Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas or another holiday, when shopping for wine, visit a local wine shop where experts are on hand to help you select the perfect vintage.
Patch asked local wine experts what they would recommend for holiday gift giving and was suprised to get the same answer. “What do they like to drink?” In the world of wine, there’s no one perfect bottle. The best gift wine is given with ample thought towards the recipient. Do they like sweet dessert wines or a bold Cabernet Sauvignon? Would they like a bottle from a far away land, or one from their favorite local Missouri winery? When pushed, wine experts will reluctantly give a few recommendations. But they’d much rather talk with you in person where they can show you around the shop and point out popular or underappreciated wines. Straub’s (Clayton, Webster Groves) “The hottest category in wines are pinot gris from Oregon,” said Chris …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The grocer recognized by About.com has stores in Clayton and other St. Louis cities.
St. Louis grocer Straub's has one of the best websites for the purchase of gourmet foods and ingredients according to About.com. Clayton is among the cities that has a Straub's store. Straub's ranked No. 7 in a list of 10 websites selected by About.com. Quoting from the About.com description of Straub's: "Shoppers can find prime beef, seafood, olives, honeys, pastas, vinegars, oils, chocolates, sauces, and more." Read more about Straub's and learn which other grocers made the list in the complete About.com article.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Two local businesses are selling Missouri-made sweets that have garnered a lot of positive attention, the Riverfront Times' Gut Check blog reported.
Both The Wine & Cheese Place and Straub's in Clayton are selling acclaimed Missouri-made chocolates, the Riverfront Times' Gut Check blog reported. Quoting from the Gut Check post: "Springfield-based Askinosie Chocolate was recently awarded its fifth silver Sofi Award in the category of "Outstanding Chocolate" by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) for its new dark milk chocolate and black licorice bar." Read a question-and-answer column with chocolatier Shawn Askinosie, a former lawyer, in the complete Gut Check post.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Operation Food Search wants to ensure that St. Louis-area children in need can eat throughout the summer.
Richmond Heights and Clayton grocers are participating in a summer campaign that puts food into the hands of children in need. Funds raised from the Hunger Never Takes a Vacation promotion from May 21 through July 29 will be used by Operation Food Search and the St. Louis Area Food Bank to help feed people in need. Schnucks in Richmond Heights and Straub's in Clayton are participating, as are the other branches of those stores in the St. Louis area. All Dierbergs and Shop n Save locations also are participating. Coupons for $1, $5 and $10 donations have been placed at checkout lanes. To participate, customers should present coupons to be scanned by the cashier.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A greater variety of produce such as strawberries and cucumbers should be available early in the season thanks to recent warm weather, market manager Deb Henderson said.
This year, farmers began harvesting asparagus in March—about a month earlier than normal, Clayton Farmer's Market manager Deb Henderson said. The crop has been abundant. In St. Louis, she's heard from a farmer who is already harvesting strawberries, cucumbers, lettuces and radishes. So she is hopeful that the recent warm temperatures will continue benefiting farmers and patrons of the market, which opens May 5 for its 12th season. "This year is really a springboard from last year, in that we had a number of new vendors come last year," Henderson said. Some of them started selling at the market mid-season, so they are excited to begin selling their products early on this year. Last May proved particularly cold and wet, which presented …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The 98-year-old has lived in the city since January 1952.
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ruth Berg thanked those who work for "the good health" of Clayton on Tuesday and reflected on her 60 years in the city during a meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Mayor Linda Goldstein read a proclamation declaring Tuesday as Ruth Berg Day. A number of people attended the first part of the meeting to support Berg. She spoke from the seat of Ward III Alderman Mark Winings, who couldn't be in attendance. Berg, 98, moved to Clayton in January 1952, Goldstein's proclamation states. She has children and grandchildren who attended Clayton High School. Berg's favorite grocer is Straub's, and her favorite restaurant is Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar. "We are proud to honor her 60 years as a citizen of Clayton," said Goldstein, reading from the …