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Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— It’s back for the third year in a row!
Adventures on the Great Miami is pleased to host The Great Christmas Tree Bon Fire starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 6.
New this year is Tube Fest, with all day tubing offered at the hill for just $5 and a menu of Southwestern food served all day long.
“We get a lot of families coming out and we wanted to plan a whole evening of fun for everyone,” said Chris Jackson, owner of Adventures on the Great Miami. “There will be lots of warm food along with live music happening around the fire into the night.”
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Christmas trees can be dropped off on any day after Christmas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adventures on the Great Miami.
Admittance to the Christmas Tree Burn is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
“The least fun part of every holiday season is taking down the decorations and tree,” said Jackson. “Instead of letting this be a dreary surrender to the long cold months ahead, we came up with the Great Christmas Tree Bon Fire to gather families around this year’s tree one last time.”
The Great Christmas Tree Bon Fire’s festivities will start at 5 p.m. on January 6, with the bonfire at 7 p.m. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
Want to go?
WHAT: The Great Christmas Tree Bon Fire
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
WHERE: Adventures on the Great Miami, 1995 E. Ross Rd., Tipp City
COST: Free admission; with tubing, food and drinks available for purchase
INFO: Facebook event page
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 3:49 PM
— From food and art to live music and wine, you'll ﬁnd it all happening during Culture Works’ ﬁrst ever Eat. Drink. Arts!
Enjoy creative cocktails, inspired menus, and one-of-a-kind arts experiences at your favorite Dayton-area restaurants from January 16-21, 2018.
“A great meal and an arts performance just naturally go together, and we’re proud to pair some of Dayton’s ﬁnest arts groups with amazing dining around town,” says Culture Works Executive Director Lisa Hanson
“Eat.Drink.Arts!” in Dayton is a collaborative eﬀort bringing together culinary, visual, and performing artists to cultivate and enhance resources for our visual and performing arts community.
A smorgasbord of area eateries is partnering with Culture Works to satisfy your palate and stimulate your artistic senses — all while supporting local arts organizations.
🍴 Texas Beef & Cattle Company
Dine on authentic South Texas-style BBQ while watching The Mural Machine in action! Brisket, Sausage or Pulled Pork Plate (comes with 2 sides) for dinner with banana pudding and tea or lemonade.
Where: 1101 W. Third St., Dayton
When: Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
🍴 Old Scratch Pizza -- SOLD OUT
A three-course dinner curated by Chef Nate. This will not be your typical pizzeria dinner! It will include a beverage, a special appetizer, salad, and a unique, arts themed pizza paired with music from a classical-jazz crossover quartet with violin, bass, guitar and keyboard.
Where: 812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton
When: From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
🍴 Amber Rose Restaurant
Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with a taste of the arts.
When: From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Just $35/person.
🍴 Table 33
Enjoy an entree with a mimosa/cocktail and a performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
Where: 130 W. Second St., Dayton
When: Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
🍴 The Dublin Pub
Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner and 10% of your bill will be donated to Culture Works. Entertainment by Ashley Knapp, a young bluegrass and traditional country artist.
Where: 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton
When: All day
Cost: No advance ticket needed.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
— A local shop is pairing two of America’s most favoritest things: Girl Scout cookies and wine.
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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 manager and a sales associate.
Admission is $25 each.
Urmila Holloway, the shop’s owner, will lead the tasting, Schneider said.
Schneider saw the idea on Pinterest and told Holloway about it.
“I thought it was a fun and fantastic idea,” Holloway said. “This time of year is so ucky. It is nice to find something fun to do, especially with this awful weather.”
Schneider said Shortbread/Trefoils, Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles (lemon cookies),
Caramel deLites/Samoas and Do-si-dos /Peanut Butter Sandwich will each be paired with a different wine.
“We have a couple of whites. We have a couple of reds. We have a sweet wine,” she said.
The Do-si-dos will be paired with a jammy red to create a peanut butter and jelly effect, Schneider said.
There is space for about 30 tasters.
Schneider said those interested can call 937-247-1120 to RSVP.
WANT TO GO?
What: Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing
Where: Taste of Wine, 90 S. Main St., Miamisburg
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
Cost: $25 per person.
More information: Call 937-247-1120 to RSVP.
Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 2:34 PM
— Well, folks, that’s a wrap!
The theme: Prohibition. 1920’s-style dress is encouraged, but not required.
General admission tickets are on sale for $14, and VIP tickets are on sale for $22 (UPDATE: VIP tickets are sold out!)
VIP ticketholders will receive admission to a special Speakeasy VIP lounge, a free bourbon glass, a free drink, a swag bag, appetizers and more. VIP ticketholders will also have no wait, and their party starts a little earlier at 5 p.m.
Winners will be announced Jan. 18, 2018 online at Dayton.com.
The festivities will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Top of the Market Banquet Center, 32 Webster St., Dayton. Ages 21 and up only, please.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Artemis Center, Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency.
Are you a local business that wants to participate?
If you’re a Best of 2017 food and dining finalist who wants to be involved in the party in some way, please let us know. Fill out this Eventbrite link to connect with us. We have a limited amount of booths available for restaurants, and it’s first come, first serve.
If you’re an entertainer who’d like to be involved, we’d like to hear from you, too.
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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:54 PM
— The Miami Valley Restaurant Association has teamed up with Buckeye Vodka and Prime Time Party Rental for a night of gourmet samples, music, photos and fun.
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the association presents the anticipated Sneak Peek to Winter Restaurant Week. Fifteen restaurants will share exclusive menu samplings, including tastings from three new restaurants on the Winter Restaurant Week lineup.
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The Sneak Peek menu includes:
Bravo! Cucina Italiana (new this year!)
Brio Tuscan Grille (new this year!)
Canal House Chili (opening soon!)
Dewberry 1850 (new this year!)
The best way to navigate this sensational menu? As Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s executive director Amy Zahora puts it, “dive right in!” Bring a curious palette and appetite to the affair – there’s a lot to revel in.
In addition to the food, DJ and photo booth, guests can enjoy a cocktail crafted by Buckeye Vodka with their drink ticket (included with ticket purchase), as well as a glass of the newly-launched Walking Dead-themed wine for $5. For even more fun, Dayton’s Beer Bike QuadracycALE will be on display at the event booking their portable pub for summer festivities.
Winter Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 21 and runs through Jan. 28 offering three tiers of reduced price-points on curated three-course meals, with $1 from each meal donated to a local charity.
Want to go?
WHAT: Sneak Peek to Winter Restaurant Week
WHERE: Prime Time Party Rental, 5225 N. Springboro Pike
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: $20.18 in advance, $25 day of. Includes 1 drink ticket