FOOD DEAL: Here’s how to get a FREE order of McNuggets today

Whether you’re at work, home, or your hanging out at a friend’s place, you can enjoy an order of McNuggets by having it delivered right to you through Uber Eats. Today, on Dec. 13, McDonald’s restaurants in the Miami Valley that participate in McDelivery are offering customers the opportunity to dive into an order of 10-piece Chicken McNuggets when they place an order using the Uber...
Why this old-school restaurant is one of the area’s best-kept dining secrets

Why this old-school restaurant is one of the area’s best-kept dining secrets

Tucked half-way between Springfield and Dayton in tiny Medway is a Clark County restaurant gem that residents from both cities should get to know. Here are just a few reasons you should plan a visit as soon as possible … The vibe: Get ready for a time warp. The walls and cabinets full of old toys and kitschy antiques will transport you to another era. The hot orange chairs and turquoise booths...
JUST IN: YS Brewery to release 15.3%-alcohol behemoth of a beer

JUST IN: YS Brewery to release 15.3%-alcohol behemoth of a beer

A strong Belgian-style ale that has been resting comfortably for nearly a year at the Yellow Springs Brewery will soon make its debut. “Carpet Nap Belgian Quad” is a collaboration brew of Yellow Springs Brewery and Cincinnati’s Fifty West Brewing Company. It weighs in at a robust 15.3 percent alcohol by volume, and it will be released only at the Yellow Springs Brewery taproom at...
A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill. The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Whitehurst - who graduated from a liberal arts college and grew up in the Chicago suburbs - abandoned Washington, D.C., for this three-acre farm in Upper Marlboro...
6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

Although the turkey will surely take center stage at your Thanksgiving table, a few unforgettable side dishes can't hurt. These simple Thanksgiving sides won't take very much time or effort to pull together, but look (and taste) like a million bucks. This Thanksgiving Day, give your family a feast they won't forget by including a few of these easy-to-make dishes to accompany the big star. Homemade...
Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you read that right. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, according to food writer Mark Fisher’s tips and tricks for surviving Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty legit offbeat stuffing recipe. Oh, and it’s simple, too. Here’s how it’s done. - 10 White Castle hamburgers (no pickles) - 1 ½ cups diced celery - 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage - 1 ¼ teaspoons...
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget. Just follow these simple tips to make these delicious...
Make it fast or make it slow: Thanksgiving turkey, two ways

Make it fast or make it slow: Thanksgiving turkey, two ways

    For those of us who love to cook, there's nothing better than spending an entire Sunday afternoon in the kitchen, simmering sauces and baking cakes. But the reality is that those days of long-recipe luxury are few and far between. In Make it Fast or Make it Slow, we're bringing you two versions of the same dish: one that's quick and easy and one that's well, not so quick. Both are...
THANKSGIVING SOLVED: Restaurant chain offers 2 ways to dine on holiday

THANKSGIVING SOLVED: Restaurant chain offers 2 ways to dine on holiday

Bob Evans Restaurants has unveiled the chain’s Thanksgiving plans, and it’s offering to cook your holiday dinner whether you eat it at your place or theirs. To eat at home, Bob Evans is preparing what it calls the “Thanksgiving Farmhouse Feast” – a fully-cooked, heat-and-serve meal for eight people for $109.99. The special dinner includes Bob Evans’ roasted whole...
Ranch lovers…your favorite dressing now comes in a KEG.

Ranch lovers…your favorite dressing now comes in a KEG.

If your obsession with Ranch dressing is a little over the top – this isn’t going to make it any better.  Hidden Valley has found a way to put your favorite condiment into a KEG that will last for up to a YEAR in your fridge.  Having friends over? Ranch in a keg.  Need something extra for your pizza? Ranch in a keg.  Looking for a perfect gift for your Ranch-obsessed...
Stuffing vs. dressing: Is there really a difference?

Stuffing vs. dressing: Is there really a difference?

Almost everyone agrees that the traditional mix of spices, bread and other ingredients that's served at Thanksgiving is delicious.  But when it comes to what to call this yummy dish, people are divided. Is it stuffing, dressing or something else entirely? And does the way it's prepared make a difference in what it's called? Below, liftestyle experts from Martha Stewart to writers at Southern...
FOOD DEAL: How to get a free sandwich in Dayton this Friday

FOOD DEAL: How to get a free sandwich in Dayton this Friday

Friday, Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day -- and here’s a pretty tasty way to celebrate. Subway, the made-to-order sandwich chain, is participating in a “Live Feed,” which is a special in-restaurant offer to help fight hunger.   The Deal: Guests who buy any Subway sandwich and a 30 oz. drink will get another sub of equal or lesser value free. Plus, for each sub purchased...
8 skinny holiday cocktails you can drink without guilt

8 skinny holiday cocktails you can drink without guilt

Why not skip the calorie-heavy mistakes of yesteryear, and put something a little skinnier into our cups this winter? With these eight skinny holiday cocktail ideas, you can celebrate in style, but without having to buy stretchier pants come the new year. Sangria is a great choice for any holiday because it's light, refreshing and versatile. Simply substitute seasonal fruits to match any time of year...
Smashburger now has tots, and they’re everything we dreamed of

