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The season’s first outdoor market is this weekend, and we’re EXCITED

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

The 3rd on Third market returned to Dayton on Sunday, April 19, featuring live music, food trucks, baked goods and a variety of vendors carrying everything from locally made goods to antiques and collectibles. The rain-or-shine market is held on the third Sunday of each month from April through October at 1121 E. Third Street.

‘Tis the season for outdoor markets -- and the first one of the area kicks off this weekend.

3rd Sundays at Front Street Outdoor Market returns April 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1001 E. 2nd St., Dayton. The event will be held every Sunday from April through October.

>> Your guide to farmers markets in Dayton area

The recurring event is in conjunction with the artist studios and galleries in the Front Street Buildings.

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The outdoor market features antiques, collectibles, artisan items, handmade and homemade items, jewelry, furniture, upcycled and recycled items and more.

There will also be live music and food trucks.

>> Your guide to Dayton-area food trucks

Bonus: It’s free and kid-friendly.

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Free meals for a year, other giveaways Wednesday at new Raising Cane’s

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will throw in some promotional perks and some swag on Wednesday when it opens its first Dayton-area restaurant at 1136 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Washington Twp.

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The Facebook event page for the grand opening describes it as “one party you don’t want to miss” and promises “prizes, giveaways, music, and more.”

The first person in line will receive “free Cane’s for a year and plenty of Cane’s swag (like a gift basket, t-shirt, plush puppy, and more),” the Raising Cane’s franchisee said.

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Other prizes and festivities include tickets to see a Columbus Crew soccer match for the first 10 people in line; a live, on-site broadcast from K99.1FM; and a visit from the Centerville High School marching band and cheerleaders.

We’ve reached out to Andria Morgan — marketing manager for RCO Limited, the Dayton-area franchisee for Raising Cane’s — to find out more about the free-Cane’s-for-a-year offer and about other details about the grand opening and will update this story when we find out more.

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The site of the new restaurant in Washington Twp. most recently housed a Golden Dragon Buffet & Grill, and, before that, a Ryan’s Steakhouse. The former restaurant structure was demolished to pave the way for construction of the new Raising Cane’s.

The Ohio 725 restaurant will seat 92 inside and will employ 45 to 65, Morgan has said.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers operates multiple restaurants in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas, and opened a restaurant in Fairfield in October 2016. Plans call for adding more Dayton-area locations, Morgan has said. Plans for a potential Beavercreek location are pending, according to city and restaurant officials.

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The Raising Cane’s chain prides itself on a limited menu and a simple concept, focused on chicken fingers, made “fresh, never frozen,” marinated for 24 hours, then battered and cooked to order. Also featured on the menu are crinkle-cut fries, cole slaw, Texas Toast and sauces that are made in-house each day.

The chicken-restaurant market is becoming intensely competitive in the Dayton area. Chains such as Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and Chick-fil-A have been in expansion mode in the region, and local startup Mike’s Nashville Hot also has opened new locations in Dayton’s south suburbs, entering a Dayton-area market that already has multiple KFC and Lee’s Famous Recipe fried-chicken restaurants.

Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon to play show in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

Skillet will headline the opening night of SpirtSong. JOSEPH CULTICE/CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer

Want to see two Grammy nominees with an American Idol alum? Well, here’s your chance to ring out your summer on a positive note.

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Food for the Hungry presents the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour featuring GRAMMY® nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole, American Idol alum Colton Dixon, and special guests Tauren Wells and GAWVI. The tour will visit 29 cities including a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, September 27.

>> PHOTOS: The acts we can’t wait to see at the Ohio State Fair this summer

Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 10:00am on Friday, June 30th at,, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. 

>> PHOTOS: Summer 2017 concerts at The Rose Music Center

>> PHOTOS: Summer 2017 concerts at Fraze Pavilion

Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. 


WHAT: AiR1 Positive Hits Tour

WHERE: The Rose Music Center at the Heights, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27th

Celebrate the 4th all day at Centerville's Americana Festival

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

What began in 1972 as a sidewalk sale promoted by the Centerville downtown merchants is now one of the area's most celebrated and patriotic Fourth of July events. 

The 44th Annual Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival kicks off on Tuesday, July 4 with a bevy of events leading up to the fireworks display at Centerville High School. With this year's theme being The Best is Yet to Come, here are the reasons why you should venture into Elk Country this holiday weekend:

1. Run a 5K

The Up and Running Americana 5k Run/Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. July 4 at the Centerville High School Stadium on East Franklin Street, and follows the parade route down Franklin Street to just past Magsig Middle School, where the runners and walkers will turn around and head back to the high school. The race finishes with a lap around the track in the stadium. The race is chip timed and results will be available immediately at the race.

