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

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Canal Street Arcade & Deli sets opening date

The highly anticipated Canal Street Arcade & Deli opens on June 27, and it’s kind of a big deal. 

>>8 things you'll love about new Canal Street Arcade and Deli

While the music-enthused are stoked to see new life in a place that was once home to one of Dayton’s most infamous music venues, the foodies of Dayton are literally chomping at the bit for the chance to taste all their favorite 5th Street Deli sandwiches once again. 

>> PHOTOS: Look back at Canal Street Tavern through the years

If that isn’t music to your mouths already, Canal Street Arcade & Deli has also added personal pizzas served on naan bread to its menu.

Without further ado, these are the most mouth-watering sandwiches from the old 5th Street Deli that we can’t wait to sink our teeth in at the new Canal Street.

>> 9 must-eat sandwiches in Dayton

1. THE CHAMP 

This is a photo of “The Champ,” a sandwich served at 5th Street Wine and Deli, 416 E. Fifth St. The 5th Street Wine and Deli in Dayton’s Oregon District will move to this space at 308 E. First St., the former Canal Street Tavern and Canal Public House, and will morph into the Canal Street Arcade and Deli. The new pub’s menu will be expanded to include deli sandwiches and personal-sized pizzas. Photo by AMELIA ROBINSON/STAFF

Well, duh. Of course the glorious sandwich that is The Champ is going to be at the top of this list (I mean, just LOOK at it!).

Between two buttery, perfectly toasted pieces of  white bread lies grilled roast beef, corned beef (yes TWO types of beef), baby swiss, horseradish cheddar, sauteed red onion, banana peppers and Thousand Island dressing.  It’s like if a cheesy roast beef sandwich and a Reuben had a spicy lovechild. 

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2. THE PIG KAHUNA

We see what they did there! 😏 This sandwich is as delicious as it is clever. 

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The Pig Kahuna is loaded with grilled porchetta (pork loin rubbed with rosemary and black pepper), sauteed red onion and pineapple served on toasted ciabatta bread with cream cheese and sweet BBQ sauce. Oh, and no sandwich is complete without one of their perfect pickles. 

>> How to bite into the Big Kahuna Burger

3. THE SUMMER JAM

Nothing marks the start of summer quite like a Summer Jam. It starts with two slices perfectly crispy foccacia bread, next comes the oven roasted turkey and it’s all topped with roasted red pepper, red onion, tomato and asiago cheese. Finally, the pesto spread is what really sends this sandwich over the top.

>> PHOTOS: See the transformation of Canal Street Arcade & Deli

4. THE NUCLEAR SUB


Nuclear Sub with a juicy slice of pickle

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This sucker will knock your socks off (and possibly your sandals, if you’re not careful)! Only a sub roll could hold all the grilled roast beef, cajun turkey, red onion, banana peppers, jalapenos stuffed in this sandwich.

If that’s not enough spice for you, they top the whole thing off with pepper jack cheese. You can, however, specify your spice level: mild, wild or nuclear. 

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5. THE YELLOW SPRINGS

The Yellow Springs is one of the best veggie sandwiches in Dayton

We know, we know... this sandwich doesn’t even have meat on it -- but do not underestimate the combination of brie and honey mustard (it’s surprisingly good!). Shredded carrots, roasted red peppers, red onion and spring mix sit atop that cheesy pillow of melted brie. 

>> 9 must-try veggie sandwiches in Dayton

The additions of crunchy pine nuts and crispy ciabatta bread make this sandwich a textural bliss. Plus it’s named for everyone’s favorite town, just outside of Dayton, for a day trip.

>> 5 things you must do in Yellow Springs

The menu at Canal Street Arcade & Deli.(Mark Fisher)

The list could go on and on -- that’s just how delicious these sandwiches are. Now that Canal Street Arcade & Deli is finally open we suggest you try one, or go back for your old favorites yourself!

