The Zodiac restaurant, located in Neiman Marcus, has debuted a new menu celebrating the St. Louis Cardinals. Redbird-centric items include Saint Louis Beer & Cheese Soup, Ball Park Chili, Triple Play Slider Plate, Batter Up Bistro Burger and a Cardinal Red Velvet Cupcake, among other delicacies.

For those who’ve been meaning to check it out but couldn’t find the time, we’ve been told that DeMun Oyster Bar is now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

It’s farmers market time again! The venerable Clayton Farmer’s Market opens tomorrow, May 5, and will be open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Nov. 3. The market is located in the Brown Shoe lot, west of Straubs.

Enjoy a spectacular view along with the best offerings from local purveyors at 360. Executive chef REX HALE is hosting a Farm to Fork Tasting Event on Thursday, May 17. The menu will include food from Salume Beddu, Marcoot Farms, Earth Dance Farms, and Baetje Farms, among others, and wines from area vineyards. The cost is $25 per person, and there are only 50 seats available. Tickets and info at

The Civil Life Brewery will be hosting Pigs and Pints on Sunday, May 6, in celebration of all things local and feature live music, coffee from Sump Coffee and food courtesy of The Block, Local Harvest, Companion Bakery, Bailey’s Range, among others. The Civil Life also will debut its new American Pale Ale, as well. Tickets can be purchased at The Civil Life, Sump Coffee and The Block.

SoHo Restaurant & Lounge, 4229 Manchester Road, is the latest eatery to debut in The Grove. The name is short for Southern Hospitality, and ownership promises that, plus “a bustling and diverse nightlife experience.”

The Lou’s largest Cinco De Mayo celebration will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Cherokee Street, between Nebraska and Iowa avenues. Get all of the details at

Big congrats to Washington University Dining Services! The university has been ranked number one by The Daily Meal in its listing of the top 20 colleges and universities with the best dining options.

BlackFinn American Grille raised more than $5,700 for The BackStoppers and the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation at fundraisers that were part of the restaurant’s grand opening in the Saint Louis Galleria. Well done!

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