ICYMI: Itty Bitty News Bites
Mardi Gras Eats: In last week’s Table Talk, we mentioned several places in 417-land that are offering muffuletta sandwiches and other Cajun fare for Mardi Gras, so don’t forget to check back on that too. But we have some tasty tidbits to add this week as well. Go to Tea Bar & Bites today, where they are serving king cake and some cute little Mardi Gras–colored fleur de lis cookies. Just down the block, Sleepy Opossum Cafe has king cakes today too, and you can get them by the slice or as a whole cake—but act fast because they are limited and are first come, first served. SPLIT Social Kitchen has created a Mardi Gras pasta with linguini, shrimp, andouille, Cajun cream an veggies. If you make it over to Georgia Mac’s today, you can fill up on jambalaya and a seafood broil. And if you’re still in a festive mood on Friday, pop into Simply Delicious Catering’s Mardi Gras Dinner on Friday, February 24 at The Diamond Room. There will be live music from Barak Hill, plus plenty of tasty Cajun food.
Cookbook for a Cause: Springfieldian Kari Manzardo has written All in a Day: Recipes Inspired by Family, Friends and the Great Outdoors. If you buy it at Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes, Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar or Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, all of the proceeds are being donated to 4 the Love of K9s. If you purchase it at the meat counter at Harter House on Eastgate Avenue, proceeds benefit The Kitchen.
We Love a Good Booch: Wages Brewing Co. in West Plains had more than just beer on tap. They also make their own kombucha in a variety of rotating flavors, like blood orange, lemon-berry, hibiscus and more.
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight!: The Vineyard Market has some tasty events coming up, including tonight’s Cigar & Whiskey Tasting. It’s $60 and includes a new whiskey debut from Rossville Union
Movin’ on Up: If you love getting your dairy-free frozen faves from Sweet Emotion at their Springfield walk-up window, Sunday February 26 is your last day to do it. After that, they are closing their walk-up window and will soon be opening at a new location nearby on Walnut Street, in a space they’ll share with Whipped Cream & Other Delights (a vegan bakery offering sweet treats and breakfast fare like tacos and burritos). Their post announcing the change says they plan to be closed for just a few weeks before reopening in the new place. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!