Fall is soon to be upon us, and for anyone like me, this brings promise of pumpkin-flavored everything, delicious brown ales, and the mack daddy of all fall foods: Soup. I love soup. I likely love soup more than a person should love soup. That being said, I have sampled a variety of soups among Akron restaurants. I want to share with you all some of my findings, so that you too can find the comfort and warmth that accompanies a great soup in the month of September.
Though known for its delicious grilled cheese and fantastic beer selection (and some would claim its Panko Crusted Chicken Sandwich), The Lockview also whips up a delicious soup on a daily basis. They never shirk variety, seeming to always find a new soup, or a fantastic spin on an old favorite. My favorites vary, loving any Italian wedding soup that pops up, or Tuscan bean. The Broccoli Cheese is, of course, also a favorite of mine. New soup posted I plan to try soon: African Peanut Soup. Always remember tomato soup is always on hand for grilled-cheese dipping action!
The Stewpot Kitchen
The Stewpot Kitchen is a relatively new restaurant, and therefore a relatively new restaurant for me. I have only had the pleasure of trying a couple different soups, but certainly plan to taste more in the future. The small restaurant always has over four soups available per day, and the menu constantly changes. I was fortunate enough to walk in on the day they had Blue Moon Beer Cheese Soup. In a bread bowl, I’m pretty sure it would have taken three of me to eat it all… but it was absolutely delicious. Best part? It’s incredibly affordable-at $3.50 for a large bowl, and only $2.50 for a small. A few I’m planning to try soon: Creamy Tomato Zinfandel Soup, Apple Butternut Squash Soup, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
This Highland Square favorite serves up dozens of delicious sandwiches that certainly make a statement. They are also perfectly complimented by the various soups conceived and cooked up daily. I am sad to say that I have only tried the cheddar broccoli (which is fantastic, by the way). However, I feel the itch to go down to Mr. Zubsright now because they have available Loaded Baked Potato and Bourbon Chicken Bacon Ranch soups-both of which sound positively delightful and delicious. Others that I will make it a point to try this fall: Cajun Stuffed Pepper soup and Spicy Tomato and Blue Cheese.So there you have it, folks. It’s fall (well, almost). Get out there and eat some soup!