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JUST IN: Two local breweries snag 3 golds EACH at international beer competition
 Two Dayton-area breweries scored a nice little trifecta of gold medals at a just-completed international competition held each year in Lexington, Ky. The 2018 Commonwealth Cup beer competition put on by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. awarded gold medals to Dayton Beer Company’s Beast of Tadmor Village, Upright...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Two Dayton-area breweries scored a nice little trifecta of gold medals at a just-completed international competition held each year in Lexington, Ky. The 2018 Commonwealth Cup beer competition put on by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. awarded gold medals to Dayton Beer Company’s Beast of Tadmor Village, Upright...
FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list
 A Kettering-based restaurant chain scored some national acclaim over the weekend when it was named to Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list. It’s at least the second appearance on the list for Hot Head Burritos, which opened its first restaurant in Kettering in 2007. Hot Head was #54 in the 2012 Top...

Posted: 6 hours ago

A Kettering-based restaurant chain scored some national acclaim over the weekend when it was named to Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list. It’s at least the second appearance on the list for Hot Head Burritos, which opened its first restaurant in Kettering in 2007. Hot Head was #54 in the 2012 Top...
NEW DETAILS: Owner reveals plans for new Warren County sports bar
 The founder of what will soon be the Miami Valley’s newest sports bar says he wasn’t necessarily looking to open a pub. But when a building became available around the corner from Andre Reid’s house in Lebanon, Reid’s son Dezmon urged him to take a look at it. He did, and now, he’s a month or so away from opening ...

Posted: 3 days ago

The founder of what will soon be the Miami Valley’s newest sports bar says he wasn’t necessarily looking to open a pub. But when a building became available around the corner from Andre Reid’s house in Lebanon, Reid’s son Dezmon urged him to take a look at it. He did, and now, he’s a month or so away from opening ...
JUST IN: New sports bar in the works in Warren County
 A new sports bar to be called Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill is in the works in Warren County, according to state records and social-media posts. The new sports bar is coming to 549 E. Main St. in Lebanon. The space previously housed a barbecue restaurant.  The founders have created a Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page...

Posted: 3 days ago

A new sports bar to be called Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill is in the works in Warren County, according to state records and social-media posts. The new sports bar is coming to 549 E. Main St. in Lebanon. The space previously housed a barbecue restaurant.  The founders have created a Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page...
Newly opened coffee shop adds Young’s Jersey Dairy ice cream
 A locally owned and independent coffee shop has added ice cream from Young’s Jersey Dairy to its menu, starting today, Friday May 18. Grind House Coffee and Tea, which opened just last month at 313 W. Main St. in Fairborn, has been “test-dipping” cones from the iconic Yellow Springs ice cream shop this week, but...

Posted: 3 days ago

A locally owned and independent coffee shop has added ice cream from Young’s Jersey Dairy to its menu, starting today, Friday May 18. Grind House Coffee and Tea, which opened just last month at 313 W. Main St. in Fairborn, has been “test-dipping” cones from the iconic Yellow Springs ice cream shop this week, but...
NEW DETAILS: Kettering shopping center owner says tenants told to leave for violations
 A representative of a company that recently purchased a  Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this news organization...

Posted: 3 days ago

A representative of a company that recently purchased a Kettering shopping center in a high-profile location said “the health and safety of shopping center patrons” was a factor in recent decisions to end leases with some businesses in the center. Owners of two businesses featured in recent articles published by this news organization...
What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Local brewery brews special beer for Hamvention 
 The Dayton area’s newest brewery has created a special beer for this weekend’s Hamvention — and it will be available not only in the brewery’s tasting room, but also at the Hamvention itself.  The beer is called Potentiometer Pale Ale, and it was brewed by Devil Wind Brewing for the annual gathering...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Dayton area’s newest brewery has created a special beer for this weekend’s Hamvention — and it will be available not only in the brewery’s tasting room, but also at the Hamvention itself.  The beer is called Potentiometer Pale Ale, and it was brewed by Devil Wind Brewing for the annual gathering...
The same local BBQ rub declared best, worst in America
 A chef and pitmaster for a local barbecue restaurant is scratching his head after one of his products that previously captured first place in a national competition came in dead last out of nearly 200 rubs in another competition, the results of which were released last week. Chris Cavender, founder of the online-order company UrbanQ...

Posted: 4 days ago

A chef and pitmaster for a local barbecue restaurant is scratching his head after one of his products that previously captured first place in a national competition came in dead last out of nearly 200 rubs in another competition, the results of which were released last week. Chris Cavender, founder of the online-order company UrbanQ...
JUST IN: 3 Southwest Ohio wineries strike gold in 2018 Ohio Wine Competition
 Three southwest Ohio wineries were among the double-gold/category winners in the 2018 Ohio Wine Competition. Fulton Grove Winery east of Cincinnati captured top honors for “Best Red Wine” for its 2015 Syrah;  Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant in Cincinnati captured the top prize for “Fruit/Specialty ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Three southwest Ohio wineries were among the double-gold/category winners in the 2018 Ohio Wine Competition. Fulton Grove Winery east of Cincinnati captured top honors for “Best Red Wine” for its 2015 Syrah;  Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant in Cincinnati captured the top prize for “Fruit/Specialty ...
New craft cocktail bar coming to the Oregon District
 The Oregon District will soon have a new craft cocktail bar in a venue that would have been impossible before a 2016 change in state law. The Belle of Dayton Distillery shut down its tasting room and gift shop yesterday, May 15, so it can be transformed into a craft cocktail room, to be called the “Van Buren Room,” founders...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Oregon District will soon have a new craft cocktail bar in a venue that would have been impossible before a 2016 change in state law. The Belle of Dayton Distillery shut down its tasting room and gift shop yesterday, May 15, so it can be transformed into a craft cocktail room, to be called the “Van Buren Room,” founders...
The Greene announces new band pavilion 
 The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek is gearing up to unveil a new band pavilion on its town square. The Greene’s owner, Olshan Properties,  said the band pavilion will be the first permanent structure of its kind at the center, which has retail, residential and commercial components.  The 20 foot-tall by 20 foot-wide enclosure...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek is gearing up to unveil a new band pavilion on its town square. The Greene’s owner, Olshan Properties, said the band pavilion will be the first permanent structure of its kind at the center, which has retail, residential and commercial components.  The 20 foot-tall by 20 foot-wide enclosure...