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Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria hosting Giveback Tuesday benefiting Pedal the Cause

Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria hosting Giveback Tuesday benefiting Pedal the Cause

ST. LOUIS, MO/April 13, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria, located in Rock Hill, MO has announced their Giveback Tuesday.  It is created to benefit Pedal the Cause.  This event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

One day each month 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of lunch, dinner, drinks and carryout are donated to charities.  Contributions have exceeded more than $100,000 to date.

Funds raised from this event will be dedicated to fund groundbreaking cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In a statement by Carrie Sweigart, Chief Operations Officer at Pedal the Cause, they will be presenting funds to their beneficiaries on November 16, 2017.  More than $3.8 million has been donated for cancer research by Pedal for Cause last year and they hope to grow their contributions in 2017.

About Pedal the Cause

Pedal the Cause was founded in 2010 with a mission to fund cancer research that will ultimately lead to the cure of all cancers.  However, more impressively, more than $15.8 million has been donated to the Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital funding 84 research projects for cancer research.

About Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria

A husband and wife team, Ted and Katie Collier.  This family owned award-winning artisan Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on a modern interpretation of regional Italian cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients with Katies inspiration coming from her time spent living in Italy with her artist mother Belinda Lee.

Katie is the recipient of multiple awards for her cooking including, Best Pizza & Best Pasta by Feast Magazine, Best Pizza by Ladue News and A-List awards from St. Louis Magazine.  She has also been featured on the cover of Sauce Magazine.

August 2015, Katie was a contestant on Esquire Network’s “The Next Great Burger”.  She won her episode and made it to the finale for her Italian inspired “Ciao Bella Burger.”

Katie has a series of hit cooking and restaurant videos Katies Pizza & Osteria Vimeo Page with thousands of views and subscribers.

Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria is open every day from 11 am, featuring Happy Hour specials from 3 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm to 10 pm.  Carry-out is also available.

For more information about Katies Pizza and Pasta Osteria, visit 9568 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, MO 63119, call (314) 942-6555 or visit http://www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.

For more information about Pedal the Cause visit http://www.pedalthecause.org.


Ice Creates New Chance to Party for a Cause – 12 Bars of Charity

12 Bars of Charity

12 Bars of Charity St. Louis Moved to January

St. Louis, MO/December 30, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) — The holiday season is hectic. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do everything we’d like to do.  Add a weekend of icy roads and the window of holiday opportunity narrows even more.  But the ice that slicked St. Louis roadways in mid-December has created an opportunity for charity-minded revelers in January.  That’s because the Twelve Bars of Charity St. Louis which had been set for December 17th was postponed because of icy roads.  The new date is January 7th.  The annual pub crawl raises funds for some of your favorite charities while you have a good time bar hopping across town.  Tickets for the original event will be honored on the new date.  But the good news for the rest of us is that you can still buy tickets for the January 7th event!

The 12 Bars of Charity began in St. Louis in 2012 with the idea of creating a pub crawl that benefited not just one charity, but several locally-based organizations.  Event organizers had hoped to draw a few hundred people to a dozen participating bars that first year.  To say they succeeded would be an understatement, since more than 1,900 people took part.  Since 2012 there have been more than 17,000 participants who have raised more than $200,000 for charity.  This year, 25 St. Louis bars are taking part in the fun and the event has spread to Dallas, Austin, Tampa, Denver, and Baltimore.

This year’s St. Louis event will raise funds for eight different causes:

The World Pediatric Project brings critically ill children from impoverished areas to St. Louis for medical treatment.  They also fund preventive dental care for 400 Missouri kids.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis rescues abandoned and abused animals, many with medical needs, restore them to health, and find them loving, adoptive homes.

The APA Adoption Center is an independent not-for-profit organization takes in more than 3,000 stray and abandoned animals each year without government funding.  This group houses about 300 adoptable animals daily.

Hope for Young Adults With Cancer is a St. Louis-based 501(c)(3) focused on providing direct financial support to young adults (18-40) with cancer.  Hope4YAWC is one of only a handful of nonprofit organizations in the country to do so.

