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About Food Adventures with Big Ragu & The Crew

Together, your humble Food Adventurers will seek out locally owned restaurants, unique places off the beaten path, and even give our slant on some familiar favorites. Whenever we visit a place, we call it a “Food Adventure.” You can expect pictures of each Food Adventure we embark on. You can expect us hugging waiters, posting nostalgic blogs, and emotionally eating our way through life. We are not food critics, we just love to eat!

The Last Round Up – Dayton Loses a Good Man

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A chefs coat hangs on a hook in the kitchen area.  A somber mood is felt in the air.  Last week, one of Dayton's most humble community supporters was lost unexpectedly.  Bob Medlin, manager of Moraine's Longhorn Steakhouse passed away.  He left a legacy of helping others in the Miami Valley who were less fortunate than him.  Last night was Bob's visitation/funeral and as the crowds came to pay their respects, the one theme was Bob's giving ways.  He had a way of making you think you were his best friend.  Bob Medlin was everybody's best friend.   MUST KNOW THINGS ABOUT BOB … [Read more...]



Local Chef to Appear on Food Network’s “Grocery Games”

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A local chef is being featured on an episode of Guy Fieri's Grocery Games, a popular evening show on TV's Food Network. Chef Aimee Saling, a Dayton native, will be on episode that airs on Sunday May 24th at 8pm.



The Top 35 Burgers of Dayton

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The undeniable top 35 list of the best burgers in Dayton, Ohio. Each is a burger in a class of its own.



Brews, Blues and FOOD this Friday !

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Diabetes Dayton Riverscape is the place to be this Friday night.  Why?  Because a charity event for the Diabetes Dayton  is gonna rock your world, in a "bluesy" sorta way. The extravaganza is called Big Brews and Blues, and it is one of our favorite annual festivals.   The fest has over 70 beers to sample and of course they have some exceptional blues bands as well.   There is even a charitable auction at the end of the night. But this is Food Adventures, and we tend to focus on the food vendors as much as the beer selection.  So, let us give you our soulful take on this special night … [Read more...]



Around the World in 30 Bites!

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Dayton's 42 year old, World A' Fair, International Festival is set for this upcoming weekend. Yes, from Friday until Sunday, Daytonians will be showing their heritage spirit through arts, crafts, clothing, dancing and our favorite part... FOOD !



Who was Dougie Apple?

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Sometimes a Daytonian's story bears repeating. As you know we go on many fantastic Food Adventures. One you can't miss is about 2 weeks away. Friday, May 15th is the Big Brews and Blues Festival. This is a blues festival with a cause. The event raises money for the Dayton Diabetes Association.



It’s A Farmers Market At Night, With Beer!

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This Saturday the place to be is the Yellow Cab building. Tucked back on fourth street between Garden Station and the Dublin Pub is a community art space that hosts all kinds of events, most notably the Food Truck Rallies, art shows, concerts, movie showings and even farmers markets.



The Greatest Donuts in the World + **Win a Dozen of Them !**

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Every glazed must kneel, every jelly must bow.... Dayton, Ohio is home to many things, including the World's Best Donuts since 1960. Bill's Donut Shop is no doubt a Miami Valley icon, located at 268 N Main Street in Centerville



All You Can Eat “Sushi Club” Hits Dayton + ** win free sushi **

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Attention sushi lovers, you aren't gonna believe this. For the first time ever, an all you can eat sushi restaurant has opened in the Gem City. This special place called the "Sushi Club" has opened in West Carrollton.



Brixx Adds New Menu Items in Time for Dragon’s Season

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A Soft Pretzel as big as a steering wheel? That's just one of the new "Must Eats" that Brixx Ice Co. has added to their new menu this week, Dont worry, Brixx kept all of your old favorites like the Build your own burger, meatloaf and more.