Hundreds of hungry guests showed up at the sold out sneak peek event to sample a small taste of what some restaurants will be serving up. The menus for the evening did not disappoint.
Amber Rose: Tomato bruschetta dip, Italian chicken sausage tortellini in a housemade alfredo sauce and chocolate chip cannolis.
Backwater Voodoo: A kicking Jambalaya made with the Cajun trinity — chicken, ham and andouille sausage.
Coco’s Bistro: Beef braised short ribs served with jalapeno grits, broccolini, smoked pearl onion and an espresso crème brûlée fired on site.
Condado Tacos: A “Blue Dream” double decker taco stuffed with queso, ground beef, lettuce, tomato and avocado ranch.
Greek Street: Buttered phyllo, walnuts and a honey lemon syrup perfect baklava.
The Last Queen: Chili Con Carne “Brit-style” served on a bed of basmati rice, this dish packed a delicious punch in flavor.
Loose Ends Brewing: Chef Adrian’s perfectly plated tuna poke crisp was the star. They also served beef short rib sliders and salmon sliders.
Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant: Luxardo cherry glazed braised short ribs over truffle mushroom risotto served with shaved asparagus in a light vinaigrette.
Station House: A wonderful wild mushroom carbonara made with trumpet, cremini, shitake and oyster mushrooms with peas and bacon served over a tender bed of orzo.
Favorite dishes for the evening were definitely Smith’s Boathouse short ribs and the carbonara from Station House. The best dish I had came from Calypso Grill and Smokehouse in Yellow Springs, a gem in the Dayton restaurant scene that deserves attention. Their featured dish was a brisket marinated in jerk sauce and smoked until juicy and tender. The meat masterpiece that emerged was served on a bed of local organic collard greens cooked with coconut milk, rum and aromatics. It was absolutely delicious. This is a dish they have served at previous sneak peeks and once again it wowed. The bitter buttery greens mixed with the savory meat was a winning combination.
Here is a look at all of the participating businesses that will greet winter restaurant week diners this year.
2023 WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
Please note — calling ahead is recommended for details, hours and reservations. For the most up-to-date list and information visit http://dineoutdayton.com.
Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., Dayton, (937) 228-2511
Backwater Voodoo, 3 South Main St., Miamisburg, (937) 949-0522
Basil’s on Market, 18 N. Market St., Troy (937) 875-2068
Basil’s on Market, 2729 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek (937) 702-3160
Bunker’s Sports Bar & Grill, 893 E. National Road, Vandalia, (937) 890-8899
Butter Cafe, 1106 Brown St., Dayton, (937) 985-9917
Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-9000
Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 433-7099
CBCB Bar & Grill, 2495 Commons Blvd., Beavercreek, (937) 426-3287
Chappy’s Social House, 7880 Washington Village Dr, Centerville, (937) 439-9200
The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., (937) 291-1661
Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St., Dayton, (937) 228-2626
Condado Taco, 4482 Glengarry Dr., Beavercreek, (937) 705-6528
Corner Kitchen, 613 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 938-5244
Figlio, 424 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering, (937) 534-0494
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 3500 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg, (937) 865-9355
Florentine Restaurant, 21 W. Market St., Germantown, (937) 855-7759
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-0204
Greek Street, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd., Centerville, (937) 640-3295
Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, (937) 669-2271
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton, (937) 222-2892
Jollity, 127 E. 3rd St., Dayton, (937) 938-9089
Loose Ends Brewing, 890 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 723-6328
Meadowlark, 5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp., (937) 434-4750
Nick’s Restaurant, 1443 N. Detroit St., Xenia, (937) 372-3202
Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 429-9000
Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Road, Dayton, (937) 236-4329
Roost Modern Italian, 524 E. 5th St., Dayton, (937) 222-3100
Salar, 410 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 203-3999
Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy, (937) 335-3837
Station House, 8200 Provincial Way, Dayton, (937) 439-7154
The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy, (937) 552-7676
The Last Queen, 210 E. Main St., Enon, (937) 340-6032
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HOW TO GO
What: Winter Restaurant Week
When: Jan. 22-29
Where: Various locations
Cost: Meals range in price from $20.23-$50.23
More info and complete list of restaurants: (937) 461-6872 (MVRA) or www.dineoutdayton.com