Smashburger now has tots, and they’re everything we dreamed of

Just when you thought Smashburger couldn’t get any better, they went ahead and did it. The restaurant chain that specializes in burgers, fries and shakes went and shook it up, adding Smashtots to their menu.  Smashtots are essentially a tater tot version of the Smashfries, which are tossed with olive oil, rosemary and garlic. In other words, pure deliciousness.  Smashtots...
Food Network star calls Dayton sandwich ‘amazing’

Food Network star calls Dayton sandwich ‘amazing’

A Food Network star took a bite out of a Dayton institution and probably didn’t even know it.  Alton Brown, the wildly popular foodie hero from Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, was in Dayton on October 24 sampling all of our best grub.  Luke Feerer, the owner of Hannah’s Bar and Restaurant  at 121 N. Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton, was...
8 places that Alton Brown SHOULD have gone while he was in Dayton

8 places that Alton Brown SHOULD have gone while he was in Dayton

Dayton really cares about its food.  And based on his tweets, ’grams and Facebook posts, it seems like Alton Brown -- who was in town for a show at the Schuster Center -- does, too.  Brown whipped up a social flurry after posting photos of himself at Press Coffee Bar and Bill’s Donuts, asking people to share their favorite food spots.  They didn’t disappoint. Below...
These were Alton Brown’s must-try eats when he was in Dayton

These were Alton Brown’s must-try eats when he was in Dayton

Calling all foodies! Alton Brown, the Food Network personality from Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, was in Dayton on October 24, sampling all the best grub.   Have suggestions? He’d love to hear them. Tweet him at @altonbrown, and make sure to use the hashtag #ABRoadEatsDayton.  His show is tonight, Oct. 24, at...
3 great red wines under $20

3 great red wines under $20

I don’t know about you, but when I sense that first bit of chill in the air, all I want to do is snuggle up in a bathrobe, read a book and drink a big glass of red wine.  When the weather starts to cool down, I crave a full-bodied red wine to warm me from the inside out. Nowadays there are so many great drink options on the shelves that it’s sometimes hard to choose. More often than...
FOOD DEAL: How to get a $3 burrito from Chipotle on Halloween

FOOD DEAL: How to get a $3 burrito from Chipotle on Halloween

Chipotle is known for dishing out food deals to its fans.  The latest “Boorito” offer is a $3 burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween. You can stop by any Chipotle to get your food, but here’s the catch: you’ve got to be in costume. Here’s further fine print about the definition of “costume” on Chipotle’s website...
When it comes to eating well, what should you splurge (and save) on?

When it comes to eating well, what should you splurge (and save) on?

When I was 3 years old I never went anywhere without a purse. Sometimes it was stuffed with toys, sometimes it was empty, but it was always in my hand. My dad called me the bag lady. One thing was certain: I was a girly-girl through and through. Now I’m in my 30s and nothing has changed -- makeup, clothes, purses are my thing. If you want to know why I’m late to your party, it’s...
FOOD DEAL: How to get a FREE sandwich at this area restaurant

FOOD DEAL: How to get a FREE sandwich at this area restaurant

There are two words that are even sweeter when placed side-by-side: “free sandwich.”  Potbelly Sandwich Shop is currently hosting a promotion to give away 75,000 sandwiches through October 30, according to a Thrillist article.  >> FOOD DEAL: This burger is just $1 every Tuesday, and here’s where to find it >> FOOD DEAL: $1 grilled cheese...
2 fast-casual restaurants that started in Ohio make BuzzFeed's ‘most underrated’ list

2 fast-casual restaurants that started in Ohio make BuzzFeed's ‘most underrated’ list

The fast-casual restaurant trend is one that’s shown no signs of stopping.  >> Why you should try these two new fast-casual concepts  It’s considered a step above fast food for many in terms of quality, but still has the convenience of quick service and extremely customizable options. Two Ohio-based chains were included in BuzzFeed’s “28 Of The Most...
This fall, say hello maple and so long pumpkin spice

This fall, say hello maple and so long pumpkin spice

Come on, admit it. You're so over the pumpkin-spice craze. Seasonal beer, coffee drinks and cookies spiced with ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon are one thing. But when those cozy fall flavors sneak their way into a Kit Kit candy bar or a stick of Burt Bees lip balm or onto a pizza, you know it's officially jumped the shark. Big time.  Which is why some of us were glad to hear that a new flavor...
Piada launches new menu with healthy (and tasty) options

Piada launches new menu with healthy (and tasty) options

Experience flavors like you’ve never tasted before at Piada with their new fall and winter menu. Their culinary team has been working hard to elevate their menu, offering items that are completely different than anything you’ve ever seen at Piada before.  >> RELATED: Why you should try these two new fast-casual conceptsPiada hosted its first-ever Taste Tour to launch...
McDonald’s is testing a vegan burger called the ‘McVegan’

McDonald’s is testing a vegan burger called the ‘McVegan’

