Join us for our 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). Select a beautiful handmade pottery bowl (yours to keep!) and enjoy a delicious soup dinner. Thurs & Fri (5-8) and Sat (11-3). Pottery demonstration on Saturday afternoon by Erin Lambers from Cornell Studio Supply. Grab a friend and join us for this spectacularly fun evening of fundraising!
As the next cold spell moves in during 2017 and you are craving a soup to warm your heart, consider this list. The Food Adventures crew, Chef House, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu, have compiled our list of Dayton’s Best Soups for 2017. From the first steaming spoonful, to that little bit of liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of chow that the Miami Valley has to offer. So, all you serious eaters, get a spoon, get some crackers if need be, and check out our list of MUST EAT soups.
IN ORDER from the best (because no one else does that) are Dayton’s best Food Adventures in a bowl… , here they are…
** DAYTON’S TOP 30 SOUPS for 2017 **
1) CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP from FRESCO:
A top soup from one of Dayton’s top Chefs and caterers, Jenn DiSanto. She starts with homemade chicken broth from scratch. The soup is stocked with fall off the bone chicken pieces, vegetables, and tortilla strips. End it all with a dollop of sour cream on top. This is one of those moments where you lose yourself in a heavenly bliss. This is the best chicken tortilla soup we have ever eaten. This soup is Chef House’s favorite !
2) THE GUMBO at RUE DUMAINE:
This one HAS to be on the list.. The owner/Chef Anne Kearney studied under Food Network superstar, Emeril Lagasse. Needless to say, when it comes to New Orleans’ flavors, she knows what she is doing. This award winning chef has a menu unparalleled n Dayton. We have found the perfect start to a meal at Rue Dumaine. This pick is an obvious one.
3) THE CLAM CHOWDER at JAY’S SEAFOOD:
When a soup is a Dayton icon and a Dayton staple for decades, it has to make the list. Whether you are 8 years old, or 80, people love this soup and have fond memories associated with it. The creamy broth, the chunks of fresh clams, and the perfect dash of pepper make this soup. Crackers or not, you are in for a treat when you sit down for a cup or bowl of this deliciousness… so go for the bowl. As you take a spoonful, the nostalgic atmosphere of Jay’s restaurant helps make it that moment in time where the world is in perfect balance.
4) THE SIZZLING RICE SOUP FROM CHINA COTTAGE:
For decades they have been serving this white meat chicken, fresh vegetables and steaming rice kernels in an unforgettable broth. This is on the appetizer menu as a soup for two. Sure you can get this soup as an appetizer for two, but who wants to share something this good? Get the soup for your meal, like we do ! The flavor is a perfect balance of mushrooms, carrots, other vegetables and rice in a white meat chicken and broth mixture. Another great creation from Chef Tiger Wang.
5) SATE SHRIMP AND PORK SOUP with RICE NOODLES from LITTLE SAIGON:
This Vietnamese style “Pho” soup is a spicy bowl of broth, rice noodles, shrimp, pork and vegetables. Served with a side plate of cilantro, lime and bean sprouts, it packs some heat. Not hot enough? Doctor it up with the table side chili paste or a homemade in-house sriracha sauce. This is a meal sized soup, with an appetizer price tag.
6) DUBLIN PUB’S “WORLD FAMOUS POTATO SOUP”:
It must be world famous, because it is downright incredible. It is rich, filling and sinful. We suggest getting it in the Sourdough bowl and add cheese and bacon on it. We also recommend taking a nap after you eat it. This soup has a cult following in Dayton, and is Hungry Jax’s top pick!
7) THE CABBAGE ROLL SOUP from VOLTZY’s ROOT BEER STAND:
The best soup in a root beer stand in the United States. Voltzy homemakes this stuff with cabbage, tomatoes, rice and his signature burger meat. In his words, it is so delicious, you will sing “Touch me in the Morning.” Cabbage rolls not your style? Then try his almost equally delicious “Cheeseburger Soup” or “Cream of Vandalia Onion Soup.” Yes, Vandalia like the city… Voltzy is nuts, it is undeniable.
8) THE TURTLE SOUP at THE AMBER ROSE:
This soup is exotic, thick and hearty. It is a old recipe, passed down by Elinore, the previous owner of the restaurant. We absolutely love Amber Rose’s take on this old school favorite. It is beyond good. This is one of those things that you eat and immediately want more. Visit Joe Castellano and his chefs and try it for yourself as an appetizer to one of their Eastern European meals. Extra points for uniqueness on this one.
9) CLAM CHOWDER at SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD:
Creamy and thick with chunks of clams and potatoes, this is a filling bowl of soup. Paprika and other spices, finish the flavor, making this soup one of our favorites. We already are in love with many of Sweeney’s appetizers that owner Lisa Long and her chefs knock out of the park. Add another star to the list. Hungry Jax can’t get enough of this one.
10) SEAFOOD CHOWDER from DOROTHY LANE MARKET: Maybe because it
simmers all day, it enhances the flavor. Whatever the reason, we are entranced with this self serve option to go at Dorothy Lane Market for this incredible soup. Rich and creamy and two terms that simply cannot be stressed enough. Chunks of fish and more fill the soup with corn and other vegetables. This is a nice, thick soup. We can’t inhale it fast enough on hungry rainy days. If there ever was a bowl you wanted to lick clean, this would be the one….
11) CHICKEN GUMBO from DISALVO’S DELI:
Another homemade soup from scratch. Chef Ronnie DiSalvo himself makes the soup with perfectly carved, generous chicken pieces, in a delicately light broth. The bowl is filled with a treasure trove of vegetables and tremendous flavor. This deli takes pride in its food, and this is another example of their incredible creations. Their motto is “made with love from the heart.” And we like to add, and straight to your mouth!
12) THE SHRIMP and PORK SOUP at LINH’s BISTRO:
A big fan following for this soup. It is an enormous bowl with filled one of the classic Vietnamese “Phos” (soups) offered at Linh’s Bistro. This meal sized magical creation contains broth, shaved pork and pieces of shrimp. Sure you can get it with clear rice noodles, but we prefer the egg noodle option (#34 on the menu). Vegetables and scallions also line the bowl, but that’s not all. The soup is served with a side plate of jalapenos, bean sprouts cilantro and lime. Separate some cilantro leaves from the stems and drop them into the bowl. This soup defines the words Food Adventure.
