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| IT’S THE TALK OF OUR TOWN |
121 Hunter Ave | Suite 201
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,
[ 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 |
| DECEMBER 4, 2013