Fine-dining stalwart Tony’s restaurant will have a fresh look come 2014. In January, the restaurant will undergo 10,000-square-feet of renovations, including new flooring and lighting, as well as expanding the bar and rearranging artwork and furniture. The Wine and the Cherry rooms also will be updated. SPACE Architecture + Design has signed on to do the renovations.

“It’s time for a makeover,” says Tony’s executive chef VINCE BOMMARITO. “We elected to give Tony’s a face-lift to keep things fresh.” The last time the restaurant was renovated was eight years ago. Can't wait to see the new look!

Two of the areas most popular food trucks are joining forces with craft brewery extraordinaire Perennial Artisan Ales to help the Bacott family, whose 6-month-old daughter, Lucy, is battling leukemia. The Cha Cha Chow and Completely Sauced trucks will be serving up their wares, and Perennial will be pouring their fine beers at a fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Perennial's tasting room, 8125 Michigan Ave. Tickets are $65, and can be purchased at

The Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Champions Showcase will take place this weekend, featuring three past champions of The Taste of St. Louis working with each other in a beer-based culinary demo. Dishes created by chefs VITO RACANELLI, JACK MACMURRAY and WES JOHNSON will be paired with various beers from Anheuser-Busch; and each chef will work alongside the A-B brewmaster to explain the history of each beer, the brewing process and how the pairings work. The event will take place at the Hollywood Casino Ballroom in Maryland Heights tonight at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $45 per person. Visit for tickets.

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