Mark Fisher

Food and dining reporter

Mark Fisher, a 1981 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School, is a third-generation Dayton-area resident who has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1983. He covered higher education and K-12 education accountability issues for nearly 20 years before taking over the food and dining beat in 2006. He also has written a wine column for the newspaper since 1989. He writes the Taste: Dayton Food and Restaurants and Uncorked blogs for the newspaper's web site. He and his wife Julie, who teaches at Fairmont High School, live in Kettering and have two adult sons who are Fairmont graduates.

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Centerville restaurant to celebrate 20th anniversary

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill at 28 West Franklin St. will celebrate the restaurant’s 20th anniversary from Sept. 20-28 with a special $20 four-course menu.Diners can choose from starters Signature Crab Cake, Oysters on the half-shell, New England Clam Chowder or gumbo. Entrée choices will include Fresh Day Boat Cod ...

New BBQ restaurant poised to open in Fairborn

A new restaurant called Crossroads BBQ & More is poised to open at 1888 Colonel Glenn Highway.“We’re really close,” said the restaurant’s manager, Jason McGee. “Hopefully we’ll be able to open in the next two weeks.”Crossroads BBQ & More will be operated by McGee and his wife Lauren, and it ...

McDonald's will offer free small coffee starting Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Sept. 29.

Free-coffee offer starts today at McDonald’s

McDonald’s will launch its second free-coffee promotion this morning, Tuesday Sept. 16, and will continue it through Sept. 29. During that time, customers can get a a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout the Miami Valley. No purchase is necessary, and the offer is ...

Chinese restaurant to host musical performance

Shen’s Szechuan & Sushi at 7580 Poe Ave. will host a special traditional Chinese music event at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 20.The event will feature three professional Chinese musicians who will play six different traditional Chinese instruments. It is free and is designed to mark the third anniversary of ...

Katherine Dean, manager of Dorothy Lane Market’s “Love Cakes” bakery. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Lane Market)

‘Love Cakes’ grand opening Saturday

Dorothy Lane Market has changed the name of its cake bakery and has found a free-standing home for the business now called “Love Cakes.”The former “Cakes by DLM” had been housed inside the bakery at DLM’s Washington Square store but outgrew the space, a DLM spokeswoman said. It has moved ...

Sales and financing consultants Jeff Erb, left, and William Shultz look over auto details at Matt Castrucci Nissan where Shultz sold 28 new cars last month, nearly twice the average amount. Last week’s disappointing jobs report that left some economists wondering whether the economic recovery was stalling out, but retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in August, suggesting that consumers are loosening the purse strings a bit. Car sales drove a significant portion of the overall increase.

Robust car sales boost overall retail outlook

Robust auto sales helped drive the nation’s retail sales up in August, suggesting consumers are loosening their purse strings enough to keep a slow-but-steady economic recovery on track.The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Motor vehicles accounted for ...

New men’s shop to open in downtown Dayton

A new clothing and accessories store called Linwood Men’s Specialty Shoppe will open next month in downtown Dayton.Renovations are underway at 27 S. St. Clair St. next to Serendipity Bistro, and the store is projected to open by Oct. 21, according to William Jarvis III of Trotwood, the shop’s owner. ...

Nordstrom Rack opens today at The Greene

The new Nordstrom Rack at The Greene Town Center opened this morning to a cheering crowd. The store, the first in the region, opened at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 10, with multiple promotions and giveaways planned. The grand opening festivities started at 8 a.m. with music, breakfast treats and a ...

Nordstrom Rack opens at The Greene

The region’s first Nordstrom Rack store will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at The Greene Town Center, with multiple promotions and giveaways planned for opening day. The grand opening festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with music, breakfast treats and a raffle. Company representatives will raffle off 30 ...

The bistro at 25 S. St. Clair St. will shut its doors after Friday, but may reopen under new ownership.

Downtown Dayton restaurant to close

A downtown Dayton restaurant that opened 20 months ago will close at the end of business Friday because its owner has accepted a job in Massachusetts. Serendipity Bistro at 25 S. St. Clair St. in the St. Clair Lofts will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner ...

 
 

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