Endless Pizza at Beavercreek Pizza Dive & **WIN 2 DINNERS**


Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew tackle the Beavercreek Pizza Dive and showcashe Chef House's Housemade Sriracha sauce with a takeover night !

The Top 25 Soups of Dayton


Dayton's definitive list of Soups. From the first steaming spoonful to that liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of soup in the Miami Valley!

Video Proof: Amber Rose Restaurant is Haunted !


The daughter of the original owner of the building is said to haunt the main level and upstairs of Amber Rose. Her name is Genevieve Kseizopolski, and is also known as "Chickie."

Chicken Louie’s Resurrected in Miamisburg Subby’s + Wing Dinner Giveaway!


Chicken Louie's is BAAACK ! A 50 year old Dayton business thought closed forever, is making a big comeback in a Miamisburg Super Subby's Restaurant.

Top Dog: Zombie Dogz Food Truck Still Leading the Pack


Who waits in a line 70 yards long for a hot dog?   The answer is a lot of people in the Dayton area, as long as they are waiting for a Zombie Dog. In fact, with over 16,000 "Likes" on Facebook, this food truck is nothing short of a phenomenon!  Since Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew are frequent visitors to this traveling delight, we decided to spread the word amongst our foodie readers!  Hungry Jax even marked this territory as one of her "Top Five Eats in Dayton" so no one has had more Zombie Dogz than us ... With Halloween approaching and The Walking Dead Zombie show starting … [Read more...]

El Herradura Restaurant: Great Mexican Seafood Dishes & More


Whether you like the authentic Taqueira style Mexican food, or the somewhat Americanized Tex-Mex food found around town, you can find both options at El Herradura Restaurant. Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew have visited this spot on Upper Valley Pike in Springfield a couple of times.  We have been there when it is packed, been there when they had Mariachi Bands, and been there on a quiet Sunday afternoon.   One night Dayton Most Metro's own Lisa Grigsby from Dayton Dining even joined us!  So this article takes all angles into account. The menu is extensive, and we've tried … [Read more...]

Dayton Food Trivia, Rumors & Secrets You Don’t Know


Today we release some secrets, and Dayton Dining will never be the same again.  Call it  "Dayton Babylon: Little known trivia relating to Dayton Food and Restaurants." Sit back and enjoy, as Food Adventures gives you our favorite foodie trivia of the Miami Valley: 1) THE INVENTOR OF MARION'S PIZZA USED TO BE AN EMPLOYEE OF CASSANO'S: Yes it is true.  Marion Glass was once an employee of Cassanos.   After leaving, he opened up a sandwich shop, then later his own pizza place.   2) IN 1988, THE PINE CLUB MADE VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH SR. WAIT 45 MINUTES FOR A TABLE: Oh, … [Read more...]

Introducing NEW Food Adventures Crew & Fried Chicken at Lily’s Bistro ($25 Gift Card)

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Food Adventures just got a whole lot more adventurous..... and you can benefit by winning a $25 gift certificate to Lily's Bistro in the Oregon district. *** FOOD ADVENTURES WITH BIG RAGU and THE CREW *** Blazing the trails in the foodie forums since 2008, Food Adventures has developed a large following... Today, we add some big players to the mix.  They include Chefs, Foodie Fanatics, royalty and an appetite for Dayton that has never been bigger.  Although we have a couple of new faces, FOOD ADVENTURES with BIG RAGU and THE CREW, is still the same FOOD ADVENTURES you have come to … [Read more...]

New Owner Breathes Life Into Dog’s Breath Tavern


Been chasing your tail looking for a good watering hole? New things are happening under the woof, err. roof at Dog's Breath Tavern on Whipp Road in Kettering.  New owner Gary Leasure has already set some of his vision in motion.  Keeping with the dog theme, he has revamped the menu and promises even more improvements and innovations. As for drinks, he is focusing on having beer available from every Dayton Brewery.  You could literally do a brew tour without leaving your bar stool.  He is working out distribution with some of the breweries, and has some Dayton beers on tap already.  Right … [Read more...]

“Scratch Food” Caters the Suzy Pender Memorial for the 14th year


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 … [Read more...]