Dayton Dining

Where are the Outdoor Refreshment Areas?


On April 30, 2015, Gov. John Kasich approved a new law which permits municipalities and townships with a population greater than 35,000 to create outdoor refreshment areas (“ORA”). Much press surrounded this new law as it was introduced in the Ohio House and signed into law less than three months later, an incredibly fast moving bill. Representatives from the Cincinnati area were pushing for the new law so an ORA could be established in time for the All Star Game on July 14, 2015. Many were intrigued about the possibility of “Bourbon Street” like atmospheres around the State as open container … [Read more...]

Happy Hour Sliders at Jay’s Seafood A Hit!


But the real gems of this new program are the sliders, small burger sandwiches served two at a time. “Small” is relative, though -- together, any two of the sliders equal to more than a normal-sized burger. I went in on an empty stomach and couldn't finish the second slider on my plate. There are three kinds: kobe beef with white cheddar is the most popular, and tuna and salmon are available as well. An order of sliders is just $5, or for $8 you can get a sampler plate with one of all three varieties.

Warped Wing Releases “Creep Show” in time for Amber Rose Ghost Hunt


Warped Wing Brewing Company has done it again with a new flavor of suds.  It is a Smoked Porter called "Creep Show."  This Warped Wing release party is in conjunction with a Ghost Hunting Food Adventure at The Amber Rose, SATURDAY NIGHT, October 24th called "Creeps and Creaks." This is a one night only, one-of-a-kind ghost hunting happening.  Amber Rose Restaurant is giving unprecedented access to their basement and restaurant, for anyone who wants to see some spooks for themselves.   The party starts at 9pm and will feature a tour with paranormal experts and beers along the way.  The night … [Read more...]

Fall Menu Arrives At Lily’s Bistro


Focusing on the change that comes with the autumn in Ohio, Lily’s head chef, Mariah Gahagan has designed a menu perfect for enjoying over the shortening days and cooling nights. “We start with the ingredients that we can get fresh, and locally whenever possible, and then build from around that,” said Mariah Gahagan. “

Sweeney’s Celebrates 21 years with 4 Course $21 Menu


Sweeney's Seafood Bar & Grill in Centerville has just turned 21 years old ! To celebrate this milestone Sweeney's is having a special menu now through Sunday Oct. 4. It features a 4-course meal from Chef Kruse's "select your own dinner" menu for only $21.00.

Osaka: New Buffet with Conveyor Belt Sushi

Raw Salmon Sushi & Raw Salmon Sashimi

A new Japanese / Chinese Buffet called Osaka has opened behind the Dayton Mall and the Food Adventures Crew has the scoop after a few visits.  The newly remodeled building formerly housed Max & Erma's for decades, and most recently Hazel Grill.  The place is basically a buffet, yet they are trying to distinguish themselves by doing a few things differently. One attraction at Osaka, is the "Conveyor Belt of Sushi."  Now, this is not the typical conveyor belt sushi at restaurants that winds its way around the dining area and is priced based on color of the plate you pick up.  No, this is … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Coffee Day with 5 Fun Facts and FREE Coffee


For many people the best way to start their day is with a big jolt of coffee and the only thing that could be better is if that cup of coffee if free. And on Tuesday, Sept 29th, many businesses are celebrating National Coffee Day by offering Free Coffee!

Bad Dog Nice Taco Begins Weekday Lunch Delivery


“We’ve been getting a great response at night and on the weekends out at the cart,” Brian Johnson, Co-owner of Bad Dog Nice Taco, said. “We are really excited to be offering an expanded menu during lunch delivery that will include bacon tots, Nan sandwiches, and more!” The expanded menu ranges from $3-$9. “The focus is to offer something unique that’s enjoyed by everyone from foodies to people just expecting a dog,” Lee Anne House, Co-owner and operator, said.

We hate to tell you: Olive an urban dive to close


Owner Kimberly Collett announced today that due to the impasse reached with the building’s owner regarding repair and maintenance issues, the impact it’s had on the staff and business, and changes in her own personal goals, that she will let the curtain fall, instead of renewing Olive’s lease, which ends in November.

Austin Landing Welcomes Bar Louie & Bar 145


The addition of the restaurants and live entertainment is going to energize the nightlife scene at Austin Landing,” said Marketing Director Kayla Long. This is a great fit for Austin Landing. We anticipate a good presence from the 238 hotel rooms and 274 apartment units in the coming year. Since Bar Louie and Bar 145 are going to be the first late night options to stay open past midnight, Austin Landing is excited to draw in new people who have not yet experienced its one-of-a-kind atmosphere.