Thursday, May 3, 2012
See how your favorite restaurants rank on St. Louis County health inspections.
Patch examined inspection reports in Mehlville, Oakville and Affton from April 16 until April 25. 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. Taste of China, 9225 Gravois Road Inspection date: April 16 Grade: A (100) No comments Rate this place in our directory Boodles BBQ, 10024 Gravois Road Inspection date: April 17 Grade: A (99) Comments: This visit was the result of a follow-up from April 4 where the chemical on the …
Ryan Clavin received a certificate and a cash gift.
The Kiwanis Club of South County recently honored Ryan Clavin of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School as its Outstanding Student for May. Ryan was honored for his outstanding academic performance, community activities and the service and leadership he performs at his school and in the community. He received a Certificate of Recognition and a cash gift.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Community fish frys during Lent is a best bet for great fish at affordable prices.
Fish aficionados wait patiently all year for Lent, the unofficial beginning of what some call “fish fry season.” Now until April 22, (Good Friday) community fish fry suppers are a best bet for affordable, hearty dinning. One of the oldest-running in the area can be found at St Francis of Assisi in Oakville. Here, tradition rules the menu and the cooks still hand-bread their famous jack salmon. “We’re the only ones I know that still hand-bread their jacks,” said Lil Vitale, who has been a parishioner and fry fish volunteer for 50 of her 90 years. “You got to love’em (jack salmon) because we make them right.” Joining jack salmon on the menu and in the deep fryer are catfish filets, shrimp, cod filets and fish nuggets. All are lightly-…
Monday, March 7, 2011
Most churches in the area are gearing up for their popular, traditional Lenten fish dinners.
Lent, the season spanning the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, represents a time of penitence, self-denial and atonement in several Christian faiths. One tradition that has persisted over centuries is the idea of giving up something that you enjoy during the Lenten season. Traditionally, the faithful avoid meat on Ash Wednesday, March 9 of this year, and on all Fridays during Lent. Fish frys have been around since the first Paleolithic man tripped and dropped his catch on the campfire. However, it was in the year 1966 that Lenten fish frys became standard events at churches all around the nation, especially where there were large Catholic populations. It was in that year that the Vatican changed its stance from not eating meat…
Monday, November 22, 2010
Six area churches gathered at St. Francis of Assisi for a special Thanksgiving service.
Sunday evening, more than 350 worshipers from six local churches gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Telegraph Road to attend a multi-denominational religious service. The churches represented were Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church and the South County Church of the Nazarene. The participating churches contributed speakers and devotional music performances to the service, a tradition more than a decade old. The aura was cheery and meaningful as the hymn "Give Thanks" performed by the St. Luke's Handbell Choir opened the service. Following the hymn, Father Gary …