Monday, November 12, 2012
Everything you need to know for the week of Nov. 11-18 in University City.
Welcome to Looped In, your look at what's coming up this week in University City. Fall leaf collections continue in University City. To find out when your neighborhood's leaves will be collected, click here. The Veterans Day holiday will be celebrated today, so there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday. Monday, Nov. 12 Tuesday, Nov. 13 Wednesday, Nov. 14 Thursday, Nov. 15 Saturday, Nov. 17
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Proceeds from the festive cards benefit those in need of food this holiday season in the St. Louis area.
Operation Food Search is selling holiday greeting cards with proceeds going toward the purchase food to benefit local men, women, and children in need of basic daily basic sustenance. Operation Food Search holiday cards are available in sets of 25 cards for $25. The OFS holiday greeting cards feature its signature red tomato as a festive holiday ornament. Personalization is available for large quantity orders. Inside, each card is the following message: Sending you warmest thoughts and best wishes as you celebrate the season. The back of each card features the OFS logo, its misson statement and a message about the benefit of the card purchase. See the attached PDF to view the full card. Operation Food Search Established in 1981 to …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Nov. 15 meal will benefit the No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Operation Food Search (OFS) is hosting a collaborative six-course meal that pairs food from talented local chefs with top area microbreweries’ artisan beers at a benefit to help end childhood hunger. The OFS inaugural “Brewtopian Dinner” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, at City Cottage on Chouteau (formerly King Louie’s and Revival), 3800 Chouteau in Midtown St. Louis. For more information, please call (314) 726-5355 ext. 23. At the Brewtopian Dinner, guests will enjoy a delicious and unique six-course fall meal featuring beer as an ingredient in each course, with special beer pairings under the direction of chefs from Catering St. Louis, The Melting Pot, Operation Food Search, Nico, The Beerhouse at River City Casino, and Kakao …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Check out our round up of volunteer opportunities.
Looking for ways to help? Patch has a few for you. American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteers are needed and will receive free training. Red Cross volunteers help save lives... and what could be more fulfilling than that? Join our team and help us help others! If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, go to our website and complete an online volunteer application form. Help With Community Thanksgiving Service Member congregations of the St. Charles Ministerial Alliance will share in a community Thanksgiving Service oat 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ. The church is located at 3115 Elm Street. Participating churches and their clergy will share in leadership. The offering will go to the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday is Food Day 2012. Eat out at Operation Food Search and help feed hungry children in the area.
In honor of Food Day 2012, Operation Food Search is hosting a pop up lunch between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at its distribution center at 6282 Olive in University City, prepared by Chef John Johnson from River City Casino and Lumière Place Casino and Hotels. Brown bag to-go lunches are available while supplies last for a $10 donation to No Kid Hungry, an awareness and advocacy campaign to end childhood hunger. For more information, or to pre-order lunch, contact Karen Klaus at (314) 726-5355, extension 23 or karen.klaus@OperationFoodSearch.org. Lunch options include: The public is also welcome to tour Operation Food Search’s distribution center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during Food Day and/or drop in to stuff backpacks …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The annual Greater St. Louis Restaurant week is Oct. 12-21.
Want to check out a great St. Louis area restaurant and give back to the community at the same time? If so, Greater St. Louis Restaurant Week is for you. Eat out at any participating restaurant, starting today, and 10 percent of the fixed-price, multi-course meal will benefit Operation Food Search. Restaurant week continues until Oct. 21. The articipating restaurants will offer fixed-price multi-course menus at lunch ($15) and dinner ($30) during Greater St. Louis Restaurant Week to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy new dining experiences. Ten percent of the price of each fixed-price meal purchased during Greater St. Louis Restaurant Week will be donated to Operation Food Search's Operation Backpack program. Eighty-five percent of…
To kick off the ultimate dinner and a show concept, members of the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association treated the Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey star pachyderms to a free lunch Thursday.
Dinner and a show may never be the same after this week’s Greater St Louis Restaurant Week, Oct 12-21, which coincides with the opening engagement of Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ "Dragon" and Circus Flora’s first dinner theater production, "A Celtic Night Circus: Tír na nÓg." It’s an unforgettable opportunity to experience the ultimate sensory experience only the circus and St Louis’ finest chefs can serve up. To kick off the ultimate dinner and a show concept, members of the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association on Thursday treated the Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey star pachyderms to a free lunch of elephant gourmet fare – apples, watermelon, lettuce and of course, artisan bread. While the mostly vegan friendly …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ice skaters from the show came to University City-based Operation Food Search Tuesday to stuff food in backpacks.
The cast of Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove aims to help kids in the cities they visit. The cast stuffed backpacks for Operation Food Search’s Operation Backpack program. The cast, including The Incredibles, stuffed backpacks with a little help from preschoolers from Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Center. Operation Backpack provides food for the 85 percent of children enrolled in St. Louis public schools who rely on free or reduced-cost meal programs. For those children, weekends can be filled with hunger, as they often go home to houses with little or no food. To see additional photos, check out our Facebook photo gallery. Backpacks filled with nutritious, kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare foods are given to children on Friday before …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Operation Food Search to benefit from July tomato dish restaurant campaign.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The University City restaurant won the popular vote at a grass-fed beef burger contest.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Winslow’s Home, in University City, apparently knows what people like to eat. The specialty restaurant won the popular vote at the Brentwood Galleria Whole Food’s Grass-Fed Beef Cook-Off for the second year in a row. Pimento cheese, coleslaw on a brioche bun was chef Cary McDowell’s winning recipe. The chef called his winning burger “Summer” 2012. Each of the six St. Louis area eateries entered started with 60 pounds of grass fed beef from Rain Crow Ranch. Bailey’s Range, Five Bistro, The Acero and Sidney Street Café all had their own take on the classic grilled burger. Sidney Street Café won the judges’ prize. Each winning teams won the opportunity to name a charity to receive $500. Winslow’s Home chose Operation Back Pack, an Operation …