Forever

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As the seasons change, we always look forward to the fruits and veggies that come with the changes. But we’d be lying if we said strawberry season wasn’t our favorite!

In the Mahoning Valley, we are blessed with an abundance of local farms that produce some of the sweetest and juiciest strawberries you’ll ever sink your teeth into. When it comes to size, sweetness, and that eye-catching red color, locally grown strawberries are lightyears beyond anything you’ll find in a grocery store. Continue reading

Enjoy Live Acoustic Music with Perfect Pair

10628457_537660293031620_5839241361398555513_nThe Blue Wolf Tavern continues to bring you great local entertainment with Perfect Pair. The acoustic duo of Ashley Miller (vocals) and Michael Kermec (guitar, piano) is performing this Thursday from 8:30 pm to 11 in our lounge. Continue reading

Don’t miss live blues/blues rock entertainment this Thursday when we welcome “Mountain Man” John Burton to our lounge area. Burton is playing from 8:30 pm to 11, and as always No Cover Charge!

Start your weekend early…we’ll see you there!

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easterSpring is finally thawing out the last of winter’s cold, which means Easter is right around the corner. We’ll be open on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we are taking reservations now. You’re not going to want to miss our incredible Easter menu. Continue reading