Everyone’s family at Nicole’s Restaurant

by Charlee Harris Walking into Nicole's Restaurant kind of feels like walking into a family dinner at my grandmother’s home. I hear hearty laughter as the restaurant door is opened and closed, and as I ap...

Sandy Sips: Eighty-Three Brewery

by Sandy Maxwell I’m happy to report that Eighty-Three Brewery is now open at the East End in Akron, in the former Goodyear headquarters. I became aware of them only shortly before they opened their doors, ...

Jamaican Flavor is hiding in the Valley

words and photos by Charlee Harris If you blink, you may miss the hidden gem that is the Flavor Grille. It is nestled in Merriman Valley surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Although tiny in si...

PHOTOS: Farewell, Crest Bakery

words and photographs by Charlotte Gintert It’s just a little after 6:30 am at the Crest Bakery and the sun is starting to rise over North Hill. There’s a steady stream of folks coming and going from the la...

‘Normal people don’t do this’

Paying the costs to be your own boss words by Chris Horne; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti   Heather & Matt Ulichney have put everything on the line to make their upscale food truck, The Square Sculler...

The Wanderer | Springing on Sushi Katsu

  by Holly Brown   Spring is something I had never truly experienced before I moved to Akron. Having lived in northeastern Massachusetts and up, up, upstate New York (we’re talking twenty minutes...