Alexis Larsen

Alexis Larsen has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1998. She graduated from Wright State University and lives in downtown Dayton, within walking distance of her favorite arts and entertainment venues.The Lounge Lizards blog Arts and Entertainment blog

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5 fish fry events this weekend in Dayton
 It’s officially Lent season.  And that means fish fry season. Sure, many fish fries have been under way for weeks. But since it’s official season now, we have three events this weekend just for you. Feb. 16: Irish Club of Dayton Fish Fry The Irish Club, 6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton 6-11 p.m. Cost: $15 More info: 937-890-5825...

Posted: a day ago

It’s officially Lent season.  And that means fish fry season. Sure, many fish fries have been under way for weeks. But since it’s official season now, we have three events this weekend just for you. Feb. 16: Irish Club of Dayton Fish Fry The Irish Club, 6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton 6-11 p.m. Cost: $15 More info: 937-890-5825...
Really last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas
 Valentine's Day is here and you don't want to head home tonight empty handed. There are several spots that offer plenty of easy inspiration for Valentine's Day gifting. Here's a look at some of the places you might want to direct yourself to if you are still in the market for a gift. The online reviews of this store says it all:  "...

Posted: 3 days ago

Valentine's Day is here and you don't want to head home tonight empty handed. There are several spots that offer plenty of easy inspiration for Valentine's Day gifting. Here's a look at some of the places you might want to direct yourself to if you are still in the market for a gift. The online reviews of this store says it all:  "...
This new First Friday event is free, fun and supports one of the best food events of the year
 First Friday always offers plenty to do and see each month in downtown Dayton. One of the best events happening this Friday from 6-9 p.m. will be a glazing party at K12 Gallery and TEJAS at 341 S. Jefferson St. With paint parties and pop-up art classes all the new rage, this gathering is priced right (it’s free) and helps out a great...

Posted: 16 days ago

First Friday always offers plenty to do and see each month in downtown Dayton. One of the best events happening this Friday from 6-9 p.m. will be a glazing party at K12 Gallery and TEJAS at 341 S. Jefferson St. With paint parties and pop-up art classes all the new rage, this gathering is priced right (it’s free) and helps out a great...
Dayton Eats: The best new destination for casual, healthy — and yummy
 As society continues to amp up, so does our food. Diners want speed, choice, price, quality and convenience when it comes to what they eat, which has helped fuel the fast-casual movement in dining that we increasingly see coming to the market. According to marketing research from Euromonitor International, fast-casual concepts (think Chipotle)...

Posted: 19 days ago

As society continues to amp up, so does our food. Diners want speed, choice, price, quality and convenience when it comes to what they eat, which has helped fuel the fast-casual movement in dining that we increasingly see coming to the market. According to marketing research from Euromonitor International, fast-casual concepts (think Chipotle)...
Here’s who the Bloody Mary Showdown crowned the winner of Best Bloody Mary 
  “VUE Year’s Eve” was the bittersweet final hoorah for the popular Centerville bar and nightclub as they shut their doors for good. However, they were not going out without first defending their 2017 Bloody Mary Showdown title.  Last January, Vue Ultra Lounge’s Scott Conrad and Mack’s Tavern&rsquo...

7:31 PM Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

“VUE Year’s Eve” was the bittersweet final hoorah for the popular Centerville bar and nightclub as they shut their doors for good. However, they were not going out without first defending their 2017 Bloody Mary Showdown title.  Last January, Vue Ultra Lounge’s Scott Conrad and Mack’s Tavern&rsquo...
Bloody Mary Showdown will decide who’s got the best bloody in Dayton
 “VUE Year’s Eve” was the bittersweet final hoorah for the popular Centerville bar and nightclub as they shut their doors for good last weekend. However, they’re not going out without first defending their 2017 Bloody Mary Showdown title.  Last January, Vue Ultra Lounge’s Scott Conrad and Mack’s Tavern&rsquo...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 08, 2018

“VUE Year’s Eve” was the bittersweet final hoorah for the popular Centerville bar and nightclub as they shut their doors for good last weekend. However, they’re not going out without first defending their 2017 Bloody Mary Showdown title.  Last January, Vue Ultra Lounge’s Scott Conrad and Mack’s Tavern&rsquo...
Eat your way through January at 12 mouthwatering food events
 This year came in smoking hot when it comes to food events, with a bevy to consider. Here is my list of January food events happening this month that look pretty tasty.  Lily’s Bistro will be throwing its first annual Oyster Fest featuring a special menu of $2 fresh oysters, oyster shooters and other special preparations of oysters...

11:49 AM Friday, Jan. 05, 2018

This year came in smoking hot when it comes to food events, with a bevy to consider. Here is my list of January food events happening this month that look pretty tasty.  Lily’s Bistro will be throwing its first annual Oyster Fest featuring a special menu of $2 fresh oysters, oyster shooters and other special preparations of oysters...
Get ready to party in 2018 with these boozy events
 You have toasted the New Year and now it's time to toast in the New Year.  These 10 events are coming out early in the year to tempt you with specialty brews, wines and spirits.  So mark your calendars and get ready to keep the party going with these 10 big boozy events.  Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash celebrates...

11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 04, 2018

You have toasted the New Year and now it's time to toast in the New Year.  These 10 events are coming out early in the year to tempt you with specialty brews, wines and spirits.  So mark your calendars and get ready to keep the party going with these 10 big boozy events.  Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash celebrates...
A champagne tasting you’ll want on your radar
 Dorothy Lane Market's Champagne Soirée has been a staple of December celebrating for many years now. What originally started as part of DLM's weekly wine tasting program became so popular that it grew into a major event, and the only one that takes place at the original store.  Although the store is open for business as usual...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 01, 2018

Dorothy Lane Market's Champagne Soirée has been a staple of December celebrating for many years now. What originally started as part of DLM's weekly wine tasting program became so popular that it grew into a major event, and the only one that takes place at the original store.  Although the store is open for business as usual...
DAYTON EATS: Not sure? It’s pronounced, ‘proh-SHOO-toh’

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017

The New Year comes with a flurry of resolutions and fresh commitments, potential and possibilities. When it comes to the world of eating, many resolutions this year will begin and end with food. Eat healthier, cook more at home, stop eating sugar, drink more water, stop snacking, snack healthier, eat more vegetables, cut down on the carbs...
DAYTON EATS: Giving thanks for great dining experiences this holiday
 Tomorrow is arguably the biggest holiday of the year, in spending, celebrating, card giving, merriment and feasting — and I sincerely hope anyone reading this knows I wish them all of the blessings and joy that the season and new year have to offer. It’s a season that should be filled with gratitude, and in the world of Dayton...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

Tomorrow is arguably the biggest holiday of the year, in spending, celebrating, card giving, merriment and feasting — and I sincerely hope anyone reading this knows I wish them all of the blessings and joy that the season and new year have to offer. It’s a season that should be filled with gratitude, and in the world of Dayton...