Eleven Eleven Mississippi is celebrating its 10th anniversary next month, and during the first 11 days of November, the restaurant has a variety of activities and giveaways planned, including $10 weekday lunch specials. Also, couples celebrating their 10-year anniversaries will receive a $10 gift certificate, special prizes will be handed out randomly during service, and guests in the restaurant at 11:11 a.m. or 11:11 p.m. will receive a free gooey butter dessert. Owners PAUL and WENDY HAMILTON have chosen Operation Food Search, St. Louis Effort for AIDS, Stray Rescue of St. Louis and the local Alzheimer's Association to receive a portion of the proceeds from the celebration.

Speaking of Operation Food Search, the organization has started a new project to help make Thanksgiving special this year for some area residents in need. Operation Philanthro-PIE is going on now through Nov. 14. Pumpkin, pecan and apple pies baked by River City Casino executive chef JOHN JOHNSON and his culinary team can be ordered at OperationFoodSearch.org for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Pick-up locations are at Lewy Nine's Restaurant at River City or Des Peres City Hall. Pies are $20 to $25, and proceeds will help OFS provide a Thanksgiving feast for a family of four.

St. James Winery and the Missouri State Parks Foundation have partnered to create a series of wines that celebrate the state’s parks and help provide for their future. The first two Missouri State Parks Collector’s Edition wines, Johnson’s Shut-Ins Red and Montauk White, are available online at MOStateParksWine.com for $20 a bottle. All proceeds from the Missouri State Parks Collector’s Edition wines will go to keep Missouri State Parks strong and sustainable.

Gamlin Whiskey House, the latest from brothers LUCAS and DEREK GAMLIN of the Gamlin Restaurant Restaurant Group, which owns Sub Zero Vodka Bar, has officially opened its doors at 236 N. Euclid Ave. in the CWE. The space was the former location of Liluma.

St. Louis Food Hub has announced it will open Fields Foods, a full-service grocery store, at 1500 Lafayette Ave. in the Lafayette Square neighborhood early next year. In addition to local fare, Fields Foods will have a large selection of gluten-free, organic and non-genetically modified foods. The 37,000-square-foot building will feature extensive retail space, a wine and beer bar, and specialized sections for seafood, cheeses, meats and prepared foods. Opening is slated for January.

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