This Old Farmer’s Market is held on the grounds of the store, This Old Couch. The store is a converted farmhouse, originally built in 1896. The market will be held every Sunday (Noon-4:00 PM) from May 20 through October 14, 2018. Fresh local produce and goods will be available. Admission is free. Parking for the event is at the Champion Insurance building next door at 3938 Dayton-Xenia Road.
Although it’s considered “off” season for music festivals, wintertime ones are some of my favorites! We’ve all got cabin fever, and just need to get out of the house and have fun! One of the most highly anticipated of those winter festivals is right around the corner: The 5th annual WinterFolk Festival at Yellow Cab Tavern on Sat, Jan 13th.
It’s a spectacular night of music, art, food, & fun for all ages. This includes a non-stop line-up of best roots and folk musicians from the tri-state area, including beloved acts The Repeating Arms, Tod Weidner, David Payne, Starving in the Belly of the Whale, Kyleen Downes, The Goldberrys, OldNews, Bloody Tambourine, and several more!
It’s also about this time of year, I’m missing food trucks. Come hungry and catch the Drunken Waffle serving food on-site, along with Yellow Cab Tavern’s craft brews and cocktails. This year’s event has expanded, with even more artisans and vendors selling handmade goods. It’s an all around perfect night out!
How did this event come about? Well, it was inspired by a love of music, of course, and also the venue itself, Yellow Cab Tavern. In its infancy, WinterFolk organizers could see the potential in YCT, starting the festival as a fundraiser, which led to the venue’s recent upgrades. This type of collaboration is sign of a true music community! Make sure you stop on out to support these wonderful folks!
How to Go?
Where: The ‘Old’ Yellow Cab Building (700 E Fourth St. Dayton, Ohio 45402) is located at the corner of Fourth St and Walnut just outside Dayton’s historic Oregon District. Plenty of FREE parking is available on and off street at the event.
Time / Cost: Doors will open at 7pm and the first performance will start promptly at 8pm. Tickets available exclusively at the door for $10, children 12 & under are free.
Katie Marks, owner of the The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton,an award winning food truck in Dayton, has announced the truck and the business are for sale.
If you’d like to own it, here’s what you get, according to Katie’s Facebook post:
Turnkey style, ready for fast transfer to operate. Brand, equipment, and usage include (but not limited to):
-ALL recipes that attributed to the truck’s success. This includes the “Lady Marmalade,” which is a two-time finalist for Best Sandwich in Dayton.
-ALL rights to the brand including website, all social media handles, email, and logo
-1982 Chevy P30 box truck outfitted for a mobile kitchen. This includes power, HVAC, plumbing, ventilation, and serving windows, all up to health code for Montgomery County.
-All commercial equipment necessary to perform the operation. From the 2′ flattop with a 4 burner range and 2 oven combo to the turners needed to flip the sandwiches over.
-The lease to a beautifully renovated kitchen commissary area, 1500 square feet, that includes a double door reach in refrigerator and freezer, prep tables, commercial slicers, all required hand sinks, wire shelving, garage storage area, 5200w running generator, couch and tv, and more.
-List of vendors for local ingredients so there’s no product inconsistency, list of participating clients that utilize our services, and consultation of truck operation for one month.
-Transparency of sales such as records and tax returns. There is also a template that I created to specially track accounting records for a food truck, of which tracks spending to the penny and let’s you see where to cut costs for profitability.
130,000 firm. Serious inquiries only, please.
A few weeks ago I met a couple girlfriends at the Yellow Cab Building for the Brunch Food Truck Rally. Since brunch is my favorite meal of the week, I was geared up to go. I was properly caffeinated, had cash in my pocket, and my pants had a little stretch to make way for all the yummy food ahead of me. When I got there I was shocked by the amount of people who had the same plan in mind. Everywhere I turned the lines were long. I thought to myself that surely no food that came out of a truck could possibly be worth waiting for, but wait I did.
We landed on the always fresh and delightful Shakery Juice Bar since my friends and I were looking for something light and healthy to eat…but smells of waffle batter and maple syrup kept wafting in my direction. Where was this heavenly scent coming from…? Of course the truck with the longest line of the day: The Drunken Waffle.
