Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Riverfront Times readers love this U City restaurant, which closed briefly due to a fire this March.
House of India Restaurant is proof that despite a bevy of culinary options, diners on Delmar are still loyal to the restaurants they love--even when a fire shutters them for a few weeks. The U City eatery was recently named the St. Louis area’s Favorite Indian spot in RFT’s Restaurants 2013 guide. (It was also the publication’s Best Indian Restaurant in 2012.) A kitchen fire caused minor smoke damage in the House of India building shortly after midnight on March 15. Owner Satish Kumar told Patch smoke damage was caused by a pan of chicken accidentally left in the oven. The restaurant remained closed for nearly three weeks. But an establishment that's been in business for more than 20 years can't be knocked from its pedestal so easily. “Its…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The event runs all day long on Delmar Blvd.
The eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival is Saturday, Jan. 19, on Delmar Blvd. Everyone is welcome. The event begins at 11 a.m. and weather is expected to be warm for January. Fox2Now Weather predicts temperatures in the low 50s on Satuday. There will be several events that run throughout the day. Participants can visit stores in the Loop to find ice cubes for the Ice Cube Give Away. There will be 1,000 cubes with dollar coins in them and 9,000 cubes with chocolate coins. The schedule of events for the day is as follows: Collect all 11 temporary tattoos from Loop businesses – then come claim your prize at the Pageant. $1,000 in $1 coins and 9,000 chocolate coins in ice cubes from 11 a.m. ‘til they’re gone. Starts at Cicero’s or The …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Olivette resident fluent in various languages and puts that skill to good use. Part 1.
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Michael Costello, University City resident who moved recently to Olivette. Costello talks about his teaching duties in the business school at UMSL. Michael J. Costello is a life-long St. Louisan who has made his mark in international business. A graduate of St. Louis U. High, he holds a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from Saint Louis University, and has served s general counsel for Agribrands business and was international counsel for Monsanto Co and Ralston Purina. Costello, age 60 moved with his family from Ames Place in University City to Covington Lane in Olivette three years ago. In semi-retirement, he is an assistant teaching professor at UMSL in the College of Business Administration, and is…
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 …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Olivette bakery with a deep history in Creve Coeur and University City closed several weeks ago.
Pratzel's Eastgate Bakery may have closed its doors but its baked goods live on. The St. Louis institution for almost a century closed its doors sometime in late summer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Off the Menu blog reported that Kohn's Kosher Deli on Olive bought the recipes for some of the Pratzel's time-honored sweets, including its upside down cupcakes. Store Closing Pratzel's had reopened in summer of 2011 at its former manufacturing plant at the Dielman Industrial Park in Olivette after the original owners closed up shop in January. Filmaker Jon Mills, who bought rights to the Pratzel brand and recipes from the Pratzel family, told Patch last summer that he had faced some bureaucratic hurdles in reopening the business, and that …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The two incumbents face off again today in a special election for 87th District state representative seat.
It's election day, part two for Democrats Stacey Newman and Susan Carlson. The incumbent candidants are seeking election as the state representative in the 87th District. The two candidates were forced into running in the same district after redistricting altered their district boundaries. Vote totals after the Aug. 7 primary election showed Newman winning the contest by one vote, but a review of ballots found that 102 voters in Brentwood received the wrong ballot on election day. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that only 12 percent of the 30,000 registered voters in the district voted in August. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 16 different locations in University City, Clayton, Richmond Heights, Ladue and Brentwood. For …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Beautiful, expansive 7,000 square foot facility dedicated in University City this week.
You know what world famous entrepreneurs and businessmen Warren Buffet and Bill Gates do for fun? They ride around in train cars and play the game of bridge. According to the American Contact Bridge League, more than 25 million Americans play the sport annually. With great fan fair Wednesday night, the St. Louis Bridge Center opened its facility to the public. The club is located in the old Famous Brand Shoe store on the western edge of the plaza at 8616 Olive Blvd. and McKnight Road in University City, just east of I-170 on the south side of Olive. Hundreds of bridge aficionados came to sample Missouri wines and nibble on cheese and crackers and rub elbows with the movers and shakers of the game. Thanks to retired TALX executives William …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Younger women aren't the only ones with body image issues, our Washington University expert says.
Typically people assume that younger women are the main sufferers of eating disorders but a new study indicates that women over 50 also suffer from a variety of types of disordered eating. The study in the International Journal of Eating Disorders assessed body image in 1,800 US women. The study found that 27 percent of women over age 50 were overweight, 29 percent were obese, 42 percent were normal weight and 2 percent were underweight. In assessing eating behaviors the study found that 4 percent of the women binge eat, about 8 percent purge after eating by either vomiting or over-exercising and 70 percent reported dieting to lose weight. Of more significance 36 percent spent at least half of their time in the previous five years dieting…
Friday, August 31, 2012
All lanes of eastbound I-64 double-deck structure to close Thursday night.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will suspend all construction in all work zones Friday at noon for the Labor Day holiday. Some permanent work zones will remain in place, but work will not resume until Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Construction will continue until completion sometime in 2013.
Old Bonhomme Road, stretching some two miles from the University City line to Olive Street through the southern end of Olivette has shown its age. The street is literally falling apart; curbs and guttering are in disrepair and the sidewalks are pretty bad. So bad that Olivette has secured $2 million dollars in funding to rebuild the aging road from end to end. Old Bonhomme is clearly the most traveled arterial road outside of Olive Street in Olivette. During the rebuild of Highway 64-40 and during the rebuild of the I-170 bridge at Olive Street, the meandering one-lane road was literally turned into a parking lot. Volz Engineering surveyors, the city's surveying and consulting firm are already on the road, locating flags in yards along the…