Your hometown potato chip company has done it again. Oh, how we love Mikesell’s Snacks for any occasion. And now, they bring us a couple of new, terrific products that quite honestly are surprisingly good.
The Food Adventures Crew have been enjoying Mikesell’s brand snacks for as long as we can remember, especially Chef House and The Big Ragu. Even our New York girl, Hungry Jax and her family have been crunching away on her decade in Dayton on those groovy chips. We have been on tours of the plant. We have been lucky enough to be behind the scenes, at test taste meetings, and met the workers that make the magic possible.
As we end 2016, Luke Mapp, VP of Marketing and his staff have come up with two winners. Seriously.. you gotta try these. The new flavors are “NACHO CHEESE TORTILLA CHIPS” AND “TANGY CHIPOTLE BBQ KETTLE COOKED POTATO CHIPS.” They are 2 more reasons to reach for your local brand, when in the potato chip aisle.
We give you Food Adventures take on these new “hot off the presses” flavors….
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON MIKESELL’S TWO NEW “MUST EAT” FLAVORS:
— NACHO CHEESE FLAVORED TORTILLA CHIPS: Ok, so this is Mikesell’s jab at the Nacho Cheese Dorito brand. The flavor is very close to Nacho Cheese Doritos, except a tad milder. It is a nice, easy snack. Nice, lightly flavored and definitely cheesey. One of the big improvements over other Nacho Cheese flavored tortilla products, is this chip is more sturdy. It holds up way better in french onion dip, queso and salsa than other brands. So, now you know, it is a strong hometown tortilla chip. You won’t have to go hunting
for half of your chip in the dip on this one. If you love Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips and love dipping, this is the chip for you, hands down.
— TANGY CHIPOTLE BBQ KETTLE COOKED POTATO CHIPS: Wow, what a great flavor! You get the patented Mikesell’s Kettle cooked crunch, and the sturdiness of a dipping chip that wont break either (we just talked about this didn’t we?). Maybe we are tortilla happy today, but this flavoring is faintly reminiscent of the old Taco Flavor of Doritos from the 70’s/80’s. It has that spin for sure. We are sure you are going to love this new flavor. In a world where people are trying to put biscuit and gravy flavor into chips, this is a refreshing innovation that actually works. It fits. The Tangy Chipotle BBQ flavor is great, and not a novelty.
*** HONORABLE MENTION: Back in March, Mikesell’s released another amazing treat that quickly became one of our faves. Salted Caramel Puffcorn Delites has been out for less than a year, and they are incredibly delicious and addicting. If you have not tried these yet, you won’t believe how good they taste.
Well, now you have some ideas to fill the holiday snack bowls with this season. Do yourself and Dayton a favor. Reach for the local, good stuff. Continue to make Mikesell’s brand a part of your family parties. The whole “buy local” thing is never more true than here. Check out these two new products for yourself and continue to support your hometown chip company Mikesell’s, who has been supporting Dayton and local causes for over 100 years.
We bet you like the new flavors so much, you will ask Santa to bring you some….
WHERE TO GET THE NEW FLAVORS:
— Speedway Convenience Stores
— Kroger Grocers soon
— Local Gas Stations
— Cassano’s, Marion’s, Submarine House
Have you tried the new flavors? Please comment below and give us your thoughts…
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The Great Darke County Fair ends a week long array of festivities this Saturday, so there is still time to get your fair groove up near the Greenville / Arcanum area. It is about a 40 minute trip to the Darke County fairgrounds, but oh is it worth the drive.
Rides and and more rides, food and more food, and of course livestock to make your experience farm filled fun.
We have literally been having Food Adventures at this fair since the early 1970’s. The Big Ragu has memories of his grandfather John Miller, who was born in Arcanum, taking the whole family from Centerville to Greenville. So you could say we have 40+ years of expertise on this subject.
First of all, a NON-FOOD TIP
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Address of the Great Darke County Fair is 800 Sweitzer St, Greenville, OH 45331
— OPEN 7pm – MIDNIGHT both Friday and Saturday – enough time to get your grit on… but the FAIR ENDS SATURDAY!
— Admission is $7.00, people watching is free
So here we go with our often imitated never duplicated trademark… “Must Eats.”
Here is the result of decades of studies…..
