Welcome to FOOD ADVENTURES‘ bi-weekly feature called
“Small Bites,” which is simply a quick take on some of our favorite local food items.
Here are our “Small Bites” for 2/16/2012:
THE BANANA RUM CRUNCH CREPE at BOULEVARD HAUS:
We appreciates fantastic food from German heritage. Boulevard Haus in Dayton’s Oregon District is a favorite stop. This German restaurant, with a contemporary twist, has developed one of the greatest desserts that we have ever eaten. It is called the Banana Rum Crunch Crepe. This monstrous crepe is $6.95 and can be shared among your entire table. It is loaded with bananas, white chocolate, rum sauce, and is topped with pecan brittle and whipped cream. This dessert is a MUST, and sticks out among the other amazing menu items at Boulevard Haus. The crepe tastes so good that it is like an Oktoberfest in your mouth!
THE PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP at DUNAWAY’s BEEF and ALE:
Nothing beats a great appetizer to get your taste buds tingling. Food Adventures has found one such joy at Dunaway’s Beef and Ale in Troy, Ohio. Their Peel and Eat Shrimp are fresh, crisp, and spiced just perfectly. This addicting menu item goes perfectly with a pint of beer, and Dunaway’s has a great selection of drafts. These shrimp are definitely one of the best cold appetizers around. The Cajun spice dust on the shells helps create the perfect flavor that will have you craving more. The shrimp are large and can be ordered by themselves, or part of a full dinner deal. Check the specials, and you may get to have this treasure at a reduced price.
THE BIG RAGU SUGGESTS:
THE 99 CENT HAND ROLLS at SAYA:
In Fairborn, one of the best kept secrets is a restaurant called Saya. Located on Kauffman Road, they have some of the freshest tasting sushi around. Their most superb deal is the 99 cent hand roll. Let’s face it, sushi can be expensive, so take advantage of this item’s bang, for less than a buck. The Big Ragu prefers the spicy tuna hand roll. Put Saya on your Food Adventure Hit List, and you wont be disappointed in their selection.
THE SUPER DUPER CHEESESTEAK CHALLENGE at THE SUBMARINE HOUSE:
Let the Big Ragu suggest a tasty, food challenge for those with big appetites. The Submarine House has held a yearly event called the Super Duper Cheese Steak Challenge. Actually, it is going on right now until March 18, 2012. If you can eat a 16 inch Super Duper Cheesesteak in 16 minutes, it is FREE ! The “Super Duper” version of the cheesesteak means 3 times the meat and cheese as their normal 16 inch sub. The cheesesteak must be topped with the “works,” which means mushroom, onion, hot peppers, mayo, lettuce and tomato. If your time is good enough, you can move on to the finals at a later date! The Big Ragu ate his sandwich in 6 minutes, but was nowhere near the champion’s time of 2 minutes. The cheesesteak is fantastic and the event benefits Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.
Have you had one of our favorite SMALL BITES ? Please feel free to comment below and let us know what you think !
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