There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be, but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, much like they are prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed. In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest. The first plants grown … [Read more...] about Enjoy Deals Thursday For National Coffee Day!
It's become a fall tradition for Chef Candace to roll out her Oktoberfest menu just as the weather starts to turn. Dine at Hawthorn Grill starting tonight, September 27 and running through October 8 and you can enjoy her special German inspired menu: Obatzda Traditional Biergarten Cheese Dip with Homemade Bavarian Pretzels. 9 Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables. 19 Caraway & Apple Cider Pork Chop Natural Pork Jus, Herbed Spätzle, Braised Apples, Parsnips & Carrots. 22 Choucroute Garnie Sauerkraut, Assorted Sausages, Potatoes, Whole Grain … [Read more...] about Oktoberfest Served Up At Hawthorn Grill
Sinclair Theatre will present 3 FREE performances of Standing on Ceremony, The Gay Marriage Plays, on October 5-6, in Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre, fourth floor, building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus. Directed by Nelson Sheeley “Ceremony” is a series of vignettes by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright, and conceived by Brian Shnipper. Variety calls it: “A feel-good show celebrating gay marriage,” while Backstage says: “CEREMONY puts a human face on a hot-button issue and delivers laughter and tears rather … [Read more...] about Sinclair Presents Standing On Ceremony
There was an overwhelming response to the Fundraiser held at the Donut Haus Bakery in Springboro this past Saturday. The benefit was for the Ronnie Bowers family who lost their 16 year old son senselessly and tragically last week by a group of thug kids in Kettering. Owner Mike Hemmert said people started lining up at the shop at 5:50 AM to get in to buy donuts and coffee and put extra money in the donation container. He said they baked around the clock Friday night and had 14 working Saturday morning to keep up with the crowds. He gives special thanks to his good friends Dave& Tracy … [Read more...] about Making A Difference In Dayton With Donuts!
All of us have heard about the senseless, tragic killing of the Kettering Fairmont 16 year old last weekend. Ronnie Bowers was the young man that lost his life with a gun shot to his head over the weekend. Mike Hemmert, owner of Springboro's Donut Haus Bakery, just announced on his facebook page, a plan to help the family deal with some of the costs they've incurred due to this tragedy. "The Donut Haus is a long time supporter of the Springboro School District. When I heard last night that Ryan Combs (who works at the high school) is the stepfather of the young man that was tragically … [Read more...] about Donut Haus Hosts Fundraiser for Kettering Family Who Lost Their Son
With so many festival this weekend to get to, the Sons of Italy have come up with a way for you to kick off your weekend with an Italian lunch before the festival even gets under way. Just phone in your lunch order between 9am and 11am on Friday at 258-3600 and they'll have your order packed and ready for pick up between 11am - 1pm at Bella Villa Hall at 2625 County Line Road. Single orders or lunch for the entire office are welcome, but please bring cash- no credit cards will be accepted. The Lunch Menu includes: Pasta dinner with 2 meatballs and a side … [Read more...] about Italian Lunch-To-Go Friday From The Fall Festa
In 1895 a British writer, Guy Beringer, wrote "Brunch: A Plea" in Hunter's Weekly. He wanted people to gather for a late breakfast on Sundays not necessarily for the food but for the experience: By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week. We have to agree with … [Read more...] about Where to Brunch in Dayton
A long holiday weekend ahead and a tight budget? That shouldn't stop your from a weekend of fun! Here are our 10 top free things to do this weekend. There are plenty more, too! 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: Saturday September 03, 2016 Bike The 'Boro North Park, Springbor Saturday September 03, 2016 10:00 AM The Big Event Festival North Park, Springboro Saturday September 03, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Dia De Muertos Altar Making … [Read more...] about Free Fun For Your Labor Day Weekend!
If you've ever stopped by for lunch at Voltzy's Rootbeer Stand at 4668 Springboro Pike, by WDTN, you've probably heard Voltzy give you hard time! For over 25 years he's been serving up burgers and some amazing soups with an attitude. Now as you get to know and love him, like many of us have, you realize he's a great big softy under that harsh bark. Speaking of hard times, Voltzy's summer has not been a fun one- in June he had surgery and announced he'd be closed for about 3 weeks. In reality he has had a couple of surgeries and he's not been able to work all summer. Friends of his … [Read more...] about Voltzy Needs Our Help!
Pizza is a $30 billion industry in the United States and while Chicago and New York may get a lot of buzz for their pizza, Dayton is right up there for pizza lovers. Smart Asset compared 137 U.S. cities and determined the top 25 cities for pizza lovers by looking at "factors which would matter most to a true pizza-lover," according to its website. Dayton ranked 7th in their most recent rankings. Those factors included the cost of living, the number of pizza places per 10,000 residents, the average Yelp score for pizza places, and the percentage of pizza places on Yelp with a rating higher … [Read more...] about Monday Pizza Lovers Deals in Dayton