Thursday, March 21, 2013
Try some of the best coffee in the area this weekend and April 6.
In need of a caffeine fix, anyone? If so, Mid-County is the place to be for the next few weeks. Clayton Caffeine Crawl The Clayton Caffeine Crawl is Saturday, March 23. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The crawl begins at Kaldi's roasting facility, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, with participants then boarding buses for demonstrations and sampling area restaurants. Participants include: The $35 entry fee includes transportation, coffee samples, bottled water, a gift bag and a raffle ticket. Purchase tickets here. Maplewood Coffee Crawl If you can't get enough, Maplewood is holding the fourth annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl on April 6. The self-guided tour is free with registration. Art House, Goshen, Kaldi's, Kuva, Riley…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Josh Galliano is teaming up with a '95 Kirkwood High graduate who has worked in Chicago and New York.
Since Monarch closed in March 2012, acclaimed St. Louis chef Josh Galliano hasn't had a place to call his own. It's been announced, in STLtoday, that Galliano and husband-and-wife restaurateurs Nick and Audra Luedde will open the Libertine, in Clayton. They're calling the concept a "re-imagined neighborhood eatery," with small and large plates ranging from $6 to $22, backed by a wine, cocktail and craft beer program. Lease details are being finalized, but St. Louis Magazine's George Mahe reports the Libertine will be located at 7927 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton, a space vacated last year by Chez Leon. Once open, Libertine will serve dinner daily, with lunch service coming later. The article states that Nick Luedde, 36, graduated from …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch first told you the new business was on its way in early November. Opening day was Wednesday.
The newest business to open its doors in Olivette is Arena Liquor, which opened in the Olivette Center shopping plaza next to Party City on Wednesday. Workers were still hanging "Now Open" banners in the front window and lugging ladders around under the high ceilings of the new retailer when Patch visited to check in early Wednesday afternoon. "We just opened a couple of hours ago," said co-owner Mukesh Shah. "This is all new to us, opening in this location." He said for now, the store at 9612A Olive Blvd., will have hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but that they were experimenting a little. The hours of the local chain's main store on Hampton Avenue in Dogtown are 10 a.m. to midnight. Arena also has locations in Hazelwood and Columbia, MO.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The bakery that specializes in 3-D cakes and alcohol-infused cupcakes will be moving to a new location in North County.
Cakes by Nette, the popular Olivette bakery that specializes in 3-D cakes like you've find on TV's Ace of Cakes, will be closing shop in its Olive Boulevard location on Dec. 22. Owner Shannette Redd announced the move on her Facebook page, prompting Suzanne Epstein-Lang, a fan of Olivette Patch, to comment: "So sad for our community." Redd was not ready to announce where the new location will be, other than to say it will be somewhere in North County. Redd said she started the business out of her home in North County before moving into the location at 9639 Olive Blvd. four years ago. She said it would take her three to four weeks to get her new location set up. "It's just a better move for the business. Business was fine, I just think it …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
For $50, members of a food subscription service receive a week's worth of fresh and local meat, produce, eggs, dairy and more.
Patrons of Kirkwood's Local Harvest Grocery now have an easy and exciting way to try new fresh food every week. The organic and local grocer has started a food subscription service called "Weekly Harvest." For $50 a week, subscribers receive a box that contains a week's worth of groceries, including fresh and local meat, produce, eggs, dairy and other locally grown or produced items. Vegetarian boxes are available as well. "It's really nice for people who want to consume local food year round and want to try new things," said Maddie Earnest, a co-owner of Local Harvest. How It Works Each week the Local Harvest employee heading up Weekly Harvest will send out an email to subscribers with information about where selected foods come from and…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The new restaurant opened Thursday.
Chef Gerard Craft's Niche opened in Clayton on Thursday. According to the Riverfront Times, the new location stands next-door to Craft's Pastaria. Niche is located at 7734 Forsyth Blvd. The hours posted on Niche's website are 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more on Niche and Pastaria, see our previous stories: