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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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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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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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The Naked Vine

Planet Bordeaux By Mike Rosenberg Friend of the Vine Mike Wangbickler of Balzac Communications recently gave me the opportunity to get a first look at “Planet Bordeaux” – the new marketing project by winemakers in the Bordeaux region. The project’s mission is to help people realize they can afford Bordeaux wines of quality without either […]

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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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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]