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Edible Weekend: 3 more tasty events this weekend

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Whether you love local beer, brunch or candlelit, eco-friendly affairs, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Here are three more events for those who’re still peckish:





1. Sausagefest
Celebrate Stubborn German Brewing Co.’s one-year anniversary with food from Schneider’s Quality Meats, a homemade summer sausage competition, live punk polka music and, of course, plenty of German-style brews.
Sat., April 22 – noon to 11 p.m., Stubborn German Brewing Co. 119 S. Main St., Waterloo, 618.504.2444, stubborngermanbrewing.com

2. LaChance Vineyards Anniversary Festival
Sip wine at the soruce and enjoy food specials and live music all weekend at LaChance Vineyards two-year anniversary celebration.
Fri., April 21 – 6 to 9 p.m., Sat., April 22 – 1 to 10 p.m., Sun., April 23 – 1 to 4 p.m.. LaChance Vineyards, 12237 Peter Moore Lane, De Soto, 636.586.2777, lachancevineyards.com

3. Soul Food For Thought
Extend the weekend and nosh on farm-to-table plates while you enjoy live music from LOOPRAT music collective at this pop-up dinner and concert. Boundary executive chef Rex Hale prepares courses with produce from Bohlen Family Farm. Tickets available online.
$50. Mon., April 24 – 6 p.m., Boundary, 7036 Clayton Ave., Clayton, 314.932.7818, looprat.com


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Trendwatch: Guide to Drinking Edition (Part 1)

Thursday, September 15th, 2016



{Ben Bauer sips on the She’s Standing Right Behind You cocktail at The Libertine.} 


1. Taste of The Alps
Think of this French Alpine liqueur as Green Chartreuse’s little brother. With more floral notes, a lower ABV and a lower price tag, St. Louis bartenders are falling in love with Génépy. Drink it on its own as an aperitif or look for cocktails where it plays well with others: Try it paired with the gin-like Bols Genever, Yellow Chartreuse and lime in the Vivre Sa Vie from Olio’s summer menu, or sip an intense lineup of hibiscus, pomegranate and baking spices in the Heatsource cocktail at Retreat Gastropub. The bar at Público lends a Latin vibe with mezcal and lime, along with Licor 43 and Averna in Wee Willy’s Whiskers. Or visit The Whiskey Ring when winter hits for its take on a hot toddy: The Green Lantern made with Génépy, Green Chartreuse and lemon simple syrup.

2. Lager Love
Once the watery antithesis of the craft beer movement, a new wave of crisp, full-flavored lagers are making a comeback. Brewers are turning to the old-school Eastern European Czech Pilsner to create these low-ABV brews with a characteristic Saaz hop. Look for 2nd Shift’s Technical Ecstasy, Stubborn German Brewing Co.’s recently added Hip Czech Pilsner and seasonally available versions from Square One, Schlafly and The Civil Life.

3. Red Wine Float Trip
Bartenders are layering on the flavor with red wine floats atop new cocktails. Try it at The Libertine, where a mineral red tops a mixture of rye, lemon juice and lemon verbena-sweet tea in She’s Standing Right Behind You. Order the Full Sneak at The Fortune Teller Bar and watch as ruby port is floated over a blend of whiskey, ginger liqueur, lemon and ginger ale. Red also wine crowns The Juice at Scapegoat Tavern & Courtyard, which shakes up Orangecello (a house-made lemoncello that swaps the citrus), pomegranate vodka, muddled oranges and ginger beer.

4. As American as Applejack
Look for this potent fruit-based hooch cropping up by the bushel-full. Eclipse combines applejack with tequila, gin, rum and Benedictine in the 3 Mile Long Island, while The Royale keeps it simple in its Apple Buck, a mix of applejack, lemon juice and ginger beer. Scapegoat Tavern & Courtyard puts a twist on the whiskey sour, adding applejack to brandy and sour mix in The Monica.


Still thirsty? Click here for more of what’s trending in the STL beverage scene. 

-photo by David Kovaluk

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

From major changes at one of St. Louis’ top restaurants to big moves for an area coffee roaster, here’s what went down it the St. Louis dining scene last week, in case you missed it…




1. Gerard Craft is closing his flagship restaurant, Niche. The Niche Food Group owner announced on June 2, that after 11 years, he will close Niche on June 11 and launch a new concept, Sardella, in another four to six weeks.

2. The newest member of the Sasha’s Wine Bar family will open to the public on June 2, when Scarlett’s Wine Bar opens its doors for service at 4253 Laclede Ave., in the Central West End.




3. South City coffee roaster Sump Coffee will open a second location in Nashville, Tennessee this fall. Sump’s space in the OneC1TY development in the West Nashville/Midtown neighborhood will be next door to Pastaria.

