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You’ll want to eat EVERYTHING at this new OPA-TASTIC restaurant near UD

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Food options are plentiful near the UD. Here are six place you really should try.

Call it a “yee-roh,” call it a “gy-ro,” just don’t pass up a meal at this opa-tastic new restaurant. 

The Gyro Room is definitely worth a visit for any Greek food fan. 

The laidback, 1,500-square-foot eatery recently opened at 1124 Brown Street near the University of Dayton. 

As Mark Fisher reported, the business is owned by John Hanna and is in the building that once housed Tropical Tan.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

>> New Greek restaurant opens near UD

Tanning beds and supplies have been replaced with cool wooden tables decorated with the Gyro Room logo in white letters. (Take a look below.)

There is also a sense of fun at The Gyro Room. Its friendly and welcoming staff donned white t-shirts to help customers correctly pronounce the food at the heart of the restaurant’s menu: “yee-roh.” 

As for the gyros, boy, are they good. 

We tried the lamb and beef gyro which came wrapped in fresh pita bread with onions, chopped tomato and an in-house made tzatziki sauce for $7.49.  

We made it a platter with Greek rice for an additional $1.99. 

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

>> Where to eat near the University of Dayton

There is also a chicken gyro for $7.49, a shrimp gyro for $8.49, and a Philly Gyro for $7.99. 

A healthy portion of evenly spiced, tender lamb and beef gyro meat was served in our sandwich.

I munched it down and could have had another because it was just that good. We didn’t drop our forks. 

When the opportunity to eat spanakopita pops up, one must eat spanakopita.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

Gyro Room’s baked filo dough triangles were stuffed with feta cheese and spinach and did not disappoint.  

For spending more than $20, we won a spin on the Gyro Room wheel. We landed on dolmathes — three grape leaves stuffed with rice. They held together nicely and thankfully were not as salty as other dolmathes I have had. 

>> Opa! Pork belly gyro, authentic Greek food on new Dayton food truck

The Gyro Room’s menu also includes:

  • Pizzas ($6.99-7.49)
  • Falafel (a deep-fried ball, doughnut or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both; $6.99)
  • Souvlaki (small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer, $7.49)
  • Greek Salad ($6.99)
  • Homemade baklava (a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey, $1.99) 
  • Rice bowls with chicken or gyro meat topped with tzatziki for $6.99  

Want to go?

WHAT: The Gyro Room

WHERE: 1124 Brown St., Dayton

HOURS: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays

INFO: 937-610-1001 | thegyroroom.com | facebook.com/thegyroroom/

 

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

7 things you should know about the new diner in the Oregon District 

Published: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

You don't have to go inside of 416 Diner in the Oregon District to get food. Video by Amelia Robinson

Installation complete! 416 Diner is now open and has started slinging eggs, burgers, hoagies and pepperoni rolls.

>> Late-night, lunch, breakfast diner set to open in Oregon District 

The owner, Guy Fragmin purchased the building in 2005 as a retirement investment. 

It held  5th Street Wine and Deli until that business moved in January to transform into Canal Street Arcade and Deli.

>> Canal Street Arcade & Deli opens on June 28

Canal Street Arcade & Deli opened on June 28 at 308 E. First St. in downtown Dayton, the former site of Canal Street Tavern and Canal Public House.

>> 5 sandwiches we can’t wait to eat at Canal Street Arcade & Deli 

Dayton resident Guy Fragmin is set to open 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

>> See these awesome photos of the new Canal Street Arcade & Deli (May 2017)

Here are five things to know about 416 Diner:

THE NAME  

Fragmin says he constantly gets questions about the restaurant’s name, but the answer is pretty simple: the name is taken from the business’ address at 416 E. Fifth St.

THE SERVICE WINDOW

Customers will be able to order from the restaurant’s walk-up service window late nights Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tables will be set up on the patio. 

THE DREAM 

Fragmin has long dreamed of opening a restaurant. His mom recently sent him a picture he drew in grade school of his then-future restaurant. 

THE LEAP 

416 marks a complete career shift. Fragmin worked in advertising sales at the former Berry Company.

“When the deli decided they were going to move out, I just pulled everything forward and took my retirement. You see every penny I’ve ever made in my whole entire life,” he said with a laugh. “The community is ready and right for it.  The city is growing like crazy. I am very excited.”

THERE WILL BE PEPPERONI ROLLS 

Fragmin expects that the eatery’s West Virginia-style pepperoni rolls will be a big hit. Here is how they are described on the menu: 

A West Virginia favorite and our signature offering. A roll of fresh baked bread stuffed with spicy pepperoni makes for a delicious treat or a meal. Add cheese, chili, pizza sauce, or coleslaw to create your own unique flavor.

