Thursday, October 27, 2011
The wager was made ahead of tonight's Game 6 matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.
There have been a lot of bets between folks in Missouri and Texas over the outcome of the World Series. But the wager between Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) may take the cake. The two lawmakers announced Tuesday they will each wager 11 items on the final outcome of the World Series. The Texas Rangers are leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. They play Game 6 tonight at Busch Stadium. “The Cardinals need to win 11 games this postseason to become world champions for the 11th time in history,” Carnahan said in a statement. “In honor of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals, I’m wagering 11 items of importance to St. Louisans with my friend Henry Cuellar. May the best team win.” If the Rangers wins, Carnahan must fork …
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
Monday, September 26, 2011
The wine shop held its second annual Fall Fling on Saturday.
Saint Louis Cellars in Maplewood experienced its biggest day in sales on Friday. That's when the wine shop held its second annual Fall Fling event. For $5, attendees could sample as many wines as they desired all day long. Attendees also were able to interact with wine distributors during the event. The shop also featured snacks from Kakao Chocolate, another Maplewood business.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Show Mom you really care with this week's picks.
Everyone remembers a time they drove their mothers to nearly pulling their hair out, and, upon reflection, might feel a tad remorseful. Luckily, this Sunday on Mother's Day, you will get your chance to make up for all the crayon markings on the walls, the broken vases and the sibling squabbling. It's time to let her know she's the best mom in the world. This week, Maplewood-Brentwood Patch brings you five great ideas to really spoil mom this Mother's Day. Patch Picks: Five Must Tries for Mother's Day
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, April 1, 2011
My month-long vegan challenge is over. Here's where I plan to celebrate.
It's finally April, which means I'm done with the Vegan Challenge I did for the month of March. And while the challenge was certainly interesting (and I learned a lot!) I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to consuming meat, eggs and dairy again. Here are some of the businesses in Maplewood and Brentwood that I've missed the most. I can't wait to sink my teeth into some of the delicious eats these places have to offer. Actually, I may or may not be drooling right now. OB Clark's Oh, OB Clark's. You have absolutely nothing on your menu that is vegan, and you make no apologies for it. In a way, I sort of respect that; you're a sports bar, not a frou-frou vegan paradise. I love your greasy bar food, and with offerings like potato …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Forecasts call for a 40 percent chance of rain today.
Snow shoes or rain boots? You might try the latter today. There's a 40 percent chance of rain with a high of 44 degrees and a low of 34 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Hopefully the wet weather won't dampen the spirits of event-goers today: What else is going on? Did we miss any events, announcements or stories? Please share in the comments box below.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
With no impending winter storm this week, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
It's Monday and there's no talk of blizzards (yet), so it's safe to assume we can finally catch up on our work while the DVR catches back up on recordings. Do you have any big plans for the week? Tell the community and share your event in our calendar. If you're still looking for something to do tonight: Social Media Spotlight Kakao Chocolate, which opened its second location in downtown Maplewood on Thursday, also opened its second Facebook page—except this one solely represents the Maplewood shop. Where to Find Us What else should we be working on? Have a news tip or story suggestion? Leave a note in the comments box below or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Kakao Chocolate offers a variety of tasty and unique sweets.
When chocolatier Brian Pelletier decided to open a second Kakao Chocolate location, he knew where he wanted to go. "Maplewood is a great foodie community," Pelletier said. "It's filled with so many other great businesses: Acero, Vom Fass, Penzeys. The list goes on." The chocolate shop opened its doors with a soft launch on Thursday. It's located between Femme and Bouffant Daddy on Manchester Road in downtown Maplewood. Pelletier was familiar with Maplewood because he sells his chocolate at the Maplewood Farmers Market. His experience in the city allowed him to accurately gauge what the community wanted and needed in a local business. In the spirit of community involvement, Pelletier reached out to businesses in the area and fostered a few …