The first-ever summer edition of Clayton Restaurant Week (CRW) takes place Monday, July 14, through Sunday, July 20. The participating establishments include Bar Napoli, Bocci Wine Bar, Cardwell’s, C.J. Muggs, Coastal Bistro & Bar, Crushed Red, Jimmy's On The Park, Oceano Bistro, Pomme Café & Wine Bar, Pomme Restaurant, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Roxane, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of $25 per person, plus tax and tip. CRW patrons also have the option of adding a $5 ‘Extra Helping’ donation to their dining bill to benefit Operation Food Search. More info is available at claytonrestaurantweek.com.
Congrats to newly appointed executive chef DARNELL DEVINE and his crew at Central Table Food Hall in the CWE. The eatery was recently recognized by Zagat as one of the ‘11 Must-Visit Food Halls Across The U.S.’
Nico at 2525 Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar Loop has been retooled and rebranded. It is now Salt + Smoke. The new concept, which debuted last month, features all manner of barbecue, bourbon and beer. Check out the new direction at saltandsmokestl.com.
On Friday, July 11, from 7 to 10 p.m., beer fans can taste a variety of brews expertly paired with specialty menu items and meet with brewmasters to learn more about how beer can be the perfect complement to food at the Anheuseur-Busch Biergarten Bierfest. Located at the A- brewery, the event will feature five tasting stations that'll be serving up some of the brewery's most popular beers, along with complimentary food pairings. Tickets can be purchased at etix.com. Standard tickets cost $25; VIP tickets are $35 and a visit to the finishing tank, where guests will taste fresh beer straight from the tank.