THE REST OF THE MENU 

Fragmin said he is pumped to get some grease on the restaurant’s spanking new equipment and includes separate griddles for meat and veggies and a conveyor oven nicknamed Lincoln. 

416 Diner’s menu can be found on its website.

Fragmin said the menu might change slightly. He is researching gluten-free items and a veggie burger. 

Breakfast items include: several omelets, an egg and chive scramble, the 416 Starter (one egg served with two strips of bacon or a sausage patty, choice of toast, and hash browns) and the Early Burger (a quarter pound burger with a fried egg and two strips of bacon served with hash browns or fried potatoes).

>> 9 of the best brunch spots in Dayton

Lunch and dinner options include: a variety of salads, burgers and hoagie sandwiches including cheese steaks, hot ham, the Hunter (marinated chicken and grilled steak, cheddar and provolone, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, red onion and mayo), the Gatherer (roasted red pepper, grilled onions and mushrooms, fresh tomato and crisp lettuce with herbed mayo) and the Sergeant Pepper Burger (a quarter pound burger with grilled peppers, pepper jack cheese and spicy mayo on a toasted bun sprinkled with fresh black pepper). 

>> Your ultimate guide to the best burgers in Dayton

Dayton resident Guy Fragmin is set to open 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

CHARGING STATIONS 

The counter stools and each booth has an own electrical outlet to allow customers to charge phones.

“You come in and eat and charge your phone,” Fragmin said.

He said the restaurant’s heating, plumbing and electrical systems were completely remodeled.

“It’s been an amazing adventure,” Fragmin said. “There is a lot of love and a lot of effort that’s gone into to getting it ready for everybody.” 

Dayton resident Guy Fragmin is set to open 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

It’s time to sink your teeth into this grub at the Ohio Renaissance Festival 

Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 6:11 PM

A look at some of our favorite Dayton-area fall festivals.

It is time to eat (and drink) your way through the 16th century. 

There'll be jousters, fire jugglers, blacksmiths and hundreds of other eye-catching sights at the 2017 Ohio Renaissance Festival, but you'll be no lord nor lady if you miss out on the grub that once gobbled.

Giant "turkey leggs" (and that's not a typo) are among the most glowing symbols of the festival held on a 30-acre, re-created 16th century village just down the road at 10542 East Ohio 73 in Harveysburg.

Turkey leg: Hoist up a Turkey Leg, probably the most popular food du jour at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Plentiful and tender, these turkey legs are cooked to perfection at the Aleing Knight Pub, ready for you to sink your teeth right into the juicy meat. Prepare thyself for a non-stop, day-long adventure by visiting www.renfestival.com.

>>  7 fall festivals we just cannot wait for

Turkey legs are far from the only fare sold at the festival, now in its 28th year and third year under new ownership.

>> MORE: New Renaissance Festival owners plan changes

TIMES AND COST 

Everything from fish and chips to hot apple dumplings to haggis to bangers and mash can be found at the festival, which is staged from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. nine Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 2 through Oct. 29 , as well as on Labor Day.

>> PHOTOS: Ohio Renassance Festival 2017 

General Admission is slightly less expensive this year compared to last. Adults get in for $22.50 and children ages 5 to 12 are admitted for $9.50 at the box office. 

Turkey legs are a favorite at the Ohio Renaissance Festival.(Sumitted)

PRO TIPS 

Slightly discounted tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website for $19.50 for adults and $8.50 for children, plus a service fee. 

Adult admission is buy one, get one free on opening weekend, Sept. 2 to 4. 

ON TO THE FOOD

Below is  some 16th century-inspired food you can sink your 21st century teeth into at 2017 Ohio Renaissance Festival.

>> 25 September food events to help you fall in love with fall

NEW GRUB 

The festival is has a medieval theme, but that doesn’t mean organizers are against change. 

Ren Festival spokeswoman Cheryl Bucholtz said new options include The Chocolate RavenArchibald Drake’s and KJ’s Cajun Cuisine.

From the owners of Holly B’s Sweets in nearby Waynesville, The Chocolate Raven will sell a selection of chocolate and fudge treats. 

Archibald Drake’s, from the owners of the Nacho Pig food truck from Clark County, will serve fish and chips. 

KJ’s Cajun Cuisine will serve gumbo, po’boy sandwiches, beignets and similar food. 

BREADY, SET, BOWL! 