13) THE FRENCH ONION SOUP at DOUBLEDAY’S GRILL & TAVERN:
Lets be honest. Any one of Doubleday’s soups could make this list. In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one is a favorite. Dayton regulars have stuffed the restaurant for decades, and many have felt the hot, gooey dripping flavor of the french onion soup. It is easy to get lost in Doubleday’s large menu, but dont overlook this “must eat.” The steaming pot of soup is perfect for a snowy day. Try their Chicken Pot Pie Soup and Potato Soup as well.
14) THE NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO at JIMMIES LADDER 11:
Hearty, rich and just the right spiciness, this soup is one of those “OMG” moments when you take a bite. Owner Jimmie Brandell is no stranger to soups, having managed one of the iconic “Upper Krust” locations for years. The soup is perfect. They really hit the mark on this one. Order a bowl and wake up your taste buds. Goes perfect with their craft beer selections and sandwiches!
15) THE CLAM CHOWDER AT BULLWINKLE’S:
Clam Chowder at a rib place? The answer is yes, young Jedi. This soup is homemade and downright addicting. Generous chunks of clams in a mix of potatoes and cream sauce make this one of our “Must Eats.” Not many people know about this soup, but now you do. We are not responsible for any addictions. Make sure you start your meal here with this savory favorite. Their menu is filled with amazing items like this one.
16) THE CHILI AT ARCHER’S TAVERN:
Every year, Archer’s holds a chili cookoff. The winning chili goes on the menu for a year. All proceeds from the contest go to the Centerville High School’s Culinary Arts Program! The result is an amazing chili and a charitable donation! The current chili is a meaty concoction with a little bit of heat. It is topped with cheese and Fritos. Probably the spiciest of the delicious soups and one of our favorites.
17) THE MUSHROOM BISQUE at CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT:
Vegetarians rejoice! This Dayton soup is for you. A fresh, home made delicious recipe means a warm feeling in every spoonful. The taste of the fresh mushrooms is incredible Christopher’s thrives on making quality, homemade soups, and this choice is the star. Check it out and pair it with one of their delicious sandwiches. The restaurant atmosphere is homey, and lends to the comfort factor of feeling at home with this warming soup for the soul.
18) THE WILD MUSHROOM SOUP FROM HAWTHORNE GRILL:
It is pure comfort in a bowl. The soup is creamy, bold and flavorful. Hawthorne Grill puts out some great dishes, and this is one you need to get your hands on. This weather is the perfect time to try this unique, homemade item. Chef Candice Rinke has established herself in the upper tier of Dayton’s chefs. This soup is an extension of her hard work.
19) THE PICKLE SOUP from BLIND BOB’S:
Don’t be fooled by the sound of it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This is one of the best soups in Dayton. The flavor isn’t sharp, it is surprisingly mild and rich. If you like cream of broccoli soup, this is an even better spin on it. We congratulate Blind Bob’s for not only the uniqueness, but for the amazing taste. This is a great warm up right before you try one of their burger selections! Also, Blind Bob’s many craft beers go great with this soup!
20) TEQUILA CHILI at LUCKY’S TAPROOM:
Unique blast of flavor from the kitchen at Lucky’s. Owner Andrew Trick has developed an underground following for his terrific food. This chili is a highlight on the menu and one of the most loved items. Lucky’s offers a regular or vegetarian option. Recommendation: There is no better pairing on this list than the Tequila Chili and one of Lucky’s numerous craft beers. So go to Lucky’s, thumb through the beer booklet, pick one out, and thank us later.
21) THE GUINNESS ONION SOUP AT NICK’S RESTAURANT:
Gooey, warm, and wonderful soup that is the pride of Xenia. The soup is always made from scratch buy their “soup nazi.” This soup is served in a unique bowl, with a mound of cheese and few gigantic croutons. But what hit us most is the rich flavor. Hot broth dripping down your chin, as you swallow some of the cheesey strings. Take a spoonful and you will immediately see why this soup made the cut.
22) THE COCONUT SOUP at SIAM PAD THAI:
Another exotic choice on this list. Cherry tomatoes, lime juice and mushrooms highlight the ingredients in this soup. The tangy, light flavor make this soup the most refreshing on our list. Owner, Fon Chrisman is a culinary genius in Thai food. If you have not been to Siam Pad Thai, we suggest you pair this soup with one of their Thai dishes, or specialty sushi rolls. We promise you will be craving this soup in no time.
23) THE HOT AND SOUR SOUP at YOUNG CHOW:
We scald ourselves every time, because we cant wait to get into this soup’s shredded goodness. A perfect balance of tofu, pepper and pork, this hot and sour soup is fantastic. This soup made the list because it is just that good. And guess what else, the price is nice. We looked at your fortune cookie, it says you need to go to Young Chow.
24) TANTANMEN RAMEN at RAMEN RICKSHAW: Also known as “Peddler Noodles,” this soup is the epitome of homemade. Freshly made, daily noodles seeped in a pork broth that has simmered for 12
hours. Flavorful secret spices and green onions finish off the soup. Served in a small bowl, we can use a fork, spoon or even drink this delicious soup, just to get it in our bellies.
25) TOM YUM SOUP at TIK’s THAI GRILL: A spicy broth filed with mushrooms and green scallions. They also call this “Lemongrass Soup.” It also includes a secret combo of Thai herbs, lemongrass, tomato, and lime juice. The lime juice packs a punch right back to the lime juice that started the whole thing.
26) TOM YUM GOONG SOUP from HOUSE OF THAI:
Shrimp and mushroom in a hot and sour broth is the amazing menu item featured at this hidden secret in Beavercreek known for their Pad Thai. Not many people are familiar with this delicious Thai restaurant, but the soup deserves a spot on this list. It is obviously an old family recipe, and it is as fun to eat as it is to say the name. This is chin dripping, grab your napkin style good eats. If you are going to do it up, do it up right at the House of Thai.
