Sushi & Japanese Near Me: Sakura is a Winner

Sakura Sushi | 3900 Medina Road Suite X | Montrose Center, Akron, OH Sakura sits near Summit Mall. How do I say this nicely? My wife Tiffany is a bit of a … well … she’s a bit of a seafood snob. Now, to be fair, it isn’t her fault. She’s lived in major coastal … Continue reading Sushi & Japanese Near Me: Sakura is a Winner

Northeast Ohio Breweries: R. Shea Brewing

R. Shea Brewing | 540 S Main St #214 | Akron, OH R. Shea Brewing sits in an Akron industrial park. Ohioans like to drink. Besides the fact that there is a brewery (seemingly) on every corner in Cleveland, there are actual numbers that support my statement. The Buckeye State ranks fourth in craft beer … Continue reading Northeast Ohio Breweries: R. Shea Brewing

Happy Hour in the 330: The Merchant Tavern

The Merchant Tavern | 1824 Merriman Rd | Akron, OH If you're not sure where the restaurant is, look for the big green sign. I frequently hear people from Akron talk about “the Valley.” Truth be told, whenever it comes up, I just nod aimlessly and pretend like I understand what they’re talking about. In reality, … Continue reading Happy Hour in the 330: The Merchant Tavern

Akron Christmas Event: Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens | 714 N Portage Path | Akron, OH Stan Hywet ... all lit up I usually get swept up with Christmas fever. I love buying gifts, listening to Majic 105.7, putting up the tree, decorating, drinking holiday spirits ... all that good stuff. But this year, something was off. I wasn't feeling … Continue reading Akron Christmas Event: Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Thanksgiving, Ohio State and Crave in Akron

Crave |  57 E. Market St. | Akron, OH Happy Monday, friends. How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Mine was excellent. Tiffany and I hosted this year. Everything went well—the weather cooperated, the food was excellent (bravo to my wife) and our guests had fun. I rode that Thanksgiving momentum into Saturday, when my brother and a couple friends … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Ohio State and Crave in Akron

Upcoming Events: Christmas Beer Release Parties

Thirsty Dog in the Flats is the place to be this Saturday. Image via thirstydogeastbank.com I always complain when stores put up Christmas decorations in September and October. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas—it’s my favorite holiday. I just think the beginning of fall is too early for retailers to display Christmas merchandise. What … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Christmas Beer Release Parties

Event Spotlight: Akron Pizza Fest

Akron Pizza Fest | 200 S. Main St. | Akron, OH Lock 3 played host to the inaugural Akron Pizza Fest. Photo: akronpizzafest.com Where oh where have my summer festivals gone? Taste of Legacy Village is no more. Taste of Hudson is defunct. What could possibly fill the void? The answer—the inaugural Akron Pizza Fest … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Akron Pizza Fest