May 2007

May 30, 2007

Buh-Bye to Harry's

(West), that is...though the downtown stalwart shows no signs of retreat, word this morning that the venerable institution's suburban sister has shuttered. One less option for Highway 40-averse West County diners...

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May 15, 2007

Change in Ownership at Hartford Coffee

Word on the street (and seemingly starting to percolate, pun intended, through the employee ranks) is that beloved South City staple Hartford Coffee Company has been sold, with the new owners being two gentlemen from the neighborhood. We don't know yet of any planned changes, but seeing as it's one of our favorite haunts, we wish all good things for the future!

And, of course, godspeed to James and Shannon.

Know more details, anyone?

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May 14, 2007

Use Your Noodle

As if the delightful Noodles & Co. weren't good enough on its own merits certain bloggers are addicted to the Japanese pan noodles, while the big-as-your-head Rice Krispie treats offer a marshmallowy temptation the new location opening in Hampton Village kick things off with a nice nod to the neighborhood. On Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 & 17, a full one hundred percent of the restaurant's take will be donated to Francis Park (another of those city parks that aren't run by the city), through the "48 Hours for Francis Park" fundraiser. It's the first time the chain has done such a donation level, and the cash will be used to buy playground equipment and commission an original sculpture.

C'mon, eat some noodles for a good cause!

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May 09, 2007

Hometown Cashmere for the Left Coast

Big ups to local designer Jen Sertl, whose dreamy line of repurposed vintage cashmere, Angelina Accoutrements, was given major play this week on the popular L.A. blog Serafina. We love Sertl's products, her philosphy and the fact that she's representin' the Lou.

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May 07, 2007

I Don't Think You Ready for This Jelly

Yeah, kids, despite the warnings, jelly shoes are back (like many other things '80s, from Morrissey to microminis): spotted today, the "classic" jelly by Rampage (at Macy's) and an ankle-strapped, closed-toe flat version at Aldo. Eek.

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May 01, 2007

To Market, To Market...but not GreenMarket

In researching the opening dates of all the great local farmers' markets, we're bummed to find that, even though a new location was announced just a few weeks ago, the Central West End's GreenMarket will not be returning for the 2007 season. It was a small affair, to be sure, but it will be missed.

See you at Tower Grove, Maplewood and Soulard?

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