Behold another Food Adventure’s “Small Bites” article. Here we feature some of our favorite food items in the Dayton area. We are not food critics, we are just a couple of guys who love to eat.
With no further delay, let’s dive into Small Bites for 3/15/2012.
The HOT DOGS at UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SPORTING EVENTS:
Nothing goes with good sports better than good hot dogs. In our opinion, the University of Dayton has the best hot dogs of any sports related venue. Whether at Welcome Stadium watching football, or at University of Dayton Arena watching basketball, these dogs always hit the spot. President Barack Obama even downed a U.D. hot dog in record time this week with British Prime Minister David Cameron on their visit to Dayton for the 2012 NCAA Basketball First Four games. So you see, these hot dogs are world class. Since we were kids, we have enjoyed these hot dogs which are wrapped in a Heiner brand “sunny” bun. They cost about $3 at sporting events. What kind of hot dogs are they? They are Cincinnati’s own, Kahn’s hot dogs, made with turkey and pork. They are regular sized hot dogs, not the huge sausage dogs that The Big Ragu hates. We told you where the best sports hot dog is, all you need to do is choose your toppings: mustard or ketchup… or both.
THE GYROS at GYRO PALACE :
Let’s face it, it is hard to find a good gyro in Dayton, Ohio. Some people wait for the annual Greek Festival to get their fix. But The Big Ragu knows where you can get a fantastic Gyro, year round. In a small shopping center near the corner of State Routes 725 and 741 in Miamisburg, lies the Gyro Palace. For more than 10 years this family run business has served up heaping handfuls of giant gyros to happy customers. The kitchen workers slice the gyro meat, place it in a pita, then top it with fresh tomatoes, sliced onions and Tzatziki sauce. The regular gyro sandwich is $5, while a chicken gyro is $5.50. Trust us, this sandwich will fill you up and is worth every penny. Whether you eat in or carry it out, you will enjoy a Mediterranean Food Adventure here!
THE DEEP DISH PIZZA WITH TURBO CRUST at JETS PIZZA:
Want a pizza that packs a hunger busting punch? Then you have to try the Deep Dish Pizza at Jet’s. Started in Sterling Heights, Michigan, this thick square deep dish pizza is loaded with tomato sauce and sliced into rectangles. Strangely reminiscent (we would say almost identical) to the Noble Roman’s Siclian Style Pizza of the 70’s and 80’s, this pie is a blast from the past. It is also one of most filling pizzas we have ever eaten. The thick crust is topped as you wish, then finished with a mound of cheese. We suggest to also ask for the Turbo Crust which means the crust is brushed with butter, garlic and romano cheese. A great value for the size and taste, make sure you fly on over to the location near Whipp Road in Centerville. From this point forward, we are no longer responsible for your addiction to Jet’s Pizza.
THE FIREHOUSE 5-WAY at GOLD STAR CHILI:
In 1965, Gold Star Chili entered into the Cincinnati chili wars, and has been heating things up ever since. Your Food Adventurers also like to spice things up. Gold Star’s “Firehouse Way” option of ordering any Cincinnati style chili classic allows anyone to do just that.
What makes up a Firehouse 5-way? The dish starts with the standard spaghetti, chili, onions, beans and cheese. Then the magic happens, as a roasted red pepper hot sauce is added around the dish. The creation is then generously sprinkled with a unique 5-pepper spice mix. The meal is a great twist on a regional dish. The Big Ragu like to visit the Monroe store, or the restaurant in Lebanon. No matter which location you are at, if you want to share in the hotness, then order the Firehouse 5-Way at Gold Star Chili. When it comes to heat, they just dont sing it, they bring it.
Have you had one of our favorite Dayton food dishes? If so, please comment below !
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