Celebrate Mardi Gras with a fabulous four course feast paired with four beers from Datyon Beer Company. Earn beads for answering trivia questions about Fat Tuesday, New Orleans and Mardi Gras!
Two earlier events had sold out, which left us turning away dozens of foodies interested in the paranormal.
Fear not, the Food Adventure Crew and Dayton Most Metro have gotten Amber Rose and the Paranormal investigative crew called Parasense for one more spooky evening. The event will be held FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th at 7pm.
The Amber Rose’s menu is a Lithuanian twist on many European and German foods. Everyday is like Thanksgiving. Everyday is like Oktoberfest. This night will be SPIRITED for sure.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON THE HAUNTED DINNER:
WHAT: 4 Course Dinner with 4 Craft Beer Pairings. The event will feature a ghostly presentation of unexplained findings from the Paranormal investigative team, featured on national TV, called ParaSense.
WHERE: THE AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT – 1400 Valley St., Dayton, OH 45404
WHEN: FRIDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 9th at 7pm
COST: Tickets are PRE-PAY ONLY $38 per person, and does not include gratuity. Seating is limited, so don’t be left out ! This event is for guests 21 and over.
EXTRA: Wine, additional beer, and liquor will be available for purchase at the bar.
Learn about the history and people of the past of this creepy building with the delicious food. Hear stories, sound samples, photos and more from recent overnight paranormal investigations.
Bring your ears, and eyes and let your imagination run wild. Is the Amber Rose Haunted? We say YES with an exclamation point !
The event seats 100 people , and we already have sold over 30 tickets, so PLEASE GET YOURS BEFORE WE SELL OUT !!!
They’re Baaaaack ! Yes that is right, the spookiest, creepiest and most delicious Ghost Dinners are back again at Amber Rose Restaurant in Dayton! Once again, owner Joe Castellano and his incredible chefs and staff are teaming up with the Food Adventure Crew for an unforgettable “spirit” filled night!
The events will be held in the restaurant on Oct 6th and Oct 20th respectively, and will feature a paranormal investigator crew, sharing their yearly findings of nights exploring all nooks and crannys of the Amber Rose.
***TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE ***
SEATING IS LIMITED !! Get yours before we sell out !
1)RHINEGEISTS AND POLTERGEISTS RETURNS !
This is the big event everyone is talking about. We usually sell this one out at 100 people and it features a full presentation from “Para-sense,” a 3 person team of paranormal investigators who have been featured on national TV. It also features a 4 course dinner of Amber Rose, paired with 4 beers from Rhinegeist brewery out of Cincinnati.
WHAT:RHINEGEISTS AND POLTERGEISTS, 4 COURSE DINNER and BEER PAIRING
WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th at 7pm-10pm + after party
WHERE: AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT, 1400 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404
COST: $38 per person includes paranormal presentation, 4 beer tastings, 4 course dinner, and gratuity.
TICKETS ARE PRE PAY ONLY
***BUY TICKETS HERE, ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE***
2) “GHOST HUNTING NIGHT” IS BACK AGAIN!
This event is for amateur ghost hunters or seasoned ghost hunters and is limited to 50 people. The night will feature heavy appetizers and local and seasonal beer tasting that ends with in open time for exploring the Amber Rose with unprecedented access to various areas of the restaurant that are normally off-limits. These exploring sessions will be lead by the “Para Sense” paranormal investigative team. Bring your cameras and any other “ghost hunting ” devices you want.
WHAT:”GHOST HUNTING NIGHT” at AMBER ROSE, APPETIZERS and BEER PAIRINGs
WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th at 9pm – 1am
WHERE: AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT, 1400 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404
COST: $28 per person includes paranormal ghost hunting, 4 beer tastings, 4 appetizers, and gratuity.
TICKETS ARE PRE PAY ONLY
***BUY TICKETS HERE, ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE***
There will be souvenirs, door prizes and more … DONT MISS THIS EVENT !
There will also be a cash bar after party downstairs, and a chance to mingle with the paranormal investigators too. Extra food may also be ordered at the after party at regular pricing.
The Dayton area’s #1 Haunted Beer Dinner & Food Adventure returns!
OCT 7th – “RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS,” 7pm – 10pm
Theyyyyree BAAAACK at the Amber Rose on Saturday night October 7th. This is the long awaited return of the successful 4 course, 4 beer dinner. Tickets are $32, pre-pay only and may be bought by clicking HERE. The event always sells out and over 110 foodies and ghosties will join us in the private, upstairs area of the “haunted” Amber Rose Restaurant on Valley St. in Dayton. Eat, Drink and be scary. Also, see a presentation of the on-site paranormal findings for yourself.
Owner Joe Castellano and Chef TJ have put together the following four course meal:
COURSE 1: Homemade Sauerkraut Pierogies
COURSE 2: Roasted Chicken Roulade with Hot German Potato Salad
COURSE 3: Jager Schnitzel & Spaetzle
COURSE 4: Cherry Almond Bread Pudding
Brewmasters from Rhinegeist Brewery will be on hand educating the crowd about the popular Cincinnati Brewery and their philosophy on beer.
BEER 1: Rhinegeist – Puma
BEER 2: Rhinegeist – Citra Pale Ale
BEER 3: Rhinegeist – Franz Oktoberfest
BEER 4: Rhinegeist – Chester Cherry Saison
AFTER PARTY: 10:30pm -? Cash Bar Downstairs, Drink Specials, Late Night Appetizer Value Menu, Feedback Q & A, Mingle and Mix. As long as there is a crowd, they will stay open until 2am for us.
