Waffle Shop, a Dayton tradition, is adding something new this year

The 87th annual Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church is Nov. 15 to 18. Photo by Amelia Robinson
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The 87th annual Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church is Nov. 15 to 18. Photo by Amelia Robinson

Waffle irons will soon be firing on all cylinders in downtown Dayton next week.

Christ Episcopal Church's 87th annual Waffle Shop, a Dayton tradition, is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15-18. 

Hundreds of Daytonians show up at the church at 20 W. First St. for golden brown waffles, juicy sausage, salads, sandwiches, soups and an array of desserts.

For the first time this year, one of eight waffle irons will be dedicated to making gluten-free potato waffles that one volunteer described as having a potato pancake flavor and being "yummy."

The event is a fundraiser.

"With the help of our diners in 2015, Christ Episcopal Church was able to provide more than $12,000 in grants,” Nancy Evans, the event chair said in a statement.

A carryout or dine-in order, which includes sausage and a waffle, is $6.50.

Waffles are $3.50 each. Add 50 cents for topping: cherry, apple, blueberry , sugar free strawberry or whipped topping.

>> See the carryout menu here.

About 100 people volunteer for the event that that also includes a craft bazaar, live music and a raffle of a bicycle and a Jay's Seafood gift certificate.

The event also includes the following "celebrity waffle bakers":

- Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Amelia Robinson (this reporter), Cox Media Group/Dayton.com

- Wednesday, Nov. 16—  Jim Bucher and Dan Edwards, New Soft Rock 92.9

- Thursday, Nov. 17 — Kim Faris of B94.5 FM

- Friday, Nov. 18 — Jerri Stanard,  K12 Gallery/Tejas