For those folks who complain that Kenmore icon Bob’s Hamburg isn’t open for dinner, I’ve got some good news for you.
Owner Aimee Buckeye will be staying open until 8 p.m. every Friday beginning June 1 for the summer.
Yes, it could get crowded in that converted streetcar at 1351 East Ave., so Buckeye has come up with a solution — she’ll have car hops working so folks can eat in their cars if they can’t get one of the six booths and eight stools inside. There will be music, and Buckeye’s also bringing back Bob’s Friday fish fry, since it was so popular during Lent.
Sandwich Board reopening
Look for the Sandwich Board to reopen soon at 1947 W. Market St.
New owners Monty and Caitlin Butler of Stow were hoping to open this week, but their incorporation papers have taken longer than expected. Monday is their target reopening date, Caitlin Butler said.
Longtime owner Regina Hardman closed the restaurant in February because of failing health.
Plant sale at Crown Point
Crown Point Ecology Center, 3200 Ira Road, Bath Township, will hold its organic plant sale Saturday and Sunday.
All of the plants are grown at Crown Point without synthetic fertilizers, toxic pesticides or hormones.
The sale includes more than 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs, including most of Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste vegetables. There will be more than 50 varieties of tomatoes, many of them heirlooms.
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, former Akron Beacon Journal food writer Jane Snow will demonstrate how to grill vegetables and herbs. There will be children’s activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Rain or shine, the sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Major credit cards are accepted.
For more information, visit www.crownpt.org or call 330-668-8992.
Burger gets national praise
The mushroom and Swiss burger at City Square Steakhouse in Wooster is getting a little love from Midwest Living Magazine.
The magazine included the burger on its list of 25 best burgers in the Midwest.
Restaurant owner Mike Mariola, who also owns The Rail at Summit Mall in Fairlawn, said he was surprised by the honor and happy and excited.
The magazine tested 130 burgers. Other Ohio burgers making the Top 25 list are the Moxie Burger at Moxie the Restaurant in Beachwood and the Thurman Burger at the Thurman Cafe in Columbus’ German Village.
The burger at Cleveland’s Greenhouse Tavern was on a list of runners-up.
Here’s the link to read the entire article: www.midwestliving.com/travel/ interest/culinary/best-burgers.
Floating into a new look
The Valley Cafe, 1212 Weathervane Lane, Akron, is celebrating its grand reopening from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 to 25, with a benefit for Stewart’s Caring Place, which offers free programs and services to those suffering from cancer.
Owners B.J. and Nicole Mikoda purchased Valley Cafe in 2008 and have slowly been putting their signature on the eatery. They are celebrating their new menu and new interior look with the grand reopening, and are hosting a “root beer float-a-thon,” making a donation to Stewart’s every time a customer orders a root beer float during the week.
Nice prize for pizza shop
Congratulations to Jason and Marianne Bennett, who own the Romeo’s Pizza at 69 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls, and four other locations.
They attended the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in March and while there were the winners of a 60-quart custom-painted Hobart mixer. It is expected to be delivered this week and will be on display in the shop for a while before it gets put to use mixing up dough.
Jason Bennett said the new mixer will replace an older one at the Graham Road location.
Wine and beer for a cause
There will be a beer and wine tasting extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., to benefit Pregnancy Care of Summit County.
There will be many beers and wines to sample along with lots of food, music, a photo booth and silent auction items.
The merry month of May
In case you are keeping track: May is national egg month, national burger month, national barbecue month, and gluten-free awareness month.
Clearly, we all need to get eating.