McDonald’s burgers and eating vegan have never quite gone together, but if McDonald’s Finland has its way, that just may change. Just announced, the new burger will be called the McVegan, which is somehow simultaneously a no-brainer and a word that feels very, very wrong, and will be made with a soy patty. Vegans hoping to try a McDonald’s burger and/or McDonald’s...
Only ONE Dayton-area McDonald’s will have the ‘Rick & Morty’-inspired Szechuan sauce for one day only 

Only ONE Dayton-area McDonald’s will have the ‘Rick & Morty’-inspired Szechuan sauce for one day only 

McDonald’s today announced the one Dayton-area restaurant that will offer its famous – or perhaps infamous – Szechuan Sauce.  In a promotion to help introduce the fast-food chain’s new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders menu item, McDonald’s said the Szechuan sauce will be available at its restaurant at 2853 Centre Drive across from Wright State University in Fairborn...
Restaurant review: Diners ditch chain restaurants for local eateries

Restaurant review: Diners ditch chain restaurants for local eateries

Move over chain restaurants, mom and pop — or independent — eateries are becoming more popular as the economy continues to improve from the Great Recession. Restaurants like Meadowlark in Washington Twp., Gracie’s in Middletown, or Meadows in Springfield are flourishing as hundreds of chains like Chili’s or Applebee’s have closed this year. Despite chain restaurant closures...
Where to score some deals today for National Coffee Day

Where to score some deals today for National Coffee Day

Brew, ink, java, joe. Whatever you call it, a cup of coffee is how many start their day. While it seems every day is National Coffee Day, with 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed daily across the world, the official celebration is set for today, Sept. 29. Here are some National Coffee Day deals and discounts that you can score in the Dayton-area: Cinnabon: You can get a free 12-ounce coffee...
Bet you can’t take down this ginormous, MONSTER of a burger 

Bet you can’t take down this ginormous, MONSTER of a burger 

A Dayton-area restaurant has a monster double dare that involves a heap of meat, cheese and more meat and cheese between two grilled cheese sandwiches.  The Wandering Griffin will  offer its brand new Monster Burger  11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday  Sept 29 and Sept. 30 to coincide with the Monster Jam tour stop at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.  Jonathan...
How to score the famous Troy Strawberry Fest donuts in special sale this weekend only

How to score the famous Troy Strawberry Fest donuts in special sale this weekend only

The news is true: you can get the famous Troy strawberry donuts this weekend.  The Troy Music Boosters are hosting a donut flash sale on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Donuts will be $1 each.  Usually, the donuts are sold during the Troy Strawberry Festival, where people will wait for hours in line to get them.  >> Bill’s Donut Shop named 1 of the 2 &lsquo...
Cincinnati is getting a Wahlburgers, and we can’t wait

Cincinnati is getting a Wahlburgers, and we can’t wait

Brace yourselves, foodies and Wahlberg family fans alike -- a new Wahlburgers restaurant is coming just a short drive from the Gem City. The burger chain co-owned by star actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers -- lifetime boy band heart throb Donnie Wahlberg and chef Paul Wahlberg -- is adding a new location at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in Cincinnati, according to the Downtown...
Starbucks introduces their own sushi burrito

Starbucks introduces their own sushi burrito

The coffee giant is at it again, this time jumping onto the sushi burrito bandwagon. Starbucks calls it a Chicken Maki Roll and lists it under sandwiches. The company has labeled the new concoction “a classic California chicken burrito with a twist,” according to the corporation’s press release. Unfortunately for us in Ohio, the Starbucks sushi burrito is only an option...
Still no winner of Queen of Hearts game; 10 cards remain

Still no winner of Queen of Hearts game; 10 cards remain

No one won the Queen of Hearts game tonight at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia. Now, only 10 cards remain. There are now 11 cards remaining after no one selected the Queen of Hearts in tonight’s game at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia. The jackpot is $346,000. There was no winner for tonight’s Queen of Hearts game. The next drawing will be at 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Whistle Stop. The jackpot continues...
The new summer beer hitting taps this week that you’ll want to try

The new summer beer hitting taps this week that you’ll want to try

Just in time for the dog days of summer comes Yellow Springs Brewery’s latest release — Boat Show IPA.  The beer, with its tropical fruit and citrus hop notes designed to mix nicely with Crystal malts, is meant for lounging by the water on a hot day. Boat Show, at 7 percent ABV, comes after repeated experiments under the name of “EXPIPA”.  “Boat...
Oreo releases Dunkin’ Donuts mocha cookies 

Oreo releases Dunkin’ Donuts mocha cookies 

Another new flavor of Oreo cookies is hitting store shelves. This time, it’s for coffee lovers. Food & Wine reported that the cookies, first announced in April, are now available across the country. The limited edition cookies are Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos and have the classic Oreo chocolate wafer and Dunkin’ Donuts mocha-flavored creme. The new flavor is the latest in a number...
FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

If you’re a serial Starbucks coffee date canceler, this week is the week to reschedule! Starting today at 2 p.m., Starbucks everywhere are offering a ‘buy any grande iced espresso and get one FREE’ until 5 p.m. Those GRANDE concoctions full of caffeine will give you and your coffee buddy plenty of time to catch up, without splurging too much. But if this week just calls...
FOOD DEALS: 27 ‘Kids Eat Free’ (or cheap) deals in Dayton

