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UPDATE: Downtown restaurant closing for good 

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 5:24 PM

A downtown Dayton restaurant is closing its doors. Jasmine Brown announced on her Facebook page that her restaurant, De'Lish Cafe, located at 139 N. Main St., will close for good on July 31.

A downtown Dayton restaurant is closing its doors. 

Jasmine Brown announced on her Facebook page that her restaurant, De'Lish Cafe, located at 139 N. Main St., will close for good on July 31.

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She wrote: 

“As I am sitting here writing this, I am tearing up. This message is to let everyone know that De’Lish will be closing July 31, 2018 for good. 

My family and I have given this city 8 long and hard years of our lives. We have had good times and we have had bad times. 

It is time for us to move on to try something different. I have prayed over this decision for the last few months. I must say that I have been happier and less stressed out while taking this time off. Originally we were going to open back up today, but instead we will be opening Sunday, July 1, 2018 to give everyone one last month of De’Lish. 

In the coming weeks I would love to hear what menu items my guests would like to see as we will have a limited menu…. 

We would like to say thank you to everyone that has spent one red cent at our establishment. You have made it possible for me to not only take care of my family, but for me to be able to give back to my community which is a true blessing. I will take with me every conversation, every piece of advice given, every piece of constructive criticism and use it to make myself a better person. When my husband came to me with the idea of wanting to open a restaurant I said “NO!” The best thing I could’ve ever done was to listen to him and be submissive to his wants. For that I am forever thankful, grateful and humbled. Running a business is no easy task, especially when your helpmate is gone. I have tried for the last two years. 

At the end of July we will have one BIG DE’LISH PARTY and party like we’ve never partied before! I invite you into our home for one last month, one last time, one last meal.. 

Thank you all for inviting us into your homes, lives and stomachs! 

We will forever be indebted…. 


Love Always, 

Jasmine, Evian & Willie III”

>> RELATED: Meet Jasmine Brown of De’lish Cafe 

Brown launched the restaurant in 2010, at the former site of Gregory’s Piano Bar.

It closed briefly early this year due to a tax issue. 

>> RELATED: De’Lish Cafe reopens after being shut down for tax issues

A message was sent to Brown seeking further comment. 

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Break out the newspaper! Here are 3 local shrimp boils to get you through hot days 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Scatter the shrimp boil ingredients on your finest linen (not!), and make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby. (Contributed by
Scatter the shrimp boil ingredients on your finest linen (not!), and make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby. (Contributed by

Don’t fight the heat! Use it to your tummy’s advantage. 

Three dining opportunities are coming up that will allow you to eat seafood on newspaper. 

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Mark your calendars for these three shrimp boils:

Here are the details:

WHAT: Summer Seafood Boil

WHERE: The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive,  Beavercreek

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30  

COST: $59.99 per person. Tickets available on Eventbrite.


“The full menu includes...
- an endless pot of seafood boil with shrimp, mussels, crab, andouille sausages, potatoes and corn
- four drink tickets redeemable for beer, wine or well-liquor drinks”

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 956-5216| FacebookWebsite

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Slow cookers are great for making all kinds of party-friendly dishes, including a Cajun shrimp boil, from “The Great American Slow Cooker Book,” by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.(Eric Medsker)

WHAT: Guest Chef Anne Kearney's Shrimp Boil 

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WHERE: JD Legends, 65 Millard Drive, Franklin

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1 

COST: $22 per person. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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“As part of a week long celebration of our 15 year party JD Legends presents chef Anne Kearney . You can come at 6pm or 7pm. Seating is first come first serve on the patio.

Kearney describes her cooking with the motto "Food of Love". With a background at Bistro at the Maison de Ville and Peristylewith John Neal and as line cook and culinary assistant at Emeril Lagasse's Emeril's, she was given the opportunity to purchase Peristyle from Neal's estate in 1995. She rose to national recognition and later was honored in 2002 with a James Beard Foundation award as "Southeast Regional Best Chef". Kearney's food is an American interpretation of Provençal bistro fare.”

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 746-4950 | FacebookWebsite

WHAT: Shrimp Boil for Wright Dunbar

WHERE: West Third Street in the Wright-Dunbar business District, Dayton 

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WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28  

COST: $30 per person. Tickets available on Planned2give.

(Ticket includes shrimp boil dinner and two beer tickets.) 

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“The full menu includes...

Celebrate summer with a low key fundraiser for Wright Dunbar by joining us for a Shrimp Boil. We'll cook up the shrimp, corn, and sausage, have plenty of cole slaw and potato salad. Don't be afraid to dig in and peel some shrimp, drink some ice cold brews and enjoy.
Thanks to our friends at Bonbright Distributors, we'll be featuring the beers of New Belgium Brewing and our friends at Gordon Food Service are helping to make this possible.

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 956-5216| FacebookWebsite

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Skyline Chili kicking it up a notch with return of sausage coney for limited time

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

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Almost exactly one year after Skyline Chili “quietly” tested an Andouille Sausage Coney at a Kettering Skyline restaurant, they’ve brought back the spicy dog. 

