Archer’s Tavern in Centerville will be celebrating their 12th anniversary starting this Saturday!
Co-Owner Dan Apolito says they created the week long celebration filled with special events and drink specials after they survived their first year in business as a thank you to all who supported them. He shared that he still has 4 of the original crew from 2010 working at the restaurant. And while the menu has changed through out the years, surprisingly their top selling items have remained consistent over the years:
The birthday festivities start this Saturday at 2pm with a Crawfish Boil!
Archer’s Tavern Centerville
9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike,
Centerville, OH 45458
Mon-Thurs 11:00am – 10:30pm
Fri-Sat9:00am – Midnight
Sunday9:00am – 10:00pm
Visit their sister restaurant at 2030 E Dorothy Lane in Kettering
As a thank you to the community for ten years of support at this location and to introduce you to their newly added morning hours, Archer’s Tavern at 9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike in Centerville will be offering a FREE breakfast from 7am – 11am on Monday, July 13th through Friday July 17th.
We just checked with the GM Johnny, he says there’s no catch, the only stipulations are you need to make reservations at (937) 401-1015 and the offer is for dine in breakfast only. Here’s then menu so you can plan your meal.
It was a historic afternoon at the Centerville Archers. The sun was shining, the judges were sweating and swigging beer in between chili samples. Fourteen amateur chefs battled it out for $250 and a chance to have their chili on Archer’s Menu for a year.
Let us tell you the winning chili was amazing. It was historic because for the first time a non-traditional chili won the event.
YES ! A White Chicken Chili made by Misty Hendrix blew away the judges,and took home the championship.
Judges included Sallie Taylor from Living Dayton TV, Chip Cassano CEO Cassano’s Pizza, Andy Harmon NFL veteran from Philadelphia Eagles, The Big Ragu from Food Adventures blog, Joel Poelking, owner of Poelking Lanes South and more!
One at a time, fourteen contestants presented their chili – judged on appearance, texture, taste and sellability. The judges were armed with spoons, bowls, papers and pens. Notes were made, beers were drank, numbers were crunched. Then the top 3 chili’s went to a final decision by the Archer’s Owners vote….
The winner, Misty Hendrix and her chicken chili won $250. It was the best chicken chili that the Big Ragu has ever tried. Her secret ingredient to the creamy, tasty chili is …. a dollop of cream cheese cooked right in.
In the next couple of weeks, the chili will be available at Archer’s Restaurants. This is just reason #214 to go their for lunch or dinner.
FYI, The Big Ragu was one judge with input. He ranked the chili’s 1 through 14 and his top 4 were :
Chili #6 by Jim Weaver
Chili #1 by Hansgren
Chili #10 by Misty Hendrix
Chili #2 by Clouse
Thanks to Dan Apolito and Mike Fullenkamp for running a spectacular party and cookoff. The staff at Archers worked their butt off to serve, clean and make the experience priceless.
THANK YOU ARCHERS ! CONGRATULATIONS MISTY HENDRIX!
Check out the winning Chicken Chili recipe, available soon at Archer’s Tavern.
Today the chefs at Archer’s have confirmed a final menu for the event.
“CORKS and FORKS”
4 COURSES, 4 WINE PAIRINGS Just $40
(Menu subject to change)
THURSDAY MARCH 29th 6:30pm
ARCHERS KETTERING, 2030 E. Dorothy Ln, Kettering
BANGING SHRIMP and SPINACH DIP – Made with 3 cheeses
BEEF TENDERLOIN: – Served with a wild mushroom red wine sauce, on a bed of mashed potatoes.
(possible Salmon option for those who do not like steak)
APPLE CRUNCH CAKE – Apple Pie topped with brown sugar, yellow cake, and mixed nuts.
(Key Lime pie option for those with nut allergy)
Wine pairing information to be announced later..
Again, seating is limited and once seats are gone, they are GONE !
“CORKS AND FORKS”
THURSDAY APRIL 19th 6:30pm
ARCHERS KETTERING, 2030 E. Dorothy Ln, Kettering
Sometimes Food Adventures happen by the glass…
We have some big news in the world of beer, and we do mean WORLD. It is happening right here in Dayton, Ohio on October 26th.
