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KentWired

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...

Evan Paul, dressed in a full green suit, gets in a selfie with two girls outside of the Venice Cafe in downtown Kent on Patricks Day on March 17, 2015.

Downtown bars celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Anne-Marie Colant March 15, 2016

Bars throughout Kent will begin St. Patrick's Day early with some opening as early as 5:30 a.m. Here is our guide to St. Patty’s Day in Kent.Brewhouse Pub on North Water street will open it’s doors...

Kent to host Reggae festival Friday

Bailey Purpura Downtown Reporter November 9, 2015

Downtown Kent is set to host Kent’s reggae, Island and Jam Band Music Festival this Friday at various locations in the area.Hosted by Main Street Kent and Crooked River Arts Council, 15 participating...

Bartender and senior finance major Madeleine Harster makes a shot at Brewhouse on Saturday April 4, 2015. Brewhouse won best place to go if you are under 21.

Best place to have fun under 21: Brewhouse

Payton Moore April 7, 2015

BrewhouseBrewhouse brings in the most fun under 21 with its $5 cover charge for those underage.With a DJ, pool tables and room to dance, the bar gives a taste of college nightlife to those who can’t...

Rays bartender Angelo Cataldo, then junior exercise science major, pours a draft in Downtown Kent, Tuesday April 8, 2014.

Best Drink Selection: Ray’s Place

Mark Oprea April 7, 2015

Ray’s PlaceIt’s no secret to Kent bar-hoppers that Ray’s Place is a hub for a beer lover’s palate with 64 beers on tap that cycle daily, along with standard domestics and imported ales.Yet what...

Don and Lola Treadwell talk before ordering dinner at Bricco on Monday, April 6, 2015. The Treadwell’s have been happily married for 25 years and the have had many dates at Bricco.

Best Restaurant: Bricco

Madeleine Winer April 7, 2015

BriccoWith its upscale Italian dishes and an extensive list of cocktails and craft beers, Bricco edged out last year’s winner, Ray’s Place, as the top restaurant in Kent this year.From its chorizo...

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