27) CURRY UDON NOODLE SOUP from ARIAKE SUSHI BAR : A thick, soup with curry flavors and a nutty aroma. Slices of pork, egg slices and wheat noodles fill the bowl. It is a challenge to eat this without getting your chin or shirt dripped on, but the noodles are fantastic.
28) THE SPICY VEGETABLE SOUP from KABUKI: This soup is complimentary with big dinner orders. It is a fantastic mix of spicy pepper broth, bean sprouts and onions. This can clear your sinuses and make your cold feel better all at the same time. It is the perfect tune up for a sushi feast. Enjoy the color and aroma of the soup, it tastes as good as it looks. We have come to learn that at Kabuki, everything is great.
29) THE POZOLE from CHIAPAS MEXICAN GRILL: The owner of Chiapas tells us this is his grandmother’s recipe for a chicken and hominy soup. The broth is soothing yet spicy. The chicken is tender and shreds of it soak between hominy corn. Radishes float on top of this beautiful looking soup. One of the most unique soups on this list, it is authentic Mexican fare.
30) PULPO CAMARONES COCKTAIL en SALSA (Seafood Gespacho) from TAQUERIA MIXTECA
Served cold, this tomato based soup is stocked full of seafood. From huge shrimp, to baby octopus and calamari, it is not for the squeamish. Hardcore seafood lovers, however, will eat it up. It is served in a gigantic goblet and is easily enough for two or more. The vegetables and slices of avocado make the soup.
We have two honorable mentions:
a) SIZZLING RICE SOUP from NORTH CHINA and
b) SHRIMP and PORK SATE from PHO MI
And one final thing..
Best Chain Restaurant Soup? Chicken Gnocchi from Olive Garden
That’s it, that’s our list ! What did we miss? Do you agree or disagree with our choices ?? Please comment below and tell us your thoughts.
Meanwhile, check out our incredible photo gallery of Dayton’s best soups, below and “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by CLICKING HERE !
Tonight’s 7th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser offers a beautiful array of bowls handmade by local Girl Scout Troop #33101 at K12/TEJAS. Delicious soups, warm breads, and desserts from area restaurants await. For a minimum $25 donation, you will be able to select the bowl of your choice and have it filled with whatever soup you desire. The bowl is yours to keep!! The event runs from 5-7pm at UD’s River Campus Location on Patterson Boulevard across from Dayton History (the old NCR).
You may pre-register at the link included or bring cash, check or credit card to the event. Pre-registrations on the website will get you a free raffle ticket and will have a speedy check-in upon arrival. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and raffle prizes include restaurant gift certificates or tickets to the upcoming Beerry Christmas Dayton holiday beer tasting, that also benefits House of Bread.
Soups will be provided by Chef George Sideras, Nestle, and area restaurants:
Texas Beef & Cattle Co.
Jimmie’s Ladder 11
Mudlick Tap House
Brixx Ice Company
Dayton Racquet Club
Soup selections include vegetarian, vegan and Gluten Free options. Bread will be provided by Evans Bakery and Texas Roadhouse, desserts by Ashley’s Pastry Shop, and soda by the 7 Up Bottling Company. Many thanks to our sponsor Paramount Advantage.
100% of the proceeds from this event go to the House of Bread, a non-profit community kitchen located in Dayton. We serve a hot, nutritious, lunchtime meal to anyone in need 7 days a week. In addition, they offer personal hygiene and warm wear items, as well as referrals to other social services. Help and hope are always on the menu at the House of Bread.
We don’t monkey around. Everyone who knows us, know we do things original and right.
Today, we announce one of the biggest and boldest Food Adventure dinners yet…. and it just happens to be at one of our favorite spots. North China Restaurant in Centerville will host the “Year of the Monkey” Celebration dinner, with 10 courses of food !
Since 1987, North China Restaurant has been pleasing Dayton area foodies, with tastes of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. May 19th they team up with our crew for an epic eating extravaganza! From appetizers to entrees, this “Year of the Monkey Dinner” promises to be a throwback to 80’s Chinese American restaurants, with a touch of family style dining.
Tickets are PRE-PAY only and can only be bought online at this link —> CLICK HERE. There is limited seating, so get your tickets before we sell out.
Just what kind of Food Adventure have we come up with? Let’s get the scoop…
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— WHAT: 10 Course Food Adventure Dinner Event at North China Restaurant
— WHERE: 6090 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH 45459, next to Woodbourne Library.
— WHEN: 6:30pm THURSDAY MAY 19th
— WHY: Celebrating “The Year of the Monkey” … and a chance to eat some good food!
— COST $29 per person & includes tip. Water and Hot Tea included. Alcohol and Soft Drinks, additional cost.
TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT ONLINE—> CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS
How are your chopstick skills? It doesn’t matter, because you will get forks and spoons too… so get ready here are the 10 courses of MUST EATS during the Year of the Monkey !
TEN COURSES OF MUST EATS AT NORTH CHINA: (sorry, no substitutions)
1) SIZZLING RICE SOUP: A light brothed soup with vegetables, rice and chicken. A perfect start to awaken your taste buds and senses.
2) EGG ROLL: The best in Dayton, bar none. Handmade, hand rolled, and stuffed with pork, cabbage and a touch of peanut dust.
3) CRAB RANGOON: Handmade, on site, this cheesey goodness should be dipped in sweet and sour sauce with a dash of soy sauce.
4) HONEY TERIYAKI GLAZED CHICKEN WING: The delicate sweetness, the savory deep fried morsels…. ’nuff said
5) MU SHU PORK: A wrapped “Chinese burrito,” The wrapper is rubbed with a plum and hoisin sauce, and pork and vegetables are added, and the “tortilla” is gently wrapped and served. One of the most special delicacy attractions at North China.
6) MONGOLIAN CHICKEN ENTREE: North China’s best selling dish. Prepare to become addicted.
7) CRISPY SHRIMP ENTREE: Deep Fried Shrimp, in a sweet and spicy, yellowish, brown sauce.
