Join United Way of the Greater Dayton Area as we kickoff our 2017-18 campaign! Learn what United Way is doing for our community and how you can help. Kickoff on the Block is sponsored by Vectren and features food trucks Smokin JoJos, Itsy’s Ice Cream, Let’s Wrap, and Fronana and craft beer from Warped Wing – served by VIP bartenders. Entertainment includes music and karaoke from DJ Mark Hall of Soft Rock Cafe , arcade games from DK Effect, a photo booth from the Braunbooth, raffle prizes and more! Help us kickoff our campaign with fun for all ages and help support United Way and your community!
Stressed? Seeking some peace of mind? Aren’t we all! It’s not as complicated as we tend to imagine. Self care, through movement and meditation, can dramatically improve our ability to cope with an increasingly stressful world.
Lots of folks are unaware that we have a wonderful resource nestled right here in the Miami Valley! The Natural Path Meditation Center, a non-denominational center that teaches a heart-based form of meditation called Heartfulness, is located in Beavercreek, conveniently close to both Fairfield and I-35 (directions below).
This weekend the Center is hosting their 2nd Annual HeartFest event. It’s a FREE & fun wellness festival, with workshops and vendors for all ages! Organizers hope that by offering tools for self care and inner peace, people will be able to live a more balanced life. How wonderful would that be for our community?
Curious about meditation, yoga, and wellness? Looking for ways to cope with stress? Seeking inner peace? Something to do with the kids? All of the above? Then this is sure to be a wonderful day you won’t want to miss!
- Heartfulness Meditation sessions all day
- Kids Tent with Activities for all ages
- Variety of Wellness Speakers & Vendors
- Movement Tent offering yoga, qigong, & Melt classes + Music!
- Food Trucks (Shakery Juice Bar, Harvest Mobile Cuisine, and Bella Sorella Pizza!)
- For the full schedule of events, click here.
How to go?
- 10am – 5pm on Saturday August 19, 2017.
- Free admission!
- Parking at St. Luke’s Parking Lot. For directions click here.
Don’t miss out on the last Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of 2016 on Oct 21st from 5-10pm! They have had a great season of awesome food trucks but if you miss this one you’ll have to wait until March to enjoy another beautiful Friday evening at The “Old” Yellow Cab building. They are partnering with Night Market to bring delicious produce and other local items to every food truck rally this season.
The recently updated Yellow Cab facility will be full of gourmet street food, live music and craft beer. Since this is so close to Halloween they are encouraging attendees to come dress in their costume! We’ll be hosting a costume contest at 8pm and the winner will take home $50 in Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally gift certificates!
They are excited to host Death By Curry for the first time in addition to returning favorites El Meson, The Drunken Waffle, Greek Street Food Truck, Cupzilla-Korean BBQ, Thai1On, and Ramen Rickshaw. Desserts by Ginniebug Creations, Fronana, Flying Santucci Bros and Gourmet Cotton Candy.
Live music being provided by the local original rock’a’billy band, Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds. They are also hosting an art show at the last rally of the season! Check out “The Astronauts Return Home: Discoveries From The Final Frontier”. It will include work by Zach Goetz, Heather Sandy, Matt Szozda, and Christine Zuercher.
Free Entry! Address: 700 E. 4th St. Dayton, OH. October 21, 2016. 5-10pm
Everyone loves doing weekend brunch. Everyone loves going to a food truck rally. Now, Drunken Waffle presents Dayton’s first best-of-both-worlds with Brunch! A Food Truck Rally on Sunday, September 25 from 10am-2pm at the Yellow Cab.
“Serving sweet and savory waffle sandwiches, brunch is second nature for us,” Beth Sparks, Drunken Waffle owner said. “We’ve discovered that a bunch of other food trucks in Dayton do it really well too, so we thought, ‘Hey, let’s host a brunch food truck rally!’”
