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It's all in the name at Pronto Casual Italian, where the kitchen staff puts a fresh spin on fast food. Every day before customers arrive, the cooks are busy preparing New York?style thin-crust pizzas, stromboli, spaghetti with meatballs, chicken parmesan, and breadsticks. The results of their hard work are then displayed before their patrons, who pass by behind a glass divider and customize their meals with the point of a finger.

20 East Exchange Street
Akron,
OH
US

Located in Downtown Akron, Bricco has been offering a distinctive spin on pizza and pasta for over ten years. Bricco is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and features over 120 beer and wine selections. To keep you warm and cozy or cool and breezy, Bricco presents different seasonal menus throughout the year. Tasty selections include calamari or stuffed banana peppers as a starter and strip steak or Cajun chicken for the main course. Brunch specialties include a waffle pizza and risotto balls. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available. Valet parking is offered for your convenience. To ensure a seat at this city hotspot, hungry visitors can make a reservation. Enjoy the suave lights, appetizing cuisine and city views at Bricco.

1 W Exchange St
Akron,
OH
US

Peer up at the menu, and jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the morning glory, comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, home fries, grilled green peppers, onions, and your choice of cheese and zesty sauces ($5.85). Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day.

325 S Main St
Akron,
OH
US

After graduating with a degree in digital design, Ian Holmes took the natural next step of working as a graphic artist at a photography studio. As time went on, he began to realize he didn't want just to tinker with images during postproduction—he wanted to be the one to capture them with a click of the shutter. In 2011, Ian opened Anchor Photography Studio, a full-service studio dedicated to his quirky, modern style, which often incorporates romantic silhouettes, long-exposure motion shots, and high-concept shoots of kids and high-school seniors that depict superheroes and surreal scenes. Capturing both posed and candid shots from a variety of angles, Ian stages in-studio shoots or hauls his equipment to local parks, city streets, and weddings. His training as a graphic artist and his robotic third arm help him excel in editing and customization, using the Adobe Creative Suite of software to play with color contrast or create simple black-and-white images.

68 West Exchange Street
Akron,
OH
US

"The first responsibility of a restaurant is not to make a profit, but to feed people," owner Scott Malensek told a reporter for WEWS-5. Five days a week, he feeds people at The Stew Pot Kitchen, and he feeds them well. Soups and stews are his specialty, and they brim with nutritious vegetables grown in his own garden as well as ingredients purchased at local farmers' markets. Although his menu rotates seasonally, it typically spans the spectrum from stick-to-your-ribs recipes, such as rabbit stew, to lighter options, such as vegetarian tomato soup. Whatever the choice, each steaming bowl is meant to comfort the diner, with the Blue Moon beer cheese soup even rumored to remedy bad moods caused by getting into arguments with an entire debate team. In addition to soups and stews, Malensek's menu also forays into solid territory with Slovenian kielbasas, Nathan's hot dogs, and paninis.

23 S Main St
Akron,
OH
US

Growing up in Las Vegas, Dr. Raymond Frye found himself drawn to bling at a young age. After training in general dentistry in Oregon, he decided to return to that youthful love of all things sparkly by imbuing his clients' teeth with an otherworldly glimmer. To that end, he created Bling Dental Products and launched a series of cosmetic-dental products such as the in-home Icing teeth-whitening kit, the Diamond ultrasonic toothbrush with UV sanitizer, and Shazzam teeth-whitening strips. Embarking on several projects, such as his pro-bono work in Brazil, Dr. Raymond's creations form an arsenal against dullness that aided in the gifting suite at the 2012 Academy Awards and help non-celebrity clientele flash a smile to gain entry to exclusive clubs and temporarily blind bouncers at movie-award ceremonies.

1 S Main St
Akron,
OH
US