Rivertown Chili in Miamisburg is utilizing wild game in its chili and other dishes one weekend a month. This is a wild boar chili the restaurant served in December 2018. Photo from Rivertown Chili Facebook page

Rivertown Chili takes a walk on the Wild Side each month with wild-game menu

Rivertown Chili Breakfast & Lunch in downtown Miamisburg is showing off its wild side this weekend. It’ll do the same thing next month, with a different kind of wild. And the month after that,  they’ll do it again.

Once a month, typically the third weekend of each month, the family-owned independent restaurant at 105 S.  Second St. runs special plates featuring a different variety of wild game, and will offer a chili made with the wild game as well, according to Rivertown Chli owner Brian Walusis.

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“In November we did elk, in December wild boar, and this coming weekend (Saturday Jan. 19) will be pheasant,” Walusis said. 

“Each month we have a little bit different take on the dish which stars the wild game, but we also offer a chili that features the protein as well. We order limited amounts so when it's gone, it's gone. We start Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and go until we run out.”

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Most of the meats are supplied through a specialty meat supplier out of Columbus, which actually uses farm-raised products —  “but they’re still the protein that they’re advertised to be,” Walusis said.

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For this month’s pheasant feature, “We will offer a breakfast with eggs any style, redskin breakfast potatoes, and a cognac pheasant sausage with a sauce made of wild berries, then a pheasant sausage and applewood bacon red-bean chili,” Walusis said.

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In February, Walusis plans to feature rabbit.

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