Dayton Dining

The Taste Takes Over Lincoln Park Commons Thursday


The 26th Annual The Taste festival takes place this Thurs, Aug 28th from 5-9pm at Fraze Pavillion's  Lincoln Park Commons.  As the Kettering, Moraine Oakwood Chamber's largest fundraiser and premier food event in the region will showcase more than 40 restaurants as they offer their fare to attendees.  Live music, food and networking will be included in the event. You can also win incredible prizes! You can purchase tickets  online at  or stop by the KMO office at 2977 Far Hills Ave.  Enjoy samples of delicious food from a variety of local restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

A Second Helping of … North China Restaurant

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The best deserves a second mention.  Our feature article spinoffs, called "A second helping of " are made for such occasions.  You may recall our article over 3 years ago where Superfry & the Big Ragu proclaimed to the world that "North China Restaurant has the best damn egg rolls ever!"  We decided North China is worthy of our "Second Helping" feature.  So hop on on our Food Adventure and grab some chopsticks, as we break through the Great Wall.  Let's dive into a second helping of one of our favorite places in the Miami Valley, NORTH CHINA !   HERE'S THE SKINNY: --- Things … [Read more...]

Warped Wing & MikeSells- The Perfect Pairing


During Dayton Beer Week  two of Dayton’s local, family owned and operated companies are teaming up to delight the Miami Valley’s taste buds. Mikesell’s, a staple of Dayton kitchens, barbecues and parties since 1910, is launching two new snack flavors: Beer Can Chicken Groovy Chips and Southwest Queso Cheese Curls. … [Read more...]

Carillon Brewing Company: Come for the history, stay for the beer

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  There's no doubt about it, Daytonians love beer. Considering Dayton's long history with beer, it's no surprise we like to wet our whistles with the stuff. The brewing industry was booming in Dayton up until stupid Prohibition, and I like to imagine all of the great Dayton icons clinking together their mugs after a long day of inventing stuff. Luckily for us, Carillon Brewing Company will be giving us an opportunity to see what it was like to have a brewery in 1850's Dayton. It's kind of like going to an exhibit about brewing in the 19th Century and then getting to drink the beer, … [Read more...]

Bee Original: Barenjager’s 5th Annual Bartending Competition


Do you have what it takes to be named America's best bartender? Barenjager Honey Liqueur, the original honey liqueur made with pure premium natural honey, is on the hunt for you! Professional and amateur mixologists across the country are invited to submit their most innovative original cocktail creations incorporating Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Barenjager Honey & Bourbon, Barenjager Honey & Tea or Barenjager Honey & Pear for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to "BEARlin," Germany and $1000.  Esteemed industry tastemakers will score all submissions and select the top six … [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...]

Dayton’s Housemade Sriracha Craze Continues !! **Bottle Giveaway !**


We had to follow up on Chef LeeAnne House and her Sriracha sauce, because it has really taken off since our first article-->read here.  Want a bottle of her amazing sauce for free??  Then comment on the story below and you will be entered into the contest.   One name will be chosen at random next week. The locally made Housemade Sriracha Sauce is a "must eat" and must have condiment.  It has popped up at various vendors all over town, and is now stretching to Cincinnati, Columbus and beyond. Haven't tried it yet?  Well this Sunday, is a perfect time. --- RELEASE PARTY FOR THE NEW … [Read more...]