Dayton is in the midst of a craft beer explosion. There are daily notifications that new breweries are opening or that current breweries are planning to expand. In Montgomery county alone, there are well over a dozen breweries. From Crooked Handle in the south to Hairless Hare in the north, breweries are popping up all over. However, the fuse for the craft beer movement was lit on the West Coast. Anchor Brewing Company was bought by Fritz Maytag in 1965, just as the brewery was going to sink quietly in a sea of macrobrews. He resurrected the brand, inspiring other west coast beer enthusiasts … [Read more...] about Sixth Annual Brew-Ha-Ha: West V. Midwest
The Bloody Mary is THE brunch cocktail. There can be an argument for the mimosa, but it lacks the vibrancy a Bloody Mary offers. The vodka and tomato juice are essentially blank canvases for the spices the bartender chooses to add. When concocted during Prohibition, it was a half and half blend of vodka and tomato juice. The tomato juice was a gift from American bartenders fleeing to practice their craft; the vodka was provided by Russians fleeing an unstable country. They met in Paris, and the rest is history. Eventually the mixture was spiced up. The story goes that a Russian businessman had … [Read more...] about Five For Drinking: Bloody Mary Edition
Anyone who has ever sat down for a session of games knows the drill. The players all gather around a table, or several tables, and start to spread out cards, dice, and meeples. Beverages are chilling in the fridge, and friendly banter is flowing. Then the games begin. Sometimes you sit down to a long, intense game of Arkham Horror. It could be a night of a few quick games of Ticket to Ride, Smash Up, or King of Tokyo. Or you look at the four games just mentioned and wondered what the hell are you playing. When you started gaming, it was Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Of course, … [Read more...] about Being A Nerd Is Not Dead: Welcome D20!
At DaytonDining we love promoting our local restaurants and we love that you, our readers support them, too. So our holiday gift to you all is 12 days of give-aways! But we couldn't do it without the partnership of these restaurants. In the next couple of weeks you'll see a different give-away each day on our facebook page and all you have to do is like it and share it (make sure you share publicly) for a chance to win. We'll be giving away $25 gift cards to: Amber Rose, Christopher’s, City BBQ, Coco’s, Corner Kitchen, Jimmie’s Ladder 11, Mack’s Tavern, Mamma DiSalvo’s, … [Read more...] about DaytonDining’s 12 Days of Giving
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
Combing through history, you will see one fact common to most liquors: they started off as medicine. Beer and wine had other uses. They were easier to make and used for everything from paying workers to surviving fasts to having something to drink that would not kill you. Before we started to dig into the science of diseases, doctors would prescribe methods that we would now call alternative medicine. Anything from draining humours through leeches to mixing a variety of herbs into a liquid and drinking it. One of the earliest herbs used was wormwood, based on the belief that it was effective … [Read more...] about Vermouth: From Medicine to Mixology
Familiar food and faces, in new places, is what you can expect this Monday. Popular Centerville restaurant "Archer's Tavern" expands to a second location tomorrow, and the buzz has been very positive from training day. A new atmosphere, larger than the original restaurant, and an enclosed patio area are some of the featurea. But don't worry, you can still eat your favorites as they have kept the EXACT same menu ! Food Adventures was able to grab a table on training night, and we are pleased to announced that the food was terrific and the service was great. They have a tried and … [Read more...] about Extra! Archer’s Opens New Location Monday!
Bourbon Street is again on Brown Street, and has been for a while. The Bourbon Street Grill and Cafe is in a no frills dining room where the line can get long, but it goes fast. From UD Students, to locals, people come from all over. Whether for a work lunch, or taking dinner home, people are getting wise to this place. Why? It is simple - GOOD FOOD, GOOD VALUE! And .... oooooh that chicken, .... people go crazy over it ! This place is EXACTLY what Food Adventures is about... a locally owned spot where practically everything on the menu is a winner. We should know it, because in the 6 … [Read more...] about Bourbon Street Cafe: Oooh, That Chicken….
We all take coffee for granted as just part of the daily routine. Wake up, brew or buy a cup of coffee, then get to doing something productive with your day. Before it was grown, roasted, boiled, and consumed, first it had to be discovered. The story is that a shepherd in Mocha saw his flock frolicking about after eating berries from a certain shrub. He took the berries, then to make them palatable roasted them then boiled them. He found the drink gave him vast amounts of energy, and the technology spread through the Middle East and Africa. It had to fight various bans for its mind altering … [Read more...] about National Coffee Day Tipple: Irish Coffee
You may have called him Santa. You may have heard him on the Gem City Podcast. You may have seen him on Youtube with "Epic and The Beard." Mark DaGrossa is one of those Daytonians who you see everywhere. Whether at the Italian Club playing bocce, working a festival, or on a Food Adventure at one of his favorite restaurants in Dayton, Mark is always on the move. Besides working for Folio DesignHaus, Mark is a dedicated husband, son and father, a family man if you will. We don't know where YOU may have seen him, but WE will always remember him as "The Man Who Cooks the Holy … [Read more...] about The Man Who Dip-eth “The Holy Cannoli”