The Drunken Waffle’s Mimosa Waffle from a recent Battle of the Breakfast event featuring a vanilla orange waffle, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with a mimosa maple syrup. Contributed photo.

TODAY kicks off a month of great food events

July is packed with a rich variety of food and beverage events.

Today, July 1, alone should serve as proof with several categories of food events that will be happening all summer long.

French toast from The Wicked 'Wich featuring fresh bread form Evan's Bakery
Photo: Alex Perry


These restaurants on wheels will be out in full force this summer.

The first Sunday of every month through September, Yellow Cab Tavern (700 E. 4th St., Dayton) will host Brunch! A Food Truck Rally.

Today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. food trucks including The Drunken Waffle, EAT, Son Of a Biscuit, El Meson, and Ghostlight Coffee will be showing off their spin on breakfast.

>> Kick off your July with decadent brunch treats from your favorite food trucks

Whatever your brunch preferences, you will be hard pressed not to find something to like. In addition to eggs done every way you can think of, all the salty breakfast meats, waffles, biscuits and gravy and lunch creations for those who think brunch is overrated (you’re crazy by the way), Yellow Cab will have all of the beverages you are looking for including coffee, Bloody Marys, mimosas and craft beer.

Mark your calendars now for Aug. 5 and Sept. 2.

For more information, visit

Scatter the shrimp boil ingredients on your finest linen (not!), and make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby. (Contributed by


Today from 6-9 p.m. Chef Anne Kearney will be putting her magic touch on a shrimp boil at JD Legends (65 Millard Drive, Franklin).

The Eventbrite link on the event says it’s part of a “week-long celebration of our 15-year party JD Legends presents Chef Anne Kearney. You can come at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Seating is first come first serve on the patio.

“Kearney describes her cooking with the motto “Food of Love.” With a background at Bistro at the Maison de Ville and Peristyle with John Neal and as line cook and culinary assistant at Emeril Lagasse’s Emeril’s, she was given the opportunity to purchase Peristyle from Neal’s estate in 1995. She rose to national recognition and later was honored in 2002 with a James Beard Foundation award as “Southeast Regional Best Chef.” Kearney’s food is an American interpretation of Provençal bistro fare.”

With Kearney relocating to Florida in August, now is the time to seek her out and the dishes that spring from her talents. Cost is $22 per person and can be purchased at For more information call 937-746-4950.

>> 3 local shrimp boils to get you through the hot days

Grilled steak with grilled potatoes and vegetables (Image provided by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar)


I believe firmly in treating yourself when it comes to dining. Everything in moderation, yes, but there is a time and a place for a special meal.

Dayton’s Summer restaurant week takes place at the end of the month, but if you can’t wait that long, there are plenty of restaurants around town that have special dinners in place that are worth considering.

Tonight from 5-10 p.m. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (4432 Walnut St., Beavercreek) will have a special three-course filet and lobster dinner for $50. It’s a buttery special they feature every Sunday and Monday, so if you can’t go today you have time.

Visit for more information.

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