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Dayton SCORE Holiday Celebration at Carvers

The Dayton chapter of SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) held its annual holiday celebration at Carvers. Chapter members along with invited clients, partners and other guests enjoyed an evening of fine food with a special menu, holiday beverages and socializing. The annual event is a time to recognize SCORE volunteers with awards and spotlight some of the chapter’s client successes. Phillip Parker, the president of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce was the guest speaker who highlighted some of the Dayton area business successes for 2018 and chapter chair Ann Riegle-Crichton handed out the 2018 recognition awards. Prizes were awarded with the annual drawing featuring prize baskets from SCORE clients. Take a look at all of the fun.

SCORE ( was founded by the SBA in the 1960’s to harness the skills and knowledge of retiring business executives to help start and grow small businesses in America. Today it is a nation wide organization of over 350 chapters and over 3000 counselors that are retired, semi-retired or still active in business on a daily basis. The Dayton Chapter has over 50 members that help small for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations in eight southwest Ohio counties. These seasoned and successful business veterans help local entrepreneurs that are dreaming of starting a new business, need to stabilize and recover a struggling business, or want to compete aggressively and grow a successful business. Most of the Dayton SCORE counseling and education services are free so visit our website at: or call: 937-225-2887


Thursday, Jan 31

Carvers Guest Portfolio

Welcome to Carvers guest portfolio containing some photos of folks that have given us permission to share there special occasion or dining experience at Carvers. If you are a regular guest at Carvers, we thank you for your patronage and if you have never been to Carvers, we invite you to join us for a unique dining experience. At Carvers you may come the first time as a guest but you will always leave as a valued member of the family.

Wednesday, Nov 28

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

Here are some of the folks that joined us at the Carvers Cakebread wine pairing dinner. Check the website events page for upcoming wine tastings and events so you do not miss out on a great evening filed with fine wine, outstanding cuisine and friendship.

Join Carvers for another unique wine pairing dinner featuring Cakebread Winery on Wednesday, November 28th  at 6:30pm. This wine dinner feature special wine selections from the Nappa Valley Cakebread Cellers with Chef Drew Ballard’s personally selected and masterfully prepared cuisine. With 40 harvests under there belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, this charming family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. It is our commitment to quality, and our history, that we feel truly blessed to share with you.



Hosted by
Chef Drew Ballard





Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc
Yellow Fin Tuna
Tomato Citrus Herb Relish, Petit Arugula, Romano Cheese

First Course
Cakebread Chardonnay Reserve
Stewed Chicken & Mushroom
Stewed in White Wine with Baby Bellas & Pork Fat

Second Course
Cakebread Merlot
Charcuterie Board

Third Course
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry Aged Butter Ribeye
Aged in Salted Butter for 45 Days
Served with Butternut Squash

Fourth Course
Cakebread “Dancing Bear” Cabernet Sauvignon
Herb Encrusted Wagyu Tenderloin
Panchetta Mashed Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage

Mixed Berry Ricotta Cheesecake

$125 Per Person
Reservations Required. 937-433-433-7099

Saturday, Jun 16

Carvers Fall Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party Photo Gallery

Despite the looming weather that seemed to drop rain in every part of the city except the Carvers parking lot, we had a great crowd at the fall parking lot cook-out and patio party. The Fries Band performed great as usual and everyone had a wonderful time enjoying the music, dancing, socializing, eating and drinking. Here are a few photos from the event.

Carvers Spring Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party photo gallary
The only thing better than the weather was the food, the music, the drinks, the friends and the fun at the Carvers spring parking lot cook-out. Here are a few photos of the crowd that kicked off summer with a great time of fun and fellowship. If you missed it, do not miss the fall parking lot cook-out coming in August.

Carvers Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party 2018 Video

Monday, Jan 1

New Years Photos From Carvers

A great crowd filled the dining room and lounge to bring in the new year at the Carvers 2919 New Years Eve party. Everyone who attended had a great time in the lounge all decked out for the new year’s eve celebration with great food, favorite drinks and live music from the Shawn Stanley Trio. Here are some photos of the crowd.
If you see a photo you like, click on it and it will open in a new screen. Then right-click on the photo and you can “save as” to keep and enjoy.

Everyone had a ball at the Carvers 2018 New Years Eve party. The restaurant was full till after 10:00 and then the lounge became the place to party. Carvers favorite Marvin Smith and the Broadway provided the music and ushered in the new year. Even the Carvers crew had a great time serving and mixing with our guests. Here are some of the folks that joined us to ring in 2018.

Thursday, Jan 31 2018 Best of Dayton Voting – Carvers Listed in top 10 Dayton Steak House Category

The Best of Dayton voting is open now and we encourage everyone to visit their website and vote for Carvers in Best Steak House category. Go to the website and click on “Best of Dayton 2018 Voting ends in:” at the top of the home page to access the voting page then click on purple “Start Voting” button to cast your vote for Carvers.
Thank you for everyone who votes for the Carvers team.

2017 – Number 5. Carvers
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 Dayton area from 2011 to 2013. Fans enjoy the extensive wine list along with seafood, pasta, chicken, baby back ribs and of course, steak!

Where: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton Ohio

Hours: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening
Lounge live entertainment from 8:00 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
Info: 937-433-7099   Facebook

Thursday, Jan 31

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and Final Toys for Tots Drive

We had a great crowd at the Toys-for-Tots Ugly Sweater evening in the Carvers lounge. Not many guests came with ugly sweaters but they came, enjoyed the drinks and food and brought more toys for the U.S. Marines Toys-for-Tots program. Take a look at some of the folks that attended.

This Thursday evening – December 13
Your last chance to donate new unwrapped toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and join the ugly Christmas contest.



