Dining

Quick Bites: 10.9.19

coffee that cares
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. is celebrating 25 years, and to mark the occasion, it’s giving back to the community by establishing a new charitable foundation. Its first partner is Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s stroke program, which will receive $1 for every bag of Kaldi’s 25th Anniversary Blend sold. The special blend features coffees from Kenya, Colombia and Guatemala and was created based on the company’s very first blend created in 1995. It will be available until the end of the year, and Kaldi’s has set a goal to raise $25,000 for the medical center.

hitting the road
A St. Louis favorite is taking to the streets! Pappy’s Smokehouse has a new food truck, Pappy’s Rollin’ Smoke. Don’t want to miss out on fare like pulled pork, turkey sandwiches and barbecue nachos? The restaurant also has launched new social media pages, so Pappy’s fans can see where the truck is
heading next.

new to the menu
If you’re headed to the Missouri History Museum, you’ll want to stop by Café St. Louis for brunch. A new buffet offers favorites like Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, slow-roasted pot roast and more. … Cupcakes are great, but you know what’s even better? Cupcakes and frozen custard! The Cup now is offering Ted Drewes Frozen Custard at its Central West End location, and across the river in Edwardsville, customers can pick up Annie’s Frozen Custard to enjoy with their baked treats.

opens & closes
Whiskey and waffles? The unique combination is being served in The Grove at Iron & Rye. Located in the former O’Shay’s Pub at 4353 Manchester Road, the restaurant features a menu focused on Liège waffles (both savory and sweet varieties) and specialty cocktails. … Visitors to The Last Hotel (1501 Washington Ave.) now can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night eats at The Last Kitchen. Evy Swoboda, who most recently served as chef de cuisine at Pastaria, is executive chef for all culinary operations at the boutique hotel. … Something is brewing in South City. Located at 5760 Chippewa St., Ursa Minor Coffee is serving Living Room coffee and pastries … The former abandoned service station at 1956 Utah St. in Benton Park has transformed into Utah Station, which offers plant-based dishes inspired by fast food favorites. Meat lovers need not panic; the menu breaks down to 90% vegan and 10% meat-based dishes.

to the dogs
Be a hero to local pets, and enjoy a cold one while you do it! For the third year in a row, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and Purina are teaming up to support local animal shelters. Look for the specially marked eight-pack of Urban Underdog American Lager in stores; $5 from every one sold will be donated to the Petfinder Foundation. The campaign hopes to raise $50,000 this year; since it started in 2017, more than $150,000 has been raised.

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