A world-renowned German Brewery, Brauhaus Riegele, is introducing 2 of there beers into the United States. Riegele Brewing Company, The 2017 International Craft Brewer of the Year has chosen ARCHER’S TAVERN in KETTERING and CENTERVILLE as the VERY FIRST RESTAURANTS in the UNITED STATES to serve two of their beers.
These two beers are:
1) AUGSBURGER HERREN PILS:
The brewing process guarantees the delicate freshness of this premium pilsener, which is unparalleled. Delightfully hoppy and flowery, it has a wonderful aroma. It is tingling and balanced while being lean, soft and drinkable without any bitterness.
2)RIEGELE AECHTES DUNKEL:
A shiny dark craft lager, this one is a real and rare Bavarian specialty. In Germany it is one of the most sought after of the dark German styles, Aechtes “Genuine” Dunkel has built a reputation on years of craft brewing with only the finest and rare double-toasted Bavarian malts. This elaborate procedure guarantees the balanced, roasted, and aromatic taste. The beer is unpasteurized, dark, and real.
Both beers will be tapped on
Thursday October 26th,
6pm at Archer’s Kettering – 2030 East Dorothy Lane
Thursday October 26th,
7pm at Archer’s Centerville – 9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike
David Klass, CEO of Luxe Brands and importer of Riegele, will be on hand at both restaurants for the tappings.
Archer’s Tavern has always been known as a fantastic spot to get Ohio beers, and beers from around the United States. Now they make an international mark too.
Food Adventures will be on hand at the Kettering location and hope to see some familiar faces.
As always, both restaurants will be serving up their signature affordable tavern fare, with attentive service. If you feel a nice burger, wings or pizza in our future.. that’s just the start of the full menu they offer for the whole family.
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A year ago I would have told you that I don’t even like Reubens or Melts at all. Generally I do not like rye bread. I have never ordered corned-beef on purpose and swiss cheese ranks nearly last on my list of preferred cheeses. However, a year ago, without reason I ordered the Reuben over lunch. It wasn’t bad. Since that day I’ve been searching for Dayton’s best!
During this time I’ve come to love this sandwich and this is where you can find the best of the best.
The Reuben is a melt by definition and a modern deli staple. Having worked in a deli in college I was no stranger to the sandwich but it seemed to be stacked against my preferred taste. The Rye, Russian/Thousand Island dressing, corned beef and kraut all work together, each ingredient made better as part of the whole.
Before I give you my list, let me tell you where not to stop. Stay clear of the chain delis. I have been to both Schlotsky’s and Subway as a point of comparison. There are too many great restaurants in Dayton creating these works of art from scratch to settle for a $4.99 fast food version. Do yourself a favor and hit one of these spots I’ve visited for you.
6) Archer’s Tavern in Kettering and Centerville does it all. I love their wings, my kids love the burgers, but their Reuben deserves some consideration. Nicely sliced corned beef, generous sauerkraut and lots of cheese made theirs a real contender. Their sauce wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was grilled perfectly making the sliced Rye a bit crunchy the way I like. Get the fries. They are double fried, fresh cut, a nice addition to this sandwich. The grilled Reuben and fries are just a bit over $8.00.
5) The most expensive on my list and with the best dressing is Christopher’s in Kettering. Christopher’s is often overlooked on Dayton food lists and their Reuben stands out like the restaurant itself. They start with great Rye bread toasted perfectly, with a homemade dressing and plenty of kraut atop of the sliced corned beef. I asked for extra dressing for my chips and that was no mistake. Go ahead and get the half sandwich. The full size was 3 napkins big and I needed a nap back at work 2 hours later. The half sandwich is plenty and easier on the wallet. The half is $5.95, whole sandwich is $9.95 and stick with chips and extra dressing for dipping.
4) Zinks Meats and Fine Wine in Centerville makes their own Corned Beef and slices it in house. They cook the sliced beef and cheese on the flattop before assembling the sandwich. A thick toasted marble rye held the 1/3 pound of beef and supported the saurekraut well. No complaints. Zinks had the right amount of dressing and the cheese melted a got that nice cheese crust on the edges, giving the sandwich additional texture. The meat didn’t fall apart and came with full flavor and chew. With chips and pickle, you are in for $8.99. Knowing that beef and dressing is made in house, makes it worth the price.
