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Akron, Ohio, or The Rubber City as you may know it, is located about halfway between Canton and Cleveland. It's easily accessible, and a great medium-sized city that continues to get better, especially downtown. We'll tell you about our favorite places to eat and drink, as well as things to do. If you're not familiar with Akron, OH... roll on in, we think you'll like it.

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Akron, Eats, Header | 4 comments

Pav’s Creamery in Akron: An Ice Cream Cult Classic

Pav’s Creamery in Akron: An Ice Cream Cult Classic

A few weeks ago, the discovery of Pav’s Creamery in Portage Lakes threw a curveball to my carefully curated lineup of Canton ice cream favorites. I was all set, really: there’s Milk & Honey {a Canton classic, and what they do, they do SO well}, Handel’s {a million flavors, including the out-of-this-world ‘Red Skies at Night’ – black raspberry with chocolate chunks}, and Almost Heaven {their house specialty is killer homemade butter pecan}.… Read More

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Drinks, Eats, Header, Play | 32 comments

Taste of Canton – May 21 & 22, 2014

Taste of Canton – May 21 & 22, 2014

Things only get better with age, right? Well, The Taste of Canton is no exception. In its 6th year, Taste has more vendors, locally-loved entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere than ever before. Nothing else makes me as immeasurably happy as food and drink in the sunshine, and I'm sure the same goes for you. If that's true, this is the kickoff to our joyous, beloved season of festivals. To make this kickoff even sweeter, I have $15 to give someone for the Taste of Canton... more on that in a bit. Read More... Read More

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Eats, Header, Play, Shop | 6 comments

Market District – Gourmet Grocery in Green, Ohio

Market District – Gourmet Grocery in Green, Ohio

Normally, when I stop at the grocery store on a Friday after work, it’s begrudgingly. However, even under the given circumstance of “forgotten buns”, Market District threw me for a loop.

Not only will you find your grocery staples in the old Giant Eagle, but now the updated facility offers cafes, microbrews, made-to-order sushi and pho, in-store cooking demonstrations, free samples, a wine bar, EVENTS and LIVE MUSIC.… Read More

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Akron, All Posts, Canton, Cleveland, Drinks, Header, Shop | 7 comments

Beer Growlers and Your Local Grocer

Beer Growlers and Your Local Grocer

Some beers taste great bottled, others are pretty damn decent in the can, but seemingly, nothing is comparable to finding your favorite brewery handle at your regular spot. Luckily, our local grocery stores have come to the rescue; to please our insatiable thirst for craft beers, there have been a few that stepped up to the plate and adapted their stores to accommodate our bring-home wants through taps and growlers. Read More

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Akron, All Posts, Cleveland, Header, Shop | 1 comment

Not Your Grandma’s Craft Show

Not Your Grandma’s Craft Show

Does Black Friday (Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Etc.) make you want to rip your hair out, cry in horror and drink copious amounts of booze? Yeah, me too.

If you want to avoid the UGG wearing, Coach purse-toting monsters who are equipped with a bad attitude and shortage of manners at Wal-Mart – you’re in luck because we’re surrounded by talented artisans in this area who gather to host shopping events for the public.… Read More

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Eats | 4 comments

G-free Dining Part 2: Tested (and Tasty) Gluten-free Restaurants in Northeast Ohio

G-free Dining Part 2: Tested (and Tasty) Gluten-free Restaurants in Northeast Ohio

Yesterday, I covered in detail two gluten-free dining experiences at Pura Vida in downtown Cleveland, including an amazing gluten-free chef’s tasting menu. If Pura Vida isn’t what you had in mind, each of these gluten-free restaurants in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton have been tested and, with proper instructions, have provided a safe (and delicious) dining experience:

Momocho

Momocho, a wonderful modern Mexican restaurant in Ohio City has a separate gluten-free menu available.… Read More

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