Minstel’s Mac & Cheese in a bread bowl: To prepare thyself with the energy needed for a day at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, you’ll want to load up on this delicious Old World treat. The hearty bread is baked fresh and topped with a cheese covered pasta that will make your mouth water. Prepare thyself for a non-stop, day-long adventure by visiting www.renfestival.com.

They kept things simple in the 16th century, so it should be no surprise that a place called the Bread Bowl would sell bread bowls. You'll find salads and a host of soups and stews. 

Soups include chili, Peasant's Potato Soup, Westminster Stew, Minstrel's Mac & Cheese and a spinach artichoke dip bowl.

Bucholtz says the Bread Bowl is a popular spot when fall temperatures arrive.

HOT LEGGS 

Ohio Renaissance Festival attendee Seth Roshon of Baltimore, OH bites into a turkety leg on the Renaissance Park grounds in Harveysburg, Ohio Saturday. The 19th annual festival opened Saturday and will run on Labor Day then on 8 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) through October 19. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer 08/30/08

Did we mention the turkey leggs? We assume the extra "g" is because they are extra good and really big —about 2 pounds each. About 35,000 turkey leggs are sold each year. 

THE OTHER BIRD 

Turkey isn't the only fowl to be served at Ren Fest.

Bourbon chicken -- grilled chicken covered in a bourbon sauce and placed on a bed of rice -- is also among favorites. 

IN A PICKLE

The Pickle Guy” hawking pickles from his cart.

Who can pass up a seasoned pickle from a renaissance man? They are $2 each. 

Archived photo promoting the 17th annual Ohio Renaissance Festival.(Submitted)

The festival features a new way to enjoy an adult beverage without the kids.

By popular demand, Bucholtz said The Naughty Bawdy Pub Show, an hour of "bawdy humor, cigars, and ale for ages 21 and over" will be held each day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the The Dirty Duchess. Admission is $15.  

BBQ

  

Two summers ago, 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q opened its doors to the public on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival.

The restaurant’s menu includes  Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Sliced Beef.  

STREET TACOS AND SHAWARMA 

Last year, Ren Fest added Garden of Eatin, Marco Polo's Bistro and Jerusalem Cafe.  

Burgers and such will be found in the Garden of Eatin. Go to Jerusalem Cafe for Middle Eastern foods like baklava and shawarma. Marco Polo's will serve street tacos. 

While you are at it, be on the look for Earl of Corn and swing by the Aleing Knight Pub for a list of munchies that includes Scotch eggs, onion petals and brownie bites. 

Popular Dayton food truck shutting down as owner battles brain tumor

Published: Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 1:39 PM

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton's must-try sandwich. Video by Connie Post

UPDATE: 

An health emergency is forcing a Dayton food truck’s closure.  

Katie Marks announced on Facebook Tuesday that she will close The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton. 

In July, Marks said she would sell the truck. She said health issues are forcing her to close it instead. 

>> MORE: Your guide to Dayton-area food truck events in September

Marks was recently diagnosed with a tumor on her pituitary gland.
She posted the following on her personal and business pages: 

“I have not quite been myself this year. I have been moody, tired, had headaches, and gained a significant amount of weight despite eating well quite regularly. I've been flaky and double booked events like crazy without remembering, and the thought of waking up and dealing with people seemed so daunting at times because i just felt like I needed rest. I made a big decision to sell my business because I thought that I was stressed and burned out, but it turns out it was a deeper issue related to hormones. Today at the doctor I was officially diagnosed with a tumor on my pituitary gland. It is a hefty little mother and is pushing on my optic nerve, leaving my vision to being pretty weird and hard to recognize people when I'm out and about.”

The  pituitary gland is at the base of the brain and controls several of the body’s hormone glands. 

BENEFIT PLANNED 

Wicked ‘Wich’s last event will be at RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 13.

The Yellow Cab, 700 E. 4th St. in Dayton, is organizing a sandwich food truck rally to support Marks. 

A dollar from each sandwich or specified item sold at Yellow Cab’s food truck rally set for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 will be donated to Marks.
Trucks participating in the “Sandwich Rally for Katie” rally include Ramen Rickshaw, El Meson, Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q, Thai1On, Greek Street Food Truck, The Drunken Waffle, Hunger Paynes Food Truck, Sweet P's Handcrafted Ice Pops, Flying Santucci Bros. and Creme de la Creme Cakery.

EARLIER:

Fans of one Dayton’s favorite sandwiches, take notice. 

The lady behind the Lady Marmalade plans to put her food truck on the market.

Katie Marks said she will sell The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton food truck after the end of the food truck season in October. 