History of POLTERGEISTS at THE AMBER ROSE:
For the last 20 years, staff at the restaurant say that there are ghosts and apparitions that appear at all times of the day. There are also claims of unexplained phenomena such as glasses and dishes being tossed, lights going on and off and more. One of the ghosts is believed to be the daughter of the former house owner. She is a playful spirit named Genevieve Ksiezopolski aka “Chickie.” Does she haunt the restaurant? Take for example this incident, where a cook claimed to see a full apparition of a lady in a long dress who walked into the room, then turned and walked away. When the frightened cook alerted the staff, they quickly pulled the security surveillance camera footage. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THEY SAW ON THE SECURITY CAMERA.
NEW FINDINGS in 2017:
For the last couple of months, an independent paranormal investigating team has been taking sound samples, photos, and kinetic energy studies and have made some new findings. We unveil the new evidence on October 7th, and also highlight some of the discoveries from the past year’s investigations done by the three person team.
WORLD CLASS Independent Paranormal Investigators:
Kat Powell and Shelly Suittor met in 1999 as tour guides for the Ohio State Reformatory, Prospect Place, and Snow Hill Country Club and teamed up with Alicia Soich in 2012, This “ghost hunter” crew has appeared on National Television! Their work has been featured in “America’s Most Haunted,” “My Ghost Story”, and Haunted Ohio VI. They’ve logged hundreds of hours of field research and private investigations across the state. What will their findings be? Will they be contacted by “Chickie” or some other poltergeist?
This promises to be one the biggest and goosebump raising Food Adventures to date. We are expecting a sellout crowd of over 100 foodies, beer lovers and fans of the supernatural. Prepare to be creeped out !!
Hungry Jax, The Big Ragu and Chef House will stick around after the dinner for some cash bar drink specials and late night apps value menu downstairs. We will be talking beers and ghosts with attendees. The paranormal investigators will answer questions as well.
HERE is the SKINNY on RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS:
WHAT: “Rhinegeists and Poltergeists” Food Adventure 4 course dinner, with 4 beer pairings. Seating is limited to 100 frightful foodies!
WHERE: The Amber Rose Restaurant on 1400 Valley Street in Dayton
WHEN: Saturday Night, October 7th, 2017 at 7pm
COST: $32 per person (Tax gratuity NOT included)
TICKETS ARE PRE-PAY ONLY and ARE ONLY AVAILABLE HERE – seating is LIMITED !!
***EVERY attendee gets a souvenir pint glass from Rhinegeist Brewery. There will also be door prizes, trivia and of course the “PARANORMAL FINDINGS” and evidence presentations! Do ghosts exist at Amber Rose? You be the judge!
Join the Food Adventure crew for RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS – get your tickets for this beer dinner here!
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Below are more photos from our previous ghost dinners at the Amber Rose !
DaytonMostMetro.com and DaytonDining have a long tradition of celebrating Christmas in July! It’s a simple way to thank you for reading and sharing about our local eateries. We do our best to keep you up to date on all the tastiest news in the Miami Valley, and we’ve partnered with some of our favorites this week to offer you a chance to experience all their yummy goodness.
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As the next cold spell moves in during 2017 and you are craving a soup to warm your heart, consider this list. The Food Adventures crew, Chef House, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu, have compiled our list of Dayton’s Best Soups for 2017. From the first steaming spoonful, to that little bit of liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of chow that the Miami Valley has to offer. So, all you serious eaters, get a spoon, get some crackers if need be, and check out our list of MUST EAT soups.
IN ORDER from the best (because no one else does that) are Dayton’s best Food Adventures in a bowl… , here they are…
** DAYTON’S TOP 30 SOUPS for 2017 **
1) CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP from FRESCO:
A top soup from one of Dayton’s top Chefs and caterers, Jenn DiSanto. She starts with homemade chicken broth from scratch. The soup is stocked with fall off the bone chicken pieces, vegetables, and tortilla strips. End it all with a dollop of sour cream on top. This is one of those moments where you lose yourself in a heavenly bliss. This is the best chicken tortilla soup we have ever eaten. This soup is Chef House’s favorite !
2) THE GUMBO at RUE DUMAINE:
This one HAS to be on the list.. The owner/Chef Anne Kearney studied under Food Network superstar, Emeril Lagasse. Needless to say, when it comes to New Orleans’ flavors, she knows what she is doing. This award winning chef has a menu unparalleled n Dayton. We have found the perfect start to a meal at Rue Dumaine. This pick is an obvious one.
3) THE CLAM CHOWDER at JAY’S SEAFOOD:
When a soup is a Dayton icon and a Dayton staple for decades, it has to make the list. Whether you are 8 years old, or 80, people love this soup and have fond memories associated with it. The creamy broth, the chunks of fresh clams, and the perfect dash of pepper make this soup. Crackers or not, you are in for a treat when you sit down for a cup or bowl of this deliciousness… so go for the bowl. As you take a spoonful, the nostalgic atmosphere of Jay’s restaurant helps make it that moment in time where the world is in perfect balance.
4) THE SIZZLING RICE SOUP FROM CHINA COTTAGE:
For decades they have been serving this white meat chicken, fresh vegetables and steaming rice kernels in an unforgettable broth. This is on the appetizer menu as a soup for two. Sure you can get this soup as an appetizer for two, but who wants to share something this good? Get the soup for your meal, like we do ! The flavor is a perfect balance of mushrooms, carrots, other vegetables and rice in a white meat chicken and broth mixture. Another great creation from Chef Tiger Wang.
