All posts by Bob Talty

Saturday, Dec 2

Carvers Holiday Wine Show – Toys For Tots Toy Drive

Join Carvers and the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Toy Drive for an incredible afternoon of fine wine, food and giving, Saturday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Every year Carvers donates a portion of the profits from this event to the Toys for Tots program and collects a ton of toys for the drive. We encourage all of you to make reservations early, arrive on time and join us and several of our Marines to celebrate this annual giving event to promote Christmas joy to Miami Valley children that are in need.

Featuring Wines from Heidelberg Distributing
Delicato Family Estates, Trinchero Family Estates, Wente Family Vineyards & Terlato Wine Selections. You are invited to taste over 30 from the Heidelberg Distributing Co. Enjoy great wine selected by Josh Dotson and food prepared by Chef Andrew Ballard

General Tasting 1:00-4:00
$40 Only 100 tickets are available so reserve your space now with the reservation form at right or call Michael or Josh at the restaurant: 937-433-7099


Live Music will be provide in the Lounge with Brian Keith Wallen
Our U.S. Marines will be present to collect toy and monetary donations.

A raffle will include select wine & memorabilia as well as Carvers Gift Certificates! Business casual attire is requested.



Participate to win a trip to California’s Wine Country!
Airline tickets for two
(Courtesy of Uniglobe VIP Travel, Dayton, Ohio)


One night at Wente Family Vineyards Cottage
With tour and tasting at Wente Vineyards “Murrietta’s Well”
Dinner for two at the Wente Vineyards Restaurant
Breakfast for two at the Grille at The Course at Wente
Blending experience at the Winemaker Studio


One night stay at the Historic Sutter Home Victorian Inn
The world famous Sutter Home breakfast
A private VIP tour and tasting at Trinchero Napa Valley
A farm-to-table wine pairing lunch at Trinchero


How to enter California Wine Country Trip raffle
Every six (6) bottle wine purchase = 1 raffle entry
Every twelve (12) bottle wine purchase = 3 raffle entries
Additional entrees = $20.
Proceeds will be donated to the Marines Toys for Tots Program
Wine Country Giveaway is a separate drawing from the general raffle prizes


Please call for reservations (937-433-7099) early, plan on arriving on time and bring lots of new toys for the drive.

Thursday, Oct 26

Carvers Taste of Fall Menu

Come join Carvers for a taste of fall menu for the week of October 23 through Saturday 29th. Come celebrate the fall season with your favorite wine, beer or cocktail and enjoy one of our value meals.

Carvers Three Course Meals
 Salad Course
Your choice of Soup of the day or one of our Signature Salads: Romaine Salad, Carvers Spinach salad, Mixed Baby Greens or substitute the Carvers Wedge salad for $3.50 and fresh homemade bread. Your choice of one of Carvers popular side item: Mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, baked potato, rice pilaf, French fries or roasted vegetables
Three Course Entrees for $25.00
Atlantic Salmon
Fresh wild caught Scottish salmon filet with pine nut butter. Served with Zucchini squash and cauliflower medley.
Carvers Award Winning  Prime Rib
A generous 7oz herb crust, slow roasted prime rib cut served with a specialty baked sweet potato.
Filet Mignon
6oz. grain fed, hand-cut steak with our house blend seasoning. Our most tender steak topped with blue cheese butter, served with zucchini squash and cauliflower medley.
N.Y. Strip Steak
10oz grain fed, hand-cut steak with our house blend seasoning. Our most flavorful steak served with a baked sweet potato.
Three Course Entrees for $30
Filet and Shrimp
Hand cut 6oz filet, topped with scampi shrimp. Served with zucchini, squash and cauliflower medley.
Prime Rib and Snow Crab
7oz herb crusted slow roasted prime rib with 5oz of Atlantic snow crab legs served with drawn butter and a baked sweet potato.
 Dessert Course
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée or
Caramel Brownie
Saturday, Oct 21

Celebrate Sweetest Day at Carvers

Bring your sweetheart to Carvers for an intimate dinner for two on Sweetest Day. Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated in some parts of the United States. It is a day of romantic deeds or expressions and is a day to remember the less fortunate. Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a “concocted promotion” created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets and cards. Regardless of its origin or intent, like Valentines day in the spring it is a day to remember all of the great reasons that you are together with your sweetheart.

Try one of Carvers specialty desserts made daily in the restaurant – View dessert portfolio

Order a special gift to be delivered to your table for the special dinner – Special Occasion Gifts


Thursday, Sep 21

Carvers Hurricane Relief Events

The Carvers team and Buckeye Vodka wants to help in the disaster recovery effort for hurricane Harvey and Irma by expanding its Thursday evening activity to include a supply relief drive. Josh Dotson, the Carvers assistant manager and Wine Stuart is planning a trip to Florida and want to take relief supplies and or donations with him to ensure that thy reach the most needy directly.

Thursday evening: 5pm to Midnight







A free appetizer for a donation – Donations can be brought to the restaurant for collection and delivery to Florida. Anyone providing a donation will receive a free appetizer:
Bottled water
First aid supplies
Non-perishable food items
Hygiene items
Blankets and hardware supplies
Cash (checks made out to Carvers Relief Fund)

$5 Buckeye Vodka Cocktails
Carvers Ocean – Buckeye, Mango Puree, X-Rated & Pama
Gimlet –Buckeye, Lime Juice & Simple Syrup
Sparkling Peach – Buckeye, Peach Puree, La Marca Prosecco

$6 Special Cocktails
Martini D’elegance – Buckeye, Dolin Dry Vermouth & Blue Cheese Olives
Red Delicious – Buckeye, Peach Schnapps & Strawberry Puree
Buckeye Mule – Buckeye St. Germaine Liqueur, Bitters & Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Half price bottle wine under $50
$3 Warped Wing Beer
Carvers $5 Social Hour menu will be available from 5pm to 6:30pm and from 8:30pm to 11pm

Entertainment: Blues Guitarist – Chris Yackopic

Thursday, Sep 14

University of Dayton Parents/Family Weekend

Come join the Carvers family for a special weekend dining experience for all UD students and their family. The Carvers family wants to make this a special weekend with a unique dining experience featuring our award winning steaks, chops, seafood and other entrees, your favorite side, fresh baked bread and specialty desserts. Explore our award winning wine list, select a craft beer or enjoy a generous pour cocktail. Visit our lounge any evening and try our $5. Social Hour menu with special features and have a craft beer or your favorite wine.