>>RELATED: The best places to watch the fireworks

2. Watch the parade

The parade begins at 10 a.m. July 4 on East Franklin Street, west of Centerville High School, and proceeds West to Cline Elementary on Virginia Avenue. Showcasing more than 120 units, the parade features numerous bands, floats and numerous mobile and walking units. If you can’t make it to the parade on July 4, watch it live on Time Warner Channel 5. >> Here’s your guide to ALL THE FESTIVALS in Dayton this summer

Arrow’s ‘Super Saturday’ highlights Dayton’s best wine-tastings list

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

Arrow Wine & Spirits Far Hills store’s “Super Saturday” happens THIS Saturday, June 24, which means there will be more than 20 wines available for sampling at the drop-in event (taste 1 or 5 or 10, if you’ve got a driver, and remember, half-tastes are available for half-price). And a MIGHTY shout-out to the Dayton-based wine listserv that compiles this information and allows us to copy and paste it here. Read, attend, enjoy!

Jay’s Kitchen Door 225 E. Sixth St. in Dayton’s Oregon Historic

District, RSVP Events (937) 2222892

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 4-8 pm

2015 Vietti Arneis

2012 Louis Jadot Nuits St George

2012 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo

2010 Chateau Barde-Haut Saint Emilion

2012 Chateau Montelena Napa

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 1-6 pm

NV Jean Vesselle Oeil de Perdrix

2012 Louis Jadot Gevery Chambertin

2009 Domaine Clerico Pajana Barolo

2013 Antinori Tignanello

Antinori Wine Dinner

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm - $65


Saturday, August 19 at 12:30 PM - $70

Arrow Wine & Spirits Far Hills – Kettering 2950 Far Hills Ave. 9372981456

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 11-5 pm Wine tasting

Super Saturday Wine Tasting 20+ Wines

A Selection Of Craft Beer

2077 Heitz Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Farm Napa Valley Chardonnay

2014 Clos Coutale Cahors

2016 Clarendelle Bordeaux Rose

2013 Emiliana Coyam

2014 David Bruce Russian River Chardonnay

2013 David Bruce Sonoma County Pinot Noir

2010 Chateau Sichel Pauillac

Beer Tasting 1-4 pm

Alesmith Orange

Troegs Nimble Giant

Lagunitas Dark Swan

Yellow Springs Springer With Raspberries

Kindred Campfire

Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)

Dorothy Lane Market Oakwood, The Mezzanine.

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 5-8 PM

2016 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc

2015 Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Matthew Fritz Pinot Noir

2015 Domaine de Verquiere Rasteau

2016 Mollydooker Maitre’D Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 The Wolftrap

Oyster Happy Hour, Fridays, 4-7pm

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 2-6pm

2015 Kesseler Riesling Kabinett

2015 Nickel and Nickel Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 Bulliat Moulin-a-Vent

2012 Ransom Grenache

2013 Taken Red Wine

2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonus Bottle

Beers on Tap

DLM Washington Square

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 5-8 pm

2015 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, CA

2015 Chateau d’Anice Graves Blanc 50/50 Sauv Blanc/Semillon, FR

2016 Rosé TBD

2015 Teutonic Wine Company Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

2012 Pezat Bordeaux Superieur 85/15 Merlot/Cab Franc, FR

2016 Molly Dooker “The Boxer” Shiraz, South Australia

2014 Terra d’Oro Petite Sirah, Amador, CA

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 12-5 pm

2016 Florensac Picpoul de Pinet, FR

2016 Salvestrin Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA

2016 Rosé TBD

2015 Domaine de Vequére Rasteau, Provence, FR

2016 Molly Dooker Two Left Feet Red Blend, South Australia

2015 Areyna Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

2014 Salvestrin “Cavaso” Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 4-7 pm Wine Down Wednesday

On Tap:

Dorothy Lane Springboro

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 3 - 7 pm

2016 Stolpman Rosé

2015 Clos des Grands Primo Muscadet

2014 Cinnabar Chardonnay

2014 Redhawk Red

2010 Nina Lee Syrah

2013 Taft Street Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonus Bottle


Urban Artifact Hippodrome DIPA

Urban Artifact Flash Lamp Ale

On Tap:

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 1-5 pm

2016 Joel Gott Rosé

2016 Salvestrin Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Groth Chardonnay

2014 Siltstone Pinot Noir

2014 Azagador Cosecha Red

2013 Il Borro Toscana

2012 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

Arrow Centerville 615 Lyons Rd Centerville (937) 433-6778

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 5pm to 7pm Beer Tasting

Christian Moerlein tasting with a representative of the brewery

Mexican Style Lager

OTR Pale Ale

Third Wave IPA

Strawberry Pig Cream Ale

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 11-5 pm Wine Tasting

Tap List

Yellow Springs - Scavenger Hunt IPA

Nowhere in Particular - Passionfruit beat your wheat ale

Lucky Star - Project 69 DIPA

Epic - Los Locos Mexican Style Lager

Warped Wing - Lemon Drop Pale Ale

Warped Wing - Night Velvet Belgian Strong ale w/plums

Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro

4457 State Route 725 Bellbrook 8482161

Tues-Thur 4 - 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 4 - 10pm

Featured Wines for Jun 22,23

2016 Robert Klingenfus Pinot Gris/France

2014 Martinelli Chardonnay/California

2016 Acantalys Tavel Rose/France

2014 Black Slate Red Blend/Spain

2014 Raymond Velvet Napa Cab/California

2013 Three Wine Company Zinfandel/California

Featured Wines for week beginning Jun 24

2016 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/California

2016 Feudi di Gregorio Rose/Italy

2015 Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay/California

2016 Molly Dooker Boxer Cabernet/Australia

2015 J Vineyards Pinot Noir/California

2015 Mazzei Badiola Sangiovese/Italy

The Wine Gallery 5 West Monument Ave Dayton Ohio 45402 9372249463

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 Wine Tasting from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Deaf Monty’s Wine at Inn Port D’Vino

