‘Cause you don’t feel like cookin’ let these 5 area restaurants do it for you!

The holidays officially begin this week, and we’re all waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive with all the fixings—turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more.

However, if the thought of serving up a Thanksgiving feast overwhelms you, you’re not alone. Preparing and cooking a Thanksgiving dinner takes hours, and it’ll cost you an average of $49.87 according to USA Today.

If you don’t feel like cooking this year or simply don’t want to deal with the cleanup involved, you’re in luck. This is a list of fabulous local restaurants around the Valley serving up scrumptious Thanksgiving dinners.

1. Spread Eagle Tavern

If you’re looking for a cozy and inviting atmosphere to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, consider reserving at Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn. Spread Eagle is in Hanoverton, Ohio and this is one of the busiest times of year for the local eatery.

This restaurant is serving up the Thanksgiving classics on a special menu. Reservations are filling up fast, so give them a call at (330) 223-1583 to snag a spot.

2. The Vineyards at Pine Lake

The Vineyards at Pine Lake is a new winery here in the Valley. It’s nestled next to Pine Lake with relaxing views to admire as you wine and dine.

The event is hosted as a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the vineyard’s banquet center. Those who are interested must purchase tickets in advance. The Thanksgiving Day buffet runs from 1pm-4pm.

If you have questions, give The Vineyards at Pine Lake a call at (330) 549-0195.

3. DiLucia’s Catering Service & Banquet Facility

For those who prefer to eat in Trumbull County, consider having Thanksgiving dinner at DiLucia’s. Located on Elm Road NE in Warren, DiLucia’s is serving up a delicious holiday feast. This is a popular spot in the area for Thanksgiving dinner with mouthwatering food, and their Facebook hints that there are very few reservations available.

To contact DiLucia’s about Thanksgiving dinner, give them a call at (330) 372-3813.

4. The Chophouse

Also located in Warren, The Chophouse is open on Thanksgiving Day for those looking for a traditional dinner as well as additional options. If a turkey dinner doesn’t tempt your taste buds, you can try their honey glazed ham, Atlantic salmon, or almond crusted chicken with cranberry glaze. A 12oz New York strip steak is also available.

Chophouse is taking reservations by calling (330) 856-2121.

5. The Feed & Sing

If you’re tight on cash this year, Feed & Sing has a generous offer for those living here in the Valley. Located in Salem, The Feed & Sing is a new restaurant that replaced the famous Mason’s Steakhouse. However, Feed & Sing is making its own name in the community, and they are offering free Thanksgiving Day dinner on a first come, first serve basis.

If you plan to head to The Feed & Sing for Thanksgiving, free dinner is available from 2pm-6pm. The restaurant’s Facebook indicates this offering is to give thanks for all the gifts they received this year.

Enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, pumpkin pie, live music, and more. Contact The Feed & Sing at (330) 817-0028.

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

Whether you spend Thanksgiving at home or out on the town, we hope you enjoy the season and time with friends and family!

No Tricks: How to Treat Potential Buyers with Spectacular Home Staging

It’s a seller’s market here in the Valley. As buyers browse the local homes for sale, it’s in the seller’s best interest to clean, organize, and even stage their homes to prepare to sell. In fact, 77% of buyers say staging a home makes it easier for them to visualize the space as their own.

As Halloween approaches, you don’t want to scare away potential buyers with a frightening display inside your home. These are my top tips on how to stage your home to encourage more offers. Read more

Top Mistakes When Selling in the Fall

In the years that I’ve been an agent, one thing I’ve learned is that colder seasons don’t end the real estate game…they just change it.

However, it’s still easy to make mistakes when selling in the fall.

mistakes when selling in the fall

It’s common knowledge that spring is the height of home sales. However, with the right approach and strategy, fall can be an equally (if not better) time to sell your home. Consider what you have going for you:

  • Buyers are ready to close and move in before the winter cold
  • The holidays make for excellent décor and curb appeal opportunities
  • Autumn foliage is the perfect frame for a home
  • The crisp fall air makes a warm house feel even more cozy
  • There are fewer showings, which means less competition

However, all of those benefits won’t aid you if you make some crucial missteps. Avoid these mistakes when selling in the fall: Read more

Valley Flavors Thrive at Farmers Markets

The Mahoning Valley has Some Serious Flavor…

And I’m not talking about phat beats and fly lyrics
(although that would be dope too).

Fat Beets

Between Mahoning and Columbiana counties, we have nearly 203,000 acres of active farmland (Ohio Department of Agriculture). Read more

Summer Events in the Mahoning Valley

The Mahoning Valley has Plenty of Summer Events to Keep You Busy

But we all know about the Shaker Woods Festival. And the Canfield Fair. And the Columbiana County Fair. Is there anything different we have to look forward to?

Open your planner and grab a pen, because we found some really cool summer events going on. Read more

Seller’s Market: Why You Should Sell Right Now

It's a Seller's Market out There. Now is the Time to List.

It’s a seller’s market! High demand from buyers and a tight inventory have made listed homes a hot commodity. This is especially true for the single-family homes that are ideal for first-time buyers.

However, many homeowners are hesitant to list. And who could blame them? According to some experts, the housing market is still recovering from the hit it took in 2007. The memory of the recession is still fresh and has many sellers sitting on the fence.

But here’s the thing. Sellers have commanded the market for the last two years – and with recent shifts in the market, 2017 is the hottest seller’s market we’ve had in years. So, if you’ve been putting off selling your home, there’s no better time than right now to sell. Read more

Keep Moving Day Stress-free With This Checklist

moving day

So you closed on your home, you’ve got the keys, and the moving truck is scheduled. Moving day is a big one that comes loaded with stress and long hours. And while you focus on correctly labeling all the boxes, it can be easy to let a few key things wait until the last minute.

Be sure to have these things checked off your list before moving day arrives. Read more

Recreation Destinations: Spring Edition

Recreation Destinations: Spring Edition

New Year’s Resolution, Round Two: Get Fit Outside

Sticking to a New Year’s Resolution can be tough for the first few months of the year. Exercise and dieting are no fun in the winter, so most resolutions tend to taper off by February.

However, the warmer temperatures of spring allow for a second chance…and no excuses. But if being stuck in a gym four times a week isn’t your speed, our communities offer plenty of outdoor recreation to help keep you active. Read more

Welcome to Canfield, Ohio!

Located in Mahoning County, Canfield was founded in 1798 and is home to more than 16,000 residents. About 350 homes are sold each year for an average sale price of $205,000, but prices can range anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million.

Watch the video below to learn more about Canfield, Ohio!

Canfield, Ohio

How Real Estate has Changed in 30 Years

Have you ever watched movies from the 1980s and thought, ‘Man…that was a different world’?

Then you realize “A Different World” was a sitcom from the 90s. And then you laugh. Harder than you’d like to admit.

When I think ’30 years ago,’ I still think 1970, but in just a few years, 1990 will be 30 years ago. A lot has changed in that time. Who would have thought that Birkenstocks or the turtleneck, cardigan sweater combo would ever go out of style?

I did. I thought that.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same, especially in real estate. We have the internet to thank for lots of big changes. I think of how much I relied on the internet when I bought my first house, and buyers in the 80s had none of that. However, while it’s easy to say that everything in real estate is different…is it really? Read more