8) PEPPER STEAK ENTREE: Sauteed beef slices with onions and green peppers
9) KUNG PAO CHICKEN ENTREE: Cubed, stir fried chicken in a slightly spicy brown sauce
10) SHRIMP WITH VEGETABLE ENTREE: A lighter dish, served with broccoli, snow peas, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots.
Entrees will be served with STEAMED WHITE RICE and shared family style.
Dinner will end with the all familiar fortune cookie… which will probably say “you just ate too much on a Food Adventure.”
Chef House, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu will be passing out door prizes, t-shirts, gift certificates and more.
Please join us for this epic Food Adventure celebrating “The Year of the Monkey” at North China Restaurant.
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Hey basketball fans.. Vinny’s Bar and Grill on Dryden Rd is offering up their “World Famous Indoor Tailgate Buffet” this Saturday evening from 5:30pm -7:30pm! All you want local sausages, broasted wings and so much more…
As always, Vinny’s is the place to pre-party, before University of Dayton Flyer Men’s Basketball games.
The Food Adventures Crew will be on hand for what they call an annual “Munch Madness” Food Adventure event. Also on hand will be Rick from “Ricks Tropical Delight” cooking up Burgers and Sausages on the Big Green Egg Ceramic Grill.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON SATURDAY’S EVENT:
WHERE: VINNY’S BAR AND GRILL on 2205 Dryden Rd, in Moraine
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 5th: Doors open 4:30pm – Buffet begins 5:30pm
WHY: UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON FLYERS LAST HOME BASKETBALL GAME OF THE SEASON – Pre-party
PRICE: $12 per person for the Indoor Tailgate Buffet – or you can order off the menu a la carte
BUFFET MENU INCLUDES:
— BROASTED CHICKEN WINGS: Trays of wings with sides of bbq, mild and hot sauces
— HOT & MILD POLISH SAUSAGES: Locally made and grilled on the Big Egg Grill
— BRATWURST: Local ones, grilled on the Big Green Egg Ceramic grill by Rick
— HOMEMADE ROAST BEEF: Vinny’s secret recipe
— SIDES: (probably Green Beans)
— SALAD: with various homemade dressings
— SOUP – the homemade soup of the day is always a slam dunk
Don’t want the buffet? No problem, Vinny’s has a full menu and will be featuring 1/2 pound and 1/4 pound Angus Burgers, grilled on the Big Green Egg. Rick will also be grilling up Chicken Breasts
Join us for some great sports grub – Saturday Night’s alright for biting !
Vinny Nyhan and his staff will be fixing some delicious food, do your part and come out !
If you have tickets to the game, this is the place to pre-party. If you don’t have tickets, feel free to pre-party, then stay and drink some brews while watching U.D. end the regular season with a win. GO FLYERS !
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As the weather turns colder, nothing warms the soul like a good bowl of soup. Our DaytonMostMetro Food Adventures crew, Chef House, The King, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu, have compiled our list of Dayton’s Best Soups. From the first steaming spoonful, to that little bit of liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of chow that the Miami Valley has to offer. So, all you serious foodies sit back, get some crackers if need be, and check out our list of MUST EAT soups.
In no particular order, here they are…
DAYTON’S TOP 25 SOUPS
1) THE JUMBALAYA at BUCKIN’ DONKEY GRILLE: For 15 years, owner Sean McKown has perfected his Jumbalaya recipe. He tested it on friends and family, and the end product is a culmination of those efforts. The result is a masterpiece in a cup. Filled with sausage and seafood, it has just the right amount of tangy flavor and heat. We squirt some hot sauce on this bad boy and go to town..
2) CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP from FRESCO: Homemade chicken broth from scratch. Fall off the bone chicken pieces, vegetables tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream on top. This is one of those moments where you lose yourself in a heavenly bliss. This is the best chicken tortilla soup we have ever eaten, made by the best chef in Dayton, Jenn DiSanto. This soup is Chef House’s favorite !
3) SALMON BISQUE at SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD: Creamy, with fresh salmon chunks, this rich soup is a crowd pleaser. We can’t think of a better soup on a crisp cold day. The fresh thyme, dill and other spices, finish the flavor, making this soup one of our favorites. We already are in love with many of Sweeney’s appetizers, now we have another gem added to the list.
4) THE LOBSTER BISQUE from DELI at WEBSTER ST. & TOP OF THE MARKET: Served piping hot in a generous bowl, we were blown away by the lobster flavor balance with the creaminess of the bisque. The soup is absolutely delicious, and very filling. Congrats to the Deli on Webster & Top of the Market for staying true to the elegance of this soup,yet putting a hearty, delicious spin on it. This is one of The Big Ragu’s favorites !
5) THE SHRIMP and PORK SOUP at LINH’s BISTRO: Welcome to the enormous bowl world of the “Pho Soups” offered at Linh’s Bistro. This meal sized soup contains broth, shaved pork and pieces of shrimp. Sure you can get it with clear rice noodles, but we prefer this Vietnamese soup with the egg noodle option (#34 on the menu). Vegetables and scallions also line the bowl, but that’s not all. The soup is served with a side plate of jalapenos, bean sprouts cilantro and lime. Hand pull some cilantro and dump the rest of the side items into the bowl. This soup defines the words Food Adventure.
6) THE CABBAGE ROLL SOUP from VOLTZY’s ROOT BEER STAND: The best soup in a root beer stand in the United States. Voltzy homemakes this stuff with cabbage, tomatoes, rice and his signature burger meat. In his words, it is so delicious, it will make you sing “Touch me in the Morning.” Cabbage rolls not your style? Then try his almost equally delicious “Cream of Vandalia Onion Soup.” Yes, Vandalia like the city.. Voltzy is nuts.
7) THE POTATO SOUP at DOUBLEDAY’S GRILL & TAVERN: In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one shines. This soup has wowed Dayton crowds for decades, and has somewhat of a cult following. Doubleday’s large menu makes this a perfect starter to a great meal. The rich, creamy flavor is a great warm up, for a snowy day.
