Friday, December 3, 2010

Dayton Restaurant News

I've been busy pushing maximum density lately, which has left me with a whirlwind of Gem City restaurant news to catch up on. First off, a ton of new eateries are opening.

Olive, an Urban Dive will be opening (hopefully) in January, in the former Wympee Restaurant at the corner of Third and Wayne. I'm pretty sure I'm into it. I'll at least try it once, regardless of price points, because these mofos actually raise and chase down their own chickens. That's free range, son.


Company 7 BBQ opened this week in Englewood, founded in part by one of my former clients, Patrick Murty. They're serving up (duh) slow-cooked BBQ, housemade sauces and plenty of other vittles, surrounded by 1920's style firehouse decor. In keeping with their theme, they also give a 10% discount to any first responder (with ID, of course), which encompasses police, fire, EMS and armed service. Respect.


De'lish opens today, across from the Victoria Theater. They'll be serving burgers, pizzas, soups, salads and sammiches, as well as a light breakfast menu. According to Dayton Most Metro, there's also rumors of a Sunday blues brunch.


Oh, and Oink-a-doodle-Moo is open in Kettering now, in the place where even Chipotle couldn't survive because of the shitty parking and location.

I'm not sure if this qualifies as news, but the ownership shift at Pearl Bay Thai in Fairborn didn't change or hurt a thing. Mr. FvF and I had dinner there last night and it was top notch. Full review to come, when I'm not four White Russians into an empty stomach.


Some Coffee Shop - I've heard rumors of a coffee house opening in Belmont. I know how important my opinion is to everyone, and I give you a resounding "ass yes!" on this one. If you live in Belmont or East Dayton, there's no place to get a fancy pants coffee. The calorie-laden garbage that McDonald's served comes out of a machine, so you can't get a decaf. Sure, there's a Starbucks near University of Dayton, but I don't have a beard, a bicycle, a laptop or the feeling that I'm better than you (even though I probably am), so I have no business there. And the one inside Kroger? Get bent.
Attention franchise buyers: Are you interested in millions of American dollars to make and spend? I'm talking "build your own robot army" money. Kettering/East Dayton is completely devoid of a Starbucks and a Chick-fil-a. You're welcome.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post, Vizz. We may have a coffee shop opening this winter on Wayne and Clover, I'll keep you posted. -Majolica

Vizz said...

Awesome!
Definitely keep me posted, and thanks for the info.

Jasmine said...

You have to check out Downtown Dayton's newest cafe!
De'Lish Cafe 139 North Main St. across from The Victoria Theater.

Vizz said...

Jasmine, I'm looking forward to trying it. It's tough for me to make it there for breakfast or lunch, though. Does anyone have info on their evening hours?

Mr Uts N Hoj said...

Oh my. Thanks a ton and a half for the tip on Company 7. Drove over there for lunch, I think it was Tuesday. 1/2 slab, pulled pork, #1 Rookie Alarm sauce and fries. This is some serious barbecue. Had limited time and ate in the car! Can't wait to return and eat in. Thanks again for the tip.

Vizz said...

Glad to hear it was awesome. I expected nothing less, but haven't gotten out there to try it myself yet.

Kimberly Collett said...

Kimberly (from Olive, an urban dive here)... I just keep laughing about your tag for us...

Olive, an Urban Dive will be opening (hopefully) in January, in the former Wympee Restaurant at the corner of Third and Wayne. I'm pretty sure I'm into it. I'll at least try it once, regardless of price points, because these mofos actually raise and chase down their own chickens. That's free range, son.

holy crap, seriously, that's fantastic... may I PLEASE post this on some of our sites with your link?

keep doing what you're doing!!

Kimberly eat@olivedive.com

Vizz said...

Absolutely, Kimberly! FvF would be flattered to have our cusses all up in your promotions.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Belmont and don't want a Starbucks anywhere near me. (Brown street and Far Hills are both pretty near though). I am happy with my Boston Stoker when near UD and anxiously awaiting real coffee from local folks when Ghostlight opens on Wayne.

Friends don't let friends drink corporate coffee.

Vizz said...

Anon - I'm sure you noticed I'm not Starbucks' biggest fan. I'd rather give me money to Ghostlight. I just want someone to open a damn coffee shop, already.

Jasmine said...

Vizz, De'Lish will be open for dinner starting @5 this coming wed- sat. Also the first brunch is Sunday January 9. Come check us out. We also have specialty coffee, mochas, lattes, teas, and hot chocolate. The chai tea is the best, hands down!

Bruce Kettelle said...

Attn entrepreneurs. We need coffee choices out here in Trotwood too.

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