Quick Bites: 3.23.16
sushi for brunch
Sub Zero Vodka Bar in the CWE recently added a weekend brunch. An unlimited sushi buffet is served with house-made breads and fresh fruit for $25. Diners also can add the buffet to a brunch entree like Kobe beef biscuits and gravy or cinnamon toast pancakes for $12.
ye olde quaff
Schlafly has partnered with the Shakespeare Festival on the 400-year anniversary of the Bard’s death to create 1616, an unfiltered lager made exclusively to be served at festival events this spring and summer. You can taste it during the main-stage production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 3 through 26.
test of the toques
Three local chefs will compete for titles in the upcoming 2016 American Culinary Federation Central Regional Culinary Salon. J. Kevin Storm, executive chef at Bellerive Country Club, competes for Chef of the Year; Shayne McCrady, a saute cook at The Gatesworth, and Nick Norton, an apprentice at St. Louis Country Club, are in the running for Student Chef of the Year. Good luck to all!
big red kettle
If you thought you saw a tall, red Weber kettle grill towering over the Galleria parking lot, you did. Weber Grill restaurant, on the northwest corner of the shopping center, is set to open this month and has installed the eye-catching element near its new eatery.
more is more
If you’re part of the Starbucks Rewards program (logging points every time you spend at the omnipresent coffee cartel), soon those freebies will be fewer and farther between. When the rewards program first launched years ago, it took only 10 drinks to earn that 11th one. Then it changed to the euphemistic ‘Lucky 12,’ in which No. 13 was the freebie. Starting in April, award drinks will be based on your spend, not your frequency. So if you drink Americanos, at $3 per, the free one comes only after No. 21, and even if you’re an extravagant $5 cappuccino lover, you still won’t get your free drink until after your not-so-lucky 12th!
Next time you’re heading out on the town, give Yaqui’s on Cherokee a try. The relaxed wine bar’s stellar wines and cocktails are fabulous paired with wood-fired pizza or a charcuterie plate. Many nights feature live music, too!