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10 Wines around $10 for the Season By Mike Rosenberg Ah, the time of the year when big dinners, social events and travel plans thicken on the calendar like grandma’s gravy. If you’re anything like we are, you’re always grabbing a bottle of wine or two to carry along. A few folks have asked me […]

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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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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 […]