8) THE NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO at JIMMIES LADDER 11: Hearty, rich and just the right spiciness, this soup is one of those “OMG” moments when you take a bite. Owner Jimmie Brandell is no stranger to soups, having cooked at one of the iconic “Upper Krust” locations for years. He hones his craft, and has hit the mark on this one. Order a bowl and wake up your taste buds. Goes perfect with their craft beer selections !
9) THE CHILI AT ARCHER’S TAVERN: Now here is a good story. Every year, Archer’s holds a chili cookoff, and the winning chili goes on the menu for a year. All proceeds from the contest go to the Centerville High School’s Culinary Arts Program! The result is an amazing chili and a charitable donation! The current “Woodhouse Chili” is made with fire roasted tomatoes and jalapenos. It is topped with cheese and Fritos. Probably the spiciest of the delicious soups on our list. That’s why it is “The King’s” favorite on the list.
10) THE CLAM CHOWDER AT BULLWINKLE’S: Clam Chowder at a rib place? The answer is yes, young Jedi. This soup is homemade and downright addicting. Chunks of clams in a mix of potatoes and cream sauce make this one of our “Must Eats.” Not many people know about this soup, but now you do. We are not responsible for any addictions. Make sure you start your meal here with this savory favorite.
11) THE SIZZLING RICE SOUP at NORTH CHINA: This masterpiece is actually a meal sized bowl for 2 as listed on the menu. But sometimes, we get a wild hair, and order this as a meal. Sure you can get this soup as an appetizer, but who wants to share something this good? The flavor is a perfect balance of vegetables and rice in a broth flavored with a hint of salt. In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one can’t be ignored. They have another mega soup that almost made our list, the “House Noodle Soup” is a must eat too!
12) CHICKEN GUMBO from DISALVO’S DELI: Another homemade soup from scratch. Perfectly carved, generous chicken pieces, line a delicately light broth. The bowl is filled with a treasure trove of vegetables and tremendous flavor. Chef Ronnie DiSalvo takes pride in his food, and this is another example of his incredible creations. It is made with love from the heart, straight to your mouth!
13) THE MUSHROOM BISQUE at CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT: Vegetarians rejoice! This Dayton soup is for you. A fresh, home made delicious recipe means a warm feeling in every spoonful. The taste of the fresh mushrooms is incredible. Christopher’s thrives on making quality, homemade soups, and this choice is the star. Check it out and pair it with one of their delicious sandwiches.
14) THE TURTLE SOUP at THE AMBER ROSE: This soup is exotic, thick and hearty. We absolutely love Amber Rose’s spin on this old school favorite. We aren’t sure how traditional it is, but it is beyond good. This is one of those things that you eat and immediately want more. Try it for yourself as an appetizer to an Eastern European meal.
15) THE WILD MUSHROOM SOUP FROM HAWTHORNE GRILL: It is pure comfort in a bowl. The soup is creamy, bold and flavorful. Hawthorne Grill puts out some great dishes, and this is one you need to get your hands on. This weather is the perfect time to try this unique, homemade item.
16) THE PICKLE SOUP from BLIND BOB’S: Don’t be fooled by the sound of it, this is one of the best soups in Dayton. The flavor isn’t sharp, it is surprisingly level. If you like cream of broccoli soup, this is an even better spin on it. We congratulate Blind Bob’s for not only the uniqueness, but for the amazing taste. This is a great warm up right before you try one of their burger selections!
17) DUBLIN PUB’S “WORLD FAMOUS POTATO SOUP”: It must be world famous, because it is downright incredible. It is rich, filling and sinful. We suggest getting it in the Sourdough bowl and add cheese and bacon on it. We also recommend taking a nap after you eat it. This soup is Hungry Jax’s top pick!
18) CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP at CHINA COTTAGE: This is a house specialty, and we have never seen a creamy chicken soup offered at a Chinese restaurant other than here. There is good reason. No one else’s chicken soup could compare. It is a deliciously light cream soup that cleanses the pallet and readies your taste buds for those spicy dishes made from Chef Tiger Wang. This soup is definitely a Dayton Original.
19) THE GUINNESS ONION SOUP AT NICK’S RESTAURANT: Always made from scratch buy their “soup nazi.” This soup is served in a unique bowl, with a mound of cheese and few gigantic croutons. But what hit us most is the rich flavor. Hot broth dripping down your chin, as you swallow some of the gooey cheese. Take a spoonful and you will see why this restaurant is the pride of Xenia.
20) THE HOT AND SOUR SOUP at YOUNG CHOW: Yes , it made the list because it is that good. And guess what else, the price is right. We scald ourselves every time, because we cant wait to get into this soup’s shredded goodness. A perfect balance of tofu, pepper and pork, this hot and sour soup is fantastic. We looked at your fortune cookie, it says you need to go to Young Chow.
21) HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP from ALL SOUPED UP: The 2nd Street market has some tremendous food shops. In the middle of the market, “All Souped Up” is impressing the masses with creations like their Chicken Noodle Soup. Homemade noodles, pieces of delicate chicken, and a small balance of vegetables make this soup. It tastes like something your mom or grandmother would make. It is fun to take a seat at the market and enjoy this soup and get lost in the goodness.
22) THE COCONUT SOUP at SIAM PAD THAI: Another exotic choice on this list. Cherry tomatoes, lime juice and mushrooms highlight the ingredients in this soup. The tangy, light flavor make this soup the most refreshing on our list. If you have not been to Siam Pad Thai, we suggest you pair it with one of their pad thai dishes, or specialty sushi rolls. We promise you will be craving this soup in no time.
23) THE GUMBO at RUE DUMAINE: This is a no brainer. Hello, the owner/Chef Anne Kearney studied under Food Netwoork superstar, Emeril Lagasse. Needless to say, when it comes to New Orleans’ flavors, she knows what she is doing. This award winning chef has a menu unparalleled n Dayton. We have found the perfect start to a meal at Rue Dumaine.
24) THE CLAM CHOWDER at JAY’S SEAFOOD: When a soup is a Dayton icon and a Dayton staple for decades, it has to make the list. Whether you are 8 years old, or 80, people love this soup and have fond memories associated with it. The creamy broth, the chunks of fresh clams, and the perfect dash of pepper make this soup. Cracker sor not, you are in for a treat when you sit down for a cup or bowl of this deliciousness… so go for the bowl.
