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Cheap dives in downtown Akron?

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Will be attending the Tom Waits show at the Akron Civic Theater Sunday 13 August and am looking for cheap but good dinner. Will have a car, but prefer something within the neighborhood, preferrably within walking distance. Doesn't matter what style, not interested in dazzling cuisine, but prefer the classic greasy spoon. A local watering hole with decent pub grub and cheap booze would be ideal. Are there any signature local cuisines that shouldn't be missed?

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  1. You can go to Luigi's which is old-style red-sauce Italin and pizza the locals swear by (I prefer the salad with cheese myself). I would drive, though if you walk with others you will probably be fine. Bricco is right downtown but not a dive and I think closed on Sunday - the day of the concert. See you at the show!