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Published: Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
— Dayton, your new late-night snack of choice has arrived.
And it will set you back just $3 for one or $5 for two.
I was into it when Oregon District resident Guy Fragmin said he’d open 416 Diner in that neighborhood and it would feature pepperoni rolls, a treat popular in West Virginia.
I didn’t doubt Guy when he said they’d be good, but boy are they good.
I can definitely see grabbing a pepperoni roll or two from the restaurant as a nightcap following a night of fun in the Oregon District.
But pepperoni rolls are far from the only thing at the restaurant.
The diner will be open daily 7 a.m. 10 p.m. with patio service available Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
It serves breakfast, lunch and late-night comfort food like hoagie sandwiches, omelets and burgers.
>> MORE: 9 must-eat sandwiches in Dayton
The restaurant officially opened Friday, July 7 ,and I popped in to try out a pepperoni roll.
The portable snack can be split open and filled with a list of toppings that includes provolone cheese and sweet peppers.
Being a novice to the pepperoni roll game, I elected to have my first one plain with ranch dressing and marinara sauce for dipping.
The bread was fresh, soft, yeasty and crusty in the right spaces.
The two pepperoni sticks contained within were slightly spicy. The dough soaked in the grease in the magical way dough on pizza soaks in grease.
Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:18 AM
WAYNESVILLE — A Waynesville cafe applied for a full liquor license this week and plans to serve a full range of alcoholic beverages with special dinners, according to owner Jeremy Green.
On Tuesday, Green Family Concepts, doing business as the Cobblestone Cafe, applied for a liquor license permitting sale of beer, wine, liquor, according to this morning’s Ohio Division of Liquor Control weekly roundup of applications.
“The Cobblestone Village Cafe will soon be expanding to include evening services Thursday through Saturday,” Green said in a Facebook message. “The owners Jeremy and Angela Greene received overwhelming feedback from the community to pursue hosting dinner with alcoholic beverages available. After a year of ownership and successfully passing weekly and Sunday sales votes, they are moving forward.”
The cafe, at 10 N. Main St. in Waynesville’s historic downtown, plans to serve dinners, possibly including “a French-inspired Tapas theme” from 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 4:56 PM
OAKWOOD — City officials are considering legislation that for the first time would allow food trucks to do business on Oakwood streets.
Oakwood Law Director Rob Jacques said that food trucks are everywhere now and residents seem to be in favor of having them in Oakwood.
“I think back 5 or 6 years ago, and I don’t really remember seeing them around — it is kind of a new thing,” he explained. “Oakwood has had an ordinance in place for years that you could not sell anything in the streets, and that has been our basis for saying we really don’t allow food trucks here.”
Oakwood schools hosted an event at the end of the school year that had food trucks, but officials had a road closed. Other recent events on private property included food trucks. Those events had some residents asking: Why can’t we have food trucks in other parts of Oakwood?
Local resident Cara Heib said she’s glad officials are considering the move and hopes they to see ice cream trucks on the streets as well.
At Monday night’s council meeting, a pair of ordinances were introduced. One ordinance would create an exception to the prohibition for the “sale of anything in the street” verbiage that is already in the books, and the other establishes the framework that would govern food trucks that want to operate in the city.
“Our ordinances are largely modeled on ones that are already in effect in other cities and are working well there, so we are sort of taking the me-too approach,” Jacques said.
Oakwood’s charter requires two readings for an ordinance unless counsel waives a second reading, which they didn’t do on Monday.
“On July 16 there will be a second reading of each ordinance, and council will likely vote that night. If they are passed, it would become effective 30 days after that. So in mid-August is when we would be able to say we will have a law in the books allowing food trucks, so vendors would be able to come here and request a license,” Jacques said.
He said the city is not looking to gain additional money from adding food trucks.
“The revenue stream aspect is something that we are not looking at,” he explained. “We want to make sure we know who is coming to town and setting up. We want to make sure they have the proper license and inspection. We want the citizens to feel comfortable knowing who is operating the food trucks in our streets.”
Published: Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 2:24 PM
— I’m always on the lookout for a good salad. This time of year that’s especially true.
Something light, something refreshing, something summery.
In that spirit, here are five salads that I’ve enjoyed recently that I think you will too:7 things to look forward to when the weather warms up
Bourbon Street Salad
Put a pile of mixed greens, several large bourbon glazed shrimp to rest on top, a generous sprinkling of applewood smoked bacon and fontina cheese mixed with diced tomatoes in a toasted pecan vinaigrette, and finish it off with a crown of spicy onion straws and you have the Coco’s Bourbon Street Salad ($17.50). It’s on the pricy side, but the flavors are delightful. This paired with a cold iced tea out on the patio will be heaven this summer.
250 Warren St., Dayton
(937) 228-2626 or www.228coco.com
Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad
Goat cheese isn't for everyone, but it's definitely for me. This salad ($6) with dollops of pillowy soft, savory goat cheese and a sprinkling of cashews and mandarin oranges tossed in an unassuming citrus vinaigrette that compliments nicely is a delicious way to lead into your entrée, or pair with a protein — chicken ($5), steak ($8), salmon ($7, and my choice) or tofu ($2) — and it becomes a meal. Their caesar salad ($6) features white anchovies, which also gets a thumbs up in my book.
613 E. 5th St., Dayton
Published: Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
— Sometimes, it just takes a bit of help from friends to get a new business started. That’s the case with this week’s featured spot, and things worked out great.
Restaurant: Mundy’s Diner
Location: 920 Selma Road, Springfield
Telephone: (937) 717-1726
Background/Overview: Michael’s Florist & Gifts resided in this corner building for many years. In 2013, Tammy Mundy saw a “For Sale” sign on the property. She asked a friend if he would help her purchase it on a land contract, and he agreed to do so.
Through the next several years she and her family renovated the place little by little, while she continued to work her fulltime jobs to keep up the payments on everything. Also, she gives a heart-felt thanks to Michael and Ricki Pepin for helping support her financially from the beginning of this lengthy venture.
Finally, everyone’s hard work and dedication resulted in the opening day of Mundy’s Diner on Jan. 30. Tammy notes, “We think it’s a bright spot in the neighborhood, and it’s homemade cooking!”
Mundy’s Diner is in a 1950s-styled setting decorated with nostalgic entertainment memorabilia. Tammy’s son Joshua Mundy is the kitchen manager, serving homemade American food for breakfast and lunch.
Tuesday-Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Grill closes at 1:45 p.m.)
There’s very limited parking in the Diner’s lot, however, plenty of free street parking is near the building.
There’s indoor seating for 26 customers. This summer an outdoor patio will be open with picnic tables for additional customer seating, and cornhole for more family fun at Mundy’s Diner.