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A few things you missed in Dayton last week while you were in a food coma

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has come to an end.

There was turkey, dressing, potatoes, dinner rolls and lots of pie.

For many of you, there was lots of family togetherness, tree decorating and some holiday fun.

For others, there was non-stop shopping.

Now that you’re back in town and back to reality, here are a few things you might have missed during your food coma last week.

El Greco's Pizza Villa is closing, according to a Facebook post.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

>>LEGENDARY DAYTON PIZZA RESTAURANT TO CLOSE

The owner of a restaurant known for its Taco Tuesday, square-cut pizza and red wall carpet says her time there has simply run out.  

“I’ve spent most of my life at El Greco, and I am getting older. I really want to do something else,” El Greco's Pizza Villa owner Johna Sanchez told us. “I have family in Arizona, and I want to take a break.”

Sanchez announced Saturday that she would close the business located at 3976 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp. on Dec. 22.  

However, she told us Tuesday that the public outpouring and support she’s received since the announcement could change the timing of those plans.

Photo: Sharahn D. Boykin/STAFF

>>PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN RESTAURANT CLOSES PERMANENTLY

The faith-based, nonprofit One Bistro in Miamisburg will not reopen after announcing earlier this fall that it would suspend operations for two months.

The Xenia location of One Bistro, which means "Our Neighbors Eat," will remain operational.

Childers Photography studio in Dayton captured moments from Robin Dugger and Norman “DJ Terminator X” Rogers wedding and reception in Dayton. DJ Terminator X was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with fellow members of Public Enemy. Several members of the legendary rap group including Chuck D., Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, Khari Wynn and Sammy Sam attended the wedding and reception. Robin Dugger, a Belmont High School graduate, was a featured artist on DJ Terminator X’s 1991 song “Homey Don't Play Dat” as part of the duo Bonnie 'N' Clyde. She and Rogers began dating in November of 2017. Public Enemy, the groom included, performed four songs during the reception.
Photo: Childers Photography

>>PUBLIC ENEMY REUNITES FOR PERFORMANCE AT DAYTON WEDDING

A band that has been fighting the power for more than three decades performed for the first time in four years at a Dayton woman’s wedding.

It makes sense. The groom was a member of Public Enemy.  

Robin Dugger and Norman “DJ Terminator X” Rogers were married Saturday, Nov. 17 at Residence Park Church of Christ, 4328 Hoover Ave. in Dayton.

Rapper and activist Chuck D. toasted the couple, Dugger said. SW1 member James “Brother James” Norman was a groomsman.

Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, Khari Wynn, Sammy Sam and all other members of the band except Professor Griff and two S1W members attended the wedding and reception at Country Club of the North in Beavercreek.

Public Enemy performed a few of its biggest hits.

>>NEW INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT COMING TO TOWN

A new and independently owned restaurant called T-Bird's Kitchen is gearing up to open on Salem Avenue northwest of Dayton.  

The new restaurant at 3736 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp. could open as early as this week. T-Bird’s Kitchen is located southeast of Free Pike, in space that most recently housed 2 Flavors, and which once held Florentina’s Pizza & Subs.

The menu will start with chicken wings, mac and cheese and waffle fries and later expand to include burgers and other items.

The Legendary Lights at the Historic Clifton Mill drapes their scenic features — cliffs, gorges, a covered bridge — in four million brilliant lights. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Contributing Writer

>>CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY TO BE FEATURED ON TV

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill have successfully held in a secret since last Thanksgiving.  

Clifton Mill will be featured on ABC TV’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. The episode has been an entire year in the making.

Julia Reichert, a Yellow Springs filmmaker , will be awarded the International Documentary Association’s Career Achievement Award in Los Angeles next month.

>>LOCAL FILMMAKER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Julia Reichert, a Yellow Springs filmmaker and three-time Oscar nominee, will be awarded the International Documentary Association’s Career Achievement Award for 2018 in Los Angeles next month.

The award is dedicated to building and serving documentary filmmaking around the world and to supporting a thriving documentary culture, according to a news release. Past recipients of the award include Walter Cronkite, Bill Moyers, Robert Redford and Ken Burns.

The Dayton Beer Company won a bronze medal for its Deep Sea Diving Sea Salt Stout at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer held Nov. 17 in Chicago. Photo from Dayton Beer Company Facebook page.

>>DAYTON BEER COMPANY GETS A NATIONAL SHOUT-OUT

Dayton Beer Company captured a bronze medal for its barrel-aged Lost Tunnel Deep Sea Diving Sea Salt Stout at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer’s National Barrel Aged Beer Competition. 

The medal win came in the Special Experimental Beer category for the milk stout that is brewed with sea salt and vanilla beans, then aged in Bookers Bourbon barrels. The non-barrel-aged version of the beer was one of the original year-round releases announced when Dayton Beer Company launched the Lost Tunnel brand in 2017.

Boston Stoker coffee shops have begun serving breakfast sandwiches. SUBMITTED

>>BOSTON STOKER ADDS BREAKFAST SANDWICHES 

Dayton-area coffee shop retailer and coffee roaster Boston Stoker is now offering breakfast sandwiches at all of its locations.

All breakfast sandwiches are made to order and served on ciabatta bread with egg and either bacon, sausage or vegetables. The sandwiches can be topped with a special Cajun sauce or a house-made dill lemon cream cheese.

Seared Tuna appetizer, with white wine at jay's Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St. Photo by Jim Witmer
Photo: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News

>>TWO DAYTON CLASSICS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO OPEN FOR LUNCH IN DECEMBER

Those looking for holiday lunch destinations have two options in December from two full-service Dayton-area restaurants that are not normally open for lunch the rest of the year.

Carvers Steaks & Chops at 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. and Jay’s Restaurant at 225 E. Sixth St. in the Oregon District in Dayton — two restaurants that are dinner-only establishments for 11 months of the year — will open for lunch during December to accommodate holiday get-togethers, office parties and other seasonal gatherings.

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