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Are you smarter than a caveman?

Eat like a caveman, live a healthier life By Mark Luedtke Forty-thousand years ago, the caveman ancestors of modern humans were bigger, stronger and faster than modern humans. The typical male caveman had more in common with Chad Ochocinco, who’s lightning fast, 6’1” and 192 lbs, than Joe Six-pack. Females would remind observers more of […]

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Mambo Italiano

Palermo’s brings a taste of Italy to Kettering By Brian P. Sharp In a quiet shopping center just minutes from downtown Dayton is Palermo’s, an amazingly authentic Italian restaurant. Palermo’s, located at 2667 S. Dixie Dr. in Kettering, is a hit among regular clientele. The dining room was remodeled and expanded in November 2010, increasing […]

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‘Tis the Seasons’

Seasons Bistro & Grille shows promise, progress in Springfield By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kenerly I grew up in this town; I’ve worked in the restaurant industry in this town. Springfield, in my youth, had a few gracious, but modest restaurants mostly owned by local families that served the community well enough, but lacked the “big […]

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New Asian dining in the New Year

Two-month-old restaurant CJ Chan delivers on price and quality By Brian P. Sharp Today was one of those days where you just don’t want to cook at home. It’s cold and snowy, and while a nice, hot pot of chili sounds nice, a clean kitchen sounds better. So, we hop in the car and decide […]

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You Are What You Eat

Getting ‘naked’ at the dinner table By Marianne Stanley Food has become a new “hot topic” as food-borne illnesses like e-coli contamination and salmonella poisoning continue to skyrocket during this age of factory farming and environmental pollutants. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), food-borne illnesses make 76 million Americans sick, with more than […]

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“Amateur Night” appetite

New Year’s Eve menus By Eleanor Hill Some call it “Amateur Night,” while others consider it a special evening to dine with family and friends. Whichever way you look at it, New Year’s Eve is an occasion for exceptional culinary delights and unique dining choices. The Miami Valley has plenty to offer for this traditional holiday […]

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pHO, pHO, pHO

When the holiday goodies become too much, head to Linh’s By Brian P. Sharp If you are in the mood for authentic Vietnamese or Chinese food, Linh’s is the real deal. You could miss this little restaurant if you aren’t careful. Situated next to an international market, Linh’s is located at 4770 Airway Road in […]

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A Taste of Thailand

Centerville’s Bahn Mai brings some spice to the Miami Valley By Eleanor Hill For over five years, there has been an authentic Thai restaurant hiding in our backyard called Bahn Mai. This casual establishment is small and cozy, and packs a heck of a flavor punch in every dish. Open for lunch and dinner, you are […]

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Tantalizing Tastes

World-class cuisine at World Café By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kenerly Small delights of the continents are the specialty of World Café, the brainchild of Robert Krzak, a native of Poland, formerly of Therapy Café. Ingeniously conceived, nothing on the menu is too far off the palette of Midwesterners, but the tantalizing tastes are enough to […]

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Dining Review Of Greenfire Bistro

It Will Not Disappoint By Brian P. Sharp Hearing about all of the changes at the restaurant formerly known as Chin’s Ginger Grill, I just had to give it a try.  So, I called a friend and invited him to join me for the quick 15 minute drive from downtown Dayton to the newly renovated […]

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LeDoux’s

Bayou Goodness In Troy By Elanor Hill I’ve never been to New Orleans or Louisiana, but I have definitely tasted the cuisine from this region recently at LeDoux’s! Opened in October of last year, OMG just sums up the service, food and atmosphere at this corner restaurant on the outskirts of Troy. The menu is […]

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Carmen’s Deli

A Jewel In The Gem City By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kenerly I’ve never met anyone so happy to live in Dayton, Ohio. Haitham Iman came to the United States from Jerusalem because “it was not my place.” Born in such a culturally rich area of the world, that is a hefty statement. An even more […]

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Hawthorn Grill

Plentiful Choices, Especially For Dessert I came home from work after a hectic day and the thought of preparing dinner was not an option.  So, my roommate and I decided to head out for something new. We drove just a quick 15 minutes from downtown Dayton into Kettering and found Hawthorn Grill at 1222 East Stroop […]

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Sweeney’s Seafood

Fresh fare with hearty options By Elanor Hill Fresh seafood is not something you think of much in the Miami Valley but tucked away in “the heart of Centerville” you might just find yourself a good catch. In business for over 25 years, Sweeney’s Seafood would be the place to dine. You enter from the […]

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Las Americas

Dynamic Duo By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kenerly Courage in the face of the current eco-nomic climate is always to be admired. I have found the restaurant commun-ity in the Miami Valley almost fearless in its determination to forge ahead in these tough times. Such is the case with Las Americas. Opened June 15, the restaurant is […]

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The Barnsider

A Must-Dine Destination North Of Dayton By Brian P. Sharp The first time I visited the Barnsider at 5202 N. Main Street I was in elementary school. I remember my family being thrilled that a fine restaurant had opened north of town. I remember going there for birthdays, holidays, Mother’s Day or simply just to […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]