Congratulations on your education and our best wishes for the parents and families that support this important time in your life.


Saturday, Sep 16

United States Air Force Marathon After the After Party

Join Carvers for the United States Air Force Marathon after the after party with music, fun, food and your favorite wine, craft beers and fellowship. Take part in this historic event, stop off at the Greene for the official after party and then wrap up the day at Carvers. Be there for the introduction of the Carvers Armed Forces Service Member discount program celebrating the service of  active duty, recently separated and veterans of our armed forces and the 70th anniversary of the Air Force.






The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown into a 15,000 participant event, with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Marathon weekend features four event distances, a full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5K race as well as other exciting events including our Sports and Fitness Expo, Gourmet Pasta Dinner, Breakfast of Champions, Finish Line Festival and After Party. Our Boston Qualifying full marathon course is rife with historic aviation sites and finishes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, taking runners not just on a journey of 26.2 miles but one of over 110 years in military air power history. Won’t you come join us?

Wednesday, Oct 18

Carvers Passport to Hennessy Cognac Dinner

The next Carvers cocktail pairing dinner matches a special menu with the finest in Hennessy Cognac in a family style dining experience. Come sip your favorite libations, savor Carvers award winning menu and meet some new friends. Mingle with the Hennessy Spirits experts and learn more about where they come from, how they are made and why they taste the way they do.

Featured Spirits Profile: Jas Hennessy & Co., or more simply Hennessy, is a cognac house with headquarters in Cognac, France. Jas Hennessy & Co. sells about 50 million bottles a year worldwide, or more than 40 percent of the world’s cognac, making it the world’s largest cognac producer. It is owned by Moët Hennessy, which is in turn owned by LVMH (66%) and Diageo (34%).

Featured Spirits:  Hennessy
VS, VDOP Privilege
Hennessy XO
Hennessy Paradis

Planned Menu:

Price: $100.

Carvers Passport to Hennessy Diner Reservation

  • Please enter a value between 2 and 12.
Tuesday, Oct 31

Carvers Halloween Party and Dinner Offer

If you missed the Carvers Halloween Party last week here are some of my favorite photos:

Put the candy away, get a sitter for the kids and join us at the Carvers lounge for an evening of fun, food and refreshments. As always, our 5$ Social Hour menu will be available all evening and special goolish drinks will be available.

Annual Halloween Costume Party
Come with or without a costume good times for all.
Dress to impress, the best costume wins a $100 Carvers dinner for two

Featuring Stoli, Crown Royal,
Captain Morgan & Don Julio
$5 Drinks and $7 Martinis

1/2 Price Bottles of Select Wines

Party starts at 5:00pm during our Happy hour featuring our $5 menu
Live Music with Ryan Lakes 8:30-Midnight
Prizes awarded at 11:00pm.


We would like to not trick you, but  treat you on Halloween Night
$10.00 off dinner for two up to six people, for a total savings of $30.00
Just Present  this Offer and Enjoy!

Valid 10/31/17 Only.
Present this offer and receive $10.00 off your total bill for each pair of full dinner entrees ordered, up to six. Not valid  with banquets, any other special offers, coupons, special menus or our three course menu. One offer per visit per table or group. Maximum discount is $30.00 off per group. Not valid on carry outs. Top 10 Amazing Steaks in Dayton Top 10 picks for amazing steak in the Dayton area
By: Kamron Taylor

Craving a great steak?
Looking for the place serving up the best of the best red meat, Pittsburgh style?

WHY IT RATES: Meat lovers salivate, but Carvers is more than steak. They’ve won the Wine Spectator’s ‘Award of Excellence’ for the past 5 years. Customers also voted their steak the best in the Dayton area from 2011-2013. Fans enjoy the extensive wine list along with seafood, pasta, chicken, baby back ribs and of course, steak!

WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton

HOURS: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday.
Lounge live entertainment from 8 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

INFO: (937) 433-7099 | | Facebook


Carvers Parking Lot Cookout and Entertainment

The Parking Lot Cook-out is now news but you can check out the fun!
Come join the gang at Carvers for an end of summer cookout in the parking lot. The summer event in July had a record attendance that showed up to experience the wine, beer, food and fun. Bring your chairs, your friends, neighbors, spouse and your work associates to savor your favorite beer, try a craft beer from Warped Wing and enjoy hot dogs, Angus burgers and lot more good old American cook-out food and entertainment – Mixing and mingling on the patio and dancing in the parking lot is encouraged. A good time was had by all – see for yourself!

Carvers Parking Lot Cook-out 2017 Video

Carvers Parking Lot Cook-out 2017 Photo Gallery

The Fries Band (Parking Lot Cookout) (
“The Fries Band” and their trio, “A Side of Fries” has become known as the premier vocal band in the Dayton area. They focus on very tight 3, 4, & 5 part vocal harmonies that are primarily driven by acoustic guitars with keyboard, bass & drums.