Friends of Kids with Cancer is St. Louis’ charity aimed at helping kids with cancer be kids by helping families deal with the daily challenges of fighting the disease while safeguarding the important experiences of childhood.

The St. Patrick Center is one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment, and health opportunities for people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by Danny Thomas to advance cures and preventive treatments for catastrophic, pediatric diseases and injuries.  St. Jude treats children regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.  No one gets a bill because “all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”

Autism Speaks was founded in St. Louis to fund research, increase awareness, and connect families to resources.  It has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Here’s how it works: Go to the 12 Bars of Charity website and select your charity team.  Then buy your $30 ticket online.  Bring your printed (or emailed) ticket and an ID (proving you are at least 21) to registration at Ballpark Village from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on January 7th (the new date).  Pick up your official 12 Bars of Charity team sweatshirt and wristband (you’ll need it for the shuttle and drink discounts).  Then begin the crawl!

A shuttle will take you to some of the best local bars in the Washington Avenue entertainment district, in and around Ballpark Village downtown, and in Soulard.  From 8:00 p.m. to midnight, each bar is offering their own drink specials featuring Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Select, and Ketel One Vodka Cocktails. Shuttle stops along Washington Avenue include: Flannery’s, Lucas Park, Rosalita’s, Hair of the Dog, Bobby’s Place, and Over/Under. Downtown destinations include the Ballpark Village hot spots: Cardinal’s Nation, Fox Sports Live!  And the Budweiser Brewhouse, as well as the Start Bar, Wheelhouse Downtown, Flying Saucer, Howl at the Moon, PBR, and Drunken Fish.  The shuttle to Soulard will make stops at Big Daddy’s, The Goodluck Bar, D’s Place, Johnny’s, Duke’s, Great Grizzly Bear, Henry’s, Molly’s, Llywelyn’s, and the Social House.  All shuttles will start and stop at Ballpark Village.

Thanks to extra time for ticket sales, there are even more great things happening.  Organizers have announced that instead of $10 of each ticket going to the listed charities, they’ll be able to donate $15!  And when you check-in at BPV, your first beer is free!  If you had tickets for the original event and can’t make the Jan. 7th date, your tickets are transferable.  A friend can even pick up your sweatshirt, as long as they have your ticket.  If you can’t get there to get your shirt, send an email to info@12BarsOfCharity.com and they’ll make arrangements with you.  So far, this year’s event has raised more than $70,000 for some very deserving local charities, and registration is still open!


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Officer Blake Snyder

Dine Out to Benefit Family of Fallen Police Officer Blake Snyder

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Officer Blake Snyder – St. Louis restaurants and diners are coming together yet again to honor a police officer shot in the line of duty, and to raise cash for his family.  On November 1, restaurants across the metro area will donate proceeds from the day to the family of fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.  The 33-year old officer was shot and killed while answering an early morning disturbance call in South County on Thursday, October 6th. He was the first St. Louis County Police Department officer killed in the line of duty since 2000.  He leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son.

Officer Blake Snyder

Officer Blake Snyder – Picture courtesy of St. Louis Public Radio

The Dine Out event next Tuesday is being organized by Katie Zaitz-Fink.  She’s the same woman who was behind a series of monthly Dine Out events that have already raised more than $60,000 to benefit Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion. Additional Dine Outs for Mike Flamion are planned for November 14 and December 12, 2016.  Flamion was paralyzed after being shot during a traffic stop in July.  He’s expected to endure a long, arduous and expensive therapy, but even with the help of spinal injury specialists in Colorado, he’ll need long-term medical care.

Zaitz-Fink and several area restaurants involved in the Flamion fundraisers wanted to do something to help Blake Snyder’s family too.  So Zaitz-Fink began planning another Dine Out event with the restaurants that had so generously donated proceeds the first time out.  She kept making calls, and so far, more than 180 area restaurants have signed up to participate in the November 1st Dine Out event to benefit Officer Snyder’s family.

