The Cashmere Cricket in Cuyahoga Falls offers a nice array of martinis, and their menu features a good selection of sharable plates along with taco variants (from $4-$14). Malcolm X Abram tried the Korean-style meatballs with shiitake mushrooms, scallions and sesame (five meatballs for $7), and they were “well-seasoned and tasty. My spicy chorizo taco with crema and pork rinds was a crunchy bit of flavorful goodness” ($10 for three tacos).

The place: The Cashmere Cricket

Where: 2235 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls

Why you should go: Laid-back vibe, interesting martinis and sharable plates

More info: cashmerecricket.com