WANT TO GO?

What: Canal Street Arcade & Deli

Where: 308 E. First St., Dayton

Price: Small (half sandwich) is $6.75, Medium (or regular) is $8.75, Large (with more meat) $9.75.

8 classic local restaurants that we miss

Published: Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Cocktails on The Barnsider’s menu include a traditional Manhattan as well as the Creme Brulee Martini, featuring vanilla vodka, Irish cream, Kahlua and Cream and garnished with caramel and nutmeg. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen
Cocktails on The Barnsider’s menu include a traditional Manhattan as well as the Creme Brulee Martini, featuring vanilla vodka, Irish cream, Kahlua and Cream and garnished with caramel and nutmeg. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen
 

It’s always a shock to find out when a local restaurant that’s been around for generations has shut its doors.

>>RELATED: 3 abrupt restaurant closures that shocked Dayton in September

An old-school restaurant is like a pair of well-worn house slippers, enveloping you in pure comfort.

>>NEW: 7 brand new restaurants that you need to try this fall

As the Dayton restaurant scene develops, we can’t help but be reminded of these 8 restaurants that were once Dayton staples, but are no longer around today.

 >>RELATED: Local Asian restaurant to shut down after nearly 30 years

🍽️ 1. King Cole Restaurant

The dining room of the King Cole restaurant in Dayton, circa 1974.(Dayton Daily News archives/Dayton Daily News archives)

Once located in the Kettering Tower in downtown Dayton, King Cole was known for steaks, seafood and stately paintings on the walls. The server would run a crumb cleaner across the tablecloth between courses.

>>RELATED: 5 restaurants that shut down at The Greene

🍽️ 2. Charley’s Crab

Charley's Crab Sept. 1980(Walt Kleine)

In the upstairs of the Arcade in downtown Dayton, Charley’s served to-die-for rolls, slathered with butter – those rolls went well with any of the seafood dishes.

>>BEST OF DAYTON: 3 places to go for killer seafood in Dayton

🍽️ 3. Neil’s Heritage House

Diners enjoy their dinner in the newly renovated at Neil's Heritage House in Kettering. Dayton-area economic development and restaurant industry officials are hailing a 2011 surge of reborn restaurants across the Miami Valley as a strong sign of the regions economic recovery.(Teesha Mcclam/Dayton Daily News)

Located at the corner of South Patterson Boulevard and West Schantz Avenue, Neil’s Heritage House was a popular supper club for about 50 years, and a highly sought-after venue for wedding receptions, reunions and other private parties. In 2015, the non-profit organization Dayton History purchased the iconic property for about $700,000. It’s within walking distance of Carillon Historical Park.

>>RELATED: Classic Dayton restaurants you have to try and love

🍽️ 4. L’Auberge

L'Auberge’s outdoor patio dining area was called Far Hills Cafe. PHOTO BY JAN UNDERWOOD(Jan Underwood/Jan Underwood)

Once the most highly credentialed restaurant in all of Dayton, l’Auberge on Far Hills Drive near the Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering was founded in 1979 by Josef Reif and the late Dieter Krug. For 19  years, it held a four-star rating from the Mobil Travel Guide.

>>RELATED: The most romantic restaurants in Dayton

🍽️ 5. Dominic’s

3/2/07 -- ddn030807z7dominics -- Dominics restaurant at 1066 S. Main St. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. PHOTO BY JAN UNDERWOOD(JAN UNDERWOOD)

Located on South Main Street across from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dominic’s served some of the best manicotti in Southwest Ohio. Ordering the House Salad Dressing was almost mandatory. After a meal at Dominic’s, your skin pores exuded garlic for days.

