Memorial Concert Tonight at Soft Rock Cafe

November 4, 2012 just after midnight, families worlds changed forever.  Skylar Kooken, just 16 years old, and two of her friends, Sophie and Julianna, passed away in a car accident.  Skylar's mom, Kelli, and her family and friends have decided to take this tragedy, and make a positive influence on the community with a scholarship fund in her honor. Tonight, Saturday April 9th, at Soft Rock Cafe at 877 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, a benefit will be held for this fund. The benefit will include raffle prizes, silent auction items, drink specials and more.  Food Adventures suggests ordering … [Read more...]

Yankee Trace Friday Fish Frys Return

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace has brought back their fish frys for a limited time this fall, and the Food Adventures Crew has the scoop.  The "All U Can Eat" events will happen each Friday night from 5pm-9pm at the restaurant inside the clubhouse.  The tradition continues through November 20th, and will return during Lenten season as it has for many years.  the hand breaded haddock is some of the best in town, and the fact that it is endless, means you wont walk away hungry.  Each dinner comes with endless deep fried haddock, cole slaw and french fries.  Here is the down low on one of the best … [Read more...]

Dayton’s Best Fish Fry Opens the Fall Season This Friday

The #1 Fish Fry as ranked by Food Adventures is kicking off their first Fish Fry of the season on Friday Night !! The place is OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHURCH in Dayton who has been hosting these events for over 54 years ! We are the only ones with the scoop on this incredible deal and fun night !!   HERE'S THE SKINNY: --- WHERE: Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 22 Notre Dame Ave. in Dayton --- WHAT: Fish Fry  - **21 and over only !** ---NEXT: Friday, October 10th  & Friday, November 14th  --- COST: $13 if you pre-pay at the Parish Office, or $15 at the door … [Read more...]

Yaffa Grill: Our New Favorite Spot

If Fred Flintstone  was on Colonel Glenn Highway, he would say "Yaffa Gotta Do !" ...and guess what, he would be right. Yaffa Grill can be summed up as "simply exotic."   It has worldly tastes of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that are as authentic as they are delicious.  At the same time they serve the food on paper or styrofoam plates.  You see?  Simple and exotic.  Superfry & the Big Ragu have tagged this as our new favorite eatery, and have been visiting the 2 Yaffa locations with some frequency. Want an authentic, unique Food Adventure that is affordable and fun?  Then … [Read more...]

Food for Thought: Charitable Food Adventures

As the holidays approach, many charity functions are in full swing.  Superfry & The Big Ragu are honored to participate in and support over 40 local charities, all of them are close to our hearts.   Three of these special events are coming up in November, and we would like to share them, because they need your help and support.  So please if you can, take some time to attend these functions for people in need.   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th - RENT FOUNDATION's "NITE AT THE RACES" at the IUE HALL at  1675 WOODMAN DR. ---What is this charity?  Helping families in crisis since 1995, the … [Read more...]

Superfry & the Big Ragu make Pizza at Johnny’s Slice of New York

A day in the life of a FOOD ADVENTURER may include using culinary skills from time to time.  When Johnny's Slice of NY Pizzeria in Centerville approached us about being "Guest Pizza Makers" for a day, we jumped at the chance.  We have enjoyed Johnny's food, from their pizza to their calzones, so we couldn't wait to toss a few pies for fun. Owners Johnny and Michelle Rivera asked us to develop our own special pizza that would be added to their menu.  We came up with the "MANHATTAN SPLITSVILLE" pizza, which is any 3 toppings on each half of the pie.  The event took place on Sunday, January … [Read more...]

Superfry & the Big Ragu Get Twisted at K & R Pretzel Bakery

If you did not know where to look, you would never find K & R Pretzel Bakery.   Someone must be finding this place, because since 1967, the Pretzel Bakery has been making Daytonians smile.   Tucked into a neighborhood on Flesher Avenue in Kettering, it is one of the most interesting Food Adventures we have ever done.   What's not to love about this place?  It is a humble building with a great product and a great price.  The operation is based on a huge soft pretzel making machine which cooks the tremendous snacks on a conveyor belt.   Simple huh?  Make good pretzels,  and they will come.  … [Read more...]

SUPERFRY and the BIG RAGU’s – OUR SMALL BITES for 1/6/2012

Every couple of weeks, your humble FOOD ADVENTURERS will give you "SMALL BITES,"   a quick feature of some restaurant items that we love. SMALL BITES - 1/6/2012 includes these favorite cravings in the Dayton Area: THE FRESH CUT FRIES at PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS: Freshly cut, and just out of the fryer, there is something about these "skin-on" french fried potatoes.  Maybe it is because the potatoes are fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil.  Whether you dip them in ketchup, splash some vinegar on them, or eat them plain, these tasty treats always hit the spot!  There is one … [Read more...]

Superfry & the Big Ragu Dive Into Papi’s by the Lake

What do you get when you cross an abandoned school gymnasium in the Waynesville/Harveysburg area and a veteran of butcher of 40 years.  No, this is not the plot of a bad horror movie, but an incredibly unique restaurant called Papi's by the Lake.  Located near Caesar's Creek, as in salad, this "everything from scratch" restaurant is located in the antique, sauerkraut and Renaissance Festival mecca of the world.   Superfry and the Big Ragu will now think of good food when we hear the words Waynesville or Harveysburg. For the past couple of months, our friend Kim has been telling us that we … [Read more...]

Superfry & The Big Ragu Cross Paths with the Hamburger Wagon

In the past few years, we have noticed an influx of restaurants in Dayton claiming to sell “gourmet” hamburgers.   Many of these places allow you to add fried eggs, avocados, and even fried pickles to your burger for an additional cost.  We have enjoyed Food Adventures while pigging out of these places of course, but Superfry and the Big Ragu are simple creatures, who like their burgers made simple.  If you are like us and want a great “old school” style hamburger, you need to head down to the Hamburger Wagon in downtown Miamisburg, Ohio.  The little white cart with the red awning is an … [Read more...]