As I practically licked the last of my acai berry bowl, I made a mental note to wait for some waffles the next time. Fortunately the next time came around much sooner than I had expected. The Drunken Waffle was parked out back of the Cannery Loft Apartments the very next weekend, so my husband and I decided to give some waffles a whirl.
We ordered two meals and decided to split them. I went relatively traditional with the “50 Shades of Swine,” a bacon wrapped breakfast sausage cooked into the waffle batter. It was accompanied by a jalapeno maple syrup that wasn’t overly spicy, but left a nice lingering tickle on the tip of my tongue. My husband took a left at classic and went with a dish that was full of twists and delicious turns: The War Pig. This dish had ham, bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and a scrumptious herbed mayo sandwiched in between a spicy, 3 pepper waffle. He also got a side of asparagus that were perfectly seasoned and cooked.
All in all, the meal was as whimsical as the names of the dishes, the flavor combinations were spot on, and the portions were not overwhelming. Most importantly, the waffles tasted good, they were fluffy and flavorful. I always appreciate when a restaurant (or in this case a food truck) can introduce some creativity into their food without losing focus of the basics. The Drunken Waffle’s food is fun and exciting while still keeping the flavors at the forefront.
So the next time you find yourself in a long line at a food truck rally asking “How good can food from a truck really be?”
Trust that it can be really, really good, and yes, it may even be worth the wait!
Where you can find the Drunken Waffle this week:
Wednesday | Air National Guard Base in Springfield (Military access required) from 11am-2pm
Thursday | WHIO (1611 S Main Street in Dayton) from 11am-2pm
Saturday | Home Depot Rally in Centerville from 11am-6pm
Brunch! Food Truck Rallies at the Yellow Cab are held on the first Sunday of every month, through September.
Everyone loves doing brunch on Sunday morning. Everyone loves going to a food truck rally. Now, Drunken Waffle and Smokin Bee-Bee-Q have come together to present the best-of-both-worlds with Brunch! Food Truck Rallies at the Yellow Cab on the first Sunday of every month, April through September.
“After all of the success of last year’s Brunch! we knew this was something that we needed to do again,” Beth Sparks, owner and operator of Drunken Waffle said. “Jeff at Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q actually had the same thought and reached out to us. When we were lining up a season’s worth of events we were happy to have his help.”
In addition to The Drunken Waffle and Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q, these monthly first Sunday rallies will feature a revolving selection of some of the area’s best trucks, all serving up their take on brunch classics.
“We do a number of brunch events pretty regularly and it’s fun to change up the menu with that breakfast influence,” Jeff Stringer, owner and operator of Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q said. “We’re not the only ones either. It’s great seeing what the other trucks come up with.”
These monthly rallies will offer mimosas, bloody marys and local beer for sale, and featuring free live music. “Because brunch without breakfast cocktails isn’t really brunch at all,” Sparks said.
For those interested in attending Brunch! Food Truck Rallies, the first event will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 10am-2pm. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/984657345003799/
Katie Marks is the owner of The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton, a food truck that specializes in fresh, made to order eclectic combinations to basic build-your-own sandwiches brought to the streets of Dayton. They offer food different from your normal routine; combinations of sweet and savory on delicious local bread, along with a variety of options for vegetarians.
Not only is she passionate about the food she delivers, she’s also passionate about Dayton. The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton is throwing their 3rd annual launch party, with all proceeds going to TJ’s Place of Hope and Building Bridges, two great non-profit organizations in the Dayton area serving at-risk youth. Come for an evening of great music, local craft beer, raffle prizes, and amazing food!
Admission is $10 for 8 talented acts, all of which are from Dayton aside from our guest act, Jounce. Raffle tickets are $1 a piece or 6 for $5, featuring some pretty cool prizes from local businesses in the area. The truck will be accessible without the door fee, so if you’re looking for a great sandwich, come grab one! So Katie says, “please come say hello and try the food. Not only are you getting a better quality and more convenient sandwich, you’ll be helping to make a better Dayton.”
Before the food truck reason gets rolling, we asked Katie to take time out to answer our 10 ?’s:
What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?
