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Looking for a brew-tiful way to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Tanya prepares a batch of brew at Fifth Street Brewery
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Tanya prepares a batch of brew at Fifth Street Brewery(Contributed)

Fifth Street Brewpub and Dayton Girls Pint Out celebrate beer-loving local women, and women all over the world, with today’s collaboration brew day.  

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All over the world, women are simultaneously brewing craft beers in celebration of International Women’s Day.
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Pick a time slot and step into the brewhouse where you and four other women will lend collective muscle to the day's batch of brew.

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There will be lessons about beer science, history of women in beer, and different types of beer. Sip a flight of beer during a guided tasting, then pick a pint and toast to your hard work. Tickets can be found here.

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Dayton Girls Pint Out and Fifth Street Brewpub host Collaboration Brew Day. Photo via Facebook event page.(Facebook Event Page)

SCHEDULE

Session 1: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Mash In (start the batch, stir grain into water)
Session 2: 12-2:30 p.m. - Empty Mash Tun (shovel out spent grain, begin the boil)
Session 3: 2:30-5 p.m. - Hop Addition (add the hops, finish the batch)
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Each session is limited to five participants (21+ only). Participants need to wear long pants, boots or solid shoes, - and expect to get wet.

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Additionally, when Fifth Street Brewpub “taps it” (to be determined), participants will be invited to come help, and get one (free) pint of the finished beer. Cheers!
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Contributed photo.(HANDOUT/Jim Witmer/Contributed)

Want to go?

WHAT: International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day

WHERE: Fifth Street Brewpub

HOURS: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8

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Insider’s guide to the Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know before you go

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other aviation acts will thrill audiences at the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

All eyes will be on the soaring action in the sky this weekend during the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Military jet demonstrations, aerobatic champions and historic aircraft are a sampling of the entertainment to be found at the premier air show that marks its 44th consecutive year of operation.

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Shiela Wallace, media relations coordinator for the air show, said the event has been so successful because the region is the birthplace of aviation and the show has strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 

“These are all things that scream this place loves aviation,” said Wallace.

This year’s event takes place June 23-24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Dayton International Airport, 3600 Terminal Dr.

Here’s what you should know to have a great time:

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1. CAN’T MISS AERIAL SHOWS

United States Navy Blue Angels

The Blue Angels, who have thrilled audiences for more than 70 years, will headline the Vectren Dayton Air Show this year. 

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Blue Angels, who last appeared in Dayton in 2014, fly six F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in formations that bring them as close as 18 inches apart. 

The fastest speed during the performance is close to 700 MPH.

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fastest woman racer

Vicky Benzing, a pilot, aerobatic performer, skydiver and air racer will perform for the first time at the show.

She set the record as the “fastest woman racer” ever in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada and has made more than 1,200 parachute jumps.

Benzing will fly an action packed routine in a high-performance Extra 300S.

Sean D. Tucker and his 400 hp Oracle Challenger, will return to the Vectren Dayton Air Show in 2018 for the last time. CONTRIBUTED.

Sean D. Tucker’s farewell show

Sean D. Tucker and his 400 hp Oracle Challenger will return to the Vectren Dayton Air Show in 2018 for the last time. Tucker is retiring from solo flying but planning to form a formation aerobatic team for future performances. 

TORA! TORA! TORA!

A living history lesson returns to the show this year. TORA! TORA! TORA! Will re-enact the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Eight Japanese replica fighter/bomber aircraft and a display of fire, smoke and noise, simulate bombing runs. 

Sky aerobatics

The Redline Aerobatics Team will be a thrill to watch. Cincinnati pilots Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker built the planes, which fly inverted and formation maneuvers, in their garages. 

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, an all-weather stealth tactical flighter, will demonstrate its capabilities at the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show. CONTRIBUTED

2. MUST-SEE PLANES ON THE GROUND 

Though planes will be soaring over head don’t forget much of the show is on the ground. Visitors will be able to view more than 50 aircraft on display ranging from WWII warbirds to modern military aircraft. 

