It was a busy week for the social-media-savvy St. Louis culinary industry, with lots of noteworthy news tidbits and happenings that caught our attention:
1. Pastaria Gives a Pizza-Box Sneak Peek
Pastaria, St. Louis chef/restaurateur Gerard Craft’s new Italian restaurant in Clayton, unveiled their adorable to-go pizza boxes - designed by St. Louis-based Atomicdust - on their Tumblr blog.
2. Sanctuaria Releases Aged Beer List
Calling all craft beer fans: Sanctuaria bar manager (and FEAST columnist) Matt Seiter announced on Facebook that The Grove hot spot has released it’s Aged Beer List: “Yes, we were able to hang on to these bad boys for over a year. The 2012 Aged List features the 2011 Matilda (bottled in January of 2011), Perennial Heart of Gold (bottled October 2011), and our very own Cathedral Square Holy Moly! (bottled May 2011). Time has mellowed these fantastic brews to a fine beverage. Come get them while supplies last!!!”
3. Pi Gets in on the Election
Pi Pizzeria held a politically themed giveaway on Twitter using Sqwid, a rewards application that integrates with social networks. The first 20 customers to respond received a free Election Pizza of their choice (Romney or Obama variety). The smartphone-only offer was closed within half an hour.
4. Ski Spreads its Reach
Fans of Ski soda, rejoice! Excel Bottling Company announced on its Facebook page that bottles and 12-pack cans will appear at all St. Louis and St. Charles county Dierbergs stores within the next two weeks.
5. Pint Size Bakery Gets an Unexpected Present
South City’s Pint Size Bakery posted a photo on Facebook (see pic at left as well) of a sweet gift - a table and chairs - that was anonymously dropped off at the grab-and-go bakery this week, where there’s no seating inside. Guess they have a secret admirer – or maybe that’s the power of cocoa nib-espresso brownies.