Viewing post #64835 by Henryr10
|I learned about Pierogies while going to Browns games in Cleveland.
Hate Sauerkraut but love the potato and cheese ones.
My Grandmother was from Neal's area and so Gravy was a staple in our home! lol!
I grew up in the Dayton area.
Moved here in 1984 (and Karen it appears we're the same age) and loved the City.
Hate the Chili though LOL!
Dayton's ethnic areas had all but disappeared by my childhood.
My Mother grew up in what's now The Oregon District and that was a melting pot.
So we had a taste of all the different foods when visiting Friends and Family.
Up there it was geographically broken up by the Miami River into basically West and East Dayton.
West Dayton African-American, East all the rest.
I worked in construction in west Dayton and had a good grounding in 'Soul Food'.
Also Southern Barbecue (people would line the streets w/ grills every Saturday) and there was a killer Ethiopian Restaurant where we lunched often.
The only real signature dishes I remember from up there is Pizza.
There were a dozen varieties.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
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