There’s a big wedding this weekend, and we’re not invited.

But you can still eat cake like the royals, this Saturday, the day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do.” Here are a few ways to pay homage to the royal nuptials:

• Enjoy a slice of lemon and elderflower cake, a nod to Prince Harry and Meghan’s cake, along with a pot of English tea, and a slice of chocolate biscuit cake — Queen Elizabeth’s favorite — in the Tea Room at this year’s Primavara! festival Saturday at Presentation of our Lord Orthodox Church in Fairlawn. More on this fun, foodcentric festival further down in this column.

• West Side Bakery is making small individual lemon sponge cakes (about 3 inches round) with elderflower cordial, also inspired by the royal wedding. The cakes will also feature lemon curd.

They’ll be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $10 at West Side’s two locations, 2303 W. Market St. in Akron (330-836-4101) and 1840 Town Park Blvd. in Green (330-899-9968). Orders are encouraged.

• Tea goodies and two varieties of cupcakes, each celebrating a royal wedding cake, will be available at the Royal Wedding Tea fundraiser at Christ Episcopal Church in Kent. Seatings are at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.

It features traditional tea treats like cucumber, salmon and other finger sandwiches, scones with lemon curd, clotted cream and jam and other baked goods. Cost is $20, $10 for children ages 12 or younger. The cupcakes will be sold separately.

For reservations, call 330-322-1236. The church is at 118 S. Mantua St. (state Route 43).

Guests can watch a replay of the wedding — which will be at 7 a.m. Akron time — on a big screen. Activities will include croquet on the lawn. A portion of the proceeds will go to Freedom House in Portage County and CANAPI (Community Aids Network/Akron Pride Initiative) in Akron.

It’s Primavara!

Here’s more on Saturday’s Primavara! festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Fairlawn. Primavara is Romanian for springtime.

Along with the Tea Room offering royal wedding cake, you can feast on cabbage rolls, mamaliga (the Romanian version of polenta, with sour cream and grated cheese), cucumber salad, mititei (caseless ground beef and pork sausages) and an array of pastries.

Instead of the evening wine tasting, this year’s festival has a 6:30 p.m. beer tasting, including homemade brews. The tasting with from-scratch food pairings will be held in the church’s pavilion. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 330-334-1616, the number of the Apropos gift store in Wadsworth whose owner is organizing the beer tasting.

Admission is free; you buy the food. Also available will be a gift market and children’s activities. The church is at 3365 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. For details, go to www.festivalofspring.org.

25 years at DeCheco’s

DeCheco’s Pizzeria at 2075 S. Main St. in Akron’s Firestone Park neighborhood is celebrating 25 years Saturday, and is partying like it’s 1993.

The shop will sell pizza that day at 1993 prices. The shop also sells subs, salads, wings and other food; the discount is on pizza only.

The shop is operated by Nathan DeCheco, 29, who graduated in 2012 from the University of Akron, where he studied sales and marketing. He’s the son of founders Jack and Shirley DeCheco. Jack continues to cut hair at DeCheco’s Barbershop that opened years earlier in the same building, and he and Shirley help out in the pizza shop occasionally.

Free burritos at Moe’s

Be among the first 50 people in line on Thursday outside the new Moe’s Southwest Grill on West Market Street in Akron and you’ll get free burritos for a year.

The prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the area’s newest Moe’s, which opens Thursday and is owned by franchisee Curt Shepherd. The chain, founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, has nearly 700 locations nationwide.

The new Moe’s will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone is 330-958-9999.

Opening day also will feature $5 burritos and a prize wheel.

Moe’s is the latest business to open in West Market Street Station, home to the Whole Foods grocery that opened last year. Poke Fresh, an entrant in the growing poke trend, opened earlier this year.

Poke (pronounced PO-kay, Hawaiian for “to slice” or “to cut”) bowls typically feature ahi tuna and salmon; Poke Fresh offers other proteins, including shrimp, chicken and tofu. This place is not part of a chain. It’s owned by Jonathan Gotschall, who previously owned Caroline’s Cupcakes in Jackson Township.

CoreLife to open

CoreLife Eatery is opening adjacent to the new City Barbeque in Fairlawn on May 24. The location at 2858 W. Market St. will be one of more than 30 for the Binghamton, N.Y., chain.

