Saturday, April 13, 2013
The downtown Maplewood restaurant was named in the Riverfront Times as a place where vegetarians "can order good grub that ain't got no meat."
Vegetarians' food options at restaurants sometimes can be lacking. Sure, most restaurants have salads, but that's often it. Enter The Veggielante, a series of blog posts on The Riverfront Times' website highlighting restaurants with vegetarian dishes around St. Louis. "We're not here to proselytize about greening up your diet. Our only motive is to spread the word about places where you can order good grub that ain't got no meat," writes Tara Mahadevan. Lucky for restaurant-goers in Maplewood, our very own Crow's Nest made The Veggielante's cut. Which dishes were featured in the blog post? You'll have to head over to the Riverfront Times' website to find out. What other restaurants offer tasty vegetarian-friendly dishes in Maplewood and…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Curious to see just how strange the doughnuts really are?
Fans following the progress of Strange Donuts were treated to their first tasting on Thursday evening. Patch introduced you to three men behind Strange Donuts in January. Since then, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign and developed a following on Twitter and Facebook. On Thursday, they held a party at The Post Sports Bar and Grill to introduce the business to a wider community. "It has been an absolute mad rush," shouted Billy Bommarito, better known as Sweet Will, over the loud hum of a crowd gathered in The Post's back room. At least 45 people were packed into the room at any one time during the first hour. Strange Donuts made about 600 doughnut holes for the event, and more than half were gone within the first 20 minutes, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Mary Kausch calls herself a LocaVore for Maplewood—she lives, works and plays in this town. And she wants other businesses to join her.
Mary Kausch loves Maplewood. She lives here, she opened her business, HR Etc! here, and now she’s happy to become the president of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. Kausch’s business experience as a human resources and team building consultant helps her work with other businesses in the chamber. Her clients often hire her to provide leadership coaching, a skill she applies to the Maplewood Chamber. “I’m looking to nurture healthy, long lasting, economic partnerships,” she said. “I’m giving my professional advice to businesses in the chamber.” Her main focus is getting members more active in the chapter. She said business owners can’t expect to really benefit from the chamber by just mailing in their dues. “Everyone talks about networking…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The magazine article highlights the downtown Maplewood business's new line of products for men.
Maven owner Kate Bethel was profiled in St. Louis Magazine this month. The owner of the popular downtown Maplewood business answered seven questions for the magazine article. The Q&A focused primarily on Maven's new line of products for men. Visit the St. Louis Magazine article to read the profile and learn more about the new products. Are you a regular at Maven? Did you know you can write a review on Patch for other community members to see? Simply click over to the Maven directory listing to share your comments! For more business news on Patch, please see the following articles:
Friday, January 25, 2013
The popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Maplewood opened for dinner and drinks on Friday.
Margarita lovers in Maplewood will be happy to know that Las Palmas has reopened. The popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Maplewood had closed its doors after failing to pay its taxes on time. Las Palmas reopened for business on Friday night. The business was cleared to serve food and alcohol after paying its late taxes, Ward 3 Councilman Barry Greenberg confirmed on Friday afternoon. You can follow Ryan Martin on Twitter at @ryanmartin87 and Maplewood-Brentwood Patch at@MBPatch. For more Maplewood business news on Patch, please see the following articles:
Monday, January 14, 2013
The shop is planning to move into the space recently vacated by Pixies Hair Design on Sutton Boulevard.
A shop serving traditional doughnuts, as well as more imaginative creations now found in shops on the coasts, is seeking a May opening in downtown Maplewood. Corey Smale, one of the partners in a bakery planning to move into the space recently vacated by Pixies Hair Design on Sutton Boulevard, said he grew up going to shops like World’s Fair Doughnuts, John Donut and Donut Drive-In. The new Maplewood shop will be called Strange Donuts. “We love the classics, but also, what’s been done with cupcakes is being done with doughnuts in other cities,” Smale said. “Voodoo Doughnuts, in Portland, Oregon, has national recognition. They were the first to add bacon to a doughnut. In St. Louis we haven’t seen it done.” One of the partners in the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The downtown Maplewood restaurant was featured in the "Maplewood Minute," a radio spot on a St. Louis station.
Morning commuters listening to 103.3 KLOU in St. Louis heard a one-minute spot featuring Boogaloo on Friday. It was part of a feature called "Maplewood Minute," which happens between 7-8 a.m. on Fridays each week. Members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce use the weekly ad to gain exposure to a wider St. Louis audience. The chamber has reserved spots through the end of December. Members pay $170 for the ad, notes the chamber's website. The chamber posted a video with the Boogaloo ad's audio on YouTube. Three previous ads in June and July spotlighted Let Them Eat Art. Read more recent Maplewood business news on Patch:
Monday, July 23, 2012
With the recent closing of Mezzanine, one storefront is empty on Sutton Boulevard in downtown Maplewood. What should open there?
A doughnut shop and ice cream parlor are on the wish lists of at least a couple Maplewood residents. A conversation ignited on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch's Facebook page after a simple question: If you could pick one place to open on Sutton Boulevard, what would it be? Others suggested a sushi restaurant, laundromat or a place for pizza by the slice. One storefront is empty on Sutton Boulevard following the recent closing of Mezzanine. Pie Oh My! is expected to open on Sutton by early fall, but the exact address hasn't been announced yet. So, if you could pick a new business to open in Maplewood, what would it be and why? Please share your suggestions in the comments section below this article. Read more recent Maplewood business news on …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The skeeball and pinball bar in Maplewood has gained attention as a great destination for date nights and group outings.
The early reviews are in: Orbit Pinball Lounge is impressing those who visit it. The new Maplewood bar—which houses 10 pinball machines and three skeeball lanes—is attracting positive reviews online after opening only two months ago. Patch user Jonathan Spencer gave a five-star review on Orbit's directory listing. "It's nice to have a late night place to hang out that is more than just a bar," he wrote. (Have you visited Orbit yet? Tell the rest of the community how it was by leaving a brief review in our business directory.) The bar also has a 4.5/5 stars rating on Yelp. Those reviews agree with Spencer, adding that its a good location for dates and group outings. "Overall, this is a great place to come with friends for any reason. Drinks…