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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013
A contemporary bistro specializing in local, fresh and artisan products just opened at 403 Lafayette in Manchester. Sample menus are attached to this article.
A new restaurant in Manchester called Gist Bistro opened last Friday at the former site of the Sapore Italian Cafe, 403 Lafayette. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Gist Bistro owners Michael Miller and chef Ben Anderson have created a truly French-themed, contemporary dining experience. "We have a cozy storefront, and are keeping everything in small batches and locally sourced foods," said Anderson. Every inch of the bistro was just painted, and all new electrical and plumbing updates were done. Anderson said he and Miller looked at different name combinations, and knew they wanted to develop a real bistro, not just one in words or concepts only. "Webster's definition of gist is 'the main point,' and we …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
After a months-long search, Dan Bruno has just been hired as the West County EMS and Fire Protection District fire marshal.
The West County EMS & Fire Protection District has a new fire marshal. After a candidate search that began last year, Dan Bruno has been named the district's new fire marshal. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Fire Chief Ernie Rhodes tells Patch, Bruno began his new job Monday, Feb. 25. As previously reported by Patch, the district has been searching to fill the opening after fire marshal Terry DeGuentz resigned from the position on Oct. 4. Rhodes said the district took a different approach to selecting its new fire marshal this time than in years past. Previously, it has typically promoted from within for the position, but this time focused on finding a civilian who is degreed in a qualified field, such as …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sign up now. Eight sessions are planned on Wednesday nights, starting Feb. 27.
The St. Louis County Police Department, Fenton Precinct and West County Precinct is co-hosting a Citizen Police Academy at the West County Precinct, 232 Vance Road, Valley Park, next month. The classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 27, with graduation on Apr. 17. The academy also will include two field trips during the eight-week period. Chief of Police Timothy Fitch said in a news release, "The Citizens Police Academy creates the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the officers who serve and protect your community. Participants learn about what steps they can take to avoid becoming the victim of a crime and they get an inside look at how the county police department operates. Classes are …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
St. Louis County Police said they caught the man a short time later with jewelry stolen from the home.
A West County resident arrived home about 1:43 a.m. Oct. 12 to see a burglar running out a back door in home in the 300 block of Messina Drive. St. Louis County Police said they caught the man a short distance away, with four pieces of jewelry from the home in Sorrento Springs Estates just south of Ballwin. Christopher Purtle, 32, of the 2100 block of Boxwood Lane in High Ridge, was charged Oct. 13 with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor stealing and possession of drug-related items. Police said Purtle stole three rings and a necklace from the home, and that he had hypodermic needles when he was arrested. Purtle is being held in St. Louis County jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond. For more crime information on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, see the…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Florissant Police said the men stole a TV and cash in Saturday's burglary.
Two Ballwin men and a Wildwood man face criminal charges as police said they kicked in an apartment door and stole items on Saturday. Florissant Police said the men broke into the apartment Saturday and took a 47-inch, flat-screen TV and cash from the apartment in the 2100 block of Keeven Lane in Florissant near Koch Park. Three men were charged Sunday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing: According to a police report, witness statements led officers to the defendants. Bail was set at $15,000 for each of the men. For more crime information on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, see the following articles:
Saturday, May 26, 2012
In this week's Readers' Choice, the winner was Big Bear Grill.
Big Bear Grill in Wildwood is the winner in this week's Food Fight, in which we asked readers for their choice for best fried chicken in West County. Big Bear Grill won with 64 percent of the votes among the finalists. Mulligan's Grill in Ellisville got the rest of the votes. If you're a fan of these places, we encourage you to click and visit their directory listing on Patch and write a review. Voting in our Patch brunch Food Fight poll started Monday morning and ended at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Congratulations to Big Bear Grill for winning this week's Readers' Choice battle. About this column: The West St. Louis County Patch sites will seek the best place to get certain entrees in the area. That includes Eureka-Wildwood, Chesterfield, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
We got two nominees for fried chicken in West County. Which is your favorite?
It's time to vote now in the second phase of this week's West County Food Fight. You've given us your nominations. Now, it's time to vote from among the finalists. Where do you think is the best place to get fried chicken in West County? The weekly Food Fight is our friendly competition among eateries, diners, bistros, bars, pubs and fine dining establishments in our West County Patch sites: Chesterfield, Eureka, Wildwood, Ballwin, Town and Country, Manchester, Creve Coeur and Ellisville. So, here are the places you nominated as our finalists in this week's Food Fight. So the rest is in your hands now. You'll have till 5 p.m. Friday to vote for your favorite place for fried chicken. We'll announce the winner on Saturday. Don't forget: You …