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
When I lived in Baton Rouge it was common knowledge that the best Boudin Sausage could be found at a roadside gas station on Airline Highway between the capital city and New Orleans. Last year in Kansas City I had the best "burnt ends" at Joe's. Joe's is a working gas station where the line for BBQ is an hour long most afternoons. It should have been no surprise that the best Fried Chicken in Kettering can be found at Town and Country Shell Gas Station on the corner of Far Hills and Stroop Road. For months, I have kept this little bit of information to myself. Great fried chicken and … [Read more...] about Lunch from a Gas Station?
So, the best/worst thing just happened to my life. First, OMG, Cake Hope & Love DELIVERS NOW! Second, oh no, Cake Hope & Love delivers now. Cupcakes on demand! I have been a very vocal supporter of my favorite little bakery ever since they started in their home kitchen. I ordered a cake a few years ago that needed to be "a little sparkly, with maybe some green, and some zebra stripes" and Shannon whipped up the most fabulous birthday cake that any lil 10-year-old has ever seen. From that day on, my obsession with Cake Hope & Love has been unshakeable. CH&L owners, … [Read more...] about Bring All The Cupcakes!
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...] about Say It Ain’t So, Rinaldo !
Sometimes a Daytonian's story bears repeating. As you know we go on many fantastic Food Adventures. One you can't miss is about 2 weeks away. Friday, May 15th is the Big Brews and Blues Festival. This is a blues festival with a cause. The event raises money for the Dayton Diabetes Association. It is an amazing event, with Blues Bands, dozens and dozens of Beers to sample, and food vendors. The 2015 event is being held at Riverscape Metropark. It is not only a terrific night, but it is a festival with a purpose. Dougie Apple was a Dayton native who also had a purpose. In fact, … [Read more...] about Who was Dougie Apple?
This Saturday the place to be is the Yellow Cab building. Tucked back on fourth street between Garden Station and the Dublin Pub is a community art space that hosts all kinds of events, most notably the Food Truck Rallies, art shows, concerts, movie showings and even farmers markets. This weekend the Night Market is happening. Night Market is a night time farmers market with craft beer, food trucks and entertainment. This is a fun way to fill your table full of local goods, drink some craft locally brewed beer, grub on some of the best food trucks around and listen to some tunes from DJ … [Read more...] about It’s A Farmers Market At Night, With Beer!
Every glazed must kneel, every jelly must bow.... Dayton, Ohio is home to many things, including the World's Best Donuts since 1960. Bill's Donut Shop is no doubt a Miami Valley icon, located at 268 N. Main Street in Centerville. They have won countless local awards, and have been featured nationally in Saveur Magazine, USA Today, and even recently on the Ellen Degeneres Show. We think it is not a big step to proclaim these the "World's Greatest Donuts." If you don't believe it, let the Food Adventures Crew edify you. ***** Want to win a dozen of the WORLD'S GREATEST DONUTS? … [Read more...] about The Greatest Donuts in the World + **Win a Dozen of Them !**
Attention sushi lovers, you aren't gonna believe this. For the first time ever, an all you can eat sushi restaurant has opened in the Gem City. This special place, called the "Sushi Club" has been open for a couple of weeks in West Carrollton. Now, before you start thinking of the side sushi at a Chinese buffet, let us stop you, because you're wrong. This place is more like a Brazilian Steakhouse setup, but for sushi. Actually, it is just a sushi restaurant, with an option to pay $16.99, and order sushi rolls until you are full. That's how it works. And the quality is great !! Your … [Read more...] about All You Can Eat “Sushi Club” Hits Dayton + ** win free sushi **
A Soft Pretzel as big as a steering wheel? That's just one of the new "Must Eats" that Brixx Ice Co. has added to their new menu this week, Dont worry, Brixx kept all of your old favorites like the Build your own burger, meatloaf and more. They have just branched out and are experimenting with some new choices, to see if they become favorites. HERE'S THE SKINNY: --- Owner Chris Bhai and his staff have been in training and are ready with their newest menu. --- Some of these items are so new, they weren't available for ordering at press time... these specialties were... The Spicy … [Read more...] about Brixx Adds New Menu Items in Time for Dragon’s Season
High energy music filled the air Thursday night at Austin Landing. Inside a huge party tent, Chuy's Tex Mex Restaurant was hosting a bash and giving Daytonians their first taste of this Texas based chain. Chuy's managers and promoters were in from Austin, Lexington and Cincinnati to host the celebration of the new store. Even the mascot "Chuy the Redfish" was on hand. Raffle tickets were sold and all monies raised went to benefit Dayton Children's Hospital. The crowd was spoiled with margaritas. Mexican beers and a few drink samples. Also featured was a full blown nacho bar. This … [Read more...] about Preview of Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant at Austin Landing