Join local food writer Teri Horsley as she explores the history of Butler County's most beloved eateries and the stories behind them.
Butler County has concocted fine food and finer memories for generations. Isgro's dished out succulent Italian to locals and celebrities alike, including Frank Sinatra and numerous Cincinnati Reds players. Starting off as a Prohibition speakeasy, Nitchtings later evolved into a high-end supper club where many prominent politicians debated the issues of the day.
Hickory Hut made its name serving delicious American casual food to fiercely loyal regulars, some of whom ate there three times a day. For decades, fans of Milillo's and Chester's have argued which is the best pizza in town, a debate that continues today.
As a former restaurant critic and food reporter for the Cox Ohio Newspaper Group, Teri Horsley spent much time with Butler County-area chefs learning the secrets behind their great meals and helping them take their message to the public.
She also wrote hundreds of articles for local, regional and national magazines. Her first book, The Milders Inn of Fairfield, Ohio: Gangsters, Baseball, and Fried Chicken, was published by The History Press in 2016.