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1st Annual Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition in Collinsville

1st Annual Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition in Collinsville

Collinsville’s Inaugural Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition

Collinsville, IL/July 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Proud carnivores of the St. Louis area, your time has come!  The weekend of July 29 – 30, the first annual Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition will be held in Collinsville, Illinois.  The event along Main Street in uptown Collinsville will offer a little something for everyone, summertime backyard barbeques buffs, fans of world class BBQ prepared by local grilling champions, cooking competition enthusiasts, festivals lovers in general.  Admission to the festival is free and some of St. Louis’ favorite barbecue restaurants will be offering concessions during both days of the festival.  Look for Sugarfire Smoke House, Doc’s Smokehouse & Catering, Beast Craft BBQ Co., Mr. BBQ’s Rib Shack, Fire-N-Smoke Wood Fired Kitchen, and Red Top Barbecue & Chili.  Three of the top pro competitors will also be selling their wares.

Besides great barbecue, festival goers will also enjoy live music both days of the event, or test their skills on the “Climb for PTSD” rock climbing wall.  The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale will make an appearance Saturday from 2–4:00 p.m.  The event host, Code 3 Spices at 302 E Main Street in Collinsville, has a reputation for supporting American heroes.  Every bottle of their award-winning barbecue seasonings and Patriot Sauce raises 25-cents for organizations that support police, fire, medical, and military personnel.  So, it’s not surprising that proceeds from the Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition and festival will benefit the U.S. Veterans Foundation and the Collinsville Food Pantry.  Code 3 Spices co-owner Mike Radosevich was a police officer for 15-years before he and Chris Bohnemeier started Code 3 Spices.  Radosevich says they decided right away to make giving back part of their business model.

Code 3 Spices co-owner Mike Radosevich talks about the inspiration behind the Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition.

More than 50 teams are expected to show off their barbecue prowess at the Smokin’ on Main BBQ Competition.  The competition’s Pro Division is expected to draw 35 teams of professional BBQ chefs from across the St. Louis area to compete and prove themselves the best in the business, while the Backyard Division will give 20 teams of non-professional grillers the chance to show off their skills and potentially win a little cash while they’re at it.  The Pro Division will feature the classics: ribs, chicken, pork (butt and shoulder), and brisket.  The Backyard Division will feature party barbecue favorites, ribs and chicken wings.  The competition’s total prize money is a whopping $8,000.  A top prize of $6,500 will be awarded to the Pro Division winner, while $1,500 will go to the Backyard Division champion.  Additionally, awards and cash will be given to the top five competitors in each division.

The festival kicks off Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m.  On Sunday, it’ll run from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  There will be live music on both days, as well as traditional festival concessions, and of course, all that luscious smoked the meat! What a great addition to summer in the Metro East.


By Katie Smith

St Louis Makes Major City List for Most Popular Healthy Eating Plans

St Louis Makes Major City List for Most Popular Healthy Eating Plans

Grubhub Announces Top Major Cities with Healthy Eating Plans

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 14, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Healthy Eating Plans – Grilling with family and friends, the ice cream truck jingle…summer break means a lot of fun in the sun, but it is also a three-month period when making the healthiest food choices is not always the easiest thing to do.  Even so, we know that healthy eating has all sorts of benefits for your body and your brain, as well as, helping you stay slim and allowing you to live longer.

Recent results posted of a new study by Chicago based Grubhub, the nation’ s leading online and mobile takeout food-ordering marketplace, unveiled some interesting facts about Americans relationship with foods.  They took a look at the most popular healthy eating plans and which major cities regularly partake in those eating plans.

How did St. Louis rank? The Gateway to the West came in at No. 7.  Data shows that in 2016, 53 percent of its orders included more food related to popular eating plans than the rest of the country.  According to Grubhub, the most popular healthy eating plan in St. Louis is gluten-free.  It is the fifth-most-popular healthy eating plan nationwide.

Grubhub analyzed orders related to the most popular healthy eating plans in the U.S. such as paleo, raw, juice cleanse, vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, Mediterranean and keto diets.  By using a combination of dietary tags and delving into foods that align with specific eating plans, they were able to analyze order data from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, for its study.

Results from this study shows that Paleo reigns supreme in order data showcasing the dominance of popular healthy eating plans nationwide, including city-by-city.