Happy Hour 5pm – 6:30pm
Live Entertainment
Matt Scholp of the “Fries” from 5:30 to 8:30
DJ Kombat from 9:00 to Midnight




Christmas Cocktails 
Cranberry Mule –
Buckeye Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Frozen Cranberries

The Nutcracker –
Frangelico, Amaretto, Cream & Graham Cracker
Candy Cane Martini –
Light Crème de Menthe, Peppermint Schnapps, Vodka & Grenadine
Jack Frost –
Buckeye Vodka, Blue Curacao, Pineapple & a Coconut Rim
Holiday Manhattan –
Bourbon Barrel Infused Vodka, Orange & Plum Bitters, Vermouth

Also enjoy our specially priced food menu for our Service Industry Night from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Feel free to come and socialize with friends and support our local community through toy and monetary donations. Every guest who makes a donation will receive a free appetizer card

Thursday, Jan 31

Holiday Wine Tasting Event – Toys For Tots Toy Drive – Photos

A great time was had by all who attended the Carvers annual Toys-for-Tots wine tasting event. A record crowd enjoyed the finest of wines from around the world and lots of great food to complement the wine. Many old friends reunited and made new friends as the attendees raised a record amount of donations and toys for the U.S. Marines Toys-for-Tots program. Josh Dodson, Carvers wine sommelier was thrilled with the turnout and was on hand to draw for all of the great prizes including the grand prize of trip for two to Napa Valley wine country. Here are some photos of the folks who enjoyed the event. Thank you to all for your generous contributions to a great program and for patronizing Carvers.

Join Carvers and the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Toy Drive for an incredible afternoon of fine wine, food and giving, Saturday, December 8th 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
You are invited to taste over 30 wine selections from the Heidelberg Distributing Co.
Enjoy great wine selected by Josh Dotson and food prepared by Chef Andrew Ballard


Featuring Wines from all over the world.
Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis, Dutton-Goldfield
Wente, J. Vineyards, Two Hands, Coyam, Il Poggione
Banfi, Schloss Vollrads, Protea, Louis Jadot
Louis Latour, Ch. Paveil de Luze, Canard Duchene





Our U.S. Marines will be present to collect toy and monetary donations.
Plan to arrive on time and bring lots of new toys for the drive.

Each Ticket will Include:
A glass for tasting
Tasting Notes
An Endless Food Spread
Automatic entry into a raffle in our lounge
Raffle will include wine, memorabilia, & Carvers gift certificates!



Win a trip to  California wine country
With airline tickets from Uniglobe VIP Travel






Live Music will be provide in the Lounge with the Wallens

Retail Wine Available for Purchase
 Tickets: $40
Tickets can be purchased in advance in person or by phone: 937-433-7099
Contact Josh Dotson for questions and reservations
Business casual attire is requested


Take a look at some of the folks at last years Toys for Tots Wine Tasting event. Everyone had a great time and contributed lots of toys for the Marines.
Check out last year’s winners of the trip to Nappa Valley – hope to see you there this year and earn a chance of this years trip.

Thursday, Oct 25

Carvers Halloween Party Photos

Everyone had a great time at the 10th annual Carvers Halloween party Thursday night. We had a record crowd with Bruce Jenner/Kaitlyn being the big winner of the costume party. Check out the photos of just some of the great costumes. If you missed it, see you next year.

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.

Put the candy away, get a sitter for the kids and join us at the Carvers lounge starting at 5:00 on Thursday, October 25th 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.

Carvers In-market and In-restaurant Promotions

In – Restaurant promotions – Carvers Special Occasion Cards
These promotions were created to recognize guests that are in the restaurant to celebrate a special personal, family or other occasion. Be sure to tell your hostess or waiter about your special occasion so that they can provide you with a card and a special gift valued from $9 to $12 from the Carvers staff.

Birthday Card                                                             Anniversary Card

Engagement Card                                                     First Time Guest Card

New Baby Celebration Card                                 Special Family Occasion Card

Special Personal Occasion Card                         Military Discount Card

Click here to order a surprise gift for your special event through one of Carvers Special Gift Partners

In – Marketplace Promotions – Carvers Special Guest Flyers
These special programs were created to recognize and encourage guests to visit Carvers for special personal, family or other occasions. They are implemented throughout the Dayton area by the organizations and venues that are gathering places for potential Carvers guests. Ask the people that are in charge for one of Carvers promotional certificates or look for them on display in the venue or in our restaurant or lounge.

Independent Living Senior Center Program
Inquire about the Carvers Senior Promotion from your activity or events coordinator and gather a bunch of your friends for a visit to Carvers on Sunday evening for a Small Appetite menu and fellowship. Groups of 10 can reserve the Board room for games.

Traveler Hotel Referral Program
Inquire about the Carvers Traveler Promotion at the front desk of your area hotel. They will provide you with a certificate to visit Carvers and receive a free gift. Bring your traveling companion or business associates and enjoy one of the “Best Steaks in Town’ along with your favorite beer or wine and personal service. Experience a taste of Dayton at Carvers.

Active Duty and Veteran’s Program
Inquire about the Carvers Service Recognition Program at the base from the Family Services department. Gather some fellow active duty or veterans and join us in celebrating your service with great food, a cold beer or a glass of your favorite wine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Welcome to the Community – New Home Program
Inquire about the Carvers New Home Promotion from you local realtor and join us for a great diner and a free gift to celebrate this new chapter in your life.

Senior Prom Season Program
Inquire about the Carvers Senior Prom Promotion from your school office or student even coordinator and bring your date and friends for an unforgettable evening of special menu entrees and non-alcoholic drinks.

Graduation Season Program
Inquire about the Carvers Graduation Promotion from your school office or student event coordinator and bring your friends and family to Carvers to celebrate this special life occasion with great food, warm atmosphere and personal service.