Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

Daytonian makes splash on magazine cover, calls mom ‘doyenne of Dayton, Ohio’
 One of Dayton’s favorite daughters graces the latest cover of a magazine that makes it into 22 million homes.  Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney and Anna Faris, her co-star on CBS’s “Mom,” are on the cover of this Sunday’s “Parade” magazine.  You’ll be able to...

Posted: 23 hours ago

One of Dayton’s favorite daughters graces the latest cover of a magazine that makes it into 22 million homes.  Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney and Anna Faris, her co-star on CBS’s “Mom,” are on the cover of this Sunday’s “Parade” magazine.  You’ll be able to...
How does Girl Scout cookies with wine sound? 
 A local shop is pairing two of America’s most favoritest things: Girl Scout cookies and wine.  A Taste of Wine, 90 S. Main St., in Miamisburg, will pair wines with five different types of Girl Scout cookies during a special event 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, said Brandi Schneider, the shop’s social media...

Posted: 2 days ago

A local shop is pairing two of America’s most favoritest things: Girl Scout cookies and wine.  A Taste of Wine, 90 S. Main St., in Miamisburg, will pair wines with five different types of Girl Scout cookies during a special event 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, said Brandi Schneider, the shop’s social media...
NEW DETAILS: Rockin’ hootenanny planned for legendary Dayton bar owner 
 Sharon Lane was crying and bleeding the first time she met Michael “Mick” Montgomery.  They were on the playground at Fairport Elementary School and Lane, then 5 years old, had just fallen off the jungle gym and busted up her knee.  “And then he came over and took my hand and said ‘you need to go see your...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sharon Lane was crying and bleeding the first time she met Michael “Mick” Montgomery.  They were on the playground at Fairport Elementary School and Lane, then 5 years old, had just fallen off the jungle gym and busted up her knee.  “And then he came over and took my hand and said ‘you need to go see your...
Oregon District fixture fighting back following devastating illness 
 Brad Darrell made a New Year’s resolution many of us may take for granted: to walk again.  That’s no small feat, but the 39 year-old Oregon District fixture says he is working on it.  The fact that he could “say it” at all speaks to the work Darrell has put in since suffering a severe stroke nearly two years...

Posted: 5 days ago

Brad Darrell made a New Year’s resolution many of us may take for granted: to walk again.  That’s no small feat, but the 39 year-old Oregon District fixture says he is working on it.  The fact that he could “say it” at all speaks to the work Darrell has put in since suffering a severe stroke nearly two years...
Former Dayton woman to talk about marriage to ‘Dirty John’ on Dateline
 A local detective and woman married to the former Dayton-area con man at the center of one of 2017’s biggest podcasts will be interviewed as part of an episode of “Dateline NBC” set to air at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.   John Meehan, the subject of the Los Angeles Times’s acclaimed series “Dirty John...

Posted: 7 days ago

A local detective and woman married to the former Dayton-area con man at the center of one of 2017’s biggest podcasts will be interviewed as part of an episode of “Dateline NBC” set to air at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.   John Meehan, the subject of the Los Angeles Times’s acclaimed series “Dirty John...
This Beavercreek restaurant popular brunch is back, and the menu is INSANE
 A Beavercreek eatery is calling your name with chicken and waffles and Tex Mex tots.  The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive in Beavercreek, is relaunching brunch with some fan favorites.  Opened in December of 2016, Wandering Griffin halted its brunch menu in October to focus on its dinner menu, Brian Johnson, a spokesman...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Beavercreek eatery is calling your name with chicken and waffles and Tex Mex tots.  The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive in Beavercreek, is relaunching brunch with some fan favorites.  Opened in December of 2016, Wandering Griffin halted its brunch menu in October to focus on its dinner menu, Brian Johnson, a spokesman...
How local kids are keeping Martin Luther King’s dream alive 
 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. But it is clear from the winners of the 33rd Margaret E. Peters’s MLK Art, Poetry, Prose and Scholarship Contest that his dream still lives on.  The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Thurgood Marshall STEM High School...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. But it is clear from the winners of the 33rd Margaret E. Peters’s MLK Art, Poetry, Prose and Scholarship Contest that his dream still lives on.  The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Thurgood Marshall STEM High School...
One of Dayton’s favorite coffee shops reopens in downtown Dayton tomorrow 
 A Dayton mainstay will reopen for business bright and early tomorrow morning.  That has to be good news for downtown workers looking for that early caffeine rush. Boston Stoker is reopening its store at 34 W. 2nd St. at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Brian Johnson, a spokesperson for the local chain told this news organization...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Dayton mainstay will reopen for business bright and early tomorrow morning.  That has to be good news for downtown workers looking for that early caffeine rush. Boston Stoker is reopening its store at 34 W. 2nd St. at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Brian Johnson, a spokesperson for the local chain told this news organization...
20 things black people EVERYWHERE, space included, really, really like
 I, Amelia Robinson, a representative of black people EVERYWHERE, including space, would like to give non-black people EVERYWHERE, including space, a few tips about what black people EVERYWHERE, including space really, really like. This important and useful list was not devised lightly. We talked about this very subject at the the last...

Posted: 9 days ago

I, Amelia Robinson, a representative of black people EVERYWHERE, including space, would like to give non-black people EVERYWHERE, including space, a few tips about what black people EVERYWHERE, including space really, really like. This important and useful list was not devised lightly. We talked about this very subject at the the last...
Why you need to hack this classic Dayton restaurant’s cheesy snack
 When you see the light, you can never snack in the darkness again.  That was my thought after taking my first bite of the Oregon Express’ jumbo pretzel hack.  I’ll explain.  I’d had the pretzel bites before, but never have I had them jacked up with baked-on Swiss cheese and honey mustard dipping sauce. ...

Posted: 9 days ago

When you see the light, you can never snack in the darkness again.  That was my thought after taking my first bite of the Oregon Express’ jumbo pretzel hack.  I’ll explain.  I’d had the pretzel bites before, but never have I had them jacked up with baked-on Swiss cheese and honey mustard dipping sauce. ...