The folks at members-only dining concern Blood & Sand have announced they're going to be opening up a second restaurant concept in the near future. The new place will be called Death in The Afternoon, a reference to the famous Champagne and absinthe cocktail, as well as the Hemingway story. Look for it in the old Terrace View space at City Garden downtown.

For those who are in a hurry but still want quality eats, Pastaria has announced it's now offering Curbside To Go. Just place your order via phone at 862-6603, then swing by and pick up your food out front at the valet station. The service is available seven days a week starting at 5 p.m., and there's no minimum order required.

Kitchen Conservatory is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of special classes. Thirty of the area's best chefs will demonstrate their culinary prowess over six classes from March through August. Check out the full roster at Happy Anniversary!

Gamlin Whiskey House in the CWE is now offering Sunday brunch. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., enjoy a whiskey drink paired with brunch favorites with a twist from Gamlin Restaurant Group corporate chef IVY MAGRUDER, like the Slinger with white beans and french fries.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, head to your favorite eatery and help out a great cause at Dine Out For Dogs. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of each bill that day to the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Fund. The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) is one of the largest animal rescue/disaster response teams in the U.S. For more than 40 years, HSMO’s ACT has worked side by side with state, local and city law enforcement officials to investigate and help prosecute animal abusers.To find out which restaurants are participating, visit

On the heels of his 10th anniversary at the helm of Sidney Street Cafe, chef KEVIN NASHAN was recently featured on the Eater National blog of, talking about his success with the restaurant and the state of dining in St. Louis. Congrats!

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