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- Volunteer Dates – Gutting, Tracing and Carving:
- Thursday, October 21st
- Friday, October 22nd
- Saturday, October 23rd
- Sunday, October 24th
- Crews will be working from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM each day
Other Volunteer Dates with different times include:
- Monday, October 25th — Display Set Up, Candle Lighting and Event
- Tuesday, October 26th — Candle Lighting and Event
- Wednesday, October 27th — Remove Pumpkins from the Hill
- The Big White Tent at the top of the hill next to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 500 Belmonte Park N. Dayton, OH 45405
Keeping the 9 Alive, August 4th
The FUDGE Foundation is planning an event to commemorate the anniversary of the Dayton Mass Shooting that claimed the lives of nine individuals and forever changed the lives of many members of our community.
They will be honoring those who were taken on Wednesday, August 4th, 2019, starting at 6pm in front of Blind Bob’s. There will be community leaders present to speak about gun violence and the danger it presents in our communities, a raffle contest with prizes donated from Mad River Adventures, Winans, movie tickets and many more, a candle lighting service, music and prayer as well as nine-minutes of silence to honor the victims who were fatally shot that night.
Resource guides to support those who are victims of trauma, such as mental health and support group information will also be available.
They invite the entire Dayton Metro community to join together at Blind Bob’s on August 4th to show their love and support for the families and individuals that have been affected by this senseless violence, as well as to seek out meaningful solutions to these shared problems.
The FUDGE Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to help individuals that are impacted directly and indirectly by mass shootings, violence, human trafficking, domestic abuse and other forms of trauma. Founded, by Dion Green, out of love and the memory of his father, Derrick Fudge.
PangeaKeto’s Sweet Chili Garlic Chicken was one of the big hits of Garlic Fest this past weekend. Owner Matt Hayden said, “it was soooooooo NICE , after nearly two years, to finally be back at a festival. We have thoroughly missed the jovial atmosphere of the Garlic Fest, the opportunity to interact with old friends, old clients, colleagues, and of course the opportunity to make new ones.” Hayden first introduced this chicken dish at Garlic Fest 2016.
So they’ve decided to celebrate a somewhat return to normalcy, all week by serving the very same Garlic Fest Menu of SWEET CHILI GARLIC CHICKEN, PIZZA BOMBS and ITALIAN CRUNCH SLAW !! To show our appreciation to Garlic Fest, they will be donating $1 of each GARLIC FEST CHICKEN to the Garlic Hall of Fame which recognizes community nominated people in the Foodservice sector that have had a positive impact on the local food scene.
Dayton’s first and Only TOTALLY KETO Grab and Go Grocery and Eatery.
767 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45459
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This pint sized chef is a finalist in a K-12 National Cooking Competition. Audrey Creighton is one of five finalists in this nationwide competition that will air on July 28 (12p ET) via livestream.
This Oakwood resident got the cooking bug during the pandemic, when she found a cookbook created by her Great Grandmother. There were over 200 old school Italian recipes and Audrey challenged herself to make 50 of them. And she did, from crab meat tortellini, biscotti, lasagna and 47 more meals. Her large family also loved this challenge as they got to enjoy the end results. Audrey also launched a website to document the meals she was making.
After making it through her first challenge, she decided to use her family travels to inspire her further, taking on new cuisines. She calls this her Bon Voyage challenge and explains, “I choose a place that I have traveled to and then, I choose a dish I had there and I recreate it!” She was able to take a cooking class in Spain, treated her mom to a pasta class for Mother’s Day and attended some local nosh-ups for more ideas. Her father, Sean Crieghton says what impresses him the most about Audrey’s cooking is her calm demeanor in the kitchen and admits she is indeed the best cook in the family. Her favorite thing to cook is salmon and she explains, “its because there are so many ways to infuse flavor into it.” She’s even experimented with some molecular gastronomy making chocolate noodles, vinegar pearls and balsamic lemon foam. She says her favorite restaurant is Nanyea, the Ethiopian eatery on North Dixie.
As part of her virtual schooling, her counselor suggested she enter the Virtual Cooking Competition put on by Stride. She was one of five chosen and the youngest to advance to the finals which will air this Wednesday. Here are the rules she has to follow:
Competitors will have 30 minutes to create a meal for one using this list of ingredients + any pantry staples:
– at least one green ingredient
– an ingredient that starts with a “C”
– an ingredient from the freezer
– a source of protein
– at least three spices that are not salt or pepper
Let’s all tune in and wish her well! And hope we’ll be lucky enough to have her cook for us someday. You can keep up with her cooking by subscribing to her newsletter. But Audrey insists this is just a hobby, her career goals are to become a lawyer and then a Senator.
