Author: Jo Ostby

Chefs’ Secrets: May’s Restaurant

Photo | Jo Ostby Try this May’s Restaurant appetizer, Oyster Blues, at the restaurant—or make it yourself!

My family loves today’s featured recipe. They love it so much that we’ve taken it as a carry-out and it has appeared as an appetizer here at the house on Mother’s Day and other family get-togethers. This delicacy elicits moans…

Dobbins House Tavern Worth the Trip

The Dobbins House Springhouse Tavern, a Registered Historic Landmark, is our favorite place to eat in nearby Gettysburg, Pa., a 25-minute drive from Urbana. We have never been disappointed with our meals, the staff or the ambiance. Completely lit by…

Local Festivities Involve Giving

The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank is in full holiday mode — and so is the local community. With food donations of turkeys and the fixings pouring in from churches, community groups and individuals, more than 144 families will be…

Devouring Local Flavors

This foodie column marks a first for me. You may know me from my other local food endeavor — launching the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank with my husband, Larry, and a team of local volunteers — but now I’m…