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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A customer sits at the bar of Euro Gyro, a bar and restaurant in downtown Kent.

Best drunk food

Morgan McGrath, Reporter April 11, 2022

FIRST: Euro Gyro After a long night of drinking, there’s nothing like eating some incredible local food. EuroGyro, located at 107 S. Depeyster St., welcomes hungry customers until 3:30 a.m. on Thursdays...

The bar inside Over Easy.

Best breakfast

Alton Northup, Reporter April 11, 2022

FIRST: Over Easy At The Depot Located in the historic train depot on Franklin Avenue is Over Easy At The Depot. This woman-owned and operated business is a favorite for Kent students, especially those...

Savannah Ramsey fills the cup with beer at Zephyr Pub on West Main Street in downtown Kent.

Best bar

Wyatt Loy, Reporter April 11, 2022

FIRST: Zephyr Pub If someone in Kent wanted to watch a drag show, play ping pong and sing karaoke all in one place, there’s only one answer: Zephyr Pub. This staple of the downtown nightlife takes the...

A pepperoni pizza from Lucci’s Place located at 405 E. Main St., Kent Ohio.

Best pizza

Mariah Alanskas, Reporter April 11, 2022

FIRST: Lucci’s Place Walking into Lucci’s Place, you’re hit by the sight of flipping pizza dough flying around in the air and the smell of fresh baked dough filling the Main Street located shop. Annie...

BOK Scribbles

Best coffee shop

Alexandra Golden April 10, 2022

FIRST: SCRIBBLES The family-owned coffee shop in Kent won first place this year for best coffee shop. The buisness relocated to Kent from Cincinnati in 2007. Beth Budzar bought Scribbles Coffee Co.,...

A waitress clears a table on a busy day at Rays.

Best restaurant

April 10, 2022

FIRST: Ray's Place Whether it’s for the MOFO burger or a Long Island, Ray’s has their customers covered. Voted best restaurant for Best of Kent for the past three years, it’s clear that Ray’s...

Best tattoo and piercing parlor

Alton Northup, Reporter April 5, 2022

FIRST: ​​War Horse Ink War Horse Ink, a veteran owned and operated shop on East Day Street, with additional locations in Ravenna and Streetsboro, was established by Clint Marsh in 2016. With 25...

Best place to study

Hannah Keil, Reporter April 5, 2022

FIRST: University Library: For the ninth year in a row, University Library remains the favorite spot in Kent for students to study. With the long list of things included inside, such as the Starbucks...

Best place to take your family to recreate

Hannah Keil, Reporter April 5, 2022

FIRST: Beckwiths’ Apple Orchard: Family-owned and operated Beckwiths’ Orchards opened in 1878, and its popularity has only increased over the years. Although they are only open from July until...

University Edge is an off-campus housing complex located at 1150 Rhodes Road in Kent, Ohio.

Best off-campus housing

Morgan McGrath, Reporter April 5, 2022

FIRST: University Edge When searching for ideal off-campus living, why not try the No. 1 option voted on this list? University Edge, named appropriately for its accessible location, can be found on Rhodes...

Best event/festival

Briana Phillips, Reporter April 5, 2022

FIRST: Fake Paddy’s Day The streets are flooded by students wearing green on the day Kent students know and love, Fake Paddy’s Day. Students wake up early to start off the day by drinking, attending...

Bowling balls sit on the shelf at Kent Lanes while bowlers sit and eat appetizers waiting for their turn to bowl.

Best place for under-21 crowd

Hannah Keil and Zaria Johnson April 5, 2022

FIRST: Kent Lanes Kent Lanes is a family-owned and operated bowling alley on the east side of Kent. In addition to bowling,  Kent Lanes offers beach volleyball courts, a dining room, bar and event hosting.  Nighttime...

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