Thursday, November 15, 2012
The shop on the Manchester strip has a reputation as the place for curly, wavy, frizzy hair.
Erin Slankard, co-owner with Jeff Noble of Maplewood’s Bouffant Daddy, said 2012 was a "pretty decent" year. They’ve been known as a place to go for curly hair for five years. We specialize in maximizing naturally textured hair,” Slankard said. “Whether it’s curly or straight or wavy or frizzy or puffy, we are going to be able to show you how to work with your natural texture,” she said. Ironically, she has stright hair. "My clients trust me by now to do whatever I want to their hair," she said. The shop participates in two Maplewood Special Business District events a year, Let Them Eat Art and the Christmas Tree Walk. They offer a 30 percent discount on products for both events. They really have fun with Let Them Eat Art. “We do big over-…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The owners plan to be open seven days a week, for sandwiches.
If you've heard the proposed new business at the old Quiznos location will be a 'wholesale sushi' operation, don't get your hopes up, if you're a fan. Sushi will not be sold to the public. According to information released prior to the Maplewood City Council meeting on Tuesday, the same couple who had the Quiznos, at Big Bend and Flora Avenue, will run the new business, to be called Toasters. They plan a wholesale sushi operation in the morning and a non-chain sandwich shop for eat in or take out from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. seven days a week. They expect to hire about 10 employees. The proposed new business passed the Maplewood Plan and Zoning Commission 6-0 and will be before the city council on Tuesday. Are you excited about this? Who knows …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Speedway Eatery parked on Sunnen Drive on Thursday, and announced its plans on Twitter.
The Maplewood City Council passed a law in October to allow food trucks in the city for a 6-month trial period, beginning this month. The food truck, Speedway Eatery, reported on Twitter that it's the first food truck licensed in Maplewood, and had a succesful first day of operation, on Thursday. The business reported (tweeted) on Twitter it was coming to Sunnen Drive, then that it had arrived, then that it had a sold-out day. The Speedway Eatery's tweets are below. Tuesday, Nov. 6 We are now the only licensed truck in the city of Maplewood Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. 15 Sunnen Drive Maplewood we will be out to see you today Have Chili Mac & Chicken Noodle Soup on the truck Window opens at 11:00 10:45 a.m. MAPLEWOOD. We are HERE!!! Check out …
The Clayton toy shop has toys for babies to grown-ups.
LagoonaMagoo Toys, at 8107 Maryland Ave., in Clayton, is now open for your holiday shopping. Owners, Shawnta’ Ray and her husband, Rick Harmon cut the ribbon on Thursday. Ray said she’s been in the toy business 17 years. See more photos at Clayton-Richmond Heights Facebook (Like it!) Their shop was at St. Louis Mills until Feb. of this year, and relocated to Clayton for a more central location, Ray said. “We cater to birth to adult,” she said. “We have fun products for your fun uncle as well as new babies. We have the newest, innovative toys and old classics. We’ll always have Slinkys.” Also in Patch:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
City council will hear the request at the next meeting.
A sandwich shop called, "Toasters" was approved at the Nov. 5 Maplewood planning and zoning meeting. City manager Marty Corcoran said the shop plans to sell sandwiches and wholesale sushi. The city council will consider the request at the Nov. 13 meeting, where it will have two readings then be tabled. The exterior of the building was being prepped for painting on Tuesday. Also in Patch:
The Brentwood Chinese restaurant that closed after a fire earlier this year has reopened, with new booths and fresh paint.
Hunan Wok, in Brentwood, has reopened, owner Jason Lee wants everyone to know. He was a partner in the restaurant with Angela Lin, and she retired, he said, so now it's his. The restaurant closed in May after a fire. Lee pointed out the fresh paint, new booths and new marble bar. He said the kitchen, where the fire was, is all new. A new menu will have an all white meat chicken dish, beef broccoli, Hunan beef, General Tso's chicken and pot sitckers for the kids. He said "no MSG." Ada, who has waited tables there for 13 years, she said, is still there. The hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 4 - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant delivers within a 3-mile radius, and has two numbers to call: 314-962-0898 and 314-962-0899…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Work on David Schlafly's building, at 7412 Manchester Road, is among some of the work taking place on the block.
The 7400 block of Manchester Road, in Maplewood, is looking up. David Schlafly is giving an old building a total facelift, including new glass across the entire front of the building. He has at least one tenant signed. See more photos of the block at Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook. Next door John Stricker Auto Repair next door has a new coat of paint, and on the corner at Sutton, Tiffany's Original Diner put up a new sign and offers fresh roasted coffee from Bridges, on Sutton Boulevard. On the north side of the 7400 block of Manchester, the Jane Doe Advocacy Center has moved in and Great Harvest Bakery is working a lease. Also in Patch:
Saturday, November 3, 2012
There's a celebration at Maya Cafe, in Maplewood.
The Torture Chamber Orchestra plays at Maya Cafe every Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and April Fools Day. The players are all musicians of some sort, but play instruments they don't normally play, or are just learning to play. The result is that they sound like a very dedicated seventh-grade band. At the Maya on Friday they dressed for the occasion. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook (Like it!)
Friday, November 2, 2012
If the Cardinals make the playoffs or the NHL is in a lockout is good or bad depending on the type of establishment.
Hockey is in a lockout and the Cardinals didn’t make it to the World Series. That must be bad news for restaurants like O'B Clark's in Brentwood or The Post in Maplewood, right? The economic effect of professional sports teams on a city is well known, but it seems the love isn’t spread equally. Owners and managers at some Maplewood and Brentwood restaurants had different takes on the spoils of successful teams, depending on the type. The Post Sports Bar and Grill co-owner Adrian Glass said when any hometown team is in playoffs it boosts his sales numbers anywhere from 75 to 100 percent. But that’s not all. “If the Cardinals are getting blown out by the fifth inning, you see a lot of people starting to close their checks out early and take …
An experienced team has put together the new restaurant in the north end of the Galleria.
On Thursday, Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina will officially opened its doors at the north end of the Saint Louis Galleria. Chef Chris Swinyard comes to St. Louis from the Charlotte, NC, Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, and from San Francisco before that. He said the restaurant is a culmination of his 37 years in the restaurant industry. For more photos, see an album in Clayton-Richmond Heights Facebook. (Like it!) "We want to have great food, great margaritas, things that make it a great restaurant, but at the end of the day we want it to be fun," he said. "We use the freshest ingredients we can get out hands on," he said. "We make each order of guacamole to order. When the order comes in, that's when the quac gets made. "We grind down the …