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About Lisa Grigsby

Lisa Grigsby is a Special Events Director with over twenty five years experience in promotions, event coordination and public relations.

Owning Jokers Comedy Cafe for 20 years taught Lisa to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. She credits Leadership Dayton for exposing her to the amazing assets of the region and Clothes That Work for being her reason she stayed in Dayton. Her proudest accomplishment as a past president of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association was creating Restaurant Week, a twice a year tradition that continues to grow and benefit local charities as well. As a foodie, it's only natural that she continues to promote local restaurateurs with DaytonDining.

As a Dayton Catalyst, her desire to have ONE community calendar and advocate for the amazing assets of the region helped create the vision for the relaunch of DaytonMostMetro.

Crafted & Cured Opens The Doors

Chef Lee Anne House first shared some insights about this new Wayne Avenue business a few weeks ago, and we posted some pictures from their Friends and Family night last Saturday, and now you can make visit Crafted & Cured at 531 Wayne Ave. Open daily from 3- 9pm daily stop in and grab a growler from their selection of 60 taps, featuring ales, stouts, ciders, sours and meads.  Or peruse the beer wall of bombers, six packs and singles. If wine is more your taste, the Wine Wall is filled with bottles or red, white, rose and champagne.  They  plan to  feature many small  wineries, giving … [Read more...]



Beer Release Blow Out At Hairless Hare

Saturday will be a big day at the Vandalia brewery as Matt Harris, Master Brewer and Owner of Hairless Hare Brewery, hosts a special 5 beer release.  Don't let the strip mall location across from the airport fool you. These guys, who opened their brewery in 2013, make some awesome beers and were voted the Best Brewery in 2015 at BEER! A Celebration of Dayton Brewing. On tap when the brewery, located at 738 W. National Road, opens at 1pm will be: Maple Brown Ale:   Made with  Maple Syrup from Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, *100% of the proceeds of this first day of sales of the … [Read more...]



FILMDAYTON TAKES ON THE ROLE OF FILM COMMISSION

As many of you know, this past July I took on the role of Executive Director for FilmDayton.  What you may not know is that also meant taking classes to learn how to run a film commission.  I got my certification and today FilmDayton announced we are officially becoming The Greater Dayton Region Film Commission.  We’ve been doing that work unofficially for years, and now we are a certified Film Commission, through the Association of Film Commissioners International.   We celebrate tonight with a special screening of Miles Ahead, the Don Cheadle film about legendary musician Miles Davis.  As … [Read more...]



Changes Coming at Rue Dumaine

On November 27, 2007, Kearney and Sand opened Rue Dumaine in Centerville, Ohio."Rue Dumaine" was the street on which Peristyle, Chef Anne's first New Olreans restaurant was located . Rue Dumaine has gone on to win both awards and recognition for their food, wine list and service. Kearney has been recognized nine times by the James Beard Foundation, as one of the top chefs in the country. This morning Chef Anne sent this eblast out to her loyal customers: “It takes a village”…while this African proverb references the raising of children, I am writing this with a deep sense of gratitude … [Read more...]



Dayton’s Sriracha Mamma Takes Top Honors Again

At this year's Cajun Hot Sauce Festival that just wrapped up last week in Louisianna, Lee Anne House and her House Made sauces walked away with the People's Choice Award this year, after finishing 2nd last year, for her Red Thai Chili Sriracha Sauce. Her brand new Carrot Mango Habanero took first place in the fruit category! For the 2nd year in a row her Thai Chili Hot Honey sauce was named the Champion of Champions. Due to a problem sourcing peppers the original sauce has been off the shelves for a while but she was recently able to begin sauce making again and now HouseMade Sriracha … [Read more...]



Check out the Shantz Express!

Bill Schancey spent years in the restaurant business in Pittsburg.  He's been in Dayton for about 14 years and missed the business.  Bill says, " I love to cook, this is a way to get around the community, and meet people.   I'm learning to use social media- to promote, which is new for me."  So this year he's launched a food truck, the Shantz Express.  His menu is still a work in progress, but you can expect mostly American fare.   He's currently serving wings, burgers, salads, gyros, French fries, and calzones.  He's still trying to find a pizza he can serve quickly that … [Read more...]



10 Places To Cocktail On The Patio

The skies are sunny and warm weather is here, which can mean only one thing: The season for patio drinking is here!  Since it's been a while since we've been able to sip cocktails on a patio, we'd like to remind you of a few of our favorites:   Wheat Penny 515 Wayne Ave Newly improved, it's always a who's who of Dayton hanging on this rustic veranda enjoying some eggplant fires and  hand crafted cocktail from their well trained bartenders. Lily's Bistro 329 E. 5th Street, Oregon District They actually have three patio's, but it's the back patio, often dubbed the hidden garden … [Read more...]



You’ll Need More Than 50 Cent For An Effen Good Time

In what may be a first for Arrow Wine Centerville, on Saturday, April 30th rapper 50 Cent will be at the store from 1-3pm to promote his line of Effen Vodka. According to Arrow's Liquor Manager Jennifer Blair, she was at her son's baseball game when she got the call with the opportunity for this special appearance. "He's bringing a dj, we'll be playing his music and customers that purchase his vodka will have a chance to get their picture taken with 50 Cent." The 40-year-old rapper has recently partnered with EFFEN Vodka, which is produced in Holland. According to 50 Cent: "'Effen' means … [Read more...]



Crafted & Cured – A Dream Come True for Local Entrepreneurs

Two and a half years ago, two friends and co-workers that shared a passion for craft beer and high quality cured meats and cheeses envisioned a unique space where you could find obscure beers, ciders and sours along with family owned, small batch wines and champagne. It took quite a while but finally their vision is coming to fruition as Crafted & Cured.   Together Christian Alvarez and Andy Routson have quite the background that makes them a great team to lead this inspiring business. Chris is a chef, with his degree from Le Cordon Bleu in California. He will be making all … [Read more...]



There’s A New Brunch In Town!

The Fifth Street Brewpub has added brunch to their menu every Saturday and Sunday. They'll be serving up some breakfast favorites from 10am -2pm on the weekends, and they've even been kind enough to make beer pairing suggestions, just in case you weren't sure what beverage would compliment your chicken and waffles.   And speaking of the Brewpub, are you a member? A one-time fee of $125.00 is all you need to own your brewpub. For. Life. Join Fifth Street Brewpub and take advantage of all the perks offered by your lifetime membership. Members receive: 50 cents off all draft … [Read more...]