Twice a year local restaurants pull together 3 course menu’s for Restaurant Week. This summer’s week kicks off tonight, thought many restaurants aren’t open until Tuesday. Due to staffing shortages, some of our local eateries are not participating this summer, but for those that are, check out the menu’s:
Tues, July 27th – Sat, July 31st
1400 Valley St, Dayton (937) 228-2511
Pot Roast Poutine
Pub Fries Topped with Cream Cheese, House Made Pot Roast & Gravy
Seven Layer Salad
Blueberry BBQ Ribs – 25.21
Blueberry BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Jalapeno Bacon White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Grilled Halibut – 30.21
Grilled and Topped with Pineapple Salsa with Tuscan Vegetables
Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill
893 E National Rd, Vandalia (937) 890-8899
Dinner for 2 $20.21 – appetizer to share and 12″ traditional pizza with up to 4 topping
Dinner for 2 $25.21
Choice 1: appetizer to share and two orders of chicken chunks
Choice 2: appetizer to share and any two quesidilla’s
Carver’s Steaks and Chops
1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville (937) 433-7099
Your choice soup of the day or Romaine Salad, Spinach Salad, Mixed Greens Salad, Caesar Salad
$25.21 Entrée Selections
Fresh wild-caught Scottish Salmon fillet
with our sweet house BBQ sauce
7 oz. rubbed with our house herb crusted then slow
roasted overnight – a Carvers specialty
New York Strip Steak
8 oz. grain-fed hand-cut steak with our
house blend steak seasoning
$30.21 Entrée Selections
Prime Rib & Shrimp
7 oz. rubbed house herb crusted then slow roasted
topped with three large shrimp, scampi style
6 oz. hand-cut filet mignon topped
with crab meat, béarnaise & asparagus
Dessert Selections: Crème Brûlée Or Chocolate Mousse
Chappy’s Social House
3 course meal $25.21
Choice of entree with 2 sides: 1/2 slab BBQ Ribs, 2 pork chops, beer batterd cod, mahi mahi, sirloin steak, boneless chicken breast, cajun fried shrimp, chicken and waffles, 4 piece fried chicken, bourbon barrel glazed salmon,
Chappy’s chocolate Texas sheet cake
Chappy’s Cajun Shrimp boil
Chappy’s chocolate Texas sheet cake
elé Bistro & Wine Bar
3680 Rigby Rd., Austin Landing, Miamisburg. (937) 384-2253
Tues, July 27 to Sat 31 – Restaurant week will only be for dinner service starting @ 3pm
First Course: Summer Corn Buddha Bowl- Blistered Corn, Quinoa, Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Arugula, and Burrata Cheese dressed in Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette and topped with Crispy Fried Beets
Bulgogi Beef Tacos- with Marinated Flank Steak, Kimchi, Sesame Cucumbers and Sriracha Aioli in Flour Tortillas
Second Course: Pan Seared Tiger Shrimp over Summer Corn Risotto with Mascarpone and Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Summer Bolognese- Bucatini Pasta in a Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with White Wine, Fresh Basil, Pecorino Cheese, Ground Chicken, and a Touch of Cream
Third Course- Chocolate Shortcake with Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, Cream Cheese Whip and Fresh Strawberries
House Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sauce, Creme Anglaise and Fresh Berries
424 East Stroop Rd, Kettering. 937-534-0494
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. 3 course dinner $35
Affordable housing. That’s the supposed guarantee that redevelopment doesn’t become gentrification. It’s a promise that there will be affordable housing so normal people can live in or near the newly redeveloped hip spaces that cost more than the suburbs.
I want that for food.
Affordable dining. With the introduction of “nicer” dining in downtown, Jollity, the Biscuit place, Sueno, and others, the hunt for a good lunch under $10 downtown are becoming scarce. Even that little Chinese buffet is almost $10 now for what is a less than stellar lunch buffet.
So, in good faith, here is my list of best lunches downtown for under $10.
Carmen’s Deli (Stratocache Tower)
Carmen’s Deli Falafael Gyro for $7.95. I eat this at least once a month. No sides are necessary. With all the fresh veggies on top of that pita and crumbled Falafel, you can skip the chips or salad.
Benjamin’s The Burger Master (North Main)
Beans and Cornbread with a wing or two at Benjamin’s Burger Master. If southern/soul food isn’t your thing, you can score a burger and fries well south of $10 there. It’s on Main street and delightful every time.