🍽️ 6. Anticoli’s Giuliano Tavern

Anticoli's Giuliano Tavern is scheduled to shut its doors for good on June 7, and its owner, 80-year-old Leo Anticoli, will retire. MARK FISHER/STAFF(MARK FISHER/STAFF/MARK FISHER/STAFF)

Located on South Main Street in Miamisburg, Anticoli’s closed in 2015 after Leo Anticoli, it’s 80-year-old owner, announced his retirement. The restaurant served traditional Italian cuisine, including spaghetti and meatballs as well as ravioli.

🍽️ 7. The Stockyards Inn

The Stockyards Inn will be up for auction on August 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees/Ty Greenlees)

Operating at least since 1900, the Stockyards at 1065 Springfield St. called it quits in 2013. It used to be one of the places to go for a good steak and bottle of wine.

>>Why the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant is one of the area’s most beloved dining destinations

🍽️ 8. Peasant Stock

The Peasant Stock restaurant operated in the Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering.(Dayton Daily News archives/Dayton Daily News archives)

Once a fixture in the Town & Country shopping mall in Kettering, Peasant Stock was the place to go and was famous for its Peasant Salad, a chopped salad featuring green peas, hardboiled eggs, cheddar cheese and fried bacon crisps. It was served on chilled pewter plates.

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FOOD DEALS: Here’s how to get free pizza and milkshakes today

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Old Scratch Pizza gears up to expand

Today is a day to indulge -- and here’s your chance to get free pizza AND a free milkshake in Dayton.

1.) Get your FREE pizza from Old Scratch 

Old Scratch Pizza, 812 S. Patterson Blvd. near downtown Dayton, will celebrate its first anniversary Oct. 18. 

>> RELATED: Your guide to the best Dayton-area pizza

Get your free pizza by texting “OSP” to 797979. Customers can redeem the text deal for a free pizza on Oct. 18 only.

Old Scratch Pizza is offering free pizzas to guest who text "OSP" to 797979 on its first anniversary, Oct. 18, 2017(Amelia Robinson)

>> RELATED: New pizza-and-craft-beer restaurant to open near downtown Dayton (April 2016)

2.) Get your FREE milkshake from MOD Pizza 

MOD Pizza, located at 5225 Cornerstone N. Blvd., Centerville, is giving away FREE vanilla milkshakes on Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to a Facebook event. To get the deal, simply follow MOD Pizza on social media. 

MOD Pizza is hosting a pretty tasty giveaway on Oct. 18, 2017. PHOTO / MOD Pizza Facebook

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3.) Enjoy your food coma.

(You’re welcome.)

FOOD DEAL: How to get a free milkshake on Oct. 18 in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

MOD Pizza is hosting a pretty tasty giveaway on Oct. 18, 2017. PHOTO / MOD Pizza Facebook
MOD Pizza is hosting a pretty tasty giveaway on Oct. 18, 2017. PHOTO / MOD Pizza Facebook

If you’re a milkshake fan, you’re in luck.

MOD Pizza, located at 5225 Cornerstone N. Blvd., Centerville, is giving away FREE vanilla milkshakes on Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to a Facebook event.

>> Your guide to the best Dayton-area pizza

No purchase is necessary, but you must follow MOD Pizza on social media to receive the deal. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

>> GUIDE: Top 9 delicious Dayton restaurants you don't have to leave your seat to enjoy

And while you’re there, may we suggest you check out their pizza? (Just take a look below.) 

>> Second Dayton-area MOD Pizza opens

Any time is a good time for pizza! #Repost @mkharta.eats #pizza #MODpizza

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Know of any other sweet food deals? Share them with us! Email contact@dayton.com.

Piada launches new menu with healthy (and tasty) options

Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

Piada's new Mediterranean Power Bowl, vegetarian and vegan friendly, offers a bold composition of flavors, and is topped with Piada’s special harissa and Greek yogurt drizzle.
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Piada's new Mediterranean Power Bowl, vegetarian and vegan friendly, offers a bold composition of flavors, and is topped with Piada’s special harissa and Greek yogurt drizzle.(Contributed Photo)

Experience flavors like you’ve never tasted before at Piada with their new fall and winter menu.

