Sip on This: Cold Brew Coffee

You’ve likely heard the trendy terms “cold brew coffee” or “coffee toddy.” The process behind it is different than what most of us think of when we hear “iced coffee.” To brew iced coffee, one would make extra strong hot coffee in a regular coffee maker then pour it over ice, thus both diluting the strong coffee and chilling it simultaneously. The cold brew method is different, and produces a beverage that’s smooth, strong, and delicious—never watered down.

We use a higher coffee to water ratio than we do for a typical brew, one pound of coffee per gallon of filtered water. The word “brew” in this case is deceiving as what really happens is the water and coffee steep at room temperature for eight to 12 hours before the grounds are strained out. The result is a cup of cold brew coffee that’ll give you a pep in your step. We are kicking up this cold brew experience with a twist. We’re tossing in chicory root with the coffee grounds and steeping them together, combining the New Orleans-inspired toddy with Vietnamese coffee-influenced sweetened condensed milk. Ask for The Big Easy.

Now for the best part: You’ve heard of a growler— the amber glass jug that craft beer enthusiasts love. Growlers aren’t just for beer. Purchase a growler or bring one from home and we’ll fill it with any of our iced drinks. Stop by the DLM Coffee Bar and see what the fuss is about. You’re gonna love it!

See below for 7 ways to enjoy Skylar Rae Cherries

Run—don’t walk—into DLM and fill your bowl with some of the sweetest cherries you’ll ever eat this holiday weekend!

Skylar Rae Cherries

We’ve brought in  Skylar Rae cherries straight from the state of Washington and you need to taste them to believe for yourself how sweet and delicious these cherries are.

They are no ordinary cherry, either! This cultivar was discovered by chance in 2004 at Tip Top Orchards located in Wenatchee, WA. Skylar Rae cherries have an unique orange-red complexion, incredible firmness, and high sugars for an almost candy-like flavor. It’s pretty rare for any cherry to be both sweet and firm at the same time. This makes the out-of-hand eating experience so pleasurable!

This special and unique cherry is available for a very limited time, so if you are a cherry lover, don’t’ miss out! Or, if you are trying to get your kids to enjoy more summer fruits, this one will be a BIG hit. So grab yourself a bowl and make life extra sweet this summer!

See below for 7 ways to enjoy Skylar Rae Cherries

  • Plop them on top of your favorite yogurt.
  • Smear ricotta on a piece of toasted DLM Artisan Bread and top with pitted cherries.
  • Use them as an excuse to make homemade cherry ice cream.
  • Mix into your favorite brownie recipe along with some chocolate chips à la Cherry Garcia brownies!
  • Pile on top of a slice of cheesecake.
  • Make a fresh cherry pie.
  • Relax on a hammock and eat them out of your hand!

Wake Up! It’s Officially Summer!

Stumptown Coffee
I’m so excited that DLM now carries Stumptown Coffee! The flagship roaster and coffee bar was first opened in Portland, Oregon, in 1999. Stumptown has a huge following of coffee fans and has opened shops in Seattle, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Drop by and pick up one of their coffees – two of my favorites to try are Hair Bender and their Classic House Blend. Or, when it’s this hot outside try Stumptown’s Nitro Cold Brew from our cold drink cases.

So get caffeinated and get going this summer – you don’t want to miss a minute of it!

Hello, Summer: 11 Recipes That Epitomize Summer

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to embrace it and fill your plate with these summer favorites. Dig in to these recipes that epitomize summer, from grilled pound cake to a stunning heirloom tomato tart!

1. Heirloom Tomato Tart

2. Shaved Asparagus Salad

3. Citrus Salad

4. Beer-Brined Pork Chop

5. Peach, Tomato, & Watermelon Salad

6. Summer Ratatouille

7. The Best Cheeseburger Ever

8. Minced Thai Basil Stir-Fry

9. Grilled Peach Salad

10. Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad

11. Grilled Pound Cake

The A-list: Gift Ideas for the Grill-Loving Dad in Your Life!

My father always loved to build things. Back in the 1970’s, he was well ahead of his time in creating an outdoor cooking station. In reality it was just a concrete slab extension off the covered patio, but it was specifically dedicated to his new grill and it was special to him because he had built it himself, complete with a dedicated gas line.

There’s something characteristic about men and open flame cooking. Maybe it’s the primitiveness of controlling the fire, the smell of the smoky seasonings, and the sounds of the sizzle, or simply the pleasure of time spent outdoors (usually with a cold beer in hand).  Dorothy Lane Market always has you covered in offering many gift ideas to celebrate the dad in your life!

Since June is all about grilling at DLM, we have the tools and gifts to go along with that DLM Local Grass-Fed Beef, starting with the all-in-one Grill Prep Station pan. This grilling accessory, designed for one-handed carrying, makes marinating and transporting food a breeze. Side compartments hold everything you need from spices and tools to beverages and sauces. Bonus … It’s dishwasher safe!

America’s Test Kitchen highly recommends OXO’s 2-piece Steel Grilling Set and yes, we’ve got ’em! The set includes a 16” dual-purpose turner with a beveled edge in front and a serrated side for cutting, as well as sturdy tongs for lifting and turning heavy meats.

The Jackson-Rosewood Steakhouse Knife Set boasts four generously sized stainless steel blades with rosewood handles. We suggest you pair a set with an Ironwood Cutting Board, a U.S.D.A. Prime DLM Natural Steak, and some Jack’s Grill Grilling Sauces.

Did I mention an ice cold beer? Not only is our beer selection one of the best in town, but you can pair your dad’s favorite 6-pack with the Double-Wall Stainless Steel IPA Glasses. Sold in sets of two, it’ll hold a chill while dad’s cooking.

Corkcicle also is back by popular demand! With a slip-proof bottom and easy grip sides, this iconic brand maintains a chill for up to 25 hours and gives new meaning to the phrase, “Never let them see you sweat.” Highly sought after designs were released earlier this year and the walnut canteen is sure to be one dad reaches for all summer long.

As we celebrate the unsung heroes of everyday life, stop in this weekend for inspiration. Dorothy Lane Market is certain to have something that conveys your appreciation for the man you admire most. (Selections may vary by store.)

Grilling A to Z

Come on baby, light the fire and get grilling. Here’s the A to Z’s of what you need to know, from grill marks to burger basics and more!


A is for Antibiotic Free.

Our meats are lifetime antibiotic and hormone free. We understood the importance of this before it was widely known, and have sold it this way for three decades.


B is for Burger Basics.

1. Use the right beef. Ground chuck has the moisture and fat needed to survive the high heat of the grill.

2. Use a light touch when shaping the burger.

3. Season before grilling—salt and pepper are your friend.

4. Keep the flavorful juices inside, so don’t smash or press it when grilling.


C is for Copper River King Salmon.

This is indeed one of the most sought-after salmons, regarded for its melt-in-your-mouth flavor attributed to its richness in Omega-3 oils that the fish have built up to give them energy to travel the long spawning journey up Alaska’s Copper River. The season is short and usually hits mid- to late May.

Check out what makes Copper River King Salmon and all of our seafood so special.


D is for Dessert.

Why turn on the oven? Try grilling Butter Pound Loaf or angel food cake and topping with fresh berries, caramel, and whipped cream. Don’t stop there. Grill figs, peaches, nectarines, and even watermelon.


E is for East Coast.

Oysters. Grilled oysters are so easy (and good, too)! Have DLM shuck ’em for you. Then, top with a DLM Finishing Butter and after two minutes on the grill, dive right in!


F is for The Fixings.

If the world is your oyster, the same is true with the condiment selection at DLM. From the standard staples—ketchup, mustard, mayo—to the plethora of gourmet options, it’s apparent there’s no excuse for a basic burger. Try this: Maison Pébeyre Truffle Mayonnaise, Life in Provence Aïoli, Maille Horseradish Mustard (a must-try on a cheeseburger), Eat This Bacon Marmalade (toss with peppery arugula), Sir Kensington’s Ketchup, Red Duck Ketchup, Rufus Teague Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce (on a burger with bacon). Or, go for the gusto and slather a charred burger with Salsaology Tres Chiles & Mezcal Sauce and top with DLM Guacamole.


G is for Grill Marks.

We eat with our eyes first, so every grillmaster needs this in their tool belt. Preheat grill and place food down at a 45° angle. Be patient— don’t turn too soon, but when you do, rotate 90°. Get the grill marks first on high heat and then adjust temp and finish cooking to your desired doneness.


H is for the Humble Hot Dog.

Simple, easy, and sure to please a crowd, this is the all-American grill food! When it comes to dressing your hot dog, we challenge you to go beyond the yellow mustard (although that’s good, too) and get creative with the ever-possible list of toppings. Take note that we’ve also unveiled a DLM Uncured Grass-fed Beef Hot Dog free of nitrates, nitrites, and antibiotics! So get grilling!


IIt’s all about the cheese.

Whether you are choosing a great Gruyère or Cheddar to slice thick and throw on your burger, or taking a grilled cheese to the next level by actually cooking it on the grill (yep, you can do that, too), it’s all about the cheese! Try this: Humboldt Fog Cheese from California makes a wicked grilled cheese! Pair it with our DLM Raisin Walnut Bread.


J is for Jack’s Grill.

Eating fresh meat and seafood has never been easier. At Jack’s Grill, you can order from a menu or pick any protein from our Meat and Seafood case and we’ll grill it at no extra charge. While you shop, our grillmasters will season it to perfection. Or, if you are stopping in at the Wine Bar, head over and place an order at Jack’s Grill and let them know where you’ll be. Dinner (or lunch) will be ready in no time.


K is for Kebab, Kofta, & Kurobuta. 

Shake up your routine and try one of these super grill-friendly proteins. To start, our Meat department has done the hard work and prepped kebabs for you. Next up is Lamb Kofta, perfect for a fast dinner and delicious nestled between pita bread. Or, throw on a juicy Kurobuta Pork Chop—you won’t regret it! All it needs is a little salt and pepper!

L is for Local Grass-fed Beef.

Our DLM Local Grass-fed Beef Program is possible thanks to Love Local farming families raising grass-fed cattle in the Miami Valley. All of these families work with us to ensure that they abide by grass-fed beef best practices, meaning they are fed a 100% grass-fed diet and are lifetime antibiotic and hormone free. As the cows graze on the lush spring grass, the flavor profile of the beef changes dramatically causing the Omega-3s and CLAs to surge. Not to mention, it fuels the local economy for an added benefit. We started this program in 2010 as a way to provide the health benefits of grass-fed beef locally by linking arms with area farming families on farms in Greenville, New Carlisle, Cedarville, Yellow Springs, Waynesville, and Hillsboro to name a few. At Hanna Family Farms in Cedarville, the farm sits on a wooded setting that opens up to 101 acres of pasture. Meanwhile, at Clark Family Farm, there are 90 acres of pasture land where the Scottish Highland, Wagyu, and Aberdeen Angus Cattle roam.


M is for Make It All on the Grill.

When it gets hot outside, who wants to turn on the oven inside? Challenge yourself to make it all on the grill. Start with grilling radicchio for your salad and fresh fruit to go on top, to your protein, veggie side dishes, and a dessert.


N is for Never.

Looking to up your grill game? Here are a few things to never do when grilling: Never place food on a cold grill. Never turn or flip your protein before it has time to form a sear or crust. Never spray oil onto a lit grill. Never pierce your meat with a fork.


O is for Olive Oil.

This can be your friend or your foe when it comes to grilling, depending on how you use it. It’s perfect for brushing on, marinating, or finishing off your favorite grilled item with a drizzle. Don’t over-saturate—but lightly coat instead. We love Vera-Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for a variety of recipes.


P is for Prime Beef.

Prime is the highest grade of beef possible as designated by the U.S.D.A. Only 2-3% of all beef gets this grade. What that means for you is that when you buy a Prime steak from Dorothy Lane Market, you can be assured of the best eating experience with a steak that is cherry red and well marbled throughout for ultimate flavor!



Q is for Quality.

The best grilled foods are usually the simplest, so don’t skimp on quality and the flavor will shine. In addition to all-natural, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats, DLM has the best fresh fish available in the Dayton area, which is why it’s one of our DLM Differences. So don’t be shy in asking our fishmongers for their recommendations.


R is for Rubs.

So many to choose, so little time! As you get your grill on this summer, keep DLM Grilling & Seasoning Rub on hand as a staple. We love it on steaks, burgers, and even grilled veggies! For chicken and fish, try Schultz’s Seasoning Rub. Char Crust Original Hickory is phenomenal on a Kurobuta Pork Chop. Scott’s Santa Maria Style Seasoning is amazing on hanger, flank, and skirt steak.


S is for Sauce.

Choosing the right grilling sauce can be as daunting as picking out the color for a new car. There are so many options, so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Here is a good place to start: Historic BBQ Sweet with Heat is just the ticket to give ribs or wings a sweet zing. Try Terrapin Ridge Hot Wasabi over chicken or fish. Next up is Brooklyn Delhi Tomato Achaar, perfect on grilled meats, like lamb. Last, but not least, is our line of Jack’s Grill Grilling Sauces, with a myriad of flavors to quell your quest for the ultimate grilled goodness.


T is for Timing.

The old saying is true— sometimes the best things in life are worth the wait. When grilling, make sure you have everything ready to go and that you leave some time to let things rest so that the juices redistribute. A well-rested steak is a juicy one!


U is for Upcoming Cookouts. 

DLM is the place to be for summer eating at its best, as our cookout series is in full swing! We’ll be firing up the grills at all three stores! All cookouts are weather permitting and while supplies last.

Click here for the link for what we’re serving, dates, and time!


V is for Veggies.

Branch out from grilling asparagus and zucchini and try some other veggies that love the grill, such as artichokes, eggplant, fennel, mushrooms, rapini, radicchio, and even cauliflower can work! Grilling veggies tends to bring out their natural sweetness and add a little smoky char.


W is for Whole Fish.

