Friday, November 25, 2011
We're interested to see who you think is the best Old Town business.
We’re kicking off our “Best of Florissant” series, and we need your help. We want to hear from readers about what you think is the best our town has to offer from businesses to parks to officials. Don’t see someone or something on the list that catches your eye? Tell us in comments who better deserves the honor and why. Throughout December, we’ll let you know what’s the best of the best. Our second category of the series follows the Old Town track. Which business is the best in Old Town Florissant? Simply vote for your favorite or nominate another.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
We want to hear where's the best place to get the first meal of the day.
We’re kicking off our “Best of Florissant” series, and we need your help. We want to hear from readers about what you think is the best our town has to offer from businesses to parks to officials. Don’t see someone or something on the list that catches your eye? Tell us in comments who better deserves the honor and why. Throughout December, we’ll let you know what’s the best of the best. Our third category of the series asks about the most important meal of the day. Which eatery has the best breakfast in Florissant? Simply vote for your favorite or nominate another.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
From the scrambled eggs to the French toast, the Florissant favorite garners a grade A brunch.
When my guest and I headed to this week's choice, I thought we would beat the church crowd at Hendel’s by showing up at a quarter to 10, but the indoor dining room was already packed. My brunch companion and I were still seated almost immediately at a table in the charming reclaimed front patio, which had once obviously been open to the air. Within 10 minutes, anyone walking in had a half hour or longer wait. Hendel’s looks like it was decorated by a tasteful grandmother with a weakness for country kitsch. There’s a lot of wicker and wrought iron, but they're tempered with nice expanses of exposed brick and fresh flowers on every table. The incredibly affordable Sunday brunch menu is divided between omelets, staff favorites and sandwiches…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Florissant offers several options to keep the helplessly in love busy on Feb. 14.
Florissant Patch runs a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and readers' picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Valentine’s Day can be a blessing or a curse. For those who don’t have to worry about chocolates, plans or roses, it’s just another day. For everyone else, it can be a day of ruin for those who don’t plan ahead. Fret not because Patch is here to help. Florissant …
Monday, January 10, 2011
A monthly date night keeps the parents' and kids' relationships well intact.
Someone I respect once said that, as parents, the best thing you can do for your kids is to love each other. I really took that advice to heart. There is so much uncertainty to knowing if how you are parenting your children is right, but when put that away, what you have to do as a parent seems so simple. Sometimes it is hard to know what exactly my children need from me. Is it tough love? Should I be strict and firm? Should I try to give them everything I didn’t have? And what works for my son might not always work for my daughter, but I know what it means to love my husband. While we still argue and disagree, at the end of the day (or sometimes the next morning after I’ve calmed down), my husband and I still say, “I love you.” Part of …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hendel's Market Cafe doesn't disappoint in flavor or experience.
Hendel's Market Café' and Piano Bar, nestled in Old Town Florissant is a not just a restaurant, it is an experience. In addition to the extraordinary menu, the restaurant's beautiful setting takes you into an era not of this time. While the restored building is historic, the extensive menu offers the chef's touch for today's savvy diner. In the 1870s, the original building served as an area market. That Hendel's stood the test of time by offering service, including fresh water for the customer's horses. Today, it exhibits that family pride in the carefully created menu and the dining experience while incorporating modern touches such as Wi-Fi. (Sorry, there's no water for the horses, anymore.) Hendel's Market Cafe has developed an …