3) The Dublin Pub. The Irish know corned beef and Dub Pub delivers a couple of versions of the Reuben. I stick with the original with extra dressing for my fries. The Dub Pub has more of a shaved slice to their beef which ensures every bite is easy and tender. The Pub offers an Uptown version of their Reuben that adds cole slaw and pastrami to an already hearty sandwich. At 8.99 with fries, this Reuben is a great lunch, grab a Guinness while you are there, call the boss, you’re gonna be late getting back to the office.
2) FlyBoy’s Deli. Contrary to popular belief, the Reuben is not a New York Deli original. Folklore suggests that the Reuben originated in Kansas City. FlyBoy’s doesn’t care about folklore and makes a sandwich tough enough for NYC. The Rye bread holds up after being buttered and crisped in a Panini press. The Corned Beef is tasty and tender like you’d expect from a big city deli. It’s a big sandwich and worth every penny. $7.99 and I would recommend the New York potato salad as a side.
1) DiSalvo’s Deli. Ronnie Disalvo is doing something right. I’ve had the Reuben two ways and both were tops. Order it with Pastrami or Corned Beef. Get there early for lunch, the corned beef goes fast. Secret to their success? It’s the butter and grill press they used to really get a great crust on the bread while melting the swiss to perfection. The corned beef is prepared in house and the Rye is the best in town. Grab the Reuben, a deli side and a Coke and you are out the door for $10.00.
Where am I headed next for a Reuben? Great question. Two stops are in my near future. Tanks on Wayne, famous for breakfast, chili and burgers is rumored to have a Reuben worth writing about. Corner Kitchen has also rolled out a Reuben that has a spicy slaw in place of Kraut and a fried egg. That is moving the Reuben to another level.
You’ve seen my list, now you tell us Dayton, where do you go for the perfect Reuben?
The highly successful Archer’s Tavern in Centerville, hits its fifth anniversary this week. Each day they will have something special going on , so it is a great time to get to one of the area’s best restaurants. Big Ragu and the Food Adventures crew will be on hand for these events, especially the Crawfish Boil on Saturday!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Disco theme this year as ARCHER’S is “Stayin’ Alive at Year Number FIVE!”
— Guest Appreciation all week ! Bar drinks are 1/2 off from 11am -9pm Monday June 22nd – Friday June 26th.
— WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th – Great Lakes Brewery Tapping of 4 different kegs, and entree special pairings for each beer !
— THURSDAY JUNE 25th is a Margaritaville Party complete with a Tiki Bar on our patio!!
— FRIDAY JUNE 26th is disco theme night, John Travolta style in his Saturday Night Fever days with a “Stayin Alive” party
— SATURDAY JUNE 27th 9pm, live music on the patio with Caroline Schoeffler and Nate Berry, along with Wretched Few member Tim Clendenin
— SUNDAY JUNE 28th is a Pajama Party with Bloody Mary’
— ALL YOU CAN EAT LOUISANA CRAWFISH BOIL – SATURDAY JUNE 27th at ARCHER’S. Join the Food Adventures crew for one hell of a boil! Starting at noon there will be a lot of shuckin, suckin and beer guzzlin’ going on. Corn, potatoes, Andouille sausage, onions, and of course, SPICY, LOUISIANA CRAWFISH ! We love all u can eat – no rules, just eat…
Don’t miss this week’s events at Archer’s Tavern in Centerville. We cant think of a better way to celebrate 5 years than with great food and drink.
Celebrate food all year long with The Food Adventures Crew on Facebook by “liking us HERE. Chef House, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu will continue to bring you the best of Dayton foodwise , week after week, right here on Dayton Most Metro !
As the weather turns colder, nothing warms the soul like a good bowl of soup. Our DaytonMostMetro Food Adventures crew, Chef House, The King, Hungry Jax and The Big Ragu, have compiled our list of Dayton’s Best Soups. From the first steaming spoonful, to that little bit of liquid left in the bottom, these are the best bowls of chow that the Miami Valley has to offer. So, all you serious foodies sit back, get some crackers if need be, and check out our list of MUST EAT soups.
