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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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L’ Auberge

Recognizable Finess By Eleanor Hill Perhaps the most recognizable restaurant name in Dayton, L’Auberge has stood the test of time when it comes to fabulous food and accommodating a continuously changing market. Owner Josef Reif has seen ups and downs in the food industry but has never shied from innovative ideas and menu selections to […]

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House of Thai

Goddesses of Cuisine By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kenerly I’ve written a few articles in the past about the Asian Culinary Goddesses of Dayton: Japanese and Vietnamese. I will now add Thai to this growing list of culinary masters who have migrated to the Miami Valley. First, I must admit that I don’t like all Asian […]

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Jeet India

Hearty Ethnic Cuisine That Hits The Spot By Brian P. Sharp When I decided to review an Indian restaurant in town, I had no idea how different they would be.  I must admit that I had my doubts since many of these establishments are located in shopping centers. Certainly there are a number of mediocre […]

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Butter Cafe

A Tasty Diversion By Elanor Hill Hey, what about another try at a restaurant along Brown Street? This time, instead of looking for the dinner crowd, the Butter Cafe concentrates on breakfast and lunch and is off to a great start. It is relaxing and friendly with a retro décor and some awesome white chandeliers. […]

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Destination Troy

Flavorful Options To Satisfy Your Cravings. By Brian P. Sharp In today’s world we hear a lot about people taking “staycations.” In other words, those stay-at-home, save-some-money kind of vacations. Certainly there are all sorts of options for your “staycation” around the Miami Valley: King’s Island, The Beach, Morgan’s Canoe Rentals, the amazing Five Rivers […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]