A new fall menu debuts today at Lucky Star Brewery in Miamisburg. Pictured below are a few of the new highlights:
219 S 2nd Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
A new fall menu debuts today at Lucky Star Brewery in Miamisburg. Pictured below are a few of the new highlights:
219 S 2nd Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Watermark Restaurant is getting a patio! This Miamisburg restaurant that opened in 2017 is adding a massive patio, owner Eric Walusis says the patio will seat up to 120 people and they plan to host live music outside, sometime in June.
In addition, they will also be opening a Tiki Bar which will share the patio and is being opened in the building next door. This historic 200 year old building was the original school house in Miamisburg. Walusis explains the feel of this bar, being called Backwater Voodoo will invoke a laid back atmosphere with a New Orleans theme that will be played out in the menu and cocktails. Backwater Voodoo will open later this summer.
20 S 1st Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Tuesday- Thursday 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday 5-10pm
Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm
There is something for everyone in the city of Miamisburg. Food and drinks, shopping, outdoor activities, beautiful riverfront scenery, and a cold war secret or two.
Foodies – Start with coffee and breakfast at Curious Styles and Coffee Shop or Bear Creek Donuts. Bear Creek has earned 5 stars for their delicious donuts and pastries. Don’t stop at just a donut – try the donut cake or a glazed pretzel. Grab lunch at Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro, or the world famous Hamburger Wagon. When you stay for dinner make your way to Ron’s Pizza Tavern & Patio for family-friendly options. For fine dining, make reservations at the Watermark and enjoy craft cocktails and mouth-watering meat, seafood and vegan dishes.
Cyclists – You will love the ease of parking at the Riverfront Park. It is the perfect place to start and end a trip on the bike trail. You can choose a short or long trip and cycle for miles and miles in either direction going north to West Carrollton and beyond, or south to Franklin. At the park there is a bike fix it station with everything you need to make sure your bike is in top shape. But if it needs some work – stop by Whitman’s Bike Way Bike Shop for a tune up (or how about a new ride?!).
River lovers – If you are looking to spend a day on the water – Miamisburg is perfect for that too. There is an easy to access kayak ramp at the Case Landing access point near the Linden Avenue bridge. If you want a short trip, take out at Rice Field.
Shoppers – There is plenty to smile about when you explore the shops along Main Street. M and Co. is a lively and creative specialty shop showcasing home accessories, gift merchandise and women’s accessories. Art lovers can find a new painting or take an art class at the Miamisburg Art Gallery. Or head right to Grandpa Jo’s Candy Shop to fill up at the candy buffet.
Explorers – Spend time at the Mound Cold War Discovery Center and climb to the top of the neighboring Adena Mound earthwork. Discover the scientific work of the Mound Laboratory. It is so top secret that some remains classified to this day. Named for the neighboring Adena Mound—one of the two largest conical mounds in eastern North America—this government facility revolutionized Cold War, Nuclear Age, and Space Race history. The Mound earthwork is one of the two largest conical mounds in eastern North America. Experts suggest the Adena culture built the earthwork between 800 B.C. and A.D. 100.
Craft Beer and Wine lovers – there is not one – but two – great craft breweries in Miamisburg: Lucky Star Brewery and Star City Brewing. Wine drinkers can have their fun too at A Taste of Wine. All three places are known for having great local musical talent.
Stay Overnight – And if you want to spend the night after your long, fun, day – stay at the English Manor Bed and Breakfast – a beautiful 1920’s Tudor mansion located on a tree-lined street in the heart of quiet Miamisburg. You’ll love the relaxed elegance of this stately home, which is graced with red oak polished floors, leaded and stained glass windows and Rookwood fireplaces. Every room is appointed with antiques and period furnishings, and a sweeping staircase leads up to spacious bedrooms and baths.
Once you visit, you will understand why Miamisburg is the Star City of the Riverway.
There’s a new breakfast joint in Miamisburg. Rye Toast opened quietly last week at 1015 S. Main Street, in the building that formerly housed Star City BBQ. Chef Tom Tiner and his wife Connie bought the building and after years of working in corporate kitchens, they finally have their own place. He said he’d driven by it many times and when the BBQ joint closed in September of 2018 he had called the owner and chatted with him. As the pandemic changed things, he kept thinking about it, and finally made the decision to become his own boss.
In explaining the logo, Chef Tiner shared that it pays homage to his late father, highlighting his initials R and T. His dad was a marine then served as a sheriff in Waco, Texas who loved to paint. The green behind Rye Toast represents a roller brush, while the circle around the initials is done with a brush. The 1820 was his father’s call tag used over the radio for police business.
