How about one building that combines some of the best cooks in Dayton and lines them up along the wall in their own vendor booths? It's not a dream, it's reality in downtown Dayton. This is the first of 2 Food Adventure installments over the next few days, and both cover Dayton's 2nd Street Market. What a shocker, the first one focuses on FOOD ! The Big Ragu & Crew have become semi-regulars at the market over the past few years. Some of our tastiest excursions have been in this treasure trove of great eats. Variety is the spice of life, and this is true for the market located … [Read more...] about Local, Legendary Food Adventures at 2nd Street Market – Part 1
Do you you hear that rumble? It is your stomach craving affordable gourmet food. The answer is one of Dayton's best kept secrets, a little restaurant called Fresco. World class dishes made from scratch with fresh produce from Chef Jenn DiSanto and her staff are what brings loyal foodies to this one of a kind eatery. Located at 3141 Far Hills Ave near the Dorothy Lane intersection in Kettering since 2010, Chef Jenn has been serving her "Mediterranean and eclectic global" menu. The Big Ragu describes the menu as Food Adventure Central. Hello .. what's not to love? Even the restaurant name … [Read more...] about Fresh Food Adventures at Fresco!
Some say the food at Christopher's Restaurant is like a religious experience. That would make sense because the eatery is named after St. Christopher, the patron saint of travel. Owner/Chef Chip Pritchard and his staff have developed a cult following with the locals, and a favorite stop of foodies who are passing through town. Why? Because it is comfort food. It is not pretentious, just good solid food. We met the owners at a farmer's market and it has been a favorite Food Adventure stop ever since. HERE'S THE SKINNY: --- Known for their extensive, fresh menu it is a salad, soup … [Read more...] about Christopher’s Restaurant: Saintly and Sinful
The Big Ragu, Chef House and Hungry Jax are no different than other Daytonians. We have full time careers, love our family, and we chase Food Trucks around town. As you know, mobile food cuisine is currently 'all the rage' in the Miami Valley. One of our favorites, Harvest Mobile Cuisine is a Dayton food truck owned by Patrick Sartin, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. After working in various kitchens across the country, Patrick bought a food truck with the goal to offer comfort foods that use local produce at an affordable price. Harvest Mobile Cuisine is one of the … [Read more...] about Harvest Mobile Cuisine: Fresh, Local, & Affordable
In order to retain our sanity, Food Adventures must leave the "bubble" of the suburbs and get back to food basics. The village of Yellow Springs, Ohio is the perfect destination to achieve this feat. Yellow Springs has scenic parks to hike, eclectic shops to explore, and some of the tastiest eateries to fill a belly. One of our favorite places to eat is the Sunrise Cafe. Located at 259 Xenia Avenue, Sunrise Cafe offers a full service menu which also includes a kid's menu. The quality of food is exceptional due to the fact that they use local produce and don't own a deep fryer or … [Read more...] about Homemade Goodness at Sunrise Cafe
Farmer’s Markets are more popular than ever in a time when our country has an increasing desire for organic food products. People are more aware now than ever of the food they put into their bodies and are striving to improve their dietary habits. Food Adventures is always trying new things. You have seen the word "organic" placed on food labels, but what does it mean? Conventional foods can carry harmful pesticides and are fertilized with synthetic chemicals. Organic foods use natural fertilizers, devoid of synthetic pesticides. If you buy organic, you are decreasing your families' risk … [Read more...] about Getting Fresh and Organic with The Food Adventures Crew