Below find the Most Popular Eating Plans Nationwide, the Top 10 Major Cities that participate most in healthy eating plans, and the Most Popular Eating Plans in Major Cities:

Most Popular Eating Plans Nationwide:

1. Paleo
2. Raw
3. Juice cleanse
4. Vegan
5. Gluten-free
6. Low-fat
7. Mediterranean
8. Keto

Top 10 Major Cities Participating in Popular Eating Plans:

1. Seattle — orders 309 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
2. Portland, Ore. — orders 154 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
3. Dallas — orders 140 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
4. Chicago — orders 94 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
5. San Francisco — orders 74 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
6. Los Angeles — orders 66 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
7. St. Louis — orders 53 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
8. Austin, Texas — orders 44 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
9. Las Vegas — orders 27 percent more foods related to popular eating plans
10. San Diego — orders 22 percent more foods related to popular eating plans

Most Popular Eating Plans in Major Cities:

Miami — juice cleanse
San Jose, Calif. — vegan
Seattle — gluten-free
Dallas — paleo
Houston — paleo
Austin, Texas — paleo
Phoenix — gluten-free
Minneapolis — gluten-free
Portland, Ore. — gluten-free
Las Vegas — vegan
St. Louis — gluten-free
Nashville, Tenn. — juice cleanse
San Diego — vegan
Atlanta — gluten-free
Los Angeles — vegan
San Francisco — low-fat
Boston — low-fat
Chicago — vegan

Cedar Hill’s Down Home Dining Favorite Is Coyote Joe’s

Cedar Hill’s Down Home Dining Favorite Is Coyote Joe’s

Homespun Hospitality and Down Home Good Eats at Coyote Joe’s

Cedar Hill, MO/April 16, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – If you drive out Hwy 30 through Jefferson County, you’ll come across the small town of Cedar Hill, tucked along the bank of the Big River.  This is a quintessential Missouri small town.  With fewer than 2,000 residents, it’s fairly rural, with a definite Ozark hills flavor.  The local park is a popular canoe launch site for locals and city-folk alike, since its about 10 miles upstream from Rockford Beach.  There’s an old mill and dam, and a popular fishing hole too.  Visitors will also find an old log cabin near the river that has a great view of the Cedar Hill area and is home to Coyote Joe’s Bar & Grill.

Kristi and Joe Lunsford opened their bar and grill in August 2016.  It’s a family-friendly establishment, even offering a special “Li’l Pups’ Coloring Corner” where kids can color their own coyote pictures to be hung on the restaurant walls.  Since they’re a 100-percent family owned and operated restaurant, they wanted to make sure families feel welcome in their place.  They’ve even started a Tuesday night dinner special that has kids eating free!  Kristi Lunsford says welcoming families, and providing a clean, comfortable dining destination for them is important.  She says they want to make their guests and their staff feel at home.

Coyote Joes offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day.  Their menu is a bit different. It’s written in “Ozark slang,” but don’t worry.  The friendly staff is more than happy to translate for you!  From the fried walleye and alligator tacos to the house-made pork skins—fried fresh daily, and the locally sourced, grass-fed beef, this is down home, Southern-style comfort food.  They even use grandma’s recipes to make their homemade desserts.  Diners will find daily and weekly lunch and dinner specials.  Every Friday, they do “FryDay” all you can eat catfish, shrimp, homemade hushpuppies, and a “fixin.”  There’s a takeout menu too, and customers say the prices are the best in town.

Besides their down home, Southern-style hospitality, another thing that sets Coyote Joe’s apart is their dedication to hunting and using game in their kitchen.  Two Saturdays every month, they offer special “wildlife” dinners featuring dishes made with buffalo, elk, venison, wild boar, rabbit and other game animals.  That culture is reflected in the decor too.  The walls are covered with wildlife and there’s even a stuffed coyote, and a “braggin’ wall” for everyone to hang up their hunting pictures.

Coyote Joe’s is a bar and grill, so you’ll find a full bar offering beer, wine, liquor, and mixed drinks.  They have weekly drink specials during “Happy Hour.”  Like any good bar, you can catch a game (or your favorite sport fishing/hunting show) on one of the TVs.  There’s a jukebox, Video Keno, and lottery ticket sales too.

The Lunsfords are a community oriented family, so they make it part of their business to get involved in community service projects, donate to local charities, and even host benefits.  They have a great private party room that’s perfect for civic events, club meetings, and private party rentals too.

They love to party at Coyote Joe’s, so they celebrate just about everything.  They do themed parties for all the national holidays, including the unofficial celebrations like Mardi Gras, Taco Tuesdays, the Daytona 500, etc.  They’re planning crab boils this spring and summer.  They’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage specials on Friday and Saturday.  They’ll have plenty of green beer and drink specials too!