Serving up brunch options alongside Drunken Waffle will be local favorites Smokin Bee-Bee-Q, Greek Street Food Truck, Harvest, El Meson and Son of a Biscuit in addition to special guests Lily’s Bistro serving Beignets and Boston Stoker serving coffee.
“Bloody Marys and Mimosa are a very important part of brunch and we’ll have them available at the bar during the brunch food truck rally,” Sparks said. “Brunch is always more fun with AM cocktails.”
In addition to food and drink, live entertainment is also being planned.
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.
Get restaurant info, original food pictures and Miami Valley Must Eats, by “liking” Food Adventures on Facebook by clicking here.
Food Adventures has super secret info that we have been waiting months to release right here on Dayton Most Metro. It concerns Dayton’s newest food truck, that will soon make a splash in the Miami Valley.
THE GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK is putting the final touches on its menu and final tweaks on operations, but looks ready to roll.
We are excited because this will be the first strictly “Greek Based truck” that we know of and brings further diversity to an already incredible selection of local food vehicles.
So whats the scoop on the new kid in town? Who is behind the Greek Street Food Truck?
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON THE OWNER:
— CHEF CHRIS SPIRTOS, owner and operator of Greek Street Food Truck has an extensive cooking background.
— Chris went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago to hone his craft. The Centerville native, also worked at L’Auberge and as a sous chef at Sung’s Korean Bistro in Cincinnati.
— Chris also studied under the Chef for Oprah Winfrey, Chef Art Smith, while living in Chicago. He was so well thought of, that Chris was flown to Oprah’s California home to help fix a dinner she hosted for the first graduating class of her school in Africa.
— More recently, Chris has worked on the incredible food truck, Zombie Dogz
— Born into a Greek family (his grandparents were from Greece), Chris’ recipe for Baklava is his mom’s, and it is a traditional favorite.
What type of eats can you expect on the truck? Food Adventures has all the scoop right here.
Other GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK info:
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON WHAT TO EXPECT:
— The meats are individually layered on a spindle and cooked. There are no compressed or processed meats. Just a Beef/Lamb mixture spindle, and a Chicken spindle. Each gyro is sliced to order.
— The Greek Street Food Truck will have a core menu of:
Greek Fries or Regular Fries
Spanakopita (a Greek spinach Pie)
An assortment of dips, possibly including hummus
— The menu will feature daily, revolving specials as well
Now, without further delay, let’s give you our menu items from Greek Street Food Truck that are absolutely, “Must Eats”….
— CHICKEN GYRO, STREET STYLE: Stacked rotisserie chicken breasts slices, piled into a pita and topped with “street style toppings.” Street style means: tomato jam, pickled red onions, crumbled feta, fresh herbs, fries, and tzatziki sauce. Quite honestly, one of the most flavorful and unique gyros we have had. If you try one thing, this is item to grab.
— BEEF GYRO, TRADITIONAL STYLE: Shaved slices of stacked lamb and beef rotisserie cooked meat. This is a throwback to the gyros of the old country with “traditional toppings.” Traditional toppings are: tomato, tzatziki sauce, onions, smoked paprika and french fries. This gyro is authentic. It is like a steak sandwich, no processed meat here. Damn good food on the “go.”
We are excited for the first Greek themed entry into Dayton’s food truck scene. The Food Adventure crew of The Big Ragu, Chef House, and Hungry Jax, wish Chris good luck with his “Big Fat Greek Food Truck.” We think Greek Street will be a huge hit… here’s to you .. OPA !
Below are more practically edible photos of the luscious food at Greek Street Food Truck.
For the best photos and info on Dayton’s food scene, “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by clicking HERE.
One of Dayton’s most popular food trucks has made it to the finals of the National Contest run by Mobile Cuisine.com. In an online vote to find the hot dog vendor of the year, food trucks and carts from across the country have been nominated for this recognition.
