Keys Change Hands at 33 Wine Bar


From Jake:

It was with great privilege and deep happiness that I signed a term letter yesterday and agreed to pass 33 onto my close friend, Jeff Stettner.  

Best of luck to you in your new adventure, Jake.  We will miss seeing you behind the bar.

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Parker’s Table in Clayton Closing!


Sadly…Parker’s Table is closing.  Their building has been sold.   They are having a final celebration on Saturday January 31st.  Please be sure to stop in and bid adieu and wish them well on their new adventure!

Special orders will be taken until the 31st and then EVERYTHING will be priced to ensure a light moving day!

Best of luck to the Parker Family!!!!!!!!!

Food & Wine Feature Mathew Rice!!


F&W is showcasing another stellar recipe from our very own Mathew Rice, Pastry Chef at Niche and Veruca Bakeshop.  You’ll find it on pg. 77 of the February issue.  It is a feature highlighting the under appreciated milk chocolate.  Mathew did a knock up job on his Milk Chocolate Cookies with Malted Cream.  I’m going to make them this weekend as a present to myself and as a bit of a band-aid for my homesick heart.

I just did a whirlwind tour of St. Louis this weekend and boy oh boy…did I have fun.  It was a bittersweet trip…as you all may know, the Shaved Duck is going under a transformation.  I was able to spend some quality time with my favorite bartender and the staff before they bid the Duck adieu….but, I’m not fretting too much…by the time we are back in StL I hope to see them back in action…from what I hear, works are in the making for a new spot due out in the Spring with Brendan Noonan, Wes Johnson and Pat Thomas.  Fingers crossed. And I hope that the new menu makeover at the Duck is what they need and wish them best of luck!!

I also developed a sick fascination with Bobo Noodle house….more on that later.  I just wanted to fill you all in about Mathew’s F&W recipe feature.  Hope you all had a relaxing and peaceful holiday.