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DAYTON EATS: Brunches that are worthy of the holidays and beyond

A delicious, hearty breakfast is tailor made for winter. It fills, warms, comforts and satiates in equal amounts. One restaurant in particular has a couple of brunch worthy events in December worthy of consideration. Griswold’s Christmas Eve Brunch This has become a signature event for Mudlick Tap House each year on Dec. 24 celebrating one of the best Christmas movies ever made, “National… → Read More

13 haunted reasons to visit Kings Island before October ends

The Halloween Haunt event at Kings Island continues through Oct. 30. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Hot tickets for popular food events on sale now

Champagne was paired with lively, light food options like seafood in the museum’s Great Hall, while the bourbon portion of the party in the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister received a savory gourmet BBQ treatment. It was an instant hit selling out more than 500 tickets in the first year with a massive waiting list. Turns out, even with a two-year break for the pandemic, it’s still as popular as… → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Restaurant Week starts Sunday; special menu honors former DDN food editor Ann Heller

2022 Dayton Restaurant Week features nearly 30 participating food venues → Read More

Get the best tastes from your vacation delivered to your door

Travel is about experience which means it’s also about diving with wild abandon into delicious food, calories be damned. Trying the flavors and ingredients that the region of the country or the world you find yourself in is known for is an absolute must. You’re not going to the east coast without stuffing your face with seafood unless you have a seafood allergy, in which case, I’m no doctor, but… → Read More

PATIO OF THE WEEK: Eudora Brewing Company a great spot for large groups

Kettering’s Eudora Brewing Company features a patio perfect for large groups. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Major change coming to these restaurants

Changes coming for local restaurants including Christopher's, HaHa Pizza → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Kick off patio season with DORA and Out on 5th

Oregon District provides plenty of opportunities to dine outdoors. → Read More

National Burger Day: Here’s where to find some of Dayton’s favorite burgers

Here’s a look at some of my favorite burgers in the Miami Valley. 571 Grill & Draft House 12389 Milton-Carlisle Rd., New Carlisle 937-845-0089 This is a fantastic place to grab a good burger and a cold beer. The half-pound two-handed burgers are stacked and packed with ingredients. The smooth, buttery patties are a blend of chuck, short rib and brisket cooked with a slightly pink center and… → Read More

Summer offers a bounty of riches for those seeking flavor, experiences

Summer offers a bounty of riches for those seeking flavor, experiences → Read More

MARDI GRAS: Miamisburg restaurant planning massive Fat Tuesday party

One restaurant that has done these kinds of events over the years to great success is Watermark, and in 2022 they are on a roll. The first event they will be throwing along with the new restaurant next door, Backwater Voodoo, is a Mardi Gras party on Fat Tuesday (March 1) from 5-10 p.m. Admission to the party is $15 per person or for the very affordable price of $65 you can get in to the party… → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Popular Oregon District restaurant to reopen this week

The restaurant, which was acquired in 2021 by The One Esca Group, has a new look, new menu, new cocktails and renovated dining room space as well as a new private events space. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Romantic dining ideas to use throughout the year

Here’s a list of dining ideas that can show your honey how sweet you are on them every day of the year, not just the days that are deemed “worth” celebrating. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Restaurants roll out special menus and deals for Valentine’s Day

For those who are ready to venture out, there are plenty of restaurants ready to host with special menus and dishes to help add a charge of flavor to the love-soaked air. → Read More

WHO DEY: Restaurants, bars roll out Super Bowl specials to celebrate Bengals

This list is a look at some of the restaurants looking to put on some experiences and moments together that are out-of-the-box in order to sustain fans and have them roaring in excitement over this rare, exhilarating achievement. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Learning to cook together makes touching Valentine’s Day gift

DAYTON EATS: Learning to cook together makes touching Valentine’s Day gift → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Chefs stories of family brings food to life

But when you dive deeper into these classes and boil them down, its essence is the stories behind food, the family recipes, the history of ingredients and the origins of what that particular chef chose to focus on that day and why. A great example of the origin stories that I love comes courtesy of Dorothy Lane Market Culinary School instructor Mary Cooney. “I’m a first generation… → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Food documentaries to chew on

“Barbecue,” 2017 You may think you know all there is to know about grilling meat over an open flame, but this globetrotting documentary looking at the tradition and ritual of grilling across different cultures and continents. South Africa, Japan, Australia, Mongolia, Sweden, Philippines, Uruguay, the Syria/Jordan border, Texas, Mexico, and New Zealand are the eleven locations that receive a… → Read More

Two new restaurants added to Restaurant Week

“I am so excited to welcome locally owned Thai Kitchen and their new restaurant Thai Table Restaurant and Bar to the Winter Restaurant Week promotion,” said Amy Zahora, Executive Director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association. “It is a nice option for diners who are looking for authentic Thai cuisine.” → Read More

Three new restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week

Jollity, which opened on Third St. in downtown Dayton in May last year, Backwater Voodoo, which opened in mid-September last year, and the Bar & Bistro, which opened downtown in the Top of the Market space in downtown Dayton, will be serving their first venture into the world of Winter Restaurant Week, continuing through Jan. 30. → Read More