Lately, we’re loving the bronzini we’ve been getting in. So simple and so good! To start, tuck some fresh herbs coated with olive oil and lemon into the cavity. Then brush its exterior with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mother Nature helps protect this whole fish while cooking on the grill, but we recommend wrapping in foil.


X is for Xtras.

Don’t be shy when it comes to layering on the extras. Extra bacon. Extra cheese. You name it. From the plethora of condiments you can pile on a burger to all of the other extras that can take a simple grilled sandwich to Instagram-worthy status. Try this: Layer your grilled chicken sandwich with Barber’s 1833 Vintage Cheddar, DLM Uncured Bacon, sliced avocado, and local 80 Acres Farms sprouts.


Y is for You Can Grill. 

Become grill master this summer and teach yourself some new skills that you can use for the rest of your days. Check out some of our grilling classes coming up at the DLM Culinary Center!


Z is for Zest.  

Nothing beats the fresh burst of citrus on a grilled item— think lime zest on grilled mahi mahi or tilapia, or lemon on halibut or a chicken breast. It adds some zip and bright flavor to make certain dishes perfect!

Hot Dogs Elevated: 5 Gourmet Hot Dog IDeas

Summer is in full throttle, which means it’s time to fire up the grill for an easy, breezy supper. Enter the beloved hot dog, the long-reigning grill favorite. Whether you choose DLM Uncured Grass-fed Beef Hot Dogs, Beeler’s Hot Dogs, or the Vienna Beef Hot Dogs signature to a Chicago Dog featured below, our Meat department has you covered. Now, how do you teach that same old hot dog new tricks? We’ve got 5 gourmet hot dog ideas from DLM’s Chef Carrie Walters that do just that.

The best part is that you’ll find everything you need to bring these creative hot dog recipes to life at Dorothy Lane Market, including our Bakery’s classic DLM Hot Dog Buns that are oh-so-soft and baked every day right here. So fire up the grill and dress your hot dog in new and exciting ways this summer

Ways to Create Gourmet Hot Dogs


chicago hot dogs
DLM carries the “official brand” of Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, a Chicago staple. Top with yellow mustard, pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, chopped fresh tomatoes and onions, and a generous sprinkle of celery salt. P.S. No true Chicagoan would ever think about adding ketchup!


frenchie hot dogs
Top a DLM Uncured Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dog with a thick ribbon of DLM Dijon Mustard, caramelized onions, shredded Gruyère cheese, and garnish with fresh thyme.


BLT hot dogs
This is an instant classic with a slice of DLM Uncured Applewood-Smoked Bacon layered on top of a Hebrew National Beef Frank. Add to it crisp lettuce, ripe heirloom tomatoes, and garlic!


Give this dog a generous dose of Schultz’s Gourmet Spicy Original Hot Sauce, dolloped with housemade DLM Blue Cheese Dressing, fresh chopped celery, and a smattering of blue cheese crumbles.


Try slathering a grilled hot dog with DLM Fresh Guacamole, housemade Pico de Gallo, a dollop of sour cream, and sliced black olives!

Grill Recipes That Will Help You Get Your Grill On!

As we find ourselves somewhere in between spring and summer, there’s one thing that’s certain: we’re heading into grilling season and we couldn’t be more excited. So put the pots and pans away, break out the grill, and don’t look back! Check out 6 delicious must-make grill recipes that will light your fire this summer.

6 Grill Recipes to Make This Summer!

1. Cowboy Steak

Because Rib-Eye is such a flavorful steak, it requires very little seasoning. Sit back and enjoy this easy to prepare and absolutely delicious dish. Get the recipe for Cowboy Steak.

2. The Ultimate Burger with Beer-Braised Onions

Take that burger to new heights. With a dash of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire, a burger made from ground chuck will never be the same. Top with Barber’s 1833 Vintage Cheddar and beer-braised onions for the win. Get the recipe for The Ultimate Burger with Beer-Braised Onions.

3. Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

After grilling the eggplant and tomato, you assemble this dish like an artful puzzle, layer by delicious layer. Then, finish off in the oven. Get Grilled Eggplant Parmesan recipe.

4. Beer-Brined Pork Chop

After brining your pork chop in a mixture of beer, sugar, and molasses, this grilled grub is taken to new heights. Get the recipe.

5. Steak with Tomato-Olive Salad

This recipe is a personal favorite of DLM Chef Carrie and her family. The bright and shining flavors of the tomato-olive salad are simply invigorating with each bite next to the melt-in-your mouth grilled steak (use flank or skirt steak). Get Steak with Tomato-Olive Salad recipe.

6. Grilled Salmon Fillet Sandwich with Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and DLM Guacamole

Beautiful, rich salmon fillets simply seasoned and served on a toasty bun with crisp cabbage slaw and velvety DLM Guacamole. Looking to wow your guests? Get the recipe here.