Dayton Dining

Starbucks Menage A Trois of Chocolate Drinks For Valentine’s Day!

What says love more than coffee and chocolate? As Valentine's Day nears, Starbucks invites customers to get together with loved ones and friends to try three new chocolate beverages. The recipe developers behind the new trio of drinks explained that they were trying to evoke a celebration of love. And when they were first trying to come up with a Valentine's Day flavor they asked themselves, "What would coffee be in love with?" The obvious answer was chocolate. So the beverages are actually all about the special relationship between coffee and chocolate, which we can celebrate regardless of … [Read more...]

Austin Landing Cooking Class Features Oils & Balsamics

Calling all foodies and cooks!  Got flavor infused Olive Oils?  How about flavored Balsamic vinegar?  This class does! On February 17th, The Food Adventures Crew is teaming with The Spicy Olive to bring you a one night,  one-of-a-kind cooking experience. Attendees can sit back, relax and enjoy seven different plates.  Each one made with fresh olive oils and balsamics, of different specialty flavors.  This is not a "hands on" class, but each dish will be prepared step by step by 3 different cooks, and recipes will be supplied. Now is your chance to check out the Spicy Olive Oil store … [Read more...]

7 Places to Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Dayton

Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is a Christian holiday that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in several nations across the globe -- predominantly those with large Roman Catholic populations -- on the day before the religious season of lent. For most, Fat Tuesday conjures images of beads, beer, and the Big Easy. Historians believe the first American Mardi Gras occurred on March 3, 1699 when French explorers Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville landed in what is now Louisiana.  The … [Read more...]

Pancakes with Miss America!

Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, will be trade in her tiara and sash for a spatula and apron next week in Beavercreek. Cantrell will flip pancakes and serve them to guests at the Beavercreek IHOP, 2460 North Fairfield Road, from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, as a spokesperson for the pancake chain’s National Pancake Day charity fundraisers. … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Specials for Tasty Measures

At the corner of 5th and Jefferson Streeta, in the building that formerly housed Chin's, Elbo's and Sa Bai, Tasty Measures quietly opened a couple of weeks ago.  Named for the way you order your food, measured by the ounce, this breakfast and lunch place will let you build your sandwich and pay by the weight (45 -65 cents depending on the meat), or cruise through the salad bar and pay 35 cents per ounce.  Their breakfast offering include the option to customize your 3 egg omelette, grab a sweet or savory pastry with your coffee, cappuccino or espresso or enjoy a breakfast taco or a breakfast … [Read more...]

AleFeast – Beer & Food Pairings Galore

For years restaurant have made pairing suggestions of wine that compliments their food.  But in the last few years, as craft beer has exploded across the country, more and more eateries are realizing that beer may actually be more food-friendly that wine.  There are a couple of ways to go about pairing, complementary or contrasting flavors? The first would be like  pairing a spicy Thai dish with a spicy pale ale.  The opposite approach suggests that contrasting flavors are pleasing in a ying-yang sort of way: A dry, bitter stout classically pairs with oysters, perhaps "cutting through" the … [Read more...]

Dive Bar Tuesday – Phone Booth Lounge

Since the team started working on Dive Bar Tuesdays, one bar has been at the top of our list to get to sooner than later. It is one that we all discovered while working together and we had been attending for a while. The location was relatively central to where we all lived, the food and drink prices were right, and the atmosphere was incredibly relaxed. Schedules did not align, especially since on Tuesday nights the bar was packed. Packed to the point people were making reservations. Reservations? In a dive bar? When Tuesday Night Trivia is so popular that majority of the tables in the place … [Read more...]

Ariake is the Spot… Raw or Hot!

The original owners of Akashi on Harshman Rd. are back with a raw vengeance, literally.  Their newest restaurant, Ariake Sushi Bar is a great spot, raw or hot ! Eat it raw you say?  Great Sushi,  or fully cooked Japanese specialties you say? Hot Soups?  That's right up our exotic food alley!  Hungry Jax, Big Ragu and Chef House never miss a chance for good Food Adventure.  Expert Chefs and cooks, giving you an authentic taste of Japan. The restaurant is nestled into a small strip mall across from the Dayton Mall near Prestige Plaza.   Ariake is starting to gain a loyal following and is a … [Read more...]

Bacon Fans Will Go Hog Wild at DLM’s Baconfest

Bacon-lovers—step right up! For the third year, Dorothy Lane Market’s Baconfest celebration will be happening at all three DLM locations 11 am-5 pm on both Fri, Jan. 30 and Sat, Jan 31.   The local Dayton specialty grocery store is always known for having everything from the daily staples to the very best, and bacon is no exception. At Baconfest 2016, DLM will be debuting bacon-infused goodness throughout the store where bacon is the shining star (think 25+ bacon- laced products and 10+ tasty demos).   As visitors make their way through each store, there will be a variety of … [Read more...]

First Anniversary For Craft Beer And Fine Wine Bottle Shop

We first wrote about The Barrel House – Coming Soon To Third And Wayne in January 2013.  At that time, Olive owner Kimberly Collett had recruited her cousin Jeff Heater to move from Maine to come to Dayton as her partner and manage this coffee shop for beer.  Jeff jumped write in to oversee the remodel of the building as the GM & Chief Beer Geek. It took a while, to maneuver through some construction and lease obstacles and The Barrel House officially opened on Jan 30, 2015.  On the eve of their first anniversary celebration on Sat, Jan 30th,  Jeff took some time to talk with … [Read more...]