We all knew it was coming, and yet the news still hurts. Hara Arena will close its doors Aug 27th. The 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena that once was home to Dayton Jets basketball team and Dayton Gems, Dayton Blue Hawks, Dayton Owls, Dayton Bombers, Dayton Ice Bandits, Dayton Demonz, and Dayton Demolition ice hockey teams has officially announced it's closing. “We are painfully aware of the loss this announcement will generate, which is why we have fought so long and hard to prevent it,” says Karen Wampler, Hara’s marketing director. The site was originally the family-owned … [Read more...] about After 60 Years We Bid Adieu To Hara Arena
The third-generation, family-run company has restaurants in 43 states in the U.S. and recently opened its 560th store and will be opening it's first Dayton area eatery in Springboro this fall in the former Graeter's space on North Main Street. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is known for their slow smoked meats, smoked daily in hickory wood burning pits on-site daily. They offer beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans, asiago cheese creamed spinach to … [Read more...] about Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Coming to Springboro
You'll never be able to say there's nothing to do in Dayton! Our calendar makes it easy for you to sort by day and category so you'll easily find things to do. Looking for a beer event, a farmers market, live music? We've got all that for you! Have an event you'd like on our calendar? Submit it for free! The DaytonMostMetro calendar has thousands of events listed and we did a quick sort of FREE events to bring you this list of highlights for this weekend: Friday July 29, 2016 The Square Is Where... Fridays Rock! with Three Piece Revival Courthouse Square Friday July 29 … [Read more...] about Free Fun For Your Weekend
Originally started in 2005 Restaurant Week has become a major event in Dayton Dining. The original concept was a 3 course meal for a set price that related to the year, say $20.16 with $1 being donated to local charities. Since I left the helm of the MVRA, the program has morphed and now includes multiple price points, chains restaurants and more casual eateries, which offer meals deals for two at various price points. I'm not sure if they still do the $1 to charity, I could find no reference to that on the MVRA website or in the promotions for this years event. They have added a night, giving … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Restaurant Week!
Over 500 beer lovers gathered today at The Yellow Cab Tavern for the annual annual beer tasting event that is a celebration of Dayton brewing culture. All of the Dayton area breweries submited one beer for tasting and attendees were able to try a 6oz pour from all 13 breweries. Then you get to vote for your three favorite in this unique "people's choice" event. Musical entertainment by Todd The Fox, and outdoor games like cornhole and giant jenga kept the crowd entertained and food trucks kept them fed, as they worked their way through the following beer list: Star City Brewing Adena … [Read more...] about A New Peoples Choice Voted In At Beer!
The PokemonGo craze has landed hard in Dayton! The groundbreaking A game has surged to the No.1 free game and No.1 grossing game in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in record-breaking time, qualifying Pokémon Go as a certifiable global phenomenon. We've seen plenty of folks walking around downtown, in parks and shopping centers with phone in hand, a look of concentration on their face and then a yelp of glee, fist pumping in celebration of a capture! For those that want to know more, you can join the Better Business Bureau today from 11am - 1pm as they host a Lure Party on … [Read more...] about 4 Pokemon Go Events You Should Know About!
Since 2007 Fleming's Wine List has been recognized by Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards for having a wine lists that offer interesting selections, appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The 2016 Award Winners were just announced and Fleming's is just one of 53 Ohio restaurants that made the list. They're pouring the entire Fleming's 100 over two nights for an expansive tasting experience.Take advantage of this unique opportunity to taste and compare varietals, flavors and styles. Savor the difference between California and Oregon Pinots. Sample … [Read more...] about Fleming’s Tasting Featuring 50 Wines From Award Winning List
According to the Cornell University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group, on average, you can expect a chair or recliner to last about 10 years with regular use. The chairs at downtown Dayton's only movie theater, THE NEON, have been around for 30 years, though they were reupholstered 15 years ago when the theater closed for remodeling and reopened with 2 screens. With an average of 60,000 people a year attending shows, we'd say this is more than average usage! It's time to replace those chairs! Neon Manager Jonathan McNeal anticipates "closing the theater on a Monday, … [Read more...] about THE NEON Needs New Seats- Can You Help?
The Dayton Playhouse will hold open auditions for the musical Camelot with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, at 7:00 pm. Camelot will be directed by Ranger Puterbaugh, a Language Arts teacher and director of the Drama Club at Northmont High School. Puterbaugh’s recent directing credits include The Addams Family, Moon Over Buffalo, and Children of Eden. Musical director for the production will be Brennan Paulin. Production dates for Camelot are September 16 – October 2 (Fridays through Sundays). Camelot is the … [Read more...] about Dayton Playhouse Announces Auditions for Camelot
The Oregon District's hottest new eatery launches lunch to go today. It's a clever way to extend Corner Kitchen's audience, without having to deal with service, scheduling and other challenges of lunch at a fine dining restaurant. Lunch will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 11am - 2pm. Glancing at the menu, there are a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and sides items to choose from in a very affordable $6-8.50 price range. Beverages including soda's, tea and Elderflower Tonic are also available. According to their website, they'll even deliver box lunches to businesses and … [Read more...] about Corner Kitchen Adds Grab & Go Lunch