Friday, September 30, 2011
Keep ramping up for fall with these delicious picks.
There's not much that can keep you warm and happy as temperature drops besides festive food and drink. Whether it's hot chocolate or a seasonal cocktail, toasted pumpkin seeds or caramel corn, there's a fair amount to enjoy this fall. This week's Patch Picks brings you opportunities to try said seasonal food and drink selections from both Maplewood and Brentwood to keep you warm and happy. Patch Picks: Five Autumn Treats to Enjoy
Friday, September 23, 2011
Nearby or in your city, these are sure to get you excited for this beautiful season.
Changing leaves, pumpkin patches, hay rides and more — What else could you ask for from the fall season? Even though autumn brings colder weather, it serves as one last chance to get outside and enjoy seasonal activities. This week's Patch Picks brings you activities in town and out, as day trips on the weekend can be just as rewarding. Patch Picks: Five Fun Fall Activities Did you miss a previous Patch Picks list? Catch up below:
Friday, September 2, 2011
Did you know these things about your cities?
As a Maplewood or Brentwood resident, you're probably proud to say you live where you do. The two municipalities have developed unique rich histories on the outskirts of St. Louis City. If you've ever wondered more about your city's history, then this week's Patch Picks are a great quick read for you. You can learn more about Maplewood on the city's website, and be sure to head to the Brentwood Historical Society to pick up a copy of BRENTWOOD Missouri, a lovingly compiled history complete with pictures and more. Patch Picks: Five Historical Facts About Maplewood Brentwood Sources: City of Maplewood website, City of Brentwood website, Brentwood Police Department history Did you miss a previous Patch Picks list? Catch up below:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This week we look at sustainable efforts being made in Maplewood and Brentwood.
If you keep up with the times, you understand the nationwide effort to rethink how we use our country's resources. In Maplewood and Brentwood, government officials and businesses are making living in the two cities more sustainable to ensure they both have a long, bright future. This week's Patch Picks highlight those efforts and encourage you to get involved as well. Patch Picks: Five Ways Your City is Going Green Did you miss a previous Patch Picks list? Catch up below:
Friday, August 12, 2011
From bowling to dancing, here's how to have fun in Maplewood and Brentwood.
Whether you're single, dating or have been been married for 20 years, we all get stuck in ruts sometimes. It can feel like you've run out of fun things to do, begging the inevitable question, "So do you just want to watch a movie or something?" This week's Patch Picks are a friendly reminder of all the truly fun entertainment Maplewood and Brentwood has to offer. Whether you're heading out on the town with your best friend, hubby or wife, these picks can be enjoyed by everyone. Patch Picks: Five Great 'Night Out' Destinations Did you miss a previous Patch Picks list? Catch up below:
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Choose from a wide array in Maplewood and Brentwood.
Ethnic food has grown in popularity, especially as America has emerged as a foodie nation of its own. Today, more and more cuisines are now considered to be 'ethnic,' meaning they are distinct to a certain culture and region. Ethnic food might also show itself in a fusion restaurant, combining flavor profiles of two or more different types of cuisine. Maplewood and Brentwood have plenty to brag about when it comes to a wide array of ethnic restaurants, and this week's Patch Picks highlight just that. Patch Picks: Four Places To Find Ethnic Food Catch up on our previous Patch Picks lists:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Spending a day on the beach or lying in a hammock with a good book can rival anyone's idea of a good time.
Summer is the perfect time to lay on the beach (or in your backyard) and read a trashy romance novel – or maybe something a little more substantial. Either way, there are a ton of good books out right now that will distract and engross you in the wonderful world of fiction (or nonfiction, depending on what you like) until the hot sun goes down. Whether it's suspense, romance, comedy or crime, these Patch Picks could be just what you're looking for. Head to the Brentwood Borders before the liquidation sale is over - the store is having a huge sale right now. Patch Picks: Five Great Summer Reads
Friday, July 22, 2011
Sit and slowly sip these fun summer drinks.
Fruity cocktails and 'mocktails' (those without alcohol) go hand in hand with summer. The sun goes down later and everyone enjoys sitting outside in lounge chairs with cool sippers and good conversation. This week's Patch Picks offer selections of drinks that are either unique or will simply help you forget that bad day at work you just had. Either way, you might enjoy summer even more if you try them. Patch Picks: Five Delicious Local Cocktails
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Feel like you sweat 24/7? That's a good thing.
What did people do before there was air conditioning? Sure, they were hot, and they opened a lot of windows, but a couple of long time St. Louis residents told me their ancestors went beyond that: they often slept in a park, or in their basement, which is more cave-like and temperature-controlled. Today we don't have to worry as much about staying cool, though sometimes air conditioning can make going out into a 40-degree temperature rise unbearable. If you're looking for other ways to stay cool, like when you're outside gardening or playing with the kids, here are some Patch Picks on easy ways to do that. Patch Picks: Five Ways to Stay Cool This Summer
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Easy solutions to summer boredom.
It's really starting to get hot out there. That blast of summer heat when you step outside makes staying inside a cool, air-conditioned room with a good book or movie sound all the more appealing. Still, sooner or later one family member or another is bound to get antsy, and back outdoors you go. To make the heat more bearable, check out these creative Patch Picks on fun summer activities in your own backyard. Patch Picks: Five Fun Backyard Activities