Friday, November 9, 2012
The Clayton toy shop has toys for babies to grown-ups.
LagoonaMagoo Toys, at 8107 Maryland Ave., in Clayton, is now open for your holiday shopping. Owners, Shawnta’ Ray and her husband, Rick Harmon cut the ribbon on Thursday. Ray said she’s been in the toy business 17 years. See more photos at Clayton-Richmond Heights Facebook (Like it!) Their shop was at St. Louis Mills until Feb. of this year, and relocated to Clayton for a more central location, Ray said. “We cater to birth to adult,” she said. “We have fun products for your fun uncle as well as new babies. We have the newest, innovative toys and old classics. We’ll always have Slinkys.” Also in Patch:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Brentwood Chinese restaurant that closed after a fire earlier this year has reopened, with new booths and fresh paint.
Hunan Wok, in Brentwood, has reopened, owner Jason Lee wants everyone to know. He was a partner in the restaurant with Angela Lin, and she retired, he said, so now it's his. The restaurant closed in May after a fire. Lee pointed out the fresh paint, new booths and new marble bar. He said the kitchen, where the fire was, is all new. A new menu will have an all white meat chicken dish, beef broccoli, Hunan beef, General Tso's chicken and pot sitckers for the kids. He said "no MSG." Ada, who has waited tables there for 13 years, she said, is still there. The hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 4 - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant delivers within a 3-mile radius, and has two numbers to call: 314-962-0898 and 314-962-0899…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
There's a celebration at Maya Cafe, in Maplewood.
The Torture Chamber Orchestra plays at Maya Cafe every Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and April Fools Day. The players are all musicians of some sort, but play instruments they don't normally play, or are just learning to play. The result is that they sound like a very dedicated seventh-grade band. At the Maya on Friday they dressed for the occasion. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook (Like it!)
Friday, November 2, 2012
An experienced team has put together the new restaurant in the north end of the Galleria.
On Thursday, Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina will officially opened its doors at the north end of the Saint Louis Galleria. Chef Chris Swinyard comes to St. Louis from the Charlotte, NC, Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, and from San Francisco before that. He said the restaurant is a culmination of his 37 years in the restaurant industry. For more photos, see an album in Clayton-Richmond Heights Facebook. (Like it!) "We want to have great food, great margaritas, things that make it a great restaurant, but at the end of the day we want it to be fun," he said. "We use the freshest ingredients we can get out hands on," he said. "We make each order of guacamole to order. When the order comes in, that's when the quac gets made. "We grind down the …