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.

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

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

Beer To Go From Fifth Street Brewpub


On Wed, Oct 21st the Fifth Street Brewpub will add growlers to their menu.  These 64 ounce refillable bottles allow you to take home your favorite brews from the brewpub.  Cure-All Cream Ale, Icebreaker IPA, 85 Shilling Scottish Ale, and Jo Jo’s Midnight Stout will be available to go.  Pick up your own growler for just $5 and then you can fill it with your favorite beer to enjoy at home.  According to FSB fills will run about $17-$18 and members will receive a dollar off each fill. According to the Beer Advocate, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, fresh beer was carried from the local pub … [Read more...]

15 Bartenders Competed For Dayton’s Best Bloody Mary Title


Celebrating the first anniversary of local ad firm Lion + Panda turned into Dayton's first Bloody Mary Showdown, sponsored by American Harvest Organic Vodka and produced by DaytonMostMetro.com and the ARC Ohio Associate Board.   Held in the Coliseum at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 200 guests tasted their way through renditions of this classic brunch drink. Some were spicy, some were bold, some were even good for you, as they were chocked full of juiced vegetables. Local bartenders were recruited, and asked to bring 3 gallons of their best bloody mix and guests were asked to judge the … [Read more...]

Name of Planned Oregon District Restaurant Announced


MostMetro breaks the news:  Natalie and Jack Skilliter are pleased to announce that their planned restaurant at 613 East Fifth Street in the Oregon District will be called, “Corner Kitchen.” “While we are still a few months away from opening, plans are proceeding. We are describing ‘Corner Kitchen’ as a ‘finer diner’,” said Jack Skilliter, chef of Corner Kitchen. “We intend to provide our guests with mouthwatering updates on many familiar classics. Corner Kitchen will bring a warm spirit to Dayton, a relaxed mood and affordable, farm-fresh food.” “Our name represents the essence of who … [Read more...]

5th Annual Big Beers & Barley Wines Festival – Ticket Contest


Some beer festival are all about the masses, offering hundreds of beers, where theirs something for everyone.  But for Big Beers & Barley Wines,  the focus is more narrow.  From it's inception in 2009, when  Mike & Donna Schwartz, owners of Belmont Party Supply, teamed up with Resident Home Association who support individuals with developmental disabilities,  to host a small boutique quality beer fundraiser.    Showcasing about 100 beers, attendance that first year was about 300 guests.  Now five years later the event has grown quite a reputation for showcasing premium and rare craft … [Read more...]

Ohio’s Oldest Comedy Club Has New Owner


Originally opened in 1982 by Dan Lafferty and his wife Jody, Wiley's Comedy Club is one of the longest running clubs in the country and the oldest in Ohio.