Among the ground displays will be the U.S. Air Force 5-52 Stratofortress, the C-17 Globemaster III, a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the B-17 movie Memphis Belle and a Tuskegee Airman P-51 Mustang. 

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The sprawling Boeing B-52 Stratofortress will span the tarmac among the ground displays. The B-52 heavy bomber is one of the longest serving aircraft in the Air Force. 

Commonly referred to as BUFF, which stands for “Big, Ugly Fat Fellow,” the bomber was last at the air show in 2010. 

The Orbis International MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital — a state-of-the-art teaching facility with an operating room, classroom and recovery room — will be on the ground. 

Spectators will be able to board the Flying Eye Hospital which travels the globe training people to fight blindness. 

The DC-8 Samaritan’s Purse will make its first air show appearance ever this weekend.

The Samaritan’s Purse organization — led by Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham — takes the Douglas DC-8-72CF jetliner around the world to provide spiritual and physical aid.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights will thrill spectators at the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show will intricate canopy work. CONTRIBUTED

3. THINGS TO DO JUST FOR KIDS 

Need a respite for the kids? The Vectren Kid’s Hangar has a backyard gym for climbing, a sandbox, face painting and crafts. The getaway is free and occasionally Air Show performers drop by to sign autographs. 

The hangar will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day with food, beverage and restroom facilities nearby. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

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4. WHAT TO EAT: CONCESSIONS 

A variety of food concessions will be available as well as plenty of Coke and Budweiser products.

ATM’s are located on the show grounds.

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5. WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

Being on the hot tarmac all day means spectators need to come prepared. 

Bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and remember to protect children’s skin as well. Consider wearing light-weight, light-colored long-sleeve tops and comfortable shoes. It’s smart to bring unopened bottled water, which is allowed. 

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General admission ticket holders can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Those with Blue Sky Chalet/Pavilion tickets don’t need to bring their own lawn chairs. To enjoy the aerial performances, pack a pair of binoculars. 

Other items allowed inside the gate: regular-size umbrellas (but not the large, backyard kind), strollers and wagons, cameras (your camera bags will be checked at the gate), mobility scooters for the disabled (rentals are available, call 567-674-6185 to reserve), wheelchairs and service animals. 

The B-17 bomber used in the 1990 Warner Brother film, "Memphis Belle," will appear at the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show. CONTRIBUTED

6. WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME 

Coolers are not permitted on the grounds. Neither are pets, bicycles, roller blades or scooters. 

7. WHERE TO PARK AND HOW TO GET THERE 

There’s plenty of onsite parking. Keep in mind it’s $10 per car and $20 for RVs, buses and large-size vehicles. Overnight parking is prohibited. 

From I-75, use Exit 64 toward Northwoods Blvd. and follow signs for ticket type. 

From I-70 use Exit 32, the Airport Access Road and follow signs for ticket type. 

Drivers should follow signs posted along the show route as well as the directions conveyed by the police officers. 

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to avoid heavy traffic. 

An alternate parking plan will be implemented if rain prior to the show prevents use of grass parking lots. If implemented, check the show website, social media and local newspaper, television and radio outlets for alternate parking plans. 

If you’d like someone else to do the driving, a continuous express shuttle service will be provided by the Greater Dayton RTA. The shuttle is available from the U.S. Air Force Museum to the main gate of the air show for $3 per round trip. Hourly shuttle service will also be available in downtown Dayton from the Wright Stop Plaza. Regular RTA fare will apply.

Vintage and modern aircraft alike thrilled thousands of fans over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19, at the Dayton International Airport. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)

WANT TO GO? 