5) SATE SHRIMP AND PORK SOUP with RICE NOODLES from LITTLE SAIGON:
This Vietnamese style “Pho” soup is a spicy bowl of broth, rice noodles, shrimp, pork and vegetables. Served with a side plate of cilantro, lime and bean sprouts, it packs some heat. Not hot enough? Doctor it up with the table side chili paste or a homemade in-house sriracha sauce. This is a meal sized soup, with an appetizer price tag.
6) DUBLIN PUB’S “WORLD FAMOUS POTATO SOUP”:
It must be world famous, because it is downright incredible. It is rich, filling and sinful. We suggest getting it in the Sourdough bowl and add cheese and bacon on it. We also recommend taking a nap after you eat it. This soup has a cult following in Dayton, and is Hungry Jax’s top pick!
7) THE CABBAGE ROLL SOUP from VOLTZY’s ROOT BEER STAND:
The best soup in a root beer stand in the United States. Voltzy homemakes this stuff with cabbage, tomatoes, rice and his signature burger meat. In his words, it is so delicious, you will sing “Touch me in the Morning.” Cabbage rolls not your style? Then try his almost equally delicious “Cheeseburger Soup” or “Cream of Vandalia Onion Soup.” Yes, Vandalia like the city… Voltzy is nuts, it is undeniable.
8) THE TURTLE SOUP at THE AMBER ROSE:
This soup is exotic, thick and hearty. It is a old recipe, passed down by Elinore, the previous owner of the restaurant. We absolutely love Amber Rose’s take on this old school favorite. It is beyond good. This is one of those things that you eat and immediately want more. Visit Joe Castellano and his chefs and try it for yourself as an appetizer to one of their Eastern European meals. Extra points for uniqueness on this one.
9) CLAM CHOWDER at SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD:
Creamy and thick with chunks of clams and potatoes, this is a filling bowl of soup. Paprika and other spices, finish the flavor, making this soup one of our favorites. We already are in love with many of Sweeney’s appetizers that owner Lisa Long and her chefs knock out of the park. Add another star to the list. Hungry Jax can’t get enough of this one.
10) SEAFOOD CHOWDER from DOROTHY LANE MARKET: Maybe because it
simmers all day, it enhances the flavor. Whatever the reason, we are entranced with this self serve option to go at Dorothy Lane Market for this incredible soup. Rich and creamy and two terms that simply cannot be stressed enough. Chunks of fish and more fill the soup with corn and other vegetables. This is a nice, thick soup. We can’t inhale it fast enough on hungry rainy days. If there ever was a bowl you wanted to lick clean, this would be the one….
11) CHICKEN GUMBO from DISALVO’S DELI:
Another homemade soup from scratch. Chef Ronnie DiSalvo himself makes the soup with perfectly carved, generous chicken pieces, in a delicately light broth. The bowl is filled with a treasure trove of vegetables and tremendous flavor. This deli takes pride in its food, and this is another example of their incredible creations. Their motto is “made with love from the heart.” And we like to add, and straight to your mouth!
12) THE SHRIMP and PORK SOUP at LINH’s BISTRO:
A big fan following for this soup. It is an enormous bowl with filled one of the classic Vietnamese “Phos” (soups) offered at Linh’s Bistro. This meal sized magical creation contains broth, shaved pork and pieces of shrimp. Sure you can get it with clear rice noodles, but we prefer the egg noodle option (#34 on the menu). Vegetables and scallions also line the bowl, but that’s not all. The soup is served with a side plate of jalapenos, bean sprouts cilantro and lime. Separate some cilantro leaves from the stems and drop them into the bowl. This soup defines the words Food Adventure.
13) THE FRENCH ONION SOUP at DOUBLEDAY’S GRILL & TAVERN:
Lets be honest. Any one of Doubleday’s soups could make this list. In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one is a favorite. Dayton regulars have stuffed the restaurant for decades, and many have felt the hot, gooey dripping flavor of the french onion soup. It is easy to get lost in Doubleday’s large menu, but dont overlook this “must eat.” The steaming pot of soup is perfect for a snowy day. Try their Chicken Pot Pie Soup and Potato Soup as well.
14) THE NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO at JIMMIES LADDER 11:
Hearty, rich and just the right spiciness, this soup is one of those “OMG” moments when you take a bite. Owner Jimmie Brandell is no stranger to soups, having managed one of the iconic “Upper Krust” locations for years. The soup is perfect. They really hit the mark on this one. Order a bowl and wake up your taste buds. Goes perfect with their craft beer selections and sandwiches!
15) THE CLAM CHOWDER AT BULLWINKLE’S:
Clam Chowder at a rib place? The answer is yes, young Jedi. This soup is homemade and downright addicting. Generous chunks of clams in a mix of potatoes and cream sauce make this one of our “Must Eats.” Not many people know about this soup, but now you do. We are not responsible for any addictions. Make sure you start your meal here with this savory favorite. Their menu is filled with amazing items like this one.
16) THE CHILI AT ARCHER’S TAVERN:
Every year, Archer’s holds a chili cookoff. The winning chili goes on the menu for a year. All proceeds from the contest go to the Centerville High School’s Culinary Arts Program! The result is an amazing chili and a charitable donation! The current chili is a meaty concoction with a little bit of heat. It is topped with cheese and Fritos. Probably the spiciest of the delicious soups and one of our favorites.
17) THE MUSHROOM BISQUE at CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT:
Vegetarians rejoice! This Dayton soup is for you. A fresh, home made delicious recipe means a warm feeling in every spoonful. The taste of the fresh mushrooms is incredible Christopher’s thrives on making quality, homemade soups, and this choice is the star. Check it out and pair it with one of their delicious sandwiches. The restaurant atmosphere is homey, and lends to the comfort factor of feeling at home with this warming soup for the soul.
