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.

New Salon & Gift Shop Now Open On Brown Street


On the main floor of the building you'll find an upscale gift shop, Agnes & Orson. Joshua Stucky, co-owner of Square One Salon & Spa, has partnered with two Square One stylists, Canaan Good and Misty Wells to open a store that carries wonderfully eclectic gifts, candles, and small home goods. Named after Stucky's two dogs, the store also has a small selection of gifts for pets, an array of leather goods, and a collection of barware.

Dayton Children’s Hospital Call For Artists


By providing positive distractions to children of all ages, art will play an important role in supporting the healing process while enhancing the patient and family experiences throughout the hospital and its south campus facility. The desire is for the art to inspire hope and possibilities through whimsically sophisticated elements of discovery that complement the “Things that Fly” theme that pays tribute the Dayton’s claim to fame as the birthplace of flight.

Beer Bonanza This Saturday In Dayton!


If you're a beer lover, then downtown Dayton is the place you want to be this Saturday.  With 3 very special beer-centric events happening, you can make a day of it.  Here's the rundown: Fifth Street Brewpub's Holiday Beer Debut Sat, Nov 21st starting at 2pm Through their innovative Thin Mint recipe,  member-owners, Niall Foster and Jim Witmer won the overall 2015 FSB Member Homebrew Competition and took this American Stout to a higher level. It’s already a proven winner! Pleasing notes of chocolate and mint headline the flavor profile as well as “a strong cookie vibe” that is sure to … [Read more...]

Ohio Whiskey Society Meets


The very first meeting on the Dayton chapter of the Ohio Whiskey Society will meet this Thursday night from 6:30-8:30pm in Oakwood overlooking Main St. (2310 Far Hills Ave in the office above the UPS store). With a line up of 5 Whiskeys & Bourbons on the docket including Maker's Mark, Monkey Shoulder & Chivas Regal,

Esther Price & Warped Wing Have A New Secret


This year's Secret is a Brown Ale. With twists and turns through tones of chocolate. And sweet whispers of toasted malt. Wanna try it? Warped Wing is throwing a release party to celebrate, featuring Esther's Li'l Secret Milk Chocolate Brown Ale in draught and cans!

New Downtown Dining Option: Marilyn’s Grill


Soul Food at Its Finest, Comfort Food at its Best, The Taste will past your Test! This week Marilyn's Grill will be offering lunch on the sidewalk and next week the "soft opening" will start with breakfast Nov 16, and the restaurant will add lunch Nov. 18 and dinner Nov. 20.

Calendar Project Highights A Dozen Local Artists


"Geometric, organic, subtle or loud—patterns intersect with regulation and decoration in our lives. In 2016, let this calendar inspire you like it inspired us: to observe the small, the mundane, the good, and the bad. With newfound courage, chuck the old habits that no longer serve you, and create the space for new patterns to take form."

Serving Up Turkey Day Dinners 2015


Take some of the stress out of the holiday season and make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. Some offer the traditional turkey with all the trimmings while others may present their own creative culinary take on the classics.  Also many restaurants offer to prepare your food ahead, so you may serve at home- we've listed some options at the bottom of the list. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 15 million Americans choose to dine out for the biggest meal of the year.  That's not including the additional 4 million takeout customers who order their … [Read more...]

Beer Tasting & Buffet at The Dock!


This Friday, Nov 6th, The Dock Food & Spirits is hosting a grand buffet and food pairing event. Reservations are required for this eating extravaganza which starts at 6:30pm and runs $33.95 per person. Call 937-864-5011 to reserve your seat and then head to 250 W. Main Street in Enon to enjoy a night of seafood and beer at this casual Jimmy Buffet themed eatery.

Chinese & Japanese Restaurant’s Moraine Location Now Under Construction


CJ Chan's second location is now finally under construction.  The new location was announced back in April, when they signed a lease for the 1,800 square foot location at 2747 W. Alex Bell Road, in the same strip center as the original Chappy's Tap House. The original CJ Chan opened up at 536 Wilmington Ave in the fall of 2010 and has earned a steady following of fans serving up a "distinctive menu featuring more than 80 sensational dishes ranging from traditional Chinese favorites and innovative specialties to classic Thai foods from across Asia, using only the freshest, most natural … [Read more...]