With the wacky weather lately, the saying, "Chilly today, Hot Tamale" applies here. Of all of the Mexican eateries in town, only a handful can claim to be "authentic" to the Mexican people's tastes. These menus are not Americanized, but are true to the way people dine in Mexico City or Chiapas, Mexico. Simple, fresh ingredients and simple, homemade recipes. Authentic is the case of Chiapas Mexican Grill in Centerville on State Route 48. The small diner is a perfect atmosphere for an authentic, Mexican Food Adventure. As you know, what makes our food blog different, is that we visit a … [Read more...] about The Best Tamale’s in Town: Chiapas Mexican Grill
Dayton Most Metro has the full list of the areas fish fry's for 2017 listed RIGHT HERE. Food Adventures has been visiting all of these fish frys each year, for years and we have the scoop on each one. How do we know? Because we actually go to each one and support the causes! Most fish frys serve Alaskan Pollok or Cod. A couple serve Haddock, and catfish ! NO ONE else breaks down 35 Dayton area fish frys like The Food Adventures Crew ... join us... So, cast your nets, throw your bait i, n the water and see what you can catch this fish fry season !! We knock .em down below and … [Read more...] about Full Scoop on the 2017 Dayton Area Fish Frys
Big Rack Brewery is coming to Darke County this summer. Dayton Most Metro and Food Adventures have the first inside scoop of what to expect. It will be located in New Madison at the current Kennedy Vineyards Homestead and Tasting room. You may recall our full story on the winery last week (click here). Owners John and Louisa Kennedy are seeking licensing and are hopeful that the brewery will operational by June. HERE'S THE SKINNY on BIG RACK BREWERY: ---BIG RACK BREWERY will be located at 3911 St. Rt. 722 in New Madison, Ohio in the same site as the winery tasting … [Read more...] about Darke County Announces First Brewery!
It is all in the family for Kennedy Vineyard, a locally owned winery that you may not have heard of, but you will never forget. Northwest of the Miami Valley, located in New Madison, Ohio, the property has personality, warmth and a homey feel. It makes sense. The winery and tasting room are all located on the family homestead. It is a fully functioning winery and farm. Depending on where you live in Dayton, the trip could take from between 20 to 45 minutes. It is a perfect date night, or destination Food Adventure. It feels like a weekend escape, when you have really just traveled to the … [Read more...] about Best Local Winery You’ve Never Heard of: Kennedy Vineyard + **CONTEST**
Here is a story you won't soon forget. This is Steve Milano aka The Big Ragu. Typically I write about local restaurants and local eats. No Food Adventures today. Today, instead we give you some food for thought. While most people are making plans and new year's promises, others are making very simple ones. Their new year's resolutions are to continue the fight, to live, to survive. This article is not only about a lifelong Dayton resident, it is about every person right now who is in a life and death battle with an illness. It is a lesson for all of us to remember. Flashback … [Read more...] about A Dayton Lesson for 2017
The Dayton food world had comers and goers in the year 2016. Lots of eateries opened and some closed. We said goodbye to some old favorites and said hello to some new and exciting cuisine. Today, Food Adventures looks back on the year in review. If you are a foodie, check out our list below. You will see a lot of new places in the Miami Valley that will spark your interest! Get a fork, spoon and your nostalgia caps on as we explore the "The Year in Food." *****RESTAURANTS THAT OPENED in 2016***** ARCHERS TAVERN, KETTERING: Taking a successful restaurant philosophy … [Read more...] about 2016: The Year in Dayton Food
Dear Santa, "You see us when we are sleeping, and know when we're awake. /We know we better be good, but some shortcuts we just had to take." The Food Adventures Crew admits it. We made the naughty list. Today we come clean about our secret shortcuts we use from time to time while in our kitchens. THE BIG RAGU HAS BEEN NAUGHTY: The Big Ragu has a secret. It is a blemish on his Food Adventure career... Yes it is true, sometimes he fakes it. Sometimes, when in a pinch and he needs some marinara sauce, he turns to a locally jarred sauce. It is one of the only ones he trusts. … [Read more...] about “Santa, We’ve Been Naughty with Food”
Anna Borchers may be new to Dayton, Ohio, but she is an old pro at baking. Our Food Adventure Crew is excited to introduce you to the owner of Maui Mae’s Bakery and tell Anna's story. Have you ever tasted paradise? Look no further. We are in love with her chocolates, pralines and macadamia nuts. If you like to give locally made gifts, she might have just what you are looking for this holiday season. Get ready to learn about one of the "up and coming" businesses in the Miami Valley. HERE'S THE SKINNY on MAUI MAE'S BAKERY: ---Maui Mae’s began in, as you would guess, in … [Read more...] about Maui Mae’s Bakery, Offering Tastes of Paradise
Your hometown potato chip company has done it again. Oh, how we love Mikesell's Snacks for any occasion. And now, they bring us a couple of new, terrific products that quite honestly are surprisingly good. The Food Adventures Crew have been enjoying Mikesell's brand snacks for as long as we can remember, especially Chef House and The Big Ragu. Even our New York girl, Hungry Jax and her family have been crunching away on her decade in Dayton on those groovy chips. We have been on tours of the plant. We have been lucky enough to be behind the scenes, at test taste meetings, and met the … [Read more...] about Mikesell’s Ends 2016 with Two New Flavors !
The Big Ragu is a fan of the new chicken breakfast sandwiches at McDonalds and he wants to give away some free sandwiches to you. ***Five lucky people who comment below on this article, will be chosen at random to win Two Free Breakfast Sandwiches each***. The best part (besides them being free) is that you don't have to wait just for breakfast hours. These babies are the newest items available all day as part of McDonald's All Day Breakfast Menu. HERE'S THE SKINNY ON McDONALDS NEW CHICKEN BREAKFAST SANDWICHES: --- CHICKEN MCGRIDDLE: A fried chicken patty, tucked … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Chicken Breakfast Sandwich Giveaway !