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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The entrance to Defiance Tattoos, located at 163 E. Main St.

Best tattoo and piercing parlor

Jillian Flack, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Defiance Tattoos Whether coming in for a sleeve, a first-time tattoo, a cartilage piercing or a new piece of jewelry, Defiance offers it all.   Owner Rob Bohn, who said he primarily does...

Emily King (left) and Alexa Snyder (right) having lunch at Mike’s Place, which is located at 1700 S. Water St.

Best place to eat with family

Addison Foreman, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Mike's Place With an X-Wing outside, a boat inside and a room dedicated to Elvis Presley, Mike’s Place gives customers plenty of things to look at – including a multiple-page menu.  “Anything...

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park is located at 12001 State Route 282 in Garrettsville.

Best family recreational place

Irene Bowser, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park Local hikers, runners and casual walkers can find natural landscape, trails and waterfalls about 40 minutes from campus.  Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park offers...

Phi Delta Theta fraternity throws a darty March 11 on East Main Street for the unofficial holiday Fake Paddy’s Day.

Best event/festival

Lex Ogilvie, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Fake Paddy's Day With partying starting as early as 7 a.m., students, friends and alumni filled the streets in celebration of Fake Paddy’s Day. The tradition took place March 11, the weekend...

Hard Day’s Night performs at the Kent Stage, locted at 1025 Risman drive, during the ninth annual Beatlefest Feb. 17.

Best place to hear local music and bands

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: The Kent Stage The Kent Stage has featured classic rock music since 2001, according to owner Tom Simpson.  The venue’s performers also play 1970s, 1980s and folk music. The foundation of...

Best food delivery app or service

Michael Neenan, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: DoorDash DJ Smith, a junior biology pre-med major, said she prefers DoorDash compared to other delivery apps because of the app’s low delivery fees.  “It’s usually pretty cheap,” Smith...

EuroGyro’s interior bar space March 14. EuroGyro is located at 107 S. Depeyster St.

Best restaurant for food delivery

Chloe Cornely, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: EuroGyro EuroGyro, known for its homemade pizza dough, has been a “to-go” food stop for students since 1979.   According to EuroGyro’s website, it was created by George Istocki in Massillon....

Best gluten-friendly dining

Savana Capp, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: GRAZERS GRAZERS’ create-your-own style restaurant specializes in satisfying customers with dietary restrictions also features gluten-free options. “Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free is not...

The inside of GRAZERS March 14. GRAZERS is located at 123 N. Water St.

Best vegan and vegetarian dining

Savana Capp, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: GRAZERS GRAZERS is a fast casual restaurant with a create-your-own concept, specializing in meeting people’s wide variety of dietary needs.  Owners Stacey Lasher and Carl Bauer said they...

Best of Kent

Best burger

Molly Hoffer, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Five Guys Emma Eschbach, one of the managers of Five Guys, said the restaurant gets its ingredients from the same supplier everytime – and even the potatoes are brought fresh from Idaho. “Everything...

Franklin Deli Owner Carl Picelle and other members of his staff work behind the counter to prepare meals for customers March 15. Franklin Square Deli is located at 108 S. Water St.

Best sandwich

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Franklin Square Deli Founded forty years ago in late March of 1983 by owner Carl Picelle, Franklin Square Deli has been serving a selection of different sandwiches, homemade soups and other foods...

Best off-campus housing

Luke Trupo, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: University Townhomes Located at 1898 E. Summit St, University Townhomes was ranked number one for best off-campus housing.  University Townhome offers three different sizes of townhomes: one...

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