• Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe is doing its own spin on 50 Shades of Grey . All through September, Jilly’s will be of- fering an homage to the popular book with three new flavors, dubbed 50 Shades of Delish: Pink Champagne & Strawberry, a chocolate cake with Champagne and strawberry filling; 50 Shades of Coco(a), cocoa cake filled with white chocolate-coconut rum whipped cream; and Red Room, featuring red vanilla cake and a blackberry curd filling.
  • Foodies can now more easily explore the best of what St. Louis neighborhoods have to offer their palates. STL Culinary Tours is open for business and offers intimate experiences with some of the top local culinary talent. The company, which specializes in walking tours that touch on the best culinary destinations in a given neigh- borhood, is currently booking tours of Maplewood in October and November, which will feature stops at Acero, Vom Fass and Water Street. Look for future tours to fea- ture the Central West End and Webster Groves. The com- pany also will be offering various ‘culinary field trips,’ as well as excursions to area breweries and wineries. Get all of the details at stlculinarytours.com.
  • Look for Mission, a new Mexican restaurant concept from the folks who brought us Milagro Modern Mexican and Tortilleria, to open up early next year in the former home of Delmar Lounge in the U. City Loop. Plans include an adjoining bodega and a carry-out window.
  • Vida Mexican Kitchen Y Cantina is scheduled to open sometime in November on the north end of the St. Louis Galleria. The menu will feature a large selection of traditional, regional and contemporary Mexican-inspired foods, including scratch-made tacos, burritos and enchi- ladas. On the beverage side, look for a bevy of Margaritas and a spirits list featuring some 100 tequilas.
  • Pie Oh My has opened at 2719 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood. The pie-centric bakery features limited delivery, as well as scrump- tious homemade treats.
  • Congrats to entre, the popular underground dining and catering concern, which celebrated its fourth anniver- sary earlier this month.
  • Perennial, a local non-profit dedicated to “creative reuse and green living,” will be hosting its annual fundrais- er, Lost + F(o)und, on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridge downtown. The event will feature live music, a homemade pie bar and an assortment of local craft beers. Cost is $10, with VIP tickets going for $30. More info at perennialstl.org.

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