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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

A crowd on the first floor of Ray’s Place in Kent on April 8, 2017. FILE.

Best of Kent: best restaurant to take your family

First place: Ray's PlaceKnown to students, family members and local residents, Ray’s Place is a local favorite that appeals to all ages. Having been open since 1937, Ray’s has a rich history and sense...

Apple cinnamon pancakes, offered at Mikes Place, located at 1700 S. Water Street. Mikes Place won four awards.

Best Place to Cure a Hangover

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 7, 2020

Mike’s PlaceA classic go-to option for any meal, Mike’s Place has a long menu for its customers to choose from. For those who drank a little too much the night before or customers who just want a wide...

Avocado toast, served with scrambled eggs and fruit, at Over Easy. Over Easy is located at 135 E. Erie Street right outside of Acorn Alley, and was voted best breakfast.

Best of Kent: Breakfast

First place: Over Easy Morning CafeIn the heart of downtown Kent, on 135 E. Erie St., you will find this year’s winner of best breakfast spot: Over Easy Morning Cafe. “It’s unique here with all the...

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....

Dave Ruller at Breakfast with the City Manager on April 25th.

City manager shares a shortstack and Kent City updates with citizens

Taylor Patterson April 28, 2018

Once a month, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a shortstack with Kent’s city manager at Mike’s Place.Every fourth Wednesday of the month, residents gather at the local restaurant to ask questions...

Best of Kent Food

Best of Kent 2017: FOOD

KentWired Staff April 15, 2017

More Best of Kent categories: DRINK | ENTERTAINMENT + STUDENT LIFE | SPORTS FIRST - Ray's PlaceRay’s Place, a local restaurant and bar, has been a Kent staple since 1937. Known for its sweet potato...

9/22/16 Mikes Place

Dining like Mike: Mike’s Place owner builds eclectic establishment in Kent

Samantha Ickes September 21, 2016

Twenty-nine years ago, Mike Kostensky walked through the doors of what is known today as Mike’s Place.When he opened the doors for the first time, the old building smelled of must due to being left empty...

Wild Goats Cafe on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Breakfast

Sierra Allen April 19, 2016

First Place - Wild Goats CafeFresh ingredients, homemade food and a friendly staff is what you’ll get while visiting Wild Goats Cafe.Flipping through the 24 pages of the cafe’s menu, you’re more...

Diners eat lunch in a retrofitted bus inside Mikes Place on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Place to Cure a Hangover

Anne-Marie Colant April 18, 2016

1st: Mike’s PlaceA long night out calls for a greasy breakfast to bring you back to life the next morning. From the cheesy memorabilia on the wall to the extensive menu of options, Mike’s Place has...

Barbara and Curt Van Blarcum enjoy dinner at Ray’s Place in downtown Kent on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Place to Take Your Parents

Benjamin VanHoose April 18, 2016

First Place: Ray’s PlaceFinding the right venue to take your parents to eat when they visit can be complicated. Luckily, Ray’s Place simplifies the search. With a design and feel so similarly attached...

Barbara and Curt Van Blarcum enjoy dinner at Ray’s Place in downtown Kent on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Restaurant

Alex Delaney-Gesing April 18, 2016

1st: Ray’s PlaceOpen since 1937, Ray’s Place is a favorite among Kent State students and the Kent community. The signature “Ray’s Famous French Fries” are just one of the plethora of delectable...

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