The Fire Blocks District is the home to Paradox, a unique bar and restaurant with a one-of-a-kind menu. “We really wanted to dig deep,” said Eric Walusis, the co-owner and manager, when asked about coming up with the name. “We wanted to do something a little less common, with Dayton you always get something about the Wright Brothers and aviation.” The solution was found when Eric read the Paul Lawerence Dunbar poem “The Paradox” and was moved.
A café is coming to the Fire Block District with a very unique focus-- country style biscuits. “I never hear anyone talk bad about a biscuit,” laughs Justin Mohler, the owner and chef of Salt Block Biscuit Company. The biscuits come in multiple flavors and will be served with a variety of jams, preserves and spreads in the morning, pairing wonderfully with the french-press coffee.
A new bakery that will feature a variety of flavored biscuits, cookies, cakes, cobblers and meat pies is coming to downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District.
Justin Mohler, founder of Salt Block Biscuit Company, told this news outlet he has signed a lease to open a small bakery and cafe at 115 E. Third St. The 1,000-square-foot space will seat 20 to 24 and could open as early as this fall, Mohler said.
When complete, Kette's will operate in a 2,000-square-foot space behind the Century and be about 600 square feet larger than that bar, Joseph Head, co-owner, told us in December.
Kette's will focus on mixology; Century Bar specializes in whisky and bourbon.