This is what happened this weekend in Downtown Akron. This was a lot of family fun and in this you get to see some eating competition featuring Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas a word renown eater..

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    Here's the lead item in Wednesday's Akron Dish ... location in 2012, at 1846 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls. Murphy’s Akron-centric items will include a ?-pound Akron Burger, which he sold at this past ...

  • Market Square's moment may be near

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  • Hitting Ohio's highways

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  • Hitting Ohio's highways

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  • Morning Crew Chows Down With Burger Champ!

    He'll go for another title this weekend in Akron at the National Hamburger Festival. But first, he stopped by Fox 8 News in the Morning to take on our crew! *For more information on the 2012 National ...

  • An interview with Sonya Thomas, who will compete at this weekend's National Hamburger Festival

    She competes at this weekend's hamburger eating contest at the National Hamburger Festival in Akron. What peeked your interest in eating competitions? It all started 10 years ago. I’m small, but I’m a ...

  • Brawny ex-Marine makes delicate pastry

    Not enough, though, yet, for the Blue Door to be open late. Bruno says he’ll stick with breakfast and lunch for now. And that’s this week’s Quick Bite. Next week we’ll preview the Akron Hamburger ...

  • August Food Festivals

    Do you have the juice to squeeze in that much fun in one day? National Hamburger Festival, Akron, Ohio, Aug. 18–19: Patty on in the Midwest at this two-day shindig, perhaps the only time and place one ...

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