Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Brewpub Heavy Riff Brewing Company won't be the only 'new' restaurant coming to the neighborhood. La Gra Italian Tapas is being transformed into Tamm Avenue Grill.
A tapas restaurant in Dogtown will soon be serving up sandwiches, pizza and barbecue, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Rusty Eubank, a former manager at Mile 277 in Sunset Hills, will be transforming the La Gra Italian Tapas space (1227 Tamm Ave.) into his new restaurant, called Tamm Avenue Grill, according to the report. Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Just around the corner, brothers Jerid and Justin Safell are getting their new brewpub, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, ready for business. Jerid told Patch that the pair have already received a nod for 'best beer' from Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival. Watch Jerid's recent interview on the Bill & Frantz Show, and his plans for St. Patrick's Day in Dogtown. Catch up on business news near…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These five winners were selected by a random drawing. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to the five winners of our "Why I'm Lucky" contest. They have each won a prize package including a $50 Dierbergs gift card and some cool Patch stuff: a T-shirt, a ball cap, a notepad and a tote bag. Thanks to all the people who entered, especially for sharing their stories about why they're blessed with good luck. The winners, according to their Patch registration profiles, were: Thanks again for entering.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
While we celebrate the luck of the Irish, read stories of good luck by Patch readers that range from scary to heartwarming.
One survived a near disastrous ocean cruise. Another had a traumatic episode during pregnancy and got to the hospital in part because her husband forgot something and returned home. Yet another keeps in touch with the two women who saved her life when she had a heart attack. These are some of the stories Patch readers have shared so far in the "Why I'm Lucky" contest that runs until noon on Monday. There's still time to enter; all you need to do is submit a photo that illustrates why you're lucky. Don't worry: Your story doesn't have to involve a life-changing experience; winners will be chosen at random. Get more details and enter here. But some of the stories you've already shared are touching, chilling and heartwarming. A BABY IN BRAIN …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Irish bar in Maplewood takes the cake when it comes to celebrating St. Paddy's Day, according to readers.
Foley's Irish Bar in Maplewood is the winner of this week's Food Fight, in which we asked readers for their choice for the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Mid-County. Foley's won with 53 percent of the votes among the six finalists. The results among the other finalists were: Voting in our St. Patrick's Day Food Fight poll started Wednesday morning and ended at 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Congratulations to Foley's Irish Bar for winning this week's readers' choice battle. We look forward to hearing from you again in next week's edition of Food Fight.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
An early warning for excessive St. Patrick's Day binging.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and driving buzzed on the holiday could cost you a pot of leprechaun’s gold – like up to $10,000 in legal fees, court costs, and increased insurance rates. For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large number of drunk drivers, the night out has also become very dangerous. Here are some ways to help prevent buzzed driving in your community this St. Patrick’s Day:Post our new St. Patrick’s infographic (attached) on your blog or Facebook page Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. If you know people who are about to drive or ride with someone who is impaired, take the driver’s keys and help them make …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Pick from these finalists for what Mid-County destination is the best place to celebrate St. Paddy's Day. Vote before 5 p.m. Thursday.
When we asked Patch readers for their favorite St. Patrick's Day celebration spots in Mid-County, we got some suggestions. We read your comments on Patch, as well as comments posted to our Patch Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Here are your choices: Thank you to all those who nominated your favorite local establishments in Part 1 of this week's Food Fight. Now it's time to pick a winner. Readers will have until 5 p.m. Thursday to vote for their favorite spot, and we'll announce the winner Friday morning. Be sure to cast your vote below, and as always, happy eating and drinking!
A secret ingredient to make your St Patrick's Day dinner more grand is cooking with Irish beer.
Ask an Irishman what makes his Irish eyes smile and he’ll likely say it’s the brew in his glass. “I love checking out all the Irish beers this time of year,” said South Countian Mark Cobb who spent time this weekend comparing the Irish beer selections featured at Fenton’s Friar Tuck. “My favorites are the Irish red ales. They have a nice malty flavor that tastes great with a plate of corned beef.” Of course, you can never go wrong with a Schafly product. Go to the Schlafly Bottleworks. They can help you choose the right ale or stout for you cooking. Irish red ales and Ireland’s renowned dry, dark stouts will be the featured drink on countless St Patrick’s Day tables. Each brew processes rich flavors worthy of consideration as an …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Where would you go to have your St. Paddy's Day celebration?
What matters more, green beer or a good spot to celebrate? Friends, we're asking you this week for your favorite place in Mid-County to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Remember, we're defining the area for our friendly competition as those in our Mid-County Patch sites: University City, Clayton-Richmond Heights, Ladue-Frontenac, Maplewood-Brentwood, Kirkwood and Webster Groves. Every week on the Mid-County Food Fight, we're looking the best places to dine and drink. This week, we're focusing on where you'd go for the luck of the Irish. Here's how the Food Fight works: Then: So where's your favorite place to celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Mid-County? Show your hometown pride and pick a place near you. Boast about that small family restaurant or …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Have a fun, safe St. Patrick's Day.
Don't forget your green on this beautiful St. Patricks Day. A high of 78 degrees might be hampered by winds that could reach 20 miles per hour today, according to a National Weather Service report. A low of 55 degrees is forecast for tonight and more sunny skies are expected through the weekend. If you're looking for some ways to celebrate today, check out our Six Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Here's what else is going on: What else is going on? Did we miss any events, announcements or stories? Please share in the comments box below.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This week's planner also includes a circus in St. Charles and a free night at the Magic House in Kirkwood.
Looking for something to do with the family this St. Patrick's Day weekend? Here are a few suggestions for you. Have your own tip to share? Simply add it to the comments box below. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN DOGTOWN Where/When: Tamm and Oakland avenues, Thursday, noon Why Go: The Ancient Order of Hibernians will again run a St. Patrick Day's parade in Dogtown. The parade will feature 95 floats. It starts at Tamm and Oakland avenues and ends at Tamm Avenue and Manchester Road. Pricing: Free FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE Where/When: The Magic House in Kirkwood, Friday, 5:30-9 p.m. Why Go: Families can enjoy more than 100 exhibits at the house. Pricing: Free MOOLAH SHRINE CIRCUS Where/When: St. Charles County Family Arena, Thursday, 7…