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[ADVERTISE] TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS IN ST. LOUIS’ HOTTEST NEW PUBLICATION GO ONLINE TOWNANDSTYLE.COM AND CLICK [ADVERTISE] | IT’S THE TALK OF OUR TOWN | 121 Hunter Ave | Suite 201 314.657.2100 QUICK BITES ] by rebecca koenig [ a new roost ] COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT is coming in for a landing Dec. 12 at 1146 Town & Country Crossing Drive. The small chain serves vintages from its Chicago winery, and the new 9,000-square-foot restaurant will seat more than 300 people and include a tasting room. [ celebrating excellence ] ASKINOSIE CHOCOLATE, PATRIC CHOCOLATE and HAMMONS BLACK WALNUTS will represent Missouri as finalists in the 2014 Good Food Awards, which recognize foods responsibly produced with natural ingredients. The winners will be announced Jan. 16 at the Ferry Building in San Francisco in an event launched four years ago by native St. Louisan SARAH WEINER. [ birthday bonanza ] In honor of its first birthday, University City barbecue restaurant VERNON’S (6707 Vernon Ave.) is giving away free menu items from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 to any guest who brings in a canned food item for Operation Food Search. Vernon’s also is unveiling a new, expanded menu. [ putting down roots ] Underground pop-up restaurant Entre has morphed into JUNIPER , a more traditional eating establishment serving chef JOHN PERKINS’ take on Southern cuisine. Located at 360 N. Boyle Ave., the space serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday. [ raise a glass ] Love toasting with Missouri wine? Soon you’ll be able to celebrate with glasses specially designed for Missouri Vignole grapes. GEORG RIEDEL of Riedel Crystal and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board will host a glass workshop at Mount Pleasant Estates at noon Dec. 6 to determine the best glass shape. [ home for the holidays ] If you love gingerbread houses, you’re in for a life-sized treat. Through Dec. 24, families have the opportunity to dine in River City Casino’s 14-foot-tall GINGERBREAD HOUSE . The meal’s $20 reservation fee goes to the Center for Hearing & Speech to buy hearing aids for those in need. Everyone who eats in the house gets to decorate a gingerbread shingle. 54 | TOWN& style | DECEMBER 4, 2013