18) THE WILD MUSHROOM SOUP FROM HAWTHORNE GRILL:
It is pure comfort in a bowl. The soup is creamy, bold and flavorful. Hawthorne Grill puts out some great dishes, and this is one you need to get your hands on. This weather is the perfect time to try this unique, homemade item. Chef Candice Rinke has established herself in the upper tier of Dayton’s chefs. This soup is an extension of her hard work.
19) THE PICKLE SOUP from BLIND BOB’S:
Don’t be fooled by the sound of it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This is one of the best soups in Dayton. The flavor isn’t sharp, it is surprisingly mild and rich. If you like cream of broccoli soup, this is an even better spin on it. We congratulate Blind Bob’s for not only the uniqueness, but for the amazing taste. This is a great warm up right before you try one of their burger selections! Also, Blind Bob’s many craft beers go great with this soup!
20) TEQUILA CHILI at LUCKY’S TAPROOM:
Unique blast of flavor from the kitchen at Lucky’s. Owner Andrew Trick has developed an underground following for his terrific food. This chili is a highlight on the menu and one of the most loved items. Lucky’s offers a regular or vegetarian option. Recommendation: There is no better pairing on this list than the Tequila Chili and one of Lucky’s numerous craft beers. So go to Lucky’s, thumb through the beer booklet, pick one out, and thank us later.
21) THE GUINNESS ONION SOUP AT NICK’S RESTAURANT:
Gooey, warm, and wonderful soup that is the pride of Xenia. The soup is always made from scratch buy their “soup nazi.” This soup is served in a unique bowl, with a mound of cheese and few gigantic croutons. But what hit us most is the rich flavor. Hot broth dripping down your chin, as you swallow some of the cheesey strings. Take a spoonful and you will immediately see why this soup made the cut.
22) THE COCONUT SOUP at SIAM PAD THAI:
Another exotic choice on this list. Cherry tomatoes, lime juice and mushrooms highlight the ingredients in this soup. The tangy, light flavor make this soup the most refreshing on our list. Owner, Fon Chrisman is a culinary genius in Thai food. If you have not been to Siam Pad Thai, we suggest you pair this soup with one of their Thai dishes, or specialty sushi rolls. We promise you will be craving this soup in no time.
23) THE HOT AND SOUR SOUP at YOUNG CHOW:
We scald ourselves every time, because we cant wait to get into this soup’s shredded goodness. A perfect balance of tofu, pepper and pork, this hot and sour soup is fantastic. This soup made the list because it is just that good. And guess what else, the price is nice. We looked at your fortune cookie, it says you need to go to Young Chow.
24) TANTANMEN RAMEN at RAMEN RICKSHAW: Also known as “Peddler Noodles,” this soup is the epitome of homemade. Freshly made, daily noodles seeped in a pork broth that has simmered for 12
hours. Flavorful secret spices and green onions finish off the soup. Served in a small bowl, we can use a fork, spoon or even drink this delicious soup, just to get it in our bellies.
25) TOM YUM SOUP at TIK’s THAI GRILL: A spicy broth filed with mushrooms and green scallions. They also call this “Lemongrass Soup.” It also includes a secret combo of Thai herbs, lemongrass, tomato, and lime juice. The lime juice packs a punch right back to the lime juice that started the whole thing.
26) TOM YUM GOONG SOUP from HOUSE OF THAI:
Shrimp and mushroom in a hot and sour broth is the amazing menu item featured at this hidden secret in Beavercreek known for their Pad Thai. Not many people are familiar with this delicious Thai restaurant, but the soup deserves a spot on this list. It is obviously an old family recipe, and it is as fun to eat as it is to say the name. This is chin dripping, grab your napkin style good eats. If you are going to do it up, do it up right at the House of Thai.
27) CURRY UDON NOODLE SOUP from ARIAKE SUSHI BAR : A thick, soup with curry flavors and a nutty aroma. Slices of pork, egg slices and wheat noodles fill the bowl. It is a challenge to eat this without getting your chin or shirt dripped on, but the noodles are fantastic.
28) THE SPICY VEGETABLE SOUP from KABUKI: This soup is complimentary with big dinner orders. It is a fantastic mix of spicy pepper broth, bean sprouts and onions. This can clear your sinuses and make your cold feel better all at the same time. It is the perfect tune up for a sushi feast. Enjoy the color and aroma of the soup, it tastes as good as it looks. We have come to learn that at Kabuki, everything is great.
29) THE POZOLE from CHIAPAS MEXICAN GRILL: The owner of Chiapas tells us this is his grandmother’s recipe for a chicken and hominy soup. The broth is soothing yet spicy. The chicken is tender and shreds of it soak between hominy corn. Radishes float on top of this beautiful looking soup. One of the most unique soups on this list, it is authentic Mexican fare.
30) PULPO CAMARONES COCKTAIL en SALSA (Seafood Gespacho) from TAQUERIA MIXTECA
Served cold, this tomato based soup is stocked full of seafood. From huge shrimp, to baby octopus and calamari, it is not for the squeamish. Hardcore seafood lovers, however, will eat it up. It is served in a gigantic goblet and is easily enough for two or more. The vegetables and slices of avocado make the soup.
We have two honorable mentions:
a) SIZZLING RICE SOUP from NORTH CHINA and
b) SHRIMP and PORK SATE from PHO MI
And one final thing..
