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The hot sauce that took the Dayton area by storm, HouseMade Sriracha is coming back…
And HouseMade Sauces has given Food Adventures exclusive scoop on this one. Maybe because we are cool, or maybe because our own Chef House is the owner and proprietor of the fiercely popular “HouseMade Sriracha Sauce.” At any rate you can call us the “Pepper-azzi” for this one, because we have the insight on how Thai Chile peppers have affected this Miami Valley favorite sauce.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— HouseMade Sriracha has sold out in stores all over the state, and due to a shortage of imported Thai Chile Peppers, HouseMade has been unable to refill the demand for the sauce for months.
— In the meantime, they developed a Peachy Sriracha using habeneros and a Green Sriracha, using Serrano peppers. While these sauces gained cult followings, people have still yearned for that flagship sauce, the red sauce, the original “HouseMade Sriracha.”
— Why the pepper shortage? The Mediterranean fly! Yes, an insect caused an import restriction meaning no produce from the Dominican Republic was allowed shipped to the USA. This was the first time since 1989 that the United States has banned produce from that country. The last ban lasted 18 months. This fly attacks our citrus crops. It is divesting here.
But no fear hot sauce addicts.. your cravings will soon be answered, and this sauce will be flying off the shelves !
WHERE YOU CAN FIND HOUSEMADE SRIRACHA STARTING FEB 1st:
SPICE PARADISE: Dayton, Ohio
THE SPICE RACK: Dayton, Ohio
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE: Dayton, Ohio
KEENER BUTCHER BLOCK: Dayton, Ohio
KROGER FRESH FARE: Stroop Rd in Kettering
ARROW WINE: Oakwood and Centerville locations
HEART MERCANTILE: Dayton, Ohio
TROY BULK and BARN DELI: in Troy, Ohio
WHATS IN THE FUTURE FOR HOUSEMADE SAUCES?
— Owners Chef LeeAnne House and Jason Kramer are now licensed from the FDA to bottle themselves and will longer have to go to a bottler. They will oversee the batches and ensure that flavor and consistency you love, will be in every drop. This is the closest thing to LeeAnne’s “home brew” that you will be able to get.
— CARROT MANGO HABANERO will be the next sauce to hit the shelves sometime in 2016. We cant wait to try this Food Adventure in a bottle.
— Continue to find HouseMade Sauces all over Ohio. They are at various locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and of course Dayton.
— Look for continued national growth. HouseMade is currently available in retail spots in Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
HouseMade has won some regional and national Hot Sauce Competition Awards:
2014– WINNER of the specialty chili category at the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival in Louisiana.
2014 – 1st Place – Small Business Accelerator Contest in Columbus, Ohio
2015 – GRAND CHAMPION of the Cajun Hot Sauce Fest, in Louisiana for their Hot Honey
2015 – 1st Place Jungle – Jim’s Weekend of Fire, Specialty Chili Category for their Hot Honey
We cant wait to start pouring Sriracha on our eggs, wings, sandwiches, soups, chicken, seafood, vegetable and everywhere else we find a need. If you have not gotten your hand on this sauce yet, you are missing a great taste of Dayton ingenuity.
We hold up a bottle of HouseMade Sriracha and toast you all: “May it heat up your nights, and heat up your days, and tickle your taste buds in many ways. Hold up your bottles and lets take a tally, here’s to the best hot sauce in the Miami Valley!
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Until then, browse the photos below of the beloved Dayton made Sriracha sauce that will be back on shelves and restaurant menus next month.
Jackie “Hungry Jax” Scanlan, LeeAnne “Chef House” and Steve “The Big Ragu” Milano promise a cooking class like no other on Friday night August 14th. This event will be a mix of a party, a cooking demo, trivia night and some prize giveaways. The night is going to be as wild as Donald Trump’s hair !
The “Party Foods” class marks the first time that the Food Adventures Crew will be taking over the Culinary Center at Dorothy Lane Market in Washington Township. And it looks like a good one, filled with wine and beer as well.
Food Adventures is a popular Dayton food blog, with over 5,400 loyal Facebook followers. The trio of foodies is also known for their weekly articles on DaytonMostMetro .com that feature anything from mom and pop local restaurants, to festival events, recipes or foodie tips! From time to time the Food Adventure Crew will host dinners at local restaurants to spotlight a great place that you may not have heard about. They partner with area festivals, food happenings and even support over 50 charity events, every single year. Much more than a free Instagram account they even have one of those (#Dayton_Foodies) and a Twitter following too (@Food_Adv) !
