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New brunch event to bring restaurants together to offer best dishes, cocktails

Buckeye Vodka’s Let’s Get Brunched will take place at the Steam Plant on April 22.

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association may have just wrapped up Winter Restaurant Week, but it's already looking forward to a full slate of events including a brand new brunch event that was just announced for 2020. 

Buckeye Vodka’s Let’s Get Brunched will take place at the Steam Plant on April 22. 

"This event is to promote our area restaurant brunch business. We have so many awesome brunch restaurants, and it’s fun food, so Buckeye Vodka and I got together with our MVRA restaurants and came up with Buckeye Vodka’s Let’s Get Brunched," said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA). "Each restaurant will offer one to two items from their brunch menus and their creative bartenders will feature their best Buckeye Vodka brunch cocktail. This may be a Bloody Mary or some type of Moscow Mule. And yes, we are holding the event on a Wednesday night, because who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?" 

Each restaurant will be judged on Best Brunch Cocktail, Best Pairing, and People’s Choice for Best Cocktail. 


Tickets will be $25 in advance and $30 the day of if the event does not sell out. Each guest will receive a Buckeye Vodka glass, four sample cocktails, and all brunch cuisine from each of the participating restaurants. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for $35 in advance and will include eight sample cocktails and entry at 5:30 p.m. 


According to Zahora, restaurants so far include: 

• Amber Rose

• Calypso Smokehouse and Grill

• elé Cake Co.

• Meadowlark

• Sunrise Cafe

• Table 33
• Tavern at The Greene

• Wheat Penny

Mark your calendars 

Here are some of the upcoming Miami Valley Restaurant Association events happening this summer that won't be your typical sit down dinner: 

March 4: 7th Annual Buckeye Vodka’s Battle of the Bartenders at The Steam Plant 

April 22: Buckeye Vodka’s Let’s Get Brunched at The Steam Plant 

June 14: Taco Fest at Fraze Pavilion  

July 15: Sneak Peek to Summer Restaurant Week at The Steam Plant  

July 19-26: Summer Restaurant Week  

July 11: Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest at Fraze Pavilion 

 Aug. 14: Food Truck Blast at The Greene 

 Aug. 15: Bacon Fest at Fraze Pavilion 

Sept. 19: Air Force Marathon After Party and Beer Fest at The Greene 

Sept. 26: Festival of Flight at Wright State University

For more information on the Miami Valley Restaurant Association visit: https://dineoutdayton.com 

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.