Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Here's where to enjoy all the fixings and let someone else do the clean-up.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Doug Miner
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
While the Thanksgiving meal, for many, brings memories of a home filled with the smell of cooking turkey, more and more are choosing to eat out for the big meal. The National Restaurant Association estimated that approximately 14 million Americans ate out for Thanksgiving last year, the Huffington Post reported. Thirty-one percent of those who dined out said convenience was the biggest factor in making the choice. Twenty-two percent said it was because they were traveling. How about you? It's easy to have a great meal, then let someone else do the clean-up around St. Louis. The St. Louis Post Dispatch listed some area spots serving Thanksgiving meals. Most restaurants listed are linked to Patch.com sites for more information. Bridgeton …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The suspected scammer, who works in Ladue, has hit at least 10 restaurants in St. Louis, according to Mike Johnson, owner of Sugarfire Smokehouse in Olivette
A one-man scam is suspected of hitting the Sugarfire Smokehouse in Olivette, and according to owner Mike Johnson, the scammer is experienced. Johnson said the scammer has hit 10 other restaurants that Johnson knows of. Johnson talked with the Riverfront Times, which reported the story on Monday. He said the scammer, who works in Ladue, calls restaurants, says his order was mixed up and expects his money back. Johnson said he believed his story at first, but then talked to friends at other restaurants. “They said he’d gotten them too, so I just confronted him when he got here, and that was the end of it,” he said. It was almost the end of it. When the suspected scammer arrived at Sugarfire, Johnson confronted him. “I told him, 'I’m taking …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
From fast food to sit down, there are plenty of choices if you find yourself eating out on Turkey day.
While Thanksgiving Day means getting up before sunrise to put in the turkey and start cooking for many families, some people prefer to avoid the cleanup and eat out instead. Or maybe you misread the directions on your bird or find yourself in a cranberry sauce crisis. Whatever your reason, if you’re not in the mood to turn on the oven this year, there are several restaurants in the area ready to accommodate you. Fun, Fast and Frugal Hardee’s, located at 12004 Lackland Rd. in Maryland Heights, will be open and serving its regular menu between 5am until 11pm. Steak 'n Shake is open on Thanksgiving serving its regular menu. Steak 'n Shake is located in Maryland Heights at 12607 Dorsett Rd, in Florissant at 1955 Highway 67 N., in Hazelwood at …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Restaurant at former Coco’s site hopes to open in two weeks.
The fromer Coco’s building at Old Frontenac Square, 731 S. Lindbergh Blvd., is hoping to find new life as the Frontenac Grill once a couple of problems are solved. Long time St. Louis restaurateur Mike Faille (aka Mike Talayna) has dreamed of having an upscale Italian restaurant at this site. Last year, he suffered a massive heart attack and the project languished while he recovered. During this time, the liquor license previously held at the location expired, and residents to the west signed a petition asking the city not to issue a new one. General Manager and Chef Andrew Laidlie, formerly of Annie Gunn’s, said, “The residents on Cable Avenue which backs up behind the restaurant are concerned about liquor being served around their …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Humane Society of Missouri event will benefit the ones who cannot speak for themselves.
Who doesn’t desire a great glass of wine, some gourmet munchies, and a beautiful purse? Did we mention networking with other women and meeting some wonderful animals waiting for that special someone to take them home? The Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Ave., is holding its sixth Purses for Pooches and Pals event on Thursday, June 30, at the Society’s headquarters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Plaza Frontenac retailers have banded together to provide gorgeous designer purses and shoes to raffle. Those retailers include Kate Spade, J. Crew, Crewcuts, Nieman Marcus, Eileen Fisher, Cole Haan, Coach, and others. Aforementioned purses and shoes include Vera Wang, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Brown Shoe Company. But wait. …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Having a Companion for breakfast is a good thing.
Since opening in St. Louis in 1993, Companion has taken the reins of the artisan bread wagon and become a favorite of St. Louisans. Tucked away in the Marketplace at Ladue, Companion Cafe welcomes businesspeople, moms, joggers and anyone else looking for a comfy place to sit and enjoy a delicious egg strata, a delectable pastry, bowl of oatmeal, or steaming cup of coffee. Companion's owner Josh Allen brought the artisan concept to St. Louis from San Francisco where he went to school and worked for several years. “The artisan bread movement started in the Bay area in the mid 1980s," he said. “ I was working for a specialty grocery store, then a number of restaurants, and I ended up working in a bakery and fell in love with it. There were …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Why Neiman Marcus's Zodiac is still tops with generations of diners.
For 35 years, grandmothers have been bringing their daughters who then bring their daughters to the Zodiac in Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac. Manager Lucy Bommarito said that many people still refer to Zodiac as “the tearoom.” “But,” she adds, “It’s not just a ladies restaurant. We’ve added things to our menu that men enjoy, such as the prime rib sandwich. And some men come here and say we have the best burger in town.” Tucked away on the second level, one might get the feeling of playing “hooky” from schedules and duties. Diners sit and chat in a room of green and yellow pastels with a mirror collage that catches the light, and sends it dancing to every corner. So, how has this venerable institution continued to be a “must” of a …