Here is a good story for your Holiday.
What a difference a few weeks makes. After having a slump in winter sales, the Centerville Flavors Eatery put out a lifeline. On their Facebook page they said they were struggling and asked for regulars and new patrons to visit them for a boost. The result was overwhelming. People from all over the Miami Valley have been grabbing a bite, or placing to go orders. So many in fact, that the eatery had a record-breaking week recently.
Nearly 6 years ago, ownership of this location was sold. Business continued to hum with meal plans to go. It was early in December that the drop-off in patronage put the restaurant in jeopardy. While the family has publicly thanked local foodies for their Christmas Miracle,” they also asked for continued support in 2019, so they aren’t out of the woods yet.
The Food Adventure Crew took the opportunity to visit the eatery a couple of times in December and wow is there a buzz in town. Both times we stopped in customers continued to stop in, some as they were closing and had to take to go orders.
Have you been to Flavors Eatery? Wanting to try for the first time or revisit the place? Here is some information you will find useful.
HERE IS THE SKINNY ON FLAVORS EATERY:
—HOURS. – A unique schedule for he dining room is as follows:
MON: – 11am -8pm
TUES – THURS: 11am -3pm
FRI: 11am – 8pm
SAT: 11am- 3pm
—Located in Centerville in a small strip mall at 865 E. Franklin St.
Let us help you out, from years and dozens of trips to this eatery, we know the menu fairly well. Here are there “must eats.”
“MUST EATS” FOR FLAVORS EATERY:
Don’t forget Flavors has another location in Lebanon. That location is run by the original owners of Flavors, who opened the Centerville store years ago. The food offerings are very similar and feature that California style eatery menu we have grown to love. And of course they invented that incredible garlic sauce.
—THE PACIFIC SMOOTHIE:
Banana, strawberries, mixed fruit and mixed berry concoction with kiwi-strawberry juice. This shake will wake you up and give you an energy boost from the natural ingredients. Refreshing, and delicious, this one is worth a try.
— CHICKEN SPINACH ARTICHOKE WRAP-A-RITO:
This was Jackie’s favorite. It is a large burrito, stuffed with artichokes, chicken, spinach, apple slaw, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese and house garlic sauce on top. Jackie suggests ordering it with extra house garlic sauce. She could drink that stuff !
— PORTABELLA CHICKEN QUESADILLA:
This was the Big Ragu’s favorite of the menu. A Warm quesadilla with lots of flavor with chicken and portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, apple slaw, mozzarella cheese and topped with the incredible house garlic sauce. This was a perfect balance of healthy and filling.
— TERIYAKI CHICKEN FLAKY BAKE:
A delicious take on chicken. The teriyaki sauce was subtle and the chicken was cooked perfectly. All of it on a flaky tortilla and served with chips and salsa. Drizzled with Garlic sauce, it is a crisp flaking mountain of happiness.
—CAJUN CHICKEN WRAP-A-RITO:
Take a chicken burrito and add green and red bell peppers. The result is the beginning of greatness. Brown rice, apple slaw, yellow onions and beans are also filled inside with garlic sauce on top. The multiple levels of flavors and spices make a cajun flavored treat. Subtle, and not overpowering, the burrito maintains that healthy, natural taste.
—AVOCADO CHOCOLATE COOKIES:
The most interesting menu item in the eatery. It is a dark, dark cookie made with avocados. Go guilt free and eat one of these bad boys. It is an absolute treat.
—BOTTLES OF HOUSE GARLIC SAUCE TO GO:
Turn your kitchen into a mini-flavors. Not only is the sauce amazing, it is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, no MSG, with No High Fructose Corn Syrup. Try it on Salads, Chips, Pretzels, Meats, Pizzas and veggies!!! The sauce is also sold at Kroger and Dorothy Lane Market Centerville in the salad dressing aisle.
— THE HUMMUS PLATE:
This appetizer is fresh and a display of dipping vegetables that is just perfect. The hummus is freshly ground and delicious. This is a very healthy appetizer option, and none of the flavor is sacrificed.
If you are wondering about the house apple slaw, it contains a mixture of carrots, cabbage, radicchio, cucumber, apples, celery and green beans. It is a garnish found with most of their meals.
That sums it up it for our Food Adventure recap and feel good story of the season. Flavors Eatery in Centerville still asks for your continued support in 2019, but the Dayton faithful have been their guardian angel and saving grace this Christmas.
If you haven’t been there this winter, now you know what to order, so you have a head start on the rest …. see you at the tables, covered in garlic sauce!
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