Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 pm
Why get just one item when you can give that special someone a collection of tiny, little presents? Our selection of holiday gift sets may just be what you’re looking for...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 pm
In the midst of all the shopping and the planning, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are really all about making time to be with family and friends. We asked local experts for tips to make this year’s seasonal gathering the most memorable one yet.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 pm
The Restaurant at The Cheshire, under the direction of Chef REX HALE, has unveiled its new fall menu highlighting a plethora of locally sourced ingredients. Small plates include show-stopping Ahi Tuna, Thin and Raw, as well as Pan Fried Naked Cowboy Oysters, served with butternut squash and bacon salad. For Mains, there’s Braised Pork Shank with caramelized vegetables; Maine Sea Scallops with pumpkin risotto; and Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib with autumn vegetable ragout (shown), among others. Tasting menus ($32 per person) also are available, with a wine flight option. For reservations, call 932-7818 or visit restaurant-stl.com.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 pm
As leaders of their households and in the community, women play a vital role in the health of those around them. Each year, St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award celebrates women who not only stay active in improving their own health, but also inspire better health in others. Here, read more about what makes this year’s winners healthy role models.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 pm
The western reaches of the St. Louis area are getting some quality restaurants to satisfy diners' desire for food and drink that's a bit more elevated. One of the latest arrivals to the scene is Prasino, which recently opened in St. Charles.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 pm
This husband-and wife team met while living in Chicago, worked together on organic farms in Australia and New Zealand and now runs St. Louis vegetarian food truck Lulu's Local Eatery, complete with truck-rooftop garden.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 pm
In our quest to mine St. Louis' delicious ethnic cuisines, we made our way to The Grove's Everest Café. When we finally pushed back from the table, the only things on our minds were how had we not stopped in before and when could we return.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 pm
Many recall the childhood verse, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Originating from a 1920s song of the same title recorded by a band called Waring’s Pennsylvanians, it certainly has inspired children and adults alike to indulge in the cool, delicious treat.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 pm
Kraftig Light, brewed by St. Louis' William K. Busch Brewing Company, took top honors in the American-style Light Beer category at the North American Beer Awards, held earlier this month in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The brew bested entries from many of the biggest names in beer in the country, including Anheuser-Busch's Michelob Ultra and Budweiser Select, which took second and third places, respectively.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Despite the vibrant food culture here in St. Louis, there's still a dearth of quality vegetarian and vegan dining options around town. Frida's Deli, which opened last summer in U. City, is doing its part to rectify this situation, offering up a nice selection of veggie-centric fare, as well as raw, low-glycemic, gluten- and oil-free choices.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 pm
Chill Cool Frozen Yogurt in Clayton will be celebrating its third anniversary on Friday, April 19. At 3:30 p.m. that day, Fredbird will make an appearance to hand out limited-edition Chill batting-helmet bowls with frozen yogurt purchases. The store also will present its third annual donation to Friends of Kids With Cancer during the celebration. By the way, Chill has some new spring flavors on the menu: Root Beer Float, Mango Sorbet and Pina Colada.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 pm
SweetArt Bake Shop in the Shaw neighborhood is a marriage of food and art. And that works out beautifully for owners Cbabi and Reine Bayoc, who happen to be husband and wife.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Kudos to chef STEPHEN GONTRAM and the crew at 5 Star Burgers. The Clayton burger joint recently made eater.com's list of The 25 Hottest Hamburgers in America Right Now.
Monday, November 19, 2012 10:54 am
Story: Matt has comfortably hung out with Jesus for years in Portland, Ore. Or, at least, with whom he thought was Jesus. A chance encounter with St. Peter at a vegan restaurant leads to the disturbing realization, thanks to Pete’s explanation, that Matt’s invisible pal is merely an “imaginary Jesus,” affable though he may be.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:00 pm
In a whirlwind of just five short years—and four locations—business partners Maddie Earnest and Patrick Horine have made their mark on the St. Louis food scene with Local Harvest Grocery, Cafe and Catering.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:00 am
All nonprofits planning events next year, take note: Butler's Pantry has announced it will donate $2,013 to each non-profit organization that hosts an event at its Palladium Saint Louis event space in 2013.