25) TEQUILA CHILI at LUCKY’S TAPROOM: Unique blast of flavor from the kitchen at Lucky’s. Owner Andrew Trick has developed an underground mass following of his terrific food, and this chili is a highlight on the menu. They offer a regular or vegetarian option. Recommendation: There is no better pairing on this list than the Tequila Chili and one of Lucky’s numerous craft beers. So go to Lucky’s, thumb through the beer booklet, pick one out, and thank us later.
That’s it, that’s our list ! What did we miss? Do you agree or disagree with our choices ?? Please comment below and tell us your thoughts.
Meanwhile, check out our incredible photo gallery of Dayton’s best soups, below and “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by CLICKING HERE !
The best deserves a second mention. Our feature article spinoffs, called “A second helping of “ are made for such occasions. You may recall our article over 3 years ago where Food Adventures proclaimed to the world that “North China Restaurant has the best damn egg rolls ever!” We decided North China is worthy of our “Second Helping” feature. So hop on on our Food Adventure and grab some chopsticks, as we break through the Great Wall. Let’s dive into a second helping of one of our favorite places in the Miami Valley, NORTH CHINA !
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Things have not changed a at North China a bit since our 2011 article, and that’s how we like it. We have visited North China dozens of times since the last article. Whether carryout or dine-in, we are never disappointed. The food quality is still amazing and so is the consistency.
— The service remains top notch. Your water glass is never empty, and you will never have that “where is our server” look on your face.
— This Centerville eatery is closed every Monday. Also, every year during July, they take a family vacation and close the restaurant for about 10 days.
— Family owned for almost 30 years, you get to know the family when you come here. They are friendly and the place is full of regulars who have been visiting for decades.
The Big Ragu happens to be one of those regulars, and we have eaten almost every item on their extensive menu since 1987.
So now, it is time to list the one-of-a-kind, earth shattering, ground breaking… MUST EATS for North China !
— MU-SHU PORK: Like little crepes from the heavens. These delicacies are made table side and are the Chinese version of burritos. First, the tortilla like wrapper is primed with a plum sauce. Then, a stirfry mix of pork, cabbage and veggies are loaded and wrapped. Be careful eating these. The burrito wrapper can also double as a water slide, shooting soy sauce and goodness down your shirt. Big Ragu has a closet full of stained shirts that have been”touched” by his North China Mu-Shu Pork adventures.
— ZHA JIANG MIAN: Say what? We just call this #7 on the Korean Menu. It is “lo mein” type noodles served with a sauce of black bean paste and stir fried pork. This is a special dish that you must ask for. One of the “secret tips” at North China is that they have a Korean Menu by request only. In the mood for an exotic and authentic Food Adventure? Get the Zha Jiang Mian, but make sure you ask them for hot sauce and the dry hot pepper too. Being authentic, it is a little bland but a couple of spoonfuls of hot sauce brings this dish alive !
— THE EGG ROLLS: Handmade, freshly made, every day. The killer ingredient is the peanut dust or peanut paste used in these egg rolls. Dip them in a mixture of soy sauce and sweet and sour, or mustard sauce. The Big Ragu has such a strong addiction to these that we have written letters to Dr. Phil about it.
— MONGOLIAN CHICKEN: A honey-like glaze sauce on shavings of white meat chicken, over a bed of crispy noodles. You can ask for it “spicy” like the Big Ragu does. It is a perfect mixture of sweet and heat.
— ORANGE BEEF: Lightly fried strips of beef that curl when cooked. This mouth watering dish is made with fresh orange peels, and a homemade brown sauce. The incredible taste of this entree, makes it a favorite.
— CRISPY SHRIMP: A deep fried dish that Big Ragu dreams about every other night. This sweet concoction has a sauce with a yellow tint, and a tiny hot pepper kick. If you wanna play naughty, get this offering over some white rice and go downtown to China Town.
— CRAB RANGOONS or CRAB ANGLE: Hand made every day by the owners. If you order them, you will be fighting over the last one.
Chicken Wings – Those damn chicken wings they serve you at lunch are so deliciously sticky, but you only get one served with a small crab rangoon. Don’t fear friends, you can actually order a plate of these tremendous, sweet wings. Or you just be a pain in the azz and ask for two wings and no crab rangoon with your lunch.
Pot Stickers – Yet another incredible appetizer from scratch. They are steamed, then pan fried for that brown crisp edge. The special soy sauce served with them is the secret to bringing out the pork flavor.
House Noodle Soup – We have been enjoying this masterpiece since the late 1980’s. It is a huge portion at a cheap cost. The big soup bowl is filled with noodles, shrimp, beef, scallops and a few veggies. Such a large serving that The Big Ragu always takes about half of it home. We suggest you get the “spicy” version, but you have to ask for it.
Szechuan Chicken or Shrimp – The best in Dayton, hands down. Deep fried and a comforting mix of hot and sweet tastes.
Sizzling Rice Soup – The only kind like it in Dayton. Been serving it since 1987. Chicken, broth, light veggies and rice. Makes you feel warm inside.
It was hard for us to just name a few of the menu items, because everything is so good here. But we gave you a decent map to the dishes “you gotta try.” Explore the menu, we have for almost 30 years! So please, head to North China and as we always say .. “Wok dont run.”
A little note on what makes Food Adventures unique:
As our fans know, we don’t go to a place, get a couple of entrees and an appetizer, then write an article. No, no, no.. we are different, we are Food Adventurers. That means we visit a restaurant many times, different days, different times and eat practically everything on the menu before it becomes a feature story on Dayton Most Metro. That’s what’s needed to get a feel for a restaurant. That’s the difference when you are reading Food Adventures. No drive-by visits or shared photo from a restaurant’s Facebook page. Fanatical foodies appreciate the little known secrets and the inside scoop. We do things you won’t see anywhere else: original stories, original events, and original ideas. No stock photos here. This philosophy isn’t something we ripped off or started yesterday. We have been doing this since 2008. Food Adventures isn’t our job, it is our hobby and passion, so there is no agenda. We can be honest about what restaurants we love without worrying about advertising or if they belong to a local club. We are independent and free to write about whatever foodstuffs we want. That being said, please LIKE US ON FACEBOOK if you haven’t already !
