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Kent State students wait for their orders to be filled at Rosie’s Diner and Market March 15, 2023. Rosie’s Diner is located on the first floor of Tri-Towers.

Students share their favorite grub spots on and off campus

Kylee Coles, Reporter November 2, 2023

From sushi restaurants to bagel cafés, undergrad students spilled their favorite places to grab a meal.  Amidst the diverse answers, one recurring place, and meal, stood out: pizza from Rosie’s...

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...

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...

Kent firefighter Gary Lane (left) and his friends Nate Miller (middle) and Troy Acker (right) enjoy breakfast at Over Easy March 15. Over Easy received several Best of Kent nominations and is located at 152 Franklin Avenue.

Best breakfast

Kayla Gleason, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Over Easy at the Depot Over Easy at the Depot, located in the old train depot off Franklin Avenue, features eggs, pancakes and dozens of other options on its menu from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every...

A wall is dedicated to Elvis Presley at Mike’s Place, located at 1700 S. Water St.

Best place to cure a hangover

Harleyann McQuaid, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Mike's Place Mike’s Place offers more than 30 all-day breakfast items and a multiple-page menu of lunch and dinner options, with item names such as “Bob’s Bigfoot Breakfast Bonanza,”...

Ray’s Place was voted first in Best of Kent’s Best Restaurant category. Ray’s Place is located at 135 Franklin Ave.

Best restaurant

Aaron Cousin, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Ray's Place Ray’s Place cooks up the top spot for another year in a row. Whether it’s students eating with parents, residents stopping by for a warm meal or friends watching the big game, Ray’s...

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...

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