You can also visit their website www.DaytonFoodies.com for a list of upcoming appearances.
Hungry Jax, Chef House and The Big Ragu are proud to be a part of this year’s DLM Cooking Schedule, and due to the overwhelming response, we will be back in the fall for yet another class!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…..
HERE’S THE SKINNY on the AUGUST 14th CLASS !
WHAT: Party with the Food Adventures Crew ! A cooking class featuring the secret recipes of The Food Adventurer’s favorite party foods !
WHEN: 6PM – 9PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th
WHERE: 6161 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville, Ohio. Located right next door to our Washington Square store.
COST: $75 per person, tickets may be bought by clicking HERE. Limited seats are left as we are approaching a sellout….
WHAT ELSE: You will have hands on cooking, recipe copies and tastings of the following super-secret, family favorite party foods:
— GARLIC-ARTICHOKE CHEESE DIP with HOMEMADE MELBA TOASTS
— LOUISIANA CAJUN BEER SHRIMP
— TOMATO PIE
— PARTY CHICKEN
— RED CURRY MARINATED FLANK STEAK with a SWEET ASIAN SRIRACHA SAUCE
— COCONUT BREAD PUDDING
— GRILLED PINEAPPLE SKEWERS with CHOCOLATE SAUCE
— This menu will be paired with beer and wine.
Some of these recipes even feature Chef House’s, locally made, HouseMade Sriracha which is available on Dorothy Lane Market shelves.
Come hungry and ready to have some fun. The Culinary Center will never be the same….
Meet the Food Adventures Crew !
JACLYN SCANLAN aka “HUNGRY JAX”:
LEEANNE HOUSE aka “CHEF HOUSE”:
Chef House or “The Sriracha Mamma” is all about the heat. Lover of all things spicy she is constantly in the kitchen coming up with fun new ways to whip up veggies and add a little spice. She is a Dayton native, with lifelong experience in the restaurant industry, working with some of the best chefs in the Miami Valley. She loves to keep it local especially in the summer when beautiful produce is plentiful. She is a true foodie who knows we have a lot to offer in Ohio! LeeAnne is also the owner of Housemade Sauces which specializes in a locally made Sriracha Sauce and a Hot Honey Sriracha Sauce, which have won national awards. Chef House is also the owner of the new “Bad Dog” Hot Dog Cart which features local dogs, local toppings and local buns! She is also involved in putting on the “Night Market” events at the Yellow Cab Building. She is definitely a foodie fixture around town, and an up and coming Chef.
STEVE MILANO aka “THE BIG RAGU”:
A lifelong Dayton resident, his early food influence was in his mom’s kitchen and his dad’s grill. Other incredible food memories are his grandparents’ Italian and German/Scottish cooking. Ragu’s love of food is only matched by his love of sports, travel, karaoke and just needing to be held. An attention seeking missile, Ragu’s favorite foods include Seafood, Italian Food, and Chinese/Japanese cuisine. Other hobbies include overeating and a slight attraction to deep fried menu items. Whether a locally owned business, fine dining, a dive, buffets, fast foods and even a few chain favorites, he enjoys visiting them all with a “no rules” attitude. You can usually recognize him at festivals by the sweaty guy with the food stain on his shirt. Emotionally eating his way through life with the Crew, they leave no plate unturned. Most recently, his recipes have been featured in the monthly Foremost Seafood Newsletter. This “foodie in his forties” is proud to be involved in dozens of local charity committees.
We hope to meet you at our Dorothy Lane Market Party Foods Class, where we will be cooking up a storm. Seats are limited, get yours before we sellout. Learn some new recipes,taste some fantastic party eats, and go on a full blown Food Adventure !
Dayton may not have Melt or Tom and Chee but Dorothy Lane Market has a pretty amazing Grilled Cheese Menu at their sandwich stations in each of their three stores—whatever you choose, they promise it will be cheesy, toasty, and delicious!
The Kimchi has Cheddar and kimchi together for a flavor combination that might sound a little weird but is unbelievably delicious.
The Mac Daddy is the ultimate indulgence—Cheddar cheese, a slab of our Encrusted Macaroni and Cheese, and DLM Uncured Bacon all sandwiched together and grilled to perfection.
Back by popular demand is the classic Croque Monsieur, a French-style grilled cheese with Gruyère, béchamel, and French ham.
