As you approach the ornate 1916 building now known as Bevo Mill, you may notice two storks on the chimney. They aren't pausing en route to deliver twins—the stone birds were added as a good luck symbol in the German and Dutch tradition. When August A. Busch Sr. of Anheuser-Busch commissioned the structure in the years leading up to World War I, he sought to bring Europe's Flemish architecture and culture back to his native St. Louis. The historical building eventually closed its doors to the public, but in 2009, it reopened as Bevo Mill, an elegant events center that welcomes weddings, corporate gatherings, and other large-scale happenings.
Visitors can still watch the 60-foot-wide aluminum blades of the original windmill spin, and admire the exterior stucco walls’ multicolored stones, each hand-picked by Mr. Busch from his home farm. Brass chandeliers illuminate the main dining area, where vaulted cathedral ceilings curve down into arches whose bases are guarded by stone-carved gnomes. Local artisans restored the Mill Room's painted tile murals and ornate wooden beams, and the Oak Room's artisan glass and art deco light fixtures were meticulously repaired or stolen from Jay Gatsby's mansion.
In the kitchen, chefs prepare refined event menus and samplings of hors d'oeuvres such as flaky feuilletes, glazed pot stickers, quiches, and quesadillas. Buffets feature dishes as diverse as grilled Norwegian salmon, chicken roulades, and seasonal vegetable medleys. On Sundays, chefs prepare a brunch buffet that features dozens of internationally inspired recipes such as hardwood smoked bacon, belgian waffles, potato pancakes, and Hungarian-style sausage. Once a month, Bevo Mill holds an authentic German night, complete with live music and a German buffet.
After graduating from cake-decorating school in Basel, Switzerland, Karl Knodel immigrated to America and opened his own cakery in 1901. In the 109 years since then, his family members have inherited recipes for his signature baked delights and used them to continue delighting discerning St. Louis sweet teeth and winning acclaim from picky incisors far and wide. Knodel's cakes, which vary in price depending on design decadence, are available in flavors such as caramel fudge, strawberry shortcake, red velvet, and eternity. For handheld treats, there's a 1 lb. cookie box ($9.95) or individual decorated cookies ($0.65+). Cupcakes strut down tongue catwalks in a variety of edible outfits (individual cupcakes start at $0.80). Call no less than five days in advance for custom cakes.
Hacienda was founded in 1968 as one of the first Mexican restaurants in all of St. Louis. We are proud to offer a unique menu combining authentic Mexican fare with familiar favorites along with the best in service and one of the area's most unique and inviting atmospheres.
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Biggie's Restaurant, a local American bistro. No need to miss out on Biggie's Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Biggie's Restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Parents appreciate Biggie's Restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Biggie's Restaurant provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Biggie's Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. If you need to feed a big crowd, Biggie's Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Biggie's Restaurant patrons can find street parking at the Watson Rd location. If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner are stops at Watson Rd. @ Maurice Ave. (30), Watson Rd. @ Hancock Ave. (30), and Watson Rd. @ Fyler Ave. (30).
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Stellina Pasta Cafe in Saint Louis is known for its tasty eats. For conscientious eaters, Stellina Pasta Cafe has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Stellina Pasta Cafe delightful drink menu. Take the kids along too — Stellina Pasta Cafe is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Stellina Pasta Cafe easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Stellina Pasta Cafe has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Stellina Pasta Cafe's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. You can also have Stellina Pasta Cafe cater your next event.
Guests of Stellina Pasta Cafe's Watson Rd location can park their vehicles on the street.
Your tab at Stellina Pasta Cafe will usually run to about $30 per guest. Stellina Pasta Cafe accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
When founders J. Kim Tucci, Joseph A. Fresta, and John P. Ferrara first opened The Pasta House Co. in 1974, they wanted to elevate pasta to an art form. ?Some artists sculpt, some paint, and some sketch,? they write on the restaurant?s website. ?But, at The Pasta House Co., we create authentic Italian culinary delights.? A few of the locations even have giant, exhibition kitchens so you can watch as pizzas, pastas, and entrees come to life.
Naturally, The Pasta House Co.?s menu revolves around the Italian staple from which it gets its name. There are more than 25 varieties of pasta to choose from, including linguine with chicken livers and the signature lasagna, plus weekday specials such as stuffed manicotti. Meanwhile, the mangia bene menu?which translates to ?eat well? in Italian?showcases the more wholesome side of Italian eating, with dishes low in fat and calories that won?t peer pressure you to break curfew.