FOOD DEALS: 27 ‘Kids Eat Free’ (or cheap) deals in Dayton

Nothing can really prepare you to become a parent, but the sheer shock of food costs that comes with extra mouths to feed is enough to make any parent start sobbing into their bank account. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Kids Eat Free (or super cheap) nights at restaurants around the Miami Valley to help ease the strain on your family budget a little. 1.) Fricker&rsquo...
Dads eat free at Primanti Bros. on Father’s Day

Dads eat free at Primanti Bros. on Father’s Day

Sandwich porn purveyors Primanti Bros. are offering up a deal that just may be too good to pass up for Father’s Day. The Deal: All dads eat free on most purchases of $3.99 or more. The offer is for dine-in only, so plan on sticking around and enjoying the ambiance, which shouldn’t be tough if you’re a lover of all things Pittsburgh.  The Dayton-area’s only Primanti...
Zima is officially back (and not just in Dayton) 

Zima is officially back (and not just in Dayton) 

If you were excited for Zima to come back to Dayton, we have even MORE good news for you.  The clear malt beverage was all the rage in the 90’s will officially be hitting shelves nationwide for the first time since its discontinuation in ’08.  You can already purchase limited edition six-packs at Walmart stores starting this week, according to Thrillist. (Pro...
Young’s Dairy is on the MOOve -- literally! 

Young’s Dairy is on the MOOve -- literally! 

Mooove over cheese heads! Something fried and cheesy is aboard a local restaurant's new food truck.  Young’s Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs is now selling cheese curds, ice cream and panini-style grilled cheese sandwiches from its very own food truck aptly named Young’s on the Moove. “We wanted to help get our product on the road and enjoy some of the festivals,” said ...
You MUST taste this under-the-radar food truck’s crispy, delicious tots for yourself

You MUST taste this under-the-radar food truck’s crispy, delicious tots for yourself

Call us “Crazy,” but these tots just may change your life. We may have stumbled upon some of the most AMAZING tots you’ll ever taste. We stopped by the Crazy Redhead Canteen food truck during the Miami County Food Truck Competition and Rally last weekend and discovered deliciousness.  The food truck specializes in gourmet grilled cheese and sandwiches made on fresh grilled...
So, pickle popsicles are a thing now

So, pickle popsicles are a thing now

If the thought of pickle juice soda makes you shudder, wait until you hear about the latest pickle concoction.  You know those pickles in a pouch that are practically staples of gas stations across America? Well the company behind those pickles, Van Holten’s, has launched a new product called Pickle Ice, according to Delish.  The company describes the product...
What ever happened to Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips?

What ever happened to Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips?

Seafood is a tricky cuisine to get right. If you don't live near one of the coasts, it's not fresh. It can also be expensive, so not many national fast food chains are willing to put it on the menu.   In the 1970s, however, there was one place you could rely on for good, inexpensive seafood.  You didn't have to look too far to find it either. At its peak, Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips had...
Get saucy! Bibibop Asian Grill unveils 3 new sauces

Get saucy! Bibibop Asian Grill unveils 3 new sauces

Sauce can make or break a dish. If you’re a Bibibop lover, you know that.   Lucky for you, Bibibop just announced that they would be increasing their sauce variety with the unveiling of 2 new flavors: cucumber wasabi and sesame ginger.  The Columbus-based fast casual chain has also reformulated its popular Korean red sauce.  The sauces officially hit stores on May...
The reason you’ll be seeing a lot more of this Dayton food truck

The reason you’ll be seeing a lot more of this Dayton food truck

The sisters who founded of one of Dayton’s most traveled food trucks are celebrating their fifth year in business this year — and they’ve added a second unit to accommodate demand.  Bella Sorella Pizza Co. is the brainchild of two sisters: Elizabeth Corrado Weizman, who started using her first brick oven more than a decade ago in her backyard; and Gail Corrado Okafor, who spent...
Love Nashville hot chicken? Try it on a pizza or sub

Love Nashville hot chicken? Try it on a pizza or sub

Donato’s is combining two things Daytonians love: hot chicken and pizza.  The pizza features crispy hot chicken, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, pickles and it’s drizzled with ranch dressing. If you’re a spicy food lover, it’s definitely worth a try!   Not feeling the ‘za? You can opt for the submarine version instead. Both the pizza and sub are...
FOOD DEALS: How to get a free sample of Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee this week

FOOD DEALS: How to get a free sample of Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee this week

Temperatures are starting to heat up outside, but this week brings one of the coolest days of the year inside Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, as the brand serves a free taste of its newest coffee beverage, Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.  >> The new raw bar in the Oregon District held a soft opening, and we can’t wait to try it On Friday, May 19, the company will offer...
Taco Bell to introduce first chips made entirely from fried chicken