They’ll be serving up breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday and this past Sat I had a chance to dine with them. I ordered the 1/2 portion of biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon or sausage for just 7.25. The biscuits were fluffy and buttery, the gravy was definitely home made. Chef Tiner explained if they can make it in house, they will, with the exception of their breads, which will be supplied by Klosterman Bakery.
Chef Tiner’s background in senior living facilities and hospitals had him adhering to menu’s created by dietitian’s and corporate chefs, so the freedom to create his own menu’s is one of the best things about having his own place. But he did add that he was able to hire one of his former cooks DeLonda, he’d worked with her for 5 years and having an employee he knows and trusts is a huge asset. He hopes to eventually have a second location she can manage.
The breakfast menu:
Rye Toast Lunch Menu:
Chef Tiner expects to add a few more classics to the lunch menu over time including a hot pastramia and a Russian sandwich. He’d also like to do some parking lot parties, growing up in Texas he says he makes a mean BBQ and he knows his way around a Carolina pig picking and could even see come clam bakes in the future. But in the meantime, head on out to Rye Toast and tell them DaytonDining sent you!
1015 S. Main Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(While the new signs have been ordered since January, Covid 19 has delayed them, so look for the Star City BBQ sign to identify the location)
The Joo family has been working on an exciting new business venture in downtown Miamisburg: Entropy Brew Co.
It is a multi-generational focused restaurant/brew pub located in the Historic Suttman Building at the heart of downtown Miamisburg across the street from the Plaza Movie Theatre and a block from Miamisburg’s outdoor concert area and bike path. The plan is to offer a full southwest style menu and house brewed craft beer in the evenings and serve coffee and a light breakfast in the mornings.
Eric Joo has been consumed with the planning and redevelopment of the Suttman Building for some time now and the exterior renovations have begun. His son, Jordan and his wife Brianna approached him with a GREAT IDEA for the building – Entropy Brew Co.
The location and atmosphere are perfect. The large indoor seating area will include a full-service bar and kitchen. The brewing equipment will be set in the basement rising above the first floor for all to see. They will also have a huge outdoor patio and a “Speakeasy” event space in the basement with its own entrance… AND dedicated space for an indoor playground!
With the assistance of some industry leaders, Jordan has written a substantial business plan to create a place like none other. The place you swing by to grab your morning coffee to-go. The place where you use the WiFi to get work done. The place you meet a friend and let the kids play. The place you grab lunch with your parents or business partners. The place your small group meets. The place your family goes where the kids aren’t asking for your phone. The place you can go on date night – whether you have a sitter or not.
Jordan and Brianna need some financial support to make this dream a reality. If you’d like to help, please consider contributing here: https://rb.gy/ue8b85. The projected opening date is Fall 2021.
To see more pictures/plans/details and menu, visit https://www.entropybrewco.com/
On Feb. 20, 1818, four men from Pennsylvania — Emanuel Gebhart, Jacob Kercher, Dr. John Treon and Dr. Peter Treon — offered for sale at public auction 90 lots in a new town by the name of Miamisburg. Situated on the left bank of the Miami River, the plat was divided into square lots containing one-fifth of an acre. he name Miamisburg was derived from the Miami Native American tribe that resided there, combining “Miamis” with “burg,” which denotes a borough or town.
By 1832, the unincorporated community had become a village and achieved City status about 100 years later.
Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro was started in 1986, and quickly became known as one of the Miami Valley’s “hot spots” to get great food, or just to hang out relax and grab a drink with good friends.
22 cents. Thats all movie lovers had to pay to see a movie at the Plaza Theatre when it opened on December 25th 1919 The Weaver brothers believed “if they build it the people would come” It would feature clear projection, new movies, a Wurlitzer organ, and almost 700 seats. The Theatre remained a community icon for 50 years until 1968 when televisions and other commercial factors began competing with Theatre goers. The Theatre became a western retail store in 1968 which closed in 2002; the Theatre stood vacant from 2002 until it was beautifully restored. The Plaza Theatre is well known as the place for many first dates. Check out the story behind these locals and committee members in the videos below. The Plaza Theatre reopened on Christmas Day of 2015, thanks to the efforts of the non-profit organization passionate about revitalizing the unique downtown Miamisburg.
Grandpa Joe’s is filled wall to wall (to ceiling!) with every candy you can imagine, as well as hundreds of glass bottle soda pops and novelty gift items. Need a gift for someone who’s difficult to buy for? Look no further than Grandpa Joe’s! Their passionate and knowledgeable staff is made up entirely of candy experts/historians/lovers, so when you come looking for “that one candy you used to get as a child,” we guarantee we’ll figure it out (or die trying).