You might want to go with The BCT: DLM Uncured Bacon, Cheddar, and tomato.
Or try their best selling Crazy Ludwig slathered with their Jarlsberg Dip and Bavarian ham.
When discussing wine, age and date are critical factors in understanding the product you are enjoying. Under the town hall in the city of Bremen, Germany lies the Schatzkammer (treasury cellar). It has twelve large casks of wine stored there, named for the Apostles. One of the casks, the Judas cask of 1727, still has a wine in it that is very drinkable. The bulk of the 3,000 liter (793 gallons) cask is still the wine from that year, but it is periodically refreshed with younger wines. The wine inside is known as Rüdesheimer Apostelwein 1727, and it is the world’s oldest drinkable wine. It is not often sold. You can visit as a dignitary or wine expert and get a taste of it, or save up around $200,000 to buy yourself a half bottle of it. People seek out the oldest of wines, and will pay top dollar for a sip of history. Or sometimes just to own it.
There is the other side of that equation. On the third Thursday of every November, the region of Beaujolais, France sends out millions and millions of bottles of Beaujolais Noveau. As opposed to long periods of fermentation and aging, this wine goes from harvest to bottle in six to eight weeks. This wine was traditionally created to be consumed at the end of harvest time, as a celebration after months of hard work. It is not a wine to be cellared; because of the high acidity and fast fermentation it does not age well. It is meant to be consumed within the first year of pressing. It is light and fruity, with hints of banana, strawberry, and pears. People looking to bridge the gap from white wines to reds find this to be the right wine to try out, with The Wine Bible going as far to say it is “the only white wine that happens to be red.” Others have described it as “young and rude” because of its fast fermentation and processing time. It is best served slightly chilled to allow the fruit flavors to emerge. Because of the thin skins and short processing time, it is very light on tannins.
The grapes, Gamay noir à Jus blanc, better known as simply Gamay, are highly acidic, tough pieces of fruit that are not well suited to making a fine wine. But they do grow very fast. They are ready for picking two weeks before Pinot Nior grapes, which earned them a ban from the Burgundy region. Phillipe the Bold, Duke of Burgundy in 1395, had wines with a reputation to protect. The horrible, harsh little grape was going to ruin that. He banned them, and they moved south to the Beaujolais region, where they became a hit. They are bad wine making grapes. They go through a process called carbonic maceration to make the wine, which bucks the traditional way so the acids in the grape do not take over the flavor profile. The grapes, uncrushed, are loaded into a large, sealed container. The pressure of the weight of the grapes crushed some of them at the bottom, an important part of the process. Carbon dioxide is then pumped into the vessel, forcing the oxygen out and kick starting the fermentation process. Other varieties of Gamay grapes are also fermented through this process. The law requires Gamay grapes, much like grapes for Champagne, must be hand-picked for the wine making process.
Why all the celebration over a cheap red wine with white wine tendencies? Have you been out drinking on Cinco de Mayo? Or tipped back a green beer on St. Patrick’s Day? People are in for the celebration, not necessarily for the quality. The release of the wine is an event in itself, since everyone knows what day the wine is going to be released. It was November 15th every year, but was changed to the Thursday date to take advantage of weekend wine consumption. There are celebrations in the area and around France, with some in France cheating the time by celebrating it with Japanese counterparts. There have been races from Beaujolais to Paris and London over the years to see who can deliver the first case of the wine. There are cries of “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrive!” (The new Beaujolais has arrived), fireworks (the first bottles are opened at 12:01 AM), and parties across the countries involved. The Japanese even bathe in it. In the United States it is used as a table wine for Thanksgiving due to the two holidays having such close proximity. The wine is pairs well with food in general, so roasted turkey with tart cranberries and savory stuffing all sits delightfully with Beaujolais Noveau.
If you want to try some yourself, the fine people at Dorothy Lane Market will be celebrating it all day today with samples at their stores. A Taste of Wine in Miamisburg also has a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting event at 7pm tonight. You can even pick up a bottle or two of it for the upcoming Thanksgiving feasts. Today is not a celebration for vintage wines in dusty cellars, or rare wines that are conversational pieces. They are celebrating the other great qualities of wine; bringing together people to drink, chat, and enjoy each other’s company. Cheers!
Food Adventures just got a whole lot more adventurous….. and you can benefit by winning a $25 gift certificate to Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon district.