22 Brown Street in the Oregon District, 937-225-9463

Open 4-8pm Monday through Saturday

Mercer Canyons Cabernet; Line 39 Pinot Noir;Gentleman’s Collection Red

Blend; Easley Winery Reggae Red; Le Charmel Rose; Underwood Rose;

Calling All Angels Chardonnay; Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina; Dry Canyon

Riesling; Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Gris; ; Otima 10 Year Tawny Port

The Wine Cellar in Osaka, 2476 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek 937-320-1188

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017, 2-6pm

Clos La Soleya Brut Rose Cava, Spain

Sanz Clasico, Rueda Spain

Tamaral Roble 2013, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Cellar Aixala Alcait Destrankis DOQ 2015 Priorat, Spain

El Porvenir Amauta Corte IV 2013

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 5-8pm


Thursday, June 22, 2017 RSVP Hibachi Wine Dinner

Tuna Bites

Sparkling Rosé of Zweigelt & Pinot Noir Markus Huber ‘Hugo’

Scallop Hibachi

Riesling Trocken (Dry) Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg 2014

New York Strip Hibachi

Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) Weingut Künstler 2014

Green Tea Ice Cream

Grüner Veltliner Eiswein Weingut Martin Nigl 2015

Kroger Centerville Marketplace RSVP 937-435-8210

Beer Tasting

Wednesday 4pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 1pm to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm

Hanger 18 Porter (Toxic Brew) ABV 6.2% IBU 35

Iso Trope IPA (Fig Leaf Brewing) 7.2% ABV 68

Swivelhead India Red Ale (Deschutes Brewing) ABV 56.1% IBU 70

Broken Trolley Blonde Orange (Dayton Beer Company) ABV 5.3% IBU 23

Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Ale (Jackie O’s Brewing) ABV 6.5% IBU 33

Summerfest Crisp Lager ABV 5.0% IBU 28

Hefeweizen (North High Brewing) ABV 5.1% IBU 9

Slamon Shorts Hoppy Lager (Warped Wing) ABV 5.4% IBU 80

Bourbon Barrel Stout (Kentucky Brewing)

Wine Tasting

Wednesday, 4-9 pm Thursday-Saturday 1pm to 9pm, Sunday, 11am to 6 pm

Gris Blanc Rose

La Crema Pinot Gris

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay

Cuvaison Chardonnay

Estancia Meritage

Ravens Wood Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel

Penfolds Max’s Cabernet Sauvignon

JoLouis Martini Alexander Cabernet

Kenwood Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon

Kroger Austin Landing

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 4-8 pm Wine Happy Hour

GIRARD Chardonay


BÖEN Pinot Noir

UPPERCUT Cabernet Sauvignon

BOSC Moscato


Zinks Meats and Fine Wines 409 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (937) 435-4980

Thursday Night Wine Tastings 5-8 pm Live music and appetizers

Thursday June 8, 2017 5-8 p.m.

Tooth & Nail

The Fiend

The Glutton

The Possessor

The Stand

Amor Fati Grenache 2012

Thursday June 29, 2017 5-8 p.m.

Peju Winery

Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill 8268 N Main St 937.890.0300

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 3-6 pm

Sensi Pinot Grigio

Domaine de la Royere Syrah/Grenache/Carignane/Mourvedre

McNab Ridge District One Red Blend

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon

A.R. “El Loco” Lime

A.R. Forbidden Apple

A.R. Caught Red-Handed

Chateau La Paws Sweet Red

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 5-8pm

Other wines TBA

Maui Blanc

Umberto Fiore Moscato

Santero Moscato + Strawberry

Serena Sweet Red Blend

Thursday, June 29th 6-9pm Cigar Event

Roberto Duran Cigars

Devil’s Backbone Brewery

Saturday, Jul 1,2017 3-6pm Wine Tasting

Pavao Vinho Verde

Portrait of a Mutt Zinfandel

Ca’Momi Rosso

Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon

Maui Blanc

Umberto Fiore Moscato

Santero Moscato + Strawberry

Serena Sweet Red Blend

Shen’s Szechuan & Sushi 7580 Poe Ave 937-898-3860

Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm Wine Tasting Dinner

Five New Zealand wines and a paired five course meal.

2 Oyster Bay white wines and 3 Baroosa Valley red wines.

Jungle Jim’s 1.513.674.6000

For wine event information, call 513 674-6000, wait for the voice

prompt, press 1, then press 6165 for assistance.