Best Chain Restaurant Soup? Chicken Gnocchi from Olive Garden
That’s it, that’s our list ! What did we miss? Do you agree or disagree with our choices ?? Please comment below and tell us your thoughts.
Meanwhile, check out our incredible photo gallery of Dayton’s best soups, below and “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by CLICKING HERE !
CALLING ALL GHOST HUNTERS! BYOE.. bring your own equipment!
(Caution: All attendees must sign a waiver) Get your tickets by clicking HERE.
Friday night, October 21st, in the wee hours of the night, you may hear a creak, you may feel a chill. But this is what many are coming for, this is what they want. The Amber Rose Restaurant is giving 40 attendees unprecendented access to the previously private areas of the “Haunted” restaurant. Some will bring cameras, some will bring fancy recording devices, others will just bring their senses.
Access to the spooky azz basement.. CHECK
Access to the creepy old attic… CHECK
Paranormal investigators “ParaSense” will be on hand, sharing their findings and helping guide visitors. It’s all you hunt from 9pm til 2am.
But hey, Ghost Hunters get hungry and thirsty.. So we have put together a 3 station stop of food and brews… in between your, BOOS ! For late stayers, there will be a special late night cheap eats menu and drink specials until 2am.
Now, THAT is a Food Adventure.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON THE NIGHT OF GHOST HUNTING:
WHEN: OCTOBER 21st at 9pm and you are welcome to stay and Ghost Hunt until 2am
WHERE: The AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT at 1400 Valley Street in Dayton
WHAT: 3 Beers, 3 Food Stations, 1 Night of unprecendented access for Ghost Hunting and ghastly findings from Parasense Paranormal Investigative Team. What will they share from their 2015 and 2016 overnight visits? Shelly, Kat and Alicia have recordings, photos and computer findings that will make your hair stand on end ! The Food Adventures Crew may be hiding under a table
—Deluxe Potato Pancakes & Bavarian Pretzels with Bier Cheese Dip
—Erdinger Dunkel Beer
—Bratwurst Encroute & Hunter Schnitzel Sliders
—Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
—Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
SPECIAL LATE NIGHT MENU 1opm – 2am – CHEAP PRICES, CHEAP THRILLS, CHEAP SCREAMS ! Hungry Jax, Chef House and The Big Ragu are always up for a late night Food Adventure.
COST: EVENT IS PRE PAY ONLY $25 includes the tip – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS –
Welcome to the heart of Haunted Dayton ladies and gentleman. Come learn about the history of Amber Rose, hear the personal stories, and most of all explore for yourself. There will be door prizes, trivia and much more. If you are serious Ghost Hunter or just have a hunger for the Miami Valley’s scariest places… Dont miss this one night only event !
Sellout crowd expected again !!
FOOD, BEER, … GHOSTS
This is a post that many of you have been waiting for… Dayton Most Metro is kicking of the fall season with a “BOO!”
—October 7th, the popular “RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS” ghostly beer dinner returns! A brainchild of local bloggers, the Food Adventure crew, this popular scarefest looks to again to have a sellout crowd of over 100 foodies at the Amber Rose restaurant. There will also be a special presentation from a nationally known paranormal investigative group, ParaSense.
HERE IS THE SKINNY ON “RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS”
WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 7pm
WHERE: AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT at 1400 Valley St. in Dayton
WHAT: 4 COURSE DINNER from AMBER ROSE and 4 BEERS from RHINEGEIST BREWERY
—COURSE 1: Sausage, Potato and Sauerkraut Pierogies and German Bier Cheese Dip
—COURSE 2: Beef Rouladen (rolled) with Roasted, Rustic Vegetables
—COURSE 3: Apple Cinnamon Smoked Pork Chop with German Potato & Bavarian Hash
—COURSE 4: Cherry Almond Bread Pudding
Each course will be paired with a Rhinegeist Beer:
—BEER 1: “ALICE” a Belgium Style Ale
—BEER 2: “EXUM” a Pale Ale
—BEER 3: “HUGH” an Oktoberfest brew
—BEER 4: “STEVE” a Dark Lager
WHAT ELSE: A special presentation from a local paranormal investigative team with national exposure, called PARASENSE. ParaSense will be sharing their findings from numerous overnight ghost hunts from 2015 and 2016. NEW FINDINGS, NEW GOOSEBUMPS !
COST: $35 per person includes the tip ! Tickets are PRE-PAY and ONLY AVAILABLE at THIS LINK. This event has always sold out and will be limited to 100 people.
EACH ATTENDEE GETS A FREE RHINEGEIST PINT GLASS !
*****The party continues after the event, downstairs at the bar with “Happy Hour” pricing*****
As many of you may know, The Amber Rose is supposedly a haunted venue. The ghost is believed to be the daughter of the former house owner. She is a playful ghost named Genevieve Ksiezopolski aka “Chickie.” Employees have many stories of glasses flying off of shelves, lights being turned on and even the appearance of a poltergeist. Take for example this case, where a cook claimed to see a full apparition of a lady in a long dress who walked into the room, then turned and walked away. When the frightened cook alerted the staff, they quickly pulled the security surveillance camera footage. What they saw at the same time the cook claimed to encounter the ghost was this: click to see video
A local, three person “ghost hunter” crew will be investigating the Amber Rose facility in the weeks leading up to the dinner. They have appeared on on National Television! Their work has been featured in“America’s Most Haunted,” “My Ghost Story”, and Haunted Ohio VI. Independent Paranormal Investigators Kat Powell and Shelly Suittor met in 1999 as tour guides for the Ohio State Reformatory, Prospect Place, and Snow Hill Country Club. Teaming up with Alicia Soich in 2012, they’ve logged hundreds of hours of field research and private investigations across the state.