This little courtyard is a perfect spot to enjoy a beverage from A Taste of Wine with some sweets from local bakery Amy Cakes.
No matter where you go in Miamisburg, you’ll be welcomed!
In it’s first Ohio location, the Stacked Pickle chain softly opened its doors this weekend on Springboro Pike, in a spot that formerly hosted Roosters. This is the 10th location for owner Gary Brackett, by former Indianapolis Colts football player and Super Bowl Champion, who’s a hands on operator that started the chain in 2010. Upon our arrival we realized the interior was pretty much exactly the same, but freshly painted and much cleaner. Sports team flags and tv’s decorate the dining room, with an assortment of booths, tables and high-top tables surrounding the bar.
Once seated we were greeted by a delightful server, Kia (like the car-she shared). Her enthusiasm for making sure we had a great experience was refreshing and she steered us to the sampler platter to start our meal. This gave us a taste of the wings (we choose boneless with a spicy asian sauce) , fried pickles, onion rings and mac and cheese bites, served with ranch, bleu cheese and horseradish sauce.
The menu offers a pretty wide variety of stacked burgers, flatbreads, sandwiches, wraps, salads, rice bowls, tacos, fish and chips and a chicken pasta dish. All sandwiches are served with fries and you have the option to make your sandwich gluten free by requesting a Udi’s gluten free bun. You can add wings to any meal for $2.99. Sauce options for wings include Hot, Hot BBQ, Spicy Asian, Spicy Honey Garlic, Sweet Habanero, Medium, Kentucky Bourbon, Teriyaki, BBQ Sauce. They serve coke products, had a decent beer list- both bottles and on tap. Liquor was not available yet, but should be very soon.
I chose the gluten-free grilled shrimp bowl with jasmine rice, veggies and a spicy honey garlic sauce.
My dining companion ordered the Firecracker Shrimp Wedge- an iceberg wedge, fried shrimp tossed in spicy aioli, ranch, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes, bacon, red onion, scallions, hold the onions.
Dessert options available are monster cookie pie, cheesecake, peanut butter silk pie and the brownie sundae which we choose with 2 spoons to share.
Overall we felt the food was good, there was a great energy and buzz in the dining room and our service was excellent. We spent $50 for 2 and walked away stuffed! We predict the Indianapolis based chain will have a big success with their first Ohio location.
103 North Springboro Pike
Miamisburg, OH 45449
Sunday- Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 am
One of Dayton’s largest Cornhole Tournaments will begin at NOON, June 8th at the Rock N Green Tomato Festival. Sign in starts at 11:30am at RIVERFRONT PARK in Downtown Miamisburg, near the stage. The park is located behind Ron’s Pizza Tavern
The grand prize is $250 in cold, hard, cash.
Cost to enter is $20 per team in advance (payment and form must be received by May 31st)
Entry cost is $30 the day of the tournament and everyone has a shot at the money.
Think you have the bean bag throwing skills it takes?
Players can enjoy live music during the tournament and Food, and Craft Vendors will be on hand
Fun for the whole family as the itinerary will include
-Kids Bouncy House
-Green Draft Beer at Ron’s Pizza Tavern
-Hamburger Wagon’s Burger Eating Contest
-Hula Hoop Contest
-Pie Baking Contest
The Rock N Green Tomato Festival hopes to see all you cornholers at the tourney on June 8th, 2019. They will bring the bean bags and boards, you bring the talent !!
We have found our first 2019 hidden food gem, Rivertown Chili in Miamisburg. This restaurant is a true family run organization, with a dad and his 2 sons on staff, and recipes passed down from a 3rd generation.
Owner Brian Walusis may sound familiar. His brother Eric id married to Chef Maria and they runWatermark Restaurant nearby. He has another family member who owns the critically acclaimed chocolate shop in Oakwood called Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier. But Brian’s bread and butter is a chili place, that also specializes in comfort breakfast foods.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on RIVERTOWN CHILI:
— Located at 105 S. Second Street, parking is available in the front and the back of the establishment. It can be slightly tricky if crowded.
— Hours are limited to Breakfast and Lunch:
Tue – Thu, 11am – 2pm
Fri – Sun, 8am – 2pm
— The quaint dining area seats about 30 in a cozy, split dining room. The service is personal, friendly
— There is a small bar with beer choices including Star City Brews.
— The prices are VERY reasonable with entrees averaging about 7 or 8 bucks.
