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Mark Peebles slices  brisket at Oinkadoodlemoo. (Staff photo by Doug Page)

OinkADoodleMoo to open new location

A relocated OinkADoodleMoo barbecue restaurant will open Thursday at 8383 N. Main St. in the Randolph Plaza in Clayton, Steve Meyer, OinkADoodleMoo’s chief operating officer, said Tuesday. The local barbecue chain closed its original restaurant at 322 Union Boulevard in Englewood on Aug. 3, Meyer said. OinkADoodleMoo also operates restaurants ...

BBQ restaurant to reopen Thursday in new location

A relocated OinkADoodleMoo barbecue restaurant will open Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8383 N. Main St. in the Randolph Plaza in Clayton, Steve Meyer, OinkADoodleMoo’s chief operating officer, said this morning.The local barbecue chain closed its original restaurant at 322 Union Boulevard in Englewood on Aug. 3, Meyer said. OinkADoodleMoo also ...

New Miller Lane restaurant sets opening date

The Fazoli’s quick-service Italian restaurant that has been under construction at 6675 Miller Lane will host its grand opening on Tuesday, Aug. 26.The Fazoli’s, which will share a new retail building with McAlister’s Deli, will seat 77 and will employ 40 to 50 people, a spokesman for the Lexington, Ky.-based ...

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Best food truck in town? Truck wins 10K at Springfield competition

Best food truck in town? Truck wins 10K at Springfield competition

Harvest Mobile Cuisine has 10,000 reasons to celebrate. The Spring Valley food truck, a favorite among Dayton street food lovers, won first place at the Springfield Rotary Club’s inaugural Gourmet Food Truck Competition Saturday. Read: 18 food trucks you should try this summer Two other Dayton area truck won prizes. ...

The area’s newest sushi restauant is in Miamisburg near the Dayton Mall

Opening day today for new Miamisburg restaurant

A new sushi restaurant owned by the woman who previously operated Akashi sushi restaurant in Huber Heights for 12 years opened today, Aug. 18, at 59 Fiesta Lane near Ohio 725 and Ohio 741 and the Dayton Mall.Ariake Sushi Bar is owned by Fumiko “Miko” Whigham, who operated Akashi Sushi ...

New restaurant chain coming to SW Ohio

A restaurant chain that specializes in soup will open a location in Deerfield Twp. near Mason this fall and is looking to add at least two restaurants in the Dayton-Springfield area.The chain is called “Zoup!” and its Cincinnanti-area franchisees, Jon Morgan and Coy Compton, have signed a lease to open ...

New sushi restaurant coming to Kettering

The founder of the Kettering-based Hot Head Burrito Mexican restaurant chain is part of a group of restaurant entrepreneurs who are poised to launch a new concept — Sumera Sushi — in a new strip retail center on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering. The restaurant’s founders will open their first ...

(Source: LaRosa’s Pizzeria’s Facebook)

Kings Island to offer food for $1

Kings Island will offer a tasty deal Labor Day weekend.The amusement park at 6300 Kings Island Drive in Mason plans to sell blue ice cream, cotton candy, scooped lemonade, watermelon slices and slices of LaRosa’s Pizzeria pizza for $1 each Aug. 30 to Sept.1.“Dollar Days is becoming an annual tradition ...

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 ...

Aleta’s Cafe dining area. Submitted photo

Aleta’s Cafe is Yellow Springs’ newest restaurant

The newest restaurant in Yellow Springs is Aleta’s Cafe, which moved into a building at 309 Xenia Ave. that formerly housed the Yellow Springs Arts Council, near a new hotel that is coming to the village. The restaurant is the brainchild of Matthew Willis and Gregg Pastorelle, a graduate of ...

The new beer cave at Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill (Submitted photo)

Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill now open in Clayton

A restaurant affiliated with a wine and beer shop is poised to expand its hours to include lunch service. Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill — previously known as Splash! Tasting Room — is located in the former Caffe Anticoli space at 8268 N. Main St. (Ohio 48) in Clayton. The business ...