Taco Bell to introduce first chips made entirely from fried chicken

Taco Bell is taking love of fried chicken to a WHOLE new level.  If you thought they peaked with the Naked Chicken Chalupa, wait until you meet the Crispy Lava Chicken Chip.  According to the tweet below, we can expect them to hit Taco Bell stores on May 11. Oh, and if that doesn’t tickle your fancy: Taco Bell is bringing back its lava dip for your dipping pleasure. ...
FOOD DEAL: Try a new McDonald’s signature sandwich, get free fries and a drink

FOOD DEAL: Try a new McDonald’s signature sandwich, get free fries and a drink

In case you haven’t heard, McDonald’s has launched a new made-to-order “Signature Crafted Recipe” sandwich lineup. Essentially, this is a line of customizable sandwiches made to the diner’s specs. It calls for diners to choose from three Signature Crafted Recipes: Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon. Diners then pair their sauce/topping with...
NEW: Bobs Evans restaurants officially sold

NEW: Bobs Evans restaurants officially sold

Bob Evans Farms Inc. announced the completion of its sale of Bobs Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital. Ohio-headquartered Bob Evans sold its restaurant to the private equity firm for $565 million. Golden Gate Capital has bought the restaurant chain, and will retain the Bob Evans leadership team to guide the transition as it takes part of the company private, the company said. Net proceeds are...
Get a sub for $1 today at Jimmy John’s

Get a sub for $1 today at Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s appreciates YOU. The national sub chain is selling its signature subs (#1-6) for $1 on Tuesday, May 2 from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating locations.  When we checked this morning, these are the local stores participating: 6226 Far Hills Ave | 937-428-5676 6252 Wilmington Pike Suite A1 | 937-310-1380 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. | 937-432-9110 4396 Indian Ripple Rd.  |...
YS Brewery to mark 4 years with special brews, hourly tappings

YS Brewery to mark 4 years with special brews, hourly tappings

Yellow Springs Brewery is celebrating its fourth anniversary with the release of two new beers and hourly tappings of several special barrel-aged beers on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scheduled for release that Saturday are “Anniversary 4,” an Imperial IPA with 10 percent alcohol by volume, which will be available both on tap and in 22-ounce bottles for $10, with a six-bottle...
11 things to do, eat and see in Columbus 

11 things to do, eat and see in Columbus 

The capital city is calling your name.  Columbus is more than just a college town. It is also one of the hippest cities in the entire nation, teeming with restaurants, nightlife and attractions for the entire family. Oh, and THE Ohio State University.  WATCH: We run down 11 of the best places to visit in the state’s largest cities in the video above. 
Paula Deen loves this City Barbeque dessert -- here’s why you should try it

Paula Deen loves this City Barbeque dessert -- here’s why you should try it

In a recent issue of “Cooking with Paula Deen,” Dayton favorite City Barbeque got a shout-out. The magazine listed City Barbeque’s banana pudding in its February 2017 “10 to Try” feature.  The dessert was updated within the last year. It’s made of fresh bananas, creamy pudding and vanilla wafers, and is served in a caramel-drizzled parfait cup...
Where to eat near the University of Dayton

Where to eat near the University of Dayton

Restaurant options near the University of Dayton have come a long way since a 2000 boom introduced Chipotle and Panera Bread near one corner of Brown and Jasper street and Penn Station and Jimmy John’s to the other.  Long-closed businesses like the Westward Ho cafeteria, National Lanes bowling alley and the Magic Hat magic store have been replaced by a list...
McDonald's replacing McFlurry machines after complaints

McDonald's replacing McFlurry machines after complaints

McDonald's is replacing older McFlurry machines after customer complaints about them being broken. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new machines will have fewer parts, making them easier to maintain and clean. The new machines, which will be rolling out in restaurants in the U.S. and Europe, will dispense more flavors than older ones and require less time to clean. Older machines, according...
New coffee house opens in Clark County

New coffee house opens in Clark County

A group of business owners is hoping they can fill what they see as a gap in the region’s coffee business. Scout’s Cafe, a new coffee shop that opened in a formerly vacant building at 1399 Moorefield Road, will offer residents in the Northridge neighborhood a new option for lattes and fresh baked cinnamon rolls. The coffee shop was crowded one afternoon last week as the owners celebrated...
Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Hawaiian pizza is not for everyone. It’s a decadent, tasty treat to some, but for others ham and pineapple are the worst topping choices ever created. Iceland’s president waded into the fray last week when a student asked him a question about pineapple on pizza. (Ham wasn’t mentioned, by the way.)  Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he found the combination “completely...
You won't believe the ‘toy’ inside this Burger King ‘Adult Meal’

You won't believe the ‘toy’ inside this Burger King ‘Adult Meal’

This Valentine’s Day, Burger King has a saucy new take on the idea of a happy meal. Adults ages 18 and up can get a special “Adults Meal”after 6 p.m., which contains two Whoppers, two bags of fries, two beers and -- wait for it -- a surprise sex toy. Talk about spicing up the toy selection this year. The advertisement shows some surprise gifts that include a blindfold, a feather...
Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said. Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza...
Toblerone candy lovers are unhappy with new shape