Zombie Dogz, owned by husband and wife team, David & Lee VanArtsdalen, have cultivated a cult following for their dogs topped with gourmet ingredients in the Dayton area and now needs your vote to capture the National title. You can vote once a day through 11;50pm May 1st. No registration is required to vote and in literally takes 5 seconds. As of this morning, Zombie Dogz has a commanding lead, but these contests can change leaders many times throughout the week long campaign. The winning truck or cart will be profiled in Mobile Cuisine and will hold the title of top mobile hot dog vendor for 2015.
Never had a Zombie Dogz? Here are descriptions of a few of their dogs: Diced green apple, blue cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce make up the Dead Dixie, Pinepple habanero pulled pork, mandarin orange cherry and pine Apple salsa, topped with sesame seeds are on The Brain Daddy, white truffle mac n cheese, shredded cheddar and cracker crumbles are Calling in Dead.
Horseless Buggy Eatery, another Dayton based food truck, won the title for 2015 Best Burger and was a finalist in the best fish Taco Category this year in a similar online vote.
- Alamo Dogs – San Antonio, TX
- American Wiener – Tampa, FL
- Beez Neez Sausage – Portland, OR
- Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dogs– Denver, CO
- Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs – Buffalo, NY
- Good Dog Hot Dogs – Houston, TX
- The Greasy Wiener – Los Angeles, CA
- Love Hot Dog Co. – Harleysville, PA
- Willy Dog – Hamilton, Ontario
- Zombie Dogz – Dayton, OH
Zombie Dogz hasn’t updated their schedule for this week yet, but to find them and other area food trucks, just click on MostMetro.com’s Food Truck Finder Calendar.
Burgers come in various shapes, sizes and with too many ingredients to list in one place. While basic burger can be defined by a ground beef patty on a bun, over the years, there have been numerous attempts to remake the classic, while other chefs have spun the burger with various meat patties (veggi and vegan as well). Because of all of these variants, MobileCuisine.com wants to find out which food truck you think serves the best burger.
Nominations have come out and Dayton’s own Horseless Buggy Eatery is in the running for this national title. Vanessa & Gary, owners of this oversized mobile kitchen have been recognized for their Onion Straw Burger. Let’s help them claim the title and get Dayton’s Food Truck community on the national map! You can find them most weekday’s at the VA Hospital from 5:15-8pm and this Friday you can catch them at Eudora Brewing Company on Wilmington.
To vote just click here! You can vote once from each IP address, so vote from your computer, your phone and your tablet and share this with your friends! Let’s help Horseless Buggy claim the title of the 2015 Food Truck Burger of the Year.
Here are the finalists:
Bone Daddy’s – Boston, MA
Chef Toddzilla’s Mobile Cuisine – Roswell, NM
Culinerdy Cruzer – Sacramento, CA
Eat Me, Drink Me – Long Island, NY
Gilbo’s Grill – San Antonio, TX
Horseless Buggy Eatery – Dayton, OH
Lonestar Cheeseburger Company – San Angelo, TX
Master Bacon – Charlotte, NC
Roaming Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
This poll will close on Friday, February 6th , 2015 at 11:59 PM. The truck with the most votes from this poll will be declared our winner.
If you have any issues with submitting your vote (only 1 per IP address) please feel free to submit your vote to contest [at] mobile-cuisine [dot] com.
The Dayton Food Truck Association is holding their first Charity Rally tonight from 4-8pm at Courthouse Square. Black Label Entertainment will be providing music for the evening. While not all the association trucks will be on hand, the following trucks are scheduled to be serving up street food:
According to Vanessa Back of the Dayton Food Truck Association, “each truck will have a tip jar and those proceeds along with a set % of sales from each truck (which she did not want to disclose) will be donated to be split amongst the four charities.” Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the chosen charities.
Who waits in a line 70 yards long for a hot dog? The answer is a lot of people in the Dayton area, as long as they are waiting for a Zombie Dog. In fact, with over 16,000 “Likes” on Facebook, this food truck is nothing short of a phenomenon! Since Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew are frequent visitors to this traveling delight, we decided to spread the word amongst our foodie readers! Hungry Jax even marked this territory as one of her “Top Five Eats in Dayton” so no one has had more Zombie Dogz than us …
With Halloween approaching and The Walking Dead Zombie show starting back up, it is the perfect time for a Zombie Dogz Food Adventure article!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Zombie Dogz is a food truck that takes hot dogs to a gourmet level with their unique toppings and handcrafted side dishes.
