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Esther Price, Warped Wing collaborate on new beer

Esther Price Candies and Warped Wing Brewing Company have collaborated to create a special holiday ale called “Esther’s Lil Secret,” brewery and candy company officials announced this morning. The Scotch ale’s secret ingredient: Esther Price caramel. Warped Wing at 26 Wyandot St. will host a release party at 5 p.m. ...

Former Kettering sports bar heads to auction block

The former Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill at 4090 Wilmington Pike south of Stroop Road in Kettering, which has been closed since August, will be auctioned at noon on Dec. 11.The 5,800-square-foot building on 1.2 acres across from a Meijer store previously housed the Starlite Diner and, before that, a ...

 New Fricker’s coming to Ohio 741 near Dayton Mall

Fricker’s will open a new restaurant in the former Lone Star Steakhouse space at 251 N. Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) near the Dayton Mall in Miamisburg next spring, a spokesman for the Miamisburg- based restaurant chain said this afternoon.The new restaurant will employ more than 100, according to Jim Manley, ...

Warped Wing brewery inks lease on second facility

Less than a year after it opened its doors, Warped Wing Brewing Company has signed a lease on a second facility to accommodate the stronger-than-projected thirst for its beers.The downtown Dayton brewery has signed a lease on 14,000 square feet of space at 1226 Schaeffer St. that was formerly part ...

Ribbon-cutting today for newly expanded pub

The Dublin Pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton will host a ribbon-cutting today and special events tonight to help introduce an expansion completed last month that nearly doubles the pub’s seating capacity. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for about 5:15 p.m. today, Oct. 24, with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and ...

Every Halloween the Oregon District transforms into a huge party and the place for adults to dress up like they're trick-or-treating again.

Hauntfest 2014: monsters, ghouls, creatures to invade Oregon District

Organizers of Hauntfest 2014 are calling all mummies, werewolves and creatures from the Black Lagoon to the 29th annual bash set for Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Ghost, goblins and characters of all sorts are invited to the Dayton area’s ...

Sampler from Star City Brewing in Miamisburg. Staff photo by Mark Fisher

Miamisburg brewery may add winery, distillery

Star City Brewing, which opened last November at 319 S. Second St. in the 14,000-square-foot building that once housed the Peerless Mill restaurant, has applied for licenses that would allow it to make wine and to distill spirits at the brewery, co-founder Justin Kohnen said this morning. “In the year ...

2 local breweries to host anniversary bashes

Two Dayton-area breweries will host first-anniversary bashes Nov. 1, and one is already looking to expand to a second facility — the third local brewery in recent months to announce such expansion plans.“Our growth was quicker than we expected — we’re ahead of schedule,” said Matt Harris, co-owner of Hairless ...

Wiley’s sale final; opening night tonight

The sale of Wiley’s Comedy Club was finalized Thursday, and one of the club’s new owners said this morning that he will headline the grand opening tonight and Saturday night.Steve Hofstetter, one of the seven-person new-ownership group and a comic himself, said he accepted a booking nearly a year ago ...

Rave Cinemas to remodel, add beer and wine

The parent company of the Rave Cinema in Huber Heights will renovate the 16-screen cinema and will add beer, wine and frozen cocktails to the concession stand menu, Cinemark officials announced this morning. Cinemark Holdings, owner of the Rave Cinemas Huber Heights 16 at 7737 Waynetowne Blvd., said the multiplex ...

Belle of Dayton Vodka retails for $24.95. Glassware ranges from $5.95 to $11.95. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

Dayton distillery poised to release 2 new spirits

The Belle of Dayton distillery in the Oregon Historic District has won a silver medal for its flagship vodka and is moving closer to releasing a specialty rum and a pepper-infused vodka, co-owner Murphy LaSelle said this morning. The distillery’s Belle of Dayton Vodka was awarded a silver medal in ...

The sign taking shape on the side of what will be a new bar on East First Street near Fifth Third Field.

New bar in the works near Fifth Third Field

A new bar called “Proto Build Bar” is moving toward opening at 534 E. First St. near Fifth Third Field.The bar is the brainchild of Chris Wire, owner of Real Art Design Group at 520 E. First St. — next door to where the new bar is being renovated for ...

Dublin Pub unveils historic expansion

The Dublin Pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton will host a “Grand Reopening Celebration Weekend” this weekend, Sept. 26-27, to unveil an expansion that nearly doubles the pub’s seating capacity. The 2,500-square-foot addition and renovation includes a private-events room, expanded patio seating, kitchen prep space and a 40-seat second-floor ...

 Cadillac Jacks morphs into ‘Caddy’s Tap House’

The Cadillac Jacks location at 2760 Towne Drive in Beavercreek has been transformed into Caddy’s Tap House, with 47 craft-beer taps, a new food menu, and a significant makeover to its interior.Cadillac Jack’s co-founder Billy Joe Deck said the total cost of the project reached $250,000. An existing patio is ...

The Keenland Breeze — a Maker’s Mark and orange liqueur cocktail topped with ginger ale and a splash of OJ — and a Moerlein Zepplin Bavarian Pale Ale sold at Hollywood Gaming Dayton. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

New racino restaurant’s yum mac & cheese, inexpensive meaty pizza, 29 TVs

Confession, I was among those a little disappointed by news that Hollywood Gaming Dayton would not have a old-school, Vegas casino-style buffet. That said, harness racing and the 1,010 blinking, beeping and blaring slots aren’t the only reasons to pay a visit to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, the glitz ...

This 1939 Packard Woodie is just one of more than 200 vehicles on display when Concours d’Elegance returns to Carillon Historical Park on Sunday, Sept. 14. CONTRIBUTED

Concours d’Elegance puts classy in classic car show

Carillon Historical Park will be like an automotive lover’s dream manifested when Concours d’Elegance returns on Sunday. The upscale car show, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., features classic automobiles, antiques, race cars, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and more. “We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of Maserati, so we ...

The Not So Loud Silent Party will bring a new music experience to town, Saturday at National Road Commons Park. CONTRIBUTED

Silent party trend making its way to Springfield

It’s the new music/party trend that will soon be on everyone’s lips. Not to mention ears.Silent parties, also known as silent discos, are spreading from Europe to the hot clubs and happenings of the USA.The area’s first Not So Loud Silent Party will debut in downtown Springfield’s National Road Commons ...

Warped Wing Brewing Company at 26 Wyandot St. has a cool industrial vibe. CONNIE POST/STAFF PHOTO

Warped Wing Brewery looking to expand already

Warped Wing Brewing Company, which opened in downtown Dayton only seven months ago, is already looking to expand. “We’ve outgrown our space,” Warped Wing co-founder Joe Waizmann said. “We anticipated this would happen, but we figured it would probably happen after two years or so rather than just six or ...

Kettering sports bar closes

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill at 4090 Wilmington Pike south of Stroop Road in Kettering has shut its doors. “Sorry, we are now closed!” reads a sign taped to the inside of the sports bar, which opened in November 2013 in space that previously housed the Starlite Diner and, before ...

Centerville pub closed for good, owner says

Root 48 Tavern & Grille at 79 S. Main St. in Centerville has closed permanently, its founder and owner Keith Taylor said this afternoon. Taylor said he started a new job two weeks ago and has decided to close the downtown Centerville restaurant and pub that he founded as Savona ...

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