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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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Drinking Honeyed Sunlight

The Savoring of Sauterns By Mike Rosenberg Close your eyes. Picture standing in the middle of a field of honeysuckle. Breathe in that scent. Now, imagine someone’s picked all of the flowers and drained the nectar into a glass, added a little apricot essence and given it to you to drink. Sip. Taste it. Let […]

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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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Cork & Vine Wine Market & Lounge

A self-serve wine sampling system By Mike Rosenberg At the turn of the century – the 20th century, that is – while futurism was giving birth to dreams of flying cars and regular trips to the moon, a highly modern dining option emerged: fast food. The first fast food restaurants were called automats. Automats were […]

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Side Dishes

BEAVERCREEK/FAIRBORN House of Thai Brilliant, subtle Thai dishes refined in flavor while also providing a break from the usual local Asian cuisine. Try the Spicy Fish and Basil Duck. Daily lunch samplers at reasonable prices. 3230 Seajay Dr. (937) 429-2236 8/25/10 (E.F.H.K.) Pasha Grill If you’re looking for the highest order in simple delicious food […]

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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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Side Dishes

BEAVERCREEK/FAIRBORN House of Thai Brilliant, subtle Thai dishes refined in flavor while also providing a break from the usual local Asian cuisine. Try the Spicy Fish and Basil Duck. Daily lunch samplers at reasonable prices. 3230 Seajay Dr. (937) 429-2236 8/25/10 (E.F.H.K.) Jeet India Jeet India offers an authentic taste of Northern India. Aesthetic décor […]

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The Naked Vine

Blush: When In Doubt…Pink By Mike Rosenberg Words to live by when you’re considering food pairings. Few things go better with… well… everything than rosé. As I’ve pointed out in the past, I’m not talking about white zinfandel here. White zin is perfect for making sangria or if your hummingbird feeder has run dry. (And […]

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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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The Naked Vine

Resting On The Ottoman By Mike Rosenberg Followers of the Vine know that the SPinC and I enjoy exploring. From ambling the twisty roads of Sonoma to the back roads of whatever sticks we find ourselves in, we’re on the lookout for new tastes in new places. Thus far, our oenological travels have been largely […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]