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Kimmswick’s Apple Butter Festival Coming Soon

Kimmswick’s Apple Butter Festival Coming Soon

Fall Brings Kimmswick’s Popular Apple Butter Festival

KIMMSWICK, MO/October 21, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) There’s no better place to spend a cool, fall day with the leaves turning colors than in the little town of Kimmswick, Missouri.  It’s the perfect place to stroll the streets with your friends and family and step back into the less hurried days of the 1800’s.   You can enjoy a walk through a beautiful town with many one-of-a-kind shops that will remind you of days past.

One of the largest and most popular events in the area is the Apple Butter Festival and its right around the corner.  It’s always the last full weekend of October and this year it takes place October 28th and 29th.  The festival starts at 10:00 a.m. each day and wraps up around 5:00 p.m.  Since it’s the largest single event in Jefferson County, the town streets will be closed to vehicle traffic at these times.

During the celebration, more than 100,000 visitors will head to Market Street and the city park to sample apple butter and dozens of other foods.  Hundreds of craft vendors will be there selling their goods at booths around town.  There will also be lots of live entertainment throughout the town including bluegrass, country rock, and dulcimer music.

Each year, the Kimmswick Historical society gathers on Friday to peel and prepare the apples.  Before dawn each day of the festival, you can start to smell the fantastic aroma of the cooking apples in the kettle on the wood burning fire.  The stirring continues for hours until the fragrant spread is thick enough to be sealed in jars.  Apple butter is for sale each day or until the last jar is sold.

There’s something for everyone at this fall festival.  The kids can enjoy a miniature train, petting zoo and pony rides, a climbing wall, and face painters, while mom and dad try delicious foods, shop and enjoy the entertainment.

The Apple Butter Festival is FREE, but you can expect to pay at least $5, if not $10, for parking.  Visitors can park at the Windsor School and catch a bus into town if they choose.  The buses will be running throughout the day shuttling visitors to-and-from the parking area at Windsor School.  There will also be limited parking available off of Highway K, which is just a short walk into town.

For more information you can contact the Kimmswick Visitor Center at 636-464-6464, go online or email info@visitkimmswick.com.

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By Kara Savio – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

October is Boo at the Zoo Nights

October is Boo at the Zoo Nights

Boo at the Zoo Nights is a Halloween Experience for the Kids

ST. LOUIS, MO/October 21, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) October is the month that the Ghouls and the Goblins come out and the St. Louis Zoo is already gearing up for some spooky Halloween fun!  Starting today through October 30, the St. Louis Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo Nights.

The event, presented by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is a fun time to bring out the little ones for a non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience.  The children are encouraged to wear costumes to add to the fun adventure.  Kids ages 12 and under will receive a treat bag before leaving.

Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event with young children who might be frightened, so visitors age 13 and over in costume are not allowed unless they are accompanying children.  Specifically, zoo policy requires no adults can be wearing a mask or otherwise have their face covered with face-painting, etc.

This year the zoo has made sure to provide Spooktacular fun for families with decorated grounds and lots of festive activities!  One of the new items this year is Pick a pumpkin, Paint a pumpkin!  You can find your new friend at the Tropical Traders gift shop and paint him with the help of Zoo volunteers with an additional $5 fee for the pumpkin.

Some of the other fun includes the new Witchy Walk that welcomes little monsters.  They’ll learn some wicked educational facts from the zoo’s friendly characters.  Kids can also start their haunted journey by posing with some pumpkins at the South Entrance or saluting a scarecrow at the North Entrance.  There will also be frolicking in Fragile Forest Fairyland and places to stick your face into bodies of a ghost, pumpkin, Frankenstein or a ghoulish mummy for an ultimately spooky photo.

The cost of Amission is:

$6 for Zoo members (ages 2+)

$7 for non-members (ages 2+)

Free for children under 2

$1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume with on-site ticket purchase

Boo at the Zoo Nights

October 17–30, 2017

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online

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By Kara Savio – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Brew in the Lou

Brew in the Lou

It began as a simple fundraiser for the Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA), but Brew in the Lou has grown into an annual festival celebrating locally produced beer, wine, and spirits. Now in its fifth year, the festival is returning to Francis Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1–5:00 p.m. It will be the second year the LESA fundraiser brings beer, wine, spirits, food, and fun to the Lily Pond.

5th Annual Brew in the Lou Returns to Francis Park

5th Annual Brew in the Lou Returns to Francis Park

Brew in the Lou Showcasing Local Beer and Spirits

St. Louis, MO/October 1, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – It began as a simple fundraiser for the Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA), but Brew in the Lou has grown into an annual festival celebrating locally produced beer, wine, and spirits.  Now in its fifth year, the festival is returning to Francis Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1–5:00 p.m.  It will be the second year the LESA fundraiser brings beer, wine, spirits, food, and fun to the Lily Pond.

