going to the dogs | In celebration of National Dog Month, Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton is hosting “Yappy Hours” on Tuesday nights in August. Furry friends can join for a $10 fee—human companions get in free! Pets can sample offerings like ‘barkuterie’ boards and puppy mocktails while their owners enjoy petite plate appetizers and inventive cocktails. Tickets are available through Eventbrite, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the APA of St. Louis.
from across the globe
Global Foods Market is partnering with the International Institute of St. Louis to create its first cookbook! It will feature original recipes submitted by St. Louisans and notable local chefs. The proceeds will support the International Institute’s mission to help immigrants transition into the St. Louis community, and every time a cookbook is sold, another will be donated to be included in the nonprofit’s welcome packs. The cookbook is expected to be available for purchase in stores just before the holidays at the following locations: Chao Baan, Global Foods Market, King & I, Oishi Sushi and Steakhouse, United Provisions and Oishi Sushi.
A unique dining experience is popping up at Hot Java Bar and Events on Sept. 16 and 17. Brick Burger will feature a menu of inventive burgers inspired by colorful building blocks. The immersive experience will include colorful brick walls, themed furniture and even a brick building station where you can let your imagination run wild. Tickets are available now for $47 at explorehidden.com.
say i do!
Bistro La Floraison is ready to help St. Louisans tie the knot this fall. The restaurant from Take Root Hospitality is now hosting micro-wedding receptions—attendance is capped at 36 for any sit-down meal. Parties can take advantage of the patio for a happy hour with drinks and snacks before heading inside for an intimate dinner. To find out more, visit bistrolafloraison.com.
open + closes
Peruvian food is on the menu in O’Fallon. Los Incas Peruvian Restaurant is now open at 4279 Keaton Crossing Blvd. … Good news for anyone with a sweet tooth, Sugatree Baking Co. is reopening at 1242 Tamm Ave. The bakery closed at the end of 2022 after 23 years in business. New owners Megan and Derrick Cobb hope to have the bakery open again by the end of the month … Bijoux Handcrafted Chocolates is closing its original location in Des Peres. The chocolatier will continue to operate in Webster Groves. … C.J. Mugg’s Bar and Grill has closed in Webster Groves, but the space at 101 W. Lockwood Ave. won’t be empty for long. Later this fall, it will be replaced by Italian eatery Madrina from restaurateurs Frank Romano and Stanley Browne.