Foodies are marking their calendars for Saturday, July 24th, for something they thought would never happen. That is the day where Voltzys Hamburgers make their triumphant return at Dayton’s Garlic Festival.
As many of you know, restrauteur Rick Volz passed away earlier this year seemingly bringing an end to 30 year career of serving up some of Dayton’s freshest burgers with side of sarcasm. The run was over, so we thought … but former manager of Voltzy’s has other ideas. Sammy Bowman has decided to keep his legacy alive. She is planning on continuing the business, and the first step is a rebirth at Dayton’s Garlic Festival at Carroll Hgh School on Saturday July 24th, frm 1pm -10pm.
Voltzys new owners will be on hand as a food vendor serving up those sliders topped with grilled onions, cheese and sweet heat mustard. There will even be a garlic option! Sure you can deviate from the toppings, but you might get scolded ! The new staff will be grilling burgers on Rick Volz’s old catering grill !
WHO ARE THE NEW OWNERS ?
For years Sammy Bowman worked as the “right hand girl” at Voltzys, as his assistant. From orders to cashier, and food prep to customer service, Sammy helped in every aspect of the business. As Rick became ill, she helped him the last few years in every aspect of his health struggles. Dozens of doctors and hospital visits, years working with Rick, left Sammy with a desire to carry on. Things are tight lipped about what will happen with the negotiations of the current location in Moraine which remains closed, or if they will be moving. One thing is for sure, if this event goes well, you can expect more bookings of private events and festivals. It looks like the road back will be one step at a time, and Sammy is taking the leap of faith with pride. She knows “Voltzy” would be happy to know they are carrying on his tradition of good food. We agree….
About Garlic Fest
SATURDAY JULY 24th
CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL
4524 LINDEN AVE, DAYTON 45432
Live Bands, Beer, 15 Food Vendors
Cooking Demos, Dunk Tank, Garlic Hall of Fame
Beginner Bocce Tournament, Craft Vendors
$100 Garlic Eating Contest, Gambling/Casino
Indoor air conditioned, and outdoor seating