About Lisa Grigsby

Lisa Grigsby is a Special Events Director with over twenty five years experience in promotions, event coordination and public relations.

Owning Jokers Comedy Cafe for 20 years taught Lisa to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. She credits Leadership Dayton for exposing her to the amazing assets of the region and Clothes That Work for being her reason she stayed in Dayton. Her proudest accomplishment as a past president of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association was creating Restaurant Week, a twice a year tradition that continues to grow and benefit local charities as well. As a foodie, it's only natural that she continues to promote local restaurateurs with DaytonDining.

As a Dayton Catalyst, her desire to have ONE community calendar and advocate for the amazing assets of the region helped create the vision for the relaunch of DaytonMostMetro.

Restaurants Open On Christmas Day


For all those folks who may not celebrate Christmas, or just don’t want to cook that day, there are indeed a few restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure.  Of course you can always dine at Waffle House- they never close, but no matter where you dine out, please remember that the staff of these places have given up their holiday to serve you, so please tip generously, as working on a holiday is never fun, but should at least be profitable for those away from their families. As always, if you know of a place we missed, feel free to add it in the comments Amar India Restaurant  … [Read more...]

Tea and Scones in Belmont


CommuniTea can host about 30 people for lunch, dessert or just tea. The cozy eatery is just the right place to host a book club, bridal shower or just have high tea. They serve soups, salads and cold sandwiches and Thomas is especially proud of their homemade sconces with are served with homemade 3 berry jam and imported authentic clotted cream.

Dayton Dining Kicks off 12 Days of Giving


DaytonDining's holiday tradition of 12 days of giving away gift certificates to local restaurants continues in 2014. Get ready for some of the tastiest gifts in town!

19th Century Brewery Pouring Up History

Small-batch, unfiltered beers fermenting in oak barrels. Photo: Tom Gilliam

As you step into the brand new 10,500 square foot brewery at Carillon Park, be prepared to step back 160 years, as you are greeted by workers, dressed in costumes from the period, brewing beer using historical recipes from the 1850's. The brewhouse sits against one wall in plain view of the entire restaurant, which cost $3.5 million to build and was made possible by a lead gift from Heidelberg Distributing. The brewery highlights the historical importance beer played in the development of Dayton, often providing families an inexpensive source of calories and nutrients.

DLM Offers Gourmet Grilled Cheese Menu


Dayton's Dorothy Lane Market's gourmet grilled cheese menu offers up a twist on the classic comfort food sandwich.

Quick Serve Sushi Rolls Out In Kettering


Sumera, a quick serve sushi restaurant opens on Far HIlls Ave in Kettering. Brought to you by the same minds that created Hot Head Burritos.

Xenia Eatery Grand Opening Today


Chef Matthew Thomas will be serving up southern inspired meals at Soular Flare, located at 131 Cincinnati Avenue in Xenia.

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches At Austin Landing


Another Broken Egg Cafe officially cracks its doors open at 7am Monday at Austin Landing. The upscale cafe serves breakfast, lunch & cocktails daily until 2pm,

Where To Eat Out In Dayton On Thanksgiving


  Last year over 15 million Americans opted to  sit back in a booth and let others cook the turkey for them.  For all of us who work so hard and get so little time to spend with the people that we want to be with, the idea of  spending  the majority of our holiday  preparing, cooking and cleaning  just doesn't cut it. Or maybe you're not going to be with your family this year, but you still want that delicious turkey. Behold, our handy-dandy guide to eating Thanksgiving dinner in the Miami Valley And don't forget to ask for leftovers, some restaurants will pack you a little take … [Read more...]

Firebirds at Austin Landing- Raising The Bar On Casual Dining

Photo - Exterior

Austin Landings newest eatery, Firebirds will feature hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs — all seared over local hickory, oak or pecan wood.