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From the Heart of the Valley to the Heart of the City

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Ron Shea’s Plans for Akron’s First Brewery District   01/04/2018 words and photos by Brittany Nader After two years of producing complex, innovative and downright tasty beer in the heart of Merriman Valley, R. Shea Brewing has big plans for the future. Owner a... More »

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Bar Crawler’s 2017

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The year in review 01/04/2018   by Leslie Shirley Nielsen I’ve discovered that the news events that cause me to raise a glass for a toast or slam a shot to calm my nerves are pretty much the same year to year. Sports, politics, celebrity losses and just flat-o... More »

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On My Plate

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BANG BANG: Breakfast at Akron Family Restaurant & Fred’s Diner words and photos by Tyron Hoisten 01/03/2018 My love of breakfast is what made me a morning person. No lie, at 5:45am, before the rooster even crows (they’re more reliable than alarm clocks), my ey... More »

The Wanderer | December 2017

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On Christmas…   by Dave Daly 12/8/17 It’s early December and we are knee deep in the Christmas swamp. While some regale the decorations, music and joy, others, like me, don’t. I’m too busy getting roiled over the onslaught of traffic, consumerism and frantic b... More »

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Food Review | Nicole’s Restaurant

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words and photos by Tyron Hoisten   I’ve heard such high praise for Nicole’s Restaurant and their flavorful, low-priced comfort food. The establishment came up in conversation one evening after choir rehearsal, which prompted Sister Jackson, the choir director... More »

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Front of the House, Back of the House | Honeymoon Grille

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by Krissy O’Connor Front of the House Name:  Anna Shaffer Occupation: Server Neighborhood: Coventry How long have you been at Honeymoon Grille? Three years What are your top 3 obsessions right now? The Outlander Series. My sister and I are obsessed and watch i... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | November 2017

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Luigi’s Restaurant  by Floco Torres 10/30/17 I absolutely loathe when things are hyped up. Everything now is either a “classic” or “the greatest of all time” with no realistic gauge of comparison to its predecessors. Even the rating system has a rating system ... More »

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The Wanderer | November 2017

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Dinner, Drink and a Movie   words and photos by Dave Daly 10/30/17 You know how in some sequels the original star of the first movie is not present in the second? Think ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Teen Wolf Too’. This is kind of like that. Holly Brown, original Wanderer,... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | October 2017

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The Score Draft Room  words and photos by Kathryn S. Stephan If you find yourself near the university and craving some pizza, you may not immediately think of The Score Draft Room as a solution to your pizza problem, but we are happy to include its offerings i... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | Kip’s Pizza and Chicken

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by Gray Giaconia This month, I stopped by Kip’s Pizza and Chicken, a small family-owned business at 1309 Brown St, to pick up a pizza and see if it held up to the Akron Pizza Task Force standards. Kip’s operates out of a small building with a faded Ohio State ... More »