My favorite ingredient to cook with is garlic. I think the best dishes begin with fresh minced garlic (not the jarred stuff). It usually has a hiding spot within all of our creations, including my home ones.
What ingredient do you dread?
Onions. I am so sensitive they are like mace. Fortunately, I have a great crew on hand to make sure they are taken care of.
What’s your favorite dish to make?
My favorite dish to make lately is French Toast. My mom made it for me growing up, and I’ve always loved experimenting with different batters and toppings. This weekend at the Brunch Rally, we are unveiling a new sandwich with French Toast as the bread. Stay tuned, I just tried it and it’s super tasty. (We are putting the menu on Facebook shortly)
What’s your favorite pig out food?
My favorite pig out food is The Root Beer Stande on Wilmington. There’s nothing better than their Mac-and-cheese bites and a root beer float.
What restaurant, other than your own do you like to dine at in the Miami Valley?
This is such a difficult question, because there’s so many innovative and talented chefs in the area. I wish I could give a top 5, although I’ll try and get away with food truck and brick-and-mortar. PA’s Pork always has my heart with their take on different styles of cuisine, while Wheat Penny has me with their out-of-the-box style and fabulous wood fired pizza.
What’s your best advice for home chefs?
My best advice for home chefs would be to try something out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to mess something up, sometimes the best creations come from complete accidents or mistakes themselves. Try out of the box combinations. Cilantro and marmalade on a sandwich was because it was all that was in my refrigerator.
If you could invite any 4 guests to a dinner party who would they be and why?
These questions are challenging! My four guests would be:
1. The Wright Brothers. I have always admired their innovation, intelligence, and dedication to a concept. Their brilliance changed the way the entire world works, and it all started right here. I would also want to ask about being alive through the transition from horse and buggies to fighter jets and electric start automobiles.
2. James Yancey. Known in the music industry as J Dilla, he was a producer back the 1990’s that was celebrated for his sample methods with the very simple tools he used. I would say he is proof that it isn’t the artist’s tools, but the artist themselves that can create beautiful masterpieces with what they have.
3. Jack Joyce, one of the founders of Rogue Brewery in Oregon. I have always been fascinated with their business model and marketing. The company is ran strictly word of mouth, and they have a great concept in their bottling and labeling. Several of their ingredients even come from Rogue Farms, their own farm dedicated to the brewery. I highly recommend the Pumpkin Patch Ale during the fall, and any of their Voodoo Donut ales they come out with every year.
4. Paul Lawrence Dunbar. After reading his poetry, I would want to hear his story and also what his life was like in Dayton. I feel like he is a very underrated part of Dayton history, and often overlooked.
Who do you look up to in the industry and why?
I look up to Angela and Pete Olejnicek from PA’s Pork. They have been amazing mentors and friends as we’ve navigated the food truck waters. Angela is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met and is so talented at what she does, and Pete is also extremely talented along with handy. It always seems like the two of them can get through anything, and have used their wisdom and experience to help me through some tough times.
What do you do in the Miami Valley on a day off?
I always love hiking Glen Helen, and treating myself and my partner to a local venue for the evening. I am almost never disappointed with the local dining options, and the breweries here are incredible. I’ll also venture out to local shows, for we have some extremely talented bands that play in the area.
Share a kitchen disaster, lucky break or other interesting story:
We have forgotten the bread. Yes, the bread. All’s I can say is thank god someone (really a member of a solid support system) could go and get it in time, and that we are all human 🙂
We are so excited for the changes and hard work we’ve put in over the winter. From the feedback we’ve received, we’ve come up with some faster logistics, opened up an expo window in the back, and have begun some new sandwiches that we cannot wait to share with you! We love you guys and cannot put into words how much we have appreciated the support over the last two years. Here’s to an amazing third season!
??Sunday we are at The Old Yellow Cab again! Only this time it’s for Brunch! A food truck rally, brought to you by The Drunken Waffle and Smokinbeebeeq. There’s some great trucks and we will have an awesome menu! Check it out in the comments section on Monday.
On the Menu:
?THIS IS PINE-AL TAP (NEW!):
Slow-cooked teriyaki chicken is paired with Havarti cheese, with sunflower kerns for a smooth flavor and crunch with pineapple preserves for a sweet finish.
