Sunday, March 3, 2013
Diners can stop by through March 9.
Araka is closing its doors this spring, and a steakhouse is already eyeing its space, according to information in St. Louis Magazine. Customers can still dine at Araka through March 9, the magazine reports, before it undergoes a major renovation to become 801 Chophouse. Read the full St. Louis Magazine report. The restaurant opened in 2007, according to Riverfront Times’ Gut Check blog, but battled closing rumors throughout 2012. Other recent Clayton and Richmond Heights business news:
Friday, February 22, 2013
Fire broke out at a home in the 6400 block of Cecil Avenue at 4 a.m.
The Ladue Fire Department is one of several community departments to assist the Clayton Fire Department in battling a two-alarm residential blaze in Clayton this morning. A fire broke out at a two-story home in the 6400 block of Cecil Avenue. All of the occupants got out safely and were assisted by the American Red Cross. KSDK reports on this early morning blaze in Clayton.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The $1 million project is slated for completion in April.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has announced a $1 million renovation to The Lobby Lounge and Bar. The new look of The Lobby Lounge is designed around the theme, “Rhythm and Martinis,” which infuses the traditional Ritz-Carlton elegance with renewed energy and the social air of a modern club. A favorite gathering spot featuring light fare, afternoon tea, a legendary lineup of over 200 martinis, and live entertainment, The Lobby Lounge receives gold leaf embellishments to its coved ceiling and the luxe-lacquer wall behind its mahogany bar. Titanium gold granite will top the bar while brass accents frame the bar’s illuminated vellum front. New, Deco-inspired glass screens are introduced between columns within the bar, adding more interest as …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Clayton Police said the man couldn't maintain a single lane while driving Jan. 12 on Forsyth Boulevard near Kingsbury Boulevard.
A man faces his third drunk driving charge after Clayton Police said he drove over a curb for about 50 feet and couldn’t stay in a single lane on Forsyth Boulevard Jan. 12. Gregory J. Welch, of the 8000 block of Maryland Avenue in Clayton, was charged Jan. 13 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. Clayton Police said Welch was weaving as he drove in and out near Forsyth and Kingsbury boulevards Jan. 12. When officers pulled him over, they said he appeared to be drunk. Welch took a breathalyzer test, which showed his blood-alcohol content to be .146 percent, according to the police report. Welch has two previous DWI convictions, one in St. Louis County in 1999 and second in St. Charles County in 1995. He posted 10 percent …
Friday, January 25, 2013
KMOX will hold tryouts for an on-air position starting tonight at J. Bucks in Clayton.
Have you always wanted to be a sports reporter covering the St. Louis Cardinals? You can get your chance tonight. KMOX is holding auditions to find a sports correspondent to report from Jupiter, FL this March. According to KMOX, the sports correspondent will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with players and coaches, report back on KMOX and be featured on the station's web site. See our story on the 2012 auditions. Kevin Wheeler, host of the Dave Sinclair Ford Sports Open Line, will be broadcasting live from each of the audition locations. Auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. at J. Buck’son the following days: The Audition Process Contestants will read a 60 second sportscast written by KMOX staff. Each contestant will be …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The ban would be similar to the those passed by other St. Louis area cities.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, wants to pass legislation that would restrict funeral protests. (Read Previous Story: Appeals Court Rules Manchester Can Restrict Funeral Protests) Stenger wants legislation that would mirror Creve Coeur's city ordinance which was passed this week by the city council, the Post reports. Creve Coeur and Clayton have both recently passed ordinances similar to Manchester's city ordinance which prohibits protests within 300 feet of a funeral one hour before and one hour after services. Manchester's ordinance was put in place in response to protests like those made by Westboro Baptist Church where members are known for anti-gay protests at the funerals…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The newest steak house in Clayton wants to be your celebration destination.
Brazikat Brazilian Steak and Seafood isn’t your ordinary steak place. Sure, the meat is grilled to perfection over a mesquite wood fire and the portions are plentiful. But Brazikat doesn’t bother with hot plates to keep your steak warm—they bring it out fresh from the grill and carve it right onto your plate. Its already sizzling. Brazikat is known for their all-you-can-eat feasts of twelve different meats, from top sirloin and pork to chicken. Selections of meat are lightly seasoned and roasted over a fire on skewers, then delivered right to your table. The All-You-Can-Eat “Feast of Meats” is $39.95 for a selection of beef, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb. It includes the 35 item gourmet salad bar, mashed potatoes, and caramelized bananas…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This one is easy. Should your grade school kids wear St. Louis Cardinals gear to school each day?
This one is fairly easy, but lets give it a try. Your kid's school, obviously is promoting Cardinals success this week. Your kid wants to go to school decked out in Cards red and white gear every day this week. On to the question? Is this getting to be a bit of overkill, or do we just say "Go Cards Go" and let the kids go head first into the entire week. Your comments on this subject will be greatfully appreciated. We'd love to hear from all the moms, and the dads too.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Zeke Elliott notches 3 more TDs; Peter Schnuck catches 2 TDs and adds an interception.
If they were to pass around game balls following the John Burroughs 56-0 demolition of Clayton Saturday, they’d have to have a lot of them. Many Bombers players on both offense and defense were worthy of recognition. Zeke Elliott scored 3 more TDs, adding to his gaudy total of 28 for the year. That’s 70 TDs the past two seasons for this senior star. Peter Schnuck caught 2 touchdown passes and had an interception. Linebackers Christian Bledsoe and Xavier Bledsoe and Solo Ceesay chased Greyhound QB Jake Brown all over the field. They didn’t yield a point in 4 quarters. Rushil Sheth was perfect on all of his 8 point after kicks. Be our friend on the Ladue-Frontenace Facebook page. But no resting on any laurels for this 7-0 team. They travel …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Week 7 High School Football Schedule Bommarito Automotive FOX Sports Prep Zone.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Information is provided by FOXSportsMidwest. FOXSportsMidwest.com will stream three high school football games live Friday in the Bommarito Automotive FOX Sports Prep Zone, with Saturday’s television game of the week featuring Missouri Class 6 No. 1 CBC at No. 9 DeSmet. Also on the streaming schedule is a St. Louis-area battle between Ladue and Clayton, No. 7 in STLHighSchoolSports.com’s St. Louis small schools rankings; and a Kansas City-area showdown between Missouri Class 5 No. 1(t) Lee’s Summit West and Class 6 No. 8 Raymore-Peculiar. The Oct. 12 Bommarito Automotive FOX Sports Prep Zone schedule was also announced, and features three games with six top 10 teams. Week 7 Schedule Friday, October 5 Live at FOXSportsMidwest.com in the …