WHAT: Vectren Dayton Air Show 

WHERE: Dayton International Airport, Vandalia 

HOURS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-24, 2018

TICKETS: General admission tickets are available at area Kroger stores and at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Advance online sales are available through Sunday, June 24, at 12 p.m. ET. All ticket sales are final, no refunds, no rain checks. Click here to view the assortment of ticket options, or call 888-695-0888. Tickets available at the gate are cash only.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Vectren Dayton Air Show

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Food trucks to battle it out this week for BBQ bragging rights

Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 10:16 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q is hosting the Premium Barbecue Tasting Menu at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on January 20 at Yellow Cab Tavern. Provided photo
Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q is hosting the Premium Barbecue Tasting Menu at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on January 20 at Yellow Cab Tavern. Provided photo

When tacos battle tacos, sandwiches battle sandwiches, Asian food dukes it out versus Asian food and BBQ squares off with BBQ, we all win

Organizers of the Battle of the Breakfasts have added a list of new food truck battle categories to their lineup this season. Here’s what you need to know: 

Smokin' Bee-Bee-Q was one of more than 50 trucks participated in this year's Miami County Gourmet Food Truck Rally. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY(Tom Gilliam)

Besides breakfasts, food trucks will duke it out in battles of barbecue, tacos, sandwiches, veggie entrees and Asian dishes.

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“All of them (the battles) are going be ongoing through the month,” said Brian Johnson, spokesman for Dayton Food Truck Battles.

Two trucks will compete at each monthly battle.

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Up this week is a BBQ food truck battle Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St. This round features: Smokin BeeBeeQ vs. Christian Bros Meat Company

(The Drunken Waffle)

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HOW IT WORKS

As with the other battles, the truck that sells the most will win the challenge and receive  bragging rights, a sticker and a trophy.

The winning truck advances to the next round and will fight to retain the trophy.

“It’s all about supporting small businesses and giving them recognition,” Johnson said. 

The additional battles are being scheduled. 

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THE SCHEDULE

Battle of the Barbecues

Thursday, June 21, 5-9 p.m. Yellow Cab Tavern: Smokin BeeBeeQ vs. Christian Bros Meat Company

Battle of the Breakfasts

Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., White Allen Chevrolet, 429 N. Main St.: Greek Street Food Truck vs. The Drunken Waffle

Battle of the Sandwiches

Thursday, June 28, 5-9 p.m., Yellow Cab Tavern: EAT vs. Son of a Biscuit

Battle of the Tacos

Thursday, July 5,  5-9 p.m., Yellow Cab Tavern: Latin Arepas vs. Drunken Waffle

Battle of Asian Cuisine

Thursday, July 12, 5-9 p.m., Yellow Cab Tavern: Thai1On vs. challenger TBD.

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Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q is hosting the Premium Barbecue Tasting Menu at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on January 20 at Yellow Cab Tavern. Provided photo

The Drunken Waffle will start serving brunch every Sunday starting in April. CONTRIBUTED(HANDOUT)
 

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You can still get tickets to see Tony Bennett at the Fraze this week

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:08 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

See Fraze Pavilion from the ground and the air.

Nineteen-time Grammy Award-winning musician Tony Bennett, whose music spans over six decades, will perform at the Fraze Pavilion this summer on Thursday, June 21

Tickets are available for purchase on the Fraze’s website.

It will cost $86 per ticket for plaza seats, $76 for orchestra and $46 for lawn and terrace seating. The prices will increase by $5 each on the day of show. 

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AN INTERVIEW WITH A MUSIC LEGEND

Tony Bennett turns 92 in August, but the elder statesman of the Great American Songbook isn’t sitting around reminiscing about the past. The recipient of 19 Grammy Awards is still recording and performing.

Bennett recently answered a few questions.

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What elements make a song right for Tony Bennett?

My premise has always been to create a hit catalog and not just go after hit records, which often can be novelty songs that hit it big for a few weeks and then are forgotten. So, I’m always looking for a song that has a timeless quality and that I can communicate effectively. I have to say to myself, “I understand what the composer is saying here and I know I can convey that to an audience.” And if that’s the case, then I know it’s a good song to sing.

You’ve done duets with a variety of artists. What current singers would you like to work with?

Well, I still love working with Lady Gaga. We get along so well and she just keeps getting better and better. I met Beyoncé backstage at the Grammys and she said she would like to do something together one day so I hope that happens as she completely understands how to perform for an audience. She may have 30 dancers on the stage with her but she grabs your full attention.

