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Hamiltons Host Saint Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Hamiltons Host Saint Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

A Dozen St. Louis Restaurants Band Together to Help Hurricane Victims

St. Louis, MO/September 27, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Monumental catastrophes require monumental responses, and the 2017 hurricane season has already brought tragedy and tremendous loss to areas hit by a series of monster storms.  Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc along the Gulf coast, causing catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana.  Then Hurricane Irma cut a devastating swath through the Caribbean and Florida.  That was followed days later by Hurricane Maria, which slammed into several Caribbean islands already reeling from earlier storms, causing massive damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Such large-scale destruction will require a colossal recovery effort.  That’s where St. Louis diners can help.  The city’s close-knit restaurant and hospitality industries are holding a special event to raise relief funds on Friday, September 29th, and you’re invited.

Eleven Eleven and Vin de Set are hosting the Saint Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Moulin Events.  Dozens of area businesses are contributing to the effort, which was spearheaded by Paul and Wendy Hamilton of Hamilton Hospitality LLC, which owns Vin de Set, Eleven Eleven, Moulin Events and other establishments.

The $75 event tickets include restaurant tastings, silent and live auctions, live music, cocktails, beer, and wine.  The event will take place in the Centennial Ballroom at Moulin Events, 2017 Chouteau Ave. in Saint Louis.  Parking for the 6–9:00 p.m. event is complimentary.  Tickets are available online at: http://hurricanerelief.ezregister.com/.  Those who can’t attend the fundraiser at Moulin Events can still contribute to the cause by making a donation directly through the online ticketing site.

The Hamiltons, who own a home in the British Virgin Islands, have already raised more than $38,000 through their GoFundMe page for hurricane relief in the Virgin Islands: https://www.gofundme.com/virgin-island-hurricane-relief.  The fundraiser Friday will spread the cash across the hurricane disaster zones.  Paul Hamilton says 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to AmeriCares for Texas and Florida, and to Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation to support Hurricane Irma disaster relief for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

The list of local businesses contributing to the St. Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser event continues to grow.  Besides the Williams’ Vin de Set, Eleven Eleven, and Moulin Events, more than twenty restaurants, craft breweries, and wineries are pitching in.  At this writing, that list includes Baileys Restaurants, LoRusso’s Cucina, Triumph Grill, Three Monkeys, Square One brewery, Sqwires, Charleville Brewery, St. Louis Outback Steakhouse, Main Street 4204 Brewing, Stone Brewing, Light Horse Winery, Bread & Butter Winery, Cunetto House of Pasta, West End Grill & Pub, Trattoria Marcella, Firestone Walker, Modern Brewery, BARcelona, Cellar House, Vito’s, and The Cup.

Other local businesses are also lending a hand. According to the event website, that list currently includes: Sysco Foodservice, Major Brands, Dubuque Coffee, Garrett paper, the St. Louis Blues, Gregory’s Creative Cuisine, Four Seasons Hotel, Vinoteca, Tavolo Vigneto, Your Story Photo & Cinema, St. Louis Cardinals & Ballpark Village, Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Louis Auto Detailing, Good Life Growing, Millennium Productions, The Looking Glass, Special Event Florists, Flowers for the People, Mushrooms Naturally, Marriott Residence Inn Jefferson, Aries Party Rental, and Drury Hotels.

The Saint Louis Restaurants’ Hurricane Relief Fundraiser promises to be an evening of terrific food and drink, live entertainment, lively auctions, and fabulous fun in elegant surroundings—and all of it for a good cause.  It’s another example of St. Louis’ close-knit restaurant and hospitality industries pulling together with city residents for a great cause.

Event Information:

Saint Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
6–9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 29, 2017

Moulin Events & Meetings
2017 Chouteau Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 241-4949


By Susan Smith-Harmon – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria to Host August Giveback Tuesday Event Benefiting National Council of Jewish Women

Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria to Host August Giveback Tuesday Event Benefiting National Council of Jewish Women

ST. LOUIS, MO/August 12, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill is proud to announce their upcoming Giveback Tuesday event, which will benefit the National Council of Jewish Women. The event is slated for Tues., August 22.

Every month, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria features a local nonprofit charity and donates 100 percent of the earned proceeds from the entire day to the charity. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria has donated more than $120,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

Funds raised from this Giveback Tuesday event will help support the National Council of Jewish Women and their annual Back to School! Store, which is a one-day event in which more than 1,300 pre-selected elementary school children walk through and choose brand new items from the organization’s pop-up store.

The money raised will help purchase clothing, backpacks filled with school supplies, coats and winter wear, shoes, and personal care items for more than 1,300 underserved children.

“We are honored to be part of Katie’s Giveback Tuesday program on August 22,” said Jennifer Scissors, a volunteer co-chair of National Council of Jewish Women’s Back to School! Store. “It’s so gratifying to see underprivileged children receive the clothing and supplies they need to start school with enthusiasm, positive self-esteem, and a readiness to learn at our Back to School! Store. We know this could not be possible without the help of local organizations and businesses like Katie’s.”

Founded in 1985, the National Council of Jewish Women works to improve the lives of women, children, and families throughout the Greater St. Louis region. The organization helps more than 9,000 people each year and partners with more than 45 social service agencies, churches, and community organizations to identify qualifying children from low-income families whose needs are not currently being met by existing services.

Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria is open every day at 11 a.m. and features Happy Hour specials from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. Carry-outs are also available.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (314) 942-6555 or visit http://www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.

For more information about the National Council of Jewish Women, please visit http://www.ncjwstl.org.


Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria

9568 Manchester Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Phone: (314) 942-6555


Source: news provided by Katie’s Pizza – distributed by 24-7 Press Release – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

More than 950 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated over $760,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation as part of Team Up for Kids™ initiative

ATLANTA/June 17, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced today that Buffalo Wild Wings has donated over $760,000 to their local Boys & Girls Clubs following the 2017 Community Day fundraiser.  On April 19, more than 950 restaurants participated by collecting Guest donations and contributing at least 10 percent of restaurant sales to support youth sports opportunities at Boys & Girls Clubs.  The 2017 Community Day donation is the largest to-date since the annual fundraiser began in 2014.

As part of the Team Up for Kids™ mission, Buffalo Wild Wings has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to help thousands of kids play team sports each year.  The Community Day donations will help Clubs provide uniforms and equipment to young athletes and give them the opportunity to play team sports and learn skills that will help them grow into productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“At Buffalo Wild Wings, we greatly look forward to Community Day each year as a way for our local restaurants and Guests to get involved in Team Up for Kids and give back to their local Clubs,” said Emily Decker, senior vice-president and general counsel of Buffalo Wild Wings.  “We’d like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to all who participated in making this year’s event the most successful to-date, helping us create opportunities for kids and teens, and supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and their effective youth programming.”

In 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings and their Guests raised and donated over $4.1 million to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  BGCA was able to fund 325 ALL STARS sports grants to local Clubs, and provided training and resources for Clubs to offer more than 88,000 youth and teens the opportunity to participate on high-quality ALL STARS football, basketball, cheer-leading, dance, step and soccer teams.

“With the support of Buffalo Wild Wings and their Guests, our youth and teens across the country are receiving uniforms, equipment and the opportunity to participate in organized teams that help them build confidence and social skills,” Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO, Jim Clark.  “We are thankful to have partners like Buffalo Wild Wings who are dedicated to getting youth physically active and making communities a better place.”

Buffalo Wild Wings will donate at least $2 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America each year, and is committed to raising and donating $18 million by 2020.  Since the partnership began in 2013, Buffalo Wild Wings has donated over $10 million to support sports programs at local Clubs.  Buffalo Wild Wings Guests can support the Team Up for Kids initiative by donating at www.buffalowildwings.com/giving and BGCA online.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of “Best Wings” and “Best Sports Bar” awards from across the country. There are currently more than 1,200 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across the world.

Buffalo Wild Wings’ charitable giving initiative – TEAM UP FOR KIDS®– centers on the vision: There is a champion in every child. We are committed to helping build communities where all kids can thrive, compete, and belong to a team. As part of this mission, Buffalo Wild Wings has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to help thousands of kids play on sports teams each year. Buffalo Wild Wings is committed to donating and raising at least $18 million for BGCA by 2020. Guests can join the effort through donations from sauce and seasoning bottle purchases and in-restaurant fundraising events. For more information, visit www.buffalowildwings.com/giving.

Buffalo Wild Wings has multiple locations throughout the St. Louis metro area.


SOURCE: Boys & Girls Clubs of America – distributed by PR Newswire – published by STLRestaurant.News

Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria to Host June Giveback Tuesday Event Benefiting World’s Fair Park St. Louis

Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria to Host June Giveback Tuesday Event Benefiting World's Fair Park St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 17, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill is proud to announce their upcoming Giveback Tuesday event, which will benefit World’s Fair Park St. Louis.  The event is slated for Tues., June 27, 2017.

Every month, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria features a local nonprofit charity and donates 100 percent of the earned proceeds from the entire day to the charity.  Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included.  So far, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria has donated more than $100,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

Funds raised from this Giveback Tuesday event will go directly toward the completion of the organization’s feasibility and economic study, which will serve as a launching point for their special park to be created.

“Once the study is conducted, we will not only have a location for the park, but we will also have the hard numbers and information that businesses are seeking, which we can present to government officials and independent contributors,” said Tim Buening of World’s Fair Park St. Louis.  “Currently, our Board of Directors is performing the majority of the fundraising work, along with networking and building awareness for this park.”

Established in 2016, World’s Fair Park St. Louis is aiming to create a special park that will serve thousands of diverse people.

“Our park will serve eight neighboring states within driving distance with a 1005 accessible playground, rides, attractions, amphitheater, ice rink, and greenhouse,” Buening continued.  “We will also be providing our wounded veterans and high-level persons with disabilities job placement and expansion phases.  Overall, our goal is to make sure that this park is 100 percent inclusive to every single person, no matter what their physical or mental needs are.”


Source: 24-7 Press Release

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.