Little Country Gentlemen, the evening time concept that shared the space at 8135 Maryland Ave. in Clayton occupied in the am hours by Half & Half, has announced that it's closing after service on Dec. 31. Half & Half will remain continue on as-is. Little Country Gentlemen opened in the summer of 2012, taking the place of Medianoche.
The culinary scene in St. Louis continues to flourish, and 2013 was an especially exciting year for diners and drinkers and those who serve them. Here are just a few of the notable events in the past 12 months:
Central Table Food Hall
If you're a local power-broker, a 'lady who lunches' or just a St. Louisan in-the-know, chances are, you've frequented some of these hot spots.
Central Table Food Hall is one of the latest additions to the CWE dining scene. During the day, diners can head to one (or more) of the stations and order lunch, but in the evening, the eatery transforms with seated dining.
ALTON BROWN, popular Iron Chef host and all-around food TV personality, will be coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, with a new show entitled Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable. That date might seem like a ways off, but tickets have gone on sale already and are going quickly. Prices are $60.50, $50.50, $45.50 and $35.50, with a limited number of Gold Circle seats also available. Tickets are available at the Fox box office, online at metrotix.com or by phone at 534-1111.
St. Louis is so lucky to have such an incredible restaurant scene. Talented chefs seem to be flocking here and opening new restaurants left and right. What could be better than food and fashion?
Central Table Food Hall
Equipment blouse, $288; Milly shorts, $240; ADA belt, $122; LaRuicci cuff, $77; all from Esther
Earrings, $12, Melanie’s
Samuelson suit, $1,200; Eton Blue shirt, $245; all from Woody’s Men’s Shop
Tie, $85, Pace Farias
Love to report new places opening up: The Sweet Divine's new Soulard location at 1801 S. Ninth St. is now open for business. Likewise, Piccione Pastry at 6197 Delmar Blvd. in the U-City Loop is now up and running.
Congratulations go out to Cafe Madeline, which celebrates 10 years in business this month. The cafe, located at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, is commemorating the anniversary with a brunch special available through January, where guests can buy one brunch at the regular menu price and get the second for just $10.
Here’s a scene that was witnessed recently outside Busch Stadium following a huge Cardinals win: A father and his two young daughters are leaving the game on a hot summer night. They are still talking about all the food they had eaten— hot dogs, sodas, cotton candy—and also gushing about the big home run by David Freese.
Academy of Science
January - March
4/3 SLU SORORITY TRIVIA NIGHT TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE The Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta at Saint Louis University hosts a community-wide trivia night to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 along with a silent auction. At the Sheraton Clayton Hotel. $20 per person and $180 for a table of 10 in advance or $25 at the door; call Melissa Breer at 814-1092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.