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!

Archer’s Tavern Announces Menu for “50 Shades of Grape” Event


The Food Adventures Crew is proud to be teaming with Archer's Tavern and Dayton Most Metro for a one-of-kind Wine Pairing Dinner on Feb 10th. Dubbed a "50 Shades of Grape Food Adventure Event," it promises to be at sold out capacity, with tickets being pre-pay only.

Indoor Tennis Lessons Anyone?


Interested in learning tennis? Well now is a perfect chance to join some other beginners to learn the basics of tennis is a cheap, comfortable environment. Kettering Tennis Center and Quail Run Tennis Center are offering 6 weeks of tennis lessons for a total price of $29. Attendees can expect introductions to various tennis skills such as Serving, Forehand shots, Backhand shots, Net play and Overhead smashes! Maybe you or someone you know might be interested in starting tennis as a hobby? Maybe you are someone that used to play and needs a little nudge to start playing again? For less than $5 per lesson it is a great time to grab some friends and get off the couch, and onto the court!

Frigid Temps Could Mean Frozen Pipes for Hundreds in Dayton Area


With the cold, frigid temperatures of the past week, comes a problem many of us do not think about. It is the emergency of frozen plumbing pipes. As the temperatures rise back above 32 degrees,hundreds of families and property owners in the Miami Valley will be dealing with flooded rooms, caused by frozen pipes. The Problem: As temperatures dip into single digits, many pipes in the home began to cool as well. Some pipes are susceptible to becoming fully or partly frozen. When the water in these pipes freezes and expands, it can cause cracks and breaks in some of the strongest pipes. As the pipes thaw, homeowners may find themselves in a situation with water literally coming out of the walls.

Flavors in Centerville Offering Healthy Meal Plans “To Go.”


Today, The Food Adventures Crew shows you an easy way to keep your New Year's resolutions for healthy eating. Flavors in Centerville continues to launch their "Meals by Flavors" option, where you can plan your healthy meals for the week. You can pre-order 1 meal, or as many as you want. Imagine that, full on, healthy Food Adventures in convenient packages!

Some Opened, Some Closed – 2014 Dayton Restaurant Changes

Restaurant Collage

Here we go with a look back at the 2014 Miami Valley food happenings. opened? Who closed? And who's coming? Food Adventures has the scoop on the restaurant movers and shakers of the Miami Valley!

Ashley’s Pastries: Rob Lowe & Martin Sheen Love ‘em Too!


With a selection of mouth watering pastries, fresh baked breads, moist & tasty cakes, decorated cookies & cupcakesand SO much more, you’re sure to find something you love!

Merry Shish-mas ! Who wants a $20 gift Card to Shish Wraps?


Twas the night before Shish-mas, and all through the house, stomachs were growling, even your spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Shish Wraps Gift Cards, soon would be there. Food Adventures has your chance to win a $20 Gift Card to Shish Wraps, and check out their fairly new menu. All you have to do is comment on the story below to be entered in the contest. A winner will be drawn next week at random.

Beer & Dinner Event Gives Chance to Meet Brewery Owners


Ever wanted to meet the owner of your favorite local or regional brewery? December 18th may be your chance. Stone House Tavern in Waynesville is hosting the first ever IPA HOLI-DAZE Beer Tasting and Dinner Course Pairing. The ONE-NIGHT-ONLY event is an educational celebration of Ohio beer and some of the best India Pale Ales.

Holiday 2014: Give the Gift of DAYTON FOOD !


Stumped on Christmas gifts this year? Tired of the same old same old, same old? DaytonMostMetro's Food Adventures Crew offers up some unique Holiday Gift ideas, guaranteed to please any foodie on your list.

New Owners at Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen, Same Great Food


Would you ever think a full service Italian spot would work in an atmosphere like this? Jimmy's Italian Kitchen is doing just that. They pull it off, and the food will soon make you forget about anything else. Want a Food Adventure from the Old World that you can sink your teeth into? Then get ready to experience a secret that not many Dayton foodies know about.