One of the restaurants participating in Dine Out events for both officers is Krieger’s Hometown Sports Grill at 1356 Big Bend Road in Ballwin.  They’re turning the Dine Out for Officer Blake Snyder’s family into a major event.  On Tuesday, November 1st, they’ll be dishing up all the Krieger’s favorites like their Ultimate Nachos, burgers, specialty pizzas and fish tacos, along with their staggering selection of draft beers (33) and their excellent wine list.  They’ll get some help from the men and women in blue.  Police officers from around the metro area will add to the fun by pitching in to bus tables, and help out where needed.

Besides donating 25% of all sales on Tuesday, November 1 directly to the Snyder family—dine in or carry out—Krieger’s has also set up some special fundraisers.  There will be gift basket raffles and a silent auction, with all of the proceeds going to Officer Snyder’s family.  Some of the items donated include Cardinal’s memorabilia autographed by Stan Musial and a fabulous Blues package.  The fun and fundraising goes on all day, from 11:00 a.m. to close on Tuesday, November 1st.

Krieger’s is open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight (including Tuesday, November 1st), Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Krieger’s Hometown Sports Grill in Ballwin is also among the 21 restaurants participating in the monthly “Meals for Mike” events.  Those are on the second Monday each month through the end of the year.  Some other restaurants participating in fundraiser events for both officers include Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar in Ballwin, Yellowstone Café in Chesterfield, The Wolf, 6 North Café and Big Bear Grill in Wildwood.  Among the 180+ restaurants participating this time are several Pasta House Company Restaurants, Qdoba’s, Syberg’s and St. Louis Bread Company Restaurants across the metro area.

For more information about the fundraisers, contact:

Krieger’s Hometown Sports Grill
1356 Big Bend Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
(636) 861-1618

Header picture courtesy of Fox News


mike flamion
Mike Flamion

Mike Flamion

Krieger’s Holds Fourth Dine Out for Officer Mike Flamion

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) The outpouring of love continues for Ballwin Officer Mike Flamion from Jefferson County, as Krieger’s Sports Grill and other local restaurants get ready to host the fourth “Dine Out for Officer Mike Flamion.”  Beginning in September and throughout the end of the year, on the second Monday of every month folks can come out for “Meals for Mike,” at 21 area restaurants.  Each is donating at least 10% of the days’ sales to Officer Mike Flamion and his family! It’s a great way to join the local restaurant community in showing your support for such a great cause!

Flamion was shot and paralyzed in July, during a routine traffic violation.  Thirty-one year old, Antonio Taylor, 31, is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.  For Officer Flamion and his family, those few seconds changed their lives forever.

Mike continues to undergo intense rehab with Spinal specialists at a Colorado facility, but will need long-term medical care.  He remains paralyzed from the neck down, but continues to make progress.  Mike spends his days sitting up in a specialized wheel chair where this teaching and treatment takes place.  He has learned how to use a computer by blowing in or sucking out on a straw so he can write messages.  Doctors are not sure why, but recently Mike’s right shoulder moved, giving a reason for hope.

Mrs. Flamion hopes everyone will continue to send prayers since she believes Mike’s recovery depends on them.  To add to the fun, at the November 12th event at Krieger’s, our honored “Men in Blue” from the St. Louis County police department will be lending a hand by bussing tables, serving food and mingling with customers.  This kind of tragedy brings out the best in humanity when families, neighbors and even strangers, come together in unity and support.  And that’s exactly what has happened in this case.

For anyone interested, there is also a GoFundMe page with a current goal of $365,000 goal.  To date, $364,528 has already been raised to help the family, so they’re extremely close to making their goal.