The two-in-one moisturizing and exfoliating vegan formula in LUSH Buffy Body Butter contains cocoa and shea butter with ground rice, almonds and aduki beans for scrubbing and softening skin�and buffing away unwanted cellulite! $12, available at LUSH St. Louis Galleria and Macy�s West County Center.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:15 pm
Our story begins with uptight Manhattan attorney Diane (Catherine Keener), who is discussing the seating arrangements for a dinner party with her uptight Manhattan-attorney husband, Mark (Kyle MacLachlan). It is at that inopportune time that he chooses to tell her he wants a divorce. Stunned, if not saddened, Diane loads up her daughter, Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen), and son, Jake (Nat Wolff), and heads up to Woodstock, N.Y. There, she reunites with her estranged mother, Grace (Jane Fonda), a tried-and-true flower child, and the love-in begins.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:37 am
- Araka has debuted its new spring menu, which adds to its cocktail list as well as some new vegan and vegetarian dishes like seared tofu and chilled avocado, spinach and sorrel soup.
- U. City Loop favorite Snarf’s has signed on to take space in the new Mercantile Exchange building on Washington Avenue for location No. 2, joining other local eateries Robust and Pi, which already have committed to the development. Snarf’s co-owner JODI ARONSON tells us she hopes to open the doors sometime this fall. The menu will be the same as the Loop locale with the addition of breakfast and coffee offerings. Some of the Colorado Snarf’s locations, where the chain originated, already offer breakfast, and the menu can be seen at eatsnarfs.com. Aronson also says the new place will be open seven days a week and will feature delivery and catering services, as well as beer and wine.
- It’s been announced that popular artisan bread purveyor Red Guitar Bread will soon be opening a retail storefront at 3125 Cherokee Street.
- Beer fans have plenty of choices for hops-related activities this weekend. Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is hosting Maifest 2012 on Saturday, May 12, from noon until 11 p.m. at its Midtown location, 3229 Washington Ave. The brewery will be debuting a special bock beer just for the occasion, and there will be food courtesy of The Block, Smoki-O’s and the St. Louis BBQ Society. The event is open to the public and no tickets are required. Also on the 12th, The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton is hosting its Beerfest 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be food from the Seoul Taco food truck, and plenty of beers from local favorites, including 4 Hands Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, Schlafly, Charleville and Boulevard Brewing Company, among others. Admission is $5, and reservations aren’t required.
- Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar will be hosting an Old World and New World Chardonnay class on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Guests will learn about the various styles and interpretations of this popular wine. The cost is $50 per person and includes a bottle of wine. Call 636-449-6700 or go to balabanswine.com for more info.
- Purus Vodka, handled by local spirits company Pure Holdings, recently doubled its distribution. The premium spirit can now be found in Illinois, Texas, North Carolina and New Mexico. The brand has been available in Missouri, Arizona, Florida and Ohio since it was launched in 2011.
BARR-CO. Oatmeal and Shea Butter Lotion soothes and layers on a protective barrier to keep skin moisturized. Hand-crafted, vegan and made in St. Louis. $30, available at K. Hall Designs.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:23 am
Many of the products in your beauty arsenal might be natural or organic, paraben-free, gluten-free or vegan…but does that really make them better for you? We wanted to find out, so we talked to aesthetician Sladjana Orescanin of Mitchell James Salon—and were happy to find that, in many cases, the answer is yes!
Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:12 pm
- Chef VITO RACANELLI has announced that he’s no longer
affiliated with Onesto Pizzeria & Trattoria. He made the break
in order to fully concentrate his efforts on his latest project,
Mad Tomato, which just unveiled its new winter menu. The Clayton
eatery also has announced a new charitable giving initiative, with
a goal of raising $10,000 this year for area charities through
- Medianoche, the latest project from MIKE RANDOLPH of The Good
Pie, opened recently in Clayton. The restaurant is open in the
evenings, and shares space with Randolph’s breakfast and brunch
spot, Half & Half, which is open during the day. Medianoche
features Mexican cuisine, and a bar program that specializes in
South American spirits and creative cocktails.
- Urban Chestnut Brewing Company just celebrated its first
anniversary and got a pretty nice gift: Ratebeer.com just declared
the brewery to be one of the top five new breweries in the world.