Toblerone candy lovers are unhappy with new shape

Candy lovers are having trouble with the new look of their Toblerone chocolates. The New York Times reported that the signature triangular peaks of the chocolate, honey and almond nougat treat are much narrower and a lot less dense. Mondelez International, which makes the candy, said that the 400g bar is now 360g and the 170g bar is now 150g. The latter is only sold in the United Kingdom The company's...
Neiman Marcus selling collard greens for $81.50

Neiman Marcus selling collard greens for $81.50

Having guests over for dinner?  Neiman Marcus has got you covered. At least for a portion of your meal. The luxury retailer is advertising an order of collard greens for $66 plus $15.50 for the delivery on its web site. According the the company, the greens are "seasoned with just the right amount of spices and bacon" and shipped cooked and frozen. You just heat them up and...
Burger King dresses as ghost of McDonald's for Halloween

Burger King dresses as ghost of McDonald's for Halloween

There's nothing like some Halloween cheer to spice up a fast food restaurant rivalry. Burger King and McDonald's have been competitors for decades, but BK's prank take things a bit further. Mashable reported that, in a new promotional video posted to YouTube, a Burger King restaurant and accompanying sign are seen covered in white cloth with two holes and yellow  eyebrows reminiscent of the iconic...
Arby's is celebrating hunting season with venison sandwiches

Arby's is celebrating hunting season with venison sandwiches

Hunting season has begun, and Arby's is offering venison sandwiches to celebrate. Restaurants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- states Arby's said have "heavy deer hunting areas" -- are offering the item starting Oct 31. 1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720 348...
Forget the diet, restaurant creates deep-fried Nutella dessert

Forget the diet, restaurant creates deep-fried Nutella dessert

What will the culinary gods think of next? A restaurant in Sydney has come up with one of the most decadent desserts that will be sure to add inches to the waistline of the person who eats it. It's a new deep-fried dessert that weighs more than two pounds of Nutella goodness. The restaurant called Piccolo Me takes a ball of Nutella ice cream, coats it in breadcrumbs and then pours caramel sauce over...
Here's why Chipotle doesn't sell queso

Here's why Chipotle doesn't sell queso

Moe's, Willy's, Barberito's, Chipotle and Qdoba all offer similar items -- menus laden with burrito products and other Tex-Mex options. But one of those is not like the other.  >> Read more trending stories   Chipotle differs from the other restaurants in that it does not sell cheese dip.  And many customers aren't happy about it. So why not sell the liquid gold? A video...
McDonald's recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers

McDonald's recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers

McDonald's is making another effort to emphasize fitness and health by including fitness trackers in its Happy Meals. Engadget reported that a Fitbit-like toy called Step-It will be available for four weeks in children's Happy Meals in the U.S. and Canada. The Step-It fitness trackers, which come in six  colors, blink depending on the level of activity of the child wearing them. “Step-It...
Why the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant is one of the area’s most beloved dining destinations

Why the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant is one of the area’s most beloved dining destinations

Sarah Childers opened her Mel-O-Dee Restaurant at its present location more than 50 years ago.   The “Big Family Restaurant” famous for its broaster chicken is co-owned by her sons Woody and Leon and managed by her grandchildren. Childers died in 1999. The general manager is Charlotte Farley, who’s been with the restaurant for more than 40 years. And, many of the other...
Burger King combines Whopper, burrito for new menu item

Burger King combines Whopper, burrito for new menu item

A week after Chipotle announced plans for its first burger restaurant, Burger King launches another mashup item to its menu. Bloomberg reported that, beginning Aug. 15, the fast-food restaurant is debuting the Whopperito in restaurants across the U.S. The Whopperito, as its name suggests, combines a burrito with Burger King's Whopper. Instead of a bun, it's wrapped in a tortilla and filled with...
The 'McDonald’s of the future' features unlimited fries — and that’s just the beginning

The 'McDonald’s of the future' features unlimited fries — and that’s just the beginning

Walk in, approach the kiosk, place your order via a large touch screen, then sit down and wait for the food to be brought to your table. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future of McDonald’s. The Chicago Tribune reported that franchisee Chris Habiger brought these upgrades and more to one of his restaurants in St. Joseph, Missouri, which opened to the public Thursday. The 6,500-square-foot...
McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets

McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets

McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets. As of August, they no longer have any artificial preservatives. And later this month, high-fructose corn syrup will be removed from McDonald's buns. McDonald's has, of course, been the target of criticism over its ingredients. The president of McDonald's USA told The New York Times the fast-food chain is trying to talk more openly about...
Health group serves up list of unhealthy eats at chain restaurants

Health group serves up list of unhealthy eats at chain restaurants

Would you eat a 2,850-calorie burger from Uno Pizzera? What about Dave and Buster's 1,910-calorie sandwich? Both of those foods are recipients of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's 2016 XTreme Eating Awards, an annual list of unhealthy food at American restaurants. This year's winners also include The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Chicken and Waffles Benedict, with 2,580 calories, Buffalo...