Hickory River Smokehouse in Tipp City offers Texas-style barbecue in the form of sandwiches, plates and combo platters. The restaurant, easily accessible off Interstate 75, offers dine-in, carryout, drive-through and catering services. (MICHELLE FONG/STAFF)

Local BBQ restaurant captures 1st place at Ohio State Fair

The Hickory River Smokehouse barbecue restaurant in Tipp City captured the first-place “Grand Champion” designation for “best pulled pork” in the recently completed Ohio State Fair Pork “Rib-Off” Competition.Hickory River was judged the best of seven restaurants from around the state that competed in the pulled-pork category. There were no ...

300-seat restaurant coming to Englewood

The Dayton-based El Toro Mexican chain will open its 12th restaurant in the region this fall in the former Tumbleweed steakhouse at 9190 N. Main St. in Englewood, El Toro CEO Samuel M. Munoz said this morning.El Toro officials have leased the 6,869-square-foot building and hope to open a new ...

Some of the baked goods at the original Boosalis Baking & Cafe. The business has relocated to Cross Pointe Center.

New Centerville bakery opens today

The relocated Boosalis Baking and Cafe opens today in the Cross Pointe Center. The bakery opened in 2008 on Ohio 741 in Miami Twp. and operated there until earlier this summer. Its new location is 175 E. Alex Bell Road, in an out-building adjacent to a Woodcraft store and across ...

This is the Chicken Shawarma plate served with Mediterranean rice, pita bread, shish (garlic) sauce and a side of shish fries (feta cheese, olive oil and parsley) at Shish Wraps in Dayton. ($6.99) MICHELLE FONG/STAFF

High-quality Mediterranean food, low price

It’s fast. It’s casual. It’s affordable. It’s filling. It’s delicious. Looking for a quick — but different — lunch, we recently stopped by Shish Wraps Mediterranean Grille on Brown Street across from the University of Dayton’s campus. Step inside, and you’ll find a cozy atmosphere with a modern, industrial design ...

The Deli’s mini Railman sandwiches with pastrami, salami, turkey, bacon, brown mustard and cheddar cheese. Full-size sanwiches will be served during Restaurant Week. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

Where to eat for Dayton Restaurant Week

Rejoice! It is Dayton food week. The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s Summer Restaurant Week jump started Wednesday night during a sneak peek showcasing menu items from more than 10 restaurants participating in the week-long special promotion. Summer Restaurant Week kicks off today at participating restaurants (see partial list below) and ...

Taco Bell’s demolish-rebuild project to add 20 jobs

Taco Bell plans to start demolition of its restaurant at 1000 Brown St. after Labor Day, with a goal of opening its newly built successor by Christmas, a spokeswoman for Taco Bell said.The new restaurant is Taco Bell’s latest design, spokeswoman Alexxis Cardenas said, and will boost seating by 20. ...

New prototype KFC going up in Miamisburg

A new prototype KFC restaurant is under construction at 253 N. Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) at Mall Woods Drive north of the Dayton Mall, according to Miamisburg city officials.The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will accommodate 63 diners and will have a drive-through window, Miamisburg City Planner Jo Scott said.The new restaurant replaces ...

McAlister's Deli not only offers many different sandwiches, but also has an array of potato 'spuds,' salads, and toppings.

Deli chain poised to make Dayton-area debut

The first Dayton-area McAlister’s Deli is projected to open in September at 3310 Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek, the deli’s franchise owners said this morning. The region’s second McAlister’s Deli will follow at Miller Lane in Butler Twp., but the franchise owners are putting on hold their initial plans to move ...

Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill in Vandalia offers 40 different beers on tap. Try the Original Sin Cherry Cider while you can. CONNIE POST/PHOTO

Hunker down at Bunkers during Restaurant Week

Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill in Vandalia is one of more than 50 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, going on now through Aug. 2, 2014. Deals include three courses, priced from $20.14, $25.14 or $30.14. Your Dining Divas took a trip to Vandalia to discover a welcoming, family friendly sports ...

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