With the wacky weather lately, the saying, "Chilly today, Hot Tamale" applies here. Of all of the Mexican eateries in town, only a handful can claim to be "authentic" to the Mexican people's tastes. These menus are not Americanized, but are true to the way people dine in Mexico City or Chiapas, Mexico. Simple, fresh ingredients and simple, homemade recipes. Authentic is the case of Chiapas Mexican Grill in Centerville on State Route 48. The small diner is a perfect atmosphere for an authentic, Mexican Food Adventure. As you know, what makes our food blog different, is that we visit a … [Read more...] about The Best Tamale’s in Town: Chiapas Mexican Grill
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!
It is all in the family for Kennedy Vineyard, a locally owned winery that you may not have heard of, but you will never forget. Northwest of the Miami Valley, located in New Madison, Ohio, the property has personality, warmth and a homey feel. It makes sense. The winery and tasting room are all located on the family homestead. It is a fully functioning winery and farm. Depending on where you live in Dayton, the trip could take from between 20 to 45 minutes. It is a perfect date night, or destination Food Adventure. It feels like a weekend escape, when you have really just traveled to the … [Read more...] about Best Local Winery You’ve Never Heard of: Kennedy Vineyard + **CONTEST**
The Dayton food world had comers and goers in the year 2016. Lots of eateries opened and some closed. We said goodbye to some old favorites and said hello to some new and exciting cuisine. Today, Food Adventures looks back on the year in review. If you are a foodie, check out our list below. You will see a lot of new places in the Miami Valley that will spark your interest! Get a fork, spoon and your nostalgia caps on as we explore the "The Year in Food." *****RESTAURANTS THAT OPENED in 2016***** ARCHERS TAVERN, KETTERING: Taking a successful restaurant philosophy … [Read more...] about 2016: The Year in Dayton Food
Dear Santa, "You see us when we are sleeping, and know when we're awake. /We know we better be good, but some shortcuts we just had to take." The Food Adventures Crew admits it. We made the naughty list. Today we come clean about our secret shortcuts we use from time to time while in our kitchens. THE BIG RAGU HAS BEEN NAUGHTY: The Big Ragu has a secret. It is a blemish on his Food Adventure career... Yes it is true, sometimes he fakes it. Sometimes, when in a pinch and he needs some marinara sauce, he turns to a locally jarred sauce. It is one of the only ones he trusts. … [Read more...] about “Santa, We’ve Been Naughty with Food”
Anna Borchers may be new to Dayton, Ohio, but she is an old pro at baking. Our Food Adventure Crew is excited to introduce you to the owner of Maui Mae’s Bakery and tell Anna's story. Have you ever tasted paradise? Look no further. We are in love with her chocolates, pralines and macadamia nuts. If you like to give locally made gifts, she might have just what you are looking for this holiday season. Get ready to learn about one of the "up and coming" businesses in the Miami Valley. HERE'S THE SKINNY on MAUI MAE'S BAKERY: ---Maui Mae’s began in, as you would guess, in … [Read more...] about Maui Mae’s Bakery, Offering Tastes of Paradise
The Big Ragu is a fan of the new chicken breakfast sandwiches at McDonalds and he wants to give away some free sandwiches to you. ***Five lucky people who comment below on this article, will be chosen at random to win Two Free Breakfast Sandwiches each***. The best part (besides them being free) is that you don't have to wait just for breakfast hours. These babies are the newest items available all day as part of McDonald's All Day Breakfast Menu. HERE'S THE SKINNY ON McDONALDS NEW CHICKEN BREAKFAST SANDWICHES: --- CHICKEN MCGRIDDLE: A fried chicken patty, tucked … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Chicken Breakfast Sandwich Giveaway !
All You Can Eat Premium Sushi Rolls?? YES !! Sushi Lovers... unite !! Food Adventures has done it again. We have partnered with Ariake Sushi to host a ONE NIGHT ONLY, all you want sushi event on Monday January 16th, 2017. They have agreed to open up on a Monday evening and let our Food Adventures Crew have the entire restaurant. TICKETS ON SALE AT THIS LINK. Tickets include tax, tip and water/tea. Please note, we only have room for 50 people at this dinner. So get your tickets NOW ! Ariake is known for terrific, premium sushi. You may have seen our previous article on this … [Read more...] about Ariake Sushi Event Announced for Jan. 16th
Everybody is talking turkey, turkey turkey... giving pointers on grilling a turkey, baking one, deep frying one, etc, etc and so on. Well, the Food Adventures crew says .. STUFF IT ! Literally. We want to share our secret or not so secret tips for stuffing, which is just as important as the turkey! *** CHEF HOUSE'S TAKE ON STUFFING: Try Bread Pudding as an alternative. Always use quality ingredients. ---Stuffing vs. Bread Pudding by Chef House: I love both equally. My step dad makes an insanely good oyster stuffing every year for Christmas. It is loaded up with … [Read more...] about Just Stuff It, Will Ya ?
Calling all cooks! Our Food Adventures Crew loves to entertain. One of those ways is through whipping up meals for friends and family. Want to learn some skills from the basic to advanced? May we suggest some classes? If you want to "wow" them at your next dinner party, well then, we have the place for you.... Whether you call it the Dorothy Lane Market School of Cooking or the Culinary Center at Dorothy Lane Market, there is a cult following for this organization. And rightfully so, as we are lucky to have such a resource her in Dayton. Many brilliant cooks, chefs and kitchen … [Read more...] about Meet Dorothy Lane’s Culinary School All Stars