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New restaurant at Cross Pointe Centre comes with a twist
 A new restaurant that opened just yesterday at Cross Pointe Centre  strayed a bit from the original plan, but its renovated interior and extensive menu will ease the transition for diners. The retail center in Centerville added a new Mexican restaurant on Monday called Rancheros Cocina Mexicana in space that was originally confirmed last...

Posted: 9 hours ago

A new restaurant that opened just yesterday at Cross Pointe Centre strayed a bit from the original plan, but its renovated interior and extensive menu will ease the transition for diners. The retail center in Centerville added a new Mexican restaurant on Monday called Rancheros Cocina Mexicana in space that was originally confirmed last...
UPDATE: New El Toro Mexican restaurant coming to Centerville is scheduled to open this fall
 ** UPDATE: This news outlet reached Enqrique Alvarez, district manager for El Toro, Monday night, and he told us the Dayton-based chain has no plans of shutting down its existing Centerville-area restaurant on Ohio 725 when this new south Centerville restaurant opens, which could happen as early as November. It will employ 30 to 35 people...

Posted: 17 hours ago

** UPDATE: This news outlet reached Enqrique Alvarez, district manager for El Toro, Monday night, and he told us the Dayton-based chain has no plans of shutting down its existing Centerville-area restaurant on Ohio 725 when this new south Centerville restaurant opens, which could happen as early as November. It will employ 30 to 35 people...
Graveyard of restaurants claims its final victim in Kettering
 The list of restaurants that ultimately failed to make a go of it in space next to Fraze Pavilion is lengthy — but at least it will never grow any longer. The space on Lincoln Park Boulevard overlooking the city of Kettering’s outdoor music venue has operated as a restaurant for 28 years, with some notable gaps in recent years...

Posted: a day ago

The list of restaurants that ultimately failed to make a go of it in space next to Fraze Pavilion is lengthy — but at least it will never grow any longer. The space on Lincoln Park Boulevard overlooking the city of Kettering’s outdoor music venue has operated as a restaurant for 28 years, with some notable gaps in recent years...
Local winery offers back-to-school special for teachers
 Teachers need a little tender loving care this time of year, and a Greene County winery is stepping up to provide it. “This weekend and next weekend, all teachers will receive complementary chocolates with their wine purchase while supplies last!” Caesar Creek Vineyards, located in New Jasper Twp. between Xenia and Jamestown,...

Posted: 3 days ago

Teachers need a little tender loving care this time of year, and a Greene County winery is stepping up to provide it. “This weekend and next weekend, all teachers will receive complementary chocolates with their wine purchase while supplies last!” Caesar Creek Vineyards, located in New Jasper Twp. between Xenia and Jamestown,...
JUST IN: What competition? Local KFC franchisee breaks ground on new restaurant
 Unfazed by a surge in competition from multiple other fried-chicken chains, a Bellbrook-based franchise owner of KFC has broken ground on a new restaurant close to home. Dunn & Bowling LLC, which operates four Dayton-area KFC restaurants as well as two others in Kenton and Gallion, Ohio, will open its fifth Miami Valley restaurant on...

Posted: 3 days ago

Unfazed by a surge in competition from multiple other fried-chicken chains, a Bellbrook-based franchise owner of KFC has broken ground on a new restaurant close to home. Dunn & Bowling LLC, which operates four Dayton-area KFC restaurants as well as two others in Kenton and Gallion, Ohio, will open its fifth Miami Valley restaurant on...
JUST IN: Roost to shut down its Kettering location this fall
 Roost Events, the restaurant adjacent to Fraze Pavilion that was formerly known as Roost American, will close this fall — but not without one last blowout celebration, restaurant owner Dana Downs said today, Aug. 16. The restaurant at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd. adjacent to the outdoor music venue will shut its doors permanently as of Oct...

Posted: 4 days ago

Roost Events, the restaurant adjacent to Fraze Pavilion that was formerly known as Roost American, will close this fall — but not without one last blowout celebration, restaurant owner Dana Downs said today, Aug. 16. The restaurant at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd. adjacent to the outdoor music venue will shut its doors permanently as of Oct...
JUST IN: Special Maker’s Mark bourbon exclusive to Ohio headed to select liquor stores
 Ohio’s bourbon enthusiasts will get another crack next week at purchasing a special limited-release, Ohio-exclusive bourbon from a well-known producer without leaving the state. But if this release is anything like the last one, they’ll have to act fast. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control is gearing up to release a special bottling...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio’s bourbon enthusiasts will get another crack next week at purchasing a special limited-release, Ohio-exclusive bourbon from a well-known producer without leaving the state. But if this release is anything like the last one, they’ll have to act fast. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control is gearing up to release a special bottling...
Local hot-dog stand is one of Kettering’s hidden gems
 Jon McElroy was operating from a mobile food unit long before the term “food truck” took off, and over the course of eight years, his Lefty’s Hot Dogs trailer in Kettering has quietly evolved into one of the Dayton area’s hidden gems. The hot dog venture is on the corner of East Stroop Road and Wilmington...

Posted: 4 days ago

Jon McElroy was operating from a mobile food unit long before the term “food truck” took off, and over the course of eight years, his Lefty’s Hot Dogs trailer in Kettering has quietly evolved into one of the Dayton area’s hidden gems. The hot dog venture is on the corner of East Stroop Road and Wilmington...
Check out the latest official wine of the Cincinnati Reds
 A newly released official wine of the Cincinnati Reds isn’t red at all. In fact, one could say it’s a pale imitation of a red. It’s pink. Major League Baseball (MLB) has added a French rosé to this season’s “Cincinnati Reds Club Series Wine Collection.” The wine isn’t exclusive to Reds fans...

Posted: 5 days ago

A newly released official wine of the Cincinnati Reds isn’t red at all. In fact, one could say it’s a pale imitation of a red. It’s pink. Major League Baseball (MLB) has added a French rosé to this season’s “Cincinnati Reds Club Series Wine Collection.” The wine isn’t exclusive to Reds fans...
Daytonian of the Week: Rahn’s Artisan Breads’ founder Rahn Keucher
 Rahn Keucher began leavening his baking career by cooking in local restaurant kitchens, ranging from Pizza Hut to the former fine-dining restaurant l’Auberge, to help put himself through Wright State University. These days, Keucher’s position as founder and owner of Rahn’s Artisan Breads calls for him to work vampire-like...

Posted: 5 days ago

Rahn Keucher began leavening his baking career by cooking in local restaurant kitchens, ranging from Pizza Hut to the former fine-dining restaurant l’Auberge, to help put himself through Wright State University. These days, Keucher’s position as founder and owner of Rahn’s Artisan Breads calls for him to work vampire-like...