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"I had to stop at Meadowlark," he said. "Last time I was here, I ate there three times," he exclaimed. "And of course I went to Lily's and Salar, and we tried Wheat Penny, too."
Walton also spoke of taking back spirits from Belle of Dayton to Chicago for events he's hosting this week, as well as the makings for jalapeno vanilla ice cream.
"You can't beat the hand-crafted cheeses and the farmers' markets out here. A chef doesn't have to go to a big city to make it; they'd get eaten alive. Everything you could ever need is right here."
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Tommy has spent most of his time in meetings with DLM, and hinted heavily at some future collaborations with the local grocery.
"I think, coming here soon, you'll be seeing a bit more of me around Dorothy Lane," he teased.
Oh, and when asked what his can’t-live-without-it Dayton staple is?
"Those Mike-Sells chips! Those are like currency; you could trade those for money!"
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