CoreLife bills itself as a healthful chain. Customers go through a line and choose ingredients to build their own bowls, starting with a base of grains, greens or broth, and adding protein, such as chicken or beef.

The chain says its fresh ingredients are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, artificial additives and GMOs. Customers can build vegan, gluten-free, soy-free or paleo bowls. No phone number available yet.

City Barbeque — which opened this week — and CoreLife are in a new complex that replaced the Wyant Buildings, across from Fairlawn Town Centre.

The Ramp is coming

Work is coming along on the Ramp Restaurant at Sandy Beach Marina in Green.

Jim Genovese and his wife, Zana, who own the longtime marina at 3719 S. Main St., hope to open sometime in July, serving well-executed pub fare.

The couple first revealed their plans in the fall of 2016. It took a while to get approvals from the city, and construction began earlier this year on the roughly 5,000-square-foot building with a long concrete deck overlooking Cottage Grove Lake.

Passers-by driving south on Main Street can see the deck. We’ll have more on it next week. Check out the progress at the Sandy Beach Marina Facebook page.

Pick’s at PLX

Speaking of Portage Lakes, the opening date for the new Pick’s at PLX has been pushed back to Monday.

Donnie Boyer, former owner of Legends Sports Pub and Grille, is opening the bar and restaurant at 530 Portage Lakes Drive, on West Reservoir in Coventry Township. Most recently, the sprawling 16,000-square-foot property was Nicoletti’s Park Place, which closed in 2015. Before that, it was Hook, Line and Drinkers.

Boyer has said on Pick’s Facebook page that it will include two kitchens and four bars.

Brothers Tom, Bob and Herb Hutchison purchased the art-deco-style brick structure in 2016. Parts of the building date to the 1940s, and Pick’s gets its name from the former Pick’s Boathouse at the property. See the Picks at PLX Facebook page for information.

Favorite outdoor spots

It’s (finally) patio season, and we want to know your favorite spots to dine or drink outdoors. Email yourstory@thebeaconjournal.com or leave a comment on this story on the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Facebook page.

Food truck rally

Reminder: Sunday is the big food truck rally in Tallmadge. More than 25 trucks are on board.

The event, organized by the Tallmadge Parks and Recreation Department, will run from noon to 6 p.m. in the Tallmadge Recreation Center parking lot at 46 N. Munroe Road. Parking will be available at Tallmadge High School and Munroe Elementary School with a shuttle provided.

For information, go to https://tallmadge-ohio.org/320/Food-Truck-Festival.

Swiss steak dinner

Family of Faith United Methodist Church at 800 E. Market St. in Akron will offer made-from-scratch Swiss steak and creamed chicken dinners Saturday.

The fundraising dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and will benefit the church Youth Group’s mission trip to Virginia. The women’s and men’s groups will help the youths prepare the meal.

The dinner is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4 to 10, free for children 3 or younger. It includes Swiss steak or creamed chicken over biscuit, green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, mashed potatoes, pie and a beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For information, call 330-376-2141.

Wine calendar

• Wise Guys Lounge & Grill, 1008 N. Main St., Akron, will host a “private wine tasting dinner” on Sunday. The restaurant normally is closed on Sundays.

The six-course dinner will feature wines from the Piedmont region in Italy. Reservations are a must. Call 330-922-3006 for information.

• The Merchant Tavern at 1824 Merriman Road in Akron will feature eight wines from Owen Roe winery at a tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. May 31.

Owen Roe sources grapes from Yakima Valley in Washington and Willamette Valley in Oregon.

The tasting will include finger foods. Cost is $35 and reservations are a must. Call 330-865-9510.

• Ken Stewart’s Grille, 1970 W. Market St., Akron, will host a five-course Stroll Through France wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cost is $75. For reservations, call Terry Kemp at 330-697-6917.

• Vaccaro’s Trattoria, 1000 Ghent Road, Bath, hosts a “Battle Italy” wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 24. Four courses will be paired with two wines each, one from Sicily and one from mainland Italy. Cost is $60 plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 330-666-6158.

• 35° Brix, 3875 Massillon Road, Green, will offer a five-course dinner featuring wines from Wagner Family, owner of Caymus Vineyards in Napa Valley, at 7 p.m. May 24. Cost is $75 plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 330-899-9200.

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