Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Chefs from River City and Lumiere Place casinos volunteered and prepared a meal for Gateway Greening's Bell Demonstration Garden.
Saturday, chefs from River City and Lumiere Place casinos traded a kitchen of stainless steel for the outdoors when they prepared a meal at a community garden for volunteers. The chefs prepared a “Low Country Boil,” which is a large seafood stew, at the Bell Demonstration Garden. The garden is a community space that hosts educational workshops on gardening since 2001. Comprised of 22 vacant lots in St. Louis, the garden promotes urban food growth. Gateway Greening, an organization dedicated to improving communities through agriculture, started the project.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
See how your favorite eateries rank on St. Louis County health inspections.
Patch examined inspection reports in Affton, Mehlville and Oakville for May 23 and May 24. Information has been compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the St. Louis County Health Department. Restaurants are rated on a scale of A to C, with A being the best. Inspectors also give a score indicating the percentage of compliance with inspection standards. Unless otherwise noted, all inspections were conducted on a routine basis. River City Casino, 24-Hour Diner, 777 River City Casino Boulevard Inspection date: May 23 Grade: A (99) Comments: The inspector found food in the walk-in cooler that was 54 degrees, which is too warm. Also, stripping needs to be replaced on the front dining room counter. River City Casino…
Friday, March 16, 2012
The construction will be done by the end of 2012.
Local food pantry Feed My People will have a new look by the end of 2012 with a grant they received from the Port Authority Community Reinvestment Fund. “We are very excited about the grant,” said Gail Davis, the nonprofit’s development coordinator. “We seldom spend money on our facilities and then only when funds are designated for capital projects. The vast majority of our funds are funneled to client programs.” The Port Authority’s $180,000 grant will improve the appearance of the building and thrift store. Feed My People, started in 1982 by John and Carol DeGuire, donated more than $3 million in food to the hungry last year. The pantry tries to provide balanced meals to clients, but their donor base is all volunteer, and it’s waning …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The South County Chamber of Commerce recognized several local businesses at their awards banquet Wednesday.
Pamela Frederich said she hasn’t worked in years. “My father told me, ‘If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again.’” The Oakville High School nurse doesn’t call her job work, even though she attends to almost 2,000 students and started a diabetes support group at the school. The South County Chamber of Commerce honored Frederich at their annual awards banquet Wednesday night at Royale Orleans. The Oscar-themed night handed awards to the community’s most influential and philanthropic businesses of 2011. Jerry Reinhold of Reinhold Electric won the Business Person of the Year for his kind attitude and Golden Rule business approach. Congratulations to the following businesses for their recognition from the chamber. Community Spirit …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Feed My People and the Lemay Child and Family Center both received grants from the Port Authority.
Five local nonprofits received nearly $2.4 million from the St. Louis County Port Authority to make improvements to the Jefferson Barracks and Lemay communities. Lemay Child and Family Center, which serves approximately 120 kids from ages 6 weeks to 12 years, will receive $350,000 to fund a new playground and outdoor facility. The playground will be a blend of natural play and commercial equipment, said Elaine Powers, the executive director of Lemay Child and Family Center. “We were hopeful and got really excited when we got the phone call and received what we asked for,” Powers said. “The competition with these grants gets tougher every year.” A grass amphitheater, bike trail, kickball field and gardens are among the highlights of the …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time to vote in the second part of the South County Food Fight from among the nominations this week.
When we asked Patch readers for their favorite veggie places in South County and Arnold. We have the nominations below, so it's time to vote. We read your comments on Patch, as well as comments posted to our Patch Facebook pages. And this article was shared on Facebook page dedicated to South Countians. We hope you share and help get the vote out. Here are your top choices: To finish off this Food Fight, we need you to vote on one of those four places as your favorite. Leave a comment on why you voted, or share your choice on Facebook and Twitter. You can also leave a review of these restaurants on Patch. You have until Friday at 5 p.m. to vote, and we’ll announce the winner of the Food Fight on Saturday morning. Thanks again, and happy …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
South County Police Capt. Marion Monteleone took on River City's John Johnson.
Two votes separated a police officer and an executive chef when they went head-to-head in a salsiccia— a sausage cook-off at River City Casino Monday. South County Precinct Capt. Marion Monteleone and his brother Jim took on and defeated River City’s Executive Chef John Johnson in the first Cops vs. Cooks Salsiccia Smack Down. The competition was the brainchild of Anthony Sanfilippo, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns both River City and Lumiere Place Casinos. When Sanfilippo met Monteleone at River City’s expansion announcement, they talked about their Italian heritage, food, and of course, sausage. Monteleone and his brother worked in their father’s meat shop, making sausage for years as children. “One week, in …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The expansion will create 100 permanent jobs.