Drew Trick had a vision: A comfortable place where people can enjoy a wide variety of draught beer and eat fresh food with their friends and family, as well as see couple-hundred model cars. On October 23, 2010, Trick made this dream a reality, purchasing what is now known as Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery, located in the Oregon Arts District.
When he walked in the building for the first time, Drew Trick knew he had to remodel a restaurant that had been established by many other owners before. Trick considered how he wanted people to describe his restaurant/bar. He did not want to have the typical loud bar filled with neon signs and cluttered space. It was not his intention to open a bar and grill or sports bar. He wanted to create a place for people to come casually and feel comfortable. Using his initial vision, he decided the floors, bar ceiling, display units, and draught systems had to be updated, or added, before completion.
While hunting for the name, Trick first started with “Lucky’s,” because it was his late father’s nickname. Trick then searched dictionaries and thesauruses looking for descriptive words that were generational in nature. Trick chose “taproom” because of the large supply of draught beers that would be rotating all year long. He chose “eatery” simply because people could come and enjoy a good meal.
It was exactly three years ago today we ran the above story, by Christina M. Dyer as part of the updayton Entrepreneurship Team. Now it’s hard to remember when Lucky’s wasn’t part of the District. Drew and his staff have established Lucky’s as a huge part of the community, supporting numerous non-profit events and has helped grow the craft beer movement in Dayton, by rotating a wide array of featured beers. And what a better way to celebrate their 3rd anniversary than with a Beer Dinner, featuring local beers.
This Monday, March 6th at 6:30 Lucky’s will present a four course dinner, paired with beers from Toxic Brew Company and Warped Wing. Reservations can be made in advance at Lucky’s, the cost is $40 and the menu is as follows:
Pre Dinner tastes;
Abby Blonde-Toxic Brew & Ermal’s Cream Ale
Appetizer: Duck Drumsticks with Abby Brunette maple glaze served over corn mush paired with Abby Brunette by Toxic Brew Co.
Salad: Grilled beet and kale winter salad paired with Winter Ale buy Toxic Brew Co.
Entree: Ale braised pork chops (Chuck’s favorite) served on a bed of root vegetable hash paired with Warped Wings #4 brew(Maa Durga)
Desert: 10 ton mousse topped with no bake crumbles and house made whipped cream paired with 10ton by Warped Wing
As a thank you to Holy Trinity for their community support and the great works of the ARC (Animal Resource center) 20% of all sales the day of March 10, our official anniversary date, will go to these great establishments. Also we will be doing random raffles throughout the tasting featuring Warped Wing Brewing Company and Toxic Brew Company swag!!!