*** FOOD ADVENTURES WITH BIG RAGU and THE CREW ***
Blazing the trails in the foodie forums since 2008, Food Adventures has developed a large following…
Today, we add some big players to the mix. They include Chefs, Foodie Fanatics, royalty and an appetite for Dayton that has never been bigger. Although we have a couple of new faces, FOOD ADVENTURES with BIG RAGU and THE CREW, is still the same FOOD ADVENTURES you have come to love. We will continue to have the MUST EATS, killer food photos that make your mouth water, and multiple visits to a place before we write an article. Will continue to give you “THE SKINNY” on our favorites. Follow our relentless pursuit of the best eats in the Miami Valley!
Together, your humble Food Adventurers will seek out locally owned restaurants, unique places off the beaten path, and even give our slant on some familiar favorites. Whenever we visit a place, we call it a “Food Adventure.” You can expect pictures of each Food Adventure we embark on. You can expect us hugging waiters, visiting mom & pop establishments, posting nostalgic blogs, tongue-in-cheek comments and emotionally eating our way through life. We don’t take ourselves seriously, enjoying the adventure all the way. “We are not food critics, we just love to eat!” Food Adventures won’t limit ourselves, we try it all – NO RULES ! We will leave no plate unturned.
We will continue to set the trends, host Food Adventure dinner events, and give our unique spin on Dayton’s best “Mom and Pop” places in the Miami Valley. Food Adventures with Big Ragu and the Crew will continue to attend and support numerous local food and charity events. We eat it all, and the photos are ours. No stock pics here. We aren’t a share and click site. We are Dayton Originals, so all of our stuff is original content. Often imitated, never duplicated, accept no substitutions.
You can find us here:
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/foodadv
Our recent “Meeting of the Mouths” happened last Sunday at Lily’s Bistro on Chicken Dinner night. We will get into the Must Eats from that night shortly, but first…,
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to MEET THE NEW CREW !
Chef House or “The Sriracha Mamma” is all about the heat. Lover of all things spicy she is constantly in the kitchen coming up with fun new ways to whip up veggies and add a little spice. She is a Dayton native, with lifelong experience in the restaurant industry, working with some of the best chefs in the Miami Valley. She loves to keep it local especially in the summer when beautiful produce is plentiful. She is a true foodie who knows we have a lot to offer in Ohio!
Chef House’s Top 5 Favorite Local Places for a Food Adventure :
(in no particular order)
1) Meadowlark (they do veggies right!)
2) Rue Dumaine (it never disappoints)
3) Fresco (best chef hands down)
4) Oregon Express (favorite pizza since I was a kiddo)
5) My kitchen ! … duh!!!!
Jackie’s Top 5 Favorite Local Places for a Food Adventure:
1) Lock 27
2) The Cakery
After hopping the globe with the Air Force, The King recently touched down in Dayton with his wife and daughters. Flying recon for great local food, the Big Ragu has set the course for his newest wingman, and he is logging some serious mileage. The King is a dessert FREAK! There is no shake too shaky, pie too flakey, nor cake to…cakey for this lunatic. He wants to find the best dessert in Dayton. Please help him. He needs it, a lot.
The King’s Top 5 Favorite Local Places for a Food Adventure:
1) Taco Loco
2) Jet Freeze
Now to the food of the day .. not a typical article for us, this is just about one dinner …. The Sunday Chicken Dinner at Lily’s Bistro
Get your hens ready….
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— The dinners go from 5pm – 9pm on Sundays only
— The menu is pretty much fried chicken, with the sides, appetizers, and desserts changing from week to week.
— The prices are $9 for a 2 piece dinner, $16 for a 1/2 chicken dinner, and $28 for a whole chicken
— Sides are $3, good prices, no clucking around
Now we ruffle our feathers and give you our patented.. Must Eats!
— JOHNNY CAKES: It might have been chicken night, but the appetizers and sides stole the show ! We couldn’t stop talking about the Johnny cakes. Pancakes, as an appetizer? This was right up our alley. The King wished he could have bottled the scent to keep by his pillow at night. Made with jalepeno, for just enough contrasting kick to the sweet buttery mapleness. These cakes were slathered in butter and syrup and simply amazing. Who would have thunk it? Crispy, sweet and spicy made for a perfect combination, and Chef House’s favorite dish of the night.
— SMOKED SALMON DIP: Another great appetizer of the night, served with bagel “nuggets.” We started out polite, then found ourselves thumb wrestling for the last bits. Addicting, and addiction is an ugly thing.
— HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES: We are talking the real deal, mashed with decent sized chunks in them. We wondered why conversation stopped, it was as if all the Food Adventurers discovered these at the same time and were very quietly stuffing their faces.
— COOLDADDY COCKTAIL: This spicy cocktail is a must. Who could pass up a drink that features Chef House’s Sriracha sauce? Tequila, handmade pepper syrup, strawberries, cilantro are also among the ingredients.
— BEIGNETS: Pronounced “Ben-yays.” Known in some circles as “pizza frite”, “zeppole” or fried dough, these puffs of dough are a perfect end to a rich dinner. Ever so slightly covered with sifted powdered sugar, Big Ragu had white on his “man bib vest” in no time.
Honorable Mention: The mac n cheese and hand breaded, fried okra deserve a nod!
Thank you for reading our special Food Adventure with Big Ragu and the Crew!
We always visit a place multiple times before we write a story, so we are ready for a trip back to Lily’s.. want to join us? COMMENT BELOW on the story for a chance to win!
SMALL BITES for 12/22/2011:
When it comes to Christmas, do you procrastinate like The Food Adventures Crew?? Need some last minute gift ideas??
Your humble and favorite Dayton foodies offer up some food related suggestions to fix your problem in this edition of SMALL BITES!
One of our favorite items to give to friends at Christmas time is chocolate and he feels nobody does chocolate better than Winan’s Candies. There are many gift sets to choose from or you can create your own. We love the White Chocolate Wetzels, Bourbon Cherry Cordials, and the their staple….the White Mint Jewels.
For those shopping for the extremely picky……buy them some nuts! Who doesn’t like nuts? (Excluding those who are anaphalactically challenged.) We feel that nuts from Trophy Nut make an excellent Christmas gift. Purchase a prepared tin of nuts or bust your nuts and create a personalized tin. Either they will love them or “re-gift” them.
For the coffee lover on your list or someone who fancies a high quality cigar, Food Adventures recommend heading over to the closest Boston Stoker store. They offer a variety of whole bean coffees, cigars, sweets, and gift baskets from which to choose. They also have coffee makers, french presses, coffee grinders, and espresso machines with a knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist shoppers. We love the Highlander Grogg!!!!
Gourmet Popcorn at its best! Located in the Washington Square shopping center in Centerville on State Route 48, this place has a variety of gifts and treats. Their popcorn comes in a multitude of flavors ranging from different cheeses, to different kinds of spices, and even chocolate covered creations! These bags or tins make perfect gifts and guess what.. they will ship them anywhere!! Oh, there is more than popcorn at this store. They also have a nice selection of fudge, buckeyes, jellybeans, shaved ice and soft pretzels. The staff is attentive and very welcoming. If you have not tasted their items, you are missing out ! Check out their website for more info.
The Big Ragu has always thought Esther Price has the best chocolate, and he likes the variety of gifts available at their stores. From light and dark chocolates to chocolate covered potato chips, they have you covered. They even offer diabetic friendly candies for your sugar free family members and friends. You can get a great box of candy for around 15 bucks. If your special someone lives outside of the Dayton area, they can ship your order nationwide. Their candies are also conveniently located at many local grocery stores. In Ragu’s opinion, you just cant beat the taste.
Another legendary Dayton place offers great gifts for the people on your Christmas list. Food Adventures thinks the
“Killer Brownies” at Dorothy Lane Market are to die for. We recommend the “original” kind, because we are old school. Another tip is that you can get a platter of brownie bites that are cut into fourths so you can stretch your dollar for more small bites. The display tray prices make it a decent option for a party or gift idea. The bakery also offers a ton of exclusive desserts, unique items and flavors that are definitely worth checking out.
We hope these ideas may help out with a last minute gift need, or give yourself a special treat and make your own personal FOOD ADVENTURE. Enjoy the photo album associated with this story, below. Click on any image to enlarge and get a true taste of Christmas!
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It’s long been known that Dayton offers an array of wine tastings that rival towns twice our size, but in the last few months our local taverns have really been stepping up the craft brews they offer.
Here’s a quick round up so you can taste your way across town- be sure to click on the link for more detailed information on each event.
5-7pm Abita Beer Tasting at Rue Dumaine
7pm – Mike Scwartz from Belmont Party Supply hosts the monthly Trolley Tasting
9 beers and munchies just $20- arrive early this sells out!
