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Top chefs to headline Taste of St. Louis – now in Chesterfield

A kick-off event for Taste of St. Louis gave those in attendance a taste of what’s to come when “the ultimate food experience” comes to the Chesterfield Amphitheater the weekend of Sept. 19-21. The event will open on Friday with “Tyler & Todd” Night featuring the Food Network’s Chef Tyler Florence flaunting his culinary talents and Big Head Todd and the Monsters providing the sounds. “Ace & The Urge” Night is slated for Saturday, when the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” Duff Goldman and The Urge, a local, high-energy band that’s been together most of the past 25 years, headline. ...

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Wing Ding to showcase local poultry-cooking talent

An upcoming chicken wing contest benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Heartland will put attendees’ taste buds to work. The 4th Annual St. Louis Wing Ding takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Queeny Park Greensfelder Complex. Over 20 local restaurants will be putting their best wing forward for a panel of 25 celebrity judges, including West Newsmagazine’s managing editor Kate Uptergrove. Judges will test the merits of the wings through blind taste-tests in a variety of categories including hottest, dry rub, specialty and traditional. Most of the wings presented for the judges also will be available for Wing ...

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Smoothie King offers nutrition on the go for ‘everyone who loves a delicious drink’

Getting a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables is as easy as ordering a delicious, refreshing drink  at Smoothie King. “We are smoothies with a purpose,” said Cherry Villegas, co-owner of the Cottleville and O’Fallon Smoothie King locations. “We have a variety of smoothies to meet your needs. Whether you need to get toned, recover faster from a workout or get enough energy to keep up with your kids, we have a smoothie for you.” Smoothie King also offers smoothies to help customers build muscle or slim down. Customers can add a muscle builder, which contains 100 percent pure Creatine ...

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Summer appetizers made easy

Looking for a few simple recipes to share at summer picnics and barbecues. When it comes to appetizers, local food blogger Vicki Amsinger (A Table at Robert Ridge) has a few ideas on keeping things simple and simply delicious. Here she shares a few favorite recipes and her thoughts on each.

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Wildwood Pub & Grill – a neighborhood favorite for more than just great food

Whether it’s a family dinner, a business meeting or a happy hour with friends, Wildwood Pub & Grill is the place to spend an evening out. Located at 17253 New College Road, near the intersection of Hwys. 109 and 100, Wildwood Pub & Grill offers a casual dining experience in a fun sports environment. Co-owned by Jeff Allee and Steve Lange, the 8,300-square-foot restaurant opened its doors six years ago and has been pleasing customers ever since. The family-friendly restaurant boasts a variety of menu items – from burgers and pizza to salads and wraps to pulled pork and baby ...

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