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Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 10:07 AM
— To kick off their 2018 campaign, Graeter’s Ice Cream started strong with the release of not one, but two Mystery Flavors.
These “fan favorites” were brought back by popular demand, and are sure to please chocolate lovers.
The first is the decadent Dark Chocolate Brownie ice cream made with bittersweet chocolate chips, rich chocolate ice cream and soft, gooey brownie chunks.
The second mystery flavor, S’mores, will trigger nostalgic feelings for a night around the campfire. It’s made with graham cracker-flavored ice cream, handcrafted marshmallows and signature chocolate chips.
Here at Dayton.com, we received a complimentary shipment of the new flavors, as well as their beloved Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip on Thursday morning.
>> See our Facebook Live unveiling the delivery below:
After waiting for the ice cream to thaw, we dove in.
Here’s what everyone had to say:
"I'm absolutely in love with Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream, so I rarely stray from my order. But the new Dark Chocolate Brownie was sinfully delicious. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the rich flavor and the texture of the ooey-gooey brownie. Indulge!" -- Michelle Fong, Dayton.com editor
“This is what heaven looks like.” -- Meredith Moss, Dayton Daily News reporter
“The S’mores is DIVINE!” -- Alex Perry, Dayton.com reporter
“Graeter's makes it really hard to choose a favorite between their new S'mores and Dark Chocolate Brownie flavors. Both were extremely true to their descriptions. If I had to choose, I would pick the S'mores because the ice cream tasted JUST like honey graham crackers and I loved the textural surprise of the soft marshmallows and crunchy chocolate pieces. Chocolate lovers will be in heaven with the Dark Chocolate Brownie ice cream though. The brownie bites tasted extra fudgey and really took the already amazing Graeter's chocolate ice cream to the next level.” -- Allegra Czerwinski, Digital Audience Specialist II, Dayton.com
“I was most intrigued by idea of Smores ice cream, but I have to admit: I was pretty skeptical about how successful a graham cracker-flavored ice cream base was going to work. Luckily, I didn't need to worry -- it was delicious. Much more delicious than I would have thought. And it tastes like the real thing.” -- Ashley Bethard, Dayton.com manager
Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 11:28 AM
— Forget green eggs and ham.
Skyline Chili will be serving their signature noodles piping hot and bright green this St. Patrick’s Day.
Announced on the chili king’s Facebook page earlier this week, Skyline said it will dish out its classic 3-Ways, 4-Ways and 5-Ways with green noodles for one day only on Saturday, March 17.
Green chili noodles not calling your name? Regular spaghetti will be available upon request.
“Green Ways” will be available at most locations,” according to Skyline Chili. For a full list of their locations in the Dayton-area, visit the website.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 5:26 PM
— As we get closer to summer, Sonic Drive-In will have the perfect slush flavor to cool you down: Pickle juice.
Food and Wine reports the fast food restaurant will roll out Pickle Juice Snow Cone slushes starting in June.
Taste testers say it's not as bad as you might think.
It's sweet and tangy.
It's also a great partner with burgers, hot dogs, and tater tots.
Pickle flavored drinks are a trend in the U.S. There are bars serving the juice in shots and even a pickle juice flavored sports drink on the market.
>>Dayton Dining Classic: The Root Beer Stande is still going strong
Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Few things in life are better than a well-made sandwich. The cheesiness, the meatiness, the crunchiness, the toastiness...the list goes on.
Luckily for us, there's a slew of sandwiches to try in the region. Here's a list of 9 must-eat sandwiches in the Dayton area.
The Ruck at the Dublin Pub is the No. 1 seller. It features smoked beef brisket, covered in house-made Guinness BBQ sauce, sauteed onions and cheddar cheese on a pretzel roll. Don’t forget a side of cheese fries.
Address: 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Wed 11 a.m. - 1 a.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m., Sun 11 a.m - 12 a.m.
The Champ at Canal Street Arcade & Deli is a doozy, stacked with grilled roast beef, corned beef, baby Swiss, horseradish cheddar, sauteed red onion, banana peppers and Thousand Island dressing on hot-pressed bread. They also have fantastic vegetarian options for those less inclined to eating meat.
Address: 308 E. First St., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Smokey the Bear
Charlie’s Deli & Catering’s sandwich has Lebanon bologna, mesquite smoked turkey, smoked sharp cheese, Woeber’s smoky bacon mayo, and jalapenos on a toasted pretzel roll.
Address: 429 Troy St., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With lean top round of corned beef, fresh sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on light rye bread. “Every bite is a bit of wonderfulness,” says Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering owner Chip Pritchard.
Address: 2318 E. Dorothy Ln., Kettering
Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
El Meson’s signature South American flavors make their Cuban a sandwich staple. Choose pork, chicken or fish and top it off with cheese, pickle, mayo and mustard on a Cuban pressed roll.
Address: 903 E. Dixie Dr., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mon-Thurs 4:30 - 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 4:30 - 10 p.m.
The Ladder 11 at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 is the restaurant’s namesake and No. 1 seller. It has hand-cut Romanian pastrami and corned beef, topped with hand-cut coleslaw and homemade Russian dressing on a toasted hoagie bun or rye bread.
Address: 936 Brown St., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m - 1 a.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork
Trolly Stop’s dish features pulled pork with their own bourbon BBQ sauce, house-made apple cole slaw, pickles and chipotle mayo on a pretzel bun.
Address: 530 E. 5th St., Dayton
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Maid-Rite’s one and only — a perfectly seasoned ground beef loose meat sandwich served on a warm bun.
Address: 125 N. Broadway St., Greenville
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Italian grilled cheese
Coco’s Bistro makes the list for their panko-breaded sourdough bread with a delicious four-cheese blend between the slices: Provolone, Mozzarella, Fontina and white cheddar. And of course creamy tomato bisque for dipping.
Address: 250 Warren St., Dayton
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri 11 a.m - 11 p.m., Sat 5 - 11 p.m.
Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 12:09 PM
— It’s Pi Day, and the deals are piping hot. Here’s how you can celebrate with delicious pies around Dayton.
Dorothy Lane Market — $3 off pizza (limit one, applies to 14-inch homemade pizza from the Deli and “Tradizional” Naples-style pizza). $1 off pot pie (limit two, applies to small 12-oz DLM pot pie from the meat department). $4 off cherry pie (limit one, 9-inch whole cherry pie from the bakery). While supplies last. Must use Club DLM card. No coupon necessary.
Whole Foods — $3.14 off any large bakery pie while supplies last.
Blaze Pizza — Get a pizza for only $3.14 when you dine in.
CiCi’s Pizza — Buy one adult buffet, get one for $3.14. Just show this coupon.
Domino’s Pizza — Now through March 18, buy one get one free when you order online and pick up in-store.
O’Charley’s — Every Wednesday, O’Charley’s offers a free slice of pie with any entree purchase. Choose from southern pecan, country apple or ooey gooey caramel.
Papa John’s — Now through April 1, use code 40MAR to take 40% off your online order of any regular priced pizza
Whole Foods Market — Select stores are offering $3.14 off large bakery pies.