FOOD DEAL: You won’t believe the price for all-you-can-eat BBQ tacos every Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 11:02 AM


Tacos’ favorite night is officially moving to Wednesdays. 

Smoky Bones Bar and Fire Grill is changing “Taco Tuesday” to “Taco Wednesday.” No big deal, right? Wrong. They’re also making it unlimited taco Wednesday. Game changer.

Every Wednesday after 9 p.m., all-you-can-eat tacos are now a very real thing at Smokey Bones, 6744 Miller Ln. Dayton, Ohio. 

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Smokey Bones’ “BBQ street tacos are made from the choicest meats, slow smoked for 9 hours or grilled over an open fire,” according to a press release.

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For $11.99, the restaurant is daring you to woof-down as many smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Brisket, Choice Steak or Grilled Chicken tacos as you can

Note: you’ll need to purchase a drink to unlock all the unlimited goodness. 

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This late-night deal is just what you needed after a spontaneous weeknight out, or if you happened to miss taco Tuesday for the 9th time in a row. 

See Dayton’s magnificent ‘Pizzatree’ and two other creative holiday trees

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Not every Christmas tree needs leaves. These “trees” prove it. Video by Amelia Robinson

Fact: Not every tree has leaves or the illusion of leaves.

Some Christmas trees are made of other things. 

Take the “Pizzatree” at Old Scratch Pizza, 812 S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton, for instance.

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Stephanie Soller, the restaurant’s co-owner, said the eye-catching “tree” decorated in ribbon, bows and garland is made with 125 pizza boxes. 

It is right up front near Old Scratch’s counter.

“We are not big into holiday decorations, but we wanted to get into the holiday spirit for our staff and customers. I was looking some fun ideas and perhaps something a little ‘cheesy.’ I found this idea on Pinterest and went from there,” Soller said. “I thought it would be kinda tacky, but it actually turned out quite ‘tasteful.’”


Strings Attached entry into the City of Dayton's Whimsical Windows contest in 2017. CONTRIBUTED(Submitted)

The “Christmas tree” that decorates the window of Strings Attached, 225 N Main St. in downtown Dayton, is fashioned out of styrofoam balls covered in yarn, then strung on yarn. 

The concept was easier to come up with than you’d expect. 

“I was sitting at my mother-in-law’s dining room table in Washington, D.C. thinking about what I wanted to do,” Kristen Maddox, the shop’s owner, explained. “I wish I had a better story.”

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The shop is competing against about 30 others downtown business for a victory in the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Whimsical Windows contest. 

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The Dublin Pub went with what it knows for its unique Christmas tree: empty bottles of Jameson whiskey. 

If that doesn’t say Christmas, what does?

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Dublin Pub in Dayton's Oregon District has a Christmas tree made of Jameson Irish Whiskey bottles.(Submitted)

Dublin Pub in Dayton's Oregon District has a Christmas tree made of Jameson Irish Whiskey bottles.(Submitted)

The PizzaTree at Old Scratch Pizza in Dayton.(Submitted)

MercyPets aims to help alleviate child hunger

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph.
HANDOUT/Marvin Joseph
Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph.(HANDOUT/Marvin Joseph)

A new organization launched by Rev. Satish Joseph from the Immaculate Conception Church aims to assist in child hunger, by taking a portion of the money you would spend on your pet and putting that same amount toward fighting child hunger.

“I decided to make a commitment, because there was no limit to to what I would spend on Tutu,” Joseph said, referring to the dog he received as a Christmas gift in 2010.

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Joseph said he worked with the Dayton Foundation to launch MercyPets and in less than a week the organization has raised $20,000 for hungry children.

The mission of the non-profit group is to inspire pet lovers to commit donating a matching percentage of their pet expenses to help fight child hunger.

“If everybody gave one percent of what they spent - one percent - that would add up to $61 million,” Satish said.

For more information on how you can help visit

Santa Claus visits babies in Dayton NICU

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:13 PM

Santa Claus visits the NICU at Miami Valley Hospital

Santa Claus paid a visit to the NICU of the Miami Valley Hospital tonight to spend time with its infants. 

The early holiday visit started at 6 p.m. at the Berry Women's Center Building. 

The NICU "elf" was there to take photos with Santa and the babies. MVH has approximately 30 to 40 infants in its NICU. 

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According to the hospital, Santa's visit has been a positive experience for families over the years as they celebrate their babies first Christmas.

Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood to open as usual after small fire Thursday night

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:58 PM

A small fire Thursday evening led Bolts Sports Cafe to close early.

Staff said the restaurant at 910 S. Main St. will open as usual at 11 a.m. Friday.

Englewood fire crews were called just before 6:30 p.m. for a small fire outside the building. Five engines responded, and all crews cleared in about an hour, according to city police and fire dispatch.

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No cause of the fire has been reported, and there were no injuries.

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