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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!

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

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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

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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 !

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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

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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.



Thanksgiving Leftovers? Try These Recipes!

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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”

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5 Reasons to host a friends Thanksgiving with your buddies



Dayton’s Biggest Chili Cookoff is Friday

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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

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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**

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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

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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!