Their culinary team has been working hard to elevate their menu, offering items that are completely different than anything you’ve ever seen at Piada before. 

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Piada hosted its first-ever Taste Tour to launch the new menu last week. We dropped in to the Dayton stop at Speakeasy Yoga on 510 E 3rd St. in downtown Dayton to sample some of the new dishes. 

To launch the new menu, Piada hosted its first ever Taste Tour, giving Piada’s biggest fans around the nation the opportunity to taste the new fall and winter menu before anyone else. We tried the new Harvest Grain & Apple Salad, Mediterranean Power Bowl, Porchetta Sandwich and Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea at the Dayton Taste Tour stop at Speakeasy Yoga.(Allegra Czerwinski)

We couldn’t stop eating the Mediterranean power bowl -- it’s a great option for the health conscious (without sacrificing flavor). We also fell in love with Piada’s first ever SANDWICH

>> MORE: 7 brand new restaurants that you need to try this fall

Here’s your first look at what’s on the new menu: 

Mediterranean Power Bowl

To launch the new menu, Piada hosted its first ever Taste Tour, giving Piada’s biggest fans around the nation the opportunity to taste the new fall and winter menu before anyone else. We tried the new Harvest Grain & Apple Salad, Mediterranean Power Bowl, Porchetta Sandwich and Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea at the Dayton Taste Tour stop at Speakeasy Yoga.(Allegra Czerwinski)

Roasted vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower and sweet potatoes, glazed chickpeas and pickled red onions on a bed of red quinoa with harissa & Greek yogurt drizzle.

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Fall Steak Avocado Piada

When our Steak Avocado Piada gives you more butterflies than your bae 😬

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Hand-rolled Piada filled with pancetta, avocado, arugula, spicy balsamic aioli, mozzarella, pepitas and roasted sweet potato.

The Porchetta Sandwich

To launch the new menu, Piada hosted its first ever Taste Tour, giving Piada’s biggest fans around the nation the opportunity to taste the new fall and winter menu before anyone else. We tried the new Harvest Grain & Apple Salad, Mediterranean Power Bowl, Porchetta Sandwich and Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea at the Dayton Taste Tour stop at Speakeasy Yoga.(Allegra Czerwinski)

Slow roasted Porchetta, a cut of premium pork with Tuscan spices – porcini, rosemary, garlic and pepper. Layered on a rustic Italian roll with basil aioli, pickled red onion & fennel. Served with Rosemary Parmesan Kettle Chips.

>> RELATED: 9 must-eat sandwiches in Dayton

Harvest Grain & Apple Salad

To launch the new menu, Piada hosted its first ever Taste Tour, giving Piada’s biggest fans around the nation the opportunity to taste the new fall and winter menu before anyone else. We tried the new Harvest Grain & Apple Salad, Mediterranean Power Bowl, Porchetta Sandwich and Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea at the Dayton Taste Tour stop at Speakeasy Yoga.(Contributed)

Field greens, feta, Granny Smith apples, pepitas, farro, fennel, cranberries, pecans, sweet potatoes, lemon-basil dressing

Quinoa + Beet: Red quinoa, beets and za’atar spice.

Super Greens Salad: Shaved Brussel sprouts, red cabbage, carrots & kale with glazed chickpeas, bruschetta tomatoes, almonds, parmesan, harissa vinaigrette.

This fall and winter, guests can also select Porchetta as a grill item to accompany their piada, pasta or chopped salad. 

To launch the new menu, Piada hosted its first ever Taste Tour, giving Piada’s biggest fans around the nation the opportunity to taste the new fall and winter menu before anyone else. We tried the new Harvest Grain & Apple Salad, Mediterranean Power Bowl, Porchetta Sandwich and Blood Orange Pomegranate Tea at the Dayton Taste Tour stop at Speakeasy Yoga.(Allegra Czerwinski)