August 2008

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.

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August 19, 2008

Beignets, Bikes and Christopher Lee

Hello, is this thing on?

Darlings, Miss Cherry's been so negligent in her blogging of late (but never fear, it doesn't mean she's stopped eating or shopping!)

To make it up to you, a report from the just-opened Café Ventana, where former Mélange mastermind Christopher Lee is wearing the chef's whites once again: it's a cozy-yet-sophisticated breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks spot (whew!) and from early indications, deserves to be known beyond the confines of the SLU campus, which it nestles up to. Lunch (homemade soup and tasty sandwich) was delish, and with live music and DJs on tap, evenings should be fun, too.

And hurrah for the return of the beignet to the Lou: theirs are original and chocolate. (Burning off all those beignets will be the challenge, but never fear: there are prominent and stylish bicycle racks just outside the front door.

The official ribbon cutting's this Friday afternoon, so make towards SLU if ribbons and the mayor are your sort of thing...or if you heart the sultry sounds of Jessica Butler.

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