Beauty is in the mouth of the beholder: Walmart to sell 'ugly' apples

If a fruit or vegetable looked bad but tasted the same, would you buy it? Walmart is betting you will. The retail giant is partnering with a company called "I'm Perfect" that sells apples at a discount because the fruit has cosmetic imperfections that would usually get it thrown into the garbage. When edible food is blemished by hail or high winds, not only does it often go uneaten...
Nutrition labels on tap for beer

Nutrition labels on tap for beer

Drinkers will soon be able to read the number of calories and carbs in a can or bottle of beer.  Health groups have been pushing manufacturers to voluntarily disclose nutrition information. Now, some of the biggest industry names will comply, the Beer Institute announced this month. "No one is going to mistake an alcoholic drink for health food," Lindsay Moyer, of the Center for Science...
6 foods to try in Cleveland during the RNC and where to find them

6 foods to try in Cleveland during the RNC and where to find them

The Republican National Convention will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland from July 18–21.  Here are some of the best places to eat in Cleveland and what you should order, according to Dayton.com:  Corned beef sandwich from Slyman's Restaurant Antipasto at Guarino's Pierogi from Sokolowski's University Inn Polish boy from Hot Sauce Williams Brick...
Family-owned restaurant is America's favorite fast-food chain

Family-owned restaurant is America's favorite fast-food chain

A family-owned restaurant tops the fast food list in the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report for 2016 was released Tuesday. "The ACSI Restaurant Report 2016 examines the implications of new customer satisfaction benchmarks for major companies in the food services sector, including popular fast food, fast casual and full-service or sit-down dining chains that serve the...
Authorities raid Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants

Authorities raid Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants

The Georgia Department of Revenue has raided Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles restaurants in the Atlanta area, WSB reported. Gladys Knight’s son, Shanga Hankerson, who runs the operation, is at the center of an investigation involving $1 million in stolen money, authorities said. Knight is not involved in the investigation. It was reported in February that one of the Atlanta locations...
12 things you didn't know about Waffle House

12 things you didn't know about Waffle House

The soft glow from Waffle House’s black and yellow sign has been beckoning hungry travelers to stop, rest and dine for over 60 years. For many people, including Anthony Bourdain, eating at the restaurant is a unique experience. But if you think you know everything about the restaurant chain, think again. Even the most devoted WaHo patrons may be surprised with these unusual facts about...
Moe's beats Chipotle to be America's favorite Mexican restaurant

Moe's beats Chipotle to be America's favorite Mexican restaurant

Moe's Southwest Grill has unseated Chipotle as America's favorite fast casual Mexican restaurant. The news comes from a Harris Poll survey that assesses how people feel about certain restaurant brands. This year, Chipotle didn't even rank in the top four after claiming the No. 1 spot the past three years in a row.>> Read more trending stories Taco Bell, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Baja...
Joe's Crab Shack to end no-tipping policy

Joe's Crab Shack to end no-tipping policy

The no-tipping movement may be coming to an end, at least at Joe's Crab Shack. The seafood chain, which began testing a no-tipping model at 18 locations last August, is now ending the practice.
McDonald's testing out new menu item

McDonald's testing out new menu item

Garlic fries may be coming soon to McDonald's. Gilroy Garlic Fries are a limited-time menu item at San Francisco Bay Area McDonald's. "In less than two weeks, our small, four-restaurant test of Gilroy Garlic Fries has been a huge success, and we are now experiencing a temporary shortage of supplies,"  the fast-food restaurant told CNBC Monday. The Twitter account for McDonald's restaurants...
Krispy Kreme launches doughnut dispensing machine

Krispy Kreme launches doughnut dispensing machine

Krispy Kreme is launching a new way to get its doughnuts. But it is only available in the UK. BuzzFeed News confirmed that Krispy Kreme UK is launching a "hole in the wall pop-up" at a London location. The machine will dispense doughnuts into the customer's hand after they select their doughnut. According to BuzzFeed News, the sweet treat will arrive out of a doughnut-shaped hatch after...
9 fresh margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo

9 fresh margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated more in the U.S. than south of the border, isn't Mexican Independence Day. But for many, it is an excuse to eat delicious Mexican foods and indulge in margaritas and beer. >> Read more trending stories   Whether frozen, blended or on the rocks, a margarita is the perfect drink for any festive party or celebratory occasion. Here are nine easy...

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by whipping up some easy margarita cupcakes

A margarita in cupcake form is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This easy recipe uses boxed cake mix, which simplifies the process, but don’t be afraid to swap that for homemade white cake if you’d prefer. You will need: Cupcakes1 box white cake mix3 large eggs½ cup vegetable oil1/3 cup lime juice1/3 cup tequila1 tablespoon lime zest1/3 cup buttermilk Frosting8 ounces cream cheese½...
Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream

Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream

Get ready for another free guilty pleasure. Ben & Jerry's scoop shops are scooping out their ice cream for free today all around the world.   From noon to 8 p.m., the popular ice cream company's stores will give everyone who stops by a cone of your favorite flavor for free.  It's the company's way to say thanks for another year of success, according to Ben & Jerry's Facebook event....
Where is America's No. 1 ramen restaurant?

Where is America's No. 1 ramen restaurant?