Coyote Joe’s is closed on Mondays.  They’re open Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Unlike some rural establishments, Coyote Joe’s takes credit cards!  There’s always plenty of parking for motorcycles, big trucks, campers and RVs—whatever you’re driving.  “So come on down,” Lunsford says, “we want to see ya here!”

Contact Information:

Coyote Joe’s Bar & Grill
Owners: Joe and Kristi Lunsford
7000 State Road BB
Cedar Hill, Missouri
Phone: (636) 285-0926

Local Deli Makes Top 100 Places to Eat List for 2017 – Blues City Deli

Blues City Deli, St. Louis, MO

Singin’ the Praises of Blues City Deli

ST. LOUIS, MO/February 8, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Blues City Deli – Online reviews have given small businesses that offer terrific value and service the opportunity to compete with larger restaurants and national chains that enjoy much larger advertising budgets.  Thanks to Yelp, businesses can have a free platform on which they can market their offerings and collect feedback from their customers.

Most realize that customer feedback is everything. A recent Small Business Pulse survey shows that 96% of U.S. businesses say they collect customer feedback, and 82% of restaurants report using online review sites like Yelp to collect it.  That’s higher than any other business category.

So, it’s no surprise that Blues City Deli is elated to have made Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat List for 2017.  This is the 4th annual year for the list honoring eateries from across the US, nearly all of which have a perfect 5-star rating.  Blues City Deli came in at No. 28 on the list and was also included on Yelp’s list in 2016.

What’s really interesting is that most of the businesses on the list are unpretentious eateries that offer their diners a no-frills type experience.  Nearly three-fourths of the top 100 are fast casual businesses or food trucks where you can enjoy a meal for $10 or under proving that a restaurant doesn’t have to be fancy or famous to get 5 star ratings.

What are customers saying about this landmark deli in the Benton Park area?  They’re saying that owner, Vince Valenza, knows what he’s doing.  From the brick walls completely covered with primitive paintings of blues legends, the posters advertising long ago jazz concerts to the Delta’s music memorabilia… the place oozes with character.

The atmosphere is happy, loud, casual, and the small tables force diners to make new friends.  There is live music almost every Thursday and Saturday, and the menu is a tribute to many of the blues music cities on the “Blues Highway.”
Here’s just a few of Blues City Deli’s most popular sandwiches:

The Valenza Special Muffuletta- lots of genoa salami, ham, Moraxella, provolone and mozzarella cheese and our home made olive salad on Italian bread.

The 7th Street Sicilian’ Po-boy- genoa salami, cappicola, pepperoni, and provel with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion served on seeded baguette

The Benton Park’ Po-boy- smoked ham, top round roast beef, oven roasted turkey, provel cheese with lettuce

The Italian Salsiccia Po-boy- a 1/3 Italian sausage served with marinara, roasted peppers, onions and provel cheese.

The Veno-hot roast beef dipped in Aujus served with bacon, provel cheese and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion
The “Daddy-o Combo-o”-a mound of our hot Italian beef with a 1/3 lbs. Italian sausage and provolone cheese with a choice of hot giardiniera peppers.

The Prez Reuben-filled with New York style Pastrami and Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island Dressing

Don’t be surprised to find there’s a sandwich at this deli for everyone.  Besides all types of deli meats, they offer smoked meat, baked meat, and cooked meat, vegetarian and custom sandwiches.  Whether you eat in or get your sandwich to go, just expect it to be wrapped in white butcher paper and stuffed in a plastic bag.  And don’t be intimidated by that long line because it moves very quickly and will be well worth your wait.

Blues City Deli

2438 McNair

St. Louis, MO 63104

Phone: (314) 773-8225

Hours: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

LaChance Vineyards in Jefferson County

LaChance Vineyards

Growing Grapes, Making Wine, and Celebrating Life – LaChance Vineyards

Desoto, MO/February 4, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) LaChance Vineyards – Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Jefferson County is a growing winemaking community.  Even with a history of German and Italian immigrants in the area growing grapes and making wine for personal use, JeffCo isn’t known as wine country.  Ask someone in St. Louis for a great winery and they’ll probably send you to Augusta, or Hermann, or St. Genevieve.  And yet, every few years a new winery opens just south of the Meramec River, right on St. Louis’ doorstep.  Unlike some of the newer wineries popping up in other parts of the St. Louis area, these Jefferson County vintners are not just blending and bottling vino; they’re growing their own grapes and creating their own wines too.

