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JUST IN: Ex-Max & Erma’s springs back to life Monday as ‘MacKenzie River’
 The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will be reborn Monday, Nov. 20, as MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub. “It has been a long road with construction, but we have weathered it and are excited to welcome the community,” James Blystone, vice president of franchising...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will be reborn Monday, Nov. 20, as MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub. “It has been a long road with construction, but we have weathered it and are excited to welcome the community,” James Blystone, vice president of franchising...
NEW DETAILS: ‘The Famous Restaurant’ coming soon from Doubleday’s owners
 New details are emerging about “The Famous Restaurant,” which is under development by the owners of Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern at the former Paddy’s Irish Grill at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville. Owner Jon Thomas described The Famous Restaurant as a “restaurant/bar open seven days a week approximately...

Posted: a day ago

New details are emerging about “The Famous Restaurant,” which is under development by the owners of Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern at the former Paddy’s Irish Grill at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville. Owner Jon Thomas described The Famous Restaurant as a “restaurant/bar open seven days a week approximately...
JUST IN: PETA unveils new Dayton billboard challenging seafood eaters
 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new billboard campaign targeting cities with high concentrations of Long John Silver’s and Captain D’s restaurants — including Dayton. The billboard — located at Needmore Road and Frederick Pike — includes a photo of a fish and the words, &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new billboard campaign targeting cities with high concentrations of Long John Silver’s and Captain D’s restaurants — including Dayton. The billboard — located at Needmore Road and Frederick Pike — includes a photo of a fish and the words, &ldquo...
Fusian shuts down ‘underperforming’ restaurant, focuses on improvement
 Fusian — the fast-casual sushi restaurant chain founded by three former Oakwood classmates — is focusing on improvement after shutting down one of its locations. The restaurant that closed its doors earlier this month was located at 11 Martin Luther King Drive East, adjacent to the campus of the University of Cincinnati. It was...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fusian — the fast-casual sushi restaurant chain founded by three former Oakwood classmates — is focusing on improvement after shutting down one of its locations. The restaurant that closed its doors earlier this month was located at 11 Martin Luther King Drive East, adjacent to the campus of the University of Cincinnati. It was...
Wheat Penny to host fundraiser event for Sonoma fire victims
 Wheat Penny restaurant will host a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 19 to support families in need of help after the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant at 515 Wayne Ave. Tickets for the event are $30 per person, or $50 for a pair of tickets, and are available at all Dorothy...

Posted: a day ago

Wheat Penny restaurant will host a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 19 to support families in need of help after the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant at 515 Wayne Ave. Tickets for the event are $30 per person, or $50 for a pair of tickets, and are available at all Dorothy...
McDonald’s, UberEats partner to offer McDelivery in Dayton area
 McDonald’s and UberEATS have teamed up to offer — yes, you guessed it — “McDelivery” from eight Dayton-area restaurants, a spokeswoman for local McDonald’s franchise owners announced today, Nov. 15.  Customers can place McDonald’s orders on the UberEATS mobile app or on UberEATS.com, using...

Posted: 2 days ago

McDonald’s and UberEATS have teamed up to offer — yes, you guessed it — “McDelivery” from eight Dayton-area restaurants, a spokeswoman for local McDonald’s franchise owners announced today, Nov. 15.  Customers can place McDonald’s orders on the UberEATS mobile app or on UberEATS.com, using...
Picking wines for Thanksgiving dinner? Keep it simple, sweetie
 Choosing the wines to serve with Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task — if you let it. Let’s just admit that it’s impossible to find the perfect wine that won’t offend Aunt Florence, the consummate wine connoisseur of the family, while also pleasing cousin Fred, who drinks wine once a year and thinks all wines...

Posted: 2 days ago

Choosing the wines to serve with Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task — if you let it. Let’s just admit that it’s impossible to find the perfect wine that won’t offend Aunt Florence, the consummate wine connoisseur of the family, while also pleasing cousin Fred, who drinks wine once a year and thinks all wines...
New ‘Double Deuce’ gears up to open in prominent spot in Huber Heights
 A family-friendly tavern and pizzeria is gearing up to open in its new home in a high-profile spot in Huber Heights. Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria, formerly located in north Dayton, has renovated the former site of C’s Pizza at 5186 Brandt Pike (State Route 201). A specific opening date has not yet been set, but is growing closer...

Posted: 3 days ago

A family-friendly tavern and pizzeria is gearing up to open in its new home in a high-profile spot in Huber Heights. Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria, formerly located in north Dayton, has renovated the former site of C’s Pizza at 5186 Brandt Pike (State Route 201). A specific opening date has not yet been set, but is growing closer...
2nd Street Market’s ‘Stock-Up Wednesday’ will enliven any holiday table
 The 
               2nd Street Market
             in downtown Dayton isn’t normally open on Wednesdays, but its vendors happily (well, mostly) make one momentous exception to the rule on “Stock-up Wednesday” the day before Thanksgiving. The market, operated by Five River MetroParks at 600 E. Second St., is still a bit of...

Posted: 2 days ago

The 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton isn’t normally open on Wednesdays, but its vendors happily (well, mostly) make one momentous exception to the rule on “Stock-up Wednesday” the day before Thanksgiving. The market, operated by Five River MetroParks at 600 E. Second St., is still a bit of...
A coming-soon golf driving range applies for full liquor license
 A golf driving range in the works south of Troy in Miami County has applied for a full liquor license. The application from Long Shots Entertainment LLC, doing business as Long Shots Driving Range, for a full liquor license was filed Nov. 7 with the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control. If approved, the license would allow...

Posted: 3 days ago

A golf driving range in the works south of Troy in Miami County has applied for a full liquor license. The application from Long Shots Entertainment LLC, doing business as Long Shots Driving Range, for a full liquor license was filed Nov. 7 with the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control. If approved, the license would allow...
JUST IN: Dayton Mall restaurant to add 2nd location in Centerville
 A restaurant that has operated for decades at the Dayton Mall is gearing up to open a second location in Centerville. The Dayton area’s second Steak Escape is in the works at 6201 Wilmington Pike at Clyo Road near Miami Valley Hospital South. The restaurant will seat up to 30, will have a drive-through, will deliver, and will offer...

Posted: 4 days ago

A restaurant that has operated for decades at the Dayton Mall is gearing up to open a second location in Centerville. The Dayton area’s second Steak Escape is in the works at 6201 Wilmington Pike at Clyo Road near Miami Valley Hospital South. The restaurant will seat up to 30, will have a drive-through, will deliver, and will offer...