Celebrate Gluten Free 2018 Vendors

Celebrate Gluten Free is an event we look forward to each year. It will be held at our Washington Square location on October 6, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We are excited to have more than 20 vendors this year, each offering mouthwatering gluten-free products. Here is a list of some of the wonderful vendors we have attending!

Bites of Nostalgia

Love Cakes by DLM and Bites of Nostalgia, a local company out of Bellbrook, work together to create delicious, beautiful treats for any special occasion. Cakes and cupcakes are available at any DLM location; 24-hour notice recommended. Biscotti are available at every DLM Coffee Bar, and include flavors like Ginger Spice which is dairy free!

Made Without Grain

Formerly The Brown and Blond Bakery, the Dark Chocolate Brownies and Blondies are available as baking mixes. This allows for alterations when baking, like using an egg substitute, milk can be used instead of water, or butter instead of oil. Skeptics are shocked grain-free baked goods can actually have great taste AND texture.

Maui Mae’s Raw Chocolate

Hawaiian resident, Anna Borchers, moved back to Dayton from the Hawaiian Islands to be near family. Anna comes from a family of bakers, so when she had her first child and realized she didn’t want to go back to work full-time, a business was also born. Her husband Bradley is the official taste tester and is a Chaminade Julienne graduate. She focuses on raw coconut chocolates and Hawaiian-grown macadamia nuts. With 40x the antioxidants of blueberries, her soft and creamy fudge is made of raw cacao, organic virgin coconut oil, and agave nectar. So it’s actually good for you! The roasted macadamia nuts sprinkled with sea salt are the perfect sweet and salty combination!

Hannah’s Healthy Bakery

Hannah’s passion to help others with dietary issues and those with food intolerances led her to develop her grain-free baking mix. It is made mostly with almond and coconut flours which are high in protein and fiber. This paleo mix is also free of gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. New this year- GF Fruit Pies which will be available in our Frozen department year round.

Tina’s Sweet Treats Pies

Tina’s Sweet Treats is a gluten-free bakery located in Franklin, Ohio. Owner Tina Wagner will be sampling and taking orders for her gluten-free holiday pies. Choose from Pumpkin, Pecan, Cherry Crumble, and Apple Crumble. All pies will be $20 and ready for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Lopaus Point

Located on the coast of Maine, Lopaus Point is where the love of food and sharing it with others was rooted in a young Stacie. Today, sharing that love with others through delicious waffles and baked treats is both Stacie’s and Lopaus Point Bakery’s mission. Their waffles are made with real, simple ingredients prepared in a dedicated GF facility.

Purely Sweet Bakery

This local bakery is healthy as well as allergy friendly. They specialize in paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and organic raw baked goods with an emphasis on clean eating. Purely Sweet Bakery uses fresh ingredients and their products are free from preservatives.

Spice Paradise

Spice Paradise owners, Ulrike and David Massey, fulfilled a longtime dream of opening their own business in the Oregon District. Their vegan dry soup mixes are 100% natural and free of preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. Explore the world of natural flavors with soups like Vegetable Chili, Spring Vegetable, and Split Pea soups.

Florentine Legacy Sauces

Nick and Peter Penzone were proud owners of Florentine Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, a fixture for 71 years and three generations of Penzones. After closing in December 2016, customers clamored for their signature sauce and Florentine Legacy was born. DLM is proud to offer their Marinara and Tomato and Cream Sauces, both which are gluten free. Be sure to stop by their table at Celebrate Gluten Free event and try a sample.

Dr. Schär 

Schär’s Gluten-Free Artisan Baker Breads have amazing taste and texture, crafted with sourdough, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, agave, and honey. Available in White, Multigrain, and 10 Grains & Seeds varieties. Schär Honeygrams are delicious crackers which are ideal for s’mores! Gluten free and made with real honey, pack these for your next outdoor adventure as they are perfect for a campfire treat! These little single-serve, cocoa-covered Sch’nack cakes from Schär are filled with cream and dipped in German chocolate. Ideal for lunch boxes or to take on the go to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee!

DLM at 70: A Culture of Good Food & People

People ask what the secret sauce is to DLM. Sure, there’s that touch of gourmet in addition to the everyday infused throughout every department (and no, it wasn’t always that way). There’s the friendly carryout who knows your kid’s name and never hesitates to offer the protection of an umbrella on a rainy day. There’s also the robust network of gourmands from faraway lands and local farmers whose bounty can be found at DLM.

But at the core of everything we do, there’s our history, which we hold near and dear. It’s real and rooted in humble beginnings built on friendship, hard work, and an unwavering sense of community; it’s not perfect, but it’s our history. We are proud of it and it has influenced much of who we are today, 70 years later.

We took a minute to reflect on that history and what has shaped the DLM culture, from cultivating a passion toward exploring good food to growing a family of associates, with many who have been here 25+ years. So take a minute to soak that in with the video below.

And to all of our customers and the community at large, thank you! Please  join us this weekend as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary at our 70th Anniversary Carnival happening 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, followed by our DLM Good Neighbor 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.

George Punter – The Vera & Calvin Mayne Good Neighbor Award

The Vera & Calvin Mayne Good Neighbor Award recognizes a DLM associate who goes above and beyond to better serve the DLM family or the community at large. We are proud to announce that George Punter, Wine & Beer Manager at DLM Washington Square, is this year’s recipient for his involvement with Camp Emanuel.

George Punter receives The Vera & Calvin Mayne Good Neighbor Award

Camp Emanuel hosts day and resident fun-filled camps aimed at integrating kids with and without disabilities through a number of activities, from arts and crafts to horseback riding, archery, and fishing. George first became involved with Camp Emanuel in 1996 as a board member upon his wife’s encouragement. She worked for 45 years as a special education teacher, but saw a connection to George since the camp’s chief fundraising efforts are done through wine silent auctions, often featuring collectors’ finds. After three years on the board, George learned that Camp Emanuel was in need of counselors, so he gave it a shot and has been doing it for nearly 20 years. “It was a life-changing experience for me,” says George.

In addition to assisting with the summer camp program, George is also instrumental in helping plan Camp Emanuel’s annual fundraiser in the spring. It’s a live wine auction that typically raises $35,000 within three hours and fuels Camp Emanuel’s mission to promote decision making, team building, positive self-esteem, and encourages understanding and acceptance between children.

Screaming for Ice Cream

Chill out and scoop on this quintessential summer sweet! If you need an excuse to eat more ice cream this summer, we’ve got the scoop. Not only will we be hosting an Ice Cream Social noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at all three stores, but we’re also having a summer scoop sale this weekend (through July 22) featuring select brands of ice cream so you can share a pint with someone you love.

We carry some really cool (no pun intended) brands, with so many unique flavor combos. Keep reading below to hear a little bit about each.


This trendy Brooklyn-based ice cream is made with gorgeous high quality ingredients and has fun flavors like Honeycomb, Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch, and Earl Grey Tea. Vegan flavors also available!


Two women launched Coolhaus in 2009 with a barely drivable postal van at Coachella, a music festival. Now they have two scoop shops and a presence in a handful of retail stores, including DLM! The Milkshake & Fries flavor is all the rage with shoestring, crispy potatoes nestled within! Also cool is the Campfire S’mores, Dirty Mint Chip, and Buttered French Toast.


We’re melting for this ice cream that pays homage to the food-centric culture of Louisiana. Whether it be flavors like Coffee & Chicory, Baked Alaska, Bananas Foster, or Cherries Jubilee, these pints are singing the blues of the Big Easy in the best of ways.


If you’re from Ohio, then you know this Love Local fave from Columbus. Jeni is indeed the woman behind this ice cream sensation and the James Beard award-winning chef who created the trend of Salty Caramel. Other favorite flavors of ours are Frosé Sorbet, Gooey Butter Cake, and Brambleberry Crisp.


Having quite an affection for all things gustatory from Italy, we knew we wanted to bring a gelato under the DLM private label umbrella. We found a local purveyor in Cincinnati and the rest is history. Look for favorite flavors like Killer Brownie® or Madagascar Vanilla, which is so dense with a rich vanilla bean flavor.


What would an ice cream article be without mention of Love Local Graeter’s? Not only do that keep all the Fiona hippo fans happy with their limited edition Chunky Chunky Hippo, but they keep our ice cream bowls full all year long with favorites.


Look for Homemade Ice Cream featured at our Ice Cream Social this weekend.

As the Cincinnati-founded chain United Dairy Farmers grew, the Homemade Brand of ice cream was born in 1982 and has quickly become a freezer staple in homes across the country, boasting a Cookies ‘n Cream flavor made with real Oreo® cookies.

10 Picnic-Pleasing Recipes for Your Plate

Whether you are prepping for the Fourth of July or soaking in summer with friends and family, there’s likely a picnic on the horizon. We’ve got you covered with picnic-pleasing recipes that’ll surely be the talk of the party. To start, fire up the grill and throw some hot dogs on. But don’t stop there. There are easy-peasy ways to elevate your grilled dog to gourmet status. Next up is the Frosé , one of the most talked about summer cocktails, which uses our favorite pink wine—rosé —and summer strawberries! Keep scrolling for these recipes and so much more.

1. Ideas to Elevate Your Hot Dog to Gourmet Status

2. Frosé

3. Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad

4. The Best Cheeseburger Ever

5. Beer-Brined Pork Chop

6. Peach, Tomato, & Watermelon Salad

7. Rainbow Fruit with Strawberry Yogurt Dip

8. Grilled Veggie Platter

9. Carnitas Tacos with Peach & Tomato Salsa

10. Mozzarella, Melon, & Prosciutto Kebabs

8 Peach Party Recipes!

What better way to get ready for this peachy summer than with these recipes filled with peaches! And while our Peach Party is in full swing this month, we’ll be featuring only the sweetest peaches—Prima® Peaches, which are tree-ripened.

From Grilled Peaches with Amaretto Mascarpone to a Peach and Cashew Briyani, find what screams summer to you and get cooking with these recipes!

1. Peach, Tomato, & Watermelon Salad

2. Heirloom Tomato & Peach Salad

3. Grilled Peach Salad

4. Grilled Peaches with Amaretto Mascarpone

5. Simple Summer Peach Cake

6. Peach and Cashew Briyani

7. Carnitas Tacos with Summer Peach & Tomato Salsa

8. Burrata and Peach Chutney Crostini

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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

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.

Please note: This has been one of the lowest yielding seasons as reported by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which monitors the presence of the Copper River King Salmon before allowing the population to be fished to ensure sustainability. Please talk to your DLM fishmonger for the latest update.


D is for Desert.

Why turn on the oven? Try grilling pound cake 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 Grassfed 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.


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. 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. 

Became a master griller 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!

Get Grilling: 8 Recipes to Light Your Grill Fires

As we find ourselves somewhere in between spring and summer, there’s one thing that’s certain: We’re in 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. Why stop at just dinner? You can get your grill on from the salad, to the steak, and carry through to dessert. See below for eight of our best grilling recipes to light your grill fires and keep them burning strong all summer.

1. 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.

2. Grilled DLM Pound Cake with Blackberries & Caramel

As the saying goes, you can have your grilled steak and dessert, too. You’re gonna want to keep the grill on a little longer for this beauty. Get Grilled Pound Cake recipe & watch video.

3. 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.

4. Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber Lime Salsa

The zest of lime, heat of the jalapeño, and coolness of cucumber and cilantro add a spicy cool twist to these swordfish steaks. Get the Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber Lime Salsa recipe.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Grilled Peach Salad with Roquefort and Arugula

The innate sweetness of peaches is intensified even more once you sear on the grill. This salad is just the ticket for summer eating. Get recipe for Grilled Peach Salad with Roquefort and Arugula.

8. Thai Beef Salad

One of our favorite party-pleasing dishes, the Thai Beef Salad is packed full of flavor. Get the Thai Beef Salad recipe.

Looking to get the most out of your summer? Save time by shopping these recipes (and more!) at DLMDriveUp.com, your local, online grocer.


The Makings of a Lobster Party

Thousands of fresh lobsters make their way to DLM for Lobstermania each year the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 26! Friends make plans to queue up in line before the sale officially starts, and what could be just another line is a ritual of its own. The energy is one to behold as folks eagerly await the makings of the most delicious feast, which will inevitably set the stage for the good times to continue throughout the weekend.

Sure there’s the fact that we think the world of our lobstering friends at Ready Seafood who come all the way from Maine for Lobstermania every year, an annual tradition at DLM now for more than 40 years and counting. Their mission is to share their love of fresh, succulent lobster and spread the word about sustainably caught lobster and why the practices of each fishery is important.

But truth be told, the DLM community has made this tradition one that sticks as we hear countless stories of friends and neighbors making a party out of their lobster feast. Family members trek from near and far to all be together with lobster at the table. It’s become apparent that this treasure from the sea is meant to be shared. Lobstermania sale starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

The Tale of These Lobsters

The Ready brothers fell in love with lobstering at a young age and the local lobstermen were their heroes. They took their childhood obsession and grew it into a thriving business! They’re passionate about educating people on how hard-working lobstermen work toward a common goal of making it a sustainable industry. We’re lucky to have our lobstering friends from Ready Seafood visit us every year during Lobstermania!

Share the Lobster Love

As you gather around for a Lobstermania feast, share your experience with us! Tag DLM on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use the hashtag #DLMLobstermania. It’ll be quite the splash!