Table Talk: October 8–14
The Press Coffee & Juice Bar opens in Brentwood, Askinosie launches truffles, Springfield Brewing Co. wins an award and more foodie news.
By Claire Porter
Oct 08 2019 at 10 a.m.
Joining the slew of businesses migrating to the Brentwood Shopping Center, The Press Coffee & Juice Bar opened on Monday. The cafe and coffee shop, formerly located in Farmers Park, has developed a following for its healthful offerings of sandwiches, quiches, juices, smoothies and more. Although The Press is currently serving a limited menu of coffee, tea, pastries and macarons, owner Alice Oh says with the new larger space, she plans to have an extended breakfast and lunch menu focusing on Korean-Mexican flavors and also offer kombucha, wine, cold brew and lattes on tap.
How Sweet It Is
In yet another step toward becoming our local Willy Wonka empire, C-Street’s Askinosie Chocolate just launched Askinosie Small Batch Confections. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., the chocolate factory is offering handmade truffles, bonbons and confections using its direct trade chocolates created by the head chocolate maker. The bonbons are only available in the factory storefront as long as supplies last and come in single servings or eight-pack gift packages. Flavors rotate each week, but you can always expect the Signature Dark Chocolate Truffle, made with Tanzanian 72% dark chocolate, organic cream and Tanzanian cocoa powder.
Think (and Drink) Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and several local eateries are supporting the cause by donating to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
• At Cherry Picker Package + Fare, specialty gin cocktail, Kari’s Cruise Juice, honors the memory of Cherry Picker regular Kari Peddicord. For every Kari’s Cruise Juice sale, $1 goes to BCFO, and for every bottle of rosé sold in October, Cherry Picker will donate $2 to BCFO. To further support the cause, join Kari’s Cruise bike pub crawl taking place this Saturday with stops at Cherry Picker, Springfield Brewing Co. and Falstaff’s Local.
• At The Order, proceeds from select menu items through the month of October will be donated to BCFO. Ask your server for more information.
Tour de Taste
Farmers Park’s annual art show is October 19 and 20, and in its fifth year, expect plenty of flavor along with your visual feast. The weekend-long Pop-Up Tasting Tour includes appearances from Los Cabos Mexican Grill, Bub’s Distillery, Elkhart & The Robberson, Great Escape Beer Works, Davalon food truck, Progress, Simply Delicious Catering, Well Street Gourmet and Not’cho Ordinary Taco food truck. The art show includes booths and works available for purchase from 25 hand-picked artists. The event runs this Saturday and Sunday and is free with food, beverages, alcohol and artwork available for purchase.
Party at Progress
If you can’t wait until next week to party at Farmers Park, head to Progress this Friday and Saturday for the restaurant’s first-anniversary party. The two-day dinner party includes live music from 83 Skidoo, a complimentary glass of champagne and amuse bouche plus the full fall menu.
King of Beers
At the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, a 417-land beer was crowned victorious. Springfield Brewing Co.’s Bull Creek Brown Ale received a silver medal in the American-Style Brown Ale category, competing against 99 beers for the award. In the 13 years since SBC has entered the national competition, its Bull Creek Brown Ale has medaled twice, receiving a gold and a bronze medal.
Let’s Talk Tacos
If your taco Tuesday tends to bleed into the rest of the week, this news is for you. Team Taco is opening up on Mondays, meaning the tiny taco shop is now open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving street tacos, nachos, rice bowls and drinks whenever your spicy lil heart desires.
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