Main Street Kent, the nonprofit that promotes the city’s downtown, will host its first Santa’s Tavern Trek from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10 in downtown Kent.
The trek involves stops at 10 bars and restaurants, discounts on Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer and a chance to win prizes.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Family & Community Services: https://fcsohio.org.
Tickets are $10 per person. For tickets and details go to http://www.mainstreetkent.org/santas-tavern-trek/4580641525.
Participants will check in at the Venice Cafe. Here are the other participating businesses: Water Street Tavern, Ray’s Place, The Loft, Zephyr Pub, Panini’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dominick’s, 157 Lounge, and Nineteen 10.
Once participants have checked in at six of the ten businesses (no purchase required), they can stop at Nineteen 10 in Kent to enter to win prizes. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to Great Lakes Brewing, $100 in casino chips to Jack Casino, and an overnight stay at a downtown Cleveland hotel. There also will be an Ugly Sweater Contest at the Venice Cafe.
For more information, call 330-677-8000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Labate, a founder of the former Amber Pub, a longtime Akron favorite in the Wallhaven area, died Saturday.
Mr. Labate was 87.
Labate and his wife, Jean, founded the restaurant, tucked away on a side street, in 1968.
They ran the place, at 1485 Marion Ave, off West Market Street, until 1996, when they sold it to the owner of a nearby bed and breakfast, the O’Neil House.To read more or comment...
The Chick-fil-A chain — known for its breaded chicken sandwiches have attracted a loyal following — has opened a cart in the food court in Summit Mall.
The cart is next to TJ Sushi, and it offers catering in addition to eat-in and take-out food.
The chain, headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, is known for its “Eat Mor Chikin” cows marketing logo/slogan.
Chick-fil-A, which pressure cooks its chicken, also offers grilled chicken.
Several years ago, Chick-Fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy got the chain embroiled in controversy with his comments about his opposition to same-sex marriage. Boycotts were countered with public shows of support for the chain.
Later, Cathy pulled back from the debate. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, wrote in a 2014 article: “He decided to step back from the gay marriage debate after prayer and conversations with co-workers and friends...”
Here are details on upcoming tastings and classes involving boozy as well as non-alcoholic refreshments.
We’ve got the scoop on tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) smoothie class at the Northwest Akron Library branch, and on a tasting featuring 100 wines this Sunday at Trattoria Vaccaro and more...
*** First up, from 6 to 9 p.m. THIS EVENING -- Monday, Nov. 14 -- at Regency wine store and bar in Fairlawn, you can taste five high-end wines from the small Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards, considered among the finest wineries in Napa Valley, Calif.
Each of the cabernet sauvignon vintages — 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 runs $84.99 a bottle.
Cost of the tasting is $25 plus tax and tip.To read more or comment...
The folks at Chop & Swizzle craft cocktail bar in Akron are hosting a post-election event called United We Stand tonight. It’ll run until 1 a.m. tomorrow —Saturday.
Bar owners posted on Facebook that the idea is “to provide a positive vibe” at the bar, and to “have a great, peaceful, non-political” time.
Paying patrons can get a free chocolate peanut butter vodka shot or a smoked pecan bourbon shot “to cheer a new friend.” One per person.To read more or comment...
Another local coffee shop is infusing coffee with nitrogen gas, creating nitro cold brew.
Corner Cup Coffeehouse, which is in the same building as the Family Video at Graham and Fishcreek roads in Stow, began offering nitro cold brew coffee early last month.
What is it? Its cold, strong joe — poured on draft — that has a stout-like smooth-and-creamy texture and a foamy head, akin to a Guinness.
You get the creamy texture without a load of cream, Corner Cup owner Heather Ciranna said.To read more or comment...
Meant to get this up earlier... busy week.... // Here's the lead item from this week's Akron Dish wrapup: To read the complete Akron Dish from Wednesday's Beacon, go to: http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/food/akron-dish-kudos-to-kugel-at-art-and-jewish-food-festival-firehouse-subs-coming-to-fairlawn-guide-to-local-ingredients-for-thanksgiving-peace-love-little-donuts-and-more-1.725794
The ultimate Jewish soul food … for many it’s the rich and creamy dish known as kugel.
“It’s a noodle casserole, really. It holds together like a pudding,” said Marsha Krieger.To read more or comment...
The former Wendy’s in Fairlawn is turning into a Firehouse — a Firehouse Subs shop that is.
A franchisee of the growing Jacksonville, Fla., chain plans to open the shop at 3023 W. Market St. sometime around Dec. 1-15, according to the advertising company that works with the chain.
Firehouse Subs -- making its first foray into the Akron area with the Fairlawn location -- specializes in subs with steamed meat and cheese on toasted buns.To read more or comment...
Main Street Gourmet will again raise money for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank through a No Muffin Left Behind Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The Akron-headquartered manufacturer of frozen bakery products will sell what it calls "slightly off-spec" products at the food bank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron.
The products -- including cookie dough, muffin batter and granola --- will be sold at $1.25 a pound, with a portion of the proceeds and all unsold products going to the food bank.To read more or comment...