Restaurant Review: Thatsa Wrapp
For those of you fortunate enough to live in our area, this will be our first attempt at a restaurant review. I have been doing some work up in Canton lately and one of the greatest benefits is having a wide array of restaurants available to have lunch. Having spent 18 years in big cities, one of the things I really miss is the abundance of small boutique reasonably-priced restaurants that are much less common in rural Ohio. So when I first began working in Canton, I set out to find one of those restaurants, and struck gold.
Thatsa Wrapp is located at 600 6th St. NW near McKinley Ave. in downtown Canton. The décor is contemporary eclectic, and changes slightly to match the season. They have bar seating and eight tables, with two more on the sidewalk weather-permitting, a nice touch for a small city like Canton. The staff is very friendly and outgoing, and they tend to remember what the regulars like. They are also well trained and know the menu well, so they are very handy when it comes to recommendations. They seem to have very little turnover, as I have mostly seen the same crew since I started going there, save for a few additions as their business has increased.
One of the first things that attracted me to Thatsa Wrapp was their more healthy variety of food. I was looking for a good lunch without an overabundance of calories. Of course, as their name implies, they specialize in wraps. I have not had a bad one yet, but my personal favorite is “The Bruiser”, a blackened steak wrap with crumbled bleu cheese, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing. Many of the wraps are made with chicken and vegetarian varieties are available. The sides that come with wraps include fresh vegetables if you want to save calories, a mildly spicy house potato salad, excellent homemade potato chips with a ranch dip if you are not counting calories, and the crème de la crème of all of their sides, smoked gouda macaroni and cheese. This was what made me decide that they were worthy of my first restaurant review, their expert use of cheese in most of their dishes. So I thought they would be a welcome addition to The Cheddarpress. They also have salads available for those who prefer a lighter lunch, but they are a pretty good size. I prefer the Asian Chicken Salad. My favorite dessert is the pumpkin cheesecake, which has a taste and presentation similar to that of a high-dollar fine dining restaurant.
Thatsa Wrapp is overall and excellent dining experience. They are also open for breakfast and offer an enticing breakfast menu, but unfortunately I don’t get to Canton early enough to try it. They have a large beer selection which is very reasonably priced. I have eaten lunch there on a regular basis, and have usually spent under $10 before tip. Of course adding beer or dessert will increase the average. After eating there regularly for a short period of time and having brought some colleagues in with me on occasion, the owner had the good graces to comp one of my lunches. This tells me that they also take good care of their customers. I would highly recommend Thatsa Wrapp, so the next time you are in downtown Canton, stop in for lunch! You can find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thatsawrapp