After visiting the restaurant numerous times, and trying nearly every item on the menu, we have formulated our patented “MUST EATS for Rivertown Chili.” We have been using this bullet point format for 11 years, now setting the trends …
Let’s start with the meat of the menu — THE CHILI !
THE “MUST EATS” of RIVERTOWN CHILI:
— They offer 3 delicious and distinctive chili types everyday.
ALL OF THEM ARE “MUST EATS”…
1) JOHN’S DAYTON STYLE CHILI-
This is the kind of chili that we are used to in Dayton, Ohio. It has beans, meat, and some tomato influence. When they serve it get the option of adding onions, cheese and sour cream. This was the best thing we have had on their menu to date. The chili is so reminiscent of what we grew up with our mom and grandmothers making that it brought a tear to our eye. The recipe is passed down from John Walusis and is a shout out to the city’s namesake, Jonathan Dayton, a captain in the American Revolutionary War who signed the U.S. Constitution.
2) CLASHMORE MIKE’S CHILI-
This is a Texas style chili which has no beans, and has slices of steak like beef as the meat. More reddish in color, this chili has a bit more of a spicy kick than the other chilis served. We came across this chili at the AMBUCS chili contest in 2017. Named after the original mascot of Notre Dame College (Clashmore Mike), Owner Brian has fulfilled a life long dream of using that name in his restaurant.
3) KOKO’s FAVORITE VEGAN CHILI-
This is a fantastic choice, even meat lovers like. You don’t miss any of the flavor, and this vegetarian option is as delicious as any chili as you will have. We were very surprised how much we loved it and suggest you try it sometime for a change. It has a nice little kick.
— KIM’S STREET TACO’S:
Possibly the best soft taco we have had in years. This is a special, but lately they have been offering it every day. It is a chili soft taco with your choice of chili. A raw jalapeno slice and onions and tomatoes round out the tacos. Please try one of these.
—CANNOLI STUFFED FRENCH TOAST:
This sinful entree is often available during normal business hours. Cannoli filling is stuffed between 2 warm pieces of French Toast. The powdered sugar topping is the finishing touch. Drizzle the maple syrup and you are in heaven. Definitely a creamy must eat, and our favorite breakfast offering on the menu.
— THE CHILI CHEESE CONEY:
Ok they have 2 versions, one with a brat sausage, or one with a weiner. We prefer the hot dog version. You get your choice of chili on a bun with onions and cheese. It is topped with a raw jalapeno slice that gets us every time with the heat. It’s a little messy, but sooooo worth it for the taste. We love this little chili parlor !!
There are other good menu items, from the BLT to the Pancakes and Bacon, but the above items are our MUST EATS.. the best of the best …
In summary, this chili parlor is one of our new favorite “go to” spots. Great, affordable casual food with personal service. We love the menu and we love the family story behind the restaurant. We think you will enjoy this little eatery as well. Tell the Food Adventures sent you !!!
Feel free to browse more photos below from our visits to Rivertown Chili in Miamisburg.
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The green tomatoes will be frying again this summer in Miamisburg and the Elvis tribute band is tuning up. Saturday, June 8th will be the 9th Annual Rock n Green Tomato Festival.
There will be live music, food, kids activities, cornhole, hamburgers, and even a hula hoop and pie contest!
Free admission as always, this family oriented fest will take place at Riverfront Park in downtown Miamisburg, behind Ron’s Pizza.
The event’s main sponsor is Mid USA Credit Union.
The festival is in need for craft and local vendors! Booth spaces are 12 x 12 and only cost $50 for the day. You are not allowed to sell food or drinks. Food vendor booths are different and are available at $150. You are expected to be there from 10am until 10pm unless sever weather persists. For vendor info, or to sign up and register, for a booth please download the form and send it in per the instructions HERE.
— THE FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY, JUNE 8th FROM NOON- 11PM
— Live Music all day with the final band at 7:30pm being Elvis tribute band Ryan Roth and the Comeback Special.
— 10 Food Trucks /Food Vendors will include The Hamburger Wagon who for the first time in 106 years, will offer an option of green tomato on their burger !! Also, Ron’s Pizza will have a booth selling Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Green Tomato Pizza.
— At 11:30am Check in begins for the Cornhole Tournament with $250 Cash Grand Prize – SIGN UP HERE
— Kids games – Bouncy House, Pony Rides, etc..
— There will be a Dunk Tank where you can soak it to Miamisburg Coaches and Athletes – proceeds go to Miamisburg Athletics
— At 2pm you have to sign-up or watch the Hamburger Eating Contest hosted by the Hamburger Wagon.
