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The CurderBurger started out as an April Fool’s Day joke and became a reality for one-day-only on October 15, 2021 when Culver’s launched the CurderBurger in honor of National Cheese Curd Day. The burger also returned for a limited time last fall.
You can find the CurderBurger at all Culver’s locations nationwide from October 2 through October 31, 2023 or while supplies last.
The CurderBurger features the Culver’s Deluxe ButterBurger topped with a crown of golden-fried cheese, offering a warm, buttery crunch and gooey cheddar in every bite. The cheese crown is made of a blend of yellow and white cheddar cheese curds, all surrounded by crispy seasoned breadcrumbs.
Additionally, this year fans will also have the opportunity to win Culver’s swag when they share a photo of themselves enjoying the CurderBurger on social media. To participate, simply post a photo along with #ReturnoftheCurderBurger from October 4 through October 18, 2023 for a chance to win.
Vandalia, OH 45414
Troy, OH 45373
1301 State Hwy 63
Monroe, OH 45050
The new concept will put a bigger emphasis on an entertaining dining experience with a wide variety of over the top cocktails. The varied menu includes chips with nine kinds of dip, street food like tortas and tacos, soup, salads, burritos, enchiladas and over a dozen seafood dishes. They use a wood grill and pick out woods that impart different flavors into their meats, according to owner Omar who spoke with us.
El Asadero has locations in Cincinnati and Lexington with plans for a Columbus location as well.
Centerville, OH, 45459
Downtown Dayton’s Twist Cupcakery owner Kate River shared some bittersweet news on her Facebook page this morning:
Kate opened the brick-and-mortar business 2015, after a 3 year run operating as a home based bakery. SHe participated in the Downtown Dayton’s Activated Spaces’ Pop-Up Project with the hep of a kickstarter. The bakery earned a reputation for amazing sweet treats and during the pandemic their line of cupcakes in a jar became a big hit, allowing folks to send “Happiness in a jar, wherever you are.” Each jar included 2 full size cupcakes and all the toppings packaged in a re-usable half pint glass jar.
25 S St Clair Street
Dayton Ohio 45402
Thurs & Fr 11:3oam – 6pm
Sat 11:30am – 3pm
So I discovered a new spot for ice cream a couple months ago in the Drug Mart Plaza on Lyons Road. I’ve now tried enough flavors that I can report back that I’ve found some great flavors I never new existed. Located inside the Shree-G Grocers , Chukee’s Ice Cream serves up ice cream in an authentic India style. That means the ice cream is eggless and made with local cream and without artificial coloring or flavoring. Many of their flavors are also gluten free. You can get your ice cream in a regular cone, waffle cone, cup or even a sundae. You can also get milkshakes at Chukee’s and make them even more indulgent with their huge variety of mithai. Mithai is often made with jaggery (unrefined sugar), mawa (milk solids), besan flour (gram or chickpea flour), and ghee (clarified butter).
For example here’s the KESAR PISTA
A premium must have Indian flavor! It’s packed with crunchy pistachios in a smooth saffron ice cream, with a touch of cardamom.
A sweet flavor well loved in the Indian community ….now as an ice cream! fresh gulab jamun pieces swirled into a velvety soft ice cream.
A creamy masala chai ice cream loaded with the classic Parle G cookie
NUTTY MADRAS FILTER COFFEE
A rich coffee ice cream mixed with walnuts for the perfect crunch
A creamy masala chai ice cream loaded with the classic Parle G cookie we all love! An afternoon treat that’s sure to be the pick me up you need
ROSE PISTA FALOODA – A fragrant rose ice cream swirled with pistachios, basil seeds, vermicelli noodles, and cardamom.
GREEN CHILI – A flavor with a kick!! Our green chili ice cream is the perfect swirl of spicy & sweet.
BANGELORE’S BUTTERSCOTCH – A chunks of cashew praline folded into a silky smooth butterscotch ice cream.