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“Andouille Sausage Coneys are BACK. We’ve taken our signature Coneys and kicked ‘em up a notch. Try them before they’re gone!” read a Skyline Chili Instagram post Wednesday afternoon. 

The specialty coneys are made with savory spices that give the links a “bold Southern accent.” 

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It has not been announced how long Andouille Sausage Coneys will be available, just that it is a limited-time menu item. If you can’t wait to get your hands on this signature Cincinnati Coney with a kick, we recommend calling your local Skyline Chili to make sure it is a participating location.

This sign was spotted in the Skyline Chili at 2724 Wilmington Pike this week. RONALD ROLLINS/STAFF(Staff Writer)


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Build your own potatoes, pasta dishes and hot dogs for $5 at downtown restaurant’s new lunch buffet

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar recently launched  baked potato, pasta and hot dog buffet lunch specials.
Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar
Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar recently launched baked potato, pasta and hot dog buffet lunch specials.(Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar)

You know what might just pair perfectly with your next glass of chardonnay or cup of Joe? A $5 buffet deal. 

Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, 46 W. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton, launched its $5 lunch buffet special Friday. 

So far, Juanita Darden-Jones, the business’ owner, says things have gone swimmingly. 

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“We are just trying to attract some of the businesses that are around here and give people a reason to come over,” she said. “It is a lot of things that taste good.”

The buffets will be available 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. three days a week. 

A potato bar will be featured Mondays, a pasta bar Wednesdays and a hot dog bar Fridays. 

The potato bar’s fixing include cheese, butter and sour cream. 

Third Perk’s much-beloved chili is included on the hot dog bar.

There will be two types of pasta on the pasta bar and extras that include marina and Alfredo sauces, vegetables, meatballs, bread and salad. 

Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar recently launched baked potato, pasta and hot dog buffet lunch specials.(Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar)

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Jones said the buffet is ideal for those in a hurry. 

“You don’t have to wait for your meal to be prepared,” she said. 

Opened in June 2015, Third Perk recently celebrated its third anniversary. 

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Jones said she is excited about the possibilities that will come downtown with the coming opening of the Levitt Pavilion nearby at in Dave Hall Plaza. 

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The Pavilion will offer 34 free concerts Aug. 9 through Oct. 7 by a list of musicians known locally, nationally and internationally playing a range of music that includes jazz, rock, blues, folk, R&B, country, pop, world and children’s music. 

Here is the summer lineup for this inaugural season of the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton. More than 30 concerts are planned. Video produced by Amelia Robinson

Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar recently launched baked potato, pasta and hot dog buffet lunch specials.(Third Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar)

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Double-decker burrito food truck joins the food truck scene 

Published: Saturday, June 02, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

The Crazy Burrito will feature burritos, tacos and bowls you can customize with your favorite meats, veggies and toppings. CONTRIBUTED
The Crazy Burrito will feature burritos, tacos and bowls you can customize with your favorite meats, veggies and toppings. CONTRIBUTED

A new food truck made its debut this month at Adventures on the Great Miami.

Oh, and it’s a double-decker food truck called The Crazy Burrito.

Their build-your-own style burritos, tacos and bowls will allow patrons to create a plate exactly to their taste — with various veggie, protein and dairy options.
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“We had a lot of fun running Bad Dog Nice Taco and after that ended, I knew it wouldn’t be my last venture with a food truck,” Brian Johnson, co-founder of Crazy Burrito said in a press release to this news organization. “When the option to buy the old double-decker Menehune Tiki Bus came up, along with a great location at Adventures on the Great Miami, the stars had aligned for The Crazy Burrito.”

The Crazy Burrito double-decker food truck will be stationed at Adventures on the Great Miami all summer long on weekends. CONTRIBUTED

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The menu will feature the following in a taco, bowl or burrito form: veggies galore ($7), cajun chicken ($7.50), jerkin pork ($7.50), korean bbq beef ($8.50) which can be topped with corn salsa, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream or guacamole ($2 extra). More items will be added in the future.

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“We’ve really fine tuned the menu to the items that we’re best at,” Johnson said. “As operations go on, we’ll introduce other items, but I’ve always been a fan of quality over quantity. I don’t want there to be a single bad item on the menu.”

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Demonstrating canoes, kayaks, boats, and recreational devices from Great Miami Adventures canoe livery near Tipp City on Ross Road are front to back: Kayte (cq) Jackson, Grace Kauth and Sidney Jackson, Chris Jackson, and Joe Jackson. Chris Jackson is the owner of the new business that includes a grounds for group events, or camping. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer

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Burritos and tacos you can customize with your favorite meats at toppings will be available at The Crazy Burrito food truck stationed this summer on weekends at Adventures on the Great Miami. CONTRIBUTED

Want to go?

WHAT: The Crazy Burrito on the Great Miami

WHERE: 1995 E. Ross Road, Tipp City

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays this summer starting June 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended hours for special events.

INFO: Facebook

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