February 03, 2009
Bully for You
Where once stood The Billy Goat (corner of Vandeventer and Boyle), Bully Restaurant and Pub is now open for business (at least for lunch, says the chalkboard out front.) We do wonder if they ever, just for a second, considered the signage savings of calling the new place "The Bully Goat"?
January 18, 2009
In a nod to our sisters-in-arms over there at Sauce, we'll note the spiffy redesign of their info-laden web site.
January 11, 2009
The good folks at Budget Travel know you'll still be thirsty, whether InBevAB's slaking that thirst or not; here's their roundup of St. Louis microbrewing.
December 17, 2008
Enfin! The new downtown outpost of Left Bank Books opened its doors last week, and the space itself (home, in recent memory, to a modern furnishings shop, then the Independent Art Market, and for a long time, nothing) is beautifully suited to the task, all open space and walls of windows and new bookshelves. 321 N. 10th St., and weekday opening hours are 10 am-6 pm; will have to check again on the weekends.
Those bookshelves are, say, 30% full at the moment, but the store manager promises full stockage by mid-January; looks like there will be a small selection of used titles here, too (upstairs), plus magazines, cards and whatnot. Nice kids' section, a nod to the increasing number of European strollers on downtown streets?
December 10, 2008
To Beso, recently (and newly) of the 1100 block of Wash Ave.—it's closed up and cleaned up, with a padlock on the door.
November 10, 2008
The Ladies of Local Harvest (at least, it looks to me to be all ladies, thus far) are blogging their South St. Louis locavore revolution...a great post on making baby food and their tasting notes from a recent dip into Charleville beers are online thus far, with more (including the café's daily menu) to come.
Check it here.
October 31, 2008
Those might be my two favorite new words, because now that Sugaree Baking's whipping up delicacies like coconut cream, lemon meringue and sweet potato pies for the public, "Pie Friday" will enter the St. Louis lexicon.
Hit the bakery (newly remodeled) at 1242 Tamm, in Dogtown, and get your own individual pie for 5 bucks, or get a more shareable 10-inch pie for $15.
Yum. Pie Friday. 'Scuse me while I kiss this pie.
October 15, 2008
Eating St. Louis
Yes, it sounds like a Saturday night creature feature, but in fact, it's the title of a new book by local foodie type Patricia Corrigan. If you'd like to get a peek (and in fact, get five bucks off the purchase price), as well as some tasty bites from such iconic St. Louis purveyors as Imo's, Schlafly, Lake Forest Confections and the like, mark your calendar for Sat., Nov. 1.
From 6-9 p.m., Moulin will host an evening launch party, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Doisy College of Health Sciences at SLU. $25 gets you complimentary food and drink, and the aforementioned discount. Tickets available here.
September 05, 2008
Well, this is match made in heaven: cupcakes and cookies and Cbabi Bayoc. Yes, the St. Louis artist and his wife, Reine, have joined their formerly separate ventures (he in art, she in baking) into a new effort called "SweetArt From-Scratch Bakeshop & Art Studio," opening later this fall in the Shaw neighborhood, at 2203 S. 39th St.
Folks itching for a preview can attend a tasting and silent art auction in support of the new venture this Sunday, Sept. 7, from 5-9 p.m. at Portfolio Gallery, 3514 Delmar (near Powell Symphony Hall).
August 22, 2008
6 North Goes East
Don't worry, CWE denizens, it's an expansion, not a relocation — the popular neighborhood spot 6 North Coffee Co. will be opening a downtown location (still, curiously, called "6 North Café") sometime early next month. The goods will be vended from inside the Beast, a.k.a. Gateway One, at 8th and Chestnut.