TUTTI FRUTTI a refreshing blend of sweet orange ice cream and candied papaya for a tropical burst of flavor
KRUNCHY KAJU ANJEER – toasted cashews swirled into a fig infused ice cream, making for the perfect bite.
RAJBHOG- A lush saffron ice cream packed with pistachios, cashews and almonds.
MAGIC MANGO – A mango lovers dream! Juicy mangos transformed into a lush ice cream swirled with mango tidbits.
While they have have unique flavors, they also have classics like CHOCO DREAM – a lush and creamy chocolate ice cream packed with a rich Cadbury cocoa and COORGI VANILLA- made with the best vanillas and is a perfect base for milkshakes & sundaes!!
They are happy to let you taste some flavors before you choose which ice cream to purchase. Single dips are $3.99, double dips are $5.99 and triple dips run $7.99. Tell them DaytonDining sent you!
Dayton, OH 45458
Fri, Sat & Sun 11am -8:30pm
The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) and The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) have teamed together to enliven downtown streetscapes with ArtWraps, a project to “wrap” utility boxes with original designs by local artists of all ages.
ArtWraps takes commonplace objects, such as the “ugly” utility boxes on downtown streets, and transforms them into pieces of art by wrapping them with artistic designs printed on vinyl wraps.
The program debuted in 2022 with the first phase of ArtWraps, consisting of 15 utility boxes throughout downtown.
An additional 15 boxes were wrapped during the project’s second phase in 2023. See the map below for locations. The designs were chosen from more than 200 entries submitted by a diverse range of people from the Dayton area.
ArtWraps is an extension of the DDP’s Urban Art Intersections program, which seeks to use public art to enliven downtown and connect artists with the community while engaging downtown Dayton residents, workers and visitors. It is also a project from Place Lab, the DDP’s approach to prioritizing and implementing placemaking projects, making downtown locations more vibrant, inclusive, engaging and connected.
There’s a new spot in East Dayton for breakfast. The Ugly Duckling offers pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage patties, vegan sausage, tater tots and grilled cheese sandwiches.
The eatery, which was formerly Joe Mamma’s Taste of Dayton, and before that Grip’s Grill, has been opened in partnership between Mason Schindler, who owns Blazin’ Dayton Uncle Boof (Dexter Clay) owner of Uncle Boof’s World Famous Pancake Mix and Zach Keckering. The owners said they’ll be open Friday – Sunday for now and have plans to expand the hours later in October.
115 Springfield St.
Dayton, OH 45403
Fri – Sun 8am – 2pm
The Yellow Springs Sunflower Field will be in full bloom for abut the next 10 days. Come out and enjoy the delightful natural beauty of these flowers while you can!
The Sunflower Field is located just north of Yellow Springs at 4627 U.S. Route 68. Parking for this event is located at the Tecumseh Land Trust. There are two grass lots available. We ask that our patrons do not park along the State Route.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Saturday, September 30: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 1: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday, : 4 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, September 30: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 1: 10 am – 7 pm
But that’s not all – we need your support! The Yellow Springs Chamber is calling on all nature enthusiasts, volunteers, and kind-hearted souls to lend a helping hand. Your donations and time will make this event truly unforgettable. Let’s come together to make a difference in our community and create wonderful memories amidst the golden sea of sunflowers.
Yellow Springs Sunflower Field
4627 US Route 68,
Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
The Sunflower Field is located just north of Yellow Springs on US Route 68. Parking for this event is located at the Tecumseh Land Trust. There are two grass lots available. We ask that our patrons do not park along the State Route.
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The Angler Sirloin
The Ohio Craft Brewer Freedom Act got a first hearing in the Ohio Senate this week. Now is the time to let your state lawmakers know that you support reform of the 50-year-old franchise law that locks small breweries into unfair, virtually unbreakable contracts with powerful beer wholesalers. Franchise laws can inhibit the growth of craft producers, limit consumer choice and lead to higher prices in the market.
