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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:51 pm, Tue Aug 9, 2011.

>The second location of family-owned frozen yogurt purveyor Chill is scheduled to bow today at 11935 Manchester Road in Des Peres. The new space will offer the same 30 rotating yogurt flavors and 26 toppings as the Clayton-based original, as well as following suit and donating a percentage of its profits to Friends of Kids With Cancer.

>New Clayton eatery DeMun Oyster Bar is now serving lunch, beginning at 11 a.m., seven days a week. The menu includes favorites like the oysters or shrimp poorboy and curried chicken salad, as well as, of course, oysters on the half shell.

>Bravo’s Top Chef: The Tour is returning to Soulard Farmers Market on Friday, April 15. Fans will get a chance to meet two former Chef’testants, get some behind-the-scenes lowdown on the show and for the first time this year, audience members also will get to be judges and rate their favorite competitors’ food. Times and participating Chef’testants haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll fill you in as we find out.

>Don’t forget to get your tickets to A Tasteful Affair 23: Dine Another Day. The annual event will be held Sunday, April 10, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Khorassan Ballroom of The Chase Park Plaza. Bid on hundreds of auction items and nosh on samples from more than 40 culinary groups. This year’s theme is spies and espionage, so dress accordingly! Proceeds benefit Food Outreach. Go to foodoutreach.org or call 652-FOOD (3663) for more info.

>Maplewood’s annual Coffee Crawl will be held Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until noon in downtown Maplewood. The self-guided tour will feature coffee tastings by regional roasters like Barry Jarrett, Goshen, and Kaldi’s Coffee, demos, food from area restaurants and shops, and more. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested at rsvp@cityofmaplewood.com. For more information, call 645-3600 or visit cityofmaplewood.com/coffee.

>Congrats to local mixologists TED KILGORE of Taste, MATT SEITER of Sanctuaria, NATE SELSOR of Monarch and T.J. Vytlacil of DeMun Oyster Bar. They all made it to the final 25 of Imbibe Magazine’s Cover Cocktail Contest, which was ultimately won by David Delaney of The Citizen Wine Bar in Worcester, Mass. There were a total of 200 submissions, and St. Louis had more contestants of any other city in the final 25. Way to represent the Lou!

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