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Recent articles by Alexis:

‘The best darn waffles in town!’: A Dayton holiday tradition returns this week

Waffle Shop celebrates its 91st year Nov. 16-19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St. in downtown Dayton. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Farming father-in-law teaches lesson in enjoying and appreciating food

Dayton Eats columnist Alexis Larsen shares lessons she learned from her father-in-law, George David Schweitzer, a longtime Ohio farmer who recently died after contracting COVID-19. → Read More

Backwater Voodoo: New Tiki-themed restaurant in Miamisburg celebrates grand opening Sunday

The grand opening of Backwater Voodoo in Miamisburg is Sunday, Sept. 19, from 3-9 p.m. The restaurant and bar serve Tiki-themed cocktails and New Orleans-inspired food. → Read More

National Chicken Wing Day is Thursday: 10 saucy places to celebrate

National Chicken Wing Day is Thursday, July 29, and several restaurants in the Dayton area serve delicious wings. → Read More

Sneak peek at the menus for Saturday’s Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest

Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest will be held at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Eight restaurants and food trucks will be participating. → Read More

SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK: Sneak peek at 3-course meal deal menus

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s 2021 Summer Restaurant Week will run from July 25-Aug. 1. At least 24 Dayton-area restaurants will be providing three-course meal deals. → Read More

4 new restaurants opened in June and 4 more are coming soon — including a New Orleans influenced eatery

A look at the restaurant openings and closings in the Dayton-area in June 2021. → Read More

Sounds of summer: Where to see music acts in the area

Concerts that are currently scheduled in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus areas. → Read More

Sounds of summer: Where to see music acts in the area

Here’s a look at concerts currently scheduled in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus areas. → Read More

WORTH THE DRIVE: 7 summer music festivals you won’t want to miss

Summer music festivals in 2021 include Country Fest in Canal Fulton, Ohio; Lollapalooza in Chicago and Breakaway Music Festival in Columbus. → Read More

Dayton’s Soviet-style vodka bar reopening after pandemic closure

Dayton’s Red Star Vodka Bar and Cocktail Lounge, which opened just before the coronavirus pandemic restrictions began in Ohio last year, will reopen on June 18, according to a post by the business on Facebook. → Read More

Watermark owners plan new Tiki-themed bar and restaurant in Miamisburg

Watermark restaurant in Miamisburg is adding patio space, and its owners plan to open Backwater Voodoo, a Tiki-themed bar and restaurant, later this summer. → Read More

Watermark adds scrumptious summer menu items

Watermark restaurant in Miamisburg, helmed by chef-owner Maria Walusis, added summer menu items recently, including fried green tomatoes and pan-seared scallops. → Read More

WORTH THE DRIVE: 50 West’s burger bar perfect on summer days

The 50 West Brewing Company campus in Cincinnati boasts not only a state-of-the-art craft beer production facility with a taproom, but also a bike shop, a canoe and kayak livery, sand volleyball courts, a massive beer garden, a futsal court that converts to pickleball courts and a burger bar steeped in 1950s roadside nostalgia. → Read More

Kick off summer with these June food events

Peach Truck, Celtic Fest Ohio and goat yoga with a mimosa brunch are just a few fun, food-related events happening in June in Dayton. → Read More

5 hidden gem patios worth checking out in the Dayton area

These outdoor dining patio gems in the Dayton area create a one-of-a-kind experience and offer unexpected surprises. → Read More

These 7 Dayton-area patios deliver on ambience and flavor

There are many patios across the Dayton area worthy of scheduling a visit to, and here are seven. They range from Eudora's spacious outdoor seating in Kettering to the tucked away beautiful space at The Winds in Yellow Springs. → Read More

Patio Hopping Guide: Celebrate spring — and all the seasons — in downtown Dayton

Several restaurants in downtown Dayton have fantastic patios where you can enjoy food, drinks and city scenes → Read More

Patio Hopping Guide: 11 fantastic stops to make in the Oregon District

The Oregon District in Dayton has one of the greatest concentrations of fantastic patios in the region within a relatively short stroll of one another. → Read More

Here are some drinks to enjoy while you’re Out on 5th

Here are some suggestions for drinks to enjoy during Out on 5th weekends in the Oregon District. These establishments are participants in Dayton's DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) which runs all year long. → Read More