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Downtown Akron's Crave has an eclectic menu filled with surprises

If you ask chef/owner Aaron Hervey what kind of restaurant his downtown Akron Crave is, he’ll hesitate, then say, “New American” or perhaps, “Eclectic.” That’s because Crave cannot be pigeon-holed. It’s American, yes, but also Latin, Thai, Cajun, Italian, Hawaiian, etc. It’s fine dining, yet casual, and it’s busy at both...

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The Brick Oven boldly puts their own spin on traditional Italian and Eastern European cuisine

When Jennifer Gentile was studying culinary arts and hospitality management at the University of Akron, the door in her college dorm room was always open and it became the hangout place for students to gather. Now, more than a decade later, she is opening the door to her new restaurant, The Brick Oven in Southland South plaza, with that same...

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Love is in the air (and it smells like coffee)

How should you brew your joe? There is a profusion of confusion on the best coffee infusion; however, it all comes down to preference: In the 16th century, folks simply boiled it three times in a pitcher (or ibrik) in the desert sand. No desert handy? It can be made this way on a stovetop as well. It comes out thick, chewy, offensive to the...

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Refined: Celebrating food and drink

Festival celebrating spirits made only in Ohio, Refined is moving to an expanded venue and inviting more vendors to keep up with demand for local spirits. “Last March we welcomed hundreds of people, which is pretty cool for a first-time festival,” says Clem Marshall, who is director of the Original Festival Collective, the organization...

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Mr. G’s Pizzeria and Wings offers same-day catering on many delicious entrées

The holiday season is the time when friends and family come together. Sometimes these gatherings are planned in advance—sometimes they’re not. If you suddenly discover that a crowd is coming to your house for dinner this weekend, tomorrow or even tonight, don’t panic. There’s an easy solution. Call Mr. G. Mr. G’s Pizzeria and...

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