The Winans family has been making lives a little sweeter for more than a century. During the Great Depression, townspeople would flock to the family?s bakery in Piqua with their sugar rations. Owner Wayne Winans would take that sugar and turn it into freshly baked cookies?a small pick-me-up at a time when even small pick-me-ups were a luxury. Years later, Wayne?s sons, Max and Dick, carried the family torch into the 1960s, when the first Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees was born.
Today, the Winans family continues to do what it does best at three Ohio locations. All of the business?s chocolates are handmade, with no preservatives or fillers, and never cryogenically frozen. The family?s emphasis on freshness carries over to their coffee, too, which has frequently been named the area's best by the readers of the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Daily News. The secret is in their roasting process?their small, 15-pound roaster requires them to roast the beans in small batches, which leads to a more consistent product. Once the beans are ready, coffee artisans carefully combine them with other roasts to create a vast assortment of flavors, which includes 11 house coffee blends, 12 flavored coffees, and even more seasonal selections.
A huge circular teppanyaki grill sends up plumes of fragrant smoke from the focal point of Dao Modern Asian Cuisine’s dining room as chefs deftly sizzle up meats and seafood across its surface. Aside from a venue for the chef’s showmanship, the grill serves as a conspicuous sign of Dao Modern Asian Cuisine’s commitment to cooking dishes fresh to order. In addition to Chinese stir fries, chefs showcase dozens of other Asian specialties: they simmer Thai curries, roll up more than 30 sushi rolls, and fuse together Korean classics such as bibimbap. Additionally, chefs offer a smattering of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Dao Modern Asian Cuisine introduces Western eyes to Eastern-style architecture, exemplified by the restaurant’s pagoda-style façade. Asian hanging lamps, dark wooden ceiling risers, and golden sheets of glass emblazon the dining room and create an elegant atmosphere where eaters with nomadic tastes can sample international dishes sans fanny pack.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. Their homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca.
Lucky Dog Grille's inviting environs serve up a menu of flavorful pub fare in comfortable noshing quarters for the whole family. Their plump, aromatic Big Dog wings send tongues aflutter, being slathered in one of your choice of 14 sauces and served with a side of palate-cooling ranch or blue cheese sauce ($5.49 for an order of six, $10.49 for 12, $15.99 for 18). Sample the lightly breaded fried pickles, golden brown and sidekicked with ranch ($5.49), or prove the conservative cheese forecast wrong with crispy, skin-on potato skin flats ($6.99). A host of handy handhelds like the spicy feta wrap ($7.99) and BBQ bacon steak Philly sandwich ($8.99) are equally capable of quelling vicious hunger pangs, or doubling as makeshift melee weapons during unexpected Plesiosaur attacks.
Find something on the menu for everyone at Sichuan Bistro in Mason.
Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Sichuan Bistro offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Sichuan Bistro has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Sichuan Bistro.
Whether you have a large or small group, Sichuan Bistro can accommodate both.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Sichuan Bistro is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
You can also grab your food to go.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
At Sichuan Bistro, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Sichuan Bistro.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Sichuan Bistro accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Sichuan Bistro has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Make sure to stop by Banana Leaf Modern Thai — this Thai food establishment is a cornerstone for curry addicts.
Health nuts will love Banana Leaf Modern Thai for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from Banana Leaf Modern Thai's extensive drink list.
Bring your whole brood to Banana Leaf Modern Thai, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Perfect for parties on the larger side, Banana Leaf Modern Thai also has a private area available for use.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Banana Leaf Modern Thai's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Put the suit away when heading to Banana Leaf Modern Thai — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Banana Leaf Modern Thai will ensure that it is delicious.
At Banana Leaf Modern Thai, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Travel by bike to Banana Leaf Modern Thai and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Meals at Banana Leaf Modern Thai usually set you back about $30 per diner.