May 2005

May 22, 2005

One Hot Idea

Craving fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies after watching the torturous Food Network, we searched our pantry for chocolate chip makings, to no avail. I had an errand to run across town and remembered hearing some buzz about a cookie place . . .

I found One Hot Cookie off Jungermann Road in St. Peters, the only place I know you can order and emerge 15 minutes later with a giant pizza box full of hot melty cookies. $10 for 16 and you can choose from a wide variety of cookies to go. Glasses of milk and smiles all around when hero mom walked in the door. Did I mention they deliver?

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May 20, 2005

Beans and Cornbread, Please Don't Fight

Because in the song, beans knocked cornbread outta sight, and I just can't imagine enjoying all the savory things on Jireh Restaurant's new menu without cornbread!

Taking over the former spot of the popular Jason's Restaurant in Ferguson, Jireh promises the following:

Homemade chicken salad
Reuben sandwiches
Baked and fried chicken
Candied yams
Sweet potato pie
The "best homemade rolls and cornbread you'll ever taste"

Every Tuesday will be Beans & Peas Day!! All you want to eat, and pints packed up to take home, too!

You know you'll see me there, lunch and dinner, after they open on May 26: 9300 West Florissant Road.

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May 18, 2005

The Lead is Still Red

Not to worry, fans of the crafty emporium Red Lead; though the sign along the strip-mall awning has changed (and now reads "Paperworks/Rubber Stamps"), we are assured by the owners that it's still good ole Red Lead, but they wanted to better project what it is they sell, for those passing by who aren't in the know.

Of course, if you are in the know, you're probably already reading their blog.

Posted by Miss Cherry at 03:27 PM | Link & Discuss (1 comment) | Shop

May 15, 2005

Just for Men

The rumors are true . . . a St. Louis clothing store for men will be opening in a few short weeks in the CWE. Look for Level 1 at 314 N. Euclid Ave. in June and shop contemporary designers for denim, blazers, tees and pants.

Level 1 is the brainchild of Paul and Anna Spector, owners of Mezzanine, a CWE boutique for women. (Get it? Mezzanine for women, Level 1 for men?)

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May 14, 2005

Spring in the CWE

My sister was in town, not that we needed an excuse, but we invited mutual friends and booked a table at Bar Italia. Is there a more perfect springtime place to be than the CWE with friends, wine and good food?

Followed dinner with martinis, art films and dancing . . . no, not really. Strolled the street and ate ice cream, then hurried home to our kids.

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May 13, 2005

Up On the Roof

Now available atop the Dickmann Building (wherein the sophisticated Erato wine bar holds court at street level), you and up to 24 other of your nearest-and-dearest could enjoy a swank private party, catered by same Erato. That's so wonderful to contemplate that we hope someone we know will have a private party there and invite us!

On that topic, St. Louis surely suffers from a dearth of roof-top diversions. What would you like to see, and where? And where's the best rooftop you've been to, set up as a bar/restaurant/whatnot?

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May 09, 2005

Red in the Face...and Not Just Because I'm a Cherry!

Oh, Dear Reader: I am beyond mortified to admit that, just recently, I figured out that I *hadn't* figured out how to check the e-mail and tips that lots of you have been sending to us here at the site. So, imagine my surprise when I checked recently and found hundreds of e-mails, containing all kinds of great tips, that you must've assumed I was just ignoring...

My big ole fat apologizes to my regular correspondents. I hardly knew ye! But now I'm clued in, so keep those e-mails coming.

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