Like most of restaurateur David Bailey's eateries, Small Batch combines a creative overall concept with bold design and inventive cuisine. All of these factors were on prominent display when we dropped in recently for a drink and a bite.
Recognition of stellar productions by nearly two dozen local theater companies will take center stage when the St. Louis Theater Circle presents its second annual awards ceremony honoring the best in local professional theater, on stage and behind the scenes, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Avenue in University City.
Folks with a sweet tooth in West County now have easier access to award-winning cupcakes. The Cup’s newest shop is now open for business in Chesterfield at 1590 Clarkson Road, between Talbots and Chico’s. The Chesterfield location offers The Cup’s signature cupcakes, as well as sugar cookies, cakewiches, Kaldi’s coffee beverages and gelato. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Steve Scorfina, antique 'picker,' was once the lead guitarist for legendary rock band REO Speedwagon, and later, the iconic ‘70s St. Louis band, Pavlov’s Dog.
DATE AND LOCATION CHANGED, CATERER ADDED FOR INAUGURAL ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS
Performances by local professional theater companies, ranging in size from The Muny and its productions in the 11,000-seat Forest Park amphitheater to small companies performing in modest spaces throughout the area, will be recognized at the inaugural Louie Awards.
PAUL LAURITSEN has been named as the new general manager of Moonrise Hotel.
Steve Karagiannis, Andy Benes former Cardinals Pitcher, Peter Clark, David Bailey
Bailey’s Range, restaurateur David Bailey’s foray into the world of gourmet burgers, opened downtown last fall and quickly gained a reputation as the place for burgerphiles to indulge their meaty cravings.
◆The latest Saint Louis Bread Co. bakery/cafe officially opened on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 10336 Clayton Road, adjacent to Plaza Frontenac. The new location features Bread Co.’s fresh artisan breads and quality ingredients, as well as the company’s take-out concept, Saint Louis Bread Co. Catering.
> It’s been announced that Chef BRIAN HARDESTY has officially stepped down as executive chef at Terrene. Taking over the kitchen is Chef MICHAEL WARHOVER, formerly the sous chef at Terrene. Hardesty will be focusing on opening his new food truck, Guerilla Street Food, which he hopes to get rolling sometime later in the spring. Good luck to both!
ROBERT MCCULLOCH, DAVID DICK and JAMES HOLLORAN have been elected to the board of directors for the St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled and GARY SIEGEL has been elected as president of the board.
When Jon McDaniel took his girlfriend Emily to Steinberg skating rink in February 2008, he was definitely thinking about ice, but not the frozen variety. Claiming he had to clean off his skate blade, he borrowed her glove as they sat on a bench, recalls Emily’s mom, Beryl Cohen. “She was a little bit annoyed, wondering why he was getting her glove all wet,” Cohen says. “And the next thing she knew, he was on one knee, with a diamond ring in his hand.” Cohen adds that since Valentine’s Day had just come and gone without a proposal, her daughter was very surprised, but managed to say ‘yes’ through happy tears.
Ready to rejuvenate? Ditch the black and drape yourself in color or luxurious whites. Spring is finally here and the stores are stocked. Try a chunky wedge shoe and pile on the accessories—there's no such thing as too bright or too much! Photography by Suzy Gorman | Models: Miran, Krissy, Karen, Carmen, David and Candace
> Birthday candles: International Tap House owners BRAD LOBDELL and SEAN CONROY (who is also a KTVI reporter) are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Chesterfield pub this week. The party ends on Super Bowl Sunday with a chili cook-off. Conroy and Lobdell are also negotiating the lease for a second location in Dog-town…Square One Brewery and Distilling in Lafayette Square will celebrate its four-year anniversary Feb. 22. Sip some Anniversary Ale or try a cocktail made from its ‘Spirits of St. Louis’ line.
> David Bailey of Baileys’ Chocolate Bar and Rooster is poised this month to open Bridge, a multi-story wine bar and tap house located next door to Left Bank Books on Locust near 10th Street. You’ll find 36 brews on tap, 100 bottled beers, 18 wines by the glass, an extensive by-the-bottle wine list, PLUS full-service dining. The restaurant’s name is, among other things, a reference to Bailey’s late brother’s love of the violin, and the decor reflects that.
• Bravo to our hometown chefs! Last week the nominees for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced, and St. Louis was a big winner with THREE nominees! Niche’s GERARD CRAFT, Monarch’s JOSH GALLIANO, and Sidney Street’s KEVIN NASHAN were among the 20 semifinalists for Best Chef Midwest. This is huge, so keep your fingers crossed; five finalists will be announced March 23 and the awards given May 4 in NYC.
Shriners of North America has appointed DOUG MAXWELL as president and CEO.
Play: 90 Years of Muny Magic
Play: The Wedding Singer
• Congratulations to ROOSTER! The crepes cafe recently received a Cityscape Award from Downtown Partnership. The tiny Locust Avenue crepe and sandwich spot is also expanding into the space next door. Owner DAVID BAILEY, who also debuted Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, wants us to know that both restaurants do off-site catering, gift boxes and offer delivery.