?LADY MARMALADE (Best of Dayton finalist from Dayton.com two years in a row!)
Sliced almonds provide a little crunch to turkey, fused with white cheddar while paired with cilantro and orange marmalade.
?PHILLY BOB THORNTON:
Roast beef is paired with Swiss cheese, then a layer of sautéed mushroom, onion, and green pepper, then finished with our housemade garlic-parm mayo.
?NEW AGE GRILL (vegetarian):
Sautéed mushrooms are sandwiched between two slices of Swiss cheese with giardiniera (pickled vegetables, popular with Chicago-style pizza), then topped off with our housemade Cabernet ketchup.
?GRILLED CHEESE/BUILD YOUR OWN:
Default cheese is cheddar, although you’re welcome to ask about the different cheese we have that day. Add lettuce, tomato, onion, or pickle as well.
We try to source our ingredients as locally as possible ❤️
?IN QUESO EMERGENCY (NEW!):
Housemade queso dip with tortilla chips
Our fresh signature coleslaw, prepared fresh daily
?Mike Sell’s Potato Chips
?Pepsi Products and water
?Debit and credit accepted.?
Order from your office before your break or on your way home, and pick up your food ready to go! Click the link below for some mobile carryout with a twist.
For more on the Wicked ‘Wich- hear them on the Gem City Podcast.
Consolidated Food Service recently put out a list naming “The Best Waffle in Every State of America” and in Ohio they selected The Drunken Waffle food truck. Owned by Beth Sparks, this food truck debuted this past fall and specializes in sweet and savory waffles and waffle sandwiches. With a mission to never serve food that would ever bore you, their eclectic rotating selection offers something exciting for every palate; Spicy 3 Pepper Waffle, Savory Herbs & Hopps, Chocolate Cake Waffles, Waffled Corn Dogs, and so much more, including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too.
Here’s what Consolidated had to say about them:
Armed with creative titles and interesting items, this food truck roams the streets of Dayton and is available to book for events or parties. They specialize in waffle sandwiches you can eat standing up, like the War Pig, which is smoked ham and bacon cooked inside with jack cheese and herb mayo on a three pepper waffle. The chicken sandwich waffle is called What the Cluck? While the Day Tripper is full of mushrooms and the Reservoir Dog is stuffed with a battered corn dog.
Thurs 5-9pm Eudora Brewing Company
4716 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45440
Friday 11pm – 2am behind Toxic Brew Company
431 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
This FRIDAY July 15th, at 5pm, 18 local food trucks will descend on the Bella Villa Hall on County Line Rd, around the corner from the Greene. If you have been to the Italian Fall Festival, then you are familiar with this venue. But Friday showcases different activities and outside vendors. It promises to be a fun filled, family friendly event and a wonderful evening.
Dont miss this chance for an incredible FOOD ADVENTURE !
HERE ARE 20 REASON’S to COME TO THE FOOD TRUCK RALLY at SONS of ITALY’S BELLA VILLA HALL in Beavercreek/Kettering
1 ~ ZOMBIE DOGZ WILL INTRODUCE TWO NEW DOG FLAVORS:
Garlic inspired for sure, the flavors are super secret and are being finalized as you read this. No one is telling, not even the zombies!
2 ~ THE HOLY CANNOLI:
A deep fried cannoli made at the Sons of Italy booth. It is a gooey, creamy walk down dream street. So rich and wonderful, it is like a religious experience.
3 ~ BELLA SORELLA’S “BIG FELLA” PEPPERONI PIZZA:
Have you tried their hand made dough, stone baked pizza? Fresh ingredients and that good Italian flavor, makes this a MUST EAT at Garlic Fest Weekend !
4 ~ THE “SPICY CHICKEN WITH WHITE RICE” from BOURBON STREET GRILL: Be prepared to launch your tastebuds to the moon on this one. A perfect, not too spicy blend of shredded chicken and sauce, poured over white rice. So addicting you will want seconds. Warning! – you will crave this stuff the next week, and we are not responsible.