Ohio is home to more than 430 independently owned craft breweries. These small business owners are forced to comply with the Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act of 1974: legislation that was built to check the power of large corporations but now locks small brewers into unfair, effectively unbreakable contracts with large, powerful wholesalers (the businesses that deliver Ohio craft beers to market).
“Very few people in Ohio right now know that franchise law exists or how it impacts craft brewers. Because of this outdated law, we have no negotiating power, no recourse and no way out of unfair contracts. Our Brewers Freedom Alliance is working to change that,” says Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. “We are appreciative that Senator Brenner and other Ohio lawmakers have heard our pleas for relief and are now taking action.”
TheBrewers Freedom Alliance urges Ohio lawmakers to support small Ohio business owners with this legislation.“This bill is about small business owners having the freedom and flexibility to make the best decisions for their employees, brewery and customers,” said Senator Brenner, R-Delaware. “I’m proud to carry this legislation that I know will make Ohio an even better place to live and do business.”
Please take a moment to ask your state legislators to help the small and independent breweries in their districts by supporting franchise law reform. Let’s send a message that craft breweries are important parts of our communities that we’ll fight to protect. 🍻
People of all ages will work at more than 20 projects across 14 sites throughout the Dayton area and assist with many important projects, from invasive species removal to planting trees. Register your family, friends or work group, and get everyone outside to make a difference.
Make a Difference Day projects help beautify the parks and prepare them for the winter season.
“Our volunteers are so integral in supporting MetroParks to protect the region’s natural heritage,” said human resources and volunteer manager Jenny Hymans. “Make a Difference Day is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, family or coworkers and give back to your favorite MetroPark. In just a few hours on a beautiful fall morning, you can make a difference.”
Participants should dress for the weather and the activity in which they will participate. Supplies will be provided depending on the project, but individuals may want to bring gloves and a refillable water bottle.
MetroParks hosts two large annual days of service: Adopt-A-Park in April to celebrate Earth Day and Make a Difference Day in October. This fall, MetroParks hopes to register approximately 200 volunteers for Make a Difference Day.
MetroParks volunteers are needed year-round for a variety of tasks. Learn more about becoming a volunteer for other projects and more at metroparks.org/volunteer.
Yesterday my wife helped me hang “Jobs from A to Z” which will be in the 2nd floor gallery at @DaytonMetroLibrary until November 5th.
I started this series because the memory loss of my father-in-law Wally Willaman was making our time together difficult. I hoped that we could avoid discussions of the past by having fun working on a project in the present. It worked. We had a ball.
I told Wally that when we finished our art would be in an exhibition, thinking that would keep him interested in the project. But I knew it was likely that we never would make it to the end. Wally is 101, and I knew the project would take at least six months.
Well six months later we’ve made it all the way to “Z is for Zookeeper” and Wally’s still going strong. And the work will be exhibited twice. Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor has an active arts in healthcare program. They will display “Jobs from A to Z” from March 11 to May 31, 2024 in a gallery where thousands of people will walk by it each day.
But Ann Arbor is too far for Wally to travel, so Jayne Klose, the library’s Community Engagement Manager, helped us out. She invited us to exhibit at Dayton Metro Library.
Wally and I hope people have as much fun viewing this art as we did making it.
Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh — a beautiful and moving art experience — returns to the Dayton Convention Center Nov. 11 for a 2 month run.
The traveling exhibit featureS more than 300 of Van Gogh’s works including “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers” and “Café Terrace at Night.”
Beyond Van Gogh is a new truly immersive experience. While other shows use virtual reality or still images, our show breaks barriers by incorporating both still and moving art. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear, and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. The show is projected on every surface around you, this makes you feel as though you have stepped directly into a Van Gogh painting. We accompany the show with a beautiful score and include many other surprises!
“Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, Beyond Van Gogh breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks,” the website says.
Dayton Convention Center, Hall A,
22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton 45402
Nov. 11, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024
Tues-Thurs: 11 am-8 pm
Fri & Sat 11 am-9 pm
Sun 11 am-7 pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, NYE : 11Am. – 5 pm. (last entry 4:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
The visit will take around one hour with the final entry one hour before close.