Blind Bob’s (Oregon District)
Blind Bobs for a BLT and chips. Again, no-frills, just a great sandwich for a great price. When it’s colder I go for the Grilled Cheese with a cup of chili (or the pickle soup). You are still out the door for under $10.
Taqueria Garcia Mobil
7 Huffman Ave, Dayton, OH 45403 (937) 554-8196 (calling ahead speeds things up)
Tacos are $2.50 each now, but three will fill you up, leaving room for a can of cola and you’ve just had the best tacos for under $9.00. I like the chicken and chorizo mix or I get the steak. Get the street taco with cilantro and onion, skip the cheddar, lettuce, and sour cream. This ain’t Taco Bell.
Falb’s Restaurant (Over by Children’s Hospital)
If you have a minute for a short drive out of the business district, and you want a burger, or breaded pork tenderloin, with onion rings and a Coke for less than $8, get to Falb’s. Eat like a king for under $10 there. Check their daily specials.
Canal Street Arcade and Deli
My final go-to when I can’t break the bank is the Club sandwich, half size, at Canal Street Deli. Grab a bag of chips and lunch is completed for about $9.00. My bar tab usually ruins this. A beer while you wait, a beer with lunch, cancel your one o’clock, and get another beer while you play a quick round of Golden Tee while heading to the door. Allegedly.
Where are you finding a bargain for lunch? Let us know in the comments.
Wow! What a fantastic weekend! Thank you, NEON Fans! We had numerous “sold out” shows, and audiences are loving our selections. SUMMER OF SOUL and ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN are going to stick around. If you need to see THE LONELIEST WHALE, today (Wed, July 21) at 3:15 is your last chance. On Friday, we’ll open the Sundance hit SUMMERTIME for One Week Only!
Foodies will be overjoyed at the choices in Middletown. Start at the Triple Moon Coffee Company to savor a handcrafted coffee drink and baked goods in a relaxing atmosphere. Read a book from the lending library, or play chess with a friend. For lunch take your taste buds to Gracie’s for upscale comfort food. You will enjoy their causal patio vibe, or create a picnic lunch to go from their market. BBQ lovers look no further than award-winning Combs Central BBQ for mouth-watering, smoked to perfection barbecue. We love the pub-style menu at The Swire Inn where you can kick back, relax, and spend quality time with friends or family.
Get your fill of sweet treats at Grandpa Joe’s candy shop and belly up to their candy bar. Or sample the baked goods at Central Pastry Shop, locally owned and operated since 1949, for donuts, cupcakes, or your next specialty cake.
For craft beer lovers, you have choices in Middletown. Visit N.E.W. Ales brewing for their approachable beers, filled with unique flavor profiles such as their From the Heart IPA, or Down with the Thickness Milkshake IPA. Beer and gluten free do not normally go hand and hand but Rolling Mill Brewing Company has found a way! They offer a variety of gluten-free European and American lagers/ales plus seasonal specials.
All you adventurers, look no further than Start Skydiving. Start Skydiving is the #1 ranked Drop-Zone IN THE WORLD! Learn how to jump out of a perfectly good airplane with their world-class coaches.
If you like to keep your feet on the ground – or in the water – bring your own boat or rent a kayak from BAAB’s Bar, Bistro, Biking, and Boating and paddle the Great Miami River. Stay for dinner and live music on their brand new patio. Cyclists will find easy access to the bike trail at several locations along the river including River Center, Bicentennial Park, and the trailhead at Carmody Boulevard. You can rent a bike at Spoken Bicycles or get a tune-up on your own ride from their experts. They also schedule regular group rides each week that you can join. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy a specialty cocktail or craft brew.
Family-friendly adventure awaits you on the New Discoveries Geocaching Trail. For those unfamiliar with geocaching, think high-tech treasure hunt with the treasure hunters using a GPS-enabled device to track down their prizes. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Getting started is easy. Sign up is free and you download a geocaching app onto your phone. Geocachers can find one or all 10 of them at their own pace. Parking is available near all of the caches and the sites are stroller and wheelchair accessible.
If you are a maker, or just someone interested in learning to be more creative, stop by Haute Fusion – a glass fusion studio featuring handcrafted glass art. Owner and instructor, John Ferrando also teaches glass art workshops starting at a beginner’s level. Shop around for a beautiful piece for your home or become a glass artisan by scheduling a class with John.
If you want to fall out of the sky, or keep your feet on the ground – Find Your Way to Middletown!