With the wacky weather lately, the saying, "Chilly today, Hot Tamale" applies here. Of all of the Mexican eateries in town, only a handful can claim to be "authentic" to the Mexican people's tastes. These menus are not Americanized, but are true to the way people dine in Mexico City or Chiapas, Mexico. Simple, fresh ingredients and simple, homemade recipes. Authentic is the case of Chiapas Mexican Grill in Centerville on State Route 48. The small diner is a perfect atmosphere for an authentic, Mexican Food Adventure. As you know, what makes our food blog different, is that we visit a … [Read more...] about The Best Tamale’s in Town: Chiapas Mexican Grill
Your hometown potato chip company has done it again. Oh, how we love Mikesell's Snacks for any occasion. And now, they bring us a couple of new, terrific products that quite honestly are surprisingly good. The Food Adventures Crew have been enjoying Mikesell's brand snacks for as long as we can remember, especially Chef House and The Big Ragu. Even our New York girl, Hungry Jax and her family have been crunching away on her decade in Dayton on those groovy chips. We have been on tours of the plant. We have been lucky enough to be behind the scenes, at test taste meetings, and met the … [Read more...] about Mikesell’s Ends 2016 with Two New Flavors !
Hey Gringo, looking to tie one on during the holidays? Then take a sip of a true Food Adventure in a glass. Oh yes, the legendary Bad Juan margarita served exclusively at Elsa's Mexican Restaurant and Cantinas around town. Whether on the rocks or frozen, salt or no-salt, every Daytonian has a "Bad Juan" story about themselves or a friend. The Food Adventures Crew are no different. We have had to push stumbling pals into backseats of cars, or help lift some hotties into the back of an SUV after a couple of these drinks. We have felt the wrath of Juan ourselves, having numb lips and the … [Read more...] about The Bad Juan: A Dayton Legend
Are you tired of wrestling a redneck for the latest xbox at Wal-Mart? Behind on Christmas shopping? Sick of long checkout lines at the mall or department stores? The Food Adventures Crew feels your pain. Have you thought about shopping for unique Christmas Gifts at Dayton's 2nd Street Market? We think it is the perfect place to find unique Christmas Gifts, birthday gifts or any gift occasion for that matter. This is part 2 of our market series (last week was FOOD, CLICK HERE to view). Follow our advice and you're sure to be a hit with the family, with some of the best local gifts … [Read more...] about Avoid Mall Crowds, Find Gifts at 2nd Street Market!
Food Adventures Crew knows there are only a couple of truly authentic Mexican Restaurants in the Miami Valley, and we have found a favorite. It is a humble place called Taco Loco located at 5392 Burkhardt Road. It is clean, it is cheap, it is authentic. But most of all, it has some of the most delicious Mexican food we have ever eaten. We have some close friends from Mexico, and upon their recommendation we stopped in. The experts were right, every trip to Taco Loco is a new Food Adventure. Why the name Taco Loco? The owners, a mom and pop duo from Mexico, had to renovate before … [Read more...] about Taco Loco: The Best Tasting Cinco de Mayo You Will Ever Have
Salsa Saturdays with DJ Danny D isn't a spectator sport. It requires full participatory ass-shakin' and hip-swayin'. Every weekend, DJ Danny D (Danny Diaz) brings a little Miami to the Miami Valley with his Latin-laden dance mixes that keep mamis' and papis' hearts racing and pulses pounding. Last Saturday's edition featured a Valentine's Day Bachata dance contest that transformed downtown Dayton's Therapy Cafe into a Cuban-style dance hall. Bodies slick with sweat dipped, rolled and spun across the floor. There were no wallflowers in this urban oasis. Even the lights danced - … [Read more...] about Salsa Saturdays At Therapy Cafe [PHOTOS]