Friday, September 7, 2012
Each week, we nominate a new restaurant for you to review.
When it comes to restaurants, Fenton and High Ridge have it covered. We have some great local places that could be considered community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us when it hits the mark. That's the mission of the Friday Food Critic column, where each week we will put a different restaurant on the block. You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who has the best drink specials and so forth. This week's restaurant…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The vintage scooter was in Maplewood on Wednesday, its first day of business.
Maggie's Lunchbox, in Fenton, is known for freshly baked breads, pastries, desserts and made-from-scratch soups. Now, for something completely different. The brick-and-mortar establishment is hitting the streets on three wheels with homemade ice cream in a circa 1940s Cushman ice cream vending scooter. It's called Maggie's Icebox Part-owner James Gill, was in a Maplewood neighborhood for the first day of selling from the motorized tricycle. Maplewood is first because Gill lives there. The city currently bans food trucks, so as long as the scooter doesn’t park it’s OK. Gill said the cycle came out of Alabama and was restored in Texas. “There’s only one right now,” he said. “There’s two more we are in the works of trying to get, once this …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Free lunch and a tote bag are on the line for the most creative caption for our photo of the week.
This image has floated around on Patch all week and it begs for a clever and creative caption. So, we're using it to launch a periodic Caption Contest feature where readers provide a clever, creative and usually humorous caption for a photograph that strikes our fancy. The winner will be determined by the editors based on the most interesting, creative and witty caption for the photo of the week and will be treated to a Patch tote bag and breakfast or lunch at Maggie's Lunchbox in Fenton. Please submit your proposed caption for today's photo in the comments below!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Maggie's Lunchbox After Dark dinner menu makes its premiere July 13 with a grand opening celebration.
Beginning July 13 Maggie’s Lunchbox is celebrating three squares a day when it opens for dinner with its After Dark menu. "We wanted to give people working and living in the area another option for dinner," said Maggie's co-owner Ben Aschinger. “To celebrate the addition we’re having a grand opening on July 13 complete with music.” Maggie’s Lunchbox originally built its reputation on breakfast and lunch along with its daily selection of house baked breads, pies and pastries. Breakfast options range from a Danish with coffee to a nice mix of eggs, pancakes, breakfast meats and biscuits. Gourmands should consider the daily Frittata special, a best buy priced at $5.95, which includes a side of seasonal fruit. Lunch is heavily weighted with …