As in the past, this year’s event promises to showcase local, regional, and national craft breweries and distilleries.  Forty-five brewers and spirit makers are participating this year.  That list includes old favorites as well as several newcomers.  New this year are Wellspent Brewing Company and Center Ice Brewery, both in St. Louis, as well as Steampunk Brew Works in Town and Country, Crown Valley Brewery of Ste. Genevieve, Stumpy’s Spirits and Distillery in Columbia, Illinois, J.Rieger & Co. in Kansas City, and Ballast Point Brewery of San Diego, Calif.  Some local favorites returning this year include Square One Brewery and Distillery, Old Bakery Beer Company, Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Hopskeller Brewing Company, Missouri Beer Company, Stubborn German Brewing Co., Six Mile Bridge Beer, Charleville Brewing Company, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, O’Fallon Brewery, Excel Brewing Company, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Granite City Food & Brewery, Shock Top Brewing Co., and Saint Louis Hop Shop.  The lineup also includes artisan beer and cider makers from Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and more.

Brew in the Lou is certainly a great place to sample scores of craft beers and artisan spirits, but it’s also a celebration of great food.  Two dozen food vendors will be serving up everything from great pizza and barbecue to specialty snacks, delicious desserts, and even locally produced Ski Soda.  Old favorites like The Stellar Hog, Gobble Stop Smokehouse, Bootleggin’ BBQ, The Spotted Pig, and Nothing Bundt Cakes will be on hand.  And some new favorites will join in too, like Dogtown Pizza, Gallagher Brothers Pizza, Cronin’s Pretzels, Fallon’s Bar & Grill, and Noodles & Co.

Every year Brew in the Lou includes live music, and this year is no exception.  Festivalgoers will rock to the sounds of Nick Bifano & The Innocents, and get their Oom-pah on with the Deutschmeister Brass Band, a modern take on the traditional German brass band.  The festival will also feature art and craft vendors, the annual “People’s Choice” Home Brew Competition as, well as two fun food competitions dubbed “Battle of the Bratwurst” and the “Brew Chili Contest.”

One of the best parts of the Brew in the Lou festival is the all-inclusive wristband.  The $40 wristband ($50 day of the event) includes tastings of beer, spirits, wine, coffee, some great food, and a commemorative glass.  Wristbands can be purchased online at www.LESAstl.org or by calling (314) 200-0797. One of the other best parts: Brew in the Lou is a pet friendly event and your BFF (Best Furry Friend) gets in free.

Proceeds from the event benefit 35 LESA member schools serving 9,000 students.  Last year’s “Brew in the Lou” sold out for the first time in the event’s history and raised a record $91,000 for Lutheran schools in the St. Louis Metro Area.

Event Information:

5th Annual Brew in the Lou
October 14, 2017 1–5:00 p.m.
The Lily Pond at Francis Park
5399 Donovan Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109

Lutheran Elementary School Association
314-200-0797
info@lesastl.org

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

Strauss Park Alive Festival Bringing 8 Weeks of Fun to Grand Center

Strauss Park Alive Festival Bringing 8 Weeks of Fun to Grand Center

Free Summer Fun & Great Food at Strauss Park Alive Festival

St. Louis, MO/June 25, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Have you been looking for fun and interesting ways to get out of the house and spend your summer days in the sunlight and fresh air?  If so, then you might want to mark your calendar!  Starting in early July and continuing through for the rest of summer, the Strauss Park Alive Festival at Grand Center promises to be an exciting arts festival in St. Louis this summer.

The festival at Strauss Park, 3534 Washington Ave., will have it all: public art (and local artist talks and guest painter sessions), live music (concerts and DJ collectives), community yoga, improv in the park, sand sculpting, and of course, great food!  Festival-goers can sample the wares of some of the city’s most popular food trucks, including the Nacho Pit, Sweet Divine’s Cupcake Truck, and Doughboy’s Wood Fired Pizza, as well as the many restaurants that call Grand Center home.

This is eight weeks of fun in the heart of the city.  Some festival highlights include the official Alive Kick-off Happy Hour w/ Hiro and Guest Painter Karen Jones on Wednesday, July 5th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (and each Wednesday evening throughout the festival), Tune and Trucks Tuesdays (live music and gourmet food trucks!), 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Chess in Strauss with the World Chess Hall of Fame each Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  Every Saturday will bring live musical performances, and more.  And the best part, in my humble opinion—admission is free!

The festival’s schedule is as follows:

Week 1 (July 3 – 8)
July 3, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
July 4, Tuesday: Tunes and (food) Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7-8:30 p.m.)
July 5, Wednesday: Alive Kick-off Happy Hour w/ Hiro and Guest Painter Karen Jones (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 6, Thursday: Dan Belcher, Sand Artist 1st piece. (2 days). Community Yoga (5–6:00 p.m.), Performance by Chris Ware (7:00 p.m.)
July 7, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 8, Saturday: Concert Series w/ Retro Boogie (Noon – 2:00 p.m.)

Week 2 (July 9 – 15)
July 9, Sunday: Chalk Mandalas in the Park w/ Sukanya Mani (Noon – 2:00 p.m.)
July 10, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
July 11, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7–8:30 p.m.)
July 12, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 13, Thursday: Community Yoga (5–6:00 p.m.) Performance by The Midnight Company (Title & Deed, 7:00 p.m.)
July 14, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 15, Saturday: 3rd annual Park Jam (all day)

Week 3 (July 16 – 22)
July 16, Sunday: Melissa Allen, Aerialist (Noon – 2:00 p.m.)
July 17, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
July 18, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Building Vanya (7-8:30 p.m.)
July 19, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 20, Thursday: Community Yoga (5-6 p.m.), StlFringe Press Preview (7:00 p.m.)
July 21, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 22, Saturday: Concert Series w/ Johnny Vancouver (Noon- 2:00 p.m.)

Week 4 (July 23 – 29)
July 23, Sunday: Campfire in Strauss Park (1p-9p TENTATIVE)
July 24, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
July 25, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7-8:30 p.m.)
July 26, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 27, Thursday: Community Yoga (5-6 p.m.)
July 28, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
July 29, Saturday: Concert Series w/ NATO (Noon-2 p.m.)

Week 5 (July 30 – August 5)
July 30, Sunday: Bob Kramer’s Marionette Show in Strauss Park (noon-2 p.m.)
July 31, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
Aug 1, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7-8:30 p.m.)
Aug 2, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
Aug 3, Thursday: Community Yoga (5-6:00 p.m.)
Aug 4, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
Aug 5, Saturday: Concert Series w/ Sweet n Low (Noon-2:00 p.m.)

Week 6 (August 6 – 12)
Aug 7, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
Aug 8, Tuesday: Dan Belcher, Sand Sculpture #2, Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7-8:30 p.m.)
Aug 9, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
Aug 10, Thursday: Community Yoga (5–6:00 p.m.), Performance by Chris Ware (7:00 p.m.)
Aug 11, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30–6:30 p.m.)
Aug 12, Saturday: Concert Series w/ Retro boogie (Noon – 2:00 p.m.)

Week 7 (August 13 – 19)
Aug 13, Sunday: Chalk Mandalas with Sukanya Mani
Aug 14, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
Aug 15, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7–8:30 p.m.)
Aug 16, Wednesday: Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30–6:30 p.m.)
Aug 17, Thursday: Community Yoga (5–6:00 p.m.), StlFringe opening Night/ Wellness Fair in Strauss Park (all day)
Aug 18, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Aug 19, Saturday: StlFringe Family day in Strauss Park (all day), Cary Colman Jazz Trio (2–4:00 p.m.)

Week 8 (August 20 – 30)
Aug 20, Sunday: StlFringe in the Park
Aug 21, Monday: Eclipse Party, Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
Aug 22, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks w/ musician Kristen Goodman (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Improv in the Park (7–8:30 p.m.)
Aug 23, Wednesday: Dan Beclher, Sand Sculpture #3 (Josephine Baker), Hiro Happy Hour w/ Guest Painters (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Aug 24, Thursday: StlFringe in the Park (all day), Community Yoga (5–6:00 p.m.)
Aug 25, Friday: Soulition DJ collective in the Park (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Aug 26, Saturday: Concert Series w/Johnny Vancouver (Noon – 2:00 p.m.)

Aug 27, Sunday: Melissa Allen (noon- 2:00 p.m.)
Aug 28, Monday: Chess in Strauss w/ World Chess Hall of Fame (3:00 p.m.)
Aug 29, Tuesday: Tunes and Trucks (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Aug 30 Wednesday: Closing Happy Hour w/ Hiro and Guest Painters (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

So, if spending time in the community surrounded by free public art, free fun and live entertainment, and great food sounds like something you want to experience this summer, then the Strauss Park Alive Festival at Grand Center is for you.  More information about Strauss Park Alive and other events at Grand Center, visit the Grand Center Arts District website.

MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival Coming to Jefferson Barracks

MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival Coming to Jefferson Barracks

Local Band & Brewers Team Up for MOJO Craft Beer & Music Fest

St. Louis, MO/May 27, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Nothing freshens up the dog days of summer in St. Louis like a full day of fresh beer and fresh music in the park.  It’s with that in mind that the first every MOJO Craft Beer and Music Festival was created.  This brand-new festival will bring a full day of music, the world’s top rated breweries and cideries, along with locally sourced craft food vendors to Jefferson Barracks Park on Saturday, August 19th.  The event is the brainchild of hometown rocker Dan Marsala (Story of the Year) and the band’s former manager, event producer John Oakes.  They’ve partnered with Radio Station 105.7 The Point, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Flamingo Bowl, and others to create this (hopefully) annual event.

The St. Louis-based rock band, Story of the Year will headline the festival, which organizers describe as a well-organized party in the park.  Other acts that will be performing include P.O.D., Unwritten Law, the Orwells, Lucky Boys Confusion, and Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band.  The event also showcases more than 80 craft beers. Specialty food vendors will be on hand too.

The craft brewers at 4 Hands Brewing have created a special beer to commemorate the festival and it’s headliners, Story of the Year.  The beer, called Story of the Beer, will debut at the event.

Story of the Year band members talk about their longtime friendship with the founders of 4 Hands Brewing.

Ticket prices range from $45 to $199 apiece.  General admission tickets include concert admission and a souvenir tasting glass plus beer sampling from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The VIP Lounge Pass includes the souvenir glass and festival admission, with express entry starting at noon, plus exclusive craft beer tastings, a VIP Pit and viewing area, VIP restrooms, a private cash bar, and commemorative laminate.  Flamingo Bowl VIP Tickets include everything that comes with the VIP Lounge Pass, plus a special meet & greet with the band Story of the Year, including a photo with the band, a pretzel necklace from Telegram Sams, a beer-paired dinner, access to shaded Flamingo Bowl VIP Lounge and the special Flamingo Bowl Hosted Bar (4 pm – 8 pm), a bowling party gift voucher good for one lane of bowling for 5 people up to 2 hours with shoe rental.

Festival tickets are on sale now. Revelers must be 21 or older to enter the festival grounds.  In addition to bringing craft beer and music to a summer day in St. Louis, the MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival will also support Hope For Young Adults With Cancer with an awareness campaign and various fundraising efforts.  More details about the partnership will be announced as the festival date draws near.  More information about the MOJO Craft Beer & Music Festival can be found on the festival website: https://www.mojobeerfest.com/ or by email to info@mojobeerfest.com.

8th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl Tickets Going Fast

Maplewood Coffee Crawl

Only Afternoon Tickets Remain for 2017 Maplewood Coffee Crawl

Maplewood, MO/March 28, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Like most good things, Maplewood’s annual Coffee Crawl is growing.  Now in its eighth year, the Maplewood Coffee Crawl Saturday, April 1, 2017 will offer participants a chance to meet even more roasters and sample more coffee than ever before.  And like all popular events, tickets for this one are going fast.  But then, there can’t be many more pleasant ways to spend a sunny, crisp April Saturday than strolling throughout the city’s special business district sampling a variety of coffees (and pastries) from local roasters like Art House Coffee, Kaldi’s Coffee, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, Stringbean Coffee Co., Tim Hortons and others.

This year’s event is being held in two sessions, a “Wake Up Call” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by an “Afternoon Buzz” from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Each session offers participants the chance to meet regional coffee roaster, watch demonstrations of the craft of coffee roasting, and sample a variety of coffee blends, as well as treats.  This is a self-guided tour with is billed as the region’s first and only walkable tour of caffeine.  It is a rain or shine event that includes strolling around historic downtown Maplewood, so dress appropriately.

This is a ticketed event, and participants must have a ticket to join the tour.  The morning session has already sold out, but tickets ($7 each) are still available for the Afternoon Buzz session.  They can be purchased online through the City of Maplewood website and will be available for pickup on the day of the event.

The following businesses will host an afternoon session featuring these roasters:

Schlafly Bottleworks will feature roaster: Kaldi’s Roasting Co.
Foundation Grounds will feature roaster: Blueprint Coffee
Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream will feature roaster: Ronnoco Coffee Company
La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, serving as both host and roaster
Great Harvest Bread Co. will feature roaster: La Cosecha Coffee Roasters
Stone Spiral will feature roaster: Riley’s Coffee Co.
Pie Oh My! will feature roaster: Park Avenue Coffee
The Living Room will feature roaster: Art House Coffee
Tim Hortons will serve as both host and roaster

Street parking is free.  There will also be free parking available in the Bellevue parking lot at Bellevue and Manchester, the Marietta parking lot in the 7300 block of Manchester, and at both Citizens National Bank parking lots at Manchester and Oakview Terrace/Marshall Ave. as well as along the west side of the bank building.  Although this is a walking event, it isn’t dog-friendly.  Participants are asked to leave pets at home.

