It was a quiet night when we made the five-mile drive from Delaware to Ostrander for a little Leb’s Pizza House recently.
The pizza shop is pretty much what you’d expect form any small-town eatery – especially when its the only one in town. It isn’t the prettiest place in the world, but the atmosphere is friendly and you can tell the “boys” at the bar have been having the same discussion for the past decade.
According to its Web site, Leb’s Pizza House is owned and operated by Erik Leber and his wife Stephanie. This restaurant was opened in October 2008, and is Erik’s first expansion off of his fathers business (The Pizza House in Clyde, Ohio) and features the same homemade pizza sauce recipe that his family has used over the past 38 years. Erik and Stephanie maintain the business as a family-friendly environment, as they bring their two daughters into the restaurant frequently to eat and visit.
The food was excellent as we enjoyed a pizza, small garlic pizza ($6) and pizza sandwich ($6 for cheese).
The garlic pizza was decent with its cheese and blend of garlic butter sauce. I’d have liked a little more garlic taste but it was still very good.
I grew up near Frankie’s Pizzaria in Howard, Ohio, and it was were I first had stromboli — which I’ve since learned was not a “real” stromboli but rather a ball of dough filled with some sauce, lots of cheese, and toppings. I have since been looking for a “similar” idea in the pizza world — I mean too much cheese is never (and I do mean never) a problem for me. The Pizza Sandwich was possibly the closest I’ve had to this heart-attack-in-dough. Now Leb’s was limited in its amount of cheese so it was good but didn’t leave you summoning the local EMS after completing it.
Leb’s Pizza House is located at 17 South Main Street in Ostrander, Ohio.
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Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, the public is invited to take the FREE “Green Energy Ohio Tour” and network with people using renewable energy, energy efficiency and green design. Over 260 open house sites in 137 communities across the state have registered in what will be the largest tour yet. 51 counties are represented in this year’s tour as are an incredibly diverse array of renewable energies.
Ohio’s growing green energy industry is celebrated each October in a statewide event that enlightens consumers about the developing marketplace. For the last eight years, the educational non-profit Green Energy Ohio has (GEO) provided key market information to the public on the first weekend in October tour to showcase the industry across the state.
This year GEO changed the “Ohio Solar Tour” name to the “Green Energy Ohio Tour” to more accurately describe the tour that features not only solar, but tour sites with wind, energy efficiency, biomass and other green energy technologies. This FREE statewide event provides the unique opportunity for people to visit hundreds of open house sites and talk with owners living and working with clean energy technologies, including solar electric (202), solar thermal (47), wind (35), geothermal (40), passive solar (37), LEED (17), Energy Star (12), Biomass (15), and energy efficient features (74).
Learn how friends and neighbors are combating rising energy costs, slashing utility bills, utilizing incentives and tax credits. Learn about opportunities for all Ohioans to invest in a brighter, cleaner future by joining Green Energy Ohio during the 9th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour.
GEO Executive Director Bill Spratley said: “We are fired-up and are mobilizing hundreds of volunteers to hold a statewide tour effort in 2011, building on our 2010 Tour that was the largest in the nation. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest Green Energy Events in the state.”
2011 Ohio Highlights by Region:
Central: 2 Guided Tours; 30 Open House Sites; Including the 100 kW Byers Mazda Subaru Wind Turbine; Rainfresh Harvests, a bio-integrated greenhouse with Solar PV, Solar thermal and Wind; The Hawley Residence has a 6kW residential system in Upper Arlington.
Southwest: A Guided Driving Tour; 82 Open House Sites; DP&L’s utility scale solar array; The McKelvey/Isaacs Residence, with Solar Thermal and 2.3 kW Residential Solar PV systems as well as Melink Corp, a Net Zero commercial facility in that it produces all the energy it needs.
Southeast: A Guided Driving Tour;22 Open House Sites; The Athens Community Center’s 255 kW carport array; The Wilson Residence with an impressive 4 kW residential system.
Northwest: 2 Guided Tours; 20 Open House Sites; The Toledo Museum of Art, a 200 kW Solar PV array; The Haney Residence with a 58,000 BTU Solar Thermal system and a 4 kW Residential Solar PV system; Ohio’s first ever utility scale Wind Farms.
Northeast: 15 Guided Tours; 107 Open House Sites; The 2.5 MW Lincoln Electric Wind Turbine; A tour of the multi-million dollar energy efficiency upgrade at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Be sure to sign in and register for a free Solar Site Assessment!
How to Participate:
Visit the Green Energy Ohio website and click the 2011 Tour Welcome link. The page you are directed to will provide details as to how you can create your own ‘self-guided tour’ or select from one of the guided tours. Once directed to the Search Page, you will be able to build your own ‘self-guided tour’ by selecting from a list of criteria including location, date and time, type of building as well as the type of technology. Using Google Maps, you can print a map, directions and even a brief description of each site.
Cline’s Plant Farm will host a concrete-leaves class at its Ostrander, Ohio, location on Saturday.
You’ll be learning how to make decorative concrete leaves using the foilage of hostas, castor beans, and other plants from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, August 27. Cost is $25 and advance registration is required and can be done by calling (937) 243-0596 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Cline’s Plan Farm (find them on Facebook) is located at 9820 Long Road about four miles southwest of Ostrander, Ohio.