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KentWired

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....

Colin Dussaults Beatles Project performs at Venice Cafe at the 7th annual Beatlesfest held in downtown Kent Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. 

Downtown Kent welcomes musicians for seventh annual Beatlefest

Emily Williams Reporter February 22, 2020

Downtown Kent was bustling with Beatlemania Friday night as local musicians paid tribute to the rock band. Over 20 bands descended on downtown to flood local venues with the sound of the 60s. The Jillettes...

Spring weather brings out all kinds of spirits. Bryce Lunde and Gordon Zeniseck enjoy a pitcher of beer on the Zephyr Pub patio Wednesday afternoon April 5, 2017.

Best of Bars and Specialty Drinks

William Kovach August 7, 2017

Every Thursday through Saturday night, residents and students flock to Downtown Kent to kick back and blow off stress from the prior week. Each bar has something different to offer, whether it's a specialty...

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...

Kent State celebrates local authors with book festival

Keely Kennedy September 28, 2016

The Kent State bookstore will celebrate local authors, including Kent State faculty, staff, alumni and the Kent State University Press on Sept. 30.Authors will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. to meet patrons...

Customers sit at the bar of Water Street Tavern on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Bar

Angelo Angel April 18, 2016

First Place - Water Street TavernCombining the atmosphere of a sports bar with the appearance of a tried-and-true college bar, Water Street Tavern finds a way to harmonize these qualities and become one...

A Long Island Iced Tea from Ray’s Place on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Cocktail

Angelo Angel April 18, 2016

First Place - Ray’s Place Long Island Iced TeaTaking an iconic cocktail and making it their own, Ray’s Place’s Long Island Iced Tea is a favorite within the establishment, boasting a price tag of...

Freshman biology major, Carly Perkowski and senior applied engineering major, Paul Crisafi relax and enjoy their meal in the warm weather Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Place to Take a Tinder Date

Benjamin VanHoose April 18, 2016

First Place: ChipotlePicking a spot to meet an online match can be nerve-racking, but the solution can some- times be familiarity. No matter where your date is from, there’s a good chance they have...

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...

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...

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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