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

Tank’s Bar and Grill slashing some late-night hours; customers react
 A Dayton restaurant that has been serving up very, very late-night grub for decades is dramatically cutting back its hours of operation.Tank's Bar and Grill, the much-loved tavern at 2033 Wayne Ave., announced the changes in a Facebook post.  The restaurant — which serves dinner, lunch and all-day breakfast — has...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A Dayton restaurant that has been serving up very, very late-night grub for decades is dramatically cutting back its hours of operation.Tank's Bar and Grill, the much-loved tavern at 2033 Wayne Ave., announced the changes in a Facebook post.  The restaurant — which serves dinner, lunch and all-day breakfast — has...
Festival season officially kicks off this weekend with SWEET treats
 Get ready for it! Festival season is officially upon us. This year’s Sugar Maple Festival marks the 40th anniversary. Here are a few things to know before you go: FOOD & STUFFGrub vendors and 75 craft peddlers will line Franklin Street. Everything from candles to fabric crafts to window art will be up for grabs.
>> GUIDE...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Get ready for it! Festival season is officially upon us. This year’s Sugar Maple Festival marks the 40th anniversary. Here are a few things to know before you go: FOOD & STUFFGrub vendors and 75 craft peddlers will line Franklin Street. Everything from candles to fabric crafts to window art will be up for grabs. >> GUIDE...
These Dayton kids made a real ruckus in the Oregon District and left people cheering
 Oregon District diners simply were not ready.  A dozen or so rambunctious Dayton kids roamed up and down the district  and in and out of its restaurants, bars and shops Thursday evening. The Stivers School for the Arts students swayed and stepped to the theme from the HBO show “Treme” that two classmates played on a...

Posted: 3 days ago

Oregon District diners simply were not ready.  A dozen or so rambunctious Dayton kids roamed up and down the district  and in and out of its restaurants, bars and shops Thursday evening. The Stivers School for the Arts students swayed and stepped to the theme from the HBO show “Treme” that two classmates played on a...
Nookie alert: They say Limp Bizkit is playing the Sunoco again, today ...
 Tonight could be the night that chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water flow at a Dayton gas station.  As the annual 4/20 rumor has it, the rap rock band Limp Bizkit will play the Wayne Avenue Sunoco tonight at 10 p.m. Nearly 10,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page they will attend the show....

Posted: 3 days ago

Tonight could be the night that chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water flow at a Dayton gas station.  As the annual 4/20 rumor has it, the rap rock band Limp Bizkit will play the Wayne Avenue Sunoco tonight at 10 p.m. Nearly 10,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page they will attend the show....
Meet 7 of Dayton’s ‘Most Influential Women’
      Influencing change most definitely has its rewards.  The YWCA Dayton once again honored some of this community’s most influential women for making Dayton a better place.  >> Meet Dayton’s ‘Top 10 African-American Men’  The 148-year-old organization that promotes...

Posted: 4 days ago

     Influencing change most definitely has its rewards.  The YWCA Dayton once again honored some of this community’s most influential women for making Dayton a better place.  >> Meet Dayton’s ‘Top 10 African-American Men’  The 148-year-old organization that promotes...
Diverse cast of Dayton kids taking on Cinderella and her glass slipper this weekend
 A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...

Posted: 3 days ago

A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...