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Hunger Paynes Beer and Wine Garden now open at the Dayton Mall

Grand opening celebration planned for Saturday. 

The Dayton Mall’s newest restaurant is serving up a menu featuring Dayton beer, apple cranberry chicken wraps and a killer meat and cheese board with truffle goat cheese. 

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Andrew Payne, the owner of Hunger Paynes food truck, launched the Hunger Paynes Beer and Wine Garden Tuesday in the lower level of the mall near Macy’s. 

“We are trying to elevate the mall’s food, so to speak,” Payne said. 

Hunger Payne's Food Truck specializes in croquettes. (Connie Post)

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The eatery employs four and will initially be open noon until 9 weekdays and until 10 p.m. on Saturday. 

It will serve about two or three varieties of Hunger Paynes’ signature croquettes daily and have a dozen Dayton area beers on tap daily as a tribute to local breweries.

“(It is to) get people to know about all the great beer in Dayton,” Payne said.   

There will be a selection of domestic beers and about a dozen wines available, half produced locally. 

The menu will include an assortment of gourmet pretzels bites, wraps and salads and other health food options.

Payne launched his food truck in  2013. Before that, he worked in several bricks-and-mortar restaurants and country club kitchens prior to launching his mobile unit.

Payne also owns the  American Croquette Company. 

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Hunger Paynes was one of more than 50 trucks that participated in this year's Miami County Gourmet Food Truck Rally. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY (Tom Gilliam)

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