Summer is a great time to have a cold beer or glass of wine on a deck or patio. It is also a time of enjoying a good cigar while outside golfing with friends or just relaxing. We found a nice little Food Adventure spot where you can get wine, beer, cigars, Greek specialties and more. It is called The Market and is a family owned and operated shop on Wilmington Pike in Kettering, not far from Rahn Rd. The place is not huge, but it is packed with a wide variety of beer, wine and cigar selections.
Owner George Karras says the best way to check out their special offers is to visit their website here. We saw some interesting things that were “off the beaten path.” We also discovered that this Mom and Pop place can help place special orders for “hard to find items!”
Beer at The Market: Too many brands to choose from? The Market has mix and match specials. Certain unique beers this month are $4.99 for each 6-pack and $3.99 for each 6-pack if you order a case. There are beers in almost every nook and cranny of this store. There is also a walk-in “Beer Vault” keeping brews ice cold at 33 degrees. The Big Ragu picked up a rare treat in a 32 ounce Sol Beer Bottle from Mexico for only $1.99.
Wine at The Market: Through buying various close-out specials, The Market is able to offer good wines at good prices. Again, it is all about selection here. The staff is knowledgeable and can help sort out the various offerings.
Cigars at The Market: Want variety? There are 400+ cigar choices in the walk-in humidor. There are also close-out bundles, and specials that made us do a double take. We even found a few good stogey choices for under $2 each! Any of your cigar questions are easily answered by longtime employee Russell, who will bend your ear about his favorites and steer you towards some good “sticks.”
Greek Specialties at The Market: The Karras family is very involved in the Dayton Greek Festival, and you may recognize George from the festival band. The Market gives George a chance to showcase some Greek Specialties that are rare finds in the Dayton area. First off, there are Gyro Kits for under $10. The Market also has homemade tzadziki sauce for sale that is made with goat’s milk-yogurt. Other Greek goodies include Mytzithra, Kefalotiri, Kefalograviera, and Kasseri which are all cheeses made with sheep or goat’s milk. This is definitely Food Adventure material.
The Market is a great place to run in and out, or to take a half hour and explore. It is a unique place with unique offerings. Grab a gallon of milk, or a Hefeweizen beer. There is no other place like it in Dayton. What impresses us most about The Market is the affordable selection. Good deals on good products throughout the store. This Market is definitely one worth checking out.
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