Two Santas

words and illustration by Tyron Hoisten I figured out that ol’ Saint Nick wasn’t real the year Summit Mall accidentally scheduled two Santas. My 6-year-old self, dressed sharply in corduroys, was crushed. W... Read More...

Black Box | June 2018

The Journey for Joy - Tyron Hoisten’s One-Man Show “When Heaven Smiles” words and photos by Josy Jones 06/11/2018 Tyron Hoisten takes on the elusiveness of joy by introducing his audiences to seven diffe... Read More...

On My Plate | Pots & Pans Jamaican Cuisine

by Tyron Hoisten 05/14/2018 I have a new love in my life—one of downtown’s newest additions, Pots & Pans Jamaican Cuisine. Their doors have only been open for five short months, but even so, their Jamai... Read More...

On My Plate | Cheese & Chong’s

by Tyron Hoisten 03/29/2018   Mac and cheese is just one of those foods that brings people joy. One bite of that cheesy goodness can put your soul at ease and make you glad to be alive. When I found... Read More...

On My Plate | Nepali Kitchen

words and photos by Tyron Hoisten Food has the power to take you to a new place. That’s part of the excitement of trying foods from other regions. Recently my taste buds traveled all the way to Nepal, by way o... Read More...

On My Plate | February 2018

Da Bayou brings authentic Cajun and Creole to Akron words and photos by Tyron Hoisten 02/05/2018 Real foodies have the keen ability to walk into a restaurant for the very first time and instantly get a pr... Read More...

On My Plate

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 ... Read More...

Food Review | Nicole’s Restaurant

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 r... Read More...