Friday, May 10, 2013
Riverfront Times readers helped this Maplewood coffee shop rank among the best in St. Louis.
Foundation Grounds is listed among the St. Louis area's favorite spots for coffee drinks, Riverfront Times revealed in its Restaurants 2013 guide. The coffee shop ranked third for coffee and fourth for espresso. Kaldi’s, which has locations in Clayton and Kirkwood, edged out Foundation Grounds in both categories. Rankings were determined by reader votes, according to RFT. Do you think Foundation Grounds should have beat out Kaldi's in either category? Should Stone Spiral have made the list? Tell us in the comments. Catch up on the latest Brentwood and Maplewood business news:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Folks came from all over to walk Maplewood's streets, and sample great coffee and other goodies.
The third annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl pulled coffee-lovers from Chesterfield to south St. Louis city. It was sponsored by the Maplewood Special Business District and Feast Magazine. They had room for 500, and hit that number days before the event. Maplewood businesses Cheryl's Herbs, Foundation Grounds, Kakao Chocolate, Stone Spiral Coffee and Currios, Schlafly Bottleworks, Turner Center for the Arts, and Vom Fass took part, featuring a coffee roaster or in the case of Cheryl's Herbs, several teas. Kakao Chocolate had samples of chocolate to pair with coffee. See more photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook (Like it!) Community Development Director for Maplewood, Rachelle L'Ecuyer, called the event a walkable tour celebrating …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The magazine's annual poll seeks reader votes, and Maplewood and Brentwood have a few foodie destinations on the poll.
Maplewood and Brentwood are well-represented in the first round of "A-List" voting on St. Louis Magazine's website. The "A-List" is a compilation of St. Louis' best, as judged by the St. Louis Magazine staff and readers. The first round, which accepts user voting until Feb. 17, features "Food and Night Life" destinations in the St. Louis area. These Maplewood and Brentwood businesses are competing for the following titles on the list: To vote for your favorites, visit the St. Louis Magazine website.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The second-annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl featured self-guided tours of local businesses, which offered tastings, treats, demonstrations and recipes.
Local business owners involved in Saturday's Maplewood Coffee Crawl are calling the event a success based on the spike in attendance over last year. This is the second year for the event. Attendees said the crawl offered them a way to discover new venues in the area. Participating businesses included: Cheryl's Herbs; Foundation Grounds; Kakao Chocolate; Schlafly; Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios; the Turner Center for the Arts; and Vom Fass. "I don't know if we would have come in [to Vom Fass] and checked out all the things and tasted all the different samples unless this coffee crawl was going on," said Lindsey Roy. "We tend to frequent some of the other places, but these are new for us, so we really like it." Other attendees highlighted …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sometimes slaving over a hot stove all night isn't an option. Here are some tips on eating out while vegan.
Last week I talked about cooking at home while vegan. During my Vegan Challenge, I've definitely improved my skills in the kitchen (and I've chopped up more onions and garlic than I'd like to admit), but sometimes you just want to relax and let someone else do the work for you. Thank God for takeout. While researching for the challenge, I discovered that many restaurants in Maplewood and Brentwood offer vegan options. Foundation Grounds in Maplewood has a number of delicious vegan sandwiches and wraps. Nosh in Maplewood has an appetizing Tempeh Provencal that is a great vegan option for hungry diners. Even Applegate's Deli in Brentwood has a vegan offering; the Veggie Sandwich is made to order and is sure to satisfy your appetite. But …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
If you're craving a sandwich, here are the places you should visit.
If you've driven through Maplewood recently, you may have noticed a new addition to the Maplewood Commons area: Planet Sub. This sandwich chain is popular throughout the Midwest, with stores in Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and its founding state of Kansas. And while St. Louis boasts two Planet Sub locations downtown, this new spot in Maplewood is the first in St. Louis County. I stopped by the other day for a delicious Tijuana Taxi sub, and it was good. It made me think of all of the great sandwich shops Maplewood and Brentwood has to offer—and there are several! Let's talk sandwiches. Jimmy John's Applegate's Nosh Camille's Sidewalk Café Foundation Grounds Schnucks So there you have it. Although a sandwich is quite simple in theory, the …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The coffee shop is gradually changing its menu in the new year.
Foundation Grounds is a lively neighborhood coffee house with a lot of character. This establishment, located on a busy corner in Maplewood, is known for its fresh ground Goshen coffee as well as its varied menu. But the coffee shop is making a few changes to its menu in 2011. I spoke with owner Pedro Abbate, who was eager to share details about the new items rolling out over the next few weeks. "We're getting ready to revamp the menu for the new year," Abbate said. "We're going to add a few more vegan selections to the menu." One such selection? The Lacy. This uniquely-named sandwich starts with fresh organic tomatoes, basil, pesto, parmesan, melted brie and spinach before being topped with olive oil. For $8.49, customers can enjoy The …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Jumpin Jupiter is tentatively scheduled to open its doors in April 2011.
Jim Callahan is not your average entrepreneur. This music maven owns recording studio Jupiter Studios and admits to hanging out on the trendy Washington Avenue for drinks and entertainment. And he acknowledges that Who Framed Roger Rabbit, his favorite movie, is the inspiration for his newest business idea: a dinner theater venue set to open in Maplewood. The Jumpin Jupiter is the working title of the theater, scheduled to open sometime in April 2011, Callahan said. The theater will fill the space left vacant by Jive and Wail. "I love the location. The building is huge; it will fit 200 people seated, and 400 standing," Callahan said. The Jumpin Jupiter will boast a variety of shows, including burlesque, caberet and vaudeville-style …