Food & Beer Pairings Announced for Moose & the Goose Dinner Event, Feb. 22


BULLWINKLE'S TOP HAT BISTRO and GOOSE ISLAND BREWING CO.  have announced the 5 courses to be paired with 5 beers  at the one-night-only Food Adventure event on Saturday Feb 22nd called  "The MOOSE AND THE GOOSE."  The extravaganza will be held at Bullwinkle's in Miamisburg at 7pm (tickets are pre-pay only). Dayton Most Metro's own SUPERFRY & THE BIG RAGU are helping sponsor the event with the help of Heidelberg Distributing, Dayton Dining, Goose Island Brewery, and of course Bullwinkle's Top Hat Bistro.       The courses are as follows (subject to … [Read more...]



Get your tickets now, because SUPERFRY & THE BIG RAGU have done it again.  Along with DaytonMostMetro they have put together another one-of-a-kind, one night only extravaganza called "THE MOOSE and THE GOOSE."  This time we team up  BULLWINKLES TOP HAT BISTRO and GOOSE ISLAND BEER COMPANY for and incredible 5 course dinner with 5 beer pairings ! WHAT: 5 Course Dinner and 5 Beer Pairings = one heck of a Food Adventure night WHERE: BULLWINKLE'S TOP HAT BISTRO in MIAMISBURG (19 N. Main St., Miamisburg, OH 45342) in the upstairs private party room WHEN: Sat, Feb 22nd  7pm - 9:30pm  with a … [Read more...]

Restaurants Closed But Not Forgotten – Part 2


As the new year dawns, we ask "Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?"  Well not when it comes to Food Adventures!   In this week's installment, Superfry & The Big Ragu take you on a trip of years gone by.  We call it "Restaurants Closed But Not Forgotten."  IMPORTANT:  This article is a follow up to one posted last year.  Before you comment saying "you forgot this place," please make sure it wasn't mentioned in our very popular "CLOSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN RESTAURANTS PART 1" (click here to view). Let's dive right into some of  "Dayton Restaurants that are … [Read more...]

The Bad Juan: A Dayton Legend


Hey Gringo, looking to tie one on during the holidays?  Then take a sip of a true Food Adventure in a glass.  Oh yes, the legendary Bad Juan margarita served exclusively at Elsa's Mexican Restaurant and Cantinas around town.  Whether on the rocks or frozen, salt or no-salt, every Daytonian has a "Bad Juan" story about themselves or a friend.  Superfry & the Big Ragu are no different.  We have had to push stumbling pals into backseats of cars, or help lift some hotties into the back of an SUV after a couple of these drinks.  We have felt the wrath of Juan ourselves, having numb lips and the … [Read more...]

Avoid Mall Crowds, Find Gifts at 2nd Street Market!


Are you tired of wrestling a redneck for the latest xbox at Wal-Mart?  Behind on Christmas shopping?  Sick of long checkout lines at the mall or department stores?  Superfry & The Big Ragu feel your pain.  Have you thought about shopping for unique Christmas Gifts at Dayton's 2nd Street Market?  We think it is the perfect place to find unique Christmas Gifts, birthday gifts or any gift occasion for that matter.   This is part 2 of our market series (last week was FOOD, CLICK HERE to view). Follow our advice and you're sure to be a hit with the family, with some of the best local gifts … [Read more...]

Local, Legendary Food Adventures at 2nd Street Market – Part 1


How about one building that combines some of the best cooks in Dayton and lines them up along the wall in their own vendor booths?  It's not a dream, it's reality in downtown Dayton. This is the first of 2 Food Adventure  installments over the next few days, and both cover Dayton's 2nd Street Market.  What a shocker, the first one focuses on FOOD ! Superfry & The Big Ragu have become semi-regulars at the market over the past few years.  Some of our tastiest excursions have been in this treasure trove of great eats. Variety is the spice of life, and this is true for the market … [Read more...]

Loose Meat: The Mystery of MAID-RITE Sandwiches


Usually when someone says "loose meat" it has never been a compliment, until now.  On the outskirts of the Miami Valley, in the town of Greenville, a legendary burger joint has existed since 1934.  It is called Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe. Over the years it has developed a cult following.  People drive miles, and even come from out of state to taste their 'burgers.'  They aren't even burgers, they are "loose meat sandwiches" or "Maid Rites."    Why are so many people coming to eat these sandwiches and why are they so good ??   Superfry & the Big Ragu set out to solve the mystery. We … [Read more...]

Lebanon Raceway to Close Saturday, After 65 Years

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Like many of you saw in our RESTAURANTS CLOSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ARTICLE, all good things must come to an end.  Today, Superfry & The Big Ragu add another name to this list .. sort of.  Some of our favorite Food Adventures have been at sporting events.  It is with sadness that we announce that one such place, Lebanon Raceway, will be closing this Saturday after 65 years of harness horse racing.  The reason for the closing is to make way for a new racetrack and casino in Monroe.    We are going to miss this place and the years of memories it gave us. Last week at the track, we said our … [Read more...]

What a Gas! AMBUCS Chili Cookoff Winners Announced


The people have spoken at the 27th Annual Charity Chili cookoff and Casino Night for AMBUCS.  And they were tooting more than their horns the next day! For the 2nd year in a row, JIMMIES LADDER 11 was the people's choice for best chili.   BUT NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS ..... SUPERFRY and THE BIG RAGU have their takes on the chili contest and it may surprise you. Your humble Food Adventurers were asked to be special celebrity guest judges and we ate every station, every bowl and left no pot unturned.  We also had hot dogs, coney dogs, wine, beer and soft drinks.  The frigid evening was … [Read more...]

Superfry & Big Ragu get Shish-Faced + ** $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY**


You ain't gonna believe this shish.  WANT A $20 GIFT CARD TO SHISH WRAPS??  THEN COMMENT BELOW ON THIS STORY.  A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM ! When you think of Brown Street, you often think of people who are sh%# faced.   But alas, we aren't talking about those people.  We are talking about people who are literally Shish Faced.  These people are stuffing wraps in their mouths and can't get enough of the great flavor.  Want to get Shish Faced too?  Then head to 1200 Brown Street, the home of a locally owned eatery called Shish Wraps.   This family owned business has capitalized on the … [Read more...]