Autor: Scott

~ 27/07/09

Curious as to what is new Downtown in the way of dining? Have a spot you haven’t been to in awhile? Then check out Downtown Restaurant Week starting August 3rd! Over 25 restaurants to choose from.

 

The Details:

 

Downtown Restaurant Week

August 3 – 9

Downtown St. Louis

Now in its 5th year, DRW has grown to 25 diverse and delicious destinations. Last year’s event attracted over 15,000 diners, so make reservations early to secure a table for this fabulous food event! There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch – patrons simply attend the restaurant of their choice and select from a special 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person, plus tip, plus tax. This is a great way to rediscover a longtime favorite or experience one of St. Louis’ hot new eateries. Reservations are highly recommended! For more info, go to downtownrestaurantweek.net.

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Autor: Scott

~ 27/01/09

According to the Daily Sauce, The Duck Flies Again!

From their email:

Rumors were flying earlier this month that The Shaved Duck was dead, shot down by the failing economy and/or differences between owner Alastair Nisbet (who also owns The Scottish Arms) and executive chef Brendan Noonan. While Noonan did indeed exit the kitchen, the restaurant’s death rumors were – to paraphrase Mark Twain – greatly exaggerated, because tonight The Shaved Duck flies again. The reopening comes after three weeks of retooling, including the addition of an outdoor smoker and a lower-priced menu with more emphasis on “rustic American” than on “classically European” fare. We found nothing wrong with the old menu, especially the cornmeal-stuffed rabbit and fresh fish dishes, but it seems it didn’t draw enough diners. Fortunately, the duck confit, duck fat frites, huge craft beer selection and scallop-wrapped bacon stay, but expect to see lots of house-smoked meats, barbecue, flatbreads and a variety of chili (some so hot they’re served with milk). The new Duck also features live music – Bob Case and Friends will entertain tonight – and take-out. Now that’s what we call a bird of a different feather.

Sauce pick: The Shaved Duck reopens
Where to get it: Tonight – 5 p.m., 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis
Info: 314.776.1407

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Autor: Dave

~ 22/01/09

One of my favorite events of the year is this weekend.  And it’s all for a good cause.  The Seventh Annual Food and Wine Experience takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Chase Park Plaza.  It benefits the St. Louis Rep Theatre of St. Louis, and quite honestly..it’s a blast.  Unlimited amounts of wine and food from all over the country are available over two days.  They have several ‘classes’, and even VIP events, but quite honestly it’s just fun to walk around and take in the whole experience.  See you there!

http://www.repstl.org/foodandwine/

Autor: Scott

~ 19/01/09

Looks like our friends over at Sauce Magazine have a new look and some fun new functionality, including video, and a much improved restaurant search! Be sure and check it out!

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Autor: Scott

~ 02/01/09

Looks like the Shaved Duck, will in fact be closing temporarily! Again, word from the SLM blog is that the Shaved Duck will close for four weeks after tomorrow to change up the menu. Looking forward to trying it out!

Though this is great news, the message is still the same, patronize your favorite places!

*OLDER POST*

Despite rave reviews and awards, looks like The Shaved Duck will be closing its doors on January 3rd according to St. Louis Magazine’s blog. Reasons stated were creative differences between owner and chefs. No official release as of yet but here is hoping the speculation that this is a temporary closing will hold true.
It is sad to see any business close, but when it happens to a great one, the effect is devastating.  I know times are tough but I encourage everyone to go out as often as you can to support local businesses. They are a major part of our region’s character and charm.

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Autor: Scott

~ 26/11/08

Email went out today from Juniper Grill owner Steven Hughes announcing that Saturday, November 29th will be Juniper’s last day. This has be one of my all time favorite restaurants in St. Louis, hosting birthdays, special occasions, and many spontaneous dinners. No clue was given to the closing but I wish Steven and Shannon the best. Now get out there and have dinner tonight, Friday and Saturday!

Email:

It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that Juniper Grill will be closing Saturday November 29th. We will be open for food sales only.  I would like to thank every one of our customers for your support over the last four years, you have become like family and it has been my honor and privilege to know and serve you.
 
Steven Hughes

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Autor: Scott

~ 18/11/08

It is that time again! While wondering how to brine your turkey or what gift to get Aunt Milda, don’t forget to make your New Years Eve plans! This year, RCP teams up with the Raymond Experience and Moulin Events to put on a fun, sophisticated evening complete with decadent food stations paired with craft beers and cocktails! The event is capped at 150 so this is the perfect way to ring in the New Year without an elbow in your back on the dance floor!

The Details:

New Year’s Eve Nightcap at Moulin Events
Wednesday, December 31, 9:00pm – 1:00am
Moulin Events – 2017 Chouteau Ave
Join River City Professionals and make the “New Year’s Eve Nightcap at Moulin Events” your last stop this year.  Enjoy a premium open bar and appetizer and dessert stations while you dance away the night to the Melvin Turnage Band. The evening will feature gourmet food stations paired with specialty cocktails and craft beer.  This year we have partnered with Sam Adams beer and Bombora Vodka to make the night extra special. No one under 21 years old will be admitted. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/48925.

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Autor: Rhonda

~ 28/02/08

Looks like www.metromix.com is prepping to launch a St. Louis site.

For those of you not in the know, metromix covers all things entertainment. As the site says, “Your one-stop local entertainment guide on where to go and what to do, from the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in music, movies, and entertainment.”

St. Louis joins the ranks of Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore and just added … Lehigh Valley, Penn. KSDK is leading the way for metromix, which leaves me rejoicing because the TV station’s Web site isn’t easy to navigate, and the Post-Dispatch’s Web site’s entertainment section is a bit lacking. 

At the same time, the St. Louis metromix staff has big shoes to fill in competing for advertising dollars with the local array of entertainment news sources such as the RFT, the glossy mags and Sauce, to name a few. Time will tell how this site makes its way into the media mix.

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Autor: Scott

~ 14/02/08

Or just an organized plot to keep us on the south end of the “Fattest City” lists… According to the Biz Journal, Dunkin Donuts will be opening more than 100 stores in the St. Louis market. Ohh I can smell the coffee brewing now!

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Autor: Rhonda

~ 03/02/08

A nice read on St. Louis, albeit outdated. The article mentions Red Moon, which has been closed for some time.

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