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|Date:|| Past Event - Sunday, August 04, 2013|
- This page may be updated if the event is repeated.
Dayton foodies! Our time has come! Summer Restaurant Week is finally here, and this week it's going to be bigger than ever.
The semi-annual event has grown in popularity every year, and this time it's close to 50 restaurants. Everybody's got something new on the menu, and if you've ever been waiting for a time to try the new spots, now is the time! See a full list of places participating at http://dineoutdayton.com/events/summer-restaurant-week/
Actually, Dayton Local had the chance to preview some of the delicious items on the menu at a special preview event hosted by the Miami Valley Restaurant Association this week. And restauranteurs told me they're just as excited as we foodies are about this week.
"It's a great time for us to show what we can do," said Benjamin Batt, a server with Salar(pictured left), as he served up a shrimp and tilapia ceviche. Salar, which just opened, will be showing off its considerable cooking talent at this, its first major showing for a food event.
Brian Rayburn, owner of Miami Valley Spice Traders, agreed. His business is also just getting off the ground, and its balsamic vinegar-based flavorings were a real hit.
"It's about getting people to try what we have to offer," Rayburn told me.
Among the delicious samples we tried on the menu (and among our recommendations):
Station House showed off its Roasted vegetables, roasted tomatoes topped with mozzarella and balsamic, and fingerling potatoes.
El Meson kicked it out of the park, as always, with a Cuban Pork Loin with Lime and Mojo over Garlic White Rice (pictured right)
Taste had a dangerously addictive Seafood Chowder. It had just a little heat; very subtle and very warm, but by the time I was done with a small dish I felt it. And I wanted more.
The Deli served Mini Railman Sandwiches. They're a favorite, and they're packed with a ton of meats and cheese!
Neil's Heritage House showed off something you don't often see in these parts: Paella with curried rice, roasted veggies and a tasty Italian sausage.
Salar Restaurant's Ceviche was a favorite of our writer Lisa Siebert. It's packed with citrus which does a lot for the delicate Tilapia.
Crazy Mango Bar and Bistro served boneless wings in 3 different sauces: Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry and Cuban Mojito. They're also a new restaurant in town, so if you've been wondering what they're cooking up at The Greene, now is the time.
There are just too many good dishes to name. Honestly, in all of the time I have lived in Dayton, I have loved the local restaurants. At no time in the year will you see the creativity, innovation, and passion that the chefs have for their craft more than at Restaurant Week. You really will taste some of the best food made in this city during the next seven days. Try it out!
Try unique menus at many of Dayton's classiest places for reduced prices, all while raising money for charity. Summer Restaurant Week is July 28-Aug 4, 2013. Summer Restaurant Week 2013 will benefit Cancer Support Community of Western ohio and the MVRA scholarship fund.
Visit our friends at DineOutDayton.com to view all participating restaurants and menus!
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