Quick Bites: 4.29.15
[dog & pony show]
Forget the Kentucky Derby. On May 2 Sanctuaria and Beam-Suntory plan to bring track action here during their Triple Crown Series Throw Down. The kick-off is Derby Day, and race day events feature specialty foods, contests, horse racing ‘bets’ and signature drinks inspired by all three Triple Crown races. Dogs also will rule the first weekend of May at Canyon Cafe. Los Perros de Mayo (Dogs of May) is a celebration May 3 to benefit Stray Rescue. Dine there with your dog from noon to 5 p.m. on a three-course dog-friendly meal for $20 (fiesta salad, mariachi mash and a pup-sicle). All proceeds go to the canine charity.
[cookin’ the numbers]
Greg Ziegenfuss, executive chef at Butler’s Pantry, is counted among the coveted 15 who have been included in CaterSource’s inaugural cookbook, Fifteen Chefs: Inspiring & Innovative Recipes from the Leading Caterers of America. The unique concept cookbook offers instructions for each recipe to serve either 10 or 50 guests, including Chef Greg’s Fricasee of Forest Mushrooms.
Attention, coffee lovers. La Cosecha Coffee Roasters in Maplewood has introduced Flash-Brewed Iced Coffee on tap—available by the pint at the bar or in take-home growlers. Coffee and beer connoisseurs also should keep an eye out for La Cosecha’s latest brew: Imperial Coffee Brown Ale, a collaboration with Six Row Brewing Company.
[views and more brews]
Indira Davis has a rooftop view as new GM of Vin de Set. Davis, whose background includes 10 years in the wine industry, was owner of the late St. Charles eatery, Bonaparte’s Brasserie. Andy and Dee Dee Kohn have officially launched EdgeWild Bistro & Tap Creve Coeur in Westgate Centre. Chef Aaron Baggett of Edgewild Chesterfield oversees the menu, which pairs nicely with an extensive tap list of 75 brews.
[beyond the backyard]
Weber Grill, whose legendary kettle redefined backyard barbecuing, announced plans for a Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy slated to open this fall at the Galleria. The eatery features grilled foods; the academy teaches you how to perfect them at home.