4. Lilly’s Music & Social House, located at 2321 Arsenal St., at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, closed its doors on Sunday, May 29. The restaurant and entertainment venue was open almost one year.




5. Sauce Hit List has three new must-try restaurants this month, including Big Baby Q and Smokehouse, Five Aces Bar-B-Que and Stubborn German Brewing Co.

6. Eureka is getting a sweet new addition this summer as Sarah’s Cake Shop plans to open a cafe, Sarah’s on Central, into the old Central Hall banquet center at 127 S. Central Ave.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

From our new issue and new online newsletter to a conversation with a malbec expert, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis food scene, in case you missed it…


1. Our May issue hit stands this week, featuring the best new food trucks in St. Louis, a preview of summer drinking trends and reviews of Parigi, Sheesh and The Preston. Don’t wait; click here to read the entire issue online now!

2. Local restaurant enthusiasts hoping one of its own would take gold again this year were disappointed as a James Beard Foundation Award has eluded two St. Louis chefs, Kevin Nashan and Kevin Willmann.




3. Laura Catena, owner-vintner of Luca Wines, will host a wine dinner at Annie Gunn’s on Monday, May 9, and she shared her thoughts on the growth of Argentine wine and the growing international market for malbec.

4. The latest build-your-own eatery has come to Chesterfield. Sym·Bowl, a rebranded second location of The HotPot in Kirkwood, opened on Wednesday, April 27.

5. Folks on the go in Clayton will have a new healthy option when Wicked Greenz opens. Co-owners Chris Sedlak, Matt Ratz and chef Justin Haifley are targeting a July open date for the flagship location at 16 N. Central Ave.




5. Our Edible Weekend newsletter has a new look and the best food-filled events taking place each weekend in the St. Louis area. Don’t miss out! Sign up now to get the best food events delivered straight to your inbox each Wednesday.

6. Call it tenacity, determination or plain old stubbornness. After months of demo, construction and brewing, co-owners Chris and Tammy Rahn opened Stubborn German Brewing Co. in downtown Waterloo on Wednesday, April 27.





First Look: Stubborn German Brewing Co. in Waterloo

Friday, May 6th, 2016



Call it tenacity, determination or plain old stubbornness. After months of demo, construction and brewing, co-owners Chris and Tammy Rahn opened Stubborn German Brewing Co. in downtown Waterloo on Wednesday, April 27.

As The Scoop reported in April 2015, Chris Rahn was a homebrewer for more than a decade before deciding to open his own brewery. Named as a tribute to their (and Waterloo’s) German heritage, Stubborn German offers a portfolio of seven year-round, German-style beers like the Waterloo Wheat, Fountain Creek Kölsch and a Munich dunkel named Schitzengiggles. The brewery also features seasonal brews like Mom’s Irish Red and Bean Tree Coffee Stout, made with beans from Bean Tree Cafe down the street. Beers are poured in delicate Spielgelau glassware with each style of beer in its appropriate vessel. Flights and to-go growlers are also available.

The Rahns worked on the construction of the tasting room along with friends and family, who helped build a bar made partially of barrel staves and high-top tables. No food is served at the brewery, but customers are welcome to bring in food or order delivery from area restaurants. They can pull up one of the 100 seats indoors or enjoy the 25-seat Biergarten out front.

Stubborn German is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 11 p.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Here’s a first look at what to expect when you head over the Mississippi River to Waterloo:


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-photos by Michelle Volansky

The Scoop: Stubborn German Brewing to open next year in Waterloo, Illinois

Thursday, April 30th, 2015



West County recently received word that it would soon have a new brewery to call its own, and next year, Illinois residents will add one to its ranks, too. High school sweethearts Chris and Tammy Rahn are making the move from homebrewing to opening a brewery in their hometown of Waterloo, Illinois. Stubborn German Brewing looks to open doors at a soon-to-be-determined location in 2016. In the meantime, the Rahns can be found in Forest Park at St. Louis Microfest May 1 and 2, as reported by St. Louis Magazine.

Chris Rahn said the couple has looked to open a place for the last two years and is now eyeing a location in downtown Waterloo where they will serve multiple styles of mostly German-influenced beers.

“I’m stubborn like that,” Rahn said. “German-style lagers are more difficult to do well, to make them as crisp and refreshing as they should be. Lagers take more finesse to do right, and that makes it more of a fun challenge.”

Having started with a single Mr. Beer homebrew kit 10 years ago, Rahn now plans to brew 93 gallons at a time, including a selection of four to six rotating seasonal brews, as well as year-round offerings like Stubbornfest (an Oktoberfest), Fountain Creek Kolsch, Old Ledger Lager, Blitzkrieg IPA and Schitzengiggles (a dark, dunkel-style lager).

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