Friday, May 3, 2013
The Delmar Boulevard restaurant made an appearance in several categories of Riverfront Times' Restaurants 2013 guide.
Joe Edwards is often credited for bringing life to the Loop, and his first U City venture, Blueberry Hill, has become an iconic St. Louis favorite. So it is any surprise that RFT readers nominated Blueberry Hill in several categories for the publication’s Restaurants 2013 guide? The restaurant swept past Venice Café, Broadway Oyster Bar, The Fountain on Locust and City Diner to receive the 'Favorite Décor' honor. “It’s like the whole of American pop culture from the 1950s through the present day was gathered into a single entity, shot out of a cannon, and the best bits floated back down to Earth before coming to rest inside this block-long restaurant, bar and music venue,” according to RFT. Blueberry Hill ranked second for “Favorite …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Plus, great vegetarian dishes and a new coffee shop.
Midwest Living's St. Louis Trip Guide highlights some of the best of University City and the Delmar Loop. Among its top picks: Take an Asian Tour of U City The Riverfront Times Gut Check Blog recently took a tour down Olive Blvd. to taste the best of U City's Asian corridor. Among its top picks are Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant, Frank & Helen's Pizzeria, Lu Lu Seafood, Royal Chinese BBQ, Shu Feng, Dao Tien Vietnamese BistroPho LongDe Palm Tree and Nobu's. To read the full story and see the Olivette picks, click here. Vegetarian Fare Patch has told you about the great vegetarian fare at Frida's Deli. But did you know that Tavolo V has a variety of Italian vegetarian options. Check out the full review on theRFT's Veggielante blog.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
See how your favorite University City restaurants fared on recent St. Louis County Health Department inspections.
Restaurant inspections in University City are conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health. Patch has a summary of the public reports affecting area eating and drinking establishments reviewed in January and February. Grade rankings range from A (highest) to C (lowest). Report comments and explanations are provided in Patch's summary. Follow-up inspections are noted, other visits are routine. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd. Inspection date: Jan. 25 Grade: A (100) Comments: A customer made a complaint to the St. Louis County Health Department that they suffered gastritis after consuming a wagyu burger meal (medium well burger and egg over easy). The compaintant was hospitalized with possible salmonella, according to the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The first 50 cheerers who arrive will receive a FREE GO! St. Louis T-shirt and complimentary breakfast.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Four popular and up-and-coming St. Louis bands will headline a special music benefit to draw attention to the dangers of driving while tired.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tim Ezell and Angie Mock stopped by "the heart of the Loop," played in the snow, and highlight some of Delmar's best cuisine.
Fox 2 News was on Delmar Friday morning, Feb. 22, as anchors highlighted spots in the Loop--and had some fun in the snow. The crew visited Eclipse Restaurant, Nico and Three Kings Public House. In the above video, FOX2 sits down (well, stands up) with Joe Edwards of Blueberry Hill. Tim Ezell and Angie Mock also helped U City crews clean up the snowy streets after last week's storm. Ezell foregoes the shovel and digs right in with his hands. Then they partook in a snowball fight in front of Fitz's. (FYI--Most of the businesses mentioned have also earned nominations in ALIVE Magazine’s Readers’ Choice poll) See what else happened during FOX2's visit to University City: Read the latest on the Loop from Patch:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Legendary musician was featured at the 2013 St. Louis Arts Awards on Monday.
Chuck Berry, often described as the poet laureate of rock and roll, was feted with a repertoire of his famous musical riffs and lyrical hits performed by guitarist Billy Peek at the 2013 St. Louis Arts Awards ceremony Monday at the Chase Park Plaza. Berry, 86, received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award as part of A&E’s kick-off to its 50th anniversary celebration. This past October the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum awarded Berry the American Music Masters Award, its highest honor. Berry, the Museum’s first inductee (1986), still performs monthly at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop. Presented since 1992, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the preeminent award ceremony honoring individuals who achieve a legacy …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A memorial service was held Friday night in Florissant.
Family and friends gathered at the Shalom Church City of Peace in Florissant on Friday night to honor the life and legacy of St. Louis native and R&B Soul and Gospel star Fontella Bass. Bass died on Dec. 26 after a heart attack and complications from pneumonia. She suffered a heart attack on Dec. 2 and did not fully recover, according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to Fox2News, one of Bass' most prized accomplishments was getting a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. A tribute also took place at Blueberry Hill. Bass was best known for her 1965 hit, Rescue Me, which she sang and co-wrote. The song sold over a million copies and was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B Chart for four weeks in 1965. Fontella continued …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A look at all the places you can go if you need to escape your family or do a bit of last minute shopping this holiday season.
With Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday this year, many people have long weekends ahead of them. Looking to get out of the house on Christmas Eve or Christmas? We've got a list of where you can go in University City. This Weekend Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 Christmas Day, Dec. 25 Know of any other openings/closings we should report? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
News and updates from our favorite places to eat in University City and the Delmar Loop.
Lots of food news to report in the University City area. Fortel's Coming to U City Fortel's Pizza Den is opening in University City at 7359 Forsyth. The sixth St. Louis area location will be near Washington University. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the new location will open in mid-December. The 2,600-square-foot restaurant will seat 75 indoors with another 16 seats outdoors. Fortel's has locations in Affton, Ballwin Creve Coeur, Kirkwood and Fairview Heights. New Thai Restaurant Fork & Stix is now open in the East Loop. The Thai restaurant opened in the former Selam Ethopian Restaurant. According to the Riverfront Times, Fork & Stix features northern Thai food and specialities from the Bangkok area. Classic Blues Games at …