Monday, May 20, 2013
See what people are saying about restaurants in the Eureka and Wildwood area.
This week's review round-up is grabbing a booth at Super Smokers BBQ, located at the corner of Stockell Drive and N. Central Avenue. Before we get to the reviews, here's a description of the establishment, courtesy of our directory: "Super Smokers BBQ is an award-winning restaurant with two area locations. It's known for its pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, BBQ nachos, baby back ribs and its Memphis style pork wrap. Spicy, mild and Kansas City-style sauces are offered." The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying. Have an opinion on the best place for dinner in the area yourself? Tell us in the comments or leave a review of your own here on Patch! …
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
The owners of Red Door Liquors and Cigars are hoping they can offer a better browsing experience with a space for tastings and other events.
Red Door Liquors and Cigars, which opened in early April, is aiming to be more than just a liquor store where you can pick up a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beer. “We want to help our customers drink smarter,” said Bobbi Pearson, one of the owners of the Eureka business. That mission is represented in what she and the other co-owners said is the variety in their offerings, which expands beyond the usual stock of Budweiser and Captain Morgan. There’s craft beer, bourbon, scotch and even a spirit or two from local distillers, but also a small bar area that is being used for free tastings and pre-paid events, plus a walk-in humidor for cigar aficionados. The business is actually the creation of two couples, Karen and Guy Bopp, and Bobbi …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Markets in Wildwood and Ellisville get their first weekend open under the same management team.
George and Rene Sackett have big hopes for changing the food culture in West St. Louis County, and this weekend marks the couple's first chance to see a new partnership start to grow. The pair run SOL Events and Catering, which manages the Ellisville Community Farmers Market and for the first time, the Wildwood Farmers Market. Wildwood's season kicks off Saturday morning in Wildwood Town Center on Fountain & Plaza Drive. Ellisville's first regular Thursday night event at Bluebird Park is this week after the threat of raindrops put a damper on a "Taste of the Market" kickoff last Friday. "We are receving a lot of interest from people who want to do both markets. From their perspsective its easier," George Sackett said, citing less …
Check out the round-up of Eureka and Wildwood-area restaurants and see how they make the grade.
Restaurant inspections are conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health. Patch has a summary of the public reports affecting area eating and drinking establishments reviewed in the months of March, April and May. Grade rankings range from A (highest) to C (lowest). Report comments and explanations are provided in Patch's summary. Follow-up inspections are noted, other visits are routine. Chick-n-Elly's, 122 South Central Avenue Inspection date: May 7 Grade: A (94) Refrigerator and reach-in cooler not properly holding cold food items Refrigerators and gaskets have accumulated food debris Cutting boards have deep crevices and are heavily soiled Follow-up inspection scheduled Culver's, 400 Meramec Boulevard Inspection date: May 7 …
Monday, May 13, 2013
See what people are saying about restaurants in the Eureka/Wildwood area.
On the plate for this week's review round-up is Anna Marie's Ice Cream (or maybe it's more in the bowl. Or on the cone!). Before we get to the reviews, here's a description of the establishment, courtesy of our directory: "Best friends, Heidi Williams and Laura Kenkle, met in middle school and have inseparable ever since. They attended college together at the University of Missouri and after graduating began to pursue their dream of starting a business together. Their love of ice cream led them to open Anna Marie's Ice Cream in 2002. Anna Marie's Ice Cream offers a large variety of sweet treats. Its menu items are all made on-site. Specialties include ice cream, waffle cones, custom ice cream cakes and cupcakes." The following reviews …
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnucks, issued a video apology on YouTube.
The Chairman and CEO of Schnucks is apologizing for the attack on it’s credit card payment system. In a video posted to the Schnucks Markets YouTube page Friday, May 10, CEO Scott Schnuck said access was blocked on March 30 and that all new credit and debit cards would not be affected. Schnuck cautions, however, that any cards used before March 30 are still subject to fraud. According to Fox 2 News, Schnucks estimates 2.4 million credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen over a three month period. Three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the grocery chain since the incident occurred, Fox 2 reports.
Calling all boutique employees, local shoppers and anyone with a passion for fashion. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking fashion experts to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on the right shoes to wear with that pencil skirt, next seasons top color trends and more. We would love for owners or employees of local boutiques to post an "Outfit of the Week" or for a savvy consumer to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends with regular posts on what's happening in the fashion world. If you love to photograph fashion, you can showcase that passion as well with a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians …