A 50 year old Dayton business thought closed forever, is making a big comeback in a Miamisburg Super Subby’s Restaurant. The return of Chicken Louie’s menu in Dayton has area foodies going beserk. The fever has hit the Food Adventures Crew, and we have made 3 visits so far. Guess what, we were very impressed!
HISTORY: Since 1958, Chicken Louie’s has been delighting crowds with their food. Many of you may remember Chicken Louie’s and Lou’s Broaster Hut that were located on N. Main and on Third Streets with “take out only” format. They were 24 hour places and people drove in from miles around to get the goods. In 2001, the N. Main Street location closed briefly then was re-opened when Lou sold the store to Joe Beach. That store was in business until November 2008, when Daytonians had their hearts broken, and it closed. Then on January 30th, 2014 Chicken Louie’s was relaunched in a partnership inside Subby’s Miamisburg location. Sadly, Louie passed away in 2012 and was not able to see the re-opening of his brand. We think he would be proud of the results, and now thousands of Dayton residents can once again GET THEIR CHICKEN LOUIE FIX !!
Speaking of getting your fix, we have a **CONTEST** where you can do just that! You can win a DINNER with the Food Adventure Crew by commenting on the story below. One winner will be chosen at random next week. One comment per person, please.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Located inside Super Subbys in Miamisburg at 1242 E. Central Ave.
— Customers think the secret to Chicken Louie’s incredible chicken is the Broasting Process.. What is Broasting? It is a patented process of deep frying the chicken in a pressure cooker. The result is perfectly moist, breaded chicken every time.
— The REAL SECRET to Chicken Louie’s Chicken, according to Joe Beach, is the special way he marinates the chicken before the cooking process. Whatever the reason, we cant get enough!
— The menu is limited and not the full blown Chicken Louie’s menu. But all the favorites are back like wings, legs, breasts, broasted potatoes, and those pies !!!
— The location also serves a full Subby’s menu. Subby’s is a Dayton Original sandwich shop, and one of our favorites.
— This dual concept is the only one in Dayton, but Joe Beach is looking for investors to open other “partnership” locations
Now lets sink our teeth into the new Chicken Louie’s, with the same great taste we know and love. We will also point out a few Subby’s favorites along the way !
Without further delay, here are this week’s MUST EATS, the best foods at Chicken Louie’s / Subby’s , that will never lay an egg….
CHICKEN LOUIE’S MUST EATS:
— THE BROASTED POTATOES: Cooked perfectly, and sliced with the patented crinkle cut, these potatoes are drizzled in a spiced butter sauce. The hot, steaming potatoes are like huge fries (about 1/5 of a potato). If you have never had them, we suggest you run right now and get some. We don’t care if you are in your jammies. This is truly something to experience and a Food Adventure Must Eat.
—THE BROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS: Juicy, large on the breast bone, cooked perfectly every time through the broasting process. The crunchiness of the breading is amazing. Our “The King” says this is his favorite. He says forgo tossing it in the sauce, it tastes so good it doesn’t need it.
— THE BROASTED WINGS: You can have them broasted (plain), mild BBQ, Medium BBQ, Hot BBQ or Hot Buffalo. The Big Ragu says “get your wings tossed in a sauce, it’s the best way to have them! You dark meat freaks will be happy to know that Chicken Louie’s also offers chicken legs made in the same options.
— PEANUT BUTTER PIE: The lightest, creamiest peanut butter pie you will ever taste. It is a dream in every fork full, and our mouth is watering while we write this. For you chicken loving guys, get your girlfriend in the door by getting her to to try this pie.. You will have a free pass to Chicken Louie’s from there on out.
— SWEET POTATO PIE: One-of-a-kind Dayton Original. This pie is so delicate, it is like a slice of pumpkin pie. But it is sweet potato pie. We have never had anything like this. Amazing and a must eat for any real Dayton foodie.
As you now know, Chicken Louie’s is inside a Subby’s restaurant in Miamisburg. We couldn’t ignore this Dayton based sandwich chain, that has been in town since 1978. We had to give Subby’s some love. We won’t ruffle any feathers with these MUST EATS…
SUBBY’S MUST EATS:
— SUBBYS CHILI: We know of no other place in town that dumps chunks of freshly sliced provolone and mushrooms into your chili. the end result is phenomenal. Cold days like today make it a perfect time for this tasty Miami Valley treat.
— THE TURKEY & PEPPERONI SUB: A bizarre combination that just works. Maybe it’s the bun, maybe the mayo or the Subby’s toppings. We don’t know, when we find out, we will have our people get with your people and fill you in.
— THE TUNA SUB: Definitely one of the top tuna subs in Dayton. The Big Ragu likes his tuna sub cold, but it comes in a hot version for you people who like to see that provolone melt. This sandwich is just damn good.. period.
— SUBBYS BIG FISH: Deep fried fish patty with tartar sauce and all the toppings. Whe you take a bite, the hot fresh bread mix with the fish is amazing. Very filling, it is a perfect cure to your hunger.
The moral of this story is: Chicken Louie’s is back for those who have missed it. It is back, just the way you remembered it. It is rare that a lost food icon returns to Dayton. They even have the dinner rolls and serve it in aluminum foil. Enjoy this rebirth of a Dayton Original!
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If you have never tried Louie’s menu, “Don’t be Chicken.” After all, why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Chicken Louie’s in Miamisburg, of course….
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Lily’s Bistro, located at 329 E. Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District, has received their full liquor, beer & wine license and has expanded their Sunday brunch menu to include refreshing brunch cocktails like mimosas, Pimm’s cups, and Bloody Mary’s, as well as a Sunday ‘Family Style” chicken-centric dinner.
Owner Lisa Mendenhall says Lily’s had planned to offer a full Sunday bar and a casual Sunday dinner option since they opened last May, but the liquor license had been delayed. In August, Lily’s decided to move forward with brunch, but could only serve beer. “It gave us a chance to be creative with some beer cocktails, and our ‘beermosa’ made with dry pear cider and fresh squeezed orange juice has been a hit,” says Assistant Manager Alex Todd. “However, we are really excited to offer a full bar at brunch as well as during Sunday dinner.”
General Manager Emily Mendenhall says that the fried chicken dinner Sunday night is designed for people looking for a laid back, budget friendly meal “We’re serving things family style. This means half and whole fried chicken options, bowls of creamy mac ‘n cheese, baskets of jalepeno cheddar cornbread. Southern influenced comfort food that will change weekly. There will also be weekly specials.”
All of the chicken is local and free-range, something in which Executive Chef Mariah Gahagan takes pride. “We try to use local, sustainable ingredients as much as possible. We love the farmer we get these chickens from, plus we like to support local people with great products.”
Brunch will be served 11am -3pm and Sunday dinner from 5-9pm.