MUST EATS at THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR:
— THE FOOTLONG HOT DOG & ROOT BEER from the THE DOG N SUDS TRAILER: The pride of Champagne, Illinois, you NEVER get to eat this stuff. You may see their root beer plastic
bottles in stores, but “aint nothing like the real thing baby.”
— THE CHEESE CURDS from MIKE’S CHEESE SHACK: These cheeseheads are from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and every year they kill it at the fair. And every year we load up and chow down.
— THE “LOADED RIBBON FRIES” or “TORNADO POTATOES”: Ribbon cut potato chips, deep fried and topped with cheese, chives and bacon. We love this stuff. Eat them and devour them one string at a time. People will stare as you lower the pinwheels of potatoes into your mouth. That’s just jealousy.
— THE TROLLEY BURGER WITH CANDIED BACON from KC CONCESSION’S TROLLEY CART: We eat it all, we know our stuff. This burger is perfect for a browsing Food Adventure. It is not too big and the candied bacon is definitely a nice attraction. Chew on friends….
— DEEP FRIED ALLIGATOR MEAT ON A STICK from CRACKERBILLIES: Exotic, yet familiar, these nuggets on a stick had a great taste. All the way from Cape Coral, Florida to your mouth! We went back for seconds.
— BEEF BRISKET from GRUMPY’S BBQ: Cooked low and slow by Grumpy himself, this old farmer not only has a badass disposition but his brisket is just a s bad. Actually , Grumpy is a pretty nice guy, we got him to smile … once….
— THE HOT BROWN from FARMER BROWN’S FOOD STAND: The restaurant that is a legend in Arcanum, is a hot spot at the fair with their food stand. Farmer Brown’s serves up not a Hot Carl.. but the Hot Brown – which is a shaved top round sandwich, with provolone, lettuce, special sauce and mushrooms. If that isnt enough they slap it on a grilled buttered bun. You might call it a Hot Brown, we love to refer to it as an “Arcanum Cheesesteak.”
— PULLED PORK SANDWICH from HOG WILD SMOKE HOUSE: Homemade sauce in huge squirt jars meant we loaded it up for a finger lickin, lip smackin helluva good ‘sammich’ (when its so good you can’t talk). We went hog wild for sure. These
— DEEP FRIED PECAN PIE from the PIE ON THE FLY: This is frickin’ sinful. The pies are “Wicks Pies” from Winchester, Indiana. It makes the deep
fried snickers look like child’s play. This is a piece of frickin pie deep fried in batter. The pecan pie is the one to get, and it is AMAZING. We actually had to sit down afterwards to take in the whole experience. INSANE yet so logical….
— FRIED DOUGH from FISKE CONCESSIONS: One of the deep fried candy bar booths has a treat we have enjoyed as kids. It is called “pizza frite” or fried dough. But this is the biggest slab of dough we have ever seen. Our moms and grandmas never made it that large. It is fried dough, with powdered sugar and it is the tick tick tick .. bomb! This vendor is from Brookville, Florida.
Honorable Mention: The Deep Fried Mushrooms from Chuck’s Foods and the Deep Fried Twinkies from Fiske Concessions.
TWO MORE FOOD ADVENTURE TIPS:
— Use this chance to hit MAID-RITE HAMBURGERS down the street, on the way home… a loose meat sandwich that has a secret recipe that will keep you guessing and eating. We will grab a sack and love the snack.
— Stop at KENNEDY VINEYARDS on the way home in New Madison. Wine off the vine and we love the sweet, to the blush to the dry. 15 Minutes from the fair, you will fall in love with this place.
Open til 10pm this Saturday, and we will see you there!
That’s it – the FULL BLOWN story on the biggest county fair in Ohio…. See you next week with another foodie filled story!
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Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes, is back! 2016 marks the 7th annual fundraiser, and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. The event features incredible blues music, and dozens of beers to taste. Dayton Most Metro will host one of the booths and will be pouring beers into the night… Food Adventures is proud to again be participating in the event.
Chef House, The Big Ragu and Hungry Jax love this event because 100% of the proceeds go to Dayton Diabetes. This is the blues and beer festival you want to support, because of where the money goes and because it is for a great cause.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
—WHEN: Big Brews and Blues is Saturday May 21st from 5-9 PM with a VIP hour from 4-5pm
—WHERE: Five Rivers MetroPark’s RiverScape Pavillion
— WHY: To raise money for Dayton Diabetes while having a great time.
