Buttercream Bliss at The Cakery


When the Big Ragu asked Hungry Jax to name one of her favorite places to eat in the Dayton area, she didn't even hesitate to yell out "THE CAKERY!" She went on and on about their buttercream frosting and how it reminded her of a bakery back in her hometown.

Flavors in Centerville Offering Healthy Meal Plans “To Go.”


Today, The Food Adventures Crew shows you an easy way to keep your New Year's resolutions for healthy eating. Flavors in Centerville continues to launch their "Meals by Flavors" option, where you can plan your healthy meals for the week. You can pre-order 1 meal, or as many as you want. Imagine that, full on, healthy Food Adventures in convenient packages!

Some Opened, Some Closed – 2014 Dayton Restaurant Changes

Restaurant Collage

Here we go with a look back at the 2014 Miami Valley food happenings. opened? Who closed? And who's coming? Food Adventures has the scoop on the restaurant movers and shakers of the Miami Valley!

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...]