Monday, May 20, 2013
RFT readers ranked the U City eateries the best in St. Louis for these Mexican dishes.
Craving Mexican food? There’s no shortage of options in U City, but two reign supreme. RFT readers chose Mi Ranchito as the St. Louis area’s favorite place for both burritos and salsa, the publication revealed in its Restaurants 2013 guide. “If you can pull yourself away from the killer margs or colorful murals long enough to focus on the menu at Mi Ranchito, head straight for the burritos,” RFT advises. Runners up include Chimichanga’s Mexican Restaurant, Torillaria, El Maguey and Pueblo Solis. The restaurant’s variety of salsas pulled it past Tortillaria, Pueblo Solis, Hacienda and Chava’s Mexican Restaurant to be called the ‘best.’ Their margaritas ranked third. The guacamole at Pueblo Solis did manage to keep Mi Ranchito’s in second. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A look at what's playing this week at University City's independent theatre.
Welcome to Times at the Tivoli, a weekly look at what's playing at U City's independent theater. Each week we will look at what is playing at the Tivoli Theatre. Playing the week of May 17-23 are: *Times provided by Moviefone. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The popular 'Always a Bridesmaid" event is coming up at The Melting Pot.
Spring is here and with it lots of events in University City restaurants. Always a Bridesmaid The Melting Pot "Always a Bridesmaid" event on Thursday, June 20, at the restaurant in the Delmar Loop. Over 100 women put on their old bridesmaid's dress and for dinner last year. A special menu and complimentary cocktails await each guest. The four course menu and drinks are $35 per person. Call 314-725-4141 to reserve a table. Pita Pit The Pita Pit has now opened in the East Loop, next to Tavolo V. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the East Loop location is owned by 24-year-old Jordan Martin, who fell in love with Pita Pit in college. Mission Taco Mission Taco Joint has gotten a lot of love since it opened at the end of February. …
There are dozens of places to get this comfort food around the city--but why wouldn't you go to the one that specializes in it?
Feign your surprise, folks: RFT readers chose Cheese-ology, 6602 Delmar Blvd. in University City, as the St. Louis area's favorite place for mac and cheese, the publication revealed in its Restaurants 2013 guide. “Even with a seemingly narrow focus on cheesy noodles, the menu’s interpretations of this comfort food favorite are broad,” according to RFT. “Besides the ‘Classic’ (with American and cheddar), there are mac & cheeses packed with bacon (the ‘Bacon Bacon,’ naturally), spike with hot sauce (the ‘Buffalo Chicken’) and studded with tender steak (the ‘Philly Cheese’).” They also got a nod for their meat-free and vegan options. Runners up included Plush, Sweetie Pie’s, Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Cleveland-Heath. What’s your favorite …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Nelly will play a benefit for Vatterott College.
University City's own Nelly is coming home to play the Delmar Loop. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nelly will play The Pageant on Aug. 3. The event is a fundraiser for Vatterott College. Tickets for the event are $36 and will go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday, the Post reports. Nelly's Ex'Treme Institute is part of Vatterott College. See our previous coverage: Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Strike efforts began on Wednesday at Jimmy John's and McDonald's locations, and continue this week across the area.
Striking fast food workers across St. Louis took to the streets Thursday afternoon in University City. On Wednesday workers from Jimmy John's and McDonald's stores walked out in a push for respect through better pay and improved working conditions. Shannon Garth-Rhodes, spokesperson with the effort, said some Jimmy John's employees were subjected to forms of mental abuse. Garth-Rhodes told Patch this is part of a fight for the right to form a union without retaliation. "Workers will strike for a $15 per hour wage floor and to take a stand against unfair retaliation targeting workers who are sticking together to speak out for better jobs," she said. Striking workers gathered at Kingsland and Delmar for a rally march to Church's Chicken. A …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The new project will provide a space for teenage artists to create.
University City teenagers are spearheading a research project that will create a teen arts lab in the Delmar Loop. The Community Studio Inspiring Research, Knowledge and Leadership Teen ARTS Lab. Part of the task force was seeking to find safe places for teenagers to hang out in University City. Once that task force completed its findings, some of its teenage members wanted to take another step and find a space for creative teenagers to express themselves through art. Deborah Horsfall-Morley is one of the volunteers helping the young people. She said the current group of 5-6 teenager leaders is looking to add a few more people to their ranks. The group is looking for additional juniors and seniors in high school to intern this summer. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Celebrate Mother's Day with the special women in your life by indulging in some omelettes, pancakes and mimosas!
Mother's Day is the perfect time to treat the moms, grandmas, sisters and aunts in your life! Celebrate the holiday, which falls on Sunday, May 12 this year, by enjoying a delicious brunch at a favorite restaurant in University City. Reservations for Easter Brunch can be made directly with the restaurants or on Open Table. There are quite a few brunch choices in University City, including: And if going out to brunch isn't your style, a chocolate chip pancake breakfast in bed will brighten any mom's day. TELL US: Are you taking your mom to brunch on Mother's Day? If so, where are you celebrating? Share in the comments below.
Monday, May 6, 2013
How many Cornells were born in 1974? What year was Chuck the most popular? How many babies got your name the year you were born? Explore our database of Missouri baby names from 1910 to 2011.
University City incorporated to become a city in 1906 and E.G. Lewis, publisher of Womans’ Magazine and the Woman’s Farm Journal served as the city's first mayor. According to the Missouri Database of baby names, there were 16 babies named Lewis born in the state in 1910, the first year of the database. What about some of University City's other famous sons and daughters? In 1974, the year Cornell "Nelly" Haynes was born, there were no other boys born with that name. Talk about one of a kind. The most popular year for Cornells in Missouri was 1962, when 18 were born. Chuck Berry, the musical icon who plays monthly at Blueberry Hill, was born in 1926. There were 1,054 boys named Charles that year—and five girls as well. In 1972, when Joe …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Get there early to experience the mayhem of Free Comic Book Day.
It's the most wonderful day of the year for comic book junkies: Free Comic Book Day. Star Clipper in University City, kicked off the event a day early with a book signing and special showing of the film Tank Girl at the Tivoli Theatre. Star Clipper will feature comics from Archie, Dark Horse, DC, Image, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many more today at the store in the Delmar Loop. Check out the video produced by Star Clipper of the 2013 Free Comic Book Day, posted to the store's YouTube Channel. The schedule of events includes: See our previous coverage: