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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...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

Five Guys was named second best place to get a burger for Best of Kent. Five Guys has a variety of options to choose from and is known for their quality. 

Best of Kent: best burger

First place: Ray’s Place Located on Franklin Avenue, Ray’s Place is the favorite burger spot among Kent State students for the fourth year in a row. Ray’s Place has been a staple of downtown Kent...

Light reflects off of the Rays Place sign on Franklin Avenue, Kent, Ohio. Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Nice to meat you: how to craft the perfect burger

Apple pie, hot dogs and fried chicken are some of the most recognizable meals when one thinks of American comfort food. However, the list wouldn’t be complete without a key piece of Americana: the hamburger....

A cheeseburger at Bar 145 on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Burger

Jacob Ruffo, Anna Huntsman April 18, 2016

First Place - Bar 145 Bar 145 moved to the first-place ranking this year, up from third place in 2015. Rob Kite, the general manager at Bar 145, accredited the ranking to the freshness of the burgers."Everything...

A burger crafted by Bar 145 chef Molly Wednt. Bar 145, the burger and bourbon bar on E. Erie Street, won best burger in Kent.

Best Burger: Bar 145

Jamie Brian April 7, 2015

Bar 145Skimming through a Bar 145 menu offers a moment of confusion at first, with options, such as the Apple Pie Burger, challenging every expectation you’ve had of the classic American burger.Once...

A waitress at Mikes Place cleans off a table during breakfast on Monday, April 6, 2015. Mikes Place, known for its unique seating, like eating inside a bus, and unique wall memorabilia, was awarded of the best place to cure a hangover in Kent.

Best Place to Cure a Hangover: Mike’s Place

Lily Martis April 7, 2015

Mike’s PlaceYour head is pounding, and your stomach is grumbling. Naturally, you head to Mike’s Place. Stepping inside Mike’s sanctuary, there is everything from a sandy pirate ship stationed near...

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