What will their findings be? Will they be contacted by “Chickie” or some other poltergeist? Join us and find out ! And stay for the Happy Hour after party at the bar !
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! TICKETS ARE PRE-PAY ONLY! LIMITED SEATING!
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We love living in Dayton, Ohio… a close knit community that pulls together to help their poor, impoverished, down trodden and those suffering temporary crises. Lots of companies give not only during “the season of giving,” but year round.
Today, Food Adventures takes time to recognize some of the Miami Valley eateries that we have witnessed supporting numerous charities, year after year after year. These are some of the biggest givers, the most generous folks, but it is certainly not the complete list. These eateries give not only in the Christmas season, but support many charities, year round.
Let us first preface this article by saying that many, many local restaurants support various causes and give willingly to numerous charities. We realize that some of these establishments may have been missed in this article, but that does not diminish their impact on the community.
Without further delay, Food Adventures presents a list of some of the biggest givers, in alphabetical order:
Here are the locally owned restaurants that go above and beyond when it comes to charitable generosity:
AMBER ROSE: From the Ronald McDonald charities, to local performing arts charities, Amber Rose has a firm involvement in the community. They even have hosted events for Catholic women’s charities, Dayton Children’s Hospital and more. You can see owner Joe Castellano and his workers at many charity and social events throughout the year. They support the community quietly and never toot their own horn. They have also catered for and supported charities like the Dayton International Peace Museum and the local Habitat for Humanity. The list goes on and on..
ARCHERS TAVERN: This popular Centerville restaurant also leads the food scene in community involvement. Owners Dan Apolito and Mike Fullenkamp dive in and help many local causes, donating lots of gift cards and money. Their philosophy is when you give, it comes back to you. Small charities like Hannah’s Treasure Chest or local Alzheimer associations, no charity is too small or too big, and Archer’s helps a lot of them. They even donate to local charities with their everyday menu “wing challenge.” On May 9th, 2016, Archer’s plans on leading a charity event, Pro-Am, with celebrities such as Ickey Woods called Dayton Fairways for Airways Celebrity Golf Classic at NCR Country Club , benefiting the Jovante Woods Foundation. Food Adventures will be involved as well… stay tuned…
BEAVERCREEK PIZZA DIVE: Each Monday evening, they host an all you can eat pizza buffet for charity. They call it their “Serve Pizza, Do Good,” project. We call it a delicious and filling way to support local causes. Food Adventures has volunteered as guest pizza makers in the past to raise money for local charities like the “Miami Valley Pit Crew” and “Dayton Daybreak.”
BILL’S DONUTS: The best donuts in the world are made by some of the most caring people in the world. Siblings Lisa and Jim Elam have carried on the family business and tradition of giving to the community. They have sponsored dozens of kids baseball teams over the decades, and soccer teams too. They support the Blue Star Moms and Mackenzies Lemonade Stand, and so many more charities. One of their biggest giving events is the annual Superhero 5k Donut Run for “A Special Wish Foundation.” Food Adventures and Dayton Most Metro are planning on being a part of this event every year.
BRIXX ICE CO.: Owner Chris Bhai is an unsung hero for Dayton charity involvement. He is another proprietor who flies under the radar, supporting local causes at every turn. Charities such as Dayton’s domestic violence resource called the Artemis Center, 5 for the kids, and the local Leukemia Lymphoma Society have benefited from their donations. Whether hosting events, or helping cater, Brixx is a solid supported of the Miami Valley. If we listed all the local non-profits that Brixx helps, we would be here all day.
CAKE, HOPE and LOVE: Mike and Shannon Teague, owners of this bakery, started with just one cake pan. Now their reach is across the Miami Valley. They have a“Wall of Hope” on their website, where each month, they help a new local charity. Hospice of Dayton and The Hope Foundation of Greater Dayton are just 2 of the area charities they have helped recently. They also make countless donations of free product to charities like www.nohungrykid.org. Another example of good people doing good things for the Dayton community.
CASSANOS: Cassano’s latest generation, Lora, Chip and Chris, have continued their father’s and grandfather’s legacy in recent years. That legacy is a continued tradition of community involvement and charity work. Their “Cassano’s Cares” Foundation” has recently given tens of thousands of dollars to the local Spinal Muscular Atrophy foundation or “SMA.” The corporation has also given to and supported Grandview Hospital’s “Victor J. Cassano Health Center.” Other medical donations recently have gone to the Kettering Medical Breast Evaluation Centers. The Cassano family has also given away thousands of pizzas to charity each year. It is great to see a Dayton icon so involved in future of the Gem City.
CHAPPY’S TAP HOUSE: These guys continually hold events through the year as on site fundraisers for like selling old glassware for the Leukemia Lyphoma Society or doing a pint night to fight Prostate Cancer. They are always seen supporting various charity events, and never stop giving to the local cause. Good food, good beer and a company that gives back to the community.
DUBLIN PUB: These guys always lend a hand when charity involvement is needed. From donations to collecting Toys for Tots, they make a “yoemans effort.” The support the Dayton United Rehabilitation Services charity, and have even held fundraisers for a competitor’s bar owner, who had cancer. Holy Trinity Church and Dayton’s Alzheimers Association have been some of the charities that benefited from previous St Patty’s Day parties. Thanks to restaurants like this, local charities get that shot in the arm they need to serve the Miami Valley.