5pm – Archer’s Tavern taps a new craft beer each Wed night
6:30pm Goose Island Beer Dinner at Dorothy Lane Springboro
7pm Dogfish Head’s Hellbound On My Ale Tapping at Spinoza’s
7pm La Tappe Isid’or Tapping at Chappy’s
5-7pm Arrow Wine Centerville‘s Weekly Beer Tasting
There will be more posted as the week goes on, so be sure and check back. Did you know you can choose the Dayton On Tap header under DatyonDining and you’ll get a weekly listing of beer tastings around town that’s constantly being updated located on the right column! And if you know of a place that serves up some great beers, add it below in the comments! Cheers!
Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is almost here?!?! That means summer is right around the corner! Be sure to make the most of these last few days in May!
On Wednesday, make your way to the Fraze Pavilion (I LOVE the Fraze!) for the Kettering Block Party. If you want to sort of meet a former president, then head over to the Dayton Woman’s Club for the Abraham Lincoln Social & Luncheon. Beer lovers should plan to be at Archer’s as they’ll feature a new craft beer. Not only will you be able to think green, but you will also be able to “drink green” as part of Green Drinks May at Norton’s in Kettering. And if you love listening to adorable kids singing their hearts out, be sure to attend the Kettering Children’s Choir 25th Anniversary Concert at the Schuster Center.
On Thursday, check out 42nd Street at WSU’s Festival Playhouse. On the other side of town, you will be able to see the premiere of the documentary The Other Side at The Neon. And if you want to be close to somebody, come to Right Next to Me at The Loft Theatre. The only problem is, you really don’t know who “me” is. If you are in the Oregon District, walk over to Dayton Theology on Tap at Oregon Express. For all you old-fashioned book readers, check out a new option, The Nook, at Books & Co. at The Greene as part of their Nook Nights. “Hungary?” Make your way to Boston’s Bistro for their Hungarian Wine Tasting, which includes pizza, cheese, and chocolate! And finally, over at the Metropolitan Arts Center, check out A Wine and Yoga Practice…which I of course think is an awesome idea!
On Friday, celebrate the weekend with Fiesta Friday at Bar Louie. Or check out Trumpet Studio. You may be asking, “What may ‘trump’ that?” I’m not sure, but if you are looking to experience theater, there are several opportunities available, including 42nd Street at WSU’s Festival Playhouse, Right Next to Me at The Loft Theatre, and Mauritius at the Dayton Theatre Guild. Then, go to bed early so you can enjoy the rest of Memorial Day weekend!
On Saturday, make your way to Dorothy Lane Market for Lobstermania. If you’re downtown, be sure to participate in the Bike United Tour at Fifth Third Field and support the Dayton Dutch Lions’ campaign for healthy living with a fun downtown bike ride. Plus, you will receive a ticket to the Dutch Lions’ first ever game at Fifth Third Field, and a Bike United T-shirt. Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by attending The Patriot Freedom Festival. If you’re like me and love summer concerts, be sure to listen to the sounds of The Highway Junkies at RiverScape as part of the Free Summer Concert Series. And finally, theater options for Saturday include Mauritius at Dayton Theatre Guild, 42nd Street at WSU’s Festival Playhouse, and Right Next to Me at The Loft Theatre.
On Sunday, make plans to attend the 2011 Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Historical Park. It is FREE! You will be able to enjoy exhibit buildings, special activities, and live music. You can make it an all-day affair, as there will also be food and drinks from a variety of local vendors. Plus, there will be fireworks following the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance featuring Live Americana music! If there isn’t something there that suits your fancy, then too bad! Just kidding (although that’s all I’m talking about for Sunday)! Also, if you want to give back and volunteer there, please shoot me an email!
Usually I don’t talk about Mondays in Jane’s Best Bets, but this week I’m making an exception with it being Memorial Day. If you’re not having a cookout, then there are a couple options. Start the day off early by attending the ‘Spike Out Blood Cancer’ Memorial Day Sand Volleyball Tournament at J.D. Legends. I played in it last year and had a blast! Even if you don’t like volleyball or can’t attend, I encourage you to support Steve VanGorder’s Fight for a Cure, which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are many ways to help, including making a donation, attending the Beatles Tribute Concert by Ticket to Ride, or purchasing a raffle ticket to win a brand new Camaro! And if you don’t feel like sweating all day long or listening to Beatles music, consider staying inside for trivia! There will be live trivia at the Pour Haus as well as trivia at Beef O’Brady’s.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
At first the man didn’t like his haircut, but then it started to grow on him.
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!