Did you get a chance to sample some of the “street eats” at The Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival? The Big Ragu did ! In between our favorite musical acts, he experienced a truly unique Downtown Food Adventure.
It is so great not to have to deal with anyone in weird festival mode anymore, or a “sudden health kick for a night.” You know the ones, who then they eat biscuits and gravy the next day after hiking in Kentucky. Just eat the festival food and quit trying to impress your girlfriend.
The bash was hosted around 3 separate concert stages with indie bands, Ohio bands and some national feature acts. Were you listening to John Legend and enjoying legendary sandwiches? How about listening to Train while eating plantain? Whatever the case, good food was available throughout the event in a 3 block area. Some vendors were local, others were in from as far away as Miami, Florida. The two day festival gave Daytonians plenty of time to sample vendor food in iconic places such as Cooper Park and in front of Memorial Hall.
There were food trucks, grill setups and deep fryers a plenty! The aroma of freshly prepared specialties filled the air at the Dayton Revival. Food vendors included local favorites like Bessie’s Noodles, The Dublin Pub, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, and Smokin’ Bar-B-Que. Other Dayton based vendors we love included Red Wagon Cafe, Brock Masterson’s Catering and Frickers.
The Big Ragu also sampled food from places we were not so familiar with such as Caribbacanas, The Burrito Bus, D-Fish D-Chicken, Bourbon Street Grill and Cafe, Los Tucanes, Ma & Pa’s Kettle Corn, G’s Barbeque and Enrique’s Place Latin Grill.
Take some time to browse through the incredible photos in the album below to get a taste of what was available for consumption. From Gyros to fried fish, from beers to jerk chicken wings, we tried almost all of the offerings. We covered the eats from fried pickles to kettle corn. On this Food Adventure we learned this: nothing is better than good music, good food, with good friends in a great hometown. What more could you ask for?
Did you get a chance to sample some of the foodstuffs at the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival ? If so, what did you think? Please comment below!