A year ago I would have told you that I don't even like Reubens or Melts at all. Generally I do not like rye bread. I have never ordered corned-beef on purpose and swiss cheese ranks nearly last on my list of preferred cheeses. However, a year ago, without reason I ordered the Reuben over lunch. It wasn't bad. Since that day I've been searching for Dayton's best! During this time I've come to love this sandwich and this is where you can find the best of the best. The Reuben is a melt by definition and a modern deli staple. Having worked in a deli in college I was no stranger to the sandwich … [Read more...] about Whose Reuben Rules?
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, everyone looks to the Irish cultural touchpoints in town. When you are looking for a dive bar that is also Irish, the field goes down considerably. The Dublin Pub is thrown out immediately; it is incredibly Irish, but incredibly lovely as well. Paddy’s Irish Pub falls into the same category at the Dublin Pub. Tremendous and very nice, not especially divey. Harrigan’s Tavern? Difficult to classify it as a dive bar. Their menu is pretty extensive, which digs into the debate of what earns the distinction of a dive bar vs. a diner. At the moment, … [Read more...] about Dive Bar Thursday: Flanagan’s Pub
The Longest Table Dayton, an initiative designed to connect people, neighborhoods and ideas, is now hosting monthly community meals and gatherings at venues throughout the Dayton area. … [Read more...] about Your Chance To Join The Longest Table at UD
Craft beer lovers who can't get enough, you have another spot to get your growler filled. "The Growler" is now open in the former "Wright Wing" spot on Wilmington Pike. The same building has housed The Buckin' Donkey Grille. and Monkeez previously. Food Adventures has the scoop on the new place... This sports dive is mainly bar seating and booths, with a few dining tables inside. Outside there is one hell of a patio. Other attractions include a killer Happy Hour. Hungry? Thirsty? Step inside... Hungry Jax, The Big Ragu, and Chef House are here to tell you ... HERE'S … [Read more...] about “The Growler” Opens on Wilmington Pike
R Taco a fast-casual joint, is now open at 1822 Brown St, just north of Milano's, which just happens to be the franchise owners of this Dallas, Texas based concept. The menu features a variety of tacos that run from $2- $2.75, in a lively and welcoming environment. Each taco is hand-made fresh and fast in their open kitchen, using ingredients made from scratch. The result is authentic Mexican street-style tacos that are both traditional and inventive, each with a unique flavor and personality. Warm chips, house-made salsas, craft beers and no-frills margaritas round out the … [Read more...] about R Taco Now Open on Brown Street
Featuring the best dishes from all around Tamriel (a continent in the game Elder Scrolls), Lily’s Bistro is excited to host The Elder Scrolls Feast on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm. The feast is the brainchild of Lily's Bistro's Sous Chef James Burton, who is an avid gamer. "If you're a fan of the games, or just a fan of a big old feasts, you should check out this event! Gamers unite!" said Burton. Inspired by the classic video game series, The Elder Scrolls Feast is a three-course meal served family style around communal tables. The dishes and drinks are taken directly from game dialogue and … [Read more...] about Lily’s Bistro Presents The Elder Scrolls Feast
While the whether outside is frightful, we know that better weather days are coming when Rita's Italian Ice opens for the season. Closed since last October, Rita's opens their doors today at noon, serving up their signature frozen treat, made with real fruit, Italian Ice. They also serve up frozen custard, and cream ice, gelati and milk shakes. First Day of Spring Give Away Every year they celebrate the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. That’s right, for over 20 years they’ve treated each and every Guest to a free Italian Ice. It’s a Rita’s Tradition. It's … [Read more...] about Rita’s Reopens For The Season
If you're a "good catholic" you know that meat is a no-no on Friday's during lent. But this year St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, and it's tradition to eat your Corned Beef & Cabbage while you're drinking your green beer. What to do? Well, Bishop David L. Ricken of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has declared that you do not have to abstain from eating meat on the March 17 holiday. "Many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations occur on this day, honoring this faithful servant of Christ who converted thousands and built churches, forming dioceses across all of Ireland," Ricken says in … [Read more...] about Bishop Says Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage For St. Patrick’s Day
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Ben & Jerry's newest ice cream creations are tapping into breakfast for inspiration. The new lineup includes three flavors based on your favorite childhood breakfast cereals. According to Ben & Jerry's Flavor Guru: "The sweet milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl is arguably the best part. We wanted to take our flavor concepts and make people feel like a kid again, which is how we landed with our Cereal Splashback flavors. There’s a flavor for every fan that will help bring them back to the … [Read more...] about Ben & Jerry’s Cereal-Flavored Ice Cream
Pedal Wagon got approved to operate and cruises are going out the next day. Jack says, “We had people wanting to get on board as soon as we were approved. We got an email from the city last night and cruises are going out tonight. It's really awesome to see how accepting Daytonians are and how familiar they are with the Pedal Wagon concept as seen in Cincinnati, Columbus and other cities.” The Pedal Wagon is a 15 person, pedal-powered, rolling party. You can reserve the entire Pedal Wagon for your group, or just part of it and get mixed and matched with other folks. You can choose from … [Read more...] about Look For the Pedal Wagon Around Town Now!