— COST: $35 presale
$40 at the door for regular admission
$50 for VIP admission, which gets you in one hour earlier, plus some additional tasting tickets.
Tickets are available on-line at www.bigbrewsandblues.com
4p-6pm Jimmy D. Rogers
6:15p-7:15p Micah Kesselring
7:45p-9p Shake n’ The New Senders
And emceed by Earl “Southside’ Hayes
— ALL BEERS ARE DRAUGHT BEERS
— ALL BEERS ARE AMERICAN CRAFT BEERS
— ALL OF THE LOCAL BREWERIES WILL BE REPRESENTED !
— There will be multiple CASK BEERS and LIMITED RELEASE BEERS
— BOSTON’S BISTRO and PUB: We have never had anything here we didnt like…
— BOURBON STREET GRILL: Get the Bourbon Chicken
— HEART’S HOT DOGS: The Chicago Style Hot Dog and The Steak Burger
— PITA POCKETS: Get the Gyro !
— THE ORIGINAL PIZZA FACTORY: Whether you get the Pepperoni or the Deluxe, you will have a nice thick slice on your hands.
Saturday’s Big Brews and Blues not enough for you??
Then get your thirsty mug to these related events for
American Craft Beer Week in Dayton (We love Craft Beer)
Tuesday, May 17th: It’s Taco Tuesday at Pour Haus. Starts at 5 pm.
Wednesday, May 18th: The American IPA Showcase at The Barrel House. Starts at 5 pm.
Thursday, May 19th: Ohio Beer Spotlight at Dayton Beer Company featuring MadTree, FatHeads, Jackie O’s, Dayton Beer Company, and others. Starts at 5 pm.
Friday, May 20th: Big Brews and Blues Pre-party at Boston’s Bistro & Pub, featuring Hungarian food. Starts at 6:00pm.
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Pins and Beers
May is National Barbecue Month. A time for friends and family to get outside in the backyard and enjoy the beautiful weather we have! It’s no secret that grilling is the ticket to an easy, delicious meal and a healthier lifestyle. Outdoor cooking encourages us to make smarter food choices such as eating fresh rather than frozen foods Outdoor cooking remains more popular than ever, with 70% of Americans revealing that they prefer cooking out over eating out to save money, according to new national poll released today by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA).
National BBQ month is the perfect time to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. How about a Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Planked Salmon? Hamburgers and hotdogs are classic grill fare, but have fun with a wide selection of meats including different cuts of beef, chicken, pork and seafood.
2. Pick Your Veggies
Colorful vegetable kabobs bursting with flavor are the essence of summer. Some of the best vegetables for grilling include tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions, potatoes, asparagus and—of course—corn on the cob. Grilling is a surefire way for the whole family to get their proper intake of vegetables. Perfectly caramelized and wrapped in smoky goodness, they are hard to resist.
3. Select Your Side Items
What is a BBQ without creamy coleslaw, smoky baked beans and fresh salads? Perhaps you prefer macaroni and cheese, a pasta salad or collared greens with a kick. Or step it up a notch with tomato and watercress salad, toasted Israeli couscous or barbecued deviled eggs. Explore new condiments, and dipping sauces.
4. Make Sure You Have The Right Equipment
Gas or charcoal grilling: It’s the grate debate. The most popularly priced gas grills are $129 to $299, while grills with more features will run between $800 and $1,500 and well beyond. Charcoal you can get something on the low end for about $25. A basic Weber kettle is around $150, while more deluxe models are upward of $600.
5. Upkeep / Maintenance
Gas You’ll have to check the gas connections and lines, replace the flavor briquettes, and refill the propane tanks as needed. You may also have to replace the ignition or grates now and then, and keep the burners, ignitor collector box, and drip tray clean. If you cover your grill when not in use, you can minimize upkeep.
Charcoal The grill grates should be replaced annually, or every other year, depending on wear and tear. There aren’t a lot of other parts to maintain unless you opt for a model with a gas ignition.
6. Grill Good Food
What’s on top of your grate is just as important as what’s underneath it. Try to use seasonal, local, and organic produce and meats. With all the local farmers markets starting to open up for the season, it’s easy to pick up local food.
It is going to be a “Hoppy April Fools Day” on April 1st in Dayton. That is because the Food Adventures Crew is showcasing a dinner teaming up two North Dayton favorites. Company 7 BBQ will partner with Hairless Hare Brewery for a 5 course, one-night-only dinner! Hairless Hare is busy brewing four beers to be paired with the five course.