In no particular order, here they are…
DAYTON’S TOP 25 SOUPS
1) THE JUMBALAYA at BUCKIN’ DONKEY GRILLE: For 15 years, owner Sean McKown has perfected his Jumbalaya recipe. He tested it on friends and family, and the end product is a culmination of those efforts. The result is a masterpiece in a cup. Filled with sausage and seafood, it has just the right amount of tangy flavor and heat. We squirt some hot sauce on this bad boy and go to town..
2) CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP from FRESCO: Homemade chicken broth from scratch. Fall off the bone chicken pieces, vegetables tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream on top. This is one of those moments where you lose yourself in a heavenly bliss. This is the best chicken tortilla soup we have ever eaten, made by the best chef in Dayton, Jenn DiSanto. This soup is Chef House’s favorite !
3) SALMON BISQUE at SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD: Creamy, with fresh salmon chunks, this rich soup is a crowd pleaser. We can’t think of a better soup on a crisp cold day. The fresh thyme, dill and other spices, finish the flavor, making this soup one of our favorites. We already are in love with many of Sweeney’s appetizers, now we have another gem added to the list.
4) THE LOBSTER BISQUE from DELI at WEBSTER ST. & TOP OF THE MARKET: Served piping hot in a generous bowl, we were blown away by the lobster flavor balance with the creaminess of the bisque. The soup is absolutely delicious, and very filling. Congrats to the Deli on Webster & Top of the Market for staying true to the elegance of this soup,yet putting a hearty, delicious spin on it. This is one of The Big Ragu’s favorites !
5) THE SHRIMP and PORK SOUP at LINH’s BISTRO: Welcome to the enormous bowl world of the “Pho Soups” offered at Linh’s Bistro. This meal sized soup contains broth, shaved pork and pieces of shrimp. Sure you can get it with clear rice noodles, but we prefer this Vietnamese soup with the egg noodle option (#34 on the menu). Vegetables and scallions also line the bowl, but that’s not all. The soup is served with a side plate of jalapenos, bean sprouts cilantro and lime. Hand pull some cilantro and dump the rest of the side items into the bowl. This soup defines the words Food Adventure.
6) THE CABBAGE ROLL SOUP from VOLTZY’s ROOT BEER STAND: The best soup in a root beer stand in the United States. Voltzy homemakes this stuff with cabbage, tomatoes, rice and his signature burger meat. In his words, it is so delicious, it will make you sing “Touch me in the Morning.” Cabbage rolls not your style? Then try his almost equally delicious “Cream of Vandalia Onion Soup.” Yes, Vandalia like the city.. Voltzy is nuts.
7) THE POTATO SOUP at DOUBLEDAY’S GRILL & TAVERN: In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one shines. This soup has wowed Dayton crowds for decades, and has somewhat of a cult following. Doubleday’s large menu makes this a perfect starter to a great meal. The rich, creamy flavor is a great warm up, for a snowy day.
8) THE NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO at JIMMIES LADDER 11: Hearty, rich and just the right spiciness, this soup is one of those “OMG” moments when you take a bite. Owner Jimmie Brandell is no stranger to soups, having cooked at one of the iconic “Upper Krust” locations for years. He hones his craft, and has hit the mark on this one. Order a bowl and wake up your taste buds. Goes perfect with their craft beer selections !
9) THE CHILI AT ARCHER’S TAVERN: Now here is a good story. Every year, Archer’s holds a chili cookoff, and the winning chili goes on the menu for a year. All proceeds from the contest go to the Centerville High School’s Culinary Arts Program! The result is an amazing chili and a charitable donation! The current “Woodhouse Chili” is made with fire roasted tomatoes and jalapenos. It is topped with cheese and Fritos. Probably the spiciest of the delicious soups on our list. That’s why it is “The King’s” favorite on the list.
10) THE CLAM CHOWDER AT BULLWINKLE’S: Clam Chowder at a rib place? The answer is yes, young Jedi. This soup is homemade and downright addicting. Chunks of clams in a mix of potatoes and cream sauce make this one of our “Must Eats.” Not many people know about this soup, but now you do. We are not responsible for any addictions. Make sure you start your meal here with this savory favorite.
