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!

It’s A Farmers Market At Night, With Beer!


This Saturday the place to be is the Yellow Cab building. Tucked back on fourth street between Garden Station and the Dublin Pub is a community art space that hosts all kinds of events, most notably the Food Truck Rallies, art shows, concerts, movie showings and even farmers markets.

The Greatest Donuts in the World + **Win a Dozen of Them !**


Every glazed must kneel, every jelly must bow.... Dayton, Ohio is home to many things, including the World's Best Donuts since 1960. Bill's Donut Shop is no doubt a Miami Valley icon, located at 268 N Main Street in Centerville

All You Can Eat “Sushi Club” Hits Dayton + ** win free sushi **


Attention sushi lovers, you aren't gonna believe this. For the first time ever, an all you can eat sushi restaurant has opened in the Gem City. This special place called the "Sushi Club" has opened in West Carrollton.

Brixx Adds New Menu Items in Time for Dragon’s Season


A Soft Pretzel as big as a steering wheel? That's just one of the new "Must Eats" that Brixx Ice Co. has added to their new menu this week, Dont worry, Brixx kept all of your old favorites like the Build your own burger, meatloaf and more.

Centerville Icon to Close after 36 Years


Tilton's Marathon Gas station, a Centerville Icon for 36 years, will close on March 29th forever. Known for car repairs and a convenient stop at 199 N. Main Street, it has been a Centerville fixture in the community.

Preview of Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant at Austin Landing


The crowd was spoiled with margaritas. Mexican beers and a few drink samples. Also featured was a full blown nacho bar. This nacho bar featured a house cheese sauce, meat, refried beans and of course the homemade tortilla chips.

Local Food Event to Feature “Rhinegeists and Poltergeists”


What do you get when you mix 4 courses of great food, great beer, and ghosts? The answer is at The Amber Rose Restaurant on April 17th. The beer and dinner pairing is called "Rhinegeists and Poltergeists," and is the brainchild of Food Adventures food blog and Dayton Dining. The one-night-only event will feature beers from the Cincinnati Brewery, Rhinegeist, paired with the unique tastes of The Amber Rose Menu. Tickets are pre-pay and only available online through DaytonMostMetro.com.

Ponderosa…. and then there was ONE + win a FREE DINNER


In the 70's and 80's you would have had a dozen of Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurants to choose from. Now there is only one left. The closing of Ponderosa on Airway Rd, means the only location left in Dayton, is in Englewood. We had been to the Airway restaurant a few times, and decided to trek up into Englewood, holding on to those food memories from the past.

Drive Thru Pizza Hits Dayton


ou may have seen the new Brew & Brews Drive Thru that popped up on 741 across from Home Depot. They have the usual drive thru fare, such as beer, wine, pop, chips and candy. But did you know there is now a full blown pizzeria inside as well? Yes ! The addition is called B & B Slices. Now you can get whole pizzas or slices on the go. Whether customers call ahead or just swing by, B&B is sure to have something freshly made to please your pizza cravings.

New Bar Opens in Centerville to Rave Reviews !


Bars are bars right? Well, one new spot that just opened in Centerville aims to prove that theory wrong. Mack's Tavern owner, Mackenzie Manley, will distinguish her place with unique eats, and an old school, laid back atmosphere, that feels like home.