The best thing about this dinner may be the price. Tickets are pre-pay only and are $25, which includes the tip!
***TICKETS MAY ONLY BE BOUGHT ONLINE THROUGH THIS LINK—> click HERE
GREAT LOCAL BBQ:
Company 7 BBQ, in Englewood is known for 7 great, homemade BBQ sauces, and tremendous, slow cooked BBQ meats. Company 7 has been featured on national TV with a spot on the Travel Channel’s show “Food Paradise.” Now it is time for an epic Food Adventure like no other. The owners are a dad, son and a son-in-law, all of whom are firefighters. They learned the BBQ craft through slow cooking methods and the fruits of their knowledge are your treat.
GREAT LOCAL BEER:
Hairless Hare Brewery, in Vandalia since 2013, is known for pushing the envelope of taste and ingenuity. Their variety of beers is unmatched. They experiment with different styles and flavors, and inventiveness is one of their trademarks. So is quality and consistency. Food Adventures met with owners Matt Harris and Mike Legg and, their beer pairings will go perfectly with the great BBQ.
Now, lets recap what you need to know about this one-night-only, one-of-a-kind feast for all you local foodies…
April Fools day will bring some BBQ and BEER together… no joke !
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
WHAT: “HOPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY” DINNER at COMPANY 7 BBQ, FEATURING HAIRLESS HARE BREWERY
WHAT ELSE: 5 COURSE DINNER, MATCHED WITH 4 BEERS
WHERE: COMPANY 7 BBQ, 1001 S. Main St., Engelwood, Ohio (St. Rt. 48)
WHEN: FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 1st, 2016 at 7:00pm
COST: $25 per person, this includes gratuity. WHAT A DEAL ! Here is the event on Facebook if you want to join, but remember …
**TICKETS MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE BY CLICKING —>HERE
COMPANY 7 BBQ MENU:
COURSE 1 : HOMEMADE GUMBO
COURSE 2: SMOKED WINGS
COURSE 3: PULLED PORK SLIDERS with COLE SLAW
COURSE 4: BEEF BRISKET WITH BBQ BAKED BEANS
COURSE 5: HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER PIE
HAIRLESS HARE BEER PAIRING:
COURSE 1: TPA DOUBLE IPA
COURSE 2: “RYE THE HELL KNOT” PALE ALE – Aromas of bread and mild spice, with a smooth hoppy finish
COURSE 3: CAERBANNOG ENGLISH BROWN ALE – Inspired by the rabbit and holy hand grenade from the movie “Monty Python’s Holy Grail”
COURSE 4: COLD WAR RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
There is one more thing…. THE AFTER PARTY moves to the bar!!! And we negotiated a “hoppy hour…”
COMPANY 7 has 25 beers on tap and EACH BEER WILL BE ON SPECIAL for only $4 a PINT !
The AFTER PARTY is a cash bar, and the owners of both Company 7 and Hairless Hare will be mingling and answering any BBQ or beer questions you may have!
Get your tickets because the private party room has limited seating! This promises to be the best April Fools event in Dayton !
Check out our photos below from multiple visits to both Company 7 and Hairless Hare….
In all of our Food Adventure articles, we feature extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. And even then some people stand out among the rest. Take Chef Matt Hayden for example, owner of Scratch Event Catering. He has owned bars, eateries, and learned to hone his culinary skills. Whether it is taking an egg to whisk it, or smoking brisket, he is on top of it all. He donates times to various charities, and never boasts or asks for recognition. Matt does it for his love of the cause, and his love of pleasing people with good food.
One such event is the Suzy Pender Memorial Golf Outing. This annual event will have its 14th golf outing this Saturday at Jamaica Run Golf Course. Suzy was a Centerville native who had a love for golf and children. She passed away unexpectedly in 2001, at the age of 30. She was an absolute angel, who was taken from this world, way too soon. The golf outing honors her memory and helps causes that were close to her heart. The purpose of the event, is to raise money to buy stuffed animal Teddy Bears. These bears are given to hospitalized children to help comfort them. Tens of thousands of bears have been given to children at Miami Valley Hospital over the past 14 years.
