Hot on the heels of his latest venture, restaurateur DAVID BAILEY has announced he'll be opening yet another concept this year. The as-yet-unnamed barbecue eatery will be located at 1011 Olive St. in Midtown, and will feature a 200-seat restaurant and an additional 150-seat event space. The rooftop will house a separate bar that will operate independently. Look for an opening this winter.

The sixth annual Taste of Maplewood will be held on Saturday, May 17, in downtown Maplewood. The popular street fest features food and drink from a slew of local venues and plenty of entertainment for all ages. For a rundown of all of the happenings, go online at

The 31st season of Parties In The Park will kick off in Clayton on Wednesday, May 14, and continue on the second Wednesday of each month through Sept. 10. The location for the festivities will once again be on Central Avenue between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue The party starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m. For more details go to

Lucky’s Market is scheduled to open its first store in the St. Louis area at 15830 Fountain Plaza Drive in Ellisville sometime in early July. It'll be the seventh expansion of the Boulder-based natural foods grocery and the second store in Missouri (a Columbia store bowed earlier this year).

Max & Louie Productions has teamed up with the legendary Giuseppe's Ristorante at 4141 South Grand Blvd., for a fundraising event. On Saturday, June 7, for one night only, Giuseppe's will bring back all of your old favorites and serve them up buffet-style. An open bar, desserts, gratuities, and parking also are included in the ticket price. Guests can eat, drink, and meet the cast and crew from two upcoming shows: Quills, a St. Louis premiere, by Doug Wright; and Chancers, a U.S.A. premiere, by Robert Massey. Tickets are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling 795-8778 or via email,

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