In Time Out’s list of best ramen restaurants, only two states get multiple shout-outs (New York has two restaurants on the list, and California has four). But it's Texas’ lone star ramen place right here in the 512 - Ramen Tatsu-ya - that has been named America's No. 1 ramen restaurant. Two ex-DJs opened Ramen Tatsu-ya in September 2012, and the restaurant immediately began drawing...
Rita's Italian Ice celebrates first day of spring with freebies

Rita's Italian Ice celebrates first day of spring with freebies

In celebration of the first day of spring, Rita's Italian Ice is offering free frozen bliss Sunday. >> Read more trending stories   The Pennsylvania-based frozen treat shop will give away free Italian Ice drinks to customers between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. during its First Day of Spring celebration. The franchise has locations in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania...

Starbucks celebrates spring with limited-time cherry blossom frappuccino

To celebrate spring, Starbucks is offering a new blended beverage Wednesday through Sunday.  >> Read more trending stories   Starbucks describes the Cherry Blossom frappuccino as "a blend of sweet strawberries and cream with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha." Matcha is a powdered form of green tea.  "...
IHOP waiter arrested for giving away $3,000 in free drinks

IHOP waiter arrested for giving away $3,000 in free drinks

A New York IHOP employee was arrested for giving customers free drinks between August 2015 and February 2016. Prosecutors allege William Powell, 27, who worked as a waiter at a Brooklyn IHOP, gave away more than $3,000 in free soft drinks to customers, according to the New York Daily News. The owner of the location, Akrell Cox, discovered the discrepancy after realizing drink orders made...
Pizza Hut’s National Pi Day contest combines free pizza, math

Pizza Hut’s National Pi Day contest combines free pizza, math

You could win 3.14 years’ worth of free pizza from Pizza Hut if you win the chain’s Pi Day contest, but you better have a sharp mind in addition to a big appetite. That’s because Pizza Hut will require contest participants to solve math problems, ranging from high school to PhD level in difficulty. The three questions will be posted on Pizza Hut’s blog, beginning at 8 a.m....
Dairy Queen to offer free ice cream cones celebrating ‘end of winter’

Dairy Queen to offer free ice cream cones celebrating ‘end of winter’

Dairy Queen will “proclaim the end of winter” five days before the calendar does with a free ice cream cone offer on Tuesday, March 15. >> Read more trending stories   The restaurant and ice cream chain will collect donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in lieu of charging for the cone, Dairy Queen officials said in a release. Participating Dairy Queen...
Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry comes to McDonald's

Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry comes to McDonald's

Easter treats have come early for lovers of Cadbury Creme Eggs. McDonald's is blending its famous McFlurry soft serve with the Cadbury treats to make a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. The sweet treat was announced in a McDonald's Australia press release Monday. The release describes the new menu item as "a delicious mouthful of chocolate pieces and Creme Egg topping, blended into a creamy soft serve...
This clever Chick-fil-A promotion encourages family time

This clever Chick-fil-A promotion encourages family time

We're all familiar with the scenario: You sit down to dinner with your family, look around the table and everyone is staring at their phones. In our uber-connected world, it's hard to find a single second that isn't interrupted by some text, tweet, message or alert, and family dinners are no different. But a Chick-fil-A promotion wants to put an end to all that. With the promotion the chain is trying...
New app splits dinner bills based on wage inequality

New app splits dinner bills based on wage inequality

There's an app on the way that helps you split up the dinner bill with some adjustments for race and gender income inequalities.  >> Read more trending stories   The app, called Equipay, is essentially a satirical statement about income gaps in the U.S. For instance, when using the app, women would only pay 78 cents for every $1 men pay of the bill. If a person disagrees with their...
9 fresh margarita recipes for National Margarita Day

9 fresh margarita recipes for National Margarita Day

In case you needed an excuse to indulge, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day. >> Read more trending stories   According to the Smithsonian, there are many stories about how the margarita came to be. One story says that Carlos "Danny" Herrera developed the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, around 1938. He's said to have created the drink for a frequent customer...
McDonald's testing new breakfast sandwich

McDonald's testing new breakfast sandwich

Columbus, Ohio has been known to be a fast-food test kitchen where restaurants try new menu items and see how consumers react before deciding whether or not to add them to the national menu. Now, the world's largest fast-food chain is using locations in the city to try out a new breakfast sandwich.  >> Read more trending stories   McDonald's will be testing the Chicken McGriddle, ...
Krispy Kreme returning to New England

Krispy Kreme returning to New England

There's some good news for doughnut loving New Englanders -- Krispy Kreme Doughtnuts has announced it's coming back to the region. The company announced  it will open four stores in New Hampshire and three more in Maine in the "next several years." The company didn't provide a specific timeline for the openings. "We already have a nice following in both states, so we're confident...
Sonic Drive-In celebrates Presidents Day with $1 hot dogs

Sonic Drive-In celebrates Presidents Day with $1 hot dogs

Workers and students across the country will get a little time off Monday to celebrate the birthdays of presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and at least one fast-food chain is taking the time to celebrate Presidents Day its own way. At participating Sonic Drive-In locations on Monday, hungry customers can choose between a pair of hot dogs for $1. Patrons can get either a 6-inch All American...
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