Dining

Quick Bites: 12.5.18

cherry on top
St. Louis-based Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery has distinguished itself once again. During an annual convention, it received two major awards from the National Ice Cream Retailers Association: Best New Vegan Flavor in the non-dairy category for its Vegan Dark Chocolate infused with coconut milk, and a first place Award of Excellence for Madagascar Vanilla. Clementine’s owner Tamara Keefe has locations in Lafayette Square and Clayton, with another planned for the South Hampton neighborhood.

it’s back 
Schlafly Beer is re-releasing its popular Tasmanian IPA, which just became available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. The beer is part of the brewery’s Hop Allocation Series and was named among Food & Wine’s best IPAs in America. To find out where it’s sold near you, visit schlafly.com/beer-finder. Each pack retails for $10.99.

on the grow
Layla’s is getting ready to open a second location in Webster Groves, in the former Milagro Modern Mexican space on Allen Avenue. Executive chef and co-owner Jason Sparks says the new space will be open for business sometime in January with most of the same menu items as the existing location in The Grove.

cultural repast
Gerard Craft’s Cinder House at The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has introduced a new dining experience called Sunday Asado. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a rotating menu of meat-heavy entrees is available in a South American grill style. Menu items feature four to five meats served with sauces, ceviche, roasted seasonal vegetables, breakfast items, a made-to-order egg station, fresh fruit and salads.

discerning tastes
Café Madeleine at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park has made some additions to its menu, including a tenderloin carving station, made-to-order waffles and a revamped buffet layout. The café is open for brunch every Sunday and is in the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi River, built in 1878. It is part of the Butler’s Pantry family of companies. &

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