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.

Chappys Social House Now Open

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This second Chappys location has 48 beer taps, but according to owner Dave Camplin, " our original location is quite beer-centric, and that works for that location. Here we wanted to expand our drink menu with classic cocktails, like our frozen Pimm's cup, and we have a nice bourbon list and more selections on our wine list. But our food menu is the same, though we'll add some specials as we go."

Chalk Art Comes To Life At The Greene Today!


The streets of The Greene will come alive today as artists create living art using only pastel chalk to bring awareness to national mental health awareness month from 10am - 10pm!

Rockys Run for Freedom 5k Run/Walk


Here is a great opportunity to get active and outdoors and support a worthy cause! The third annual Rocky’s Run for Freedom 5K will begin and end at Library Park off Central Avenue and Fifth Street.

Dayton’s Premier Wine & Gourmet Food Festival is Sunday!


Twenty four years ago, when Vail Miller of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine  thought up the event that has come to be known as Fleurs et Vin, it was to bring wine to the people in a way that wasn't stuffy and thus the Party in the Park began. Now moved on to the second generation of these influential families in the Dayton Drinking scene, the party continues to grow. This Sunday, May 17th at 1pm there will be over 300+ wines to sample under a huge tent in Welcome Park, which is behind UD Arena.  And we all know that the taste of wine can change when paired with food, so you'll have … [Read more...]

Olive + FUSIAN COLLAB Sushi Roll Benefit Crayons to Classrooms!!


The COLLAB SERIES features rolls inspired by like-minded chefs and restaurants in the community. It creates opportunities for us to continually infuse our menu with flavors of the world. With each collaboration, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local organization.

Is 3rd Time A Charm For Springboro Eatery?


SG75 Gastropub- casual dining serving gourmet burgers, small plate appetizers and hand crafted cocktails along with beer and wine offering lunch and dinner.

UDF’s 75th Anniversary Means 75cent Cones


Friday, May 8th is the 75th anniversary of United Dairy Farmers. To celebrate 75 years of serving many Ohio communities, all 182 UDF locations will offer 75¢ single-dip ice cream cones on Friday, May 8. T Also, UDF will offer a Stock the Ice Box sale, where customers can purchase five 48 oz. UDF ice creams for $15 – also an exceptional deal. UDF created a special ice cream flavor specifically for the occasion, and crowdsourced the naming right through their Facebook fans to choose a name for the new flavor.Thus “75 Candles,”  is the special anniversary ice cream,  a cake flavored ice cream … [Read more...]

Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!


Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla.  But  for many of us  it is a great excuse for a day of patio drinking! And since we are drinking in honor of Mexico, it only seems right that we should feature some drinks made from the blue agave plant, a spiky-leafed member of the lily family. By Mexican law the agave spirit called Tequila can be made only from one particular type of agave, the blue agave, and can be produced only in specifically designated geographic areas, primarily the state of Jalisco in west-central … [Read more...]

The Tavernette Inn Reopens in Medway


In a town with one stoplight, when a small town eatery closes it leaves a big vacancy in the community. So it will be a big deal when John & Kelly Hill reopen The Tavernette Inn on Tuesday, May 5th at 3pm. Their mission is to carry out the legacy and pay tribute to the history of this restaurant, which so many people know and love.

Sip & Stroll – Coming Soon To Outdoor Drinking Districts


Governor Kasich signed House Bill 47 yesterday making it effective now, allowing more than 60 Ohio cities with a population greater than 35,000 people to create 'outdoor refreshment areas' that are exempt from the state's open-container laws.