— Mom and pop establishment founded in 2012 by David and Lee Ann Van Artsdalen. They recently welcomed the newest member of their family this spring, baby Barrett Axel!
— Budget friendly at only $6/dog, you’ll be able to feed your own pack a hot dog that’s been grilled, tucked into a grilled bun and topped with combinations that will make you howl in delight!
— Not a carnivore? No worries! They offer tofu dog’s as a substitute.
— In the “ZD” logo, you’ll see the silhouette of David and Lee Ann’s dog, “Gauge”! He even has a Zombie Dog named after him, the “Killer Gauge”.
Zombie Dogz offers up hot dogs that will surely make you salivate! You can find a full menu on their website, however they rotate it weekly to offer a wide variety. To see what Specialty Dogz are offered this week, and to stay on top of their latest creations, tune into their Facebook page HERE. They have so many delicious dogz, that it’s hard to nail it down to a few faves….. but we did. Here are our top dogz aka Must Eats !!
— CALLING IN DEAD: There’s nothing dead about this dog. An all beef hot dog topped with a creamy homemade white truffle mac & cheese and finished off with crumbled crackers. It’s your childhood in a bun…. but better.
— THE DEAD DIXIE: This pup is covered in diced green apples, applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles and their signature bbq sauce! A great way to eat all of your food groups in just one bun!
— THE GERMANATOR (DAYTON OKTOBERFEST SPECIAL): Topped with a braised beef brisket, crispy fried onions and a homemade beer cheese. This dog would surely satisfy the appetite of a former Governor of California!
— NEW DOG #2: It’s not uncommon for one of their new masterpieces to debut nameless. Zombie Dogz enlists their Facebook followers to take part of the naming process! This dog debuted at Oktoberfest as well. Topped with apple cider braised carnitas, spiced apples, arugula, butternut squash puree, and a sage crumble. It is simply Autumn deliciousness, with toppings Chef House can appreciate.
— THE NIBBLER:- An American classic turned Zombie! This is their take on a coney is topped in homemade chili, diced red onions, mustard, and muenster cheese. The King likes to tear into these like a dead walker into fresh meat!
— KILLER GAUGE – Named after their beloved dog, this hot dog is topped with a buffalo chicken dip, celery bits, blue cheese and ranch.
Honorable Mention: THE GRANDE ZOMBE: Pronounced “Grand-ay, zom-bay,” this spicy little number includes queso sauce, shredded lettuce, cilantro sour cream, and crushed corn chips. We like to heat up the night with this graveyard favorite. Also, check out Big Ragu’s favorite, the dessert Zombie Dog called the “RED ROCKET” which is a banana in a bun covered with peanut butter powder, stawberry jelly, white chocolate chips and pop rocks !
**** IMPORTANT: Not every one of these Zombie Dogz are offered all the time. They typically offer a few choices and rotate those throughout the year. David and Lee Ann are always coming up with new flavors, so stay tuned.
From festivals, to food truck rallies, horror conventions, Oktoberfest or special single appearances, Zombie Dogz delivers the goods. Our advice when they are around .. GET THERE EARLY, because this food truck is anything but dead. They are easily the most popular food truck in Dayton. Is it the Zombie Name? Is it the one of a kind, unique toppings? Is it the reasonable prices? The great customer service? For us, it’s all of the above!
The question we hear most is “Where can I find a schedule of where they are going to be?” The answer is to stay updated through the Food Truck link on Dayton Most Metro or follow Zombie Dogz on their Facebook page.
Cant get enough Zombie Dogz? Then check out the photo gallery below for our huge collection of pictures. Food Adventures has some fantastic photos of many of their offerings!