Matt Hayden has also been there over the past 14 years donating his food, time and resources to make this event what it is today. Matt’s wife Carey along with a committee of Suzy’s friends, run the benefit without a hitch. Saturday’s event has already sold out the maximum # of golfers. Again, we can’t say enough good things about the committee that organizes this golf outing each year. The door prizes and fun times are second to none.
Scratch Event Catering typically makes and incredible BBQ buffet spread featuring all you want baby back ribs, pulled pork, roasted chicken and some tasty southern style soul sides. It is nothing short of a great Food Adventure ! Every year we see Matt running around, serving hot food, and providing a delicious and filling meal. He and his staff work hard, and it shows in the end product.
Today we recognize Matt’s dedication of 14 years and counting to this charity. We also say THANK YOU, for giving back to the community, year after year.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
Want to donate to the Suzy Pender Memorial Fund ? Email Debbi at [email protected]
Do you need a catering company with some savory food or a healthy menu? Contact Scratch Event Catering at (937) 567-7850. Learn more about Chef Hayden in his DMM 10? interview.
Please feel free to browse some photos of the last 14 years of the Suzy Pender Memorial Outing, catered by Scratch Food.
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Combine the area’s finest BBQ restaurants, then mix in the rage that is sweeping the nation, BACON! Add some blues bands, 30+ craft vendors, a kids zone with bounce houses, clowns, face painting and balloons and you’ve got Dayton’s newest festival PIGGFEST USA. Debuting this Friday from 5-10pm and Sat 10am -9pm at the Dayton Expo Center, Dayton native Chad Mullins is “excited about bringing Pitmasters for all over the country together for some for some of the best BBQ ever.”
Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Bacon from:
also on hand Waffle World, Rhonda’s Homemade Candies, Ritter’s Frozen Custard and Amaizing Grace Kettle Corn
BANDS – Saturday
$2 off coupons available from the PigFest website.
DMM Ticket Giveaway:
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Are you aware that the greatest potato salad in the world is in Dayton, Ohio? The Big Ragu knows…
YES, it is true! But many Daytonians already knew that Belmont Catering is the potato salad mecca of the Midwest. If you are like us, their potato salad has been a special treat at your family functions and holidays for decades.
We will have many foaming at the mouth for this giveaway:
****Comment on the story below and one winner will be chosen at random. The prize is 2 pounds of Belmont Catering’s famous potato salad and 6 of their cabbage rolls !!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Belmont Catering has been providing the best potato salad you have ever eaten for over 35 years. It is a Food Adventure in a container….
— Family owned for 3 generations, today’s owner John Mott still sticks to the basics that made the company a success.
— Located on 730 Watervliet Rd. near the intersection of Smithville, you may sometimes see a line out the door.
— The potato salad is such a cult classic that former Dayton residents have it shipped overnight all over the USA. One person even overnighted a huge cooler of the stuff to Manhattan in New York City and paid $100 in shipping! Who does that, unless it is the best potato salad in the world.
— Belmont Catering goes through about 500 pounds of potatoes a week, and on holiday weekends they go through 1,500 – 2,000 pounds of potatoes. Yes, that is a ton of potatoes. The staff told us that 50 pounds of potatoes makes about 65 pounds of Potato Salad.
— Our biggest tip is CALL AHEAD. It is best to call in your order 1 or 2 days ahead of time. If you just stop in, it will be rare for you to find what you need because everything is usually sold out since items are made to order. You can thank the Food Adventures Crew later for this advice.
— THE POTATO SALAD: OBVIOUSLY .. at $4.25 a pound, there are lines out the door for this stuff. but why is it so good? Is it the pimentos? The Mustard? The Mayonnaise? NOOOO !
Here is the secret to the world’s best potato salad:
1) The potatoes are peeled, rinsed, then SHREDDED like hash browns. This gives a distinct, one-of-a-kind texture and no hard chunks.
2) No chunks of eggs in the salad. This is potato salad, not egg salad. Eggs may or may be in the recipe, but you won’t see any ….
3) Cleanliness. The kitchen is immaculate. The Montgomery County Health Inspectors have given Belmont Catering the highest marks over their last 19 visits to the kitchen.
4) Third Generation Owner, John Mott is still using his Grandmother’s recipe. And by the way, her recipe will blow your mom’s potato salad out of the water. It is reminiscent of the movie “What’s Up tiger Lily” where they hunted down a similar recipe, “a salad so delicious you could pltoz.”