FIFTH STREET BREWPUB: Talk about year round commitment, these guys offer a guest bartending spot every Monday for charity. They also donate a portion of that night’s food receipts to the cause of the week. This is one of the coolest business philosophies and ensures that every week, Dayton area residents can help their favorite charity. Did we mention the great venue, food and beer selection? This brewery also has some of the friendliest staff in town. Manager Dave Tickel and his crew are second to none.
FRESCO CATERING: Owner Jenn DiSanto is an amazing chef, a wonderful mom and a true inspiration. She used her own personal triumphs as motivation to host events to help causes like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Dayton. Jenn has organized some unforgettable charitable dinner events such as “Plating a Night of Hope.” She also volunteers at various local schools to teach cooking classes for kids. Chef Jenn is very active in the community and is always giving back. She regularly donates her time, talents and money to several local non-profit organizations, including breast cancer charities. She has inspired many through her successful fight with the disease. Being an animal lover, SICSA Pet Adoption Center is another charity close to her heart. Jenn has been a chef all over the world, and we are lucky this gem eventually landed in the Gem city.
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE: Not many people are as involved in the Dayton community as owner Shane Anderson. He uses Ghostlight Coffee as a venue to showcase local artists and arts of all types. From hosting songwriter events that benefit the local Dayton Food Bank, serving up coffee at Masquerage, or providing a place for local charities to host their events, Ghostlight Coffee is a godsend to many who are fighting for a local cause. From music to poetry and everything in between. It seems as if we are seeing Ghostlight at about every charitable event, supporting causes in one way or another.
THE MEADOWLARK RESTAURANT: Chef and owner Elizabeth Wiley is a pillar of the community. Besides providing exceptional food at her restaurant, she is involved with countless local causes. She supports them with her time and money. For example, Chef Wiley judges the Springfield Food Truck Rally for charity. This benefits the Springfield Rotary Club’s charitable causes, including Services to People with Disabilities, Polio Plus and the International Project in Lesotho, Africa. Meadowlark is also a big supporter of Dayton Pride and the Greater Dayton LGBT Center championing the cause for equality, locally. Meadowlark’s chartible reach extends to other programs such as Dayton Public Radio’s Discover Classical, American Institute of Food & Wine, DaytonNightOut.com and so many others.
ONE BISTRO: This place promotes taking care of your neighbor. Dayton’s only “pay what you can afford” or “pay it forward” based restaurant, it is charitable in it’s nature. The staff is even made up with volunteers. You can volunteer to earn meals for yourself. Or you can volunteer as a donation of your time. Owners Robert and Kim Adamson business is driven by their faith in God and community involvement. We can think of no better cause than feeding the area’s hungry children and adults. One Bistro’s also donates to the area Red Cross’ Disaster Response Team.
SCRATCH CATERING: For years, Chef Matt Hayden has made terrific BBQ and gourmet meals. He has also donated to many area causes. From Dayton History events, to the Fleur’s Et Vin event for AIDS Resource Center Ohio. Scratch Food has left their imprint on the Dayton area, catering for many charity events. One such cause is the “Suzy Pender Memorial Fund,” which provides teddy bears to children at Miami Valley Hospital as a way to comfort them. Scratch Catering has provided the food for the Pender golf outing fundraiser for the past 15 years. Unprallelled generosity and dedication is what you find from the owners, here.
STONE HOUSE TAVERN: They are involved in many aspects supporting the Waynesville community. Stone House supports everything from kids athletic teams, to charitable gift card donations. They are currently partnering with Archers Tavern for the May 9th “Fairways for Airways” golf outing Pro-Am featuring sports stars like Ickey Woods. The event will benefit the Jovante Woods Foundation. We believe in supporting business like this that give back to Dayton in so many ways.
THE SUBMARINE HOUSE: Last year this restaurant donated over $15,000 to Children’s Hospital, at their “Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge” event. Restaurant owners Jason and Brody Tanner, oversaw the event and check presentation to the hospital. This event is held annually and the crowds and donations have grown each year. Great grub, and a great cause, you haven’t been to a charity event until you’ve watched a fellow Daytonian wolf down a 16 inch sub in 2 minutes. But hey, “it’s for the kids.”
WHEAT PENNY OVEN & BAR: Chef Liz Valenti and Chef Elizabeth Wiley are known for their work and generosity at Meadowlark restaurant in the past. As Chef Liz branched out to run Wheat Penny, they have continued the tradition of giving. Upon their opening they hosted charity nights for The Artemis Center, SICSA Pet Adoption Center and The Food Bank of Dayton, respectively. Other charities supported in the past have been Yellow Springs Pride, GLSEN Dayton Chapter, and AIDS Resource Center Ohio, to name just a few. Not only is Dayton lucky to have such talented chefs, but we are lucky to have such generous supporters of various Miami Valley causes.
YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY: Yellow Spring’s favorite farm is big on charity. From a free Wool Gathering, to a Bike Tour for charity, that supports 4 charities, including United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton. They always seem to have something going on. Young’s even hosts a “Cheddar Challenge 5k” benefiting The Antioch University Midwest Scholarship Fund. All this, while continuing to serve some of the area’s most delicious ice cream.
ZOMBIE DOGZ: Local couple Lee and David VanArtsendalen are always giving back to the community. These owners of Zombie Dogz are always saying “yes” to favors, donations and appearances for good local causes. Lots of these causes involve animals and dogs. Like the “Furry Skurry 5k” for the Dayton Humane Society or the Dog Wash for the Battle Buddy Foundation which provides service dogs to veterans. Just some or their other fundraising appearances have included Harrison Township Trustees’ National Night Out against Crime, Kettering Funk Lab Dance Studio benefiting the dance team, AMVETS, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Stonespring Transitional Care Center police fundraiser, a 5k benefit for Miami Valley Hospital’s Children Intensive Care Unit, Harrison’s Heroes foundationds benefit for the NICU unit at Dayton Children’s Hospital. They even make stops at local schools and churches. It is great to see this popular food vendor, with the most inventive and delicious hot dogs, supporting so many local causes.
