About Food Adventures with Big Ragu & The Crew

Together, your humble Food Adventurers will seek out locally owned restaurants, unique places off the beaten path, and even give our slant on some familiar favorites. Whenever we visit a place, we call it a “Food Adventure.” You can expect pictures of each Food Adventure we embark on. You can expect us hugging waiters, posting nostalgic blogs, and emotionally eating our way through life. We are not food critics, we just love to eat!

Thanksgiving Leftovers? Try These Recipes!


Turkey Day is upon us.  The food, the trimmings and all the good things that go with it.  But eventually, the holiday Food Adventure turns into a food hangover.  The "tryptophan" in the turkey will do its trick, leaving you sleepy and stuffed.  Speaking of stuffed, your fridge will be stuffed with leftovers.  But don't worry, we got your late night cravings and "day after" menu covered. Hungry Jax, Chef House, The King and The Big Ragu share their best leftover recipes that will keep your stomach growls to a minimum into the weekend after Thanksgiving. You should be able to make all of … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Have a “Friend’s Thanksgiving”


5 Reasons to host a friends Thanksgiving with your buddies

Dayton’s Biggest Chili Cookoff is Friday


The AMBUCS 28th Annual Chili cookoff is this Friday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds !

New Jersey Mike’s Store to Open Nov 19th + FREE Giant Sub Contest


The new Jersey Mike's Subs store is opening on November 19th, and our own resident foodies, the Food Adventure Crew will be there from 6pm - close.

Endless Pizza at Beavercreek Pizza Dive & **WIN 2 DINNERS**


Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew tackle the Beavercreek Pizza Dive and showcashe Chef House's Housemade Sriracha sauce with a takeover night !

The Top 25 Soups of Dayton


Dayton's definitive list of Soups. From the first steaming spoonful to that liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of soup in the Miami Valley!

Video Proof: Amber Rose Restaurant is Haunted !


The daughter of the original owner of the building is said to haunt the main level and upstairs of Amber Rose. Her name is Genevieve Kseizopolski, and is also known as "Chickie."

Chicken Louie’s Resurrected in Miamisburg Subby’s + Wing Dinner Giveaway!


Chicken Louie's is BAAACK ! A 50 year old Dayton business thought closed forever, is making a big comeback in a Miamisburg Super Subby's Restaurant.

Nite at the Races : 6th Annual Event to Prevent Homelessness in Dayton


Time for all you local Dayton supporters to put your money where your mouth is... the horses mouth, that is ... Want a fun way to support a charity that helps prevent homelessness in Dayton?  Then attend the 6th Annual "Nite at the Races" event on Nov 7th at the IUE HALL on 1675 Woodman Dr. in Kettering. Held each year by the Rent Foundation, which is the charity enterprise of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, the event promises to be a great time. Races are shown on a big screen and you can bet and win cash!  Some of the food confirmed will be Frickers Wings, Johnny's Slice … [Read more...]

Top Dog: Zombie Dogz Food Truck Still Leading the Pack


Who waits in a line 70 yards long for a hot dog?   The answer is a lot of people in the Dayton area, as long as they are waiting for a Zombie Dog. In fact, with over 16,000 "Likes" on Facebook, this food truck is nothing short of a phenomenon!  Since Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew are frequent visitors to this traveling delight, we decided to spread the word amongst our foodie readers!  Hungry Jax even marked this territory as one of her "Top Five Eats in Dayton" so no one has had more Zombie Dogz than us ... With Halloween approaching and The Walking Dead Zombie show starting … [Read more...]