Friday, May 24, 2013
Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? For those who prefer something traditional to honor the fallen, place wreaths or flowers at war memorials or grave sites. Head to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to honor veterans. In University City, you can participate in the one of the oldest 5K/10K races in the area, the University City Memorial Day Run. Time to party! Host a barbecue, or attend a local fair or …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The new restaurant is owned by 24-year-old Jordan Martin.
What do you do when you graduate from college, head back to your hometown and start to miss your favorite restaurant? You open one, of course. Jordan Martin, 24, opened Pita Pit this month in the Delmar Loop. He discovered the healthy food chain while he attended Temple University. "I knew I wanted to be in this area," Martin told Patch. "I looked a couple of other locations in the Loop, then over by SLU, but this spot just seemed right." This spot is next to Tavolo V and just across from The Pageant. To accommodate his late night neighbors, Pita Pit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 am. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Pita Pit is the second new Loop business to have late-night hours. Piccione Pastry, on …
St. Louis County Counselor Luke Meiners lived in University City when he was killed in 2008.
The second of two men convicted of killing a St. Louis County Counselor Luke Meiners in 2008 was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Meiners, 38, lived in University City at the time of his death. The St. Louis Post-Distpatch reports that Cleophus King received the same sentence his accomplice received in the case. Ronald Johnson, 25, pled guilty and agreed to cooperate against King, 46. Meiners was killed at King's home in the 5700 block of Waterman Blvd. Quoting from the Post: Prosecutors said Meiners had offered a ride to Johnson, who had befriended him, and who said he needed to go there to do laundry. Prosecutors said King and Johnson planned in advance to rob Meiners, who they suspected had assets worth stealing. Meiners resisted…
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Patch is teaming up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, to get all of your hair and beauty questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Tony Pringle: Tony Pringle, a 31+ year veteran of the cosmetology industry, is a co-owner and hairstylist/makeup artist at Metro Design Studio Salons, a unique concept in the St. Louis cosmetology industry that offers modern, fully-equipped, "self-contained" studio spaces in which top …
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As Memorial Day approaches, it's probably a good idea to gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on its St. Louis work zones for May 23-29.
To help people travel around Missouri this Memorial Day weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is restricting construction work on interstates and state highways. Work on MoDOT projects that would impact travel lanes will stop at noon Friday, May 24. Traffic will still be restricted in areas where there are permanent barriers. Work will resume on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. For the Senior PGA golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Ladue Road is closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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The digging of the garage for the Delmar Loop project could be done by the end of the month, weather permitting.
Work on Washington University's $80 million development in the Delmar Loop has progressed steadily since ground was first broken in February. Now, the digging for the garage is nearly complete. Cheryl Adelstein, Wash U's Director of Community Relations and Local Government Affairs, told the Loop Special Business District that the excavationfor the garage should be done by the end of the month, weather permitting. She added that if things stay on schedule, a roof could be up on the garage by the end of July. Adelstein also provided some other updates via a memo to the city. They include: See our previous coverage: Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.