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

Why these ‘rowdy’ Dayton kids made a real ruckus in the Oregon District
 Oregon District diners simply were not ready.  A dozen or so rambunctious Dayton kids roamed up and down the district  and in and out of its restaurants, bars and shops Thursday evening. The Stivers School for the Arts students swayed and stepped to the theme from the HBO show “Treme” that two classmates played on a...

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Oregon District diners simply were not ready.  A dozen or so rambunctious Dayton kids roamed up and down the district  and in and out of its restaurants, bars and shops Thursday evening. The Stivers School for the Arts students swayed and stepped to the theme from the HBO show “Treme” that two classmates played on a...
Nookie alert: They say Limp Bizkit is playing the Sunoco again, today ...
 Tonight could be the night that chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water flow at a Dayton gas station.  As the annual 4/20 rumor has it, the rap rock band Limp Bizkit will play the Wayne Avenue Sunoco tonight at 10 p.m. Nearly 10,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page they will attend the show....

Posted: a day ago

Tonight could be the night that chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water flow at a Dayton gas station.  As the annual 4/20 rumor has it, the rap rock band Limp Bizkit will play the Wayne Avenue Sunoco tonight at 10 p.m. Nearly 10,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page they will attend the show....
Meet 7 of Dayton’s ‘Most Influential Women’
      Influencing change most definitely has its rewards.  The YWCA Dayton once again honored some of this community’s most influential women for making Dayton a better place.  >> Meet Dayton’s ‘Top 10 African-American Men’  The 148-year-old organization that promotes...

Posted: 2 days ago

     Influencing change most definitely has its rewards.  The YWCA Dayton once again honored some of this community’s most influential women for making Dayton a better place.  >> Meet Dayton’s ‘Top 10 African-American Men’  The 148-year-old organization that promotes...
Diverse cast of Dayton kids taking on Cinderella and her glass slipper this weekend
 A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...

Posted: 2 days ago

A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...
The wait is over! Cafe is now open at new downtown Dayton library 
 This is news library guests won’t want to be quiet about. The wait is over for those who want baked goods and a cup of coffee with their books.  Table 33 has started serving food in its new location inside the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St. The restaurant’s soft opening started this week...

Posted: 3 days ago

This is news library guests won’t want to be quiet about. The wait is over for those who want baked goods and a cup of coffee with their books.  Table 33 has started serving food in its new location inside the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St. The restaurant’s soft opening started this week...
A Dayton sandwich so good you’ll say: ‘Pork Lord, have mercy’
 A Dayton restaurant has three little piggies you are going to want battling the wolf in your belly.  Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, might be best known for its beer. But the kitchen brews up some delicious grub, too. >> Fifth Street Brewpub captures two golds...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton restaurant has three little piggies you are going to want battling the wolf in your belly.  Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, might be best known for its beer. But the kitchen brews up some delicious grub, too. >> Fifth Street Brewpub captures two golds...
Driving Dayton dog trying to help its city crush Orlando, Aruba and Reno
 What’s better than a dog to do a pig’s work?  The Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping that a pooch they’ve dubbed “Rocky the Wonder Dog” helps win a national Instagram video contest hosted by HelmsBriscoe, a company that connects meeting and conference planners with hotels and convention...

Posted: 3 days ago

What’s better than a dog to do a pig’s work?  The Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping that a pooch they’ve dubbed “Rocky the Wonder Dog” helps win a national Instagram video contest hosted by HelmsBriscoe, a company that connects meeting and conference planners with hotels and convention...
5 Dayton jingles you won’t be able to get out of your head
 There is catchy, and then there is catchy.  National companies might have the big bucks, but Dayton-area businesses have proved time and time again that they can be even more memorable on a much smaller budget.  Here are five of the catchiest jingles and slogans created for or by local companies, and are still being used in one...

Posted: 3 days ago

There is catchy, and then there is catchy.  National companies might have the big bucks, but Dayton-area businesses have proved time and time again that they can be even more memorable on a much smaller budget.  Here are five of the catchiest jingles and slogans created for or by local companies, and are still being used in one...
Wilberforce University thanks Beyoncé for donation with music video: Watch it here.
 A Dayton-area university chose a unique way to thank a music superstar who made a recent donation. Beyoncé announced on Monday that she is giving Wilberforce University $25,000 as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program through the singer’s BeyGOOD initiative. Beyoncé will also give $25,000 to Tuskegee University...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton-area university chose a unique way to thank a music superstar who made a recent donation. Beyoncé announced on Monday that she is giving Wilberforce University $25,000 as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program through the singer’s BeyGOOD initiative. Beyoncé will also give $25,000 to Tuskegee University...