Saturday, September 29, 2012
Celebrate with free coffee, but not at Starbucks or McDonalds in Eureka and Wildwood. However, St. Louis area 7-Eleven stores offered free coffee Friday—will they extend it?
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. However, Starbucks Coffee and McDonalds across the St. Louis area, including the …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Voters in this week's West County Food Fight poll anointed a relative newcomer to the coffee shop scene as their favorite.
6 North Cafe in Ballwin got the top nod from Patch readers who voted in our weekly Food Fight poll this week when we asked for your favorite java joint in West County. When we closed the poll on Friday, the Clayton Road spot in Ballwin had racked up 58.8 percent of the votes among the four finalists that readers nominated early in the week. The other three nominees in the poll were The Wolf Public House, with 16.2 percent of the vote; Kaldi's, with 11.7 percent; and Starbucks, with 13.2 percent (not equal to 100 percent because of rounding). Voting took place from Thursday morning through Friday at 5 p.m. Congratulations, 6 North, and thank you to all who participated in the Food Fight by voting in the poll and leaving comments on the site…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
We got a good response when we asked for nominees in our first West County Food Fight. Now, the time has come to vote from among our finalists.
It's time to vote now in the second phase of this week's West County Food Fight. You've given us your nominations. Now, it's time to vote from among the finalists. Who do you think serves the best coffee in West County? Here's who we've picked as the finalists from the nominees on our story and from Facebook. We picked two local places and two chains. So the rest is in your hands now. You'll have till 5 p.m. Friday to vote for your favorite java joint in this Food Fight. We'll announce the winner on Saturday morning. Thanks, and as always, happy eating and drinking!
Monday, January 9, 2012
We launch a new feature inviting your nominations for a weekly (friendly) competition. This week, the Food Fight turns its attention to java. Can you nominate a spot as your favorite?
Welcome, loyal Patch users, to the premier edition of the West County Food Fight, where we'll look for your help to highlight the best places in the area for pizza, barbecue, burgers and more. With our first edition in 2012, as we head into the heart of wintertime, we start with coffee. What's your favorite spot for coffee in West County? Here's how it works: Then: So whether it's a latte, cappuccino or a straight brew, hot or iced, what are your nominations? Who has the best coffee in West County? So show your hometown pride and pick a place near you. Boast about that small family restaurant or other great eatery in your neighborhood. And, if you are pulling for a certain restaurant, share this column on your personal Facebook page and …