It also rates the brewpub as one of the world’s best!
- Congratulations also are due to local favorite Amighetti’s,
which made Parade magazine’s list on Top 10 Super Bowl eats for its
- Veteran St. Louis broadcaster DAVID CRAIG is hosting a new
weekly show, Food Talk STL, on 590-The Fan, KFNS, on Saturdays from
11 a.m. until noon. The program will feature conversations with
area restaurants staffers, wine and beer experts and members of
local and national food media. More info, which debuted Feb. 4, is
available at foodtalkstl.com.
- A new culinary collaboration between local chef ERIC BRENNER
and entrepreneur AARON GREENWALD called BOLD Organics is bringing
gourmet gluten-, dairyand GMO-free frozen pizzas to area stores, as
well as locations nationwide. The pies are available locally at
area Dierberg’s stores, and on the Washington University Danforth
campus, and will be on the shelves at area Straub’s stores in mid-
February, and at Schnucks, Shop ‘N Save and Whole Foods stores
soon. The pizzas come in four varieties, including vegan cheese,
veggie lovers, and two meat pizzas that are nitrate-free, as
- Chef ERIC KELLY at Scape American Bistro in the CWE is hosting
an in-house Iron Chef competition at the restaurant. Each week,
he’ll challenge his staff to create a five-course tasting menu
using a secret ingredient, which must be used in every course. The
menu will then be offered in either three-, four- or five-course
versions in the dining room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The weekly challenge goes through March 24. Get the details at
Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:28 am
- James Beard Award-winning chef and St. Louis native PATRICK
CONNOLLY will be the star attraction at a very special dinner on
Saturday, March 10, at Chandler Hill Vineyards. Connolly, the
executive chef at The Kitchen in New York City, has done time in
some of the best restaurants on the East Coast, including BoBo in
NYC and Radius in Boston. The dinner will consist of four to five
courses, created by Connolly and Chandler Hills chef COREY
ELLSWORTH. The cost for the event is $89 per person, with a wine
pairing option. For reservations, call 636-798-2675 or
- Southside favorite SweetArt has introduced a new menu,
featuring baked savory items. The plan is to switch up themenu
weekly and use asmany seasonal ingredients that are available. Look
for four to six different (vegetarian and/or vegan) ‘pies’
eachweek. There alsowill be aweekly seasonal salad and soup. Those
with a sweet tooth, don’t fret; dessert pies, cupcakes, cookies and
bars will still be available.
- MIKE WARHOVER has joined the kitchen team at chef BRIAN
HARDESTY’s new eatery, Root.Warhover and Hardesty worked together
before at the now-shuttered Terrene in theCWE.Most
recently,Warhover was executive chef at Bailey’s Range.*
- Harvest in Richmond Heights will be serving Sunday brunch from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 5. The menu will include shrimp
and grits, smoked salmon, Belgian waffles and crepes, among other
- The 15th annual LoRusso’s Pasta Bowl is taking place on Monday,
Jan. 30, at LoRusso’s Cucina. This year, three winners frompast
years will go up against each other, with the winner securing a
spot on the regularmenu for the next year. Every time it’s ordered,
$2 will be donated to Operation Food Search. Cost to attend is $65
per person plus gratuity. Reservations can bemade by calling
647-6222, ext. 102, or go to lorussos.com.
- 4 Hands Brewing Company now has its beers available at 20 area
bars and restaurants, including both locations of International Tap
House, The Crow’s Nest in Maplewood and Bailey’s Range downtown.
Look for 4 Hands brews in bottles in the near future, too.
- The Missouri Winefest is back for its 26th year. The event will
be held Feb. 11 and 12 fromnoon until 5 p.m. atWestport Plaza. More
than 50 wines from Missouri wineries will be available for tasting
and purchase. Cost to attend is $20 per person, and proceeds
benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Info at westportstl.
com, or call 576-7100.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 4:42 pm
Another year has passed, and 2011 brought us a treasure trove of
absurd and egregious celebrity incidents. As the television
industry increasingly rewards shameless behavior, celebrities
continue to deliver short-lived marriages, DWIs, high profile feuds
and, of course, procreation.