Tickets $33.99 for adults, $19.99 for children (ages 5-15)
Family 4 Pack: $23.99 (per ticket)
Exhibit runs from Nov. 11 through Jan. 7, 2024
Available exclusively through the Arby’s app and arbys.com, the $1, $2, $3 Classics menu includes:
- $1: Curly Fries: Potatoes sliced up curly and fried until golden and crispy.
- $2: Mozzarella Sticks: Stretchy, cheesy, melty mozzarella that’s battered and fried, and served with a marinara sauce for dipping.
- $2: Jamocha Shake: A shake that combines the flavors of chocolate and coffee.
- $2: Classic Roast Beef: Classic roast beef is thinly sliced and piled on a toasted sesame seed bun.
- $3: Classic French Dip & Swiss: Roast beef and Swiss cheese on a sub roll served with a side of French au jus sauce.
Just keep in mind that there is a limit of five items per order.
A reminding this offer is not available for delivery or in-restaurant orders and is only available through the Arby’s app.
Warped Wing Brewing Company, headquartered in the heart of Downtown Dayton, Ohio, is excited to announce the launch of a Special Edition Trotwood Lager can in collaboration with PalMar Studios, producers of the upcoming Triangle Park Movie! Allen Farst, director of the film and founder of PalMar Studios, will be on-site at the Dayton Taproom for the official launch of the Triangle Park Trotwood Lager 6pks on Thursday, September 28th, beginning at 4pm for a meet & greet and autograph signing. Event attendees can also enter to win a pair of tickets to special movie preview night at the Neon in November. The tickets include a Q&A with Allen following the showing.
“We’re all about celebrating Dayton’s rich history,” said Nick Bowman, Co-Founder and VP of Sales &
Marketing at Warped Wing. “The narrative of Triangle Park hosting the inaugural NFL game in Dayton has always been something our team has wanted to commemorate, but the timing was never right until the Triangle Park Film team approached us with the idea of a collaboration. It’s a great honor that we have the opportunity to pay homage to the Dayton Triangles with this special edition Trotwood Lager can!”
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters this November and on Amazon Prime Thanksgiving Day – and will feature several stars from the football world including Troy Aikman, Ben Roethlisberger, Larry Fitzgerald, Tony Dungy, Sean McVay, Joe Buck, Kirk Herbstreit and Cris Collinsworth. Additional details & a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie can be found at www.triangleparkmovie.com.
Copy on the can reads: “Sunday. October 3rd. 1920. Triangle Park. Dayton, O. The first-ever NFL game. 1 of 14 original professional football teams – The Dayton Triangles. Many interesting storylines existed with prohibition. An innovative town that had just risen back from a major flood. Women could vote. Professional football is born. Triangle Park celebrates an American football legacy. Relive the glory.”
Triangle Park Special Edition cans will hit distribution the week following the Taproom launch and will be available at select retailers while supplies last.
Warped Wing Brewing Co. is a Dayton craft brewery inspired by Ohio’s rich history of innovation and invention. We are committed to carrying that spirit forward by brewing new proprietary beer styles along with original “warped” interpretations.
Centerville’s upscale eatery Manna is offering a food and wine tour of Italy this Wed night at 6pm. Michael Schiaparelli of Skurnik Wines will lead guest through a 6 wine tasting accompanied by small bites that include Prosciutto & Melon Slices, an Heirloom Tomato Salad, Sausage Frittata, Ricotta Gnudi and Chicken Piccata.
THE WINE LIST:
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Fondatore
Iovine Falanghina IGT Campania
Zenato Pinot Grigio
Giacomo Mori Chianti
Cosimo Salento Notarpanaro
Sottimano Barbera d’Alba Superiore Pairolero
Tickets run $59 and can be purchased online.
61 W Franklin St.
Centerville OH 45459
Sunday – Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-10pm
Lunch served from 11am-2pm
Happy Hour 2pm-6pm
Dinner served beginning at 4pm