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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.

BBQ, Blues & Bacon – Dayton’s Newest Festival

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Combine the area’s finest BBQ restaurants, then mix in the rage that is sweeping the nation, BACON! Add some blues bands, 30+ craft vendors, a kids zone with bounce houses, clowns, face painting and balloons and you've got Dayton's newest festival PIGGFEST USA.  Debuting this Friday from 5-10pm and Sat 10am -9pm at the Dayton Expo Center, Dayton native Chad Mullins is "excited about bringing Pitmasters for all over the country together for some for some of the best BBQ ever." Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Bacon from: Company 7 BBQ Rudys Smokehouse Pigtails BBQ The Tin … [Read more...]



Cheers To Beer Week!

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The fifth annual Beer Week officially kicks off today with a parade through the Oregon District at 4:30pm.  I remember viewing the inaugural parade in 2010, standing in front of Blind Bob's.  I think it lasted about 3 minutes and featured Thai 9's Sweaty Betty, a flatbead truck and about 60 people.  Today's parade, which starts at The Dublin Pub, promises  a kazoo ban from Blind Bob's, Dayton Brew Tour's Groove Machine handing out samples of MikeSells new Beer Can Chicken Potato Chips, a large contingent of owners from Fifth Street BrewPub and much more.  The parade will end at Thai 9 where … [Read more...]



Food Trucks Converge In Springfield Saturday

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Thirty-five food trucks from Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati as well as Kentucky and Indiana are set to compete in the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition on Sat, Aug. 16 in Veteran’s Park from 11am - 9pm. Dayton area trucks that are signed up  to compete include: Go Cupcake, C'est Cheese, Harvest Mobile Cuisine, Hunger Paynes, McNasty's, PA's Pork and Zombie Dogz. The winner of the $10,000 grand prize for Best Food Truck Cuisine will be decided by a panel of local celebrity judges, which includes: Doug McGregor, chef and owner of Seasons … [Read more...]



Drink Up Summer At AleFest ** Ticket Giveaway**

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The 16th annual AleFest Dayton returns to the Miami Valley on Saturday, August 23, 2014 showcasing over 400 unique beers and ciders from more than 180 craft breweries around the world with a special focus on Dayton area breweries. This year's event offers exciting changes starting with new owners, Jennifer Dean and Amanda Pond, a new venue, Wegerzyn Gardens (1301 Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414) and a brand new VIP ticket option.  Up to 500 beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enter at 1PM to mingle in a relaxed environment with brewery representatives and industry experts. … [Read more...]



Food Truck’s Finding Their Way Back Downtown

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The Yellow Cab Company is hosting their second monthly Food Truck Rally.  The first one, held on the second Friday in July had a great turnout with an estimated 1700 guests in attendance. And according to organizer Brian Johnson, "it was a great event, but we learned some things and we're adding more trucks, so the lines will be shorter and a 2nd beer truck as well.  We''ll be featuring  10 Ton Oatmeal Stout from Warped Wing, Toxic 's Toxic Fifth St. Wheat and Zoetic from Yellow Springs Brewery- we love the chance to promote locally owned businesses. "   There will also be Red Hook Long … [Read more...]



Luck Star Brewery Opens Friday

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Ana & Glenn Perrine have been working for over a year on remodeling their 21,000 square foot building on 2nd Street in Miamisburg. The 170 year old building has been transformed into a taproom and Mexican style cantina.   Ana's El Paso roots can be seen in the decor and on the menu of the Cantina.   Lucky Star Brewery & Cantina will be offering 5 beers to start  and guests will be able to order from an appetizer menu that includes beef, chicken and vegetarian tacos as well as a selection of dips and chips.   Lucky Star will be opening up this Friday at 1pm with the ceremonial ribbon … [Read more...]



Pints And Pin Ups For Pits Car Show & Fundraiser

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Natalie Phillips is a lady with a big heart that's full of passion for the underdog.  Well in this case it's more of a group of dogs - Bully Breeds: Bulldog Breeds, Pit Bull Breeds, Mastiff Breeds, and any mixes of the aforementioned. Natalie has spearheaded a benefit for  Miami Valley Pit Crew (MVPC),  a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies completely on donations.  It's a network of  volunteer foster homes dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and misunderstood dogs and puppies. They educate owners and the public, on bully breeds and Breed Specific … [Read more...]



DMM’s Summer of Fun – Freebie Friday’s

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At DaytonMostMetro we love sharing all the cool things there are to do in the Miami Valley with all of you. Summer is a great time to explore our region and we want you to be able to explore and experience things you've never down here in your own backyard. Right now there are over 3500 events listed in our calendar. Scanning the listing for things to do in June, July and August there are 380 Theater listings,  over 50 Festivals, 340 music related suggestions and more than 250 totally free events!  Now we know that sometimes your wallet dictates your options,  so we at MostMetro.com are … [Read more...]



10 ?’s with Kathi Kizirnis of Practice Yoga

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Practice Yoga is a vibrant, friendly community of yogis of all shapes, sizes and ages dedicated to health, wellness and transformation through powerful and proven yogic practices.  Located at 504 E. 5th St. in the Oregon District,  they just celebrated their 6th birthday!  As part of their celebration they are offering a Summer Pass: Two months of unlimited classes for $150 (you save $26) AND a sweet PY tank top! Buy anytime through June8; your pass activates on first visit. This seemed like a good time to get to know owner Kathi Kizirnis, so we asked her to do a MostMetro.com 10 ? … [Read more...]



Father & Son Launch Artisan Smoked Salmon Business

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Martin Davis Jr. and his son Martin Davis III weren't always smoked salmon experts.  In fact , Martin Jur. holds a PhD in computer science.  Martin III is a LEED certified professional, trained in architectural engineering.  Both men have spent the past few years consulting in the computer and web development industries.  So how do two detail oriented, tech-professionals decide to launch a business in the food industry?  As with many entrepreneurs, they'd come to that point in their lives where they felt the need to find their passion. Martin Jr. had reached that point in a man’s career … [Read more...]