Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

5 reasons to go to Garlic Fest 2017 
 No vampire worth his or her fangs will be anywhere near Bella Villa Hall this weekend, July 21 to 23.  The Sons of Italy group is celebrating Garlic Fest! 2017 at the hall located at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering, according to Lisa Grigsby, an event organizer. “Everybody loves a stinking good time,&rdquo...

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No vampire worth his or her fangs will be anywhere near Bella Villa Hall this weekend, July 21 to 23.  The Sons of Italy group is celebrating Garlic Fest! 2017 at the hall located at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering, according to Lisa Grigsby, an event organizer. “Everybody loves a stinking good time,&rdquo...
3 junk foods that scream Dayton
 Dayton loves its junk. And by junk, we mean sugary and/or salty treats that send your mind back to those carefree days of childhood. You know what we mean by carefree days of childhood.  Those days where you could eat an entire box of Little Debbie Fudge Rounds every day and not gain a pound.  The good ole days.  Luckily...

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Dayton loves its junk. And by junk, we mean sugary and/or salty treats that send your mind back to those carefree days of childhood. You know what we mean by carefree days of childhood.  Those days where you could eat an entire box of Little Debbie Fudge Rounds every day and not gain a pound.  The good ole days.  Luckily...
One of your favorite Oregon District hangouts just got its liquor permit
 One of the Oregon District’s most popular attractions now can sell alcohol from its new bar. The Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., recently received its full liquor license from the State of Ohio. “It’s been a lot of work to get to this point,” Mark Jeffers, the tavern’s co-owner, said in a statement...

Posted: 2 days ago

One of the Oregon District’s most popular attractions now can sell alcohol from its new bar. The Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., recently received its full liquor license from the State of Ohio. “It’s been a lot of work to get to this point,” Mark Jeffers, the tavern’s co-owner, said in a statement...
50 local restaurants serving up a week’s worth of special deals next week
 Get your forks ready. The Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 23-30 offering meals from nearly 50 restaurants across the Dayton area ranging in price from $20.17-$30.17. The restaurant week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore...

Posted: 2 days ago

Get your forks ready. The Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 23-30 offering meals from nearly 50 restaurants across the Dayton area ranging in price from $20.17-$30.17. The restaurant week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore...
You won’t believe the awesome backyard castle this Beavercreek dad built for his kids
 An engineer, 40 kids (one screaming about a bazooka), 205 cardboard boxes and 30 rolls of Duck Tape: how could could it not be a good time?  A Beavercreek dad of two (with a third one on the way) assembled friends to build the ultimate backyard cardboard box castle last weekend. “We have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. If there's...

Posted: 2 days ago

An engineer, 40 kids (one screaming about a bazooka), 205 cardboard boxes and 30 rolls of Duck Tape: how could could it not be a good time?  A Beavercreek dad of two (with a third one on the way) assembled friends to build the ultimate backyard cardboard box castle last weekend. “We have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. If there's...
This local woman launched a sex podcast, and it’s taking off
 Randi Levinson has made the bumping, grinding and other sexy time things that may or may not be going on in your bedrooms her business. The Yellow Springs-based sex coach recently turned her love of sex talk and helping others get it on into the “sex + love podcast,” which is available for download and subscription on iTunes...

Posted: 3 days ago

Randi Levinson has made the bumping, grinding and other sexy time things that may or may not be going on in your bedrooms her business. The Yellow Springs-based sex coach recently turned her love of sex talk and helping others get it on into the “sex + love podcast,” which is available for download and subscription on iTunes...
JUST IN: Brand new, delicious Dayton food celebration coming soon
 Local foodies, you will have a reason to celebrate this fall.  Just as it is planning for tonight’s sneak peek to Summer Restaurant Week,  The Miami Valley Restaurant Association told this news organization that it is adding a brand new Fall Restaurant Week Oct. 22-29.  “A few of the restaurants suggested...

Posted: 3 days ago

Local foodies, you will have a reason to celebrate this fall.  Just as it is planning for tonight’s sneak peek to Summer Restaurant Week,  The Miami Valley Restaurant Association told this news organization that it is adding a brand new Fall Restaurant Week Oct. 22-29.  “A few of the restaurants suggested...
Randi Levinson
Randi Levinson of Yellow Springs recently launched the  Sex + Love podcast.

Posted: 4 days ago

Randi Levinson of Yellow Springs recently launched the Sex + Love podcast.
Police investigate after Dayton restaurant manager injured in Cincinnati
 Cincinnati police Sgt. Eric Franz said the investigation into an alleged assault is ongoing. He said alcohol was involved in the incident.  Franz said the parking garage surveillance footage shows “no one near her when she fell,” over the side of a parking garage ramp onto the level below.  Franz added police ...

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Cincinnati police Sgt. Eric Franz said the investigation into an alleged assault is ongoing. He said alcohol was involved in the incident.  Franz said the parking garage surveillance footage shows “no one near her when she fell,” over the side of a parking garage ramp onto the level below.  Franz added police ...
Bar arcade throwing taco and tequila party tonight 
 Tacos, tequila and Frogger ... ain’t nothing wrong with that.  DK Effect, the new bar arcade at 1600 E. Third St in the Huffman Historic District, is teaming up with its neighbor, Taqueria Mixteca, for its first Taco and Tequila Party from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, July 18. DK Effect co-owner Josh Brown said...

Posted: 4 days ago

Tacos, tequila and Frogger ... ain’t nothing wrong with that.  DK Effect, the new bar arcade at 1600 E. Third St in the Huffman Historic District, is teaming up with its neighbor, Taqueria Mixteca, for its first Taco and Tequila Party from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, July 18. DK Effect co-owner Josh Brown said...
How you can see Dayton’s own Breeders for $25 
 One of the biggest modern rock band to come out of Dayton is going on tour and you can see them. None of The Breeders US. dates are in Ohio, including hometown Dayton... ��. But don’t despair! The band does come within driving distance of the real “D.” It plays a show at  the 550 seat Magic Stick...

Posted: 6 days ago

One of the biggest modern rock band to come out of Dayton is going on tour and you can see them. None of The Breeders US. dates are in Ohio, including hometown Dayton... ��. But don’t despair! The band does come within driving distance of the real “D.” It plays a show at  the 550 seat Magic Stick...