'Dream Week' dining to benefit AIDS Resource
Center (ARC) Ohio

Twenty-six local independent restaurants will create special menus and taste delights in support of the AIDS Resource Center (ARC) Ohio during “Dream Week,” June 1-6, 2009. In its inaugural year, this weeklong dining event is the counterpart to the annual RED Design and Dine Gala, also sponsored by ARC Ohio. One dollar from each Dream Meal purchased at a participating restaurant during the week will benefit ARC Ohio. The Pine will donate a percentage of all purchases made during the week. (See sidebar for a list of participating restaurants.)

“Dream Week is an exciting event that will tantalize diners with new taste sensations from their tried and true favorites,” said Jack Omer, ARC Ohio special events director, “It’s also the perfect week for diners to try out restaurants they’ve never experienced while helping those infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS in the Miami Valley at the same time.”

Dream Week will kick off with a special “Sip and Sample, Eat and Greet” event on Sunday, May 31, from 4-7pm at the Taj Ma Garaj, 300 Perry Street, Dayton. Tickets are $50 and include unlimited beer, wine and food provided by all of the participating restaurants. In addition, ARC Ohio has produced a never-before-released cookbook featuring the independent restaurants showcased during Dream Week. Cookbooks are $25 and will be available at the Dream Week Kickoff event, as well as at select restaurant locations and at the ARC Ohio offices.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, AIDS Resource Center Ohio is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides services to those infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. Proceeds raised from Dream Week will help ARC Ohio provide comprehensive support services, HIV testing and counseling, prevention education, linkage to care, and advocacy will be provided for more than 15,000 Ohioans this year. For more information visit www.arcohio.org.

Dayton Independents is a group of restaurants owned and operated by local people who live and invest in our diverse city. The group is proud to offer a dining experience that is unique and original to the community and 100% authentic Dayton. For more information on these independently owned and operated restaurants, please visit www.daytonindependents.com.

Dream Week is sponsored by The Dayton Independents, Square One Salon and Spa, Boston Stoker, Rosemount Estates, Penfolds, MillerCoors, Bonbright Distributors, Med-Pass, Macy’s, Dayton Power and Light Company, South Dayton Acute Care Consultants, Kettering Health Network, Premier Health Network, North American Spine, ABC 22/Fox 45.

Dream Week Participating Restaurants...


The Barnsider – American Cuisine; 277.1332
Buckhorn Tavern – American Traditional; 890.3261
Caffe’ Anticoli – Italian/American; 890.0300
Harrison’s – American Favorites; 667.5200
La Piazza – Italian; 339.5553
Original Rib House – Real Barbeque; 898.4601


The Dock – Seafood; 864.5011
Giovanni’s – Italian; 878.1611
Wellington Grille – Steakhouse/Bistro; 426.4600

Downtown / Oakwood / Kettering

Café Boulevard – American Bistro; 824.2722
C’est Tout – French Bistro; 298.0022
Christopher’s Restaurant – American Favorites; 299.0089
Coco’s Bistro – Contemporary American; 228.2626
L’Auberge – French Bistro; 299.5536
Madison’s Bistro – Greek/American; 435.7080
Pacchia – New American; 341.5050
The Pine Club – Classic Steakhouse; 228.7463
Oakwood Club – Steaks/Seafood; 293.6973


Bahn Mai Thai Café – Thai/Asian; 435.0624
Bullwinkle’s – American Favorites; 859.7677
Cena – Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge; 438.1194
Chimney’s Inn – Contemporary Southern; 847.0800
El Mason – Spanish; 859-8229
Meadowlark – Eclectic American; 434.4750
Rue Dumaine – Americanized French; 610-1061
Savona – American/Mediterranean; 610.9835

National Junior Honor Society conducts
casserole drive

In the last few months, the Oakwood Junior High National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) has been making, buying, freezing, collecting and delivering frozen casseroles to the St. Vincent de Paul Hotel in Dayton. The effort to provide some of the people in Dayton who are homeless with a meal has proven successful, with the campaign spearheaded by Sam Stanley and Cal George (co-presidents) under the NJHS advisors. Once each month, some of the participants in the drive would pick up all the casseroles that had been made and take them to the shelter for donation. Many of the members in the NJHS for Oakwood participated in the drive, which continues through the end of May.

The St. Vincent de Paul Hotel provides more than 700 meals and 50 brown-bag lunches each day to people who are homeless. They also provide a home to 220 people in need of shelter. How can you help? The frozen casserole drive is a great way for your club or organization to volunteer to help someone else. Another donation opportunity is provide the brown bag lunches that are needed each day. Bags should contain at least two hearty meat sandwiches and a drink. Other items like snacks are always appreciated as well. The brown bag lunch drive can be a fun project for kids of almost any age. Other non-perishable food items, clothing and personal necessities are also appreciated by the many homeless people in Dayton.

For more info contact Melissa Pangaean at 222-5555 or visit website www.stvincentdayton.org.



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