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Experience delectable dining, top-notch service of The Legends for a limited time

Looking for first class service and delectable dining as well as a great golf experience? Look no further than The Legends Country Club in Eureka. “From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave we will provide a top notch experience,” promised Andrew Shrensker, director of food and beverage. “Our staff genuinely cares about the club and its members.” The Legends Country Club is a private club that offers a variety of membership plans. However, from Jan. 18 to March 31, their fine dining is open to the public. “The primary focus of the dining facility ...

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Missouri ranked 3rd in love for green bean casserole

There are quite a few Thanksgiving side-dishes that can overshadow the turkey as the most-anticipated foodstuff of the holiday. Stuffing, mashed potatoes and buttered rolls are all popular, but Missourians may be a little partial to a side-dish with a little more green in it.

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Expansion brings Massa’s, Of Course! back to Town & Country

“Lots of people wanted us to come back to the area so we are,” said Jack Massa, co-owner of Massa’s Of Course!. Jack admitted that he had been searching for the right location around the Route 141/Town & Country area for awhile when the space at Woods Mill Center, 14312 South Outer Road, became available. Now, all that’s left to do is add the finishing touches to the new location. “We’re still hanging pictures and getting ready but we’re shooting for the first part of December to open,” Jack said. The franchise’s solid reputation has allowed its continued expansion since ...

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Dynamic duo of quality, taste fills plates at Yellowstone Café and Lazy River Grill

Quality and freshness are more than words to John Marciano. They’re a commitment and a guarantee that are given to every plate – and every customer – served at his Yellowstone Café and Lazy River Grill. “It’s all about the food and what we have to offer,” Marciano said. “Everything begins with quality and freshness. You have to start with quality if you want high quality on the table.” Yellowstone and Lazy River specialize in sourcing the highest quality fish, beef, chicken and pork on the market. Once it’s delivered, the expertly trained staff at each location oversees to its ...

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Chesterfield-based Balaban’s serves award-winning wines, catering and more

Recognized as an up-and-coming caterer by the St. Louis Business Journal, Balaban’s, led by managing partner Brian Underwood, has realized a growth in its catering operation of 1,000 percent over the last two years. Underwood saw the demand for catering after Balaban’s, a staple on the St. Louis dining scene in the Central West End from 1972 until 2006, reopened five years ago in Chesterfield. By 2012, Underwood had spearheaded the move to nearly double the restaurant and wine store’s footprint by adding a private Wine Room, which seats eight and houses the Library Wines from the original Café Balaban ...

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From brisket to shrimp: it’s all great on the grill

Great barbeque starts with a great recipe. These recipes, for a succulent beef brisket and a creamy bourbon shrimp, are provided courtesy of extraordinarybbq.com, a website owned by Kevin Haberberger, St. Louis BBQ Society member, co-host of the Pitmasters Radio Network and captain of the SLABS ‘a Smokin’ barbeque team.  Supplies and equipment can be purchased at St. Louis Home Fires, located at 15053 Manchester Road in Ballwin.   Beautiful Brisket Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 5 hours Ingredients Your favorite beef or all-purpose rub 1 cup beef broth 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup beer 1/8 cup soy ...

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Massa’s offers a trio of locations for good food and fun – of course!

Reputation. It’s central to a restaurant’s success, especially those restaurants that operate multiple locations. Massa’s, Of Course! is such an operation. Its stellar reputation has allowed the brand to flourish from Ballwin to its two St. Charles locations at Winghaven and New Town. “Good people, good food and atmosphere is what keeps brining people back, – no matter where they are,” said Jack Massa, who established Massa’s, Of Course! with his brother Bill. “Each Massa’s location is a little different – of course,” Jack said. “Each place has its own personality. While the menus may be a little different, the ...

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Big Chief brings food fresh from the backyard garden to the table

When Stephanie Mulholland, co-owner of the Historic Big Chief,decided to grow her business, she did so literally. Mulholland planted a garden behind the restaurant to save money and to add garden freshness to Big Chief’s menu. She calls gardening her second passion. “The thought came when I was doing invoicing and realized I had spent over $100 in fresh basil in one month. That’s when I decided I could grow my own basil for about $1,” Mulholland said. After two growing seasons Mulholland now plants five different types of basil along with an array of produce, from spring/summer crops such ...

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Taste of St. Louis serves as test for Wildwood resident’s ‘green’ generator

When the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis sets up for the first time in Chesterfield on Sept. 19, festival organizers will be counting on a 4- by 4-foot green generator to power the entire Art & Wine Walk area – 35 artist booths in a 150- by 300-foot space. The generator, known as the EverGreen, was developed by Wildwood resident Chuck Justus. He touts the generator’s benefits as low emission, compact and quiet. Mike Kociela, co-director of Budweiser Taste of St. Louis and longtime friend to Justus, said the upcoming festival will be a test for the EverGreen, but he’s ...

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