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A special Heitz dinner highlights best Dayton wine tastings list
 Okay, that Heitz special dinner at Carvers is the BOMB of this week’s tastings list, which comes to us via the indefatigable efforts of a Dayton-based wine listserv that compiles it and allows us to share it with you. Enjoy, and happy Memorial Day! Plus, check out the tap takeover tonight (May 26) at DLM Washington Square — Deschutes...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Okay, that Heitz special dinner at Carvers is the BOMB of this week’s tastings list, which comes to us via the indefatigable efforts of a Dayton-based wine listserv that compiles it and allows us to share it with you. Enjoy, and happy Memorial Day! Plus, check out the tap takeover tonight (May 26) at DLM Washington Square — Deschutes...
May Restaurant News: 6 new, 4 coming soon, 4 closed
 The Cincinnati-based Mexican restaurant chain opened the doors to its eighth area restaurant on May 24. Located at the former Applebee’s at 1450 W. Dorothy Lane near South Dixie Drive in Kettering, the restaurant seats about 220. It will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.  The area’s newest Firehouse Subs opened...

Posted: a day ago

The Cincinnati-based Mexican restaurant chain opened the doors to its eighth area restaurant on May 24. Located at the former Applebee’s at 1450 W. Dorothy Lane near South Dixie Drive in Kettering, the restaurant seats about 220. It will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.  The area’s newest Firehouse Subs opened...
Upstart winery snags ‘Best Ohio wine’ top prize in an upset
 Southwest Ohio wineries brought home some impressive hardware in the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition, while the top prize went to an upstart winery that hasn’t yet celebrated its 4th birthday. The competition was held earlier this month at Kent State University’s Ashtabula branch campus. The full results of the competition have not...

Posted: a day ago

Southwest Ohio wineries brought home some impressive hardware in the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition, while the top prize went to an upstart winery that hasn’t yet celebrated its 4th birthday. The competition was held earlier this month at Kent State University’s Ashtabula branch campus. The full results of the competition have not...
The best red and white wines for under $10 from Dayton Fleurs de Fete
 Those lucky folks who thumbed their collective noses at the weather forecast and attended the Fleurs de Fete at Carillon Park on Sunday were treated to a vast array of interesting wines and some fantastic food samples to go with the (mostly) lovely weather.  Some of my best wine finds — and no, I didn’t try all of the hundreds...

Posted: 3 days ago

Those lucky folks who thumbed their collective noses at the weather forecast and attended the Fleurs de Fete at Carillon Park on Sunday were treated to a vast array of interesting wines and some fantastic food samples to go with the (mostly) lovely weather.  Some of my best wine finds — and no, I didn’t try all of the hundreds...
COLDWATER CAFE: Judge fines restaurant founder for missing hearing
 The founder of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City — who is suing her son, the current owner of the restaurant — has been fined $250 for missing a hearing in the lawsuit. Restaurant founder Betty Peachey had requested the legal equivalent of an excused absence from the May 11 hearing, saying through her attorney that she had recently...

Posted: 4 days ago

The founder of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City — who is suing her son, the current owner of the restaurant — has been fined $250 for missing a hearing in the lawsuit. Restaurant founder Betty Peachey had requested the legal equivalent of an excused absence from the May 11 hearing, saying through her attorney that she had recently...
SW Ohio college to offer 1st beer-brewing science degree in the state
 Ohio’s first two-year brewing science degree program is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday, May 23 in Cincinnati. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is scheduled to announce the brewing degree — the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Brewing, part of the Midwest Culinary Institute, to be exact — at a ceremony...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio’s first two-year brewing science degree program is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday, May 23 in Cincinnati. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is scheduled to announce the brewing degree — the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Brewing, part of the Midwest Culinary Institute, to be exact — at a ceremony...
Hairless Hare brewery snags 2 national gold medals
 Vandalia’s Hairless Hare Brewery scored two gold medals in the 2017 Alltech Commonwealth Cup, an international beer competition based in Lexington, Ky. The two gold medals were awarded to Hairless Hare’s Rye the Hell Knot, and its Cold War. The Vandalia brewery also was awarded a silver medal for its Kings Reserve and a bronze...

Posted: 5 days ago

Vandalia’s Hairless Hare Brewery scored two gold medals in the 2017 Alltech Commonwealth Cup, an international beer competition based in Lexington, Ky. The two gold medals were awarded to Hairless Hare’s Rye the Hell Knot, and its Cold War. The Vandalia brewery also was awarded a silver medal for its Kings Reserve and a bronze...
Rapid Fired giving away 500 free pizzas at new restaurant
 Rapid Fired Pizza will open its newest location in Beavercreek today, May 22, and will give away 500 free pizzas at the new restaurant on Tuesday, May 23. The new restaurant is located in a newly constructed multi-tenant retail center at 3301 Dayton-Xenia Road just west of North Fairfield Road, adjacent to a new AAA auto service center. Starting...

Posted: 5 days ago

Rapid Fired Pizza will open its newest location in Beavercreek today, May 22, and will give away 500 free pizzas at the new restaurant on Tuesday, May 23. The new restaurant is located in a newly constructed multi-tenant retail center at 3301 Dayton-Xenia Road just west of North Fairfield Road, adjacent to a new AAA auto service center. Starting...
SNEAK PEEK: Inside the new Melt Bar & Grilled in Beavercreek
 Don’t expect too much fanfare when the Dayton area’s first Melt Bar & Grilled opens at the Mall at Fairfield Commons on June 12.  “We don’t really do any sort of grand-opening event,” Melt founder Matt Fish said Friday while standing in Beavercreek’s soon-to-be newest restaurant. “We kind...

Posted: 7 days ago

Don’t expect too much fanfare when the Dayton area’s first Melt Bar & Grilled opens at the Mall at Fairfield Commons on June 12.  “We don’t really do any sort of grand-opening event,” Melt founder Matt Fish said Friday while standing in Beavercreek’s soon-to-be newest restaurant. “We kind...
Dayton’s best wine-tastings and beer-events list is right HERE
 The Fleurs de Fete at Carillon Park is the big enchilada of wine events this weekend, and it will go on rain or shine. Keep in mind two things: Forecasts aren’t always right, and more importantly, what better way to spend a rainy afternoon? One of the Fleurs de Fete of many years back at Lincoln Park Commons was held in an absolute...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Fleurs de Fete at Carillon Park is the big enchilada of wine events this weekend, and it will go on rain or shine. Keep in mind two things: Forecasts aren’t always right, and more importantly, what better way to spend a rainy afternoon? One of the Fleurs de Fete of many years back at Lincoln Park Commons was held in an absolute...
JUST IN: Oakwood restaurant seeks to add 2nd location in Beavercreek
 An Oakwood restaurant has taken the initial steps toward opening a second location at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. Flyboys Deli at 2515 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood applied for a state license Wednesday to serve alcohol for a potential new restaurant at the Beavercreek mall.  Reached this morning, May 19, Flyboys Deli co-owner...

Posted: 8 days ago

An Oakwood restaurant has taken the initial steps toward opening a second location at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. Flyboys Deli at 2515 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood applied for a state license Wednesday to serve alcohol for a potential new restaurant at the Beavercreek mall.  Reached this morning, May 19, Flyboys Deli co-owner...