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Dayton’s Not Dead: Don Patron

“Good food is my passion. You know you eat good food and you’re happy. Food is happiness,” said Everardo Ascencio, owner of Don Patron Mexican Grill and Bar.

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Heart Mercantile | Photo by Jessalyn Pugh Photography

Dayton’s Not Dead: Heart Mercantile

Brittany Smith and Carly Short originally opened Heart Mercantile; the idea sprang from their antique booth at Antique Village in Centerville.

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Neighborhood Nest | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Neighborhood Nest

Your Dayton’s Not Dead feature of the week: The Neighborhood Nest is a dedicated gluten-free bakery.

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Dayton Council on World Affairs | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: DCOWA and the Global Views, Local Brews

It is held the third Tuesday of each month at a local bar called Proto BuildBar and the event is a casual gathering with a short presentation by a local speaker.

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571 Grill | Photo by Marketing company, Artistic Inspirations, Tipp City

Dayton’s Not Dead: 571 Grill and Drafthouse

Dayton’s Not Dead feature: The name 571 Grill and Drafthouse is fairly new to the area, but the restaurant has been around for many years.

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Lily's Bistro | Photo by Skyler Foster

Dayton’s Not Dead: Lily’s Bistro

Lily’s Bistro has been located in Dayton’s Oregon District for almost seven years, owned and operated by Mendenhall.

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Lefty's Eats & Espresso | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Lefty’s

Lefty’s Eats and Espresso, or Lefty’s, is a local coffee shop and restaurant owned by Lawren Williams; it opened around a year-and-a-half ago on March 28, 2018.

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The Bridge Cafe | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Bridge Cafe

Bridge Café is an on-campus hot spot for students. Attached to the Honors dorms, this café is a hidden gem.

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311 and Dirty Heads kick-off national tour in Dayton / Photograph Paige Cobos / WSU Guardian

311 and Dirty Heads kick-off national tour in Dayton

On Tuesday, July 2, rock bands 311 and Dirty Heads made Dayton the launch point of their summer-long tour across the nation. Along for the ride were three other amazing acts that each brought a different flavor of the season to enthrall the crowd. First off was a Bikini Trill, a young but confidently cool […]

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Photos provided by James Curlis

Dayton’s Not Dead: K&J’s Ice Cream Shop

Dayton’s Not Dead: K&J’s Ice Cream Shop / Photos provided by James Curlis On April 14th, Wright State student, James Curlis, opened his family owned ice cream shop in his home town of Sydney, Ohio.

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