• The bar named "D20: A Bar with Characters," under development at 2144 E. Whipp Road in the Oak Creek Plaza in south Kettering, last weekend set a tentative opening date of Dec. 2. D20 will offer board games and table-top gaming along with craft beers and other drinks.
• A spokesman for Logan's Roadhouse — which shut down its Beavercreek restaurant near the Mall at Fairfield Commons just three weeks ago — told us earlier this week that the chain is poised to emerge from bankruptcy and vowed the two remaining Dayton-area locations will remain open. "Our restaurants in Troy and on Miamisburg-Centerville Road will remain open serving diners," Logan's spokesman Jonathan Dedmon told this news outlet via email. "Logan's will remain a strong presence in Dayton."
• And this almost counts as a restaurant opening, wouldn't you agree? Voltzy's Root Beer Stand — which had been shut down while owner Rick Volz recovered from surgery — reopened Tuesday, Oct. 11. Plans call for the shop to be open for lunch Tuesday through Thursday this week, and add Mondays in the weeks ahead.
• And just in case this election is driving you to drink, Crooked Handle Brewing Co. in Springboro on Tuesday launched an election-themed beer promotion that pits Deplorable Donald Foam-Over IPA against Crooked Hillary Rye Pale Ale.
Whichever candidate sells the most beer doesn’t win the contest. He or she loses. The unofficial name of the contest: “Make America Drink Again!”