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Budget Crunch: 9 delicious deals to devour now

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Got $10 and a friend? Then contributor Kevin Korinek has 9 tasty deals you must try now.

 

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1. The new Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream in Maplewood is offering a special $9 chicken and waffle deal Thursdays from 4 p.m. until sold out. And yes, it will probably sell out, so make sure you’re first in line. While Boardwalk supplies the delectable waffle, the fried chicken slingers at Byrd & Barrel supply the Chicken Nugz. Adding hot sauce gets you to Flavortown fast, but a little maple syrup goes a long way.

2. A classic Italian bistro that is always adding good times and new flavors, Mangia Italiano might just be one of the best post-work spots for a good deal. Just in time for warm weather and patio dining on South Grand, you can get half off appetizers and a well-made $3 rail cocktail every weekday. Your best bet is the Honey-Cayenne Wings – a generous $5.50 pound of mouthwatering wings in Mangia’s signature sauce. They’re crunchy, spicy and oh, so satisfying.

 

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3. Every taqueria in St. Louis claims to have the best fish tacos, but The Red Shack in Dogtown may have the best monthly deal to prove it. Fridays during Lent, the Tex-Mex haven has a killer special of two, scrumptious salmon tacos with house-made chips and salsa for a mere $5.50.

4. Of course life isn’t all about tacos. It’s also about pizza. If you find yourself near Lafayette Square during the week, run (don’t walk) to happy hour at Eleven Eleven Mississippi, where you can snag a gorgeous, Tuscan-inspired flatbread for $6 to $7 each Monday to Thursday. Try the Italian sausage for authentic Old World flavor or the poached pear and fig if you’re feeling adventurous.

 

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5. Craft beer has turned a scientific corner, and we are now seeing an explosion of flavors that would make Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch do a double take. One of the more recent highlights to hit our beloved craft scene is sour beers. Retreat Gastropub in the CWE wants you to get more acquainted at its Thursday Sour Hours. In March, select sour beers are only $5 from 4 to 7 p.m., giving you the chance to pucker-up buttercup and experience some new flavors. Rest assured, the craft beer revolution carries on – what a time to be alive.

6. Back to tacos, because tacos. If you’re eating lunch in Brentwood and looking for a quick fix, Whole Foods kitchen now has you covered. The market recently opened up a lightning fast taqueria where you can grab a made-to-order burrito or three tacos for $8. Where else can you get Mexican food and finish grocery shopping on your lunch break?

 

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7. Copper Pig in beautiful Southampton has an amazing happy hour this month. Weekdays between 4:30 to 6 p.m., appetizers are $6 bucks and most drafts are a cool $3. The deal does not include its famous winter app, bacon jam and Brie (bummer!), but I’m sure you can find something to love between the General Tso’s cauliflower or the duck confit poutine.

8. Ramen is all the rage in St. Louis these days, and Hiro Asian Kitchen aims to keep it that way by offering a Ramen Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Sample from an assortment of ramen dishes that will make your head spin. If you miss the first window, don’t worry – the deal also happens for evening diners from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Two ramen happy hours in one day is one way to keep customers happy.

9. Again, life is nothing without damn good pizza, and Plank Road Pizza has them in spades. The Cottleville pizza den offers lunch special: an 8-inch pizza and side salad for $10. My go-to: the honey-bacon-chicken pizza. It’s a work of art – house-made crust topped with olive oil, brown sugar, roast chicken, bacon, honey, red onion and bubbling mozzarella. The lunch special is good from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also comes with a side salad.

 

Kevin Korinek is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for making homemade pie.

First Look: Cottleville Cookies & Cream in Cottleville

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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Cottleville has a new place to get cool treats this summer. Andrew Brewer, who also owns neighboring Plank Road Pizza, opened Cottleville Cookies & Cream at 5525 Oak St., Thursday, June 23.

There’s no shortage of vintage charm in Brewer’s new shop, which he remodeled from a private residence. Outside hosts an array of picnic tables that can seat up to 100 guests. And for those days when it’s too sweltering even for ice cream, pick from the 30 seats in the cozy dining room.

Large house-made waffle cones or oversized house-made chocolate chip cookies are the vessels for one of 12 ice cream flavors. Those who prefer to sip their frozen treats can float a scoop in a Fitz’s soda.

Cottleville Cookies & Cream is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 9:30 p.m. Here’s a first look at what’s in store at Cottleville’s newest scoop shop:

 

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-photos by Michelle Volansky

The Scoop: Plank Road Pizza owner to open Cottleville Cookies & Cream

Monday, March 7th, 2016

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Cottleville residents can look forward to a sweet summer as Plank Road Pizza owner Andrew Brewer plans to expand into desserts. Located at 5525 Oak St., Cottleville Cookies & Cream is set to open sometime in the late spring or early summer.

The transformed residential building is just a block away from Plank Road Pizza, and Brewer said the space will feature a large patio with seating for around 60 and a dining room that can accommodate around 30. Menu items will include house-made cookies, hand-scooped ice cream and Fitz’s bottled sodas.

“We want it to be a family thing,” Brewer said. “We’ve been making pizza and cookies and ice cream in my family since before I was born, and I wanted to bring that to Cottleville.”

Up to 12 different flavors of ice cream will be offered, all of which can be topped with a multitude of traditional ice cream toppings. As for cookies, chocolate chip is set to be the mainstay, while other recipes like rich gooey butter cookies will come and go depending on season and popularity.

Brewer said he hopes Cottleville Cookies & Cream will help build community in the St. Charles County town. “What I like most about Plank Road is the family atmosphere,” Brewer said. “I think that is what helps a community grow, having those things to go out and do in the daytime.”

 

The Scoop: Plank Road Pizza adds to growing Cottleville restaurant scene

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Credit Carl and Nancy McConnell of Stone Soup Cottage for putting the town of Cottleville on the fine dining radar. VB Chocolate Bar upped the ante with its artisanal chocolates and hand-brewed coffee. And Exit 6 Brewery got us excited about our beer options way west. Need more reasons to head to burgeoning Cottleville? Try Plank Road Pizza.

Plank Road, slated to open mid-June, is a pizzeria located in the former Crumb Bakery & Cafe space, at 5212 Highway N. The restaurant will specialize in thin-crust, hand-tossed pizza. “It’s a mix between New York and Neapolitan,” said owner Andrew Brewer.

 

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{Plank Road Pizza owner Andrew Brewer}

The menu will be fairly small, limited to pizzas and salads. Look for classic pies like a Margherita made with tomatoes and herbs grown at the restaurant, a meat lover’s pie, and unusual toppings like pulled pork. Plank Road will also offer a dessert pizza. On the beverage side, bottled craft beer will be available.

According to Brewer, Plank Road makes it’s home in the oldest standing building in Cottleville, built in 1841. The restaurant’s name references the road that once led into town, and the names of Plank Road signature pizzas will also pay homage to the city.

When Plank Road opens, former Crumbs patrons will notice interior changes to the 33-seat, two-room dining area, including a new vaulted ceiling with wood beams and accent pieces of barn wood sourced from Brewer’s grandfather’s farm. The pizzeria will also offer outdoor seating on its brick-lined patio with a shade-giving pergola and a newly constructed side patio. Brewer hopes to convert an old smokehouse on the patio into an outdoor bar outfitted with beer tap handles.

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