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Cincinnati Zoo rolls out wild breakfast and zoo experience

Beastly Breakfast is a unique experience that begins with a catered breakfast with a view of the savanna, guided tours. → Read More

Asian restaurant dishing out comfort by the spicy spoonful

Reasons to try the Spicy Pork Dolsot at Kabuki Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Centerville. → Read More

Dayton restaurant rolls out ‘Big’ burger to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Jimmie’s Ladder 11 will be rolling out classic sliders, specialty burgers and the debut of “The Big Jimmie Burger” to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18, 2020. → Read More

Greek recipes to keep the celebration going at home

In celebration of the success of the Dayton Greek Festival, we share recipes for three timeless Greek dishes: dolmades, avgolemono and moussaka. → Read More

The best gyro spots to satisfy your Greek cravings

The best restaurants near Dayton, Ohio, to get Gyros. → Read More

Local coffee shop celebrates 48 years in business with special deals this Sunday

Boston Stoker is gearing up for its 48th anniversary in business with a special one-day-only sale on Sunday, Sept. 13. Boston Stoker will be offering $5 off all 12-ounce bags of coffee, $1 off of all beverages and a deal to buy three, get one free for cigars. → Read More

Get your first taste of new downtown Dayton restaurant at pop-up events

Jollity — a restaurant that recently announced plans to open in downtown Dayton in the Fire Blocks District in 2021 — has announced events at Century Bar and Toxic Brew Pub to offer the public a sneak taste. → Read More

Inaugural Dayton Black Restaurant Week launches next week

A new restaurant week is launching to highlight some of the fantastic Black-owned food-based businesses in the Miami Valley. The inaugural Dayton Black Restaurant Week will run Sept. 14-20, 2020. → Read More

How to get a festival-worthy Greek feast to go this weekend

The 62nd annual Dayton Greek Festival benefitting the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will prepare carryout orders in place of its festival event this weekend. → Read More

New concert series on Ren Fest grounds to launch this weekend

1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q at Renaissance Park in Waynesville, Ohio, has announced a socially distant mini-concert series kicking off on Saturday, Sept. 5. The concerts including Scotty Bratcher, Naked Karate Girls and Southern Accent are slated to happen three Saturdays this fall, with limited tickets available. → Read More

3 restaurants taking tacos to a whole new level

Three Dayton-area restaurants that are taking the taco and making it their own: Table 33, Agave & Rye and Ghostlight's Fantasma Taco. → Read More

Outdoor Adventure Raffle with $30K in prizes to benefit restaurant non-profit

The Beep Beep Win a Jeep promotion is being run by the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA) to raise money for the MVRA Education Foundation. → Read More

Ghostlight Coffee launches ‘Fantasmo Taco’ at its South Patterson Boulevard shop

Ghostlight Coffee has launched a new taco option, ‘Fantasmo Taco,’ at its South Patterson Boulevard shop → Read More

Oregon District’s Trolley Stop celebrates 25 years of food, drinks and fun with throwback prices

Dayton Oregon District bar and tavern The Trolley Stop is celebrating 25 years with 1995 throwback deals. → Read More

Two Tiki cocktail recipes from Lily’s to make at home

Lily's in Dayton offers two tiki-inspired cocktail recipes to make at home: The Black Pearl and the Lime in the Coconut. → Read More

Sneak peek at the crispy, crunchy, craveworthy Bacon Week menus that launch this weekend

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s 2020 Bacon Week Promotion runs Aug. 15-22, 2020. Here's a look at all of the menus. → Read More

Downtown Dayton gift card bonus buy program returns this week

The Downtown Dayton Partnership will launch its third round of the Gift Card Bonus program on Aug. 13, 2020. For every $25 spent, a $15 gift card to support a downtown business will be received. → Read More

OPINION: Why local restaurants need our support more now than ever

OPINION: Life as we know it has been turned upside down since the arrival of the coronavirus, with the restaurant and dining scene among those businesses deeply impacted. Here is why we need to support Dayton restaurants. → Read More

10 reasons to love Summer Restaurant Week

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 19-26. Here are 10 reasons to love Restaurant Week. → Read More

SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK: Sneak peek at some of the menus for 3-course meal deals to stay or to go

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Summer Restaurant Week promotion will run July 19-26, 2020, with nearly 30 participating restaurants offering three-course meal deals for dine in, and in some cases, for carryout. → Read More