Also, check out our photo gallery below of all things good at NORTH CHINA restaurant in Centerville.
What does Pad Thai have in common with Haunted Houses? That’s easy. A Food Adventure, celebrating today’s nationwide DVD release of local horror film “Haunted House on Sorority Row.” Want to win a free autographed copy of this scary ass movie? All you have to do is comment below, and one winner will be chosen at random.
The Food Adventure Crew recently sat down with the film’s director, Henrique Couto and cast members Erin Ryan and Joni Durian..
The Food Adventure took place at Siam Pad Thai on Wilmington Pike, a favorite spot of both Big Ragu & Henrique Couto. We ate and talked about the film, various favorite foods and favorite horror flicks. Everyone was very excited about the release of the DVD. We let the noodles and the comments fly!
First, let’s start with the film HAUNTED HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW…… now available on DVD ! Want a copy?
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Locally filmed thriller, with suspense, blood, guts and boobs.. check out the intense trailer HERE !
— Dayton’s own, Henrique Couto is making a name for himself in independent movie circles.
— If Amazon needs to restock, you may have to wait a few days, but in the meantime order our favorite film, by Henrique, last year’s dvd Babysitter Massacre !
— You can find more of Henrique’s items HERE.
You may recall that The Big Ragu went to the theater showing of “Haunted House on Sorority Row” earlier this year at Englewood Cinemas.
What makes this film so special? Henrique says it is his scariest movie of all time. Joni believes the scenes of pure survival in the house, comes across strongly in the film. Erin thinks the psychological, role driven aspects of each character, gives the film its frightening feel. As for you the viewer, well you gotta a pick up a DVD and see for yourself.
We also got a chance to ask the group some questions about their favorite scary movies, restaurants and more !
See how you stack up to their answers:
Hope you didn’t eat any popcorn during the flick, we are about to eat. We also hope we didnt scare you with the spooky, locally made, must see movie.. if we did, just relax.
Now let’s talk Thai – Oh yeah, we talk Thai.. we talk Thai gooooddd. *** SIAM PAD THAI *** to be exact!! Now can you deal with this?
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Since 2008, owner “Fon,” has brought her recipes from past restaurants she owned like Ban Thai, and Yummy Burger
— Seating is limited to about 30 people in this little spot, located at 3027 Wilmington Pike
— Attractions include Thai Specialties and Sushi !
With our many visits to Siam Pad Thai, we have developed some favorites, we list as “must eats.”
— THAI TEA: Feel free to send us thank you cards for this tip. A mix between an iced tea and a milkshake, this is one of those “you gotta try this” items.
— COCONUT SOUP: Warming to the soul, this soup contains lime leaves, tomato, mushroom, lime juice and of course coconut milk. Perfect for a cold day, actually perfect for any day. A delicious taste of Thai.
— SOFTSHELL CRAB: One of the only places we know of that serves this delicacy year round. It is a delicacy and dare we say Food Adventure on a plate. Get over your fear, because this crab is edible, shell and all !
— THE PAD THAI: It doesnt matter if you get chicken, shrimp or vegetable, this is the real deal and some of the best stuff in town. Our filmmaking pal Henrique Couto agrees and pegs this his favorite dish at his favorite restaurant.
— THE DEEP FRIED TERMINATOR SUSHI ROLL: Sushi roll with Cream cheese, cooked salmon, eel sauce, sesame seeds, then deep fried in a light batter. They must call it a Terminator Roll because once you try it… “You’ll be back.”
Honorable Mention: The Mango Dessert served with sticky rice and coconut milk is a good one. Also, seafood lovers will love the Seafood soups in a Clay Pot for a nice Food Adventure. There are a few variations of seafood,noodles, etc. so choose your interest.
ONE lucky fan who comments and shares the story will get a free DVD copy of “Haunted House on Sorority Row,” autographed by the director Henrique Couto !
The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday.
Thanks to Henrique, Erin and Joni for joining us on an official Food Adventure!
Had enough to eat? After seeing the film and eating at Siam Pad Thai, you will know the difference between a Columbian Neck Tie, and a Pad Thai.
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Until then, check out our sexy, scary and scrumpious photos from our visits over the years to SIAM PAD THAI !
“Please, sir, I want some more.” —Oliver Twist
Food Adventures has a new, original feature called a “Second Helping of…”
Food Adventures already sets itself apart from the rest, because we dine at a place many times before an article materializes on Dayton Most Metro. From time to time, we will revisit some of our favorite Miami Valley eateries, and let you know about new specialty items that are delicious, or standard fare that you “gotta try.” This is not a recycling of an old article, but some new takes on the menu. You can still expect the same killer “food porn” photos, and “must eats.”
You may recall our original article on Kabuki Korean and Japanese Restaurant, in Centerville, if not CLICK HERE. The restaurant continues to ‘pack em in’, and has a loyal following, like no other sushi spot in the Dayton area.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Located at 848 S. Main St. in Centerville, the menu is mostly Japanese, with a touch of Korean specialties as well
— The secret to this restaurant’s success is fresh, delicious food. The kitchen area and sushi bar are immaculate. We believe that a clean environment is especially important when serving raw food. It also shows respect for the art of sushi !
— Pay attention and save with coupon specials through email, mail and facebook!
— Warning, peak hours may become crowded in this cozy, tight dining room.
Kabuki is a perfect place to get out of your comfort zone and experience a true Food Adventure. Try something new and wild. This is the spot to do it ! We have ordered almost everything on the menu and love theses sushi rolls: Boston Roll, Playboy Roll, Mexican Roll, Rock N Roll Roll, and the Spider Roll, along with some other favorites:
— SHRIMP TEMPURA ROLL: A must eat for the sushi beginner. The roll is stuffed with cooked, fried shrimp. What’s not to love?
