With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, everyone looks to the Irish cultural touchpoints in town. When you are looking for a dive bar that is also Irish, the field goes down considerably. The Dublin Pub is thrown out immediately; it is incredibly Irish, but incredibly lovely as well. Paddy’s Irish Pub falls into the same category at the Dublin Pub. Tremendous and very nice, not especially divey. Harrigan’s Tavern? Difficult to classify it as a dive bar. Their menu is pretty extensive, which digs into the debate of what earns the distinction of a dive bar vs. a diner. At the moment, … [Read more...] about Dive Bar Thursday: Flanagan’s Pub
Craft beer lovers who can't get enough, you have another spot to get your growler filled. "The Growler" is now open in the former "Wright Wing" spot on Wilmington Pike. The same building has housed The Buckin' Donkey Grille. and Monkeez previously. Food Adventures has the scoop on the new place... This sports dive is mainly bar seating and booths, with a few dining tables inside. Outside there is one hell of a patio. Other attractions include a killer Happy Hour. Hungry? Thirsty? Step inside... Hungry Jax, The Big Ragu, and Chef House are here to tell you ... HERE'S … [Read more...] about “The Growler” Opens on Wilmington Pike
Incarnation Parish will be buzzing tonight, as one of the area's biggest fish fry's gets cooking. Food, Black Jack, Live Music, Beer, and Wine will be the hallmark for this year's event, and as always we expect lots of people, and lots of fun. The Food Adventure Crew will even be on hand dealing blackjack for charity. Come try your luck at other Monte Carlo style games of chance and enjoy some special unveilings. HERE'S THE SKINNY on THE FRY at INCARNATION: WHEN: Tonight, March 10th, 2017 - ---Carryout Meals 5pm - 6:30pm, ---Eat in 7pm - Midnight WHERE: … [Read more...] about The Fry at Incarnation is Tonight!
There are times, when searching for a dive bar to visit, that doing the research makes you think twice about heading there. Then you tell people where you are planning to go, and they give you questioning looks and wish you luck. Not so much for the bar, but for the neighborhood you are entering. Fortunately, the group of people assembled for the task are intrepid adventurers and really relaxed people. Driving to the Double Deuce on a Friday night, we really had no idea what to expect. What we found shocked us all! That is a good hook, right? The Double Deuce Bar and Pizza Place is an … [Read more...] about Dive Bar Thursday – Double Deuce
This Sunday might as well be declared a holiday in the United States. It could be argued that it the holiday could be international; the global reach for Super Bowl 50 was 167 million people. That is the third largest audience in the history of people watching television. The week before the game is nothing but analyzing the game to death, figuring out where to watch the game, and an odd parade of previews for ads that will be played during the Super Bowl. Part of this pre-game ritual is preparing the drinks that people will be consuming during the game. A Little Love for the … [Read more...] about Preparing For The Super Bowl Party
Dayton is in the midst of a craft beer explosion. There are daily notifications that new breweries are opening or that current breweries are planning to expand. In Montgomery county alone, there are well over a dozen breweries. From Crooked Handle in the south to Hairless Hare in the north, breweries are popping up all over. However, the fuse for the craft beer movement was lit on the West Coast. Anchor Brewing Company was bought by Fritz Maytag in 1965, just as the brewery was going to sink quietly in a sea of macrobrews. He resurrected the brand, inspiring other west coast beer enthusiasts … [Read more...] about Sixth Annual Brew-Ha-Ha: West V. Midwest
The Bloody Mary is THE brunch cocktail. There can be an argument for the mimosa, but it lacks the vibrancy a Bloody Mary offers. The vodka and tomato juice are essentially blank canvases for the spices the bartender chooses to add. When concocted during Prohibition, it was a half and half blend of vodka and tomato juice. The tomato juice was a gift from American bartenders fleeing to practice their craft; the vodka was provided by Russians fleeing an unstable country. They met in Paris, and the rest is history. Eventually the mixture was spiced up. The story goes that a Russian businessman had … [Read more...] about Five For Drinking: Bloody Mary Edition
Big Rack Brewery is coming to Darke County this summer. Dayton Most Metro and Food Adventures have the first inside scoop of what to expect. It will be located in New Madison at the current Kennedy Vineyards Homestead and Tasting room. You may recall our full story on the winery last week (click here). Owners John and Louisa Kennedy are seeking licensing and are hopeful that the brewery will operational by June. HERE'S THE SKINNY on BIG RACK BREWERY: ---BIG RACK BREWERY will be located at 3911 St. Rt. 722 in New Madison, Ohio in the same site as the winery tasting … [Read more...] about Darke County Announces First Brewery!
In 1831, Benjamin Disraeli wrote the book The Young Duke. It is a book about a young orphan who comes into a vast sum of money and starts to squander it before the love of a woman shows him the error of his ways. During his party days, he spent a good deal of time at the track, betting on the horses as he drank and wooed the ladies. There was some excitement at the track that day; "a dark horse which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph." Disraeli penned the first written usage in history … [Read more...] about (Not A) Dive Bar Tuesday: The Dark Horse Tavern
Endless Beer? Endless food? Bet Cash? Win Cash? Pull Tabs? Raffle Prizes? And all for charity?? YES! This is one time you are encouraged to "horse around." The Greater Dayton Apartment Association's charitable arm, "The Rent Foundation," is again hosting a "Nite at the Races" event on Friday night, November 18th. For the first time ever, this year's event is being held at the ARBOR HALL in Dayton. You will be able to bet cash and win cash on horse races shown on the BIG SCREEN and so much more. Saddle up! Are you ready? Because ...... HERE'S THE SKINNY on “NITE AT THE RACES … [Read more...] about “Nite at the Races” is Back!