— At 2:30 pm is the Hula Hoop contest ! Trophy to the winner !
— Green Tomato Pie Baking Contest –5pm – judging by The Food Adventure Crew at the stage at 5pm.. Local restaurants and amateur chefs battle it out for the top 3 trophies. Leftover pieces of pie will be sold to benefit the Miamisburg Athletic Boosters.
— Ron’s Pizza Tavern will be celebrating by selling Green Draft Beer in the dining room, bar area and on the patio
That is a full list of activities expected at the Rock n Green Tomato Festival.
All the rock, fun, food and Green Tomatoes you can take in a day !
FREE admission and family friendly as always – mark your calendars and tell your vendor friends to sign-up and pay by JUNE 1st .
The annual Rock N Green Tomato Festival is celebrating its 8th year in a big way.
The festival kicks off Friday at 5pm, and the live music will go throughout the weekend.
Festival hours are FRIDAY 5pm -11pm and SATURDAY 11am- 11pm
Oh and there will be plenty of food and drink.
We have the EXCLUSIVE list of the food vendors that will be there… here they are … in alphabetical order
Nachos and Cotton Candy
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY FOOD BUS
Chicken Salad, Burgers, Mac n Cheese, Pies, and Dumplings
GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK (Friday Only):
Street Gyros, Baklava, Greek Specialties
THE HAMBURGER WAGON
Famous Mini Hamburgers, Potato Chips
HUNGER PAYNES FOOD TRUCK (Saturday Only)
Croquettes of different flavors
THE ICE CREAM TROLLEY
Premium, Hand dipped ice cream
Sno-cones of all flavors
Fried Green Tomatoes, Green Tomato & Bacon Sliders
SALTY DOG FOOD TRUCK
Hot Dogs, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, Italian Sandwiches, Italian Specialties.
THE SHORT ASS FOOD BUS
Sloppy Joes, Chicken Sandwich, Meatloaf, Deviled Egg Salad, Pork Chop Sandwich, Shredded Beef, Mac n Cheese
TOTALLY AWESOME KETTLECORN
Lemonade, Kettle Cooked Popcorn, Gourmet Popcorn
Warm Cookies, Caramel Apple Bowls, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Soft Pretzels, Walking tacos, desserts
Fun for young kids
KIDS BOUNCY HOUSE
Every kids favorite
FRIDAY PIE-DAY – GREEN TOMATO PIE BAKING CONTEST:
Mz Pickles, Ron’s Pizza, Bennetts Publical and Ms Hartman local baker face-off !
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY:
$250 to the winner
HAMBURGER WAGON EATING CONTEST:
Who can eat the most in 2 minutes
HULA HOOP CONTEST:
Whole lotta shakin goin on
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
5pm – THE REVELATORS
730pm – BLAIR CARMAN and the BELLVIEW BOYS (Rockabilly like Jerry Lee Lewis)
Noon – 2pm – NIGHT MAGIC BAND
3pm-5pm – The DRUNK UNCLES
730pm – RYAN ROTH and the COMEBACK SPECIAL – 14 piece Vegas Style Elvis Tribute band
Come out for a family friendly, fun Food Adventure, filled with Rock Music and so much more….
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the warm weather this weekend, may I recommend the first Block Party in the ‘Burg on Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 8pm at Star City Brewing Company in Miamisburg. There you’ll find great beer, live music, local vendors, food trucks and fun!
This event dovetails with Miamisburg’s Spring Fling, which kicks off with a parade at 9:45am. Starting at 9am, you can get a great parking spot to watch the festivities at Star City Brewing. They will have Ohio Hunger Force One and Shantz Express food trucks set up and running bright and early!
At noon, they’re kicking off live music in the field adjacent to the brewery. The music will continue throughout the day till 8pm. That’s right – 8 hours of non stop local original music! These are really cool bands too (see schedule below). Lucky Star Brewery and Star City Brewing Company will have beer for sale in the field, along a great selection of local vendors selling one-of-a-kind items and treats (see vendor list below)
Entry is free! So bring your lawn chair or a blanket, and plan on spending the whole day! A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated towards the Miamisburg Viking Boosters.
Tina’s Sweet Treats (A Gluten Free Bakery)
Barefoot Girl Soap Company LLC
The WoodenSchu, LLC
Twisted River Coffee Roaster LLC
Damsel In Defense
Kreations by Debby
Pure Haven’s Live Toxic-Free with Liz Engel
Statements by Alex
…and more to be announced! If interested, please submit online athttps://