Here are some of the Dayton area chain restaurants, that give the most locally:
BONEFISH: Quietly giving and supporting many charity events, we have noticed Bonefish’s involvement on the local level. They are a sponsor for a local golf outing for Hannah’s Treasure Chest. Other charities they support include Catholic Social Services, ARC Ohio’s Red Table Gala, and Life Essentials to name just a few. They also donate countless gift cards to local requests, and are always open to lending a hand.
BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANO: Bravo will work with various local charities for “dine and donate” nights and give 10% of food revenue to the cause. They host such events as “Breakfast with Santa.” From this event, they culminate a winter clothing drive for local shelters and $1 from each buffet sale goes to charity.
BRIO TUSCAN GRILL: Brio hosts and donates food to many local events. For example The Greene Daybreak event, to benefit Dayton Daybreak. They also sponsor the “Derby Day Brunch” to benefit The Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Wellness Fund. These are just some of the events they cater and support each year.
CITY BBQ: A regional chain out of Columbus, people really love their BBQ. We also love when the delicious food is catered to local charity events. City BBQ is at many of these outings. They also do a ton of internal donations to Veterans charities, Future Farmers of America (Ohio), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Local cancer organziations, and Food Rescues. They also offer 25% event donations to school and booster groups as well as charities.
FIREHOUSE SUBS: These guys are known for their charity mission statement. Their Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donates money for equipment for local firefighters. In October 2015, they celebrated a donation of $39,000 to the Kettering and Fairborn Fire Departments. Since the Foundation’s inception, they have donated $650,000 to Ohio Fire Stations.
JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS: Ted Tolliver owns the local franchises and he gives back to the community with passion. He has supported United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton in the past. In fact, upon each store opening he offered 10,000 free subs for a $1 donation to URS. Also, each year, during the month of March, customers are invited to come in to their local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to a local designated charity partner. The campaign culminates in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving, a nationwide event. This day 100 percent of the day’s sales are donated to each local charity partner. Since 2011, Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $8.3 million for charities throughout the country. Ted has continually supported the United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton as his partner charity.
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE, MORAINE: From pancake breakfast benefits, to event donations, Longhorn is carrying on the tradition of the late manager, Bob Medlin, by continuing to donate to dozens of causes each year. If we listed all of the charities, it would run for pages. Dayton Hospice Walk, Shoes for the Shoeless and Brief Blessings, Back2Back Ministries, Big Brothers Big Sisters program of the Greater Miami Valley, Miracle League of Dayton are just of few of the dozens of causes they support.
Chef House, The Big Ragu and Hungry Jax are proud to give a shout out to these fine people of Dayton who are making a difference in everyday people’s lives. Food Adventures would also like to say “Thank You” to these organizations, and a thank you to Dayton Most Metro for giving us a vehicle to present our weekly food scoop. Make sure you support these eateries that support the community.
There you have it, our list of some of the most generous and charitable restaurants.
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Warped Wing Brewing Company has done it again with a new flavor of suds. It is a Smoked Porter called “Creep Show.” This Warped Wing release party is in conjunction with a Ghost Hunting Food Adventure at The Amber Rose, SATURDAY NIGHT, October 24th called “Creeps and Creaks.”
This is a one night only, one-of-a-kind ghost hunting happening. Amber Rose Restaurant is giving unprecedented access to their basement and restaurant, for anyone who wants to see some spooks for themselves. The party starts at 9pm and will feature a tour with paranormal experts and beers along the way. The night will feature a tour with 3 stops, 3 beers and 3 appetizer stations. After the tour, guests are welcome to explore on their own and enjoy cash bar drink specials until close.
So come stay out ’til 2am while hanging with some of Warped Wing’s finest, The Paranormal Investigation Team of Shelly, Kat and Alicia, Amber Rose owner Joe Castellano and The Food Adventures Crew of The Big Ragu, Hungry Jax and Chef House.
Spots are limited. We only have room for 40 scared patrons. Attendees will be anything from beer lovers, to amateur paranormal investigators. CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS. Bring your cameras, recorders or any other equipment you may have!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
WHEN: SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 24th, 9pm – 2am
WHERE: The “Haunted” AMBER ROSE RESTAURANT, 1400 Valley Street
WHAT: TOUR LEAD BY PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION TEAM
*** 3 Stop Tour Guide
*** 3 Beers
*** 3 Appetizers
*** Freedom to “ghost hunt” until 2am
AFTER PARTY: Open Ghost Chasing and Exploration, Cash Bar with Drink Specials and $1 menu until close…
STOP #1: UPSTAIRS 9PM –
The beer will be WARPED WING REVERENT RED IPA served with
SAUERBRATEN CROSTINIS, BACON MAC N CHEESE BITES and MINI-OPEN FACE REUBENS
STOP #2: THE BASEMENT:
The beer will be WARPED WING’S CREEP SHOW (SMOKED PORTER) served with
GERMAN STYLE BBQ PORK on a PRETZEL ROLL
COST: $25 includes gratuity (Pre-pay only)
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DON’T FORGET THE AFTER PARTY until 2am: Explore the place yourself do your own Ghost Hunting,
Cash Bar with Drink Specials and special late night menu until 2am
So join this extra special night of spookiness, spirits, Amber Rose Food, ghost chasers and local beer!
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