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.

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.

Toast The Century Bar Tuesday As Best 60 Bourbon Bars Honoroed


Back in June The Bourbon Review published their list ofAmerica’s 60 Top Bourbon Bars,  in the magazine’s sixth anniversary issue. Dayton's only bourbon bar made the list again and here's what they had to say: Century Bar, Dayton, OH: In what could be the most underrated Bourbon bar in the country, the Century Bar takes you back to 1862 with its 150-year-old back bar. The home of the former Kette & Sons Rye Whiskey Distillery, Century Bar packs 87 Bourbons and regularly holds blind tastings. It’s the sort of place every Bourbon drinker should visit at least once in his or her life. “The … [Read more...]

New Beer Garden at Oktoberfest

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Our friends at Cavalier Distributing supply some of the most delicious craft beer around town.  You may have seen them at the monthly beer tasting at Trolley Stop, where they are often helping pour beer and kindly sharing their knowledge about ales, porters, stouts and the newest trends in craft brewing. So when they shared with us that they will have their very cool draft truck in the new beer garden at DAI's Oktoberfest, Friday, Sept. 25th - Sunday, Spet. 27th, we got very excited!  Cavalier is even making it possible for a couple of our readers to attend the Friday night preview party.  … [Read more...]

The Dayton Foundation Wants To Know How You #SpreadtheGood in the Dayton Region?


The Dayton Foundation is launching a new social media campaign to celebrate and share the good work happening in the Dayton Region.   #SpreadtheGood: Dayton Region will kick-off on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Urban Nights, and run through December 2, 2014 (#GivingTuesday). The campaign will highlight the efforts and stories of not-for-profit organizations and volunteers in the community, while encouraging others to #SpreadtheGood in the region by performing a good deed on behalf of a local nonprofit.   Participants will be encouraged to … [Read more...]

UpDayton Launches Dayton Inspires


Dayton young professional group launches pride campaign "Dayton Inspires: to community ask for participants to share their inspirations in the Dayton region.