— DEL SOT BIBIMBOB: From the Korean menu, this is a true Food Adventure pick. The dish is served in a hot stone bowl. It includes mixed vegetables& beef served over steamed rice , all topped with a fried egg. It is served with a side of hot & spicy sauce. Big Ragu liked it so much, he actually danced and sang a new Hanson song “MMM Bibimbob.”
— RAW SALMON (SAKE): This is a slice of uncooked salmon on top of rice. Yes it is raw, but drip some soy and wasabi on it, and it melts in your mouth. We don’t know the secret, but Kabuki has some of the tastiest salmon in town. We just keep coming back for more.
— RAW TUNA (MAGURO): A raw piece of tuna, over a small ball of rice. So hearty, it is almost like a piece of steak. So full of protein, one bite will make you feel nourished and alive. For $2.75 per piece, it is an exotic delicacy.
— ATLANTIC ROLL: A seafood lovers dream, with specialties from the ocean. This roll is filled with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, & avocado. On top of the roll is snapper and wasabi sauce. Grab a pair of chopsticks and work some magic.
Honorable Mention: Not in the mood for experimenting? Then try the Chicken Teryaki or Katsu Chicken Meal, guaranteed to please the “meat and potato” types who love BBQ Chicken.
With healthy eating a concern to so many people, we will share a favorite menu item that will keep you bathing suit ready .. Wear it to the restaurant, we don’t care.
— TUNA TATAKI: This ‘must eat’ is big on taste, light on calories. It is a plate of seared, ahi tuna, splashed with a citrus vinegar sauce. A cross between cooked and raw, this dish is a simple ‘back to the basics’ taste of sushi. The fresh tuna is healthy and pleasing to the tastebuds, which makes it a win-win combination.
Looking for a great lunch or dinner option that isn’t the same old thing? Then take advantage of the offerings at Kabuki like we do, and have yourself your own Japanese and Korean Food Adventure. You will not be disappointed. With a website name like EatAtKabuki.com, you know this stuff is good.
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Check out our Kabuki photos below for some of the most incredible food in the Gem City.
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 is based on their commitment to fresh ingredients.
If you have not heard of Fresco, or have never been there, then this is your wake up call. Great prices and knowledgeable sous chefs that have experiences cooking outside of Ohio, result in a kitchen that cranks out amazing, extremely delicious meals.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Chef Jenn DiSanto is the only rap-music loving area chef that has studied and worked culinary magic in Belgium, New York, Connecticut and Atlanta. You can count on one hand the classically trained Dayton area chefs, and Jenn DiSanto is one of them. So, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE and her expertise for priceless dining experiences!
— Clean, casual, yet professional dining room seats about 20 for dine-in lunch or dinner. Lots of regulars, and a personable staff provide and inviting atmosphere.
— Practically all the dishes use Organic and Local ingredients, with a commitment to FRESHNESS.
— Salad Dressings made from scratch that will tickle your tastebuds. Typically 5 or more choices on hand every day.
— Healthy menu with Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free menu options.
— Daily specials feature one of a kind dishes. For more info, visit frescofood.net or click HERE.
— Catering and meals-to-go are popular choices. The menu even features the “feed a family of 4 for $28” section. Food this good at those prices in unheard of in the Dayton area.
— Hours are Monday through Friday 11:30am – 7pm. Remember, no weekend hours except catering or special private events.
In a place where EVERY menu item is spectacular, it is hard to nail down the best. But like Fresco, Food Adventures never disappoints, so here are our “Must Eats !”
— HOMEMADE CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP: Made from scratch using homemade chicken stock and fresh ingredients, words like “delicious” don’t do it justice. The soup is garnished with sour cream, cheese tortilla strips. Try this soup and you will understand why it is indescribable. This soup is one of our favorites of all time.
— KALE and CANNELLINI BEAN SOUP: A perfect fix for the upcoming brisk weather. This soup is so good, you will make ‘yummy” noises while eating. The kale is trimmed and cooked to perfection. It is the right partner to this incredible broth and bean combination.
— THAI CHICKEN SLIDERS: The Big Ragu says these are the best sliders he has ever had in his life. The sandwiches have an incredible Thai peanut sauce made from scratch that is added to a shredded chicken mixture. Topped with lemon grass and ginger pickled cucumbers with basil and cilantro slaw for an addicting punch of flavor.
—ROASTED SALMON WITH MANGO CHUTNEY: Before roasting, the salmon is seasoned with a house rub. This is fresh salmon, not frozen and it is perfectly cooked for an amazing taste. Finishing touches include a homemade mango chutney that is “to die for.” Sides include potatoes and grilled veggies. At $15.50, this dish is a steal. You would pay up to double at fancy restaurants and still not touch the taste of this dinner. The Big Ragu will go on record as saying this is the best salmon dinner he has ever had.
—SIDE SALADS: Yeah yeah we know…you think it is just some crisp greens.. but not so fast my friend… The real attractions here are the homemade dressings. These “liquid must eats” are made from scratch. One of our favorites is the White Balsamic Vanilla Bean Dressing. Other incredible flavors of dressing include Lemon Sherry Vinaigrette, Onion Vinaigrette and a unique Bacon dressing (with no Bacon Fest
lines). The Big Ragu recommends the Red Wine Vinaigrette as his favorite. Eating healthy never tasted so wonderful.
Honorable Mention: Grab some handmade Fried Green Tomatoes when they are featured. They are great to share, but so tasty that we won’t share ours. We also love the Fish Tacos every Friday. Attention shrimp lovers, the Shrimp and Grits dinner is pretty good. Polenta is used instead of grits, and the combo of creaminess with the vegetables is amazing. This article would not be complete without mentioning the great Arepas on the menu or the savory Grilled Panini Sandwiches offered. Oh and did you know you can bring in your own alcohol when you dine in ????
Chef Jenn is one of our favorite local personalities, and her service is as “fresh” as the food. This locally owned, family business is a must stop for anyone who appreciates homemade food, and culinary expert cooking at its finest. Looking for a place to eat and want to change things up? We got one for ya.. and now you know, it’s Fresco.
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Check out some of the most amazing photos we have ever posted in our gallery below from numerous Food Adventures to FRESCO !