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.

Dayton’s Newest Food Truck: Jimmie’s StrEATery


It's been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce that Dayton's newest foodtruck, Jimmie's StrEATery, will be debuting at Warped Wing Brewing Company this Wed, August 27th at 7:00 pm!  Jimmie Brandell, the chef and owner of Jimmie's Ladder 11 got started on his truck last year, thought he'd have it out by the end of last summer, then had a little back surgery and the truck was parked while he recovered.  But good things are worth waiting for and the food coming out of this mobile kitchen should be good! Here's the list of street eats  that will be for sale on the … [Read more...]

FilmDayton Festival: The Award Winners


This weekend was the 6th annual Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival  and the  second year as a submission based festival.  For the first time they honored filmmakers with audience choice awards from various shorts blocks during the festival. Members of this weekends audience  participated in the awards process by voting for their favorite films.The actual awards was commissioned by FilmDayton and designed and created by talented local glass artist Susan Cannon. The first group of awards presented tonight are the SUN DOG AWARDS - These awards are presented to our newest and youngest film makers … [Read more...]

Chappys – Now Serving Lunch Daily


Chappys Tap Room & Grille, located at 2733 W Alex Bell Rd in Moraine, is now open for lunch every day at 11am starting today!  They have a special lunch menu with most of your favorites and some new items as well that include lunch baskets, pork tenderloin sandwich and beer brined pork chop sandwiches.   They will offer the lunch menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm and then offer the full menu starting at 3pm.  Saturday and Sunday  full menu starsat 11am. And while you're there, be sure and check out all the beers on tap, probably the best selection in … [Read more...]

FilmDayton Celebrates Films & Filmmakers

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It's  the final day of the Eichelberger FiilmDayton Festival and the schedule includes workshops, shorts and feature films, just like it has all weekend.  Based at The Neon in downtown Dayton, hundreds of festival attendees are exposed to films made with local Dayton connection as well as 'best of the fest" flicks from some of the countries biggest festival like  Tribeca and SXSW.  Here's the lineup for today: The Critics Perspective Workshop  Sunday, August 24 - 12PM - ThinkTV What makes a great film? Filmmakers and critics Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman will navigate you through the … [Read more...]

BBQ, Blues & Bacon – Dayton’s Newest Festival


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!


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


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**


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


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


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...]