5 ~ BEER TRUCKS and INCREDIBLE FOOD VARIETY IN ONE PLACE:
Beer trucks? YES ! 18 food vendors with various menus? This will give you over 100 food choices. Hello foodies, you have found your paradise… GarlicFest weekend be thy name !
6 ~ “THE ONION STRAW BURGER” from THE HORSELESS BUGGY EATERY:
One of the best burgers in Dayton, hands down. A pile of crunchy onion straws, on a thick, juicy fresh burger. Awww man give us one now to sink our teeth into.
7 ~ “THE WICKED SWEET BREAD” from THE WICKED WICH’ of DAYTON FOOD TRUCK:
Sweet, cinnamon sprinkled bread, with a sweet drizzled icing. It makes for a buttery, cinnamon taste and a match made in heaven. So simple, so good ….
8 ~ “THE KIWI/ BLUEBERRY / COCONUT” ICE POP from SWEET P’S:
On a warm July evening, nothing says refresh me like a hand crafted ice pop from local vendor, Sweet P ! This combo is in the “cool me down” hall of fame !
9 ~ “GARLIC INFUSED CRAB MACARONI n CHEESE” from PA’s PORK:
New Item! King Crab, macaroni, cheese and Italian Parsely on top. Take a bite then slap yourself to get that silly look off your face. Oh, it’s that damn good…
10 ~ QUESADILLAS at THE PAINTED PEPPER FOOD TRUCK:
Juicy, flavorful and loaded, these quesadillas are fantastic food on the go. The Texas Caviar chicken quesadilla is a fave… but so are the wings and corncakes…so many MUST EATS, so little time. It is hard to nail down just one item from this great truck.
11 ~ BOCCE BASH TOURNAMENT:
5:30pm starts the 1st ever “BOCCE BASH” for beginners. The cost is $10 per person and you need 4 to a team. Sign up immediately by clicking here. Winner gets $200 !
12 ~ “THE MAC n CHEESE CROQUETTES” from HUNGER PAYNES:
Mac & Cheese Croquettes with Garlic, Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, Green Onions, and Garlic Sour Cream Sauce. Flavored croquettes, are the scrumptuous staple that launched their food truck. You gotta try these. We are excited for more great eats from Andy and his crew.
13 ~ “THE PEANUT BUTTER CUP CUPCAKE” from GO CUPCAKE:
Rich and chocolatey. What else goes better together? Indulge in one of the best sweet treats at the rally. One of those bites that you have to sit down and just take in all the flavor.
14 ~ “GRILLED RED HOTS or WHITES HOTS with GARLIC SAUCE” from KOWALSKI’S HOTS:
Remember hot isn’t spicy – it is short for Hot Dog in this case. And these casings are authentic hot dog brands only found in upstate New York. Zweigels and Hoffmans are just two of the brands he offers.
15 ~ “THE DISTINGUISHED DARBY” from CHEEKY MEAT PIES:
Steamy ground beef goodness, with cheese stuffed into a delicate pie crust. So delicious and unique, this is one of our favorite food truck items.
16 ~ EMPANADAS from EL MESON:
They have so much good food to offer it is hard to pick just one. The empanadas are a great pocket of flavor on the go at a rally. Their cornbread pattie style Arepas are also tremendous.
17 ~ “THE ROAST BEEF PO’BOY” from JIMMIE’S LADDER 11 STREATERY:
Oh boy, this might be the mother of all sandwiches at the rally. Roast Beef on a bun served with lettuce, tomato and a horseradish aoli, this promises to be a huge hit while they last!
18 ~ “THE STREET STYLE CHICKEN GYRO” from GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK:
A one of a kind gyro with pickled onions and a one of a kind tzatziki sauce. We cannot reiterate enough that you must get the chicken gyro and get it “street style.” The “shrimp gyros street style” are a lighter take on a great thing. Opa!
19 ~ “THE TURTLE SUNDAE” from RITTERS FROZEN CUSTARD:
Hot fudge, caramel and toasted pecans with vanilla custard adorn this sundae. Just sinful, and yummy. Turn out the lights and call the law, we dont care if we ever get well!
