Happy Birthday, Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Four Seasons Winery, located within the Four Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield, will be celebrating FRANK SINATRA’s birthday with a special five-course dinner on Thursday, Dec. 12. Entertainment will be provided by local favorite TONY VIVIANO and his band. Admission to dinner, dancing and the tribute show is $35 person (includes tax and gratuity), and a cash bar will be available. The evening will also give diners an opportunity to preview the planned full-scale launch of Four Seasons as a wine and fine-dining venue. Proprietor Mehdi Rouhani, of the popular Candicci’s and Talayna’s restaurants, says he plans an official launch of the expanded facility early next year. For reservations, call 956-6266.
Mission Taco Joint is the latest from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford. Unlike their other restaurants, Mission concentrates on simpler fare, serving up both classic and unique takes on Mexican street food with impressive results.
It's summertime, and that means craft beer: ST. LOUIS CRAFT BEER WEEK will be held at a variety of venues around town from July 27 through Aug. 4. Events will include include tap takeovers, beer dinners, beer-and-cheese tastings, Firkin Fest and the second annual Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Some of the locations include the 33 Wine Shop, Llywelyn’s Pub, Schlafly Tap Room, Milagro Modern Mexican, Perennial Artisan Ales, Cicero’s, International Tap House, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Handlebar. For more information, visit stlbeerweek.com.
With tax season almost upon us, Truffles in Ladue has decided to give its customers a break with a unique promotion. The restaurant has announced it'll be ‘Tax Free Till Tax Day,’ and pay all taxes that its customers usually are responsible for from March 1 until April 15. Hey, every little bit helps!
The Vogl family says Webster Groves is a true community, where residents can walk to local shops and restaurants and attend annual festivals with friends and neighbors. Kelly Vogl, an occupational therapist for BJC HomeCare, and her husband, Tim, president of Streamline Orthotics and Prosthetics, have embraced that community feel for 10 years. The couple has three children: David, 8; Patrick, 6; and Nathan, 3; who attend Bristol Elementary and The Lab School. Kelly talked to us more about family life in Webster Groves.
Milagro Modern Mexican, brought to you by the folks behind Tortillaria in the CWE and Barrister's in Clayton, is a decidedly different Mexican culinary experience, which we were lucky enough to enjoy again recently
Andrew Veety enjoys the Chori Huevo Torta at Milagro Modern Mexican
St. Louis may not be considered a food mecca, but its culinary recognition is moving beyond just toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake. We asked local foodies for their dining tips, and the variety of answers showcases all that St. Louis has to offer.
Milagro Modern Mexican Restaurant
A new restaurant in old Webster Groves, Milagro Modern Mexican, is serving up fresh, made-from-scratch dishes with plenty of personality. Chef-restaurateurs Jason and Adam Tilford (Barrister’s, Tortillaria) spice-up the local Latino dining scene by going a step beyond salsa fresca and tomatillo sauce. Although you’ll find typical fare like shredded pork tacos, here they include grilled pineapple and hearty homemade corn tortillas. Cheese quesadillas are enhanced by wild mushrooms and huitlacoche (a corn fungus delicacy). In short, the food is interesting and varied, and even side dishes are impressively detailed.
Milagro Modern Mexican Restaurant
> Starting June 1, local fave Monarch Restaurant & Wine Bar in Maplewood will be closed for “a massive interior renovation.” There’s also some menu renovation going on with executive chef JOSH GALLIANO crafting a new bistro menu to feature casual southern-inspired fare that will complement Monarch’s existing dinners. The doors should be back open in late July or early August—we can’t wait!
> ADAM TILFORD, co-owner of Tortillaria in the CWE, is working on construction of Milagro Modern Mexican, which will be located in The Shoppes at Old Webster in the space previously occupied by Natural Fact Foods. The 120-seater with full bar will be open for lunch and dinner, with a focus on grilled meats and seafood. Look for a mid-April or early May opening. Consulting on the project is Tilford’s brother, JASON TILFORD, who owns Barrister’s in Clayton and worked with restaurateur Chris LaRocca on Triumph Grill and the new Kota Wood Fire Grill, where he serves as executive chef.