>> MORE: Local food-truck pioneer puts cupcake business up for sale

Marks said the whole business — the name, truck and recipes — will be sold.

She launched the business three years ago to prove she had what it took.

“I wanted a chance to cook food for a living without a lot of corporate restrictions,” Marks said.  

The Lady Marmalade was voted second best on Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton "Best Sandwich” category.

>> MORE: This sandwich edged out Lady Marmalade

The Lady Marmalade includes two pieces of toasted buttery bread, with a layer of orange marmalade and turkey breast with almonds covered with a freckling of cilantro flakes.

>> MORE:  9 must-eat sandwiches in Dayton

Marks says it has been hard at times to operate the truck on her own. Many area trucks are managed by a husband-wife team or partners, she said.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton will end its season on Saturday, Dec. 12 with its final stop  at Eudora Brewing Company from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Photo source: Facebook)

“Not only is it a lot of maintenance, but a lot of time,” she said. “It is pretty much a 24/7 gig.”

>> MORE: You seriously don’t want to miss these upcoming food truck events

She may open a condiment business with sauces perfected on the truck and plans to spend more time volunteering with organizations like Building Bridges and TJ's Place of Hope.

Building Bridges helps at-risk youth involved in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.

TJ’s Place aims to provide “a safe place for teens and young adults to gather in a confidential environment for recovery from addiction and other destructive behaviors.”

The Dayton native hopes the next owners support nonprofits as she has tried to do. 

“I hope that whoever takes it over has the same mission to make Dayton a better place and help continue its steady rise,” she said.

>> MORE: Food truck casts a spell with sultry sandwich

>> GUIDE: Food trucks in Dayton

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton's Food Truck offers gourmet sandwiches. Our favorite: The Lady Marmalade.(Connie Post)

 

Our favorite places in Dayton to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes

Published: Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 6:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Whether you paint your face, don a jersey or do just enough to wake up in time to catch the game, there’s no beating watching Ohio State Buckeyes football with great food, great friends and great atmosphere. 

>> Where to eat and drink before and after a Reds or Bengals game

We’ve compiled a quick list of places that proudly accommodate the most hardcore of Buckeyes fans.

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1. Fox & Hound (Beavercreek)

Television screens at every angle with daily drink specials. Basic and to the point -- like T formation.

ADDRESS: 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek  

HOURS: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Sunday through Saturday)

INFO: Website Facebook | (937) 426-4145 

2. Buffalo Wings and Rings (Centerville)

A full menu, featuring everything from customizable wings with five types of sauces, quesadillas and burgers. They also offer soups and salads for the kickers in your football gang.

ADDRESS: 894 S. Main St., Centerville 

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday), 11 a.m. to midnight (Fri. and Sat.)    

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 438-9464

Buffalo Wings and Rings (Piqua)

ADDRESS: 989 E. Ash Street, Piqua   

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday), 11 a.m. to midnight (Fri. and Sat.)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 773-9464 

3. Caddy's Tap House (Beavercreek)

Countless menu options, including 11 types of burgers, not the least of which is the intimidating Dagwood — five patties with bacon and five kinds of cheese.  With nearly 50 beers on tap, they’re bound to have something any beer drinker will enjoy.

ADDRESS: 2760  Towne Dr., Beavercreek

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday through Sunday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 431-0240 

4. The Growler Pub & Grub

Formerly the site of Wright Wing (and others), The Growler set up shop in March of 2017. Some things have changed, but the commitment to being a sports bar with multiple screens has not. Guests seem to really love their pizza.

ADDRESS: 3808 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday to Saturday)

INFO: Website | Facebook | 937-938-7714

Wright Wing (Fairborn)

Under new ownership since May of 2017, as the name implies, they specialize in wings. They also offer pizza and a decent beer selection, to include local breweries.

ADDRESS: 1864 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn 

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday to Saturday) 

INFO: Facebook | Call (937) 318-8525

>> RELATED: 6 bars to check out in Belmont 

5. Flyboy's Deli (Oakwood)

A visit to Flyboy's, which boasts New York City deli taste, you'll find locally-themed sandwiches and salads along with one of the biggest gatherings of Buckeyes fans this side of Columbus!
ADDRESS: 2515 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood

HOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 723-6135 

6. Smokey Bones (Dayton)

This spacious location has screens visible at nearly every angle. The menu features fire-grilled sirloins and tenderloins as well as chicken (including wings) and seafood options. Smokey Bones also rewards repeat business with a loyalty program.

ADDRESS:  6744 Miller Ln, Dayton
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Sunday)
INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 415-0185 

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7. Hinders Sports Bar & Grill (Tipp City)

You have to love an establishment that serves sandwiches bigger than most mouths (I said most). They offer daily drink specials aimed at the football fan to go with a colorful atmosphere.

ADDRESS:  902 W. Main St., Tipp City
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Friday, Saturday), Noon to 9 p.m. (Sunday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 667-4433  

8. Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill (Vandalia)

The bar is literally surrounded by television screens, so there’s no missing a play…unless you get caught up trying to read all of the more than 40 beers on tap that rotate regularly. The menu is chock full of great American bar fare, included their much-heralded wings. But you should do yourself a favor and get there early enough (starting at 8 a.m.) for their ginormous breakfast portions. They've got more options than military academy offenses.

Bunkers will host a special Ohio State Kick Off Party this Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. and featuring Scarlet Ale from Vandalia’s Hairless Hare Brewery.

ADDRESS: 893 E. National Rd., Vandalia
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday), 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Tuesday-Thursday), 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m (Friday), 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m (Saturday), 
 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 415-0185

>> RELATED: 2 restaurants open their 1st Dayton-area locations today 

9. Fricker's Wings Sports Bar (Kettering)

The Dayton-born chain, with 24 restaurants throughout Ohio, as well as Indiana and That State Up North, has been a local fixture in the sites of sports fans since 1985. With 15 wing sauces, you should be able to find one at your speed. I, of course, could never get passed the Frickin’ Kicker.  Are you a fan of draft beer? Well, how’s about 120 ounces of it in the behemoth Fricker’s calls the Supertube? That’s nearly a gallon of beer and reason enough to install the Uber application on your smartphone.

ADDRESS:  1818 Woodman Dr., Kettering

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 252-9007

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Dayton)

ADDRESS:  6834 Miller Ln., Dayton

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 890-0020

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Troy)

ADDRESS:  1187 Experiment Farm Rd., Troy

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 335-2900

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Springfield)

ADDRESS:  1616 Upper Valley Pk., Springfield

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937)325-2200

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Vandalia)

ADDRESS:  22 Foley Dr., Vandalia

 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 454-9464

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Huber Heights)

ADDRESS:  6280 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights

 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 233-9464

Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Centerville)

ADDRESS:  1383 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville

 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 434-1000

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Fricker’s Wings Sports Bar (Miamisburg)

ADDRESS:  251 N. Springboro Pk., Miamisburg

 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 866-9464

10. Buffalo Wild Wings (Dayton)

A well-known national chain with the screens, firepower and locations to serve OSU fans throughout the area. BW3s recently introduced a customer loyalty program that may allow for even more pigskin merrymaking.

ADDRESS:  1900 Brown St., Dayton
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturday), 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)
 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 222-9464

Buffalo Wild Wings (Kettering)

ADDRESS:  262 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)

 INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 424-3999

Buffalo Wild Wings (Beavercreek)

ADDRESS:  2776 Center Dr. Beavercreek
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)  

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 431-8555

>>>RELATED: Why this Dayton bar decided not to close its doors

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Buffalo Wild Wings (Centerville)

ADDRESS:  6210 Wilmington Pk., Centerville
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)  

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 848-2999

Buffalo Wild Wings (West Carrollton)

ADDRESS:  2082 S. Alex Rd., West Carrollton
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)  

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 847-2999

Buffalo Wild Wings (Englewood)

ADDRESS:  891 S. Main St., Englewood
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 836-8555

Buffalo Wild Wings (Huber Heights)

ADDRESS:  7875 Wayne Town Blvd.
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (937) 237-7771

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Buffalo Wild Wings (Springfield)

ADDRESS:  1960 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)  

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 390-9464

Buffalo Wild Wings (Troy)

ADDRESS:  2313 W. Main St., Troy
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 440-9016

Buffalo Wild Wings (Springboro)

ADDRESS:  774 N. Main St., Springboro
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)  

INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 748-0401

Buffalo Wild Wings (Lebanon)

ADDRESS:  1248 Columbus Ave., Lebanon
 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday)

INFO: Website Facebook | Call (513) 228-2120

11. Buckin’ Donkey 

Not so much a newcomer as a new location, the Buckin’ Donkey recently opened at the former site of Murray’s. The owners are staunch Pittsburgh sports fans, but you can probably talk them into putting the Buckeyes on for you on gameday. Their specialty burgers are ridiculous.

ADDRESS:  3808 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
 HOURS: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday

INFO: Facebook | (937) 723-7888

Where are your favorite places to watch the Buckeyes? Contact me at Jim.Ingram@CoxInc.com