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When can fans expect a new album?

We have a few new projects in the works but it’s a bit too early for me to say anything just yet but soon we will announce.

What is some basic industry advice you received that still applies to current artists trying to create lasting careers?

The first piece of advice I got was from Pearl Bailey, who along with Bob Hope gave me one of my first big breaks in the business. Pearlie Mae said to me, “Tony, I can start you out but it’s going to take you 10 years just to know how to walk on stage correctly.” And what she was really saying is, artists have to develop and find their own way. If they get caught up too much in trends or what a producer or record label is telling them to do then they move away from their own authenticity. Performers like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have found themselves and keep their own vision of what kind of artists they want to be — and that’s the key to longevity.

ACHIEVEMENTS

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence.

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His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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His initial successes in the early 1950’s included such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including: “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” which garnered him the first two of his Grammy Awards.

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Taco lasagna!?! New event taking Taco Tuesday over the top

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

Giovanni's on Fairborn will serve Spaghetti tacos at Taco Tuesday at the Fraze. The first ever event is set for June 19, 2018.
Miami Valley Restaurant Association
Giovanni's on Fairborn will serve Spaghetti tacos at Taco Tuesday at the Fraze. The first ever event is set for June 19, 2018.(Miami Valley Restaurant Association)

These aren’t your padre’s tacos. 🌮🌮 

Organizers say the idea of “Taco Tuesday” is about to go over-the-top during a new event starting at 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday, June 19 at the Fraze , 695 Lincoln Park  Blvd., Kettering 

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Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, said eateries were asked to put their own spin on one of the world’s most popular handheld foods for the Fraze’s Taco Tuesday. 

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“We have traditional tacos from El Meson — fish, chicken and beef — as well as Reuben tacos from Amber Rose and Spaghetti tacos from Giovanni’s,” she said. 

“We also have Taco lasagna and traditional Latin American emapanadas, arepas and more.”

See menus below. 

via GIPHY

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At 5:30 p.m., the gates will open at the venue’s park where local restaurants and taco fanatics will come together for a night of music, food and fun. 

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WHAT’S ON THE MENU? 

El Meson will serve taco’s at Taco Tuesday at the Fraze. The first time event will take place June 19, 2018. 

A half dozen local restaurants will offer up grub. Options include: 

🌮Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering, 1400 Valley St., Dayton

Reuben Taco, $4 

Tequila Lime Carnitas Taco, $4 

Queso Nachos, $4 

Carnitas Nachos, $8 

🌮 Archer's Tavern, 2030 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering

Asada Steak Tacos served with pickled onions and pico de gallo, $3 

🌮 Basil’s, locations in downtown Dayton and downtown Troy   

Basils taco stuffed with chili lime kale slaw mix, pepper jack cheese, Basil’s sour cream and fried wontons, $4 each. Tacos come with choice of roasted mushrooms, pulled or sautéed shrimp and are served with a side of chips.

🌮 Buckin Donkey, 2866 S Dixie Dr., Kettering

Cajun Tacos 

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos 

$4 each or 2 for $7 or 3 for $10   

🌮 El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive in West Carrollton

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Veggie Nachos,  $4 add meat $2 

Maduros,  $3 

Churro, $4 

Arepas,  $5 

Totachos,  (Tater tots with Chorizo)$4 

 🌮 Giovanni's Pizzeria é Ristorante Italiano , 215 W Main St., Fairborn

Taco Lasagna, $4 

Taco Spaghetti Bowl, $5 

Spaghetti Tacos, $3 

Italian Sausage,  Taco $4 

Strawberry Cannoli Cone,  $4 

Margarita Cannoli,  $3

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While you eat, you’ll be able to enjoy enjoy some “spicy and smooth” Latin Jazz on the Lincoln Park stage with music group Yumbambe.

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Please note, pets, backpacks and coolers are prohibited.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Taco Tuesday at Fraze Pavilion 

WHERE: 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m.

INFO: website

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