Summer dishes and flavors are back, and they deserve to be excited

Fried Green Tomatoes ($11.95 for $3) will remain on the watermark menu until the end of July. Contributing / Alexis Larsen

Fried Green Tomatoes ($11.95 for $3) will remain on the watermark menu until the end of July. Contributing / Alexis Larsen

Part of chef-owner Maria Walusis’ summer options menu, this is only on the menu during July and is without a doubt a dish worth seeking out.

Perfect green tomato slices fried until golden crisp and topped with bourbon bacon jam, creamy goat cheese, and smoked tomato cole. Playing between perfectly ripe smoked tomatoes and green tomatoes with sweet bacon jam and delicious soft goat cheese is a perfect symphony of delicious flavor married to the best fruit the garden has to offer. Get them this month while you can.

For appetizers, a rack of Beeler Farms roast pork ($32.95) seasoned with brown sugar and apple juice, grilled and served with fresh summer squash (summer squash, zucchini, caramelized onions, sweet corn, and bacon) and grits of pepper cheese with fennel from apple sauce from Bacon is another summery entry for temptation, and Walusis’ favorite on the menu.

Whatever you order, don’t leave without those tomatoes—they’re a serious treat.

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The delicious sweet corn soup is back (4.50 cups, $6.50 bowl) featuring fresh summer sweet corn, sauteed with cream of onion and butter, and garnished with spring onions and bacon crumbs.

Pair it with a seared salmon burger ($15.95) topped with sliced ​​avocado, homemade remoulade and pickled red onions or grilled salmon fillet ($29.95) with a crunchy crust served on fresh wilted spinach with delicious cannellini beans and caramelized onions. With roasted tomatoes.

In addition to the excitement about seasonal dishes reappearing on menus across town, I’m glad to have more food trucks and outdoor dining events.

Next weekend is a great example. On July 15 from 4-8 p.m., there will be two foodie events within walking distance of downtown.

The first Dayton Birria Fest will be presented at Yellow Cab Tavern (www.yellowcabtavern.com) by More Than A Apron LLC and Kungfu BBQ. Nearly a dozen food vendors come forward to serve their Birria-inspired dishes and Birria tacos.

More Than A Apron LLC, better known as Taco Beria, presents the first Dayton Birria Fest along with Kungfu BBQ at Yellow Cab Tavern. Several other sellers confirmed their participation. Contributed

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More Than A Apron LLC, better known as Taco Beria, presents the first Dayton Birria Fest along with Kungfu BBQ at Yellow Cab Tavern.  Several other sellers confirmed their participation.  Contributed

credit: photo provided

More Than A Apron LLC, better known as Taco Beria, presents the first Dayton Birria Fest along with Kungfu BBQ at Yellow Cab Tavern. Several other sellers confirmed their participation. Contributed

credit: photo provided

credit: photo provided

Beria is a traditional Mexican soup that originated in the state of Jalisco. The meat, which is usually goat meat in Mexico and in the United States tends to be meaty, is slow-cooked until tender in a bath of spices. For tacos, this meat is stacked in a corn tortilla with cheese, dipped in a broth from the soup and cooked on a griddle until hot and crunchy. When they are corrected they are incredibly satisfying.

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Certified sellers include: Over Apron, Kung Fu BBQ, The Pizza Bandit, Taqueria Mixteca, Home Cooked Vibez, Feeling Soulful, Dip Tacos, Cruisin Cuisine, Slide Thru, IQuisine, Lit Littys and JD’s Ice Cream. DJ Ike B will rotate his eclectic mix of party music from the 80s and 90s at the free event.

Meanwhile, just blocks away, the folks from The Barrel House on Third Street will be hosting the Forking Pierogi food truck (https://streetfoodfinder.com/theforkingpierogi) from Columbus.

It’s hard to find pierogies like these at The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering in Dayton, but the list of food trucks at Forking Pierogi hints at getting closer. The Columbus-based food truck will be based in Dayton on Saturday, July 15th

It's hard to find pierogies like these at The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering in Dayton, but the list of food trucks at Forking Pierogi hints at getting closer.  The Columbus-based food truck will be based in Dayton on Saturday, July 15th

It’s hard to find pierogies like these at The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering in Dayton, but the list of food trucks at Forking Pierogi hints at getting closer. The Columbus-based food truck will be based in Dayton on Saturday, July 15th

It’s hard to find pierogies like this with a menu outside of the one at Amber Rose (https://www.theamberrose.com) that makes you want to fall into a food coma when you read it.

The OG ($13) is just like the ones all moms used to make (those who made pierogi served with caramelized onions, kielbasa, sour cream and mustard). Livin’ In a Hipster’s Paradise ($14) is topped with Brussels sprouts with bacon, hot honey, and Parmesan cheese. This sweet cucumber ($13) looks perfect for summer topped with lemon aioli and served with a cucumber salad.

It’s fun to see restaurants start to swing things back with seasonal menus that wow customers after such a tough time. Same with seeing more and more food trucks and food sellers putting their passion into the world.

It’s great to see more and more events pop up – it’s even better when you’re several blocks away and you can do both.

Dayton eats Take a look at regional food stories and mouth-watering restaurant news. Share information about your menu updates, special dinners and events, new chefs, exciting new dishes and culinary adventures. Do you know exciting outdoor spaces, new and exciting changes to layout, specials, happy hours, restaurant updates or any other delicious news that you think is worth a closer look? Email Alexis Larsen at [email protected] with the information and we’ll work to include it in future coverage.

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