Lily’s Bistro, located at 329 E. Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District, has received their full liquor, beer & wine license and has expanded their Sunday brunch menu to include refreshing brunch cocktails like mimosas, Pimm’s cups, and Bloody Mary’s, as well as a Sunday ‘Family Style” chicken-centric dinner.
Owner Lisa Mendenhall says Lily’s had planned to offer a full Sunday bar and a casual Sunday dinner option since they opened last May, but the liquor license had been delayed. In August, Lily’s decided to move forward with brunch, but could only serve beer. “It gave us a chance to be creative with some beer cocktails, and our ‘beermosa’ made with dry pear cider and fresh squeezed orange juice has been a hit,” says Assistant Manager Alex Todd. “However, we are really excited to offer a full bar at brunch as well as during Sunday dinner.”
General Manager Emily Mendenhall says that the fried chicken dinner Sunday night is designed for people looking for a laid back, budget friendly meal “We’re serving things family style. This means half and whole fried chicken options, bowls of creamy mac ‘n cheese, baskets of jalepeno cheddar cornbread. Southern influenced comfort food that will change weekly. There will also be weekly specials.”
All of the chicken is local and free-range, something in which Executive Chef Mariah Gahagan takes pride. “We try to use local, sustainable ingredients as much as possible. We love the farmer we get these chickens from, plus we like to support local people with great products.”
Brunch will be served 11am -3pm and Sunday dinner from 5-9pm.