LaRosa’s 40+ Year Spaghetti Pigout Tradition

LaRosa's Family Pizzeria has had the best dinner deal in town, for four decades.  It is called "Spaghetti a  Plenty" Nights.  We decided to revisit this weekly special and see if it is still "bowling" folks over. We found out, kids love it, grown ups love it.. so what's going on here? Oodles and oodles of noodles... enough for several Food Adventures, that's what's going on here.  It is a chance to indulge at a nominal price. Since the 1970's LaRosa's has been serving up the Monday and Tuesday "All-You-Can-Eat" Spaghetti deal for adults and for kids.  The Big Ragu remembers those 70's … [Read more...]

10 Course Food Adventure at North China

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" … [Read more...]

GarlicFest Returns with Bocce Classic July 15-17th

The faint smell of garlic is in the air!  Today being National Garlic Day, it gives Dayton Most Metro the perfect opportunity to announce that GarlicFest is returning this summer to the Sons of Italy's Bella Villa Hall.  We are again partnering with the John Pirelli Lodge for this popular event.  Food Adventures is honored to be helping with the festivities. The same weekend also features the annual bocce ball tournament called the "Bocce Classic," which is in its 22nd year. The Bella Villa Hall venue is located at 2625 County Line Rd. in Beavercreek, the same place the Italian Fall Festa … [Read more...]

Submarine House Crowns Champ, Announces Expansion

A big crowd watched the Super Duper Cheesesteak finals Saturday afternoon at The Beavercreek Submarine House.   Of course your source for Dayton food scoop, Food Adventures was on hand.  After an hour of build up, they brought out the cheesesteaks like the Star Wars "Imperial March." The crowd grew silent, the judges looked at the stopwatch.. and GO.. the contest was on.  Nine Champions from each individual Submarine House store around Dayton, were now facing each other in an "eat-off" that has become an annual tradition. The Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge is where you must eat a 16 … [Read more...]

Super Duper Cheesesteak Finals, Saturday !

2016 clash of the cheesesteak champs, climaxes this Saturday at 1pm at the Beavercreek store.  The battle to see who can eat a 16 inch Super Duper Cheeseseak the fastest is a day away, and you are invited to come watch the devastation! The individual store champions are set. The judges are set, the cooks are ready, the grill is hot and the buns are warming. Last year's champ Aaron Smith looks to retain his title from 2015, where he ate the sandwich in  mere 89 seconds.  Dayton Most Metro's Food Adventures Crew was there last year and will be there again judging for the 4th year in a row. … [Read more...]

Lunch from a Gas Station?

When I lived in Baton Rouge it was common knowledge that the best Boudin Sausage could be found at a roadside gas station on Airline Highway between the capital city and New Orleans. Last year in Kansas City I had the best "burnt ends" at Joe's. Joe's is a working gas station where the line for BBQ is an hour long most afternoons. It should have been no surprise that the best Fried Chicken in Kettering can be found at Town and Country Shell Gas Station on the corner of Far Hills and Stroop Road.   For months, I have kept this little bit of information to myself. Great fried chicken and … [Read more...]

A Dayton Woman, & Her Macarons!

This is the story of a meticulous, local foodie, who developed an obsession with the French Macaron, and took matters into her own hands.  Her name is Katia, and she is the owner of a local baking business, called "Redémarrage Patisserie."   She grew up in Beavercreek and being of Lebanese descent she is familiar with good food and parties.  She also loves to travel.  In other words, she is a Food Adventurer in her own right. After visiting various pastry shops like Laduree in New York, a fascination with macarons evolved.  After trips to Paris, she found more macarons and fell deeper in love … [Read more...]

3 Places to “Hop to” on the Adult Easter Weekend Trail

Adults need a break too.  Kids can't have all the fun this Easter.  Today, Food Adventures suggests 3 Dayton area spots to go rabid.. errr rabbit on this weekend.  They each have something in common.  Can you guess what? Let's hop to it.....   --- ADRIENNE'S WHITE RABBIT LOUNGE:  This place is sure to be a future feature on "Dive Bar Tuesday" with Brian Petro.  Have you ever been to a bar, where the whole place is .. well the bar?  This is one of those places.  It is a no-nonsense watering hole.  It is a  drinking person's bar.  The staff is friendly and the regulars are … [Read more...]

Dayton’s Chef Showdown Champ Named

There was sizzle, drizzle, sear and even a little bit of fire when nine of Dayton's premiere Chef's went head to head in a Chopped inspied "Chef Showdown" Saturday. With three qualifying rounds on Saturday, chefs had 20 minutes to turn a mystery basket with 4 ingredients into a winning dish at the Dayton Home and Garden Show at the Dayton Convention Center. On the Kroger stage, event emcee Jim Bucher helped introduce the mystery baskets, created by  event producer Lisa Grigsby, of Dayton Most Metro.   Basket one included  Lychee Nuts,  Chicken, canned  spinach and cranberry cinnamon goat … [Read more...]

The Top 20 Green Foods of Dayton

Guacamole - hard to get a good pic of that stuff Happy St Patricks Day from the Food Adventures Crew to you... Today, Hungry Jax, The Big Ragu and Chef House are getting into the Irish spirit by exploring the colorful green foods of Dayton.  From salads to side items, these menu offerings are luckier than a four leaf clover. Now may we present with Faith and Begorrah,   THE TOP 20 GREEN FOODS OF DAYTON 1) HONEY FRIED CHICKEN SALAD at COBBLESTONE CAFE:  Hungry Jax points to this as one of her favorites.  Not only are the greens crisp and fresh, but the chicken is fried … [Read more...]