5 big foodie events in November you don’t want to miss


5 big foodie events in November you don’t want to miss

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Every autumn, Christ Episcopal Church, at 20 West First St. Dayton, a large group of volunteers helps prepare hundreds of handmade waffles for four consecutive days to raise funds for local community programs and for the church. This year, Dayton.com's own Amelia Robinson served as a guest celebrity chef at the event.  (AMELIA ROBINSON/STAFF)

Get ready to stuff your face with more than just turkey and stuffing. Get comfortable.

November is packed with food and drink events. Here are five you’ll kick yourself if you miss. 


When: Saturday, Nov. 11; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for VIP and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for general admission

Where: Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Center, 500 Belmont Park North, Dayton

What: The beet and wine tasting event is a fundraiser for Resident Home Association. 

The list of barley wines includes  Eudora’s Hullabaloo and Old Redhooker by Sixpoint Craft beers such as Thirsty Dog’s BA Wulver Scotch ale and Vanilla BA Black Maple porter by Jackie O’s will be featured. 

Cost: General admission is $45 in advance or $55 at the door; VIP $65 advance or $75 at the door


Scenes from a past Christ Episcopal Church Waffle Shop. Staff file photo by Chris Stewart

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 14 to 17

Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton

What: Get ready for four days of waffles, sausage, soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, crafts and white elephant sales. As many as 2,000 people attend this event that has been around for 88 years. Waffle Shop profits are offered to the community through grants awarded every spring. 

Cost: Lunch for less than $10. Admission is free. 

Info: Dine in or fax for carryout at 937-223-2416


When: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton

What: The annual gala rings in the holiday season with specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and the most delicious dessert contest.

Cost: $85 for non-members and $75 for members. 

Info: Call 937-293-2841 or visit daytonhistory.org

The Carillon Tree of Light illumination is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Son of a Biscuit and The Drunken Waffle will square off in the first ever Battle of the Breakfasts. The event is presented by Ghostlight Coffee and Son of a Biscuit. Pictured: food from Son of a Biscuit. Submitted

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 

Where: Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton

What: Son of a Biscuit and Ghostlight Coffee will team up to present their first Battle of the Breakfasts food truck competition. The two will compete against each other in a “no-holds-barred battle for who has the best breakfast.”

Ghostlight’s new coffee truck will be on site to serve coffee.  

Cost: Entry is free. Food items will be sold. 


Photo from a prior Thanksgiving in Dayton: Feast of Giving. (Source: ABC22 and FOX45)

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

Where: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton

What: The 9th annual community Thanksgiving dinner organized partly by ABC22/FOX45 and an army of volunteers follows the 40-year tradition established by the Beerman Foundation.

Cost: Free 

Info: 937-416-3667 or fox45now.com

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