In 2014 when Harold and Tami Hamby opened LaChance Vineyards (pronounced la-shontz) at 12237 Peter Moore Lane in DeSoto, it was just the third winery in Jefferson County.  There are now four running along a trail either side of Hwy. 21 from Barnhardt through Hillsboro and down to this lovely vineyard in DeSoto.  LaChance is one of the coziest among them, with a farmhouse and other buildings nestled among well maintained gardens.  Their dining room has a large stone fireplace and big windows overlooking the vineyards.  When the weather is nice there are raised decks, patios, and several lovely, shaded outdoor seating areas.

The small farm in southern Jefferson County had been in the Hamby family for decades.  Harold and Tami Hamby moved their family to the farm in 2012 and began the work of building their winery.  They now have nearly 5,000 grapevines and plans for expansion.  LaChance Vineyards is named after Harold’s great-grandfather, Ferdinand ‘Zep’ LaChance, the son of French immigrants.  Despite his poverty, Zep was known for his optimism and sunny disposition.  As such, he’s become a source of inspiration for the Hambys and the winery staff.

LaChance Vineyards is a family-friendly destination.  With over 80 acres of land and plenty of open space, families are encouraged to visit, play and explore.  Picnic baskets are also welcome (but no outside beverages).  The vineyard offers live music on Saturdays, and has nice lunch menu that includes nibbles like charcuterie and cheese trays, plus flat breads, salads, soups, and sandwiches.

On Thursdays and Fridays they do dinner (6-8:00 p.m.).  Reservations are required.  The dinner menu is a small but elegant offering of starters, salads, entrees, and desserts.  You’ll find thoughtful items like Baked Brie Toasts with LaChance Blackberry Jam, and Arugula; Watermelon Gazpacho with Crab Salad; a bone-in pork chop with plum sauce, bacon braised green beans, and wild rice; and grilled ribeye with red wine syrup, blue cheese potato gratin, and asparagus.  For dessert, choose from the blackberry and almond crisp (made with LaChance blackberries) and vanilla ice cream; blueberry bread pudding with peach cream; or their molten chocolate cake with strawberries and mint.  Of course, the staff will be happy to recommend a LaChance wine to accompany each course.

At present there are 14 wines bearing the LaChance label.  They run from sweet wines like Lucky Duck and Sweet Lucy (whites), and Sweet Caboose (red), to blushes like A Rose is a Rose’ and dry wines like Crimson Cabernet (red), Doré (white), and Class Act (Norton).  The tasting room at LaChance is an inviting space that seats about 50 people.  There is a $5.00 fee for tastings, but that includes a keepsake LaChance Vineyards wine glass and five tokens.  Each token may be redeemed for a one ounce pour of wine.  So you’re getting five ounces of high quality wine for $5, and you get the glass!

LaChance is a popular destination for weddings, bridal showers, and other special events.  It’s also a great place to celebrate holidays like Valentine’s Day.  LaChance has two casual, yet romantic evenings planned for Saturday, February 11 (5-9:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, February 14 (5-9:00 p.m.)  There will be a special pick-and-choose dinner menu offered.  Selections include such treats as East Coast oysters, spinach and strawberry salad with fried goat cheese, sour cherry glazed duck, soy braised beef short ribs, cumin crusted lamb chops, molten chocolate cake with strawberry ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries with champagne cream, and red wine poached pears with whipped mascarpone.  Choose the dishes you’d like, along with your favorite wine.  Come for dinner with your sweetheart, and soak up the romantic ambiance while a violinist plays.  Reservations are required.

LaChance is open year round Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Dinner Thursday and Friday are by reservation only.  But regular visits, including their second annual Mardi Gras party (Feb. 25), are open to everyone!

Contact Information:

LaChance Vineyards
Owners: Harold and Tami Hamby
12237 Peter Moore Lane
DeSoto, MO 63020
Phone: (636) 586-2777

Kiss Stars are Rocking It in St. Louis at Rock and Brews

Kiss Stars

Grand Opening of Chesterfield Rock and Brews with Kiss Stars

CHESTERFIELD, MO/January 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Kiss Stars – Okay, I just had an extremely fun interview with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss at the Grand Opening of their Rock and Brew restaurant in Chesterfield.  I was so very surprised and happy that we had such access to them and they couldn’t have been nicer.

I was also very pleased to find out that they’re not just the branding behind the restaurant but are actually owners and have been majorly involved from the planning of the beginning concept to what’s on the menu and everything in between.

