The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is giving young diners a chance to help others in need with a new program, ‘Crafting for Kids.’ All kids 12 and younger are invited for a complimentary Sunday brunch when accompanied by their family. A special crafting area will be set up in The Restaurant at the hotel for the youngsters to make cards and other paper handiwork with positive and inspirational messages for the kids and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis. In addition, the hotel will donate $2 to the organization for every signature Bloody Mary Cocktail purchased during brunch, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program will run every Sunday through Sept. 15. To learn more about ‘Crafting for Kids’ or to make reservations, call 719-1433.

The Animal Protective Association (APA) is celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer with The APA90 Fancy Feast, a beer dinner at Scape in the CWE on Thursday, Aug. 8. The evening will begin with a pre-dinner beer reception featuring beers selected by Master Cicerone NEIL WITTE and continue on with a four-course beer-paired dinner from Scape chef ERIC KELLY. Tickets are $90 each, and can be purchased at, which also features the full menu for the event.

The Libertine in Clayton has begun ‘Sunday Suppers,’ a weekly event featuring some family favorites of chef JOSH GALLIANO and owners NICK and AUDRA LUEDDE. The $30 per person, three-course menu will be inspired by a theme or idea. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made via phone at 862-2999, or online at Of particular note, Galliano's famous fried chicken will be served the second Sunday of each month. The Libertine is also now offering a specialty late night menu served until midnight every Friday and Saturday.

Piccione Pastry in the U. City Loop currently is offering free delivery in July every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Piccione’s delivery zones are listed on its website,

Congrats to Pappy's Smokehouse! The mid-town BBQ purveyor was featured on a recent episode of ABC's The Chew.

Looks like Frontenac Grill has closed its doors. No official word yet on the details surrounding the closure.

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