Social 8 offers a compact menu ranging from $5 sweet potato french fries up to entrees including a T-bone steak with roasted garlic potatoes and sauteed broccoli for $25, reports Malcolm X Abram. 

Between those culinary price poles are burgers (including turkey), and their most popular item, chicken wings with various sauces. The dry-rubbed Cajun Lemon Pepper has a tasty balance of seasonings. The Spicy Barbijon has a sweet start and slightly spicy finish that you can also order "hot, hot!" And the hot garlic parmesan wings sport just enough of the very flavorful sauce to encourage shameless finger-licking. Also intriguing: the shrimp and grits make for well-seasoned shrimpy goodness. To read more: https://bit.ly/2KYInkP.

The place: Social 8, 1800 Merriman Road, Akron

Why you should go: It's a Valley bar for grown-ups, with good food and fun theme nights

More info: 330-794-5586, www.akronsocial8.com