There are several things that set Rock and Brew apart from other restaurants.  They serve the highest quality American comfort food by using five star chefs.  They even like to hire general managers and kitchen managers with culinary backgrounds.

They are also an extremely kid friendly and pet friendly restaurant.  They have a special menu for the Lil Rockers of tomorrow and a kids area where they can play.  And yes, they also have a special pet menu especially for Fido with lean, low salt meat…and an occasional mutt brew.

They have an immense multi-selection of craft beers, rock and roll music piped through the restaurant speakers and a huge outdoor beer garden with an open pit gas fire for all year round.

You won’t see any old rock and roll costumes in the place…the guys say they did not want it to be a rock and roll graveyard but a celebration of past, present and future rock and roll.

I was thoroughly impressed that most of what they wanted to talk about was their commitment to Wounded Warriors. Every Grand Opening is a special day for the veterans who have served our country so honorably. They also are big on ordering food products locally and also on helping out schools and organizations in the community.

The amazing friendship the two have goes all the way back to the 70’s when they started their first band together, and years later they are still together creating ways to entertain the masses. There are currently two corporate owned Rock and Brews and seventeen franchises with another one planned to open soon. One things for sure, these guys are nowhere close to stopping now.

Rock and Brews

17258 Chesterfield Airport Rd

Chesterfield, MO

Phone: (636) 536-2739

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8th Annual Clayton Restaurant Week

Clayton Restaurant Week

Get ready to feast in Clayton! Clayton Restaurant Week

CLAYTON, MO/January 8, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The 8th annual Clayton Restaurant Week is slated for Monday January 23rd. – Sunday January 29th 2017.  This event features 16 fine dining restaurants in Clayton, offering a special three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of either $25 or $35 per person, plus tax and tip.

Clayton Restaurant Week is an opportunity for patrons to dine at one of their favorite eateries or partake in a new dining experience.  The event also affords chefs the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary creativity.  Last year’s event proved to be successful.  According to organizers, the 2015 Clayton Restaurant Week resulted in a sales increase between 20% and 100% compared to normal January sales weeks.  The promotion attracted over 13,000 diners, with many restaurants reporting waiting lists and full sellout nights .

Besides being a revenue generator for Clayton’s fine dining establishments, Clayton Restaurant Week also benefits the local charity, Operation Food Search.  Patrons may offer an “Extra Helping” donation when paying their check.  Your $5 or larger donation goes directly to Operation Food Search, who provides nutritious food to the hungry in our community.  Every month, through a network of 330 community partners, Operation Food Search helps to feed more than 200,000 individuals, a third of whom are children.  Last year, nearly $8,000 was raised for Operation Food Search.

Attending Clayton Restaurant Week is simple.  There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch.  Patrons simply visit the participating restaurant of their choice.  CRW restaurants feature select items from their soup/salad/appetizer, entrée and dessert menus.  To complement the meal, restaurants are also offering Stella Artois, Goose IPA and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter beers as a specially priced “add a glass” promotion.

Reservations are not required, but highly recommended by organizers in response to the popularity of the event in previous years.

The participating restaurants for the 2017 Clayton Restaurant Week are the following:

  • 801 Chophouse
  • 801 Fish, Avenue
  • BARcelona
  • C.J. Muggs
  • Café Napoli
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Crushed Red
  • Dominic’s Trattoria
  • Herbie’s
  • The Libertine
  • Louie’s Wine Dive
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Oceano Bistro
  • Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Clayton Restaurant Week is part of the nationwide initiative, Restaurant Weeks, where over 75 major cities host annual events.

For more information including menu choices, visit www.claytonrestaurantweek.com.


Contributing Editor: Jill Enders

Jill Enders is an award winning journalist.  She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Missouri Broadcaster’s Association award for Best News Series.  Jill won this prestigious first place award for her piece “Ferguson Year In Review” for KTRS radio, where she also currently works as an anchor, reporter, and writer.  Over the past 20 years, Jill has worn many hats in the broadcast industry including, as a D.J., field reporter, production director, copy writer, airborne traffic reporter, anchor, and news bureau chief.  Jill also has acted in TV, film, and stage and that experience as an actress allows her to provide her acting students with a practical insight into the entertainment industry.  Jill is a native St. Louisian and a graduate of SIU Edwardsville.


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Noboleis Breaks Ground

Noboleis Breaks

New Warehouse Expansion at Popular Augusta Winery

AUGUSTA, MO/January 4, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) One of Augusta’s favorite Vineyard’s is starting out 2017 with some exciting news.  Noboleis is moving forward with plans to expand by building a big new warehouse on the hillside just north of the winery.  They recently broke ground on the expansion which will allow them to incorporate a complete underground basement barrel cellar and a main ground level warehouse.

The new building will be comprised of additional office space and a small event space overlooking the Norton field.  It will also be used to store finished wine, barrels, tanks, bottling equipment, and wedding supplies, all of which is currently being housed at the winery.

Wine-making and business both keep increasing, the staff keeps expanding and the wedding schedule continues to fill.  These are all reasons why this expansion will be a welcome addition for this New Year.  Noboleis Winery is the perfect place to kick back and relax, while enjoying the serene beauty of the vineyards whether it’s summer, spring, fall or winter.

Their Tasting room is temporarily closed for maintenance until January 13th but will be back open for enjoyment on January 14th.  Normally, outside of four days, it’s open the entire year. Be sure and join their awesome wine club.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Noboleis Winery 100 Hemsath Road
Augusta, MO 63332
Phone: (636) 482-4500


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New Years Eve Party 2017 at Talayna’s Italian Restaurant

New Years Eve

New Years Eve Party 2017

Chesterfield, MO/December 11, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) New Years Eve 2017 – Talayna’s Italian Restaurant located in Chesterfield, MO invites the community to join them and dance into 2017 with premium live music featuring legendary entertainer Joe Bozzi and Band, 6 course gourmet meal prepared by Talayna’s and an open bar.

Joe Bozzi has been known in the St. Louis area for years.  Most commonly known as the “Godfather of St. Louis Music”.  More impressively, Bozzi was also the music teacher for the well-known musician, Michael McDonald, previously with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

Throughout the 60’s Bozzi was entertaining crowds at the St. Louis Playboy Club backing up such stars as trumpet player, Dizzy Gillespie, and saxophonist Cannonball Adderly and entertainers such as Johnny Carson and Bill Cosby.

Talayna’s Italian Restaurant has been in business providing fine Italian cuisines including pizza for more than 50 years, owned and operated by husband and wife team, Mehdi and Susan Rouhani for the previous 36 years.  Talayna’s has been serving St. Louis Style Pizza before it was called St. Louis Style Pizza.

Combining the talent and history of a duet such as Talayna’s Italian Restaurant and Joe Bozzi creates the perfect atmosphere for a perfect evening celebrating the beginning of a new year – 2017.

The evening will begin at 8 pm and last through 1 am.  Prepaid reservations can be made at Talayna’s website or visit the EVENTBRITE Page.  The cost of the event is $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity, open bar and the six course gourmet meal.

Contact information:

Talayna’s Italian Restaurant

68 Four Seasons Shopping Center

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone: (314) 469-6650

Email: mr@talaynas.net


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Pairing the Perfect Wine with Your Thanksgiving Meal – Noboleis Vineyards

Noboleis Vineyards

Celebrate the Holiday’s with Noboleis Vineyards

Augusta, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) It’s that time of year again when the holidays are upon us!  And one of the biggest meals of the year is right around the corner.  We spend so much time planning the food that we’re going to prepare for the upcoming big family and friend event, that we sometimes forget to spend enough time planning what kind of wine to choose to serve with your perfect meal.  And no Thanksgiving meal is complete without an excellent bottle of wine!

As always, Noboleis Vineyards is thinking of our customers and want to make a couple of suggestions to make sure you have a smooth holiday occasion.  Both our Traminette and Noboleis Blanc, are wonderful white wines to pair with your Turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.   As always, our friendly staff is ready to help you choose a wine that will pair well with whatever meal you have planned for the Holiday of Feasting!

And once the feast is over and the turkey and sweet potatoes are all gone, we hope you think small and support local business by coming out for our Small Business Saturday, November 26th.  It’ll be a great day to take a drive out to wine country and visit us, and a perfect time to re-stock your wine cellar for upcoming Christmas and New Year’s parties.  Come by and our always friendly staff will be more than happy to help you pair the perfect wine with your favorite party recipes!  Plus, we have great gift ideas in the tasting room for the wine lover in your life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…from our family to yours!  And we hope to see you the weekend after.

Noboleis Vineyards
100 Hemsath Rd
Augusta, MO 63332

Open Dailey: 7am-5pm
Phone: (636) 482-4500
Email: info@noboleisvinyards.com

Contributing Editor: Kara Savio