Friday, December 28, 2012
Whether your NYE partying style is formal, bar-casual or playful, there's no need to leave the city!
There’s no need to leave the Kent city limits to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the style you prefer – whether that style is formal, bar-casual, concert-oriented or playful. Here’s a sampling of New Year’s Eve events in the Tree City: Bistro on Main – A free champagne toast and party favors at midnight await Bistro guests. The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Bash includes the musical duo of Peggy Coyle and Brad Bolton performing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the bar area. Drink specials for the evening include the champagne cocktail and candy cane martini. Dinner specials, offered from 4 to 11 p.m., include roasted beef tenderloin surf and turf, scallops/blood orange ceviche, black grouper with citrus buerre blanc and a cowboy chop (steak) for two. …
Water Street Tavern and funny man John Caparulo are offering college students a whirlwind bus trip to GoDaddy.com Bowl to cheer on Golden Flashes.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Water Street Tavern in Kent is giving area college students a fun and easy way to get to the GoDaddy.com Bowl – with the help of a famous friend. Tavern owner Mike Beder said comedian John Caparulo, a Kent State University graduate, has "donated a significant amount of money to offset the price of the trip for students to see the Kent State Golden Flashes play in their first bowl game in 40 years." Kent State will face Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. For one low price, Beder said, "students will enjoy a whirlwind trip that will take them to New Orleans for a Saturday night on the town, and then to Mobile to watch the Golden Flashes in the big bowl game." The subsidized price of $…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Golden Flashes to face Kentucky Wildcats on Friday
The Kent State baseball team, coaching staff, family and friends gathered at Water Street Tavern to hear where Kent State would be playing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this week. The Kent State Golden Flashes will be heading to Gary, IN, to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, June 1. Kent State was selected as the No. 3 seed in the tournament and faces Kentucky, who was selected as the No. 2 seed. Despite a record of 41-17 Kent State enters the tournament as somewhat of an underdog.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Early morning revelers mark the holiday by chugging green beer, eating classic Irish dishes.
The start of spring break at Kent State University put a dent in St. Paddy's Day crowd sizes downtown this morning, but it didn't dampen the spirits of early revelers. Sunny skies and warm temperatures were a bonus for green-clad partyers walking to the downtown bar district in search of green beer. Outdoor patios were brimming with patrons. Downtown eateries were busy serving up classic Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness bratwurst sandwiches, potato soup and Irish soda bread. This week Kent Patch readers voted in our "Reader's Choice for Best St. Patrick's Day Hang Out" poll and the Water Street Tavern came out on top, narrowly edging out iconic Kent bar Ray's Place by just a handful of votes. Got photos? Share your …
Water Street Tavern edges Ray's Place in close battle
It's official: Water Street Tavern is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Kent. That's according to you. That’s right, this week Kent Patch readers voted in our "Reader's Choice for Best St. Patrick's Day Hang Out" poll and the South Water Street watering hole came out on top. Water Street Tavern narrowly edged out iconic Kent bar Ray's Place by just a handful of votes. Here are the other nominations, with links to the directory listing — in case you’d like to weigh in and post a review to your favorite. Stay tuned for the next Reader's Choice contest on Kent Patch.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Conditional use permit for restaurant's on-street smoker will be extended for a full year.
It’s Friday, which means Cajun Dave’s will be serving up its BBQ Platter Special tonight featuring meats slow-cooked in its mega-smoker – a weekly event the restaurant is allowed to continue on Water Street for another year, says Kent City Council. Last May council voted to extend a conditional use permit allowing the restaurant, which is located inside the Water Street Tavern, to operate a barbecue smoker in an on-street parking space in front of the building twice weekly. The smoker is typically only used on Fridays. Council’s approval in May came after several neighboring business owners wrote letters speaking out against the smoker, which is why the extension came with the condition that council review the operation this month. That …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Case highlights a growing trend of underage students buying driver's licenses from China
A settlement has been reached in the case against two former Kent State University students accused of ordering 90 fake IDs from China. Portage County Common Pleas court administrator Vicki Bennett said attorneys for Drew Patenaude, 21, and Antonino Bucca, 21, both faxed motions of continuance Thursday morning. The motions requested that a date be set for the defendants to plead gulity to lesser charges. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman agreed to reset the cases for the later plea. Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci was unavailable for comment, and the details of the plea agreement are unknown at this time. Bucca received news of the deal Wednesday afternoon and tweeted, "Just got some amazing news. Now I know how Casey Anthony …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Get Out! and enjoy the weekend with our tips
We made it through another week. That means it's time to Get Out and enjoy the weekend. Your community and Northeast Ohio has a lot to offer, and Kent Patch presents to you some of the options. 1. Cliff Starbuck, Colin John and E.K. Tunik Where/When: Water Street Tavern, 132 S. Water St., downtown Kent. Tonight, August 5, 7 p.m. Why Go: Hawaii resident and Ohio born Colin John plays a mean blues guitar and joins Cliff Starbuck and E.K Tunik for a night of solid live music. Starbuck formerly performed on bass with Ekoostik Hookah, the very popular jam band. Hear blues and funk talents come together for a unique sound. Pricing: Free live music, no cover charge. 2. Kent Lions Corn Festival Where/When: Beckwith Orchards, 1617 Lake …