The dates are as follows:

  • Monday November 14
  • Monday December 12

Participating Restaurants:

  • Krieger’s Sports Grill-Ballwin  
  • Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar – Ballwin 
  • Lazy River Grill-Ballwin
  • Yellowstone Café- Chesterfield
  • The Wolf-Ballwin
  • 6 North Café- Ballwin
  • Big Bear- Wildwood
  • Callier’s Deli- Ballwin
  • Dairy Queen-Twin Oaks
  • Firehouse Subs- Ballwin
  • Lion’s Choice-Ballwin
  • Papa Murphy’s-Twin Oaks
  • Papa Murphy’s- Wildwood
  • McDonald’s at below locations:
    Ballwin-15204 Manchester Rd
    Ellisville- 15901 Manchester Rd
    Chesterfield- 1701 Clarkson Rd
    13559 Oive-Olive & Hwy 141
    Chesterfield-Long Rd
    Chesterfield-101 Lamp Village
    Manchester-14026 Manchester Rd
    Des Peres- 12120 Manchester Rd
    Valley Park-13600 Big Bend


Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar Expresses Their Appreciation

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRealEstate.News) Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, located at 100 Holloway Rd, Ballwin, MO, would like to express their sincere appreciation for the support of the community for two charitable events held over the recent summer weeks.

Candicci’s Restaurant was one of the participating restaurants that donated a percentage of sales on specific dates that benefited Ballwin police officer Mike Flamion and family.  Officer Flamion was shot on July 8th and the community quickly pulled together to help the family.  A few days after the shooting, it was announced that officer Flamion would require permanent medical assistance.  “The turnout was overwhelming”, says Bob Candice, manager of Candicci’s Restaurant.

Further, on August 8th, Candicci’s supported a charitable golf tournament to support Project Wake-Up in memory of Ryan Candice, son of Bob Candice and Denise Candice.  Friends of Ryan Candice has created a charitable foundation, Project Wake Up, to raise funds to pay for a film documentary that will help eradicate the stigma of mental illness.

They have created a GoFundMe Page with a goal of $150,000.  As of today, August 19, at approximately 8 pm, Project Wake UP has raised more than $103,000.  What the friends of Ryan Candice are accomplishing will make a difference in the lives of a lot of people.

While Candicci’s was not the organizer of either event, “I just want to help”, says Bob Candice.  Candicci’s involvement for the Dine Out project to benefit police officer, Mike Flamion was to contribute 20% of sales on three different business days and the contribution to the golf tournament was donating all food for the event, which was a huge success raising more than $13,000.

Full of emotions Candices’ comment was simple, but respectfully sincere, “all I can say is thank you and we will continue helping all we can,” says Candice.

Contact information:

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

100 Holloway Rd

Ballwin, MO 63011

Phone: (636) 220-8989

Email: candiccis@gmail.com


Pub Crawl

Crawler Before You Walk – Pub Crawl

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Everybody loves to party in addition to help charity.  St. Louis offers some of the best bars, pubs and restaurants in the city and maybe even in the nation.  Soulard is one of the most historic districts in the city.

Three establishments have announced a Crawl Before You Walk Pub Crawl.  A portion of the funds will go to help the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Young Ambassadors.

On August 13, 2016 starting as early as 3:00 pm.  The cost to participate is $25.00.

  1. Molly’s – T-Shirt Pick-Up will begin at 3:00 pm – call (314) 241-6200
  2. Itap will begin at 5:00 pm – call (314) 621-4333
  3. Carson’s will begin at 7:00 pm – call (314) 436-2707

Be sure to visit to help a worthy cause.  Early Registration is available online at STLCrawlBeforeYouWalk.EventBrite.com

For more information call one of the three establishments and we are certain that they would be happy to help answer all of your questions.  This is a community event that will benefit from local residents support.


Golf to raise funds for Project Wake Up

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Bob Candice, manager of Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, located at 100 Holloway Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, has announced his support for and respectfully request the support of the community to help raise money for Project Wake Up.

Project Wake Up was created after Bob Candice and Denise Candice lost their son, Ryan Candice, to suicide.  Friends of Ryan created this charity, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, established to raise funds to pay for the creation of a documentary intended to help eradicate the stigma of mental illness.

