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Aug 9, 2011 06:51 AM

Anything fun in Dayton nearish the airport for a late lunch/early dinner?

I'm in Dayton for a day this week, funky hours too, get in at 10pm, meeting in the morning, fly out at 4pm the next day, so I figure a late lunch would be ideal. I'll be on the north end of town near the airport. Price no concern, I like creative food, preferably something unique.

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  1. Vandalia's World Cafe is very close to the airport, on Northwoods Boulevard, off of I-75, exit 64. All kinds of different cusines, from hummus to muffulettas to Thai-inspired wraps and Caprese salads. It's all made right there in house, too.

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    1. re: Fibber McGee

      You guys rock, thanks! I like all foods, all cuisines, the more fun the better. I appreciate it!!

    2. Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City serves lunch from 11-5 Tues-Sat, and their food is quite good. Decent wine list, too, if that appeals. Their "signature" dishes include quiche and seared tuna salad.

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      1. re: Niki in Dayton

        I've been to Coldwater Cafe one time. Had an incredible Ostrich Filet. Across the street from Coldwater Cafe is Harrison's, which has a nice menu with a local feel, like turkey from nearby Bowman and Landes.

      2. I tried OinkaDoodleMoo (Englewood) a few weeks ago. Nothing
        like the BBQ I've enjoyed in TX, NC, SC, KC, etc. Not bad food per
        se; but not worth repeating.

        My disappointments:

        - No sausage offerings
        - No combination plate
        - No smoker - Liquid Smoke, perhaps?

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        1. re: rainsux

          I've only been to the Kettering location. They were very, very careful in measuring out each serving.

          Have you tried Tipp City's Hickory Rivers, rainsux?

          1. re: Fibber McGee

            > OinkaDoodleMoo ... very, very careful in measuring out each serving

            I did not notice.

            > Hickory Rivers ...

            No. But it's now on my list. Thank you.

            1. re: rainsux

              It just won a few awards at the state fair, FWIW. I've liked what I've had. They do offer Polish sausage as well as combo platters. I only have been in and out via carryout, so I've never seen a smoker but they do have Smokehouse in their name.