Alexis Larsen

Alexis Larsen has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1998. She graduated from Wright State University and lives in downtown Dayton, within walking distance of her favorite arts and entertainment venues.The Lounge Lizards blog Arts and Entertainment blog

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Why this fund-raiser featuring Dayton’s best chefs should be on your radar
 YELLOW SPRINGS — Last weekend more than 160 people packed into tents in the middle of a nature preserve outside of the Glen Helen Raptor Center on a rainy evening to enjoy the Whoo Cooks for You? benefit. The event started more than seven years ago with a farm to table event that had 40 people attend. As Ann Simonson, project manager...

Posted: 9 days ago

YELLOW SPRINGS — Last weekend more than 160 people packed into tents in the middle of a nature preserve outside of the Glen Helen Raptor Center on a rainy evening to enjoy the Whoo Cooks for You? benefit. The event started more than seven years ago with a farm to table event that had 40 people attend. As Ann Simonson, project manager...
Rivertown Brewery promises you’ll have an exBEERience
 I was unfamiliar with Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House in Monroe when we stopped in for dinner recently. With no prior expectations, I sauntered in to the 4,000-square-foot dining room with sweeping views into the brewing area. It was clear immediately that this was a place that was serious about its beer. The $6 million facility that opened...

Posted: 13 days ago

I was unfamiliar with Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House in Monroe when we stopped in for dinner recently. With no prior expectations, I sauntered in to the 4,000-square-foot dining room with sweeping views into the brewing area. It was clear immediately that this was a place that was serious about its beer. The $6 million facility that opened...
60 reasons to LOVE the Dayton Greek Festival
 PREVIOUS COVERAGE: You know you have a good thing going when it hits the 60-year mark and it's still going strong.  Such is the case with Dayton's Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, which will throw it's 60th party the weekend after Labor Day. In honor of its 60 years, here are 60 reasons to love this beloved event...

Posted: 17 days ago

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: You know you have a good thing going when it hits the 60-year mark and it's still going strong.  Such is the case with Dayton's Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, which will throw it's 60th party the weekend after Labor Day. In honor of its 60 years, here are 60 reasons to love this beloved event...
Get more bang for your buck this weekend at Young’s Dairy
 Labor Day weekend is always bittersweet. You get that three-day weekend, but you also know it’s the official end of summer. If the weather cooperates, it’s pool time. But it’s also the last day for swimming unless you’re lucky enough to be floating in your backyard pool. It’s the start of fall (yeah!), but the...

Posted: 23 days ago

Labor Day weekend is always bittersweet. You get that three-day weekend, but you also know it’s the official end of summer. If the weather cooperates, it’s pool time. But it’s also the last day for swimming unless you’re lucky enough to be floating in your backyard pool. It’s the start of fall (yeah!), but the...
WHERE TO EAT THIS WEEK: Historic Amber Rose specializes in Eastern European cuisine
 When more than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion a little over a week ago to celebrate the magic of bacon at BaconFest, there was one restaurant among more than a dozen that was a standout to the food judges: Amber Rose. The historic Dayton restaurant that specializes in homemade Eastern European Cuisine including German, Lithuanian...

Posted: 27 days ago

When more than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion a little over a week ago to celebrate the magic of bacon at BaconFest, there was one restaurant among more than a dozen that was a standout to the food judges: Amber Rose. The historic Dayton restaurant that specializes in homemade Eastern European Cuisine including German, Lithuanian...
Dorothy Lane Market classes celebrate the best of food
 Julia Child would have turned 106 on Aug. 15. For years the staff at Dorothy Lane Market came together to celebrate her special day with a potluck and last year decided to throw a party for the public to come and join in the fun. Not for a potluck, but for a cooking class that pays homage to the iconic chef and her work in the kitchen. The...

Posted: 27 days ago

Julia Child would have turned 106 on Aug. 15. For years the staff at Dorothy Lane Market came together to celebrate her special day with a potluck and last year decided to throw a party for the public to come and join in the fun. Not for a potluck, but for a cooking class that pays homage to the iconic chef and her work in the kitchen. The...
2 local restaurants take top prizes at BaconFest
 This weekend proved that bacon can draw a crowd.  More than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion on Saturday to celebrate the magic of bacon, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.  With more than a dozen restaurants on hand, there were plenty of bacon inspired and infused...

2:13 PM Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

This weekend proved that bacon can draw a crowd.  More than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion on Saturday to celebrate the magic of bacon, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.  With more than a dozen restaurants on hand, there were plenty of bacon inspired and infused...
WHERE TO EAT THIS WEEK: See the downtown fountains while you eat your weight in crab legs
 There are many reasons to schedule a visit to eat at Basil's on Market in downtown Dayton.  They have a great menu to choose from, including one of the creamiest and dreamiest lobster bisques in town. Those fried green tomatoes are also a nice summer treat.  And then there's that spacious, fantastic patio right on the river, which...

12:00 AM Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

There are many reasons to schedule a visit to eat at Basil's on Market in downtown Dayton.  They have a great menu to choose from, including one of the creamiest and dreamiest lobster bisques in town. Those fried green tomatoes are also a nice summer treat.  And then there's that spacious, fantastic patio right on the river, which...