Since Ryan’s passing, his friends have been busy educating the public about their loss, and what they want to accomplish to help deal with Ryan’s passing and to help prevent loosing anybody to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among teens.  An honorable ambition that has attracted much well deserved attention.

To raise money Project Wake Up has announced that they will host an Inagural Golf Tournament and silent auction, Saturday, August 6, 2016 beginning at 11:00 am.  Details can be found at the Eventbrite Event Page.  However, if you cannot participate in the golf tournament, please donate money at the GoFundMe Page.  Additional information about the golf tournament can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/497749603753578/

Video courtesy of Project Wake Up

Contact information:

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

Attention: Bob Candice

100 Holloway Road

Ballwin, MO 63011

Call: (636) 220-8989


Ryan Candice

Calling All Parents – In Honor of Ryan Candice

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Two years ago I personally witnessed an event that no parent, no person should ever have to experience.  A dear friend of mine has a son that ended his life.  That event changed life forever for both parents, siblings and even for many family members and friends.

Few would disagree that life has changed over the past few years.  While technology and a shrinking world has eliminated some problems a whole new list of problems have emerged in the world.  Suicide has risen to an alarming rate.

Mr. Candices’ son, Ryan Candice, had many friends, he was popular in school attending college with what appeared to be a bright and promising future.  However, for whatever reason, Ryan felt different.

Since this tragic event friends of Ryan has created an honorable organization to help those in need.  Their loyalty, love and dedication to Ryan has opened their eyes.  They want to learn and teach others from the mistakes made prior to this event.

Friends of Ryan Candice has created Project Wake Up.  It is an organization that their purpose is to eradicate the stigma of mental illness.  They are raising funds to produce a documentary to help this cause.  These are great young adults doing some great things.

I hope you find it in your heart and budget to help these kids fulfill their promise and commitment to his worthy cause.  To raise additional funds for their project they are sponsoring a golf tournament August 6, 2016 at Forest Park- Norman K. Probstein Golf Course.

This problem needs attention!  It will not get better until more people get involved.  Many parents might think “this will not happen in my household” or “my child would never do that”.  You simply don’t know until it is too late.  Mr. Candice had all of those thoughts himself.  Ryan’s friends had no idea.  Nobody, family or friends expected this kind of action on Ryan’s part.

For more information visit their Facebook Event Page or Eventbrite to purchase tickets.

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The video is intended solely for informational/educational rather than promotional purposes.


Food Truck Mania, St. Louis, MO

Roundup for a Good Cause – Food Truck Mania

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Food Truck Mania – The Food truck craze has skyrocketed over the last few years. By the year 2017, the industry is expected to reach $2.7 billion in revenue in the U.S. alone.  The concept offers a deviation from the brown-bagged lunches of the past, and even from a normal lunch hour out at a restaurant. They also offer unique dishes from different cultures around the world, many of which are not represented by actual restaurants that can be patronized.

These unique foods, coupled with quick service and low prices, make food trucks a favorite.  So, is it any wonder that with just one day to go till the 6th Annual Food Truck Round Up in Forest Park, the excitement continues to grow?  The event, which takes place on June 24th from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Dwight Davis Center, will feature seven St. Louis area food trucks including Angie Burger, Doughboy’s Wood Fired Pizza, and Russo’s Trucktoria, just to name a few.

This year’s theme is “everything western,” so wearing western attire can win you a prize.  It’ll also put you in the mood for the ride of your life on a mechanical bull.  Local celebrities, CEO’s, donors and friends of Beyond Housing are being asked to come out and help raise money by asking their family and friends to donate a set dollar amount for every second they’re able to stay on the bull.  If they pledge $5 per second, and the rider stays on 10 seconds, then they donate $50 to help Beyond Housing accomplish its revitalization efforts in the Normandy school district.

It’s a great way to show your support for Beyond Housing, try out delicious foods, and test out your bull-riding skills.  Don’t wait…the countdown continues.  To purchase tickets and learn more, go to: beyondhousing.org or go.rallyup.com/bh-roundup.

Contributing Editor: Kara Savio