Are you aware that the greatest potato salad in the world is in Dayton, Ohio? The Big Ragu knows…
YES, it is true! But many Daytonians already knew that Belmont Catering is the potato salad mecca of the Midwest. If you are like us, their potato salad has been a special treat at your family functions and holidays for decades.
We will have many foaming at the mouth for this giveaway:
****Comment on the story below and one winner will be chosen at random. The prize is 2 pounds of Belmont Catering’s famous potato salad and 6 of their cabbage rolls !!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Belmont Catering has been providing the best potato salad you have ever eaten for over 35 years. It is a Food Adventure in a container….
— Family owned for 3 generations, today’s owner John Mott still sticks to the basics that made the company a success.
— Located on 730 Watervliet Rd. near the intersection of Smithville, you may sometimes see a line out the door.
— The potato salad is such a cult classic that former Dayton residents have it shipped overnight all over the USA. One person even overnighted a huge cooler of the stuff to Manhattan in New York City and paid $100 in shipping! Who does that, unless it is the best potato salad in the world.
— Belmont Catering goes through about 500 pounds of potatoes a week, and on holiday weekends they go through 1,500 – 2,000 pounds of potatoes. Yes, that is a ton of potatoes. The staff told us that 50 pounds of potatoes makes about 65 pounds of Potato Salad.
— Our biggest tip is CALL AHEAD. It is best to call in your order 1 or 2 days ahead of time. If you just stop in, it will be rare for you to find what you need because everything is usually sold out since items are made to order. You can thank the Food Adventures Crew later for this advice.
— THE POTATO SALAD: OBVIOUSLY .. at $4.25 a pound, there are lines out the door for this stuff. but why is it so good? Is it the pimentos? The Mustard? The Mayonnaise? NOOOO !
Here is the secret to the world’s best potato salad:
1) The potatoes are peeled, rinsed, then SHREDDED like hash browns. This gives a distinct, one-of-a-kind texture and no hard chunks.
2) No chunks of eggs in the salad. This is potato salad, not egg salad. Eggs may or may be in the recipe, but you won’t see any ….
3) Cleanliness. The kitchen is immaculate. The Montgomery County Health Inspectors have given Belmont Catering the highest marks over their last 19 visits to the kitchen.
4) Third Generation Owner, John Mott is still using his Grandmother’s recipe. And by the way, her recipe will blow your mom’s potato salad out of the water. It is reminiscent of the movie “What’s Up tiger Lily” where they hunted down a similar recipe, “a salad so delicious you could pltoz.”
Oh but that’s not all. Belmont Catering did not build its business on potato salad alone.
There are more, MUST EATS such as:
— CABBAGE ROLLS: $6.80 for 6 of them, they are also a cult favorite.
— THE BBQ PULLED PORK: Outstanding flavor, and sold at $6.90 a pound
There are many more items, but these are our top favorites. You can find a list of pick up items HERE, we cannot stress enough the need to call ahead..
And then there is the CATERING aspect of their business. If you need an event catered, breakfasts, cookouts, or boxed lunches, these are your go to guys. They pretty much deliver a Food Adventure to your event. Belmont Catering has built this business for decades with great food and service.
With Labor Day Weekend right around the corner, now is a perfect time to treat yourself to some of the World’s Best Potato Salad !!
Get down to Belmont Catering on Watervliet, and pick up a taste of great potato salad, but call ahead! No cookout, picnic, holiday or family event is complete without it!
****Who wants to win some of their great food? Comment below for your chance to win ! ****
Food Adventures is going to giveaway 2 pounds of their famous potato salad and 6 cabbage rolls to one lucky reader!!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below on this story, telling us why you want the goods. One winner will be picked at RANDOM next week.
There is another way you can be a winner in general, like Food Adventures on Facebook by CLICKING HERE ! Anything else is just a generic copy..
Check out our photo gallery from our visits to Belmont Catering, below.