The Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders
Get ready for the ultimate showdown—the Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders is BACK February 28, and it's going to be EPIC!
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Delicious Appetizers & Trendy Cocktails: Battle of the Bartenders set for Feb 28
Food lovers of Dayton have plenty of chances to try new tastes the city has to offer. Now, it's your chance, mixed drink lovers!
The Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders is back Wed, Feb 28 at The Steam Plant. Presented by the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA), this event is a chance for local bartenders from over a dozen top-notch local restaurants to show off the best of their cocktails.
Who doesn't love a good cocktail?
If you think trying the new kinds of cuisine in town has been fun, wait till you give a try to some of these cocktails. Just as there's a growing variety of cuisines, there's a whole new art form in mixed drinks, and it's been taking Dayton's most high profile restaurants by storm.
Get ready to experience: Intense bartending battles Culinary delights from top Miami Valley restaurants Signature Buckeye Vodka creations! And make sure to grab a ballot and vote for your favorite cocktail!
Participating Restaurants & Menus
Each restaurant will serve their creative Buckeye Vodka original cocktail paired with a small plate. We are not releasing the cocktail names until arrival at the event.
Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering
Cocktail: Peach Tini
Food Pairing: Blueberry BBQ Pork Sliders
Food Pairing: Gochujang-pear Chicken and Coconut Rice
Cocktail: The Dewberry Duvall
Food Pairing: Hot Honey Pork Belly Burnt Ends with Pickled Watermelon & Green Chow Slaw
The Florentine Restaurant
Cocktail: Mango Lemon Drop Delight
Food Pairing: The Mango Chopwich: Grilled Pork Ribeye covered with Mango BBQ Sauce, served on a Knotted Brioche Bun with pickle, bacon and coleslaw
Cocktail: The Strawberry Chuzzlewit
Food Pairing: Asian Ground Pork Lettuce Wrap
Mr. Boro's Tavern
Cocktail: Boro Bloody Mary
Pairing: The Balsamic Banger: Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Onion Jam, Smoked Gouda, and Peppered Bacon
Rip Rap Roadhouse
Cocktail: "The Roadmaster": Lemon infused Buckeye vodka blended with organic raspberry simple syrup & lemonade. Garnished with a fresh lemon slice/berry gummy skewer
Food Pairing: Rosemary infused raspberry balsamic salad. Mixed greens, Kamala olives, pecans, red onion & vanilla blueberry goat cheese.
Smith's Boathouse Restaurant
Cocktail: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
Food pairing: Steak Skewers with Pineapple Ginger Glaze
Wheat Penny Oven and Bar
Cocktail: Blowin' Smoke
Food pairing: Smoked Beef Brisket Taco and Smoked Lion's Mane Mushroom Tacos ( Guided by Mushrooms)
Limited number of VIP tickets include arrival at 6pm, food from each participating restaurant and 2 Buckeye Vodka Flight Cards (8 Buckeye Vodka cocktails your choice, food from each restaurant, and 2 voting chips for People's Choice). $75
We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance for this popular event.