If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with a big appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you.

South Park Tavern – 1301 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH  45410 – southparktavern.com

If you enjoy a large selection of craft beers, South Park Tavern is the place for you!  They have an 18 tap handle system that was customed designed and built by local artists.  The beer selection changes daily, and they change out 2 to 8 kegs a day, meaning some beers aren’t around for very long.  (More incentive to stop in often!)  If you need a little help selecting a beer, the staff is very knowledgeable and happy to make a recommendation.

South Park’s menu has great salads, but honestly, what goes better with beer than pizza?  Luckily, South Park’s pizza is just as incredible as the beer selection.  I’m a fan of the Ultimate Meat Pizza with extra cheese (pepperoni, sausage, fresh ground beef, real bacon, mozzarella, provolone, and cheddar cheese).  The Seafood Blanc is also an awesome choice.  It is a white tomato-less pizza with cheese and real garlic butter topped with shrimp, crab meat, extra mozzarella and provolone.

If you would rather have a sandwich, I suggest the Mojo Cuban.  It starts with a bed of ham that is topped with slices of their own slow-smoked pork tenderloin and melted Swiss cheese.  They add house-blended sweet Dusseldorf mustard dressing, dill pickle slices, and top it with romaine lettuce and their own mojo sauce, which includes authentic Cuban spices.

South Park also serves great wings and variety of other tasty selections.  Their staff is fantastic, and I’ve always received great service.  Check the website for their live music schedule.  Mondays feature half priced pizza…but you better get their early!