The love for donuts in the Lou continues unabated. The latest purveyor of these sweet treats to make the scene is the Vincent Van Doughnut food truck, which hit the streets this month. The mobile bake shop will be selling a variety of classic favorites, as well as custom creations out of Clyde, a vintage 1960 Ford Grumman Olson step van. Find out where the truck will be next via Twitter @vinvandoughnut.
Big congratulations to the folks at Cielo at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The restaurant was recently ranked No. 6 on USA Today’s Daily Meal.com's list of 20 Best Hotel Breakfasts in America.
The latest location of high-end steakhouse chain 801 Chophouse is set to open next month in Clayton at 137 Carondelet Plaza, the space that used to house Araka. The restaurant also has locations in Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, Mo., and Leawood, Kan.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is welcoming winter with its new Winter Taste the Season, a two-course prix fixe menu for $41 per guest that'll be available through January. Choices include seasonal delicacies such as a cedar-smoked and charred prime New York Strip, and a chocolate whisky tart with cinnamon cream.
Whiskey in The Winter takes place this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (VIP entry starts at 5:30pm) at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch. In addition to the grand tasting, the evening will feature education seminars by industry experts, including Woodford Reserve master distiller CHRIS MORRIS, Beam Global’s master mixologist BOBBY GLEASON, and Wild Turkey associate distiller EDDIE RUSSEL. There also will be whiskey-inspired food stations and whiskey cocktails crafted by local and guest mixologists, including BC’s Kitchen, Cielo, Gamlin’s Whiskey House, Mike Shannon’s Grill, Olio, Red and Sanctuaria. For tickets, visit whiskeyinthewinter.com.