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Spicy Bits - Ladue News: Food & Dining

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Look for Seedz Cafe, a new vegetarian eatery, to open for business in early 2014 at 6344 South Rosebury in the DeMun neighborhood. The spot will feature an array of raw items, as well as smoothies and other plant-based specialties.

The London Tearoom has announced it is moving from its downtown location to the newly revamped Hyde Park Beer Building on Morganford Road, across the street from Local Harvest Cafe. The first day of business at the new space is expected to be Feb. 1.

The Gardens at Malmaison in St. Albans, Mo., has been through some changes since it started life as a barn in 1843; and now, it’s ready for yet another transformation: The Gardens and its adjacent property, The Studio Inn at St. Albans, have announced that improvements totaling more than $1.35 million are underway, including a vineyard. The Gardens will get four new guest cottages and a permanent outdoor pavilion for private parties, along with a complete kitchen remodel and expansion. Look for completion of the project in summer 2014. A new 1-acre vineyard also is under development on the hill below The Studio Inn, with the trellis system to support the vines now in place. Consisting of 11 rows of vines and 620 grape plants, the vineyard is expected to produce 6,000 bottles of wine annually. The first planting is set for spring 2014, and mature grapes will be available in about three to five years. Cheers!

Congrats to the folks at Planter's House. The new eating and drinking establishment in Lafayette Square already has been listed in Imbibe magazine's Imbibe 75 issue, which runs down the "people, places and flavors that will shape the way you drink in 2014."

The Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, from noon til 5 p.m. For $15, participants will get to visit an array of Maplewood Shops and sample an array of decadent goodies. Participating purveyors include Kakao Chocolate, Foundation Grounds, Vom Fass, Great Harvest Bakery, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, Traveling Tea, Strange Donuts, Pie Oh My and Encore Baking Company. Info and tickets at cityofmaplewood.com/sweet-tooth.

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