20 ~ “THE GARLIC MOHAWK BURGER” from MOHAWK FREESTYLE GRILL:
It is a massive creation from our pal chef Aaron who does it all to the max. Get a napkin, because it is a delicious, “goodness drippin on the chin” kinda time. It is a rowdy Food Adventure on a bun.
There you have it, take a bow if you can eat all of the above items in a night. We have a feeling you might need some help, so bring your friends out and share some bites. That’s
what a fun food truck rally is all about!
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON HOW TO GO:
— WHEN: JULY 15th from 5pm til 9pm
— WHERE: 2625 COUNTY LINE RD, BEAVERCREEK, OHIO at the BELLA VILLA HALL
— WHAT: One of Dayton’s biggest FOOD TRUCK RALLIES EVER! 18 vendors!
— WHAT ELSE: FREE ADMISSION! BEER TRUCKS! LIVE ACOUSTIC BAND ! CRAFTS! KIDS STUFF!
Bring a lawnchair to sit and relax all night ! There is plenty of eats to go around! Join Hungry Jax, Chef House and the Big Ragu for a night of Food Adventure fantasies.
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ATTENTION FOODIES !! One hundred thousand people will descend into downtown Centerville this Monday July 4th for the Americana Festival.
Sure there is a 5 k run early at 7:30am
You bet there is a parade at 10am.
And who could forget fireworks at 10pm later that night.
But Food Adventures has advanced notice on something close to our hearts… FOOD VENDORS !! What restaurants are going to be in attendance? What to eat? We got it all for you right here. We will make order of this crowded party of patriotism. So sit in your lawn chair and listen to this scoop on the best eats at this festival
celebrating our independence!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— This is the 43rd Annual Americana Festival
— From 9:30am – 5pm is the Street Fair. It runs from the instersection of 48 and 725, down to Bills Donut Shop, and will be filled with FOOD vendors.
— There are also food vendors at Benham’s Grove and tucked back into Activity Center Park in the kids play area.
— The key to this festival is to GET THERE EARLY… or go very late. Food crowds are lightest at 10-11am and 4-5pm.
— Parking is rough, you may have to walk a few blocks, so suck it up buttercup
— We suggest bringing a light lawn chair with you, so you can go off to the side and sit and eat comfortably.
So now we get to the meat of the story – where to go, what to eat, who to drink. The Big Ragu, Hungry Jax and Chef House have decades of experience at this festival and will be in the mix again this year for an epic Food Adventure ! We have some of the food vendors who are going to be in attendance, and list some of our faves and best foodstuffs.
Here they are, in alphabetical order, our patented ……
AMERICANA FESTIVAL MUST EATS:
— BLACKJACK GRILL: Huge porkchops as big as Shaquille O’Neal’s hand. A definite must eat if you’re hungry.
— CAJUN SPECIALTIES: Formerly “LeDoux’s,” this festival vendor has some incredible crawfish etouffe and gumbo. Dont miss this booth!
— CHESTER’S STEAK BURGERS: Get a damn steakburger with cheese already….
—CORK N BOTTLE’S AMERICAN GRILL: Incredible burgers and sandwiches even down to a grilled cheese.
— EL MESON’S FOOD TRUCK: Get some empanadas at this fantastic eatery. They will be at benhams grove, and the menu is constantly changing from “must eats” like paella, to shrimp tacos.
— FRICKER’S: The BBQ boneless wings are amazing here. Dayton iconic sports bar with some of the best frickin chicken around.
— FRONANA: Healthy, ice cream like dessert made with mashed bananas. Go for the chocolate fronana, a dream on a spoon…
— GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK: New guy on the block. The 2 “must eats” here are the “Street Style Chicken Gyros” and the “Street Style Shrimp Gyros.” No shrimp? Get Baklava !
— HAMBURGER WAGON: Get the double burger, it is a
crunchy delight ! 105 years of customers cant be wrong…
— HARVEST FOOD TRUCK: Their salmon in the Land n Sea BLT is remarkable. Perfect day to chomp on this..
— HUNGER PAYNES FOOD TRUCK: Get the PB & J Croquettes or the Salmon ones… Oh my.. goodness…
— ISLAND NOODLES: Vegetarians unite! Try the Asian, wok fired noodles stir fried with garlic and ginger… with veggies in a light “island sauce.”
