The cure for your despair is right around the corner, and it comes in the form of a night of rip-roaring Blues played by some of Dayton’s finest. Road to Memphis winner Jimmy D. Rogers headlines this event, with featured performances by Sharon Lane (backed by Nasty Bingo), and sets by Gata Azul and Nasty Bingo. Just $10 at the door and all your sorrows will be washed away!
Been chasing your tail looking for a good watering hole?
New things are happening under the woof, err. roof at Dog’s Breath Tavern on Whipp Road in Kettering. New owner Gary Leasure has already set some of his vision in motion. Keeping with the dog theme, he has revamped the menu and promises even more improvements and innovations.
As for drinks, he is focusing on having beer available from every Dayton Brewery. You could literally do a brew tour without leaving your bar stool. He is working out distribution with some of the breweries, and has some Dayton beers on tap already. Right now they have Toxic, Warped Wing, and Yellow Springs Brewery beer on draught. Dog’s Breath will feature Ohio Breweries on tap as well. Click HERE for full beer list.
Gary has owned bars before and he hopes to use his experience to make some big changes. Some things to look for are pool leagues, dart leagues, karaoke, NFL game specials, new HD TV’s, and bands every week. The huge restaurant provides a great venue for live music, and a fun atmosphere for watching sports. Unofficially, one area could be called the “Dawg Pound” and another the “Jungle.”
“Shed” what you knew about this place and let us “retrieve” the scoop on this revamped spot.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— The tavern is located at 1912 E. Whipp Rd in Kettering,
— Hours are: Mon – Thurs: 3pm – Midnight, Fri – Sat: 11am – 2:30am, Sun: 11am – Midnight
— FREE POOL on Tuesday nights
— Wednesdays are Warped Wednesdays, $1 off Warped Wing pints, and open mic night
— Thursdays Trivia Nights and $1 off all bottle or draft IPA’s
— Fridays is karaoke and Saturday they have live bands !
— HAND ROLLED “PULLED PORK BONE” (Egg Roll): The pulled pork bone is served with cole slaw for “dipping.” They hand roll their homemade egg rolls. Let us tell you, this is their signature appetizer, and some good stuff. If you don’t like pulled pork, you gotta try the Ham n Cheese rolls, the Turkey Club rolls or the Reuben rolls. They are all fantastic and made in house !
— DEEP FRIED PRETZEL BITES: Yes deep fried.. This twist on a familiar favorite will make you “roll over and beg for more !” The taste is a bit crispier and the pretzels are dusted with a cinnamon spice and some soft of hot spices. The bites are served with a honey mustard for dipping that is essential.
— THE DOUBLE BUTTER BURGER: 2 burgers and a mountain of a sandwich. Here’s the secret: before they cook the burgers on the tabletop fryer, they slap each side with some butter. You can taste the difference. And cheesey? OMG they put a ton of American cheese on this one to hold it all together. Top it how you want it and go town like a hungry Rottweiler.
Honorable Mention: The Buffalo Wings aren’t bad, and go great with a local beer.
The owner promises even more good things to come. Look for the menu and kitchen to expand, and for some more unique food items and local beers.
So don’t bark, just take some bites at Dog’s Breath Tavern soon. It is a heck of a place to enjoy some adult beverages, watch some football, shoot pool or take in a live band. We won’t “hound” you any more.
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Our Food Adventures Crew is normally talking about restaurant menus. In this case, we are talking about a popular Ohio band called “The Menus” who will be performing on Jan 25th at Stubbies Bar . Located at 722 W. National Road in Vandalia, Stubbie’s is a popular spot to see local bands and cut loose with some libations. The venue is set up perfectly for live music, seating 200 people with additional standing room for 100 more. The open atmosphere is casual and has a sports bar feel to it as well. Who wouldn’t love to “rock out” with some of Dayton’s finest bands while grabbing some good bar food?
Stubbies has a small menu, with some highlights. We have some Food Adventure suggestions to help you “eat to the beat.”
Our first recommendation is one of the unique appetizers offered by Stubbies called Fajita Bites. These deep fried treats are essentially a small egg roll type wrapper filled with steak, onions, green peppers and gooey cheese. Think of them as a kicked up version of pizza rolls. They are so good, you will be craving more. Tasting somewhat like a cross between a cheeseteak and a steak fajita, these spicy bites were easily our favorite appetizer at Stubbies. They are served with dipping sauces of cream cheese and salsa. We found the cream cheese dip to be the perfect accompaniment.
Wings are also a favorite at Stubbies. Served hot, mild or BBQ, the wings are cooked just right. For a zesty tang with just a little sting, we suggest the hot flavored wings. Place your order and relax. With many TV’s around the bar and dining area, it can be the perfect place to grab some wings while watching your favorite sporting events.
Got a hungry group at your table? Stubbies offers thin crust pizza. Baked in a stone oven to ensure a crunchy crust, the pie may be topped with any or all of these ingredients: pepperoni, onions, sausage, mushroom, green peppers, banana peppers. Not a bad pairing with a pitcher of beer. Stubbies also offers chicken tenders, nachos, and your typical fried appetizers.
The menu is an added benefit, but the big attraction here is great live music and drink specials. Some of the drink specials include Imports for $2.25 on Wednesdays, $4 pitchers on Thursdays and $4 bombs on Sundays.
The staff is super-friendly. We especially enjoyed visiting with part owner Dennis Dorko who made us feel right at home. He told us that Stubbies is part of an upcoming charity event called the “Bud Light Barstool Open” on Saturday Feb 23rd which benefits United Rehabilitation services of Dayton. You can sign up for the event at Stubbies. The Bud Light Barstool Open is a fun indoor, miniature golf outing through 9 bars in the North Dayton area. Teams of four golfers travel from bar to bar completing a total of 9 holes to raise money for children & adults with disabilities. For 14 years Stubbies has helped sponsor this event, and owners Dennis Dorko and Steve Skinner will continue to support this great cause.
Make sure you put Stubbies on your concert radar and check out some of the area’s best live bands. Don’t miss the hugely popular group, “The Menus,” on Friday Night Jan 25th. The stage setup, comfortable seating, full service bar and food offered, make Stubbies a perfect place to see this gig with some friends. Want to get your rock fix even sooner? Visit Stubbies this Saturday for the band Ithika and grab some fajita bites. Other upcoming bands include: Detrimental on Jan. 26, DJ Ryan on Feb. 1, Bad Mojo on Feb. 2, DC Connection on Feb. 8 and Loudhouse on Feb. 9.
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