Dayton Dining

Soup for CERF: An Empty Bowls Fundraiser At Zig Zag Gallery

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Beautiful pottery bowls and yummy soups...all for a great cause! Join us for our 8th annual fundraiser to benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Soups from Meadowlark, Flavors Eatery Centerville and more. Bread from Ashley's Pastry Shop. Desert treats by Sweet Nothings LLC getsweetnothings.com. … [Read more...]



The Ohio Coffee Co. Celebrates Five Years

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Reaching the five year milestone in the restaurant business is a tremendous accomplishment. Especially in downtown Dayton during a recession. But The Ohio Coffee Co. has fought to stay alive and has even grown during its first five years. Wednesday, 10/1/14,  is five years in business for this independent mom and pop shop. The owners of the OCC are Robert Gray and Becky Ledingham Gray. When they first opened their business in 2009, they only wanted to be a coffee shop. But, customers kept asking for food. The Grays had months to plan for a coffee shop and only weeks to plan for a … [Read more...]



Toast The Century Bar Tuesday As Best 60 Bourbon Bars Honoroed

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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...]



Bill’s Donut Shop Raffling A Dozen Donuts A Week For A Year

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In October Bill's Donut Shop  will be celebrating 54 years in the donut business! The shop was founded in 1960 by Bill and Faye Elam originated in downtown Dayton. Through the years, Bills Donut Shop has moved numerous times. In the 1970’s, there were multiple locations in the Dayton area including the cities of: Vandalia, Wilmington, Kettering, and Huber Heights. Over time, the Elam's decided to focus their resources and talents in one store location. In 1967, the shop was located at the intersection of Franklin and Main, close to where Panera Bread is today and the parking was one of the … [Read more...]



Introducing NEW Food Adventures Crew & Fried Chicken at Lily’s Bistro ($25 Gift Card)

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Food Adventures just got a whole lot more adventurous..... and you can benefit by winning a $25 gift certificate to Lily's Bistro in the Oregon district. *** FOOD ADVENTURES WITH BIG RAGU and THE CREW *** Blazing the trails in the foodie forums since 2008, Food Adventures has developed a large following... Today, we add some big players to the mix.  They include Chefs, Foodie Fanatics, royalty and an appetite for Dayton that has never been bigger.  Although we have a couple of new faces, FOOD ADVENTURES with BIG RAGU and THE CREW, is still the same FOOD ADVENTURES you have come to … [Read more...]



Seeking The Greatest Bloody Mary in Dayton – The Bloody Mary Showdown

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The Bloody Mary is an icon in the cocktail world. Dayton is going to find out who makes the best one!



Sweeney’s Seafood Celebrates 20 Years with $20 4 Course Meals

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 In the 50's The old Post Office was converted into Antonio’s Italian Restaurant. In September 1994 that location became Sweeney’s Seafood House.     … [Read more...]



Sriracha Beer Party Sunday at Toxic Brew Company

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Toxic will be making bloody beers with their porn or prawn (sriracha infused) beer with Lilys bloody beer mixer. The doors open at one for drinks and at 3 the enchilada bar will open. … [Read more...]



New Owner Breathes Life Into Dog’s Breath Tavern

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Been chasing your tail looking for a good watering hole? New things are happening under the woof, err. roof at Dog's Breath Tavern on Whipp Road in Kettering.  New owner Gary Leasure has already set some of his vision in motion.  Keeping with the dog theme, he has revamped the menu and promises even more improvements and innovations. As for drinks, he is focusing on having beer available from every Dayton Brewery.  You could literally do a brew tour without leaving your bar stool.  He is working out distribution with some of the breweries, and has some Dayton beers on tap already.  Right … [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...]