11) THE SIZZLING RICE SOUP at NORTH CHINA: This masterpiece is actually a meal sized bowl for 2 as listed on the menu. But sometimes, we get a wild hair, and order this as a meal. Sure you can get this soup as an appetizer, but who wants to share something this good? The flavor is a perfect balance of vegetables and rice in a broth flavored with a hint of salt. In a restaurant known for their homemade soups, this one can’t be ignored. They have another mega soup that almost made our list, the “House Noodle Soup” is a must eat too!
12) CHICKEN GUMBO from DISALVO’S DELI: Another homemade soup from scratch. Perfectly carved, generous chicken pieces, line a delicately light broth. The bowl is filled with a treasure trove of vegetables and tremendous flavor. Chef Ronnie DiSalvo takes pride in his food, and this is another example of his incredible creations. It is made with love from the heart, straight to your mouth!
13) THE MUSHROOM BISQUE at CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT: Vegetarians rejoice! This Dayton soup is for you. A fresh, home made delicious recipe means a warm feeling in every spoonful. The taste of the fresh mushrooms is incredible. Christopher’s thrives on making quality, homemade soups, and this choice is the star. Check it out and pair it with one of their delicious sandwiches.
14) THE TURTLE SOUP at THE AMBER ROSE: This soup is exotic, thick and hearty. We absolutely love Amber Rose’s spin on this old school favorite. We aren’t sure how traditional it is, but it is beyond good. This is one of those things that you eat and immediately want more. Try it for yourself as an appetizer to an Eastern European meal.
15) THE WILD MUSHROOM SOUP FROM HAWTHORNE GRILL: It is pure comfort in a bowl. The soup is creamy, bold and flavorful. Hawthorne Grill puts out some great dishes, and this is one you need to get your hands on. This weather is the perfect time to try this unique, homemade item.
16) THE PICKLE SOUP from BLIND BOB’S: Don’t be fooled by the sound of it, this is one of the best soups in Dayton. The flavor isn’t sharp, it is surprisingly level. If you like cream of broccoli soup, this is an even better spin on it. We congratulate Blind Bob’s for not only the uniqueness, but for the amazing taste. This is a great warm up right before you try one of their burger selections!
17) DUBLIN PUB’S “WORLD FAMOUS POTATO SOUP”: It must be world famous, because it is downright incredible. It is rich, filling and sinful. We suggest getting it in the Sourdough bowl and add cheese and bacon on it. We also recommend taking a nap after you eat it. This soup is Hungry Jax’s top pick!
18) CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP at CHINA COTTAGE: This is a house specialty, and we have never seen a creamy chicken soup offered at a Chinese restaurant other than here. There is good reason. No one else’s chicken soup could compare. It is a deliciously light cream soup that cleanses the pallet and readies your taste buds for those spicy dishes made from Chef Tiger Wang. This soup is definitely a Dayton Original.
19) THE GUINNESS ONION SOUP AT NICK’S RESTAURANT: Always made from scratch buy their “soup nazi.” This soup is served in a unique bowl, with a mound of cheese and few gigantic croutons. But what hit us most is the rich flavor. Hot broth dripping down your chin, as you swallow some of the gooey cheese. Take a spoonful and you will see why this restaurant is the pride of Xenia.
20) THE HOT AND SOUR SOUP at YOUNG CHOW: Yes , it made the list because it is that good. And guess what else, the price is right. We scald ourselves every time, because we cant wait to get into this soup’s shredded goodness. A perfect balance of tofu, pepper and pork, this hot and sour soup is fantastic. We looked at your fortune cookie, it says you need to go to Young Chow.
21) HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP from ALL SOUPED UP: The 2nd Street market has some tremendous food shops. In the middle of the market, “All Souped Up” is impressing the masses with creations like their Chicken Noodle Soup. Homemade noodles, pieces of delicate chicken, and a small balance of vegetables make this soup. It tastes like something your mom or grandmother would make. It is fun to take a seat at the market and enjoy this soup and get lost in the goodness.
