142 South St., Chardon, 440-286-7210, www.littlehouses.net/grossman.htm
What Geauga County lacks in culinary allure, it more than makes up for in maple syrup. Though the Ohio maple-tapping season is short -- three to six weeks, weather depending -- the experts at Grossman Brothers Maple Products take the region's climatic lemons and make something even sweeter than lemonade. Brothers' unique syrup is a succulent sap boiled in a handcrafted, traditional timber building called the Maple Sugar House. Buy some in the store, order it online, dump it on whatever treat you can find -- either way, you'll discover that the Grossmans' maple is the nectar of the syrup gods.