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""Sherlock Holmes in "The Case Without a Clue"
August 2 - October 27
This is your invitation to help us solve this participatory comedy mystery presented with a 4-course meal & wine to DIE for! Make your reservations now. Call the Bissell Mansion at 314-533-9830 or 1-800-690-9838. It would be a CRIME to miss out on this much FUN!
Lucy Loves Ricky
The "I Love Lucy" TV Show premiered in October 1951.
Our Show is a tribute to that Fabulous Redhead
She tries to prove to Ricky and the owner of the club, Regis Philitan, that she can sing, dance and even do tricks.
The 'Lucy Loves Ricky' and 'Lucy Goes Cruisin' are available for private shows either at the Bissell Mansion or we can bring the show to you at the location of your choice. Call the Bissell Mansion at 314-533-9830 or 1-800-690-9838 for more details or to schedule your private show.
Visit Downtown Clayton to Sample the Area's Newest Brews
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The City of Clayton is introducing Clayton’s Brews, Blues and BBQ Festival scheduled for Saturday, August 31st from 12pm to 5pm in downtown Clayton. This exclusive event allows craft beer fans to sample beers from the area’s newest and youngest microbreweries, while tasting some of the best local barbeque around! The event will also feature local blues band, Blues City Swing, as entertainment.
General admission tickets are $35. These tickets include unlimited tastings, a commemorative glass and bottle opener beverage coaster and more. There is also Designated Driver Program that also costs $35 and includes the same commemorative swag with unlimited soft drinks throughout the festival.
Regional breweries participating in the festival include Peel Brewing Co., Brew Hub Taproom, MO Beer Company, Beer Outside, STL Hop Shop, Greisedeick Brothers Brewing, Wild Sun Brewing Company, Melvin Brewing and more.
In addition to microbrews, local barbeque establishments will be showcasing delicious menus of meats and beyond. Local barbeque restaurants participating include Adam’s Smokehouse, The Wood Shack Soulard and, with a special twist on BBQ, Oceano Bistro. Tickets can be purchased online at www.claytonmo.gov/brewsbluesbbq.
"Taste of Maryland Heights" to Debut in September
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The much anticipated “Taste of Maryland Heights” makes its debut on September 27, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the Biergarten at SportPort International. This event promises something for everyone! For $25, you can sample the area’s favorite restaurants, indulge in cold beverages, take in the sweet sounds of the very popular band “Fanfare”, and even catch a captivating Tug of War tournament between the City’s own heroes: Maryland Heights Fire Department vs. Maryland Heights Police Department!
What better way to spend a Friday evening than with mouthwatering food, cold drinks and great entertainment? Round up your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy this tantalizing event showcasing amazing restaurants and bars! To secure your tickets and tables, go to www.eventbrite.com. Take advantage of the pricing specials: buy 10 tickets, get 2 free – or use promotional code: TASTY to receive $5 off your admission tickets (good through 8/20). Ample parking is provided around the SportPort venue, along with up-front handicap parking.
Participating restaurants include Paul Mineo’s Trattoria, Syberg's Restaurant, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Hollywood Casino & Hotel, Casa Juarez Mexican Town, Companion Baking, Johnny’s West, Amerisports Bar & Grill, The Brew House, Bristol Seafood Grill, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes and many more! Don’t miss out on your chance to taste: Lobster Ravioli in a sherry cream sauce, Italian Meatballs in a homemade meat sauce, Pulled Pork Sliders, Lobster Salad, Tacos, Wings, Specialty Drinks, Spirits, Wine, Beer and much, much more.
The event will run rain or shine, and is made possible by the City of Maryland Heights, Westport Plaza, Commercial Bank, The Sarah Community, Quality Auto STL, LLC and Welsch Heating and Cooling. Volunteers are needed for the event; you will receive a FREE t-shirt and half-price ticket for participating. Please contact the Chamber office to volunteer or get more information: 314-942-2110 or email@example.com.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Releases Grizzly Ridge Kölsch
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - To raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and conservation, the Saint Louis Zoo has teamed up with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) to create Grizzly Ridge Kölsch, the first official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo. The beer will be available at the Zoo as well as at grocery stores and beer retailers in St. Louis city, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and the Metro East area beginning June 22.
For every case of Grizzly Ridge Kölsch sold at area retailers, Urban Chestnut will donate $3 to the Saint Louis Zoo to support its animal care and conservation work.
Grizzly Ridge Kölsch will make its debut June 21, 2019, at the Zoo's biennial creative black-tie party, ZOOFARI presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Following the event, Grizzly Ridge Kölsch will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans in St. Louis metro area stores where craft beer is sold.
"The Zoo's mission is to care for animals and conserve their habitats through animal management, research, recreation and educational programs to encourage support from and enrich the experience of the public," said Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo. "Our collaboration with Urban Chestnut provides an opportunity for adults to enjoy a refreshing and delicious craft beer while supporting the Zoo's conservation and animal-care efforts."
Grizzly Ridge Kölsch is named after the Zoo's newest habitat, Centene Grizzly Ridge. Future plans include the release of a new style of beer highlighting a different area of the Zoo in 2020.
Urban Chestnut collaborated with the Saint Louis Zoo on the beer style, name and label design. "Together, we ultimately decided to brew a Kölsch because it is a clean, crisp and well-balanced style that will appeal to a wide audience," said Florian Kuplent, UCBC co-founder and brewmaster.
"From day one, Urban Chestnut has been committed to supporting nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis community. When the opportunity arose to partner with such an important and vital organization as the Saint Louis Zoo, we jumped at the chance," said David Wolfe, UCBC co-founder. "We are extremely honored to be selected as their partner to develop their first official beer."
New Restaurants to Open at Saint Louis Union Station
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - As work continues on the newnchoring the entire Union Station development will be the stunning St. Louis Aquarium, set to open in 2019 at Saint Louis Union Station, visitors will soon be able to enjoy new restaurants. Located in the former retail space inside the station, the 120,000-square-foot attraction will feature one-of-a-kind exhibits and tanks with 1.3 million gallons of water housing thousands of aquatic species from the rivers and oceans of the world and will be an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
The Train Shed - Located in the heart of Union Station, this art deco meets industrial restaurant and bar will showcase St. Louis in the time of our World’s Fair. Creative cuisine, pre-prohibition cocktails and a curated selection of craft beer offers something for everyone. (Opening November)
1894 Café - Located on the second floor of Union Station, this casual family-friendly café will facilitate aquarium goers with a great bite and convenience. Unique sandwiches, bright salads and quick snacks, this is a sure stop while at Union Station. (Opening November)
St. Louis Union Station Soda Fountain - Situated between the carousel and aquarium, this shop will offer many spins on ice cream sundaes, boozy drinks, phosphate sodas, old-time candy, popcorn with a classic grill making sandwiches and burgers. The atmosphere submerses you into a fifties Soda Fountain with our own creative spin. (opening August)
Hi-Pointe Drive-In Opens in Downtown St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Hi-Pointe Drive-In has opened its second location catty-corner to Sugarfire Downtown at 634 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63101.
Founded in December of 2016 by the team behind St. Louis’ Sugarfire Smoke House, Hi-Pointe Drive-In is the second chef-driven concept by award-winning pitmaster Mike Johnson and restaurateur Charlie Downs. A departure from barbecue, the restaurant rides on the coattails of Sugarfire’s overwhelmingly popular burger with a throwback Americana menu of ‘smashed,’ thin-patty burgers, a burger style aligned with the era of true drive-ins. All burgers are made from an in-house mixture of brisket, chuck, and rib and are served on a buttered, toasted potato roll by St. Louis’ own Fazio’s Bakery.
In addition to burgers, Hi-Pointe offers a selection of signature sandwiches showcasing house-roasted meats cut to order, or meats from such local suppliers as Salume Beddu and Wenneman Meat Co. In particular, chef Johnson recommends his Taco Burger, an homage to Naugles: a popular Mexican restaurant chain in Southern California, operational from 1970 to 1995, that offered tacos and burgers. Built with a taco-seasoned blend of black angus beef, crushed Cool Ranch Doritos and Chili Cheese Fritos, The Taco Burger is dressed with an exclusive, original sauce created in collaboration with St. Louis’ Mission Taco Joint, and has received both local and national praise alike.
Lighter options such as the Impossible burger (gluten free, vegan, kosher and halal), the T.L.T. sandwich (housemade tofu bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried green tomatoes, garlic mayo on hearty wheatberry) and salads with a choice of five house-made dressings are also available at Hi-Pointe. Options for side dishes include green beans with bacon and onion and three cheese mac n’ cheese in addition to the restaurant’s not-so-usual suspects like Belgian-style frites, vinegar slaw, and barbecue Hi. chips. As for sweets, pastry chef Carolyn Downs brings her selection of classic treats to the table including hand pies, whoopie pies, and a variety of her renowned cookies. An array of boozy shakes graces the menu as well, oftentimes featuring collaborations with local breweries or nearby businesses, such as St. Louis’ Strange Donuts. In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, guests look forward to over-the-top, “Hi.ghly-recommended” daily specials that are announced via its social media platforms each morning.
Housed in what was previously Perano Pasta, Hi-Pointe Downtown offers a bright and playful interior and the counter-service format that’s familiar to the brand. The 3,600-square-foot restaurant will be larger than its flagship, seating approximately 100 guests, with 70 seats inside and an additional 30 seats on the covered patio. From the exterior spaceship signage to the interior design, guests will notice the new location will lend to a sleeker aesthetic that further highlights the brand’s space-like theme and nod to the extraterrestrial. Upon entering, guests will be greeted by an out-of-this-world mural by St. Louis-based Killer Napkins and Top Coat Signs, with future illustrations to be completed by Portland-based artist Guy Burwell. Other “finds” will show themselves in weeks to come, such as a quite famous ‘Burger Mobile’ Johnson is currently working to refurbish.
In celebration of the opening, both Hi-Pointe locations will launch revamped menus, with new additions including the French onion burger, Cuban sandwich, salmon BLT, sweet potato tots, onion rings and more! Furthermore, the opening will kick off an ongoing partnership with the St. Louis Gateway Arch Park Foundation by offering an on-menu “Arch D-Lux” Burger (double American cheeseburger with peppered bacon, ketchup, special d-lux sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, sesame bun, $8.5). In efforts to continue giving back to the community that has supported him, Johnson will forever donate $1 from every Arch D-Lux sold to the St. Louis Gateway Arch Park Foundation, which seeks to better weave an international icon into the fabric of the region and improve connections to St. Louis and the riverfront.
Hi-Pointe Downtown restaurant also provides carryout and delivery via phone at 314-405-8274.
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