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Beer popsicles and beer pickles? This Dayton brewpub has them

Published: Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Orange Saison and Mint Cookie Stout beer popsicles, part of a beer-infused menu at Fifth Street Brewpub during Dayton Beer Week. Photo from Fifth Street Brewpub Facebook page.
Orange Saison and Mint Cookie Stout beer popsicles, part of a beer-infused menu at Fifth Street Brewpub during Dayton Beer Week. Photo from Fifth Street Brewpub Facebook page.

What better way to celebrate Dayton Beer Week than a cold, refreshing … beer popsicle?

Fifth Street Brewpub in Dayton is offering beer popsicles as part of a special beer-infused menu that is available through this Sunday, Aug. 27.

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The frozen treats come in two flavors: Mint Cookie Stout, with a touch of milk; and Orange Saison 484.

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Other beer-infused dishes include a JoJo’s Stout gravy on a special burger; salmon filet topped with Deluge Pale Ale cherry sauce; Fritters topped with Mint Cookie Stout caramel sauce; Saison 484 beer-battered portobello mushrooms with Icebreaker IPA Caesar dressing; and a “Pickle Board” with Icebreaker IPA cucumber pickles, Deluge Pale Ale pickled egg, and Henry the Fifth Ginger Beer strawberry jam, served with brie wedges and bistro crackers.

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Here’s how you can give the gift of Fiona for the holidays

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Fiona the hippo explores the outdoor habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona, the sassy hippo who overcame great odds to be a prime star at the Cincinnati Zoo, can help you celebrate the holidays. 

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Rookwood Pottery has collaborated with the zoo to create a Fiona ornament, so you can dress up your tree, mantle or just about anything with her likeness.

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Graeter’s Ice Cream is partnering with Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens for the new zoo-inspired flavor Chunky Chunky Hippo.(Staff Writer)

The Cincinnati-based store has started selling Fiona ornaments online at shop.rookwoodpottery.com and in store locations (find the closest one here). 

>> WATCH: Fiona the hippo explores the outdoor pool

Each ornament is $25 plus tax, and 20% of the proceeds from each will be donated to the Cincinnati Zoo Conservation Fund. 

>> PHOTOS: Fiona the hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo's beloved baby hippo, is in the water between her parents, Henry and Bibi in this file photo.(Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)

If you’d like to have your ornament signed by the artist, you can attend one of the artist signings at their stores at the dates and times listed below: 

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden decided its popular baby hippo Fiona is ready for her close-up June 1, 2017, as she navigates the 9-foot-deep Hippo Cove pool.(Staff Writer)

You have to see this gorgeous, glowing display at Aullwood

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

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Glowing art installations at night? This event is giving us ALL the heart-eyes. 

Enjoy a glowing wonderland of luminescent art installations and fiery entertainment at GLOW: Nature at Night, a reinvention of Enchanted Forest. 

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The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton.  

There will be live entertainment from performer Chris Rowlands, who will sing old and new songs. 

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GLOW: Nature at Night, a reinvention of Enchanted Forest, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. PHOTO / Aullwood Farm

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You can visit the GLOW store in the Farm Discovery Center and adorn yourself with unique glow items, such a hats, shoelaces, necklaces and fingernail polish. Children can create gleaming glow-in-the-dark make and take creations in a special children’s activity area. 

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Exploration of the Nature Playscape at night is always an adventure for kids, and adults can play glow-in-the-dark games too.

GLOW: Nature at Night, a reinvention of Enchanted Forest, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. PHOTO / Aullwood Farm

This Friday is the LAST Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of the season

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

The Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally was held Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Old Yellow Cab Company in downtown Dayton. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam
Tom Gilliam
The Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally was held Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Old Yellow Cab Company in downtown Dayton. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam(Tom Gilliam)

Dry your tears -- you still have one more huge event to celebrate your favorite food trucks. 

>> Your guide to Dayton food trucks

We took an in-depth look at food trucks and health inspections.

The last Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of the season will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. 

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The event will feature an eclectic mix of gourmet food trucks, free live music and local craft beers. 

>> PHOTOS: June 2017 Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally

Featured Food Trucks: 

Ramen RickshawEl MesonSmokinbeebeeqThe Drunken Waffle, and Greek Street Food Truck

Dessert:

Creme de la Creme Cakery

The Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally has partnered with The Night Market, so there will be several local vendors selling fresh produce and other local items during the event.

July's Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally was held Friday, July 21, 2017. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam(Tom Gilliam)

July's Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally was held Friday, July 21, 2017. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam(Tom Gilliam)

4 awesome Halloween parties and events this weekend 

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

We visited Dia De Las Cervezas and Hauntfest.

The calendar may not say Oct. 31, but come on, this is Halloween. 

There are chills and thrills this weekend that will delight Halloween fans in Dayton.  

Here are four events you shouldn’t miss:  

1 👻 FRITZ THE NIGHT OWL PRESENTS ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ 

When: 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 

Where: The Plaza Theatre, 33 S. Main St., Miamisburg 

InfoEvent Facebook page

Fritz The Nite Owl of Nite Owl Theatre will host the 1984 classic movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts.

Fritz’s show ran night on WBNS in Columbus between 1974 and 1991. The Emmy winner will host segments and classic commercial breaks during the screening. 

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 2) 👻 ALE-O-WEEN

For the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and plenty of imbibers, the ideal “treat” was beer…and plenty of it, at Top of the Market on Saturday, Oct. 29, for the first Dia de las Cervezas. More than 30 Ohio craft breweries were represented, with live music as well.(Tom Gilliam/Tom Gilliam)

When: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 21
Where: The Dayton Steam Plant, 617 E. Third St., Dayton 

Cost: $40 in advance or $50 at door 

Info: ohiocraftbeer.org Event Facebook page 

Tickets: http://www.beerfesttickets.com/aleoween

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association party previously known as Dia de las Cervezas will feature 31 craft breweries pouring samples of Ohio beer. 

>> PHOTOS: Look inside The Steam Plant -- Dayton’s newest venue

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Ale-O-Ween will feature live music from The AmpFibians and Team Void, face painting, and food from the The Drunken Waffle and other food trucks. 

The plant’s renovation is part of the transformation of the Webster Station neighborhood from an industrial and warehouse district into a hot spot for tech firms, housing and shopping. 

Designated driver admission will be $15 and includes a food voucher. 

>> PHOTOS: Dia de las Cervezas 2016

>> PHOTOS : Sneak peek of Steam Plant renovation in downtown Dayton

  3) 👻 MASQUERAGE 2017 

Performer Alexis Michelle competed on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on VH1.(HANDOUT)

When: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 

Where: The Roundhouse at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton

Info: masquerage.orgFacebook

Cost: Those who purchase tickets to the VIP Red Ribbon Lounge for $150 in advance or $175 at the door will receive free drinks, a Dayton.com swag bag and a meet and greet with Alexis Michelle. 

General Admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. It includes a welcome cocktail and food from SageCraft Catering. 

>> PHOTOS: 2015 Masquerage 

Alexis Michelle from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame will headline the party set at the over-the-top bash. 

Dubbed Dayton’s “Party of Parties” by Dayton Daily News editor Ron Rollins, Masquerage is a fundraiser for Equitas Health, formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio

Masks are encouraged and most attendees dress to the theme. This year’s theme is “Lost Worlds.”

Archive photo from AIDS Resource Center Ohio's 14th Annual Masquerage. The event has raised over 1.2 million dollars for the organization over the past 13 years. David A. Moodie, contributing photographer

>> MORE: You’ll kick yourself if you miss out on Masquerage 2017 this weekend 

4) 👻 THE PUMPKIN GLOW 

When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 

Where: Adventures on the Great Miami, 1995 E. Ross Road, Tipp City 

Info: Greatmiami.netEvent Facebook page

Adventures on the Great Miami’s second annual Pumpkin Glow will include pumpkin carving, a pumpkin glow, food and a bonfire. The pumpkin glow starts at 8:20 p.m., and Adventures on the Great Miami’s Pumpkin Fest continues all month long. 

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