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Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Presents

 

"Flaming Saddles"

May 11 - July 28, 2019

 

The year is 1899. Gold is discovered in the city of Tombstone, Arizona. Overnight, this savage no man's land mushrooms into a thriving metropolis where the latest Paris fashions can be bought from the back of wagons. So if you stray too far outside the town limits, you can get scalped in style.

 

Before long, the earliest example of organized crime emerges in Tombstone. Over 100 thieves and cutthroats band together to form the "Cowpokes Gang." Brothers to the death, the only law and order they acknowledge is that of their leader, Doc Holly Day, the sheriff. The Cowpokes are Tomestone's judge, jury, and executioners. Gunfights are a daily occurrence in Tombstone, and the murder rate rivals that of today's big cities.

 

It's not surprising that when the heroine of our play, June East, telegrams Wyatt Burp for help, he bites the dust too. But will we let this stop us from having a good time? Heck no! John Payne is on the way, riding a "Flaming Saddle," to bring peace to Tombstone as only a Major Payne can.

 

So come to the Bissell Mansion, y'all. Whether you're a Cowpokes Gang, saloon girl, speculator, or Faithful Indian companion, you'll find a wealth of laughs. Like Doc Holly Day says, "It's only funny 'til someone dies, then it's hysterical."

 

This interactive comedy, murder mystery is 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

 

Lucy is trying to break into show business again by getting into Ricky's new show at the remodeled "Copy-With-Your-Banana Club".

 

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.

 

6th Annual Clayton Restaurant Week - Summer Edition

CLAYTON, MO (SLFP.com) - The City of Clayton and Synergy Productions will host the 6 th annual Clayton Restaurant Week (CRW), Monday July 15 th - Sunday July 21st, 2019. Restaurant Weeks are a vital part of over 75 major cities’ annual schedule of events. This year’s CRW lineup includes 19 of Clayton’s fine dining establishments offering a special three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of either $25 or $35 per person, plus tax and tip. The menus offer an extraordinary value at many of the region’s finest restaurants and allow chefs to showcase their culinary creativity.

 

With the help of sponsors, media and civic partners, last year’s summer edition of Clayton Restaurant Week resulted in a sales increase between 15% and 100% compared to normal July sales weeks. The promotion attracted over 20,000 diners, with many restaurants reporting waiting lists and full sellout nights. The 2019 summer edition of Clayton Restaurant Week is sponsored by Lexus and Stella Artois. Diners can view the latest Lexus vehicles outside select restaurants the weekend of CRW. Stella Artois returns as a partner of CRW and venues will be offering the beer for $5 each.

 

There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch … patrons simply visit the participating restaurant of their choice July 15th – 21st. CRW restaurants feature select items from their soup/salad/appetizer, entrée and dessert menus.

 

CRW boasts a charity tie-in with Operation Food Search*, a St. Louis area food bank that is the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state area. CRW patrons have the option of adding a $5 “Extra Helping” donation to their dining bill. Last year, around $3,000 was raised for Operation Food Search.

 

The fine dining establishments participating in the 2019 Clayton Restaurant Week: 5 Star Burgers, 801 Fish, Avenue, The Bao, BARcelona, C.J. Muggs, Café Napoli, Cantina Laredo, The Capital Grille, Crushed Red, Dominic’s Trattoria, Herbie’s, Il Palato, Oceano Bistro, Pastaria, Peel Wood Fired Pizza, The Restaurant at Seven Gables, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Sardella.

 

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).

 

he 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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