Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:56 pm
- This month, St. Louis Bread Co. is launching a new program
called Warm-Up Wednesday, giving away free soup to customers who
donate to benefit area charities. St. Louisans can nominate
deserving nonprofits to the company via Twitter and Facebook, and
Bread Co. will select winners from the recommendations. On the
final Wednesday of the month, Feb. 29, customers can bring in three
non-perishable food items and receive a free bowl of soup. The
donated items will go to Operation Food Search.
- STEVE and JAMIE KOMOREK, who own South City favorite Trattoria
Marcella, have announced plans for a second restaurant. The name of
the new eatery hasn’t been revealed, but it will be another homage
to their mother, Marcella. The restaurant will be located on
Clayton Road, just west of 141, and construction has already begun.
Look for an opening sometime this summer. We’re told the bar area
will be a central focus of the restaurant and will feature
small-production wines from high-quality vineyards.
- The latest food truck to hit the scene in St. Louis is Hot
Aztec. The truck features gourmet Mexican street cuisine, and fans
can follow it on Facebook and on Twitter @hotaztec. In other food
truck news, the owners of popular mobile cake shop Sweet Divine
have announced they’re looking for a permanent storefront to
augment their rolling operation.
- Gourmet to Go recently opened its second location in Clayton at
7710 Carondelet Ave. The new cafe features breakfast, lunch and
coffee and is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday,
and seats approximately 20.
- The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association
has named PAUL and WENDY HAMILTON, co-owners of Eleven Eleven
Mississippi, Vin de Set, PW Pizza and Moulin, as its Restaurateurs
of the Year. Paul Hamilton also is president of the Saint Louis
Originals, a consortium of more than 30 or the area’s finest
locally owned and operated restaurants.
- For those looking for a day-time option to celebrate
Valentine’s Day, The Presentation Room at L’ Ecole Culinaire is
offering a Lunch of Love, beginning at noon on the 14th and
featuring a choice of one appetizer, two entrees, one shared
dessert and two non-alcoholic beverages. Cost is $30 per couple and
reservations are required. Call 587-2433 to secure a spot. For more
of a hands-on V-Day experience, Kitchen Conservatory in Clayton is
offering a series of culinary classes for couples in the weeks
leading up to the big day. More info at
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