22) THE COCONUT SOUP at SIAM PAD THAI: Another exotic choice on this list. Cherry tomatoes, lime juice and mushrooms highlight the ingredients in this soup. The tangy, light flavor make this soup the most refreshing on our list. If you have not been to Siam Pad Thai, we suggest you pair it with one of their pad thai dishes, or specialty sushi rolls. We promise you will be craving this soup in no time.
23) THE GUMBO at RUE DUMAINE: This is a no brainer. Hello, the owner/Chef Anne Kearney studied under Food Netwoork superstar, Emeril Lagasse. Needless to say, when it comes to New Orleans’ flavors, she knows what she is doing. This award winning chef has a menu unparalleled n Dayton. We have found the perfect start to a meal at Rue Dumaine.
24) THE CLAM CHOWDER at JAY’S SEAFOOD: When a soup is a Dayton icon and a Dayton staple for decades, it has to make the list. Whether you are 8 years old, or 80, people love this soup and have fond memories associated with it. The creamy broth, the chunks of fresh clams, and the perfect dash of pepper make this soup. Cracker sor not, you are in for a treat when you sit down for a cup or bowl of this deliciousness… so go for the bowl.
25) TEQUILA CHILI at LUCKY’S TAPROOM: Unique blast of flavor from the kitchen at Lucky’s. Owner Andrew Trick has developed an underground mass following of his terrific food, and this chili is a highlight on the menu. They offer a regular or vegetarian option. Recommendation: There is no better pairing on this list than the Tequila Chili and one of Lucky’s numerous craft beers. So go to Lucky’s, thumb through the beer booklet, pick one out, and thank us later.
That’s it, that’s our list ! What did we miss? Do you agree or disagree with our choices ?? Please comment below and tell us your thoughts.
Meanwhile, check out our incredible photo gallery of Dayton’s best soups, below and “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by CLICKING HERE !
Hard to believe it’s been four years since Archer’s Tavern opened their doors in Centerville. Owners Scott, Mike and Dan were inspired by historical records that indicated that in 1802, John Archer Jr. constructed a log cabin on the northeast corner of Main and Franklin Streets. It was out of this log cabin that Archer operated the “Sign of the Crossed Keys Tavern”. The records indicate that village and township political bodies conducted business and frequently met at John Archer Jr.’s. Archer also assumed the responsibility of local Postmaster, which he ran from his tavern. Not only was Archer’s a center for local business, but it was a stopping point for many out of town travelers. Legend indicates that guests of the tavern included Louis Phillip, son of the King of France, the Prince of Joinville and General William Henry Harrison, who would later become the 9th President of the United States. Although the tavern was a business center, its main purpose was to act as a gathering place for members of the community to socialize, relax and meet friends and family while enjoying a hot meal and a cold beverage. Now, now more than 200 years after John Archer Jr. established his tavern, Archer’s Tavern is celebrating it’s Fourth Anniversary as Centerville’s gathering place all week with 1/2 off the bar from 11am to 9pm and nightly themed celebrations! Join them for:
Saturday June 28th -“ANOTHER SCORE….YEAR # 4!!!” Happy Birthday Celebration Party for our 4th Amazing Year
Sunday-Funday June 29th – 4th ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL!! Beginning at noon join us for Louisiana Crawfish, ice cold beers, music on the patio by DJD Productions, and corn hole!! There will be plenty to go around this year. $30 for unlimited crawfish plus 2 beer tickets or 1 250ml of wine.
You can visit Archer’s Tavern at 9496 Dayton Lebanon Pike in Centerville. Their operating hours are:
The brewery boom that is now happening in Dayton started just a little bit earlier in Cincinnati. Rhinegeist Brewery opened in the historic Over the Rhine near Findlay Market in June of 2013. The 50,000 square foot brewery was originally built before prohibition in 1895 and was operated as part of the Moerlein Brewing company. Rhinegeist opened their doors as a 20-barrel brewhouse with four 40-barrel fermenters, and has since expanded to an annual capacity of over 10,000BBL (20,000 kegs).
The yin/yang of their brewing philosophy is hoppy/sessionable, and they aim to brew beers where “the first sip calls for the third”. Rhinegiest co-founder Bryant Goulding was the West Coast regional sales manager for Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery, and prior to that, worked for California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company. In September 2011, Goulding received a call from Bob Bonder, president of the Tazza Mia coffee house empire. Bonder, 31, met Goulding when the two worked in San Francisco. Bonder asked Goulding to visit Cincinnati to help work on the business plan for Rhinegeist. Goulding responded: “Bob, I’m not going to move to Cincinnati,” but agreed to assist. He ultimately returned to the West Coast, broke up with his girlfriend, and set in motion plans that led to his move to Ohio in 2012.
Rhinegeist Brewery recently announced that theye are expanding distribution to include the entire Dayton Ohio market. Beer drinkers throughout Dayton will be able to get their hands on the Cincinnati-made brew in local bars, restaurants, and retail locations. To celebrate the launch, Rhinegeist will be partnering with various local watering holes to throw tapping/tasting parties. Each party will include the chance to enjoy Rhinegeist beer, enter to win prizes, and even meet the brewery staff (they’re an interesting bunch, promise).
Mon,May 12- Company 7 BBQ Brew Crew Event
Wed, May 14- Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Jimmie’s Ladder 11
Thurs, May 15 – Archers Tavern Official Dayton Launch Party
Fri, May 15 – Big Brews & Blues Festival
You have driven by and seen the packed parking lot, so you know something is up. Archer’s Tavern has just surpassed its 3rd year in business and is still cookin’ right along in more ways than one. Owner’s Dan Apolito, Scott Dorsten and Mike Fullenkamp have a great formula for success. Good food, good drink, and affordable prices. The owners also immerse themselves in the community, donating to various churches, charities and youth organizations. The belief is “If you do good things for people, it will come back to you.” The menu, which is printed on newspaper, keeps customers coming back for sure.
Archer’sm, located at 9496 Dayton Lebanon Pike, is a family pub-style restaurant named after John Archer Jr. who owned Centerville’s first tavern. This nod to history is true to form with ownership’s belief in local involvement.
From Burgers and Pizzas, to Salads and Craft Beers, there is something for everyone at Archer’s Tavern. Don’t forget the special events they showcase from time to time.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Family Friendly Atmosphere with a pub feel. You could bring the kids here after a soccer game, or sit at the bar with some friends.
— Great Craft Beer selection on tap and in bottles. Archer’s partners with regional breweries for some rare, delicious selections. Their rotating selection is sure to please thirsty patrons.
— Affordable meals with most selections in the $7-$10 range. They even have a burger for under $4.
— Don’t miss their special events throughout the year. Whether it is a crawfish boil to celebrate their anniversary or a beer/menu tasting featuring Goose Island beers, these events are worth checking out. Stay tuned to their website and Facebook Page to keep up with the latest happenings. Here is EXCLUSIVE SCOOP on the next upcoming event !
****EXCLUSIVE SCOOP ! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST ! ***
Archer’s will feature a CHILI COOKOFF on Saturday, September 14th from 2pm-4pm. Do you have a winning recipe? Limited to 20 entrants, the winning person’s chili will be featured on the Archer’s menu for an entire year. There is also a cash prize of $200. To enter the contest, stop into Archers Tavern, but do it quickly as space is limited to the first 20 entrants. Food Adventures will be celebrity judges and you can be a judge too! Just show up the day of the event and pay $10 to sample the 20 chili entries and cast your vote. Join us for this FOOD ADVENTURE ! The money collected will go to the Centerville High School Culinary Student fund or the Archer’s Scholarship Fund. Again, Archer’s is giving back to the community. We love and respect that.
With so much going on in this place, we offer up our suggestions on some of the best. As with all of our Food Adventures, we have been here numerous times and tried almost everything on the menu.
If you have not yet been to Archer’s, let Big Ragu, Chef House and Hungry Jax point you in the right direction.
— THE BRANDON BURGER: This burger is a favorite. It features a fried egg and bacon all on top of a fresh Zink’s Meat Market Burger. It is quite simply one of the best burgers in town.
— ARCHER’S ALE: An ESB (Extra Special Bitter), that is an original craft beer. A quality brew to be appreciated by the beer connoisseur in you. Smooth and easy, this is an enjoyable drink for those ESB lovers.
— CITRUS CHICKEN SALAD – Grilled chicken on a bed of fresh greens, mixed with a balsamic dressing. Other toppings include mandarin oranges, cranberries, bleu cheese crumbles and almonds. A healthy and tasty alternative!
— THE MARGHERITA PIZZA: Fresh Mozzarella and a smooth tomato sauce is the key to this pizza. Fresh basil leaves and Roma tomatoes top off this vegetarian pie nicely.
— THE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK: A heaping sandwich filled with meat, peppers and melted provolone cheese. You can also request cheese whiz on this monster. We say, go for it. This is how they do it in Philadelphia. Your choice of ribeye steak or chicken for the meat.
— THE STICKY BURGER: A burger with peanut butter on it? YES! The result is a unique taste, reminiscent of a Thai Peanut Sauce. This burger is the Big Ragu’s Favorite. It also comes with bacon and smoked pepper jack cheese. This is a curiously good burger that you won’t soon forget.
— CRAZY UNCLE JESTER’S HOT SAUCE: Archer’s is partnered with a local hot sauce maker that really lights things up. Make sure and ask your waitress to bring out some different flavored bottles of Crazy Uncle Jester’s Hot Sauce. Add it to some wings, chili or whatever you want to pack a wallop of flavor. Good stuff here, some of it isn’t for the squeamish.
Finally, this article would be incomplete if we didn’t talk about the servers. Our many experiences have shown us that this friendly staff cares about the customers and shows commitment in offering good service. The management instills this belief from the top down. If you love decent prices for good food, then give Archer’s Tavern a shot. This place is about relaxing in a fun eatery. Our advice is, scan the beer selection, order a burger or one of our ‘must eats’ and then… enjoy. In this Food Adventure, you can be sure that Archer’s will hit the bullseye !
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It’s long been known that Dayton offers an array of wine tastings that rival towns twice our size, but in the last few months our local taverns have really been stepping up the craft brews they offer.
Here’s a quick round up so you can taste your way across town- be sure to click on the link for more detailed information on each event.
5-7pm Abita Beer Tasting at Rue Dumaine
7pm – Mike Scwartz from Belmont Party Supply hosts the monthly Trolley Tasting
9 beers and munchies just $20- arrive early this sells out!
5pm – Archer’s Tavern taps a new craft beer each Wed night
6:30pm Goose Island Beer Dinner at Dorothy Lane Springboro
7pm Dogfish Head’s Hellbound On My Ale Tapping at Spinoza’s
7pm La Tappe Isid’or Tapping at Chappy’s
5-7pm Arrow Wine Centerville‘s Weekly Beer Tasting
There will be more posted as the week goes on, so be sure and check back. Did you know you can choose the Dayton On Tap header under DatyonDining and you’ll get a weekly listing of beer tastings around town that’s constantly being updated located on the right column! And if you know of a place that serves up some great beers, add it below in the comments! Cheers!
Whenever I hear talk about martini’s Sean Connery’s voice pops into my head in his most quoted James Bond line “shaken not stirred.” And while mixologists worldwide will continue to debate debate shaken versus stirred, gin versus vodka, I’d much rather just drink a martini. Archer’s Tavern (9496 Dayton Lebanaon Pike in Centerville) will give us all a chance to sip on a cocktail as they debut 8 new Buckeye Vodka Martini’s this Tuesday night. From 6-8pm you are invited to join Buckeye CEO Jim Finke for a tasting of flavored martini’s for $3 each. Or if you prefer your vodka with tonic, those will be just $2.50. Since it’s April debut this Dayton distilled vodka has been making quite a splash across the state. If you haven’t already tried it, this will be a great chance to do your own taste test.
But back to the Shaken Vs. Stirred Debate.
- Shake your Vodka Martini
Why: For a vodka martini to be good it needs to be cold. Very Cold! Therefore, shaking a vodka martini makes it colder.
- Stir your Gin martini:
A gin, or traditional, martini benefits by being smooth and one can enjoy the delicate flavors of the individual gin.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT
From the the British Medical Journal (on-line edition)
“Shaken martinis may enhance the antioxidant effects of alcohol, making them healthier than the stirred variety!”