Sunday, July 8, 2012
Readers' Choice Nominations end Monday at 11:59 p.m.
Monday is the last day of nominations for our 25 categories in the new Patch Readers' Choice competition. If you've put it off, don't delay beyond Monday, July 9, at 11:59 pm or you will have lost your chance. Your favorite might not be included if you don't nominate them. How will you find the place to nominate? Go to the top of this page, pause your cursor on News and slide over to the words "Readers' Choice." Click on that and you'll find all 25 categories in which you can nominate. Any nominations made after the deadline will not be considered in the contest. Check back later this month for our polls for each of these categories and you can vote for your favorite.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Our weekly feature is undergoing a renovation and will return in a few weeks.
Summer's nearly here and Readers' Choice is going on vacation! You won't see the weekly feature, in which readers nominate and vote for the best in your community, for a few weeks. We plan to revamp and relaunch the feature after a short hiatus. Thanks to everyone who has nominated and voted in Readers' Choice. Watch Kent Patch for the new contest in the coming weeks. And happy summer!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Give us your tips on kid-friendly venues for birthday celebrations!
You could do it the old-fashioned way: bake a cake, decorate the house, buy ice cream, make a punch, set a festive table and put up a pinata. But if you have your child's birthday party away from your home, you often can combine good food and a fun activity for a memorable occasion -- not to mention a little less stress for Mom or Dad. So this week's Readers' Choice wants to know: Where's your favorite place to host a kid's birthday party? A local pizza joint? A kid-friendly gym? What about a tour of the local candy factory or ice cream parlor? Beginning today -- Sunday, May 27 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to have a child's birthday party. Give us your recommendation in the …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Eight different venues competed in our Reader's Choice Poll
Where's the best place to hear live music in Kent? Water Street Tavern. That's according to you. That’s right, this week Kent Patch readers voted in our Reader's Choice for Best Live Music Venue, and the bar with the black squirrel mascot took top honors. The other nominees were: Thanks to everyone who voted. Stay tuned for the next Reader's Choice contest on Kent Patch, which asks for your nominations for the best place to buy sporting goods. Submit nominations starting Sunday.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Be it a rock 'n' roll band, solo violinist or jazz trio, live music energizes your outing.
There is no music like live music ... a live performance can be the background to a pleasant dinner or the focal point of an evening out. This week we want to know: where in town is the best place to hear live music? Is there a restaurant with strolling mariachi band? Or perhaps a harpist that plays at tea. Or maybe a rollicking rock venue that's a great place to socialize. Beginning today -- Sunday, May 20 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to hear live music. Give us your recommendation in the comments section below. With your help, we'll put together a list of nominees. Then look for our poll on Thursday, May 24 and vote! We'll select a winner at 5 p.m. Friday, May 25 and …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Besides your backyard, tell us what restaurant has the best dining outdoors.
The weather is shaping up for outdoor dining with family and friends. Eating outdoors is a great way to welcome in summer while enjoying a good meal and relaxing. We’ve got to take advantage while we can — in Northeast Ohio, there only seems to be a few months to enjoy an outdoor patio. This week's Readers' Choice focuses on the Best Outdoor Patio. Beginning today — Sunday, May 13 — and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to go with outdoor patios. Give us your recommendation in the comments section below. With your help, we'll put together a list of nominees. Then look for our poll on Thursday, May 17 and vote! We'll select a winner at 5 p.m. Friday, May 18 and announce it in a story on …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tell us where you like to spend your time off in Kent
This week, we have just three nominees for the Reader's Choice poll on where the best "staycation" in Kent is. Thanks to our readers who made nominations. Your nominees are: So here's how it works: Vote for your favorite place in our poll below. In the event of a tie, the nominee with the most favorable reviews and comments on their Patch Places directory will win. Click on the links above to visit the nominees' directory listings. Make sure to vote by 5 p.m. Friday. Local Editor Matt Fredmonsky will decide the winner by the most number of votes. We will announce the winner on Saturday. Remember, we take nominations for our Reader's Choice picks starting each Monday, so when you see our weekly post add your nominee. Get voting!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Where in town do you go to have some fun on your days off?
For many of us, going on vacation doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip. Going on vacation can simply mean chillin' at home -- going out to eat, doing some fun things in town and maybe getting a few household chores done. We're so glad someone invented a name for this kind of non-travelin' vacation: The Staycation. This week's Readers' Choice focuses on Best Staycation Destinations. Beginning today -- Monday, May 7 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to go while on a staycation. Where to go on a staycation? A local putt-putt course ... the historical society ... a bowling alley ... the spa ... the video arcade. These are places where you can relax and have a little fun. Give us your …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where do you like to go to show off Mom and eat some good food?
Giving Mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day might be a bit of a challenge for some of us. Either we're not great cooks, or we don't have a large enough bed tray. (Really, Mom doesn't care. We're certain she would love anything you did for her on Mother's Day!) The alternative is to take Mom out for brunch. So many advantages: the kitchen stays clean; you get to dress up; and you have the opportunity to show off Mom. Plus you get to eat some good food, too. So this week's Readers' Choice focuses on Best Spot for Mother's Day Brunch. Beginning today -- Monday, April 30 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, we'll be asking for your recommendations for who has the best Mother's Day brunch spot in town. This would be a place where you can get…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Who's got the best bouquets, planters and floral arrangements?
Local florists are there to witness many of life's milestones: a birth, a wedding or an anniversary; a passing or a promotion; an apology, a fancy dinner or prom. With prom and graduation season upon us -- not to mention Mother's Day on May 13 -- we're thinking about the power of the flower. And did you know? This week is Administrative Professionals Week (formerly known as Professional Secretaries Week), a time to remind your secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals that you can't do without them. So this week's Readers' Choice focuses on florists. Beginning today -- Monday, April 23 and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, we'll be asking for your recommendations for who is the …