Table Talk: September 10–16

This week: Lucky Tiger Sandwich Co. announces its opening, Best of Luck Beer Hall's Oktoberfest, Bon Bon's Candy House's new space and more.

By Claire Porter

Sep 10 2019 at 10 a.m.

Sandwiches, chicken and tots from Lucky Tiger Sandwich Co.
Photos Courtesy Lucky Tiger Sandwich Co.Lucky Tiger Sandwich Co. opens Tuesday, September 17 with a menu of bahn mi, tater tots, fried chicken and more.
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Eye of the Tiger

The wait is almost over for Cody Smith’s (of City Butcher fame) new sandwich shop, Lucky Tiger Sandwich Co., to open. The restaurant, which is next door to City Butcher’s original South Campbell Avenue location, will open on Tuesday, September 17. Lucky Tiger’s menu includes fusion banh mi sandwiches made with proteins such as pork belly, Korean beef bulgogi, Japanese chicken karaage and even vegan falafel. American fusion sandwiches, like smash burgers and hot chicken sandwiches, and spiced tater tots and sides round out the offerings. Lucky Tiger is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prost in the Parking Lot 

Mourning the end of Mother’s Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest last weekend? Dry your tears because Best of Luck Beer Hall has announced its first Oktoberfest. On September 21, head to the Best of Luck parking lot for beer tasting from local breweries and regional names like Schlafly and Boulevard and food tents from Zayka Indian Cuisine, Greek Belly and Crave Cookie Dough. The event is free to attend and is for ages 21 and older only, but Best of Luck is serving brunch for all ages before Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How Sweet It Is

Beloved confectioner Bonnie Nolen and her namesake sweets shop, Bon Bon’s Candy House, has officially opened in the Brentwood Shopping Center. Among Bon Bon’s staple cadre of candies, chocolates, caramels and gummies, Nolen says she also plans to offer a new make-your-own chocolate bar set up so you can fully customize your sweet treat on the spot. 

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Crawlin’ for Caffeine 

Get your buzz on with the 2019 Coffee Crawl. Hosted by DreamIT MakeIT, the coffee crawl runs through September 21. Purchase a $15 punch card to get free drinks at shops such as Able Coffee & Provisions, Brick & Mortar Coffee, Cherry Picker Package x Fare, Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters, Mudhouse, Springtown Coffee and The Coffee Ethic. When you’re done crawlin’, head to Brick & Mortar on September 21 for a finale event and latte art competition.

Don’t Fight the Craving

Walnut Street’s cookie dough headquarters Crave Cookie Dough has opened the doors to its south side location on Republic Road. In addition to cookie dough, of course, Crave offers cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, baked cookies, milkshakes and, new to the permanent menu, puppy dough (a Fido-friendly treat for your hot diggity dawg).

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Passport to Pinotage

Wanting to stay on top of the latest wine trends? Put down your Oregonian pinot noir—it’s so last year—and swirl a glass of trendy South African wine at Cellar + Plate Wine Bar’s wine dinner. Highlighting wines from South African producers, this five-course meal includes five wines and takes place Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. Call 417-894-2003 to reserve your spot.

The Happiest Time of Night

Gather the girlfriends—new happy hour menus give you a great reason to unwind after work. Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, the former home of legendary happy hour haunt Touch Restaurant & Oyster Bar, has rolled out a menu of drink and appetizer specials including wagyu meatballs, mini steak sandwiches and oysters. Down the street, Whiskey Tango has also announced a new happy hour—including pork rinds, Reuben fritters and, of course, drink specials—leading up to its big first birthday bash Saturday night.