Homemade Pies at Ghostlight Coffee

Need homemade pies for Thanksgiving?  Consider a new source: Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Ave.  You can place your order now for pickup just in time for the holidays. Dayton Dining and Food Adventures were lucky enough to get some pies from the ladies behind these  made from scratch pies,   Mandy and Mara.  Delivered in custom made personalized  boxes, the packaging alone set our expectations high and we have to stay these pies really get high marks! Here is your chance to take some pressure off of your Thanksgiving cooks, and let Ghostlight's bakers do the … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek at Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

The long awaited opening of the burger chain from Michigan has opened it's first store in Ohio.  "Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern" will officially open to the public on Monday, but Dayton Most Metro and Food Adventures have a little sneak peek. Thank you to Dayton Dining's Lisa Grigsby for setting up the special tasting!  As our loyal followers know, we usually hit a place many times before highlighting the eatery.  But in this case, we will be grand opening chasers, and have only got to go twice before the public goes. Thanks to manager Ed and the staff.  The service is already exceptional … [Read more...]

44 Years of Flying Pizzas ** Win a Large Pizza **

Dough can be seen flying in the air through the windows at 223 N Main Street in downtown Dayton.  The familiar window sign, hustle and bustle is all part of "The Original Flying Pizza." The owners, the Graci family have been tossing pizzas downtown for 44 years, and they are still going strong.  One slice at a time, they have stolen the hearts and stomachs of many Daytonians by serving their special New York Style Pizza recipe.    ** YOU CAN WIN ONE OF THESE LARGE, 1 topping PIZZAS BY COMMENTING BELOW (winner chosen at random).**   How did a mom and pop from Sicily, … [Read more...]

Dog’s Breath Tavern Hosts “Buckets & Trucks”

Each Thursday, for the rest of October, The Dogs Breath Tavern in Kettering will be featuring an event called "Buckets & Trucks."   On these nights, a couple of featured food trucks will invade the parking lot on 1912 E. Whipp Rd., and the bar will host domestic buckets of beer for 11 bucks. October 15th, the featured Food Trucks will be Hunger Paynes and Dayton Urban BBQ.  It promises to be a good night for a Food Adventure.  Trucks will be ready to serve by 5pm and will be there until about 9pm. Hunger Paynes is known for their "croquette" style menu and the BBQ from Dayton … [Read more...]

Warped Wing Releases “Creep Show” in time for Amber Rose Ghost Hunt

Warped Wing Brewing Company has done it again with a new flavor of suds.  It is a Smoked Porter called "Creep Show."  This Warped Wing release party is in conjunction with a Ghost Hunting Food Adventure at The Amber Rose, SATURDAY NIGHT, October 24th called "Creeps and Creaks." This is a one night only, one-of-a-kind ghost hunting happening.  Amber Rose Restaurant is giving unprecedented access to their basement and restaurant, for anyone who wants to see some spooks for themselves.   The party starts at 9pm and will feature a tour with paranormal experts and beers along the way.  The night … [Read more...]

Osaka: New Buffet with Conveyor Belt Sushi

A new Japanese / Chinese Buffet called Osaka has opened behind the Dayton Mall and the Food Adventures Crew has the scoop after a few visits.  The newly remodeled building formerly housed Max & Erma's for decades, and most recently Hazel Grill.  The place is basically a buffet, yet they are trying to distinguish themselves by doing a few things differently. One attraction at Osaka, is the "Conveyor Belt of Sushi."  Now, this is not the typical conveyor belt sushi at restaurants that winds its way around the dining area and is priced based on color of the plate you pick up.  No, this is … [Read more...]


This weekend mark's one of Dayton's biggest festivals and Food Adventures of the year, ...Oktoberfest! Held at the Dayton Art Institute, it is a plethora of Beer, Crafts, Cigars and Food.  Some blogs will give you tips on parking, but The Big Ragu, Hungry Jax and Chef House have been eating and drinking their way through this festival for about 40 years.  So who better than the Food Adventure Crew to sort through the food with their hundreds of thousands of calories in expertise? Grab your lederhosen and let's dive in....   HERE'S THE SKINNY: WHAT: Dayton's 44th Annual … [Read more...]

Who’s Food is Better? Italian Fest or Greek Fest?

Two heavy hitters in the Dayton festival world go head to head every year for attendance the weekend after Labor Day.  These 2 festivals are the Greek Festival and the Italian Festival.  Why do they both hold their big events on the same weekend?  We don't know, but we do know that when asked if they would move the festival to another weekend, both sides aren't budging. We decided to compare the festivals under our favorite topic.. FOOD.  What happens when these two ancient nations and cultures collide in a battle of the culinary worlds?  The food Adventures Crew asks you, … [Read more...]

Haunted Dayton Beer Dinner Returns to Amber Rose

"Rhinegeists and Poltergeists 2" is coming BACK to the Amber Rose on Friday night October 2nd.  This is the long awaited return of the successful 4 course, 4 beer dinner. Tickets are pre-pay only (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS).  Earlier this year, the event sold out and over 110 people packed the private, upstairs area of the "haunted" Amber Rose Restaurant.   POLTERGEISTS: For the last 20 years, staff at the restaurant say that there are ghosts and apparitions that appear at all times of the day.  There are also claims of unexplained phenomena such as glasses and dishes being tossed, … [Read more...]

Say It Ain’t So, Rinaldo !

One of Dayton's Iconic bakeries is closing September 14th.  No more huge elephant ears, half moon cookies, Italian wedding cake, tiramisu, or "adult" birthday cakes.  Rinaldo’s Bake Shoppe, located just north of downtown at  at 910 Fairview Ave., plans on closing its doors forever in less than 2 weeks. The Food Adventure is over for Rinaldo and Anna Stolfo, who came to Dayton from Italy and have been making baked goods for 45 years.  The bakery has been a staple for local Italian specialties and Kosher items.    The closing will come a day after the Dayton Italian Festival weekend aka "Fall … [Read more...]