Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The owners and baristas at Blueprint Coffee, which is set to open in the Delmar Loop this summer, will bring experience from Kaldi's and Half & Half.
When Blueprint Coffee opens on Delmar Boulevard this summer, it will be with no shortage of staff expertise. Partner Mike Marquard is the current coffee expert at Clayton's Half & Half and a former Kaldi's barista, and Kevin Reddy and Andrew Timko are fixtures at Kaldi's, RFT's Gut Check reports. Two baristas will bring experience from Kaldi's and Kayak's. Find out more about the new business on Gut Check. Blueprint Coffee will share a building with Mission Taco Joint and Chubbie's.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Would you pay $1 for the reusable plastic cup now available at St. Louis area Starbucks coffee shops?
In an effort to lesson the load of trash from disposable cups, Starbucks is now offering a new reusable tumbler. The Seattle-based coffee company is now selling the plastic cups for $1 at St. Louis coffee shops, including the locations in University City and the Delmar Loop. The cups bear the Starbucks logo and resembling the paper cups. Starbucks is also offering a ten cent discount for each refill. According to USA Today, the $1 tumbler is reportedly the latest effort to address criticism and reduce the amount of disposable items that clutter landfills or end up as litter. Prior to the reusable tumbler, Starbucks already offered a 10-cent discount to customers who brought in a reusable mug. The company's goal is reportedly to serve 5…
Friday, March 18, 2011
Join us in Richmond Heights for free coffee and giveaways.
Patch is the new kid in town in terms of providing community news and information. In order to spread the word about our offerings and meet the people who already know about us, our Clayton-Richmond Heights and University City editors will be at Schnucks in Richmond Heights on Saturday. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Friday, February 18, 2011
The first installment of this occasional column surveys the working conditions at Bread Co. branches, including University City.
If you frequent St. Louis Bread Company (known to those outside St. Louis as Panera) you can hardly fail to notice people working. Yes, the employees are busy serving up soups, sandwiches and scones. But I'm talking about the people hunched over their laptops and talking business over coffee and bagels. “We see interviews taking place. There’s cubicle zombies that are looking to get out of their office and sit down with a cup of coffee," said area director Don Hutcheson. "It's a real big escape for lots of people." I am one of those people. Patch does not have offices, so I divide my time between a desk in my spare bedroom and tables at cafés. Bread Co. is ideal for lots of reasons. Plenty of locations around Metro St. Louis? Check. Clean…
This week, Patch Picks features places to brunch in University City.
After record snowfalls and school closings all winter, this rare burst of spring gives everyone spring fever. In celebration of this good weather, we have six places to grab a leisurely brunch. Jilly's Cupcake Bar and Cafe: Brunch is served on Sat- Sun 9-3 pm. On the menu: French Toast, Brisket Hash and Eggs a Breakfast Burrito and of course cupcakes for dessert. I can personally attest to their huge yummy cupcakes! Market Pub House: Sunday Munch Brunch goes from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Features $10 Bottomless Mimosas. McDonald’s: If you're in a rush a tried and true place to grab breakfast is McDonald's. You can’t go wrong with a Big Breakfast with Hotcakes or an Egg McMuffin. For healthier fare there is always Fruit Maple Oatmeal. St. …