Bixby’s, located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, has made this year’s Open Table 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America list, the only local restaurant in town to garner the honor. The list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners for 15,000-plus restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Congrats!

The ninth annual Feast In The Field to benefit Slow Food St. Louis is being held on Sunday, June 8, at Claverach Farm near Eureka. This multi-course extravaganza features food and drink from some of the St. Louis culinary scene's shining stars. Get info and buy your tickets at

Attention fans of grilled meats: the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s own Great American Cookout, currently out on its eighth tour across the nation, is coming to St. Louis this weekend. It takes place Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, at Chesterfield Amphitheater as part of the St. Louis Blues Week Festival. The event will feature grilling demos and plenty of samples and all manner of meaty goodness. Info at

The recently opened 21st Amendment, The Brewers Bar has a new name. Turns out that another beer joint on the West Coast owns the copyright to that moniker, so from now on, we'll be calling ours the 21st Street Brewers Bar.

We just heard about a new addition to the south-of-the-border deliciousness available in Benton Park: Yaqui's on Cherokee has begun serving up fine Mexican fare at 2728 Cherokee Street.

St. Louis always has been known as a beer town, but we're getting a rep as a burg that knows its coffee, as well. At the United States Coffee Championships, held last month in Seattle, NORA BRADY of Blueprint Coffee, took sixth place in the U.S. Barista Championship; and TONY AUGER of Kaldi’s Coffee placed third in the U.S. Brewers Cup Championship. Well done!

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