— J.T.’s STOVETOP BBQ: Pulled Pork with, extra bbq sauce. It doesn’t count unless you drip sauce on your shoe.
— K & H CONCESSIONS: Corn on the cob is their specialty, get one and live a little….
— KERNEL DAVE’S KETTLE CORN: Bags of kettle corn. Eat some now, save some for the fireworks or next movie night…
— KONA ICE: Shaved ice and snow cones. Get the blueberry and raspberry mix option.
— KOWALSKI’S HOTS: One of our faves. This guy has exclusive brands of upstate New York made hot dogs. Get the Red Hot with coney sauce.. it isn’t spicy it is just a red colored, big hot dog. Dont want a dog? Get a “Hamburg,” Rochester NY Style with coney sauce
— LAROSA’S PIZZERIA: The must eat is a slice of pepperoni pizza. Take yourself back to Kings Island 1982 in one swift bite.,…
— MOM’S HOMEMADE GOODIES: A family that makes the most incredible hand tied soft pretzels. Get a pie too !
— NELLY’S CHICKEN: The “must eat” is the half chicken, it has that amazing, cooked over charcoal taste. Get yucca fries if you really want an incredible treat,
— OLD TEXAS SODA COMPANY: Handcrafted Root Beer is the must drink here. On a hot summers day, you will down two of these without blinking.
— PITA POCKETS: Try the super taco. It is a tostada shell loaded. Good eats, good street food.
— REISTMILLER’S FUNNEL CAKES: It is Americana Fest, get the damn funnel cake and powder your nose!
— SANTORINI’S GREEK FOOD: Man mountain Dean sized Gyro Sandwiches are the way to go here. Just get the traditional ones.
— SWEET P’S HANDMADE ICE POPS: The “Berry Berry Good” pop is a favorite. A refreshing bet on a hot July day.
— THERESA’S ICE CREAM: Butter Pecan or rocky road will always please at Amerciana Festival
— ZOMBIE DOGZ: Dayton’s favorite food truck always has our favorite.. “Juan of the Dead.” or “The Nibbler.” Let’s face it, you cant go wrong with a Zombie Dog…
There you have it sports fans, the MUST EATS for JULY 4th, 2016’s AMERICANA FESTIVAL ! Often imitated, never duplicated, Food Adventures can be found on Facebook HERE. Like us on Facebook, love us in your hearts.
We wish our fans a happy, long weekend of fun filled family time with loved ones, celebrating the 4th of July. That’s where we will be, and making sure the best summer food is within reach !
See you next week and every week on Dayton Most Metro…..
Enjoy some more photos below, from Americana Festivals of years past….
Brad Manning has worked 2 jobs for years. A day job in electronic’s and nights at Hooter’s for the last eight years. When his day job was eliminated recently he decided to go into business for himself so he could control his own destiny. And he just quit his 2nd job at the restaurant so he can dedicate himself to his street eats business. With the help of family and friends he built out his truck and launched Son of A Biscuit just this month. It’s the area’s first breakfast food truck and will be out most mornings around 8am with the average item running about $6.
The truck has been out about four times already and Brad shared, “my menu really focuses on breakfast sandwiches, but I’m adding biscuits because so many people just expect that I have them and I don’t want them to walk away when disappointed.” His tells us his “favorite sandwich is the SOB, an egg served on an English muffin with Jalapeños, green pepper, onion, with cheddar tossed in franks red hot. It will have your taste buds saying Son of a Biscuit!” He also is really proud of his french toast bites and will be adding a BLT to the menu.
He wants folks to know that all the meats he uses are from Landes Fresh Meats, an old fashioned farm market in Clayton that specializes in Farm-
You’ll find Son of A Biscuit at Family Video on Wayne Avenue Monday – Thursday’s from 8am to noonish and starting on June 24th they’ll be serving up breakfast at Proto Build Bar from 8am to noon. They’ll also be doing late nights at Wings Sports Bar on N. Dixie on Friday & Saturday nights, from midnight til about 4am, though hours may be adjusted when they see what the crowds are like. Or check the MostMetro Food Truck listings to find them.