Brixx Ice Company is much more than “that place across from the Dragon’s Stadium.” Locals may be aware of their good beer tap selections and drink deals before the baseball games. What most Dayton foodies don’t know, is that this place has a strong menu. Brixx’s owner Chris Bhai keeps striding to bring fantastic food selections to go along with his restaurant’s fantastic patio view. A self taught chef, Chris brings his spicy spin to traditional favorites, and hits a few home runs of his own with innovative menu items. These meal selections are being gobbled up by hungry patrons and with summer in full swing, this eatery gets quite crowded.
The Big Ragu, Chef House and Hungry Jax enjoyed a peaceful, sunny, Saturday afternoon recently on Brixx’s patio. We sampled some Summer Shandy and the newly acquired Third Shift Brewing Company draft choices. Also sipped, was the new Angry Orchard Hard Cider by Sam Adam’s breweries. As we enjoyed the day we ordered an appetizer that has become one of Brixx’s calling cards, gourmet egg rolls. Egg rolls?? Yes, egg rolls. Brixx hand wraps these homemade beauties in forms of interesting twists such as cheese steak egg rolls and vegetable curry egg rolls. We went for the cheese steak egg rolls, which blew us away. Served fresh and piping hot, the cheese and steak inside melted in your mouth. They even served a side of cheese queso for dipping and it was pure cheese steak utopia.
Our special moment was interrupted by the owner and server telling us that we have to try the Kobe Meatloaf sandwich. Meatloaf ??? Yes, meatloaf. We took the leap of faith, and also decided to try another unique dish, Chicken Korma. Chicken Korma is Brixx’s spin on an Indian dish and was inspired by the owner’s father. Both dishes were very tasty. The incredible meatloaf sandwich has a glaze sauce that is sweet and spicy and it made the dish even more superb. It tasted like an incredible burger. We are hooked!
The Chicken Korma was a colorful and tasty dish. It is thinly sliced chicken breast tossed in a curry masala. The colorful dinner also includes corn, green beans and onions over a bed of rice. It is flavorful with the perfect amount of heat. It was also served with a few small pieces of naan bread.
Other Food Adventure favorites include Fire Bites (deep fried jalapeno slices), and of course the “Build your Own Brixx Burger.” Hungry Jax also enjoys the Chicago Beef Sandwich, homemade waffle fries and the breaded mushrooms.
Brixx Ice Company has live music on Friday and Saturday evenings and some pretty good drink specials. Who doesn’t love a great deal? They have a pretty extensive cocktail menu, and of course one of the best patio dining areas in town. Now you know, location is not Brixx’s only strength. The owner has presented a new take on familiar menu items, and hit them out of the park! Slide into Brixx Ice Company, a true Dayton original and check it out yourself.
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