Oh but that’s not all. Belmont Catering did not build its business on potato salad alone.
There are more, MUST EATS such as:
— CABBAGE ROLLS: $6.80 for 6 of them, they are also a cult favorite.
— THE BBQ PULLED PORK: Outstanding flavor, and sold at $6.90 a pound
There are many more items, but these are our top favorites. You can find a list of pick up items HERE, we cannot stress enough the need to call ahead..
And then there is the CATERING aspect of their business. If you need an event catered, breakfasts, cookouts, or boxed lunches, these are your go to guys. They pretty much deliver a Food Adventure to your event. Belmont Catering has built this business for decades with great food and service.
With Labor Day Weekend right around the corner, now is a perfect time to treat yourself to some of the World’s Best Potato Salad !!
Get down to Belmont Catering on Watervliet, and pick up a taste of great potato salad, but call ahead! No cookout, picnic, holiday or family event is complete without it!
****Who wants to win some of their great food? Comment below for your chance to win ! ****
Food Adventures is going to giveaway 2 pounds of their famous potato salad and 6 cabbage rolls to one lucky reader!!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below on this story, telling us why you want the goods. One winner will be picked at RANDOM next week.
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Check out our photo gallery from our visits to Belmont Catering, below.
Run, eat and watch fireworks in the street. The Americana Festival is celebrating 41 years strong with this year’s event in downtown Centerville. This year we have the star spangled scoop on some new Food Adventure attractions and happenings.
The Big Ragu is a lifelong Centerville guy, so this festival is close to our homes and our hearts. We cant think of a better way to celebrate freedom and the good ole’ USA, than this event.
Here is a day in the life of a 4th of July Food Adventurer at the Americana Festival:
7:30am: 5K RUN at Centerville Stadium. Why? So we can eat all day, guilt free, that’s why !
9:30am: Sneak between the chairs lining the streets, dart across State Route 48 and see what food vendors are open early. Ragu actually had a 9:45am cheesesteak 2 years ago.
10:00am: Watch the AMERICANA FESTIVAL PARADE. We hope to march in he parade someday, carrying flags with cheeseburgers on them, and wearing sequin shorts…
11:30am – 4:00pm: STREET FAIR: We are excited to be checking out these MUST EATS !!
—HARVEST MOBILE: Who else loves the healthy “Local Wrap?”
— ZOMBIE DOGZ: The Nibbler Dog ! Heck, any hot dog they have is a true original and something you wont taste anywhere else!
— EL MESON FOOD TRUCK: Empanadas to die for !
— MOM’S HOMEMADE GOODIES: Incredible Soft Pretzels
— SANTORINI’S GREEK KITCHEN: The Gyros are must eats. They are grilled fresh by these guys in from Indianapolis.
— TIM HORTON’S: You may need the coffee for some quick energy
— OLD TYME POPCORN: Kettle Corn experts !
— LaROSA’S: You gotta get some pizza slices from this Cincinnati icon
— CINDY LOU’S BBQ: Any BBQ entree is delicious here !
— KONA ICE: Cool off with a SnoCone cup with tiger’s blood sauce !
— CORK N BOTTLE’S AMERICAN GRILL: Any one of their sandwiches are delicious, cheap, and a handful !
— BLACKJACK GRILL: The best grilled porkchops in Dayton
—NELLY’S CHICKEN: The rotesserie roasted, Bolivian recipe chicken is nothing short of amazing on flavor !
As you can see there are gonna be plenty of options to light your fireworks. We didnt even mention the carnival type food, or local places within walking distance like SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE, JOHNNY’S SLICE OF NY, BILLS DONUTS, MARION’S PIZZA, CITY BBQ, GRAETERS ICE CREAM, ROOT48, and MCDIGGERS PUB.
We will also be hanging out with Fox and Friend’s Brian Kilmeade who will be in town promoting his new book!
10:00PM: FIREWORKS AT CENTERVILLE FOOTBALL STADUM. We usually cap off the night by attending the fireworks with family, after napping off a food coma.
Show your patriotism this Friday. Whether it is chanting USA, or wearing a US Flag t-shirt, we hope you have the time of your life. We suggest you do just that in downtown Centerville on the 4th !
Even Uncle Sam will be there, and so will The Food Adventures Crew.
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Check out our Americana Food Photos below !