MEN IN BLUE BUSSING TABLES FOR A GREAT CAUSE – MIKE FLAMION

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

FLORISSANT OLD TOWN FALL FESTIVAL

old town fall festival

Annual Heritage Celebration In Its 19th Year – Old Town Fall Festival

FLORISSANT, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – What’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the fall?  Every October, the Florissant Old Town Partners provide an easy answer: a fall festival!  The 19th Annual Florissant Old Town Fall Festival on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will offer 10 blocks of family fun.  The festival is a celebration of this North County community, both its history and its culture.

No one really knows exactly when settlers first came to Florissant Valley, but historians agree that it is one of the oldest settlements in the state of Missouri.  The first civil government was formed in 1786.  Old Town Florissant is a vibrant neighborhood of tree line streets with historic homes and churches, parks, shops and restaurants.

According to city officials, more than 35,000 people flock to the annual festival along rue St. Francois (St. Francois Street).  And it’s easy to see why.  It’s 10 blocks of family fun, with live entertainment, games, music, crafts, food, and a wine & cheese garden—all celebrating the Spanish, French and German heritage of Florissant.

Some crowd favorites will return this year, including Fido Follies, the famous chili cook-off, a children’s activity area, large flower show and competition, a craft fair, and a flea market.  There will be dozens of food, vendor and display booths and even pony rides!

Once again, the Florissant Police Welfare Association will be hosting a benefit car show on the Knights of Columbus grounds.  St. Ferdinand Shrine will have several activities in the Shrine area.  MoChips free child identification kits will be available at City Hall again this year.  There will also be a Children’s Art Festival on the City Hall lawn.

The Annual Florissant Old Town Fall Festival is organized by the Florissant Old Town Partners, the City of Florissant, and the Missouri and Regional Arts Councils.  More information about the festival, including a list of sponsors can be found on the Florissant Old Town Partners’ website: http://florissantoldtown.com/annual-events/florissant-fall-festival/.

Florissant officials invite you to bring your friends and family to Old Town Florissant on Sunday.  They promise there will be something for everyone!

Contact Information:

Florissant Old Town Partners
601 rue St. Charles, 63031
Phone: (314) 837-0033
www.florissantoldtown.com
Email: oldtownpartners@sbcglobal.net

DON’T FORGET ABOUT BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST LOUIS

Taste of St Louis

Taste of St Louis @ Chesterfield Amphitheater

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News)  Budweiser Taste of St Louis began yesterday.  Don’t worry you haven’t missed the best part of it.  While events were cancelled last night, events are scheduled to resume today, Saturday, September 17th at 11 am until 10 pm.  Hours for tomorrow, Sunday September 18th begin at 11 am until 7 pm.

The Taste of St Louis is the food event of the year.  This event has been voted St. Louis’ Best Food Event by St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Readers Choice Poll for three years running.  Additionally, this event supports a number of various charities.  Over the years this event has raised more than $380,000 in donations to benefit worthy missions such as Food Outreach, St. Patrick Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Blues Society, Benton Park Neighborhood Association and Soulard Restoration Group to name a few.

While we are not comfortable suggesting that you attend this event rather than visiting your favorite restaurant, it is a highly recommended event to attend.  You will more than likely find your next new favorite restaurants that will enhance your dining experience.  We obviously love restaurants!  The best restaurants deserve the support of its community.  Restaurants are an important part of our social system.

314 Hot Sauce Restaurant Row participants are – Mission Taco Joint, Steve’s Hot Dogs, Sugarfire, Strange Donuts, Ices Plain Fancy, Edge Wild, Twisted Ranch, Locoz Tacoz, Prsino, The Dam (Slow Food Fast), drunken fish, aya sofia, Pica-Di-Yo, LuLu Chinese Express, Walnut Grill, Oberweis, Cafe Blue, naked bacon, The Rice House, Dalie’s SmokeHouse, Hot Wok, Sheridan’s, Hank’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Anis, Joe Barcardi’s, Riverbend, Rearn Thai Restaurant, Michael’s Bar & Grill, Ruth’s Chris, burger809, Bayou Seasoning & Catering, tazé, Tivanov Catering Company, Tuscanos Brazilian Grill and Volpi American Crafted along with many other events, live music and more.

Contact information:

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis