Quick Bites: 4.6.16

spirited competition
Local craft distiller Still 630, owned by David Weglarz, reigned at the recent Spirits Competition, taking home an impressive six medals. Held in Chicago by the American Craft Spirits Association, the contest included more than 200 distilleries across the U.S. and more than 600 quaffs. Still 630’s Double Barrel RallyPoint Rye Whiskey won Best in Class, naming it the best whiskey in the entire competition! Other Still 630 winners include Soulard Island Rum, Soulard Island Smokey Honey Rum, Alpha ISBA, RallyPoint Maple Sunset and S.S. Sorghum Whiskey.

we’ll drink to that!qb_mandm
Gamlin Whiskey House was named among the 14 best bars for whiskey lovers in the country by USA Today one of only two in Missouri. The CWE spot has nearly 300 varieties of whiskey.

m&m’s turn 75!
The tasty little treats that melt in your mouth, not in your hands turned 75 last month, and parent company Mars is celebrating. The Celebrate With M campaign includes events, new product innovations and a kickoff with Candyman, a remake of the Sammy Davis Jr. song done by Grammy award-winner Zedd. The public is invited to pitch in by following #CelebratewithM.

harvesting no. 2
Great Harvest Bread Co. is opening a second location in Ellisville, at 15945 Manchester Road. The hand-crafted bread bakery is locally owned by Brian Bevel, although the company originated in Montana and has more than 200 locations, each individually owned. The opening day menu will include the signature Honey Whole Wheat loaf, and specialty breads like Cheddar Garlic and Cranberry Orange will rotate throughout the week. Sandwiches will be served in the cafe, and both bakery and cafe will be open six days a week.

fingers crossed
Let’s hope the Kevins sweep the JBFAs this year—the James Beard Foundation Awards. Both Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe and Kevin Willman of Farmhaus made it to the finalist stage.

soaring past no. 5
Happy birthday to St. Louis Wing Company in Maplewood, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. Chef Bobby Tessler makes all the sauces— coconut curry, jalapeno, red-hot riplets, etc.—from scratch.

Editor Dorothy Weiner recommends the Signature BBQ Ribs with Weber’s hickory BBQ sauce at the new Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy, opened last week at the Saint Louis Galleria.


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