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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

Lily’s Oysterfest menu, dates announced

Oyster Fest returns for dinner service January 26 through February 6 this year and the restaurant has released the menu for which far more than a thousand oysters will be shucked. → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Pair these Winter Restaurant Week offerings with these food films

Pair these Winter Restaurant Week offerings with these food films → Read More

Lily’s launches pop-up steakhouse promotion

The message from owner Emily Mendenhall that came out this week read, “our Executive Chef Don Warfe has had two leadership positions at steak houses and LOVES cooking steaks, so we decided to create a lil pop up steakhouse menu alongside our regular menu next week.” → Read More

DAYTON EATS: Support local dining during Winter Restaurant Week

This year, 26 locally owned restaurants have signed up for the Winter Restaurant Week promotion which runs January 23-30. → Read More

Dayton Eats: Great food movies to enjoy with the family

With COVID-19 records being set across the country for hospitalizations and reported cases as the Omicron wave continues post-holiday season, many of us are choosing to stay and hunker down at home as we are able. → Read More

CONCERT NEWS: Weird Al is coming to Dayton

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

CONCERT NEWS: Weird Al is coming to Dayton

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

Dayton Eats: Resolve to try ethnic dining for the New Year

Eating healthier is a huge part of that and I have a suggestion to consider for the new year and new you — ethnic dining. Global cuisines tend to use less meat or no meat in dishes, are hugely flavorful and tend to be more nutritious than a typical American diet. The benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been lauded for decades by dieticians and the medical community. In fact, a Harvard… → Read More

Jollity’s food will elevate your mood this season

In this season of giving thanks, it’s a time for me to reflect on some of the best meals that I’ve had this year. → Read More