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Whoa Nelly’s!

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Centerville’s Nelly’s Taste of Bolivia is hands down the best rotisserie chicken around By Paula Johnson Photo: Pique Macho at Nelly’s Taste of Bolivia; photos: Paula Johnson A few years ago, I began flirting with the idea of moving to Dayton. My now-husband PIP (Palate In Progress) knew that food was the center of my […]

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Derom-eh

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Deroma Italian Restaurant in Huber Heights By Paula Johnson Photo: Spaghetti Bolognese and garlic knot rolls at Deroma Italian Restaurant in Huber Heights; photos: Paula Johnson Jurgen Durstler, a person who possesses a name that is in no way Italian but within whom lays the soul of Tom Colicchio, was my dining companion when I […]

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More kimchi, please!

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Riverside’s Akashi Sushi Bar By Paula Johnson Photo: Hamachi Kama at Riverside’s Akashi Sushi Bar; photos: Paula Johnson A craving for Korean prompted my recent outing to Akashi with PIP (Palate In Progress) and some DCP pals. Akashi, located right off of Route 4 on Harshman Road, offers both Korean and Japanese cuisine, perfect for […]

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Champagne, but no cigar

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Miamisburg’s elé Bistro & Wine Bar By Paula Johnson Photo: Trout Almondine at Miamisburg’s elé Bistro & Wine Bar; photos: Paula Johnson Austin Landing, the recently opened shopping and dining complex in Miamisburg, is filled with national chains. I was happy to see that at least one place is a real homegrown addition to the […]

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Mr. Mojo risin’

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Mojos Bar and Grille in Troy By Paula Johnson Photo: Monte Cristo sandwich and Slaw at Mojos Bar and Grille in Troy; photos: Paula Johnson Funny enough, that refrain from the Doors song “L.A. Woman” was playing in the background as I sat at Mojos Bar and Grille in Troy, musing about what to call […]

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Dispirited

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Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill in Clayton By Paula Johnson Photo: Pasta Bolognese at Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill in Clayton; photos: Paula Johnson I feel just awful about what I am about to do—I really couldn’t feel worse. Those who read my column regularly will be familiar with my rant about restaurants that serve institutional-style food […]

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Three wise chefs

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Medway’s The Tavernette By Paula Johnson Photo: Fried Green Tomatoes at Medway’s The Tavernette I’ve spent a lot of time writing about places that have been around forever and have a loyal local following. (There’s one in my neighborhood. I don’t eat there.) These sacred cows, for the most part, are places that have been […]

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Charmed

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Demystifying Kettering’s Park City Club By Paula Johnson Photo: Burnt Carrot Salad at Kettering’s Park City Club; photos: Paula Johnson Up in the Club Here’s what I knew about Park City Club before I went: it’s the second restaurant opened by Dana Downs, chef and owner of the successful and well regarded Roost Modern Italian in […]

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The house wins

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Miami Valley Gaming’s Cin City Steak and Seafood By Paula Johnson Photo: Silver Dollar Corn Cakes at Miami Valley Gaming’s Cin City Steak and Seafood; photos: Paula Johnson   Slot Me In Located just off the highway at the Monroe exit, Miami Valley Gaming casino offers easy access and ample parking—plus a whole lot of slot […]

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Texas in the Oregon

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Downtown’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Que By Paula Johnson Photo: The rib plate at Smokin’ Bar-B-Que; photos: Paula Johnson A Date in Dayton One of my favorite downtown Dayton date nights is the double bill pairing of a movie at the Neon and dinner at Smokin’ Bar-B-Que right across the street. A former White Tower, this tiny diner-style BBQ […]

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What’s in store?

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Big bites at Jerardi’s Little Store By Paula Johnson Photo: The Triple Decker sandwich at Jerardi’s Little Store; photo: Amanda Dee When I was a little kid, I went to a little store. The one in my neighborhood was called Paterni’s, but I knew it simply as “The Little Store.” It was where moms would send […]

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Live mas

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Authentic taste at Centerville’s Chiapas Mexican Grill By Paula Johnson Photo: Taco at Chiapas Mexican Grill; photos: Paula Johnson Every time I review a Mexican restaurant (or any other type of cuisine for that matter) I always get asked “Is it authentic?” In the words of author and chef Anthony Bourdain, “I’ve seen zero evidence of […]

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Since 1920

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Falb’s still stands By Paula Johnson Photo: Country fried steak dinner at Falb’s When Falb’s opened in 1920, the country had 48 states. It was the year women were afforded the right to vote. It was also the year prohibition was instituted as the law of the land. The most popular car was the Ford […]

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‘Tis the Seasons

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Much more than jolly at Springfield’s Seasons Bistro and Grille By Paula Johnson Photo: Brisket Tacos at Seasons Bistro and Grille; photo: Paula Johnson Invited by friends Barrister Greg and Cyber Security Sleuth Elizabeth, PIP (Palate In Progress) and I ventured to Springfield to try Seasons Bistro and Grille. Open since 2008, the focus is on […]

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Stick to your ribs

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High hopes for Buckhorn Tavern By Paula Johnson Photo: Ribs at Buckhorn Tavern; photo: Paula Johnson Buckhorn Tavern is one of those places that always gets mentioned when people talk about restaurants that have been on the dining scene here since forever. Actually, since 1943 as Buckhorn’s website proudly proclaims. Looking around the thematic dining area, […]

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Royalty in the streets

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All hail the chefs at Versailles FareFest By Paula Johnson Photo: Chef David Glynn offers up Dayton Country Club cuisine at Versailles FareFest; photo: Tom Donnelly Walking the block to my car after meeting with Michael Anthony’s sommelier and front of the house powerhouse Telisa Delligatta was like taking a stroll with the queen. Every car […]

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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 […]