Dayton Dining

All You Can Eat Chocolate Fundraiser


Once a year The Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe opens their doors to guests to join them for a rare opportunity to taste all the sweets in the kitchen of their place at Cross Pointe Center.

An Evening of Beer Education with Joshua Bernstein


Well respected beer writer (and drinker) Joshua Bernstein will be at Warped Wing October 20th for an evening of craft beer education.

Top Dog: Zombie Dogz Food Truck Still Leading the Pack


Who waits in a line 70 yards long for a hot dog?   The answer is a lot of people in the Dayton area, as long as they are waiting for a Zombie Dog. In fact, with over 16,000 "Likes" on Facebook, this food truck is nothing short of a phenomenon!  Since Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew are frequent visitors to this traveling delight, we decided to spread the word amongst our foodie readers!  Hungry Jax even marked this territory as one of her "Top Five Eats in Dayton" so no one has had more Zombie Dogz than us ... With Halloween approaching and The Walking Dead Zombie show starting … [Read more...]

California Cabernet Tasting at Arrow Wine


We will be pouring 6 California Cabernets 'Blind'. Guess which are which and receive a Special Prize! Cabernets to be tasted: 2011 Elizabeth Spencer, 2010 Trinchero Mario's Vineyard, 2008 Heitz Napa Valley, 2010 Simi Landslide, 2012 Beringer Knights Vineyard, 2010 Jordan $25.00 for the flight. No reservations necessary … [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 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...]

El Herradura Restaurant: Great Mexican Seafood Dishes & More


Whether you like the authentic Taqueira style Mexican food, or the somewhat Americanized Tex-Mex food found around town, you can find both options at El Herradura Restaurant. Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew have visited this spot on Upper Valley Pike in Springfield a couple of times.  We have been there when it is packed, been there when they had Mariachi Bands, and been there on a quiet Sunday afternoon.   One night Dayton Most Metro's own Lisa Grigsby from Dayton Dining even joined us!  So this article takes all angles into account. The menu is extensive, and we've tried … [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...]

Hottest Show in Town


Here’s one wild weekend with hot food and cool entertainment! Lots of great ‘hot’ people (hot food makers, bloggers and chiliheads) come out for samples, fun, contests, prizes, and great crowds to fill The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s on October 4th and 5th … [Read more...]

An Afternoon of Fine Wine and Food


You are invited to taste over 30